Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Finding Lyla/Cate Beauman/452 pgs.
Bodyguard Collin Michaels has been given the assignment to protect Principal Dancer Lyla Markovik-Avery--who is on her way to Russia to dance in the ballet. Her father is the American Ambassador to Russia, and relations are strained between the two countries. Lyla has dual citizenship since her mother was Russian and her father a United States citizen. Both countries claim her, but Russia in particular, since her mother was a premier ballerina in her home country. She died while giving birth to Lyla, so Lyla has some baggage trying to live up to the Russian people's expectations of her. Lyla's father wants her to bypass coming to Russia, but she insists, and accepts Collin as her bodyguard. Collin has his own baggage, in addition to trying to keep Lyla safe. There is tension, romance--and nothing very new with this book. I felt it dragged--but it was free from BookBub, so I guess I shouldn't complain!