I love the way S.M West writes Two books down and I enjoy the way she blends suspense, romance and so much angst in her stories The road to happily ever after isn t easy for these characters but it is definitely entertaining.For much of this book, I was lost Not gonna lie I think a lot of the backstory was established in Anna s brother s book, BLUE, and so many things went over my head This may have contributed to my impatience with Anna I get that she was supposed to be sheltered, but was she also lacking in anything related to modern knowledge It wasn t like she was never around other people, so unless she was the most unobservant person EVER, wouldn t she have some basic know how of the world she lived in She came of immature, irrational, and talk than anything else While everyone was working to protect her from her inevitable servitude, she kept saying she was just going to give in to her grandfather s demands She kept putting herself in harm s way as if she had the training that all of these ex military and ex lawmen had in spades So frustrating As for Coop, he was a tough nut to crack but I did like him He wasn t the greatest guy, but at least he was honest Gotta respect that I wasn t sold on their romance or eventual love, but I did have fun watching the development of their relationship I m looking forward to Max s story The fine doctor has a story to tell and I can t wait to read it Release Feb 28, 2018 Genre Romantic Suspense POV Dual 1st person Heat 3 out of 5 Standalone Love in Color 3 US 3.75 stars Green , the third book in Love in Color series revolves around the hidden and forbidden attraction between Davis Coop Cooper a retired FBI agent now working for a private firm that specializes in security protection and Gianna Anna Mari , a 25 year old half sister of Evan Hart, who also owns the mentioned private firm and she s in need of protection from her mobster grandfather Franco, who has his own hidden agenda of using Anna to secure the alliances at his own gain.The task to watch over Anna goes to Coop, who is brash and almost rude in his appearances and actions towards Anna, and he treats her as a kid, emphasizing their huge age difference of 12 years between them, while he actually tries to fight off the sullen attraction he feels towards her, She s the kind of beauty that sneaks up on you, until one day, she s all you can see. and the fact that she s his boss s little sister only intensifies the forbidden off limits rule.But Anna has had enough of being sheltered, as she s been all her life, hidden away, brought up without friends and any interaction, and no solid notion of anything wordly, she s eager to break that bond, she wants to experience all and she wants to take charge of her own life, for once and for all, and that, not only, includes her somewhat reckless actions of endangering her own life and putting herself at risk from Franco s men, I m tired of having no control, of life happening to me because of decisions made by dangerous men For once, I wanted to take things into my own hands. but also her growing affection towards the broody, huge hunk of a man who s so reluctant to be around her, physicallyuntil she pushes the final straw of his self controlBut then it all goes to bust, when Anna finds out the details concerning in keeping her safe, all the feels Anna got overwhelmed with get questioned over and over again, BUT it s gonna be up to Coop to prove her otherwiseby also proving himself that she s the one he s been waiting for, and that she s the one that will erase the bitter experience of betrayal of love, in his life so far I never believed I d have this Any of this.This is just the beginning A wonderful new beginning We have years to grow together, love together, and be together. SM West , soon grew to be a well known writer of suspenseful tempting stories, ever since her first debut Blue Love in Color 1 , which remains my very fave , thus far , and she always brings something new to the mix, every book shows off her craft of flawless writing style, but in this story I have to say that, for me, there was a lack of emotional connection between two main characters despite of the sizzling, steamy anticipating and tempting attraction, I just didn t feel the wanted emotion and that still stays my main remark The action sequences were solid, paced well and timing of them was tempered accordingly BUT at times I did find certain characters actions a bit unclear and awkwardly presented in the concerning the explanatory segments of the plot I was asking myself why would that be the righteous cause of action LOL, anyway, all in all, SM West is the author to watch out for in your future treasure book hunting wink ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest review LIVE All my life men have tried to force me to be the victim, and I m tired of it I m going to fight every step of the way, until my last breath Green is the third book in the Love in Color series While technically you can read it as a standalone, I strongly advise to read at least Blue first You meet most of the characters in the previous and certain actions are happening you need to be aware of If you don t have the time, it s also fine SM West always does a wonderful job reminding us what happened before and I find myself always remembering what was important in the previous book so I m not lost It s save to say I ve loved Green To me the best in the series The way the story