by Janet Elizabeth Henderson
(Benson Security, #5)
Publication date: April 23rd 2020
Genres: Adult, Thriller
Rachel Ford-Talbot has nothing to do with her family or their pharmaceutical business. And she likes it that way. As one of four partners who own an internationally renowned security business, Rachel prefers to leave her past, with all its secrets, deeply buried.
But when a series of thefts reveal that the family business is being targeted for industrial espionage, her father begs Rachel to investigate. His illness makes it hard for her to refuse, but Rachel wonders if he truly understands what he’s unleashing on his company. Because she isn’t the same bright-eyed graduate that walked through their doors years earlier. Now, she’s strong, powerful, and somewhat terrifying. A woman who doesn’t suffer fools lightly and who is afraid of nothing.
She also isn’t alone.
This time, she has the might and expertise of Benson Security at her back. And an ex-CIA agent at her side—because Michael “Harvard” Carter has appointed himself her bodyguard for the duration. Even though Rachel doesn’t need, or want, the annoyingly sexy man’s help. But while the world sees a first-class bitch when they look at her, Michael sees only someone who intrigues him. Which makes him the biggest threat of all.
***This is a standalone novel. You don’t have to have read any of my other books to enjoy it.***
Ice Queen finds her King Consort
I did not expect to adore Rachel Ford-Talbot!!
You discover that part of her past that formed her hard shell.
She’s been the icy, cold, snobbish b*tch in the previous books that you could end up hating but there have been glimmers of more.
And I’d be an ice queen too had I woken up with no memory of what happened to me, with nothing but pictures and a threat. Her entire future changed in one night.
And how could she be completely horrid if Harry likes her? There is so much more to her. She knows who everyone thinks she is. But the people who surround her love her anyway because they know her.
And Harvard…Michael Carter…he finds her fascinating and he is determined to not only get to the bottom of the problem her family has tasked them with solving but also finding his way past the wall Rachel has erected around herself.
Rachel has been hiding a huge secret from her family and friends. She’s borne this secret mostly alone. She finally realizes this group of people who surround her have her back. And she is not alone.
She went through one of the worst things that can happen to a woman by herself. And that it was done to her with the aid of drugs her own family’s company makes made it even worse. And her team (and her family) shows her that she isn’t alone anymore. Even when it seems things are at their most dire.
I have loved all of the Invertary and Benson books and this one was no different. But I think I may have loved it even more because Rachel was simply amazing in her strength. And Harvard is the perfect man for her…and the mystery.
I love that there is humor, mystery, passion, friendship, family (both real and by choice), and lots of feels in these books. I love this bookiverse.
Janet is a Scot who moved to New Zealand fifteen years ago. Among other things, she’s been an artist, a teacher, a security guard at a castle, a magazine editor, and a cleaner in a drop in center for drug addicts (NOT the best job!). She now writes full-time and is working on her 19th book. Her books have won several awards, including the Daphne du Maurier award for excellence in mystery and suspense. When she isn’t living in her head, she raises two kids, one husband, and several random animals. She survives on chocolate and caffeine.