Primal Instinct (Bodyguard #2) by Tara Wyatt #mf #review @taradwyatt

Primal Instinct


The first time he lays eyes on Taylor Ross in a bar, Colt Priestley does something few men would dare to do. He approaches the world-famous singer, shamelessly flirts with her, and gives her a night in his bed that neither of them will soon forget.

When Taylor’s record label hires a bodyguard to keep tabs on the out-of-control rocker, she’s less than thrilled to find it’s her off-the-charts one-night stand who shows up for the job. She’s terrified of letting herself fall for the damaged ex-Army Ranger, and she’s determined to push him away. Yet every moment they’re together simmers with tension. As the danger from an obsessed stalker mounts, Taylor and Colt are tempted to cross that line again-baring their hearts and souls as well as their bodies-and there’s no telling how hot this song will get.addtogoodreads_zps55cd15da16Kim Talks TomesTAG

As book two in the author’s Bodyguards series, Primal Instinct is just as well done as the first book. This story features Taylor Ross, a rock/pop phenomenon who is the best friend of Sierra, the heroine from the first book.  Taylor has been getting into some trouble lately which causes her record label to hire a full time bodyguard for her. How ironic that one of the bodyguards that has been hired is Colt, her one night stand who she felt more than just lust for. Colt, also, felt a strong connection to Taylor during their night of passion and is happy to reconnect with the talented and sexy beauty. But, neither of them feels worthy of love or commitment from anyone because of past hurts.

Taylor is a strong, sexy, raunchy, tell it like it is kind of character who isn’t afraid to act like the strong rocker chick. But, deep down, she is vulnerable and scared and feels unworthy of being loved for the long term. She had a relationship going with a body guard who works with her best friend’s boyfriend, but that fizzled and left Taylor hurt and looking for ways to forget him. Colt has also been hurt, but his hurt happened on the battlefield where he witnessed something awful which caused severe PTSD and nightmares for the former soldier. He won’t talk about it with anyone and looks for ways to numb the pain and stop the dreams. Until Taylor.

These characters have such an intense chemistry together. Yes, this book is raunchy and smexy, but it fits the characterization and storyline. There is a lot of intense suspenseful action going on throughout the book, something neither of the characters were prepared to fight against. A crazy/dangerous father, a psychotic fan, and then their own demons each present themselves as a roadblock to happiness for Colt and Taylor.

While this is the second book in a series, it can easily be read as a stand-alone.  Tara Wyatt has just been added to my must buy list of authors because she continues to write amazing suspenseful stories that keep me engrossed and wanting more! Kudos, Ms. Wyatt!


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