Guest Review: Psycho Romeo (Ward Security #1) by Jocelynn Drake & Rinda Elliott

Geoffrey Ralse is known for being the life of the party. He loves the club scene, hanging with his friends, and flirting with whomever catches his eye. He certainly isn’t going to stop living his life just because some would-be stalker starts sending him threats.

But it all changes when Geoffrey is drugged and wakes up half naked in his own home with a new message from his stalker.

He needs help and there’s only one person he trusts…

Protective Agent Sven Larsen has been fighting Geoffrey’s flirtatious advances for months, even though he’s impossibly drawn to the man. There’s no way he can be around him twenty-four/seven and not finally crack. But one look at Geoffrey’s haunted eyes, and he knows there’s no way he’s letting Geoffrey walk out of Ward Security without him.

Even if it means breaking his own rules, he will keep Geoffrey safe.

Trigger warning: There is a very short section with sexual assault that some could find upsetting.

Reviewer: Annika

I'll admit, it took a while for me to get into this book, but once I did it was worth it! Geoffrey and Sven were just so sweet and cute together. They just fit - stepping stools and all ;)

Ward Securities is a spin off series to Unbreakable Bonds, but you don't need to have read the latter to know what's going on in this book; they can totally be read separate from each other. That being said, I'm definitely going to pick up the books in the previous series, as there were some very nice teasers in this book and they kept nudging me to read the other books too.
And I know...It's such a hardship to read more good books - right? ;)

We need to talk a bit about Sven. He was my major Oh, God, please no cringing part in this book. You know where you have a mental image of something that really don't fit with what the author is aiming for? Well, that's Sven for me. Not the character per se, but the name. I'm really sorry, but I'm Scandinavian and we don't name babies Sven anymore and haven't for a long time - well maybe parents that don't like their babies do. I mean you'd have a hard time finding someone with that name that isn't the same age as your grandparents. And I know that some of the older names tend have another go every few generations, but Sven's not one of them.

So yeah.. Sven's name really didn't go over well with me. I mean if he'd been an older character I wouldn't have minded, but trying to fit that name on a six foot seven, 30-something and ├╝ber muscled and fit Nordic God, just didn't work for me.

Something what I think the authors are aiming for with Sven:

What I (and probably a fair amount of the Scandinavian population) see when the name Sven is mentioned:

So yeah, trying to meld those two in my mind, didn't always end well for me ;)

Ok, so we've dealt with my issues with the name (sorry if I scarred anyone for life) let's move on to the rest of the story. For the most part it was very sweet and I loved how Sven and Geoffrey were with each other. They were such different people, in all ways imaginable, but they really worked together, they became complete when they were together.

The stalker part of the book we mostly on the meh side of things for me. I did find myself thinking Is this it? And by this I don't in any way shape or form want to demean what was going on or say that it was in any way ok behaviour, but I do admit that I was expecting more from that plot device. What did go on was bad enough and had it happened to anyone of us I think it's a guarantee that we'd be scared out of our minds and look suspiciously at everything and everyone around us.

All in all Psycho Romeo was a very enjoyable read and I fully intend to watch out for more books in the series. I think we're going to have great fun together.

A copy of this book was provided in exchange for an honest review.

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