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Jake has been interested in Shayla from the beginning but he never asked her out for one reason or another. Just recently he finds out that she has been single for 3 months but something is up with her and she isn't sharing. When Jake finds out she is being staked by the pilot she dumped 3 months ago he moves her into his house to protect her. The only problem is, he doesn't want her to think he is only in it for a one-night stand. A deal is made to keep their hands to themselves but Shayla is determined to win. A stalker gets closer and loses his temper as things get hotter between Jake and Shayla.
Jake is a bit dominant and Shayla seems intrigued. She is exotic and sexy and very secure with who she is. She and Jake heat up the sheets and the pages when they finally get together.
Once again, Becca Jameson proves that she is a fabulous author. This book is fantastic! If you like hot romance, wonderfully written characters, a smooth story line, and a bit of intrigue, then you must buy this book. I love all the books in this series and look forward to reading more.
What I adored about Standby is that the heroine kept doing *smart things.* I’m so tired of seeing romance heroines who run straight towards danger or who avoid great advice when it’s given to them. Shayla is that rare heroine who actually follows advice when she’s given it, who does the smart thing to protect herself, and who acts intelligently when she’s in a dangerous situation. I can’t overstate what a breath of fresh air that is in a romance novel, and heaven bless Jameson for delivering this!
Shayla’s hero Jake is equally wonderful. He understands the danger Shayla is in when she’s being gaslighted by a former lover, and he goes into alpha-protective mode just when it’s needed. Shayla and Jake do fall in love really quickly, but the intensity of their situation and the clever bet they make not to fall into bed right away makes this setup work.
I really appreciated that the suspense part of this book didn’t drag out. Instead, the focus is on the focused interaction Shayla and Jake are forced into due to the threat against her and what results from that.
There are some minor quibbles with Runway; at the end, I can’t see how Shayla would be comfortable in bed with Jake when her body has endured some damage. But that’s a small price to pay when a book has two really smart people who do mature things that, you know, most of us would do when placed in these situations. To see that in a romance is a rare treat that I wish we’d find more often!
Shayla made a big mistake when she started seeing senior pilot Hawke Richman. They never went out, they had hookups when they were in the same place. Shayla broke it off, but he won't leave her alone. Everyone has noticed the changes in her and they're worried about her. She won't open up about it, not even to her closest friend. Friends who have heard the rumors Hawke is spreading.
Jake has wanted to go out with Shayla since they first met, but she was seeing someone so he really couldn't make a play for her. He has a feeling they are perfect for each other. With that in mind he decides to find out the truth about what's going on with her.
Once Shayla has opened up and lets him see the texts and listen to the voicemails, Jake is concerned for her safety. He talks her into staying with him while he figures out Hawkes motives. There's no way this man hasn't done this before and Shayla's concerns about being fired must be the same reason no one else has said anything.
I love the way Jake and the guys handle this even as thing escalate.
Plenty of intrigue, some action and that simmer to sizzle romance I love so much!
Shayla had recently come out of an abusive relationship and was slowly rebuilding her dented confidence; she is still trying to stay clear of him but Jake is continually making his presence known and it is becoming extremely wearing. She is too embarrassed to ask anyone for their help or to even talk to anyone about the problems she has been having. However, Shayla knows as the threatening messages and behaviour increase, she has to be more proactive and she tells Hawke about her stalker. This has been a simply riveting read and I know that you will find yourself like me unable to put the book down once you start. It draws you in and you find yourself reading whilst holding your breath as you hope the culprit gets what he deserves. I voluntarily received and review an Advanced Reader Copy I thoroughly enjoyed the book and look forward to reading any future publications; keep up all the great writing.
I volunteered to read and review an advanced readers copy of Standby . This story is well written and I really like the characters . Jake has been interested in Shayla for months but unfortunately she was dating someone . Shayla broke up with Hawk months ago but he doesn't take the hint not only is he abusive but he sends messages and threats . Jake goes to Shayla and questions her because she's not acting herself . She breaks down and tells him what's been going on . He takes her safety in hand and has her stay with him . They both have feelings for each other but they want to deal with Hawks first . This story is suspenseful and intense . It's really action packed . I highly recommend reading this story .
This is such an important book! Becca brings her great talent for creating amazing characters and amazing romances and inserts the very serious trauma of sexual harassment in the workplace. Shayla is a smart woman who makes the terrible mistake of becoming involved with coworker Hawke, who turns out to be quite evil and violent. And she is not the only one. Jake is the good guy, another coworker, who has cared for her for a long time and steps in to help save her, help her heal and make this guy pay. This is such a great story and romance! I voluntarily read and reviewed an ARC of this book.
Book 4 and we get Jake and Shayla's story. Jake has wanted to ask Shayla out for awhile but she's been dating a guy named Hawke. She breaks up with him and when Jake finds out he goes to ask her out but, he finds out her ex is calling and sending her threating texts. Jake asks her to move in with him till they get this taken care of. This has a great storyline with great characters and it's wonderful seeing how their going to make their relationship work. There's humor, some action, and seeing them come into their own make this book worth reading.