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Saints Protection & Investigation
A private investigation business, pulling together men from the CIA, FBI, ATF, DEA, Border Patrol, SEALs, and police, devoted to the missions that no one else wanted or could solve.
Nick Stone - a stoic, dedicated FBI agent. His life was neat and orderly, just the way he liked it. Bayley Hanssen - a vivacious romance novelist and bookstore owner, thrived on chaos.
When the two collided when he was on a stakeout, she turned his life upside down. Disenchanted with the political posturing of his superiors, the lure of working for the Saints became a reality, as he discovered life with the fun-loving Bayley was just what he needed.
When human traffickers struck close to home, Nick and the Saints fought to keep Bayley safe.
****Due to scenes of an explicit sexual nature and language that some consider crude, please be warned - for 18+ only! If you do not like alphas with heart who fall instantly in love with strong female characters while dealing with real life issues...again be warned!!*****
Sassy meets Stoic
Nick Stone, a FBI agent, first stumbles onto Bayley when working undercover in a dive bar. While staking out the place, Bayley strikes up a very one-sided conversation with Nick. Although she has him pegged as some sort of "police", he neither confirms or denies. As Bayley continues babbling, she admits she's there doing research for a novel she's writing. Nick's intrigued by Bayley, but walks her to her car and doesn't think he'll ever see her again....
It turns out Bayley's research has put her in the crosshairs of a human trafficking ring. At the same time, Nick finds out a young woman was kidnapped from the same bar where he and Bayley met. He knows he needs to find Bayley to see if she inadvertently took pictures of anything that may help with his case. Bayley gladly gives Nick her phone, but is later accosted outside her bookstore for the phone. Bayley narrowly escapes, hurries home and calls Nick. When Nick goes to check on Bayley, they are surprised by a visit from Blaise--Bayley's brother and a member of Saints Protection. Bayley and Nick fill Blaise in on the situation and the Saints join in to keep Bayley safe. Nick also begins to question his future with the FBI.
I've read and reviewed several Mary Ann Jordan novels and I have to say this was the best one yet!!! Celebrating Love was very well written with captivating, believable storylines and characters. The suspense and late twist kept me reading well into the night. Bayley's quirkiness, endless chatter, sassiness was utterly adorable!!! I loved how she brought out the best in Nick, broking through his emotional walls. Even Nick's great uncle and his girlfriend were a hoot! I highly recommend this novel. I read a gifted copy and all opinions stated are my own.
Suspense, Sweet Romance, and Heat
I adored Celebrating Love, the 11th book in the Saints Protection & Investigation Series. Each book is written as a standalone but the characters from previous books make appearances and all books are so good and not to be skipped!
“For giving you to me. All of you for all of me."
We met Nick Stone, a 'by-the-books' FBI agent, in previous books of this series. He keeps his life in order by keeping order in his life. He is ready for some change and considers taking the Saints offer of a position with them. Hayley and her cat, Mr. Lickers, swoop in like a whirlwind and give him what he never knew he needed and wanted.
"The greatest joy is flying off into the star-filled night sky, into the unknown."
Celebrating Love is a great blend of suspense, sweet romance, and heat. Maryann Jordan gives us an amazing swoony hero and such a strong heroine.
“Easiest way to find love, my boy. Just let go and celebrate the season of love wherever it finds you.”
As I read each book in this series they become my new favorite. I think I now have 11 favorite books in this series!!
Energizer bunny meets stoic man. Will sparks fly? Bayley absolutely takes Nick by storm as he tries to balance his life with hers while also trying to protect her from the evil man who wants her.
Maryann has created a heroine who keeps you and the hero guessing as to what she will say or do next. That in itself will keep you turning the pages. The suspense keeps you holding your breath until the very end. In my opinion more than 5🌟