Thursday, July 21, 2016

Blog Tour ~ Protecting Braden by Luna David ~ (Reviews + Teasers)

Blog Tour ~ Protecting Braden by Luna David ~ (Reviews + Teasers)


Protecting Braden

Custos Securities SERIES #2

By Luna David

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Zavier “Cade” McCade, former Army Special Forces and creator of Custos Securities, found himself in a situation he never thought he’d be in–he’s fallen in love with Braden Cross, the gorgeous pastry chef he’s guarding. Cade has lived his life as a protector: of his country, his family and friends, his clients, and now, the man he’s in love with. He thrives in dangerous and stressful situations. But, nothing could prepare him for Braden’s decision to put himself in danger.
After the vicious attack from his stalker leaves Braden fighting for his life, Cade will stop at nothing to see the man responsible punished. Time passes, but Braden’s attacker hasn’t given up and Cade’s afraid he never will. As Cade and the most trusted members of Custos Securities track Braden’s assailant, Braden struggles to rebuild his life and re-establish the fragile trust he and Cade had worked so hard to build. Braden knows if he’s going to survive the chaos surrounding him, he’s going to have to give Cade everything he has—mind, body, and soul.

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This new installment in the Custos Securities series starts right where book 1 ended, with Braden in a diabetic comma and his stalker/ex-boyfriend Eric having escaped. Braden needs to deal with the PTSD his kidnapping left him with, as well, as recuperate from his injuries, as Cade leaves the running of Custos Securities and finding Eric before he finds Braden again to Cooper and his employees, so he can concentrate on helping Braden heal.

This book was amazing! I just love Cade and the way he treats Braden. He's gentle, loving, supporting, leaving everything behind just to be there for Braden. He's dominating in the bedroom, but always careful to try and not be so overbearing and dominating in their everyday lives. He just broke my heart in one particular scene, but it never felt over the top, it fit perfectly with his characterization from the beginning of the series. I like Braden, even if there were a couple of times that I just wanted to slap some sense into him. Together, these two are dynamite and I just adored seeing them in any setting, since they just fit. There's a very fine line between just perfect and overbearingly sweet, and Luna David managed to stay in the just perfect line with these two.

It was a delight to catch up with all the gang and of course, witness what happened with the odious Eric. I will be eagerly waiting for Sebastian and Gideon's book!

All in all, a fabulous read, well-written and very detailed, with great twists that kept me intrigued until the very last page. Definitely recommendable!

Rating: 4.5 Stars!!!

Protecting Braden picks up where book 1 left off.  Braden has finally woken up after being in a diabetic coma for days, grateful to see Cade by his side. After the violence he experienced at his stalker/kidnapper's hands, he's left plagued with pain and nightmares. When Braden is released from the hospital, Cade is determined that he will not leave Braden's side. While Eric is still on the loose, Braden is still in danger and they all know it's only a matter of time before the man tries once again to take Braden.
As the team at Custos Securities step in to keep Braden and his loved ones safe, working with the police to capture Eric, Cade helps to get Braden well. Braden's body is healing but he'll discover it's not as easy to heal the mind. It's obvious Braden is suffering from PTSD, but with Cade doing everything in his power to support Braden and offer him safety and security, Braden and Cade find themselves falling even more in love with one another.
The couple is determined to start building their life together and begin to plan for the future. Unfortunately they're not the only ones making plans. Eric is even more determined to get Braden and he won't let anyone stand in his way. Will Braden be able to survive what Eric has planned this time? Or will the future he and Cade have begun to plan be destroyed?
Wow, this was a great continuation of Book 1 and the beginning of a very thrilling series. I loved how we got a chance to really see the healing process for Braden after the trauma he has and is still experiencing at the hands of Eric. Cade makes Braden his main focus and allows his best friend and business partner, Cooper to head up the case instead of insisting he be the one to do it. This allows him and Braden to get closer and focus more on Braden's physical and emotional needs as well as their relationship.
This is definitely a roller coaster ride of action, romance, drama and passion. We are introduced to Cade's family who I loved. And it gives us a chance to meet new characters who we'll get to know even better in upcoming books.
Overall, this was a great conclusion to Braden and Cade's story while setting us up for the next. And I just have to say I'm anticipating the next book to be a must read. 
4.5 Stars!

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Trusting Cade (Custos Securities #1)


Read Mari's review here.


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Review on Goodreads.

At 38, Zavier “Cade” McCade has it all: a military career he can be proud of, a successful business, and a close knit group of family and friends. A former Army Special Forces Captain, Cade leaves the military to create Custos Securities, a burgeoning protection agency that provides unparalleled security for both civilians and corporations across the U.S.
After a string of disastrous relationships—and a narrow escape from an abusive partner—Braden Cross is finally putting his past to rest. Combining both his passion for baking and his knack for business, Braden owns the Sugar n’ Spice Café with his best friend who concocts exotic coffees and teas that pair perfectly with his decadent confections.
When a stalker sets his sights on Braden, the young pastry chef’s world is turned upside down. More frightened than he cares to admit, and not knowing where to turn, Braden is relieved when Cade steps in to offer his protection. Caught up in a maelstrom of threats, break-ins, and vandalism, the two draw closer together. Braden eventually realizes that he can trust Cade with his life, but he finds himself wondering… can he trust him with his heart?
Author’s Note: For those of you that prefer warnings (trigger or otherwise) for your books, please use the “Look Inside” feature to find the warnings within the first few pages. For those of you that hate warnings–don’t “Look Inside” . . . Happy reading!
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LUNA IMAGELuna David is a wife, a mother of twins, and now, an author. When she’s not begging her little ones to stop–throwing things, hitting each other, pulling the cat’s tail, having meltdowns, screaming, eating stuff off the floor, yelling at each other, playing with their food, running into the street, and destroying the house–you’ll most likely find her writing. She loves anything book, coffee or dark chocolate related and can’t think of a better way to pass the time than to combine all three. She can’t remember a time when she wasn’t addicted to reading or creating her own stories, if only in her head. It wasn’t until recently that she began to believe she could actually put those stories to paper. She is blessed enough to have wonderfully supportive family and friends and she counts herself lucky every day that she gets to not only be a stay at home mom to her kids, but to also pursue her dream of becoming a published author.
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