Falling Under (Walker Security, #3) by Lisa Renee Jones
Rosa's rating: 5 of 5 iScream Cones
"Mr. Thinks-He-Can-Save-The-World-Better-Than-Anyone-Else and look better than most doing it."
I'm so addicted to this crazy, funny, talented and badass Walker Security family. As each of the team finds love the family grows and they get crazier and funnier. But don't let that fool you, they might have a sense of humor, but you don't want to get on their bad side. Each has their own special skill that contributes to the total package that they offer their clients.
I've been looking forward to getting to know the silent and surly Jacob. It's those broken bad boys that intrigue me the most and I knew he had some bad stuff in his past to make him the way he is. I should have known it would a strong woman that would bring him out of his shell. Someone to push his buttons and make him care enough to put himself out there. They don't call him Tin Man for nothing. But after the fiery Jewel butted heads with him, refusing to let him be the boss, something that had been dead inside him started to wake up. "I don't know what the hell she's doing to me, but there's a heart in my chest I forgot existed."
Jewel is tough. She has to be to survive as a detective in the homicide division. She's the queen of snark and I find her highly amusing as she banters with the men in her department. She gives better than she gets and they respect her. The only man that she will back down for his her father. She argues when he tells her that he hired Walker Security after receiving a death threat. But eventually, she agrees to cooperate to please her father. But she's not happy about it. How is she supposed to do her job with a babysitter tagging along? You can imagine her surprise when Jacob tells her he's been following her for 4 days. How is that possible? She's good at her job and makes a point to be aware of her surroundings. It really bothers her that, The man is gorgeous and the size of a treehouse, and I never knew he was there."
That's when things get really good. Jewel and Jacob are both used to being in control and neither of them wants to let go of that. They respect each other's talents and abilities, but working together is a challenge when it comes to making decisions if they are not in agreement. That's when the verbal sparring happens and they get hot under the collar...and other places. Their chemistry is undeniable and eventually gets out of control in the best of ways. That's one area they have no problem with, they are in complete agreement in the bedroom.
Jacob doesn't tell her, but since he shares his thoughts with me, I know that her sass turns him on. He likes it when she argues with him and says, "You need a name tag that says: Controlling Asshole to warn people." He tries to keep his rigid robot reputation going, but she cracks his shell and catches him smiling or smirking occasionally. It's obvious to them, and to me, that they have a connection. They've both suffered so much loss and death is not a stranger to them. They have similar approaches to investigating and seem to understand each other without words. Even their 'spidey senses' are in tune when danger is near. But Jacob has BIG secrets in his past that catch up with him and all the danger they sense is not coming from the same place. It turns out that though he was hired to protect her, it might be him that puts her in danger.
The suspense is intense when you don't know who to be afraid of. The danger is real and the villain is playing games without making the rules clear. If they make a wrong move someone could die, and "dying sucks."
Have I got your attention now? Sounds good, huh? Let me tell you, it is! I don't know how many books there will be in this series, but I hope many more. Surely Walker Security can just keep hiring more sexy men to keep us entertained, right? Pretty please? I know there are at least a few more for sure and I can't wait to get to know them better. The line forms here...