Author: Barbara Elsborg
Cover Artist: Lou Harper
Rating: 5.00 of 5 Stars
Keeping an eye on his charge isn’t easy. Keeping his hands off? Impossible…
It took attending his own funeral to force Logan to accept a new life as an undercover MI6 agent. That doesn’t make his latest assignment any less aggravating. Babysitting a Russian pop star with delusions that someone’s trying to kill him.
Other than an inexplicable attraction Logan ruthlessly suppresses, he couldn’t have less in common with the irritating, arrogant rich kid. He’s even prepared to walk away—until very real bullets start flying.
After his mother’s death, Zak Kochenkov’s life unravels in an impenetrable haze of grief, drugs and alcohol—until one bodyguard candidate stands out. Except his hopes of having some fun with that guard’s body evaporate when he realizes Logan is buttoned up tighter than a clam.
The first thing Logan learns is that his charge won’t do as he’s told. And there’s some secret behind his haunted eyes that shakes Logan’s resolve to keep him at arm’s length. Because he knows if he lets passion close his eyes, that’s when danger will find them both…
Josie Goodreads’s View:
Every Move He Makes by Barbara Elsborg is one of the best books I’ve read, and I don’t say that lightly, it’s full of angst, tortured characters, and a fast paced plot with plenty of action and humor that takes us from the streets of London to the snowy hillsides of Scotland. I was gripped, I couldn’t put it down, and I didn’t want it to end.
Josh McKenna wakes up from the dead to find he doesn’t recognize himself in the mirror anymore. Beaten almost to death on an undercover assignment he has a new face and a new identity, Logan. Always a loner due to his work, now he really is, after all he’s lost his family, now he has only the determination to ensure the man who betrayed him doesn’t get away with it to sustain him, and he is angry and bitter. Josh just wants to walk away from M16 but he can’t, he hasn’t anywhere else to go. Josh’s first assignment as ‘Logan’ is as a bodyguard to Zak Kochenkov, a Russian businessman’s son.
Zak is spoilt, selfish and arrogant, a former Russian pop star he now lives a life of drugs, drink and lies. He’s haunted by his mother’s death, a death he feels responsible for, so basically he’s a mess.
Zak doesn’t want a bodyguard and Logan doesn’t want to be one. The two men clash from the very beginning like Fire and Ice. Can Logan keep Zak safe, or will he end up killing him himself?
Put the two men together and you have chemistry that just explodes off the page, not just sexual chemistry but humor and banter, they get on, deep down they actually get each other. Both men are haunted by their past, by childhoods that left them damaged and vulnerable and it shows.
The book is funny too, Barbara Elsborg has a way of writing characters that’s 3 dimensional, she makes them real, giving us characters we grow to love. We want them to open up to each other, we want them to find happiness, we despair over the time it takes for Logan to open up and we cheer when he does.
As the hit men close in on the pair can they both find what they need, and can Logan keep them alive long enough to cement what they do find.
This is the second book I’ve read by Barbara Elsborg and my only regret is that I can only find one more MM book. She writes a lot in the F/M genre but, so far, not so much in the MM, but I’ll certainly devour anything she does write in this genre and live in hope for more.
If you haven’t picked up a Barbara Elsborg book yet you really should, it’s an experience you need to have.
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