Saving Sophie - Cate Beauman (Book Review)
(The Bodyguards Of L.A. County #7)
Author: Cate Beauman
She escapes and starts a job in L.A., bidding time till she can get back to her passion, Jewelry designing.
Stone McCabe, another one of the great guys working at Ethan Cooke Security, drops her back from work one rainy night.
What follows is a story that helps Sophie find her cozy place in this big, bad world.
Sophie's fear versus her enduring strength; Sophie's and Stone's friendship versus their trust issues; their growing attraction versus the refusal to acknowledge the truth of it... each of these feelings are felt vehemently while reading Cate Beauman's Saving Sophie.
Saving Sophie is dedicated 'To the courageous'. As Sophie's dread is felt through the words, so is her courage.
My second book by Cate Beauman and this series, Saving Sophie also is not a typical love story, hurrying through 'boy meets girl and they live happily ever after'. It could so easily have read like a 'damsel in distress' book, what with the 'bodyguards' finding another female to help out of her problems. But it doesn't.
As I said before, the story is about courage, not about distress or weakness.
Another book by Cate Beauman that I enjoyed, Saving Sophie is an emotionally potent treat.
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I received a free copy of this book in exchange of an honest review.
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About the Book
Jewelry designer Sophie Burke has fled Maine for the anonymity of the big city. She’s starting over with a job she tolerates and a grungy motel room she calls home on the wrong side of town, but anything is better than the nightmare she left behind.
Stone McCabe is Ethan Cooke Security’s brooding bad boy more interested in keeping to himself than anything else—until the gorgeous blond with haunted violet eyes catches his attention late one rainy night.
Stone reluctantly gives Sophie a hand only to quickly realize that the shy beauty with the soft voice and pretty smile has something to hide. Tangled up in her secrets, Stone offers Sophie a solution that has the potential to free her from her problems once and for all—or jeopardize both of their lives.
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About the author
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. 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. Currently, Cate is working on Deceiving Bella, the eleventh novel in her popular Bodyguards series.