Forever Alexa

Book Four In The Bodyguards Of L.A. County Series

Romance - Suspense
448 Pages
Reviewed on 09/10/2013
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Author Biography

International bestselling author Cate Beauman is known for her full-length, action-packed romantic suspense series, The Bodyguards of L.A. County. Her novels have been nominated for the National Excellence in Romance Fiction Award, National Indie Excellence Award, Golden Quill Award, Writers Touch Award, and have been named Readers Favorite Five Star books. In 2015 JUSTICE FOR ABBY was selected as the Readers' Favorite International Book Award Gold Medalist, while SAVING SOPHIE took the Silver Medal in the same contest, both books in the Romantic Suspense category. SAVING SOPHIE was also selected as the 2015 Readers Crown Award winner for Romantic Suspense and FALLING FOR SARAH received the silver medal for the 2014 Readers' Favorite Awards.

Cate makes her home in North Carolina with her husband, two boys, and their St. Bernards, Bear and Jack.

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    Book Review

Reviewed by Natasha Jackson for Readers' Favorite

Abby and Alexa had a rough childhood but they managed to survive it and learn to rely on each other, with Alexa the level-headed one and Abby the free spirit. But years later, single mom Alexa is preparing to enjoy an uneventful summer break when her sister is literally taken from her by masked men requesting more money than she can ever hope to have. There is one person who is more than qualified to help Alexa get her sister back, but he also happens to be her one true love and the father of her daughter Olivia. With no other choice, Alexa heads to Los Angeles with her daughter in tow to see if Jackson Matthews can, and will, offer his expertise. Alexa and Jack reunite and that is when the sparks fly and the action really begins in Cate Beauman’s Forever Alexa.

Forever Alexa is a complex tale of long lost love, intrigue, and the secrets we keep. As Jackson and Alexa try to ignore the spark of attraction that has never faded, they must also navigate through a seedy underworld to find Abby before it is too late. Cate Beauman does a great job of building up suspense and showing us the tension between the main characters and breaking it up with the almost too adorable Olivia. The one problem I have is that Alexa is difficult to like. She attempts to insert herself into the investigation, at her and her daughter’s peril, when she has highly trained professionals on the job. At times I just wanted to shake some sense into her, but to Beauman’s credit it added a heightened sense of mystery and intrigue to the story. By the time you reach the end, a stiff drink will be needed to get your heart rate back to normal!