Review: Man of the Month 8: Shake It Up
Shake It Up by J. Kenner is the eighth book in her new 12 book Man of the Month series. Told in dual POV this is the story of Landon and Taylor, the broody detective and the damsel in distress.
Taylor's life is in danger. That much is clear. When Brent, her boss at The Fix, enlists the help of his detective friend, Landon, to watch over her while he is on vacation, he doesn't realize that the attraction between them will reach explosive levels.
Landon tries to keep his distance from this beautiful woman, but being forced together under the circumstances doesn't allow him the distance he might ned to quell his desires. Despite his best efforts, the two of them begin to fall for one another. But danger is still looming close and it's now up to Landon to end Taylor's problems, once and for all.
Well-written and well-paced, this was another great read and I'm excited with how each of the upcoming characters are gently weaved into the plots in earlier stories without being obtrusive to the current story. Enjoy!
Sexy, suspenseful fun
Another sexy ‘Man of the Month,’ this one carries a badge. Taylor finds herself in trouble, she seems to have a stalker but her worst fear is that this is someone from her past that has found her. She has deep secrets that she has never shared with her friends in Austin. She enlists Brent’s help who pulls in Landon, the sexy police officer that grabs Taylor’s attention every time he is at The Fix. Landon is happy to help Taylor with her stalker however, he’s not sure he can keep his distance even though he doesn’t believe in relationships. As they unravel the mystery, will they unravel their hearts too?
Shake It Up was a very nice addition to the series...
Shake It Up by J. Kenner is Man of the Month series, Book 8. From the moment that Taylor D'Angelo and Landon Ware ran into each other, literally, there was an immediate attraction. Problem is, neither thinks they are right for the other person. Taylor is finishing up her degree and helping out with the Man of the Month contest at The Fix on Sixth but when threatening notes start to appear she is worried that she has picked up a stalker from one of her classes, or worse someone from her past come back to haunt her.
When Landon finds out that Taylor is in trouble he will stop at nothing to protect her and since he is a cop, he's pretty good at that sort of thing. Once they actually talk to each other its not long before the walls that each had put up to keep thoughts of the other out of their mind breaks down and something more grows, hot and fast, between them. These characters have deep wounds from their history but once they taste each other they know it's different and worth fighting for.
I liked how while each had valid self doubts it was not something that was dragged out or forced to be something that divided them. Learning more about Landon and Taylor's characters after seeing them in other books was nice and at this point the cast of characters that has been built in this series is vast, diverse, fun and romantic.
Overall I like all the books that J. Kenner has written in this series and Shake It Up was a very nice addition.
(I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book I received for free from the publisher in exchange for my open and honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.)
Well, Hello Mr. August!!
I love this series!
Not only does this one have steam, but there's mystery and danger too!
Taylor thought she had finally put her past behind her. No way HE would find her again. Creepy notes and photos, vandalism to her car, and a feeling that she's being watch all point to how wrong she is.
Landon Ware is one of Austin's finest and now he's been asked to keep her safe until they can find the man behind all of this. Landon will find him and make sure that he never comes near Taylor again. Landon is drawn to her, despite their decade age difference. But in matters of the heart, age is no barrier.
These two are off the charts steamy!!
Can't wait for Mr. September!!
A quick sexy must read!
This book was sexy, sweet, and had me on the edge of my seat with the suspense aspects!! These two were perfect together, and loved the alpha side that came out in Landon when it came to Taylor. The twists and turns were awesome, and what a ride it was when everything finally came to a head. A quick read that I would definitely recommend!
Suspense and Steam for Mr. August
By Fairest Reviews
Shake It Up – that’s exactly what J. Kenner does with the 8th installment of her Man of the Month series because Landon and Taylor’s story is romantic suspense unlike the previous books, but readers need not worry about anything else being ‘shook up’ because Kenner still gives her readers a quick and dirty read and definitely leaves them satisfied;)
Mr. August is a police officer turned body guard who volunteers to protect a woman who he has been attracted to since the first time they met, which means this may be the best thing for him or the worst, considering he’s supposed to ‘guard’ her body not give into the desire to own her body and soul.
Readers can guess how well Landon fights his attraction to Taylor while they’re constantly in close proximity to each other, but even though he does cross the line, it’s clear that Landon and Taylor share an intense connection that they both want to explore, so even though she’s eleven years younger than him and is being stalked by an extremely dangerous man from her past, they can’t get enough of one another
Readers familiar with the Man of the Month series will already have some knowledge of who Taylor is, but it’s not until Shake It Up that we learn about her past and the bad things that were supposed to be behind her. I definitely think that because Taylor is a familiar face that her and Landon’s story will have readers even more invested in the plot line and Taylor’s safety and the added suspense and the anticipation of the stalker striking also will keep readers’ interest and have them anxiously turning the pages to find out what happens with both Landon and Taylor’s relationship as well as the outcome of a very dangerous situation.
8 men have been selected for the calendar to help raise money for The Fix, which means we’re down 4, and I, for one, can’t wait to see who graces the other months of the year and who J. Kenner puts in these men’s path to shake up their lives as well as their hearts.
4 Poison Apples (The Fairest of All Book Reviews
Seventh book is great.
This is the seventh book in the Man of The Month series. Landon and Taylor are so right for each other. They are hot and sexy just add some drama and you have a great read. This is a must read. The book is a fast read too.
Another enjoyable Man of the Month read!
Whew! This book was action packed and had me on the edge of my seat! I knew it would be a HEA, but the threat behind Taylor was enough to make me nervous! I was lost in Landon and Taylor's story! I enjoyed how life brought them together and their chemistry was combustible! I enjoyed the way the reader (and Landon) are slowly clued into what happened in Taylor's past. I liked how Landon wanted to protect her and the safety he offered her. I enjoyed how Taylor let herself trust Landon and fall for him. All-around enjoyable read!
Just when you thought Man of the Month couldn’t get any better, Landon and Taylor’s arrive.
Wow!! Landon is a man every woman would want, strong, gorgeous and a cop. Taylor is a woman who has gone through a lot and came up strong. You cannot help being pulled into their story from the moment you start.
A FANTASTIC story you will not want to put down.
Really great read
I thought this had a little bit of Shake It Up written all over it but it worked. The stalking. It was a bit like hind site.
Anyhoo. This was a good read. I enjoyed the "danger" and the mystery. I actually liked Taylor's story. It was so realistic and down to earth. I enjoyed their intimate moments and cuddling. I enjoyed their disagreements.
I enjoyed this book. Though is had very little to do with the calendar. It felt like that part was thrown in at the last moment.