grows, the way Coop Anna fall for each other, the way it ends Marvelous I couldn t imagine it in a better way.I see SM West s writing grow with each books she writes, with each story she tells Her style is detailed and you can feel the different emotions going through the characters minds What was even complicated in here was the fact Coop Anna are quite the opposite They have an age gap, they don t have the same background, they didn t even like each other Anna has always been kept away her whole life and she is now resolved to live her life She s aware she s in danger but she doesn t want to be kept in the dark Coop is an hurt man after his fiance cheated on him Keeping an eye on Anna is the last thing he wants to do The attraction was a delicious pull and push yes in that order Their love is far from a winning game and it was refreshing to have some resistance You like it That s got nothing to do with this You couldn t handle me I d shattered you into so many tiny pieces, you d never be whole again without me Oh my God, cocky much How big is your ego Girl, you don t know the half of it Then show me This is not a flower chocolate type of read The Love in Color series never was It s a romantic suspense and you get surprises along the way The twist and turns I didn t see coming keep me hooked to the story and I can t wait to read in the next book There were certain side characters I m very interested in as well wink wink I voluntary beta read a copy of this book provided by the author Green The Color Of HopeNA MARI Is Living For Today, Not Daring To Hope For Tomorrow She S A Pawn In Her Grandfather S Game, And Time Is Her Enemy Her Freedom Is The Prize DAVIS COOPER Is Licking His Wounds Of Betrayal When He S Assigned To Babysit His Boss S Sister The Pretty Little Thing Who S Most Definitely Off LimitsThough They Struggle To Set Boundaries, The Root Of Their Friendship Grows Into Something But None Of That Matters Anna S Fate Is Sealed And Neither Hope Nor Love Can Save Her GREEN IS LIVE US CA UK AU book is a page turner It leads the reader on an unexpected journey from danger, heartache, and hopelessness, to a wonderful place of acceptance and love.At first, the main characters seem like they couldn t be farther apart, but when they re forced into each other s company, that divide quickly narrows Coop and Anna are an unexpected, yet fabulous pair Personally, I enjoyed watching Anna s growth and discovery of herself, even when the action became unbearably tense and I was yelling at my Kindle for her to run back to safety Coop drove me crazy, but in a good way I Cannot wait for from the Love In Color series This book is a complete stand alone. Green is the 3d installment in the Love In Color series.It follows the story of Anna Evan s sister and Coop whom we first met in Red.I m rather conflicted as how to rate it because although I love SM West writing style, I didn t like the story that much.Anna has been sheltered by her mafia family since her tragic birth Now free of her grand father, her freedom tastes bittersweet since the least of her moves is monitored by her brother and his team, and her grand father who is still lurking around, in the attempt to use her to assess his power in the mob.Coop, ex FBI, and Evan s employee, has nothing in common with her 12 years her senior, he got hurt by his ex girlfriend and is a true manwhore when it comes to women Broody and cold, sometimes a class A asshole, he wants nothing to do with his new job assignment, Anna I enjoyed that Anna and Coop s relationship evolved slowly, form hate to desire to But I totally disliked Coop s bad habit of leaving whenever he loses control I find it utterly immature and tiring One step ahead, three steps back, I had that urge to slap him behind the head all along Anna, on the contrary is described as shy and immature, and I discovered instead a fierce woman, strong and trying to get the control on her life, that she never had before I loved her Did she make the wisest choices and decisions, hell, no but she tried It was reckless but despair would do that to you, right Her brother and his team suffocated her during the whole story, excluding her from the decisions that concerned her life And what decisions These men could be so frustrating They treated her like a child, and after complained she acted like one Hu uh, we have a problem here..All in all I enjoyed the book but not as much as Red and Blue I ll definitely read of this series because the family and friendship the author created is amazing, I like the sweet moments they bring out, and most if all I love her strong and feisty heroinesI VOLUNTARILY REVIEWED AN ARC COPY OF THIS BOOK THANK YOU RATING 4 HEARTS I am having a bit of a hard time getting over the fact that I read this in 1 day This is a book that you wish never ended Just combine everyone s stories together I want , no, I NEED Now This story combines danger, suspense and just pure hotness Such a great story Anna and Coop are thrust together due to circumstance Coop tries to fight his attraction, while Anna wants to be allowed to grow up Her big brother Evan has other ideas Plenty of action, plot twists and great chemistry, there were with times when I wanted to kick Coop between the legs but he always managed to win me over again Definitely recommend if you are looking for an action packed love story I received an ARC of this book.
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