Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Book Review: Security by Mandy Baggot - BLOG TOUR

I have my stop on this tour for Security by Mandy Baggot. A new adult romantic suspense with a lot of fun and action. Check it out AND a giveaway at the bottom!

Title: Security
Series: N/A
Author: Mandy Baggot
Publisher: Sapphire Star Publishing
Release Date: 4th April 2013
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Format: eBook
Source: Author via Reading Addiction Blog Tours for an honest review during the tour

Autumn Raine is a pop vocalist at the very top of her game. She’s a style icon, the paparazzi’s darling and everyone wants to be her friend. But when her safety is threatened, her whole life starts to unravel.

Eluding kidnap and trying to stay alive, can Autumn find the strength to be the person she longs to be? And can two people, poles apart, forge something strong enough to survive anything?

My Review

WHOLLY COW! I loved loved loved this book so much. This story reminded me a little of The Bodyguard with Whitney and Kevin, but man the intenseness and intrigue had me turning the pages as quickly as I could. I adored the writing style of Mandy Baggot and cannot wait to pick up another book by this awesome author. The growth of Autumn was fantastic, see her turn the corner and discover what she was meant to be.

Autumn Raine is a 26 year old singer that is extremely popular and extremely busy. After receiving a call from her Mother, Alison, Autumn has to meet her for drinks. This is the addition in Autumn’s schedule that changes the rest of her life forever.

Apparently Alison has been receiving death threats and threats that Autumn is going to be kidnapped. So Alison has hired extra personal security for Autumn and he is the roughest most unkempt man Autumn has ever laid her eyes on. Nathan Regan is the best of the best and available for this easy job (or so he thinks), but he never expected to find a charge so uncooperative as Autumn.

Autumn has had a life that she is used to, set in a particular routine and she has OCD. Always counting to 5, always sorting her food into portions and into 5s and a very nervous habit of opening and closing her purse when she’s stressed (always counting to 5). Now Nathan is in the picture and her schedule is non-existent. He has taken her away to hide from these threats and the kidnappers because they are very real.

Nathan isn’t sure if the threats are locally based within Autumn’s group or if it is the known terrorist group As-Wana. But he is determined to use all of his skills to keep Autumn safe until the threat is gone. Even if this means kidnapping her himself, hiding her away on a secluded island and making sure she has no contact with her world.

Autumn is beside herself, she is lost and out of control, something that she is not accustomed to and it feels horrible. But the more she gets to know Nathan, the more he lets her in, the more Autumn is determined to help find the threats and go back to her life once more. The feelings Autumn is starting to get for Nathan are becoming very real and very sharp.

Can Nathan keep Autumn from being kidnapped? Will they discover who the threats are really and stop them? Who is the betrayer? What about Autumn’s boyfriend, Juan? Will Autumn act on her feelings for Nathan?

This is one amazing book! I loved everything about it, all aspects were fantastic, the characters, poor Autumn with her insecurities about everything and poor Nathan, learn about his background and why he is a freelance bodyguard. This book has everything, action, intrigue, suspense, betrayal, loyalty, mystery, romance and heartache. The ending is superb and you I was left feeling extremely happy and satisfied, but I was crying with heartache beforehand. Highly recommend to all readers – AWESOME!


Guest Post

10 things you’d be surprised to know about Mandy Baggot

  1. She has US size 6.5 feet (British size 4). 
  2. She is an only child. 
  3. She is allergic to prawns, Kiwi fruit and bananas. 
  4. Her first car was an old soft-top Suzuki Jeep called Suzi. 
  5. She has no gall bladder! 
  6. At her first Romantic Novelists’ Association conference she challenged a team of male cyclists to play pool – and beat them. 
  7. She loves to dress up – chicken outfit, cowgirl, cat suit... what’s next? 
  8. She has an A-Level in English. 
  9. She used to play desk tennis at her job at an accountancy firm. Two players, two rulers, a screwed up piece of paper – game on! 
  10. She used to play the piano and the clarinet.

About the Author

Mandy Baggot is a self-confessed Twitter addict who likes to sing on You Tube. She regularly guests on book blogs and is a featured author on the innovative website loveahappyending.com. She is also a member of the Romantic Novelists’ Association.

Mandy lives near Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK with her husband and two daughters.


One (1) eBook of Security by Mandy Baggot
Open Internationally
Ends midnight 22nd April 2013

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  1. Thank you so much for having me on your blog today and for that AMAZING review! I'm so glad you loved Security!

    Mandy :))

  2. Brilliant review ~ huge congrats to Mandy! And the clarinet ~ really? We ought to get toghether sometime! XX

  3. Brilliant review, Mandy! So happy to hear that Security is doing so well. I, too, played the clarinet at one time (not sayin' how long ago that was) so looks like we might have a trio going?

  4. Whooooow - what a fab review. I simply can't wait to read this book now!!

  5. Okay, this book sounds fantastic! What an awesome concept. It does sound like The Bodyguard, but I've never actually seen that movie and think I'd rather read this book! Your review definitely sold me on this one Katie!

  6. Excellent review and thanks for sharing some unknown facts about Mandy Baggot - I did know she likes dressing up.... ha! ha!

    1. I have not heard of this one. Great review, loved you loved it! Makes me want to break out into a Whitney Houston song from The Bodyguard! Hmmmm I am rather intrigued to read this one :) Great posting ...size 6.5 feet...gah I have 9B - 10 sized feet...not tall just big feet, lol!


  7. Katie, a great review - did giggle a bit over "wholly cow" - silly me I thought the expression was "holy cow" but I like your way better. Thanks for linking in to BYL. Cheers