Series: Plummet To Soar #3
Author: Z.A. Maxfield
Publisher: Dreamspinnner Press
Cover Artist: LC Chase
Publication date: June 4, 2019
Length: 197 pages
Reviewed by Jenn
A Plummet to Soar Story
Ajax Fairchild’s online alter ego has caused him trouble before, but never like this. After multiple death threats, his loaded parents decide he needs an enforced digital vacation and the best bodyguard money can buy.
That would be Dmytro Kolisnychenko, former soldier, former hired muscle for the Ukrainian mob—until he lost his happy home life to an enemy with a homemade bomb. Now he wants only two things: to spend every precious second he can with his daughters, and to provide for them by protecting people who can’t protect themselves—even entitled little asshats like Ajax Fairchild.
But Ajax doesn’t fit into the spoiled little rich kid box as neatly as Dmytro would like. Dmytro doesn’t have time for a romantic dalliance, and Ajax is a client, albeit one with unexpected depths. With one coincidence after another driving them to the sleepy seaside town of St. Nacho’s and away from their planned safe house, they grow to trust each other and find that love follows trust. Now they must learn where the threat to Ajax is coming from and neutralize it… before it’s too late for their happily ever after.
I am such a fan of the bodyguard trope and was excited to read Three Vlog Night. This is more than just your typical bodyguard story though. The backstory of Ajax and Dmytro makes this have such a full circle feel to it that I really loved.
When Ajax Fairchild’s online alter ego, Ajax Freedom gets him in hot water…his parents bring in the big guns. Ajax is twenty-two and living the life of a famous social media influencer and not really enjoying it. He’s not being himself at all and it takes reading a special book to make him see the error of his ways. The problem is, his public doesn’t want Ajax Fairchild, they want Ajax Freedom. When multiple death threats come in, his influential and wealthy parents step in. They force a social media freeze on Ajax along with two bodyguards. Ajax isn’t happy about this and honestly, neither are the guards. Dymtro immediately catches Ajax’s eye and not just because he’s attracted to him. Dymtro reminds Ajax of someone, someone he misses. As Ajax doesn’t believe the threats have any merit, he’s not the most cooperative client. He will soon see that danger really is lurking and that listening to Dymtro is best bet for staying safe.
Dymtro just wants to keep his client safe and get home to his daughters, he thinks very little of Ajax when he meets him. Even though he doesn’t like him much at first, he can’t deny that Ajax makes him want, makes him desire. Too bad he’s such a brat…or is he? As things begin getting more and more dangerous with the job, things between Ajax and Dymtro also heat up. Denial and not understanding how they could ever work seems to be all that keeps Dymtro away. As he gets to know the real Ajax, it becomes harder and harder to stay away. As things come to a head, both men will prove who they really are. Both are strong, loyal and impressive people. Now they just have to live long enough to see if they can have something together.
I really enjoyed this book. With Dymtro, there is a man who seems afraid to live again. In Ajax, we have a man who really hasn’t lived his true life at all. Together they have this simmer between them that is so much fun to read. The mystery surrounding the threats on Ajax is exciting and the cat and mouse of it all makes for a great thriller. This is a slow burn that will have you rooting for a HEA!
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