Monday, August 21, 2017

Review 'Finding Lyla' by Cate Beauman
Principal Dancer Lyla Markovik-Avery is always on the go. Grueling practices and endless performances rule her busy days—and things are about to get more hectic. Russia is rolling out the red carpet for their beloved star, despite the string of violent terrorist attacks that have rocked the nation.

Bodyguard Collin Michaels’ life is falling apart. His long-time relationship recently ended. He’s trying to start over, but that’s easier said than done. Luckily, Collin has a new assignment on the horizon: keeping a beautiful ballerina safe for the next three weeks.

Collin finds comfort in Lyla’s easy friendship, but that all changes after a night out on the town. Simple feelings become complicated—something Collin can’t afford, especially when tragedy strikes and Collin realizes Lyla’s caught in the middle of a dangerous plot for revenge.

Collin and Lyla are forced to flee. They need to reach the border before it’s too late, but the odds are stacked against them in a country that wants them dead. With time running out, Collin formulates a risky plan that might be their only chance of making it out alive.

The Facts:

Publication Date:
January 12th, 2016
The Bodyguards of L.A. County #10
Contemporary Romance
eBook, Paperback
Available at:

My Review:

After reading a view two star reads, I was in a desperate need for a good read. And since I had a Cate Beauman book standing on my TBR, I knew this was the book I needed to read next since Cate’s books always make me feel better.

‘Finding Lyla’ definitely didn’t disappoint. This is already the tenth book in the Bodyguards of L.A. county series and I can tell you right now it’s one of my favorites. In this book we meet ballet dancer Lyla Markovik-Avery. Lyla is the daughter of ballet legend Mira Markovik who died giving birth to Lyla. As the daughter of a famous dancer and an US Ambassador there are certain expectations Lyla had to life up too. And this time is no different. Lyla has to travel to Russia, to visit her father and to dance her mother’s famous dance. But things aren’t easy in Russia, and Lyla’s life isn’t save. So Lyla gets assigned bodyguard Collin, who has to face his own demons and is blown away by Lyla’s spirit.

Lyla Markovik has to be one of my favorite characters in the Bodyguards of L.A. County series. I just loved her. I loved how strong Lyla was. How she wanted to take care of others, old neighbors, homeless man etc. And I loved getting a glimpse of her life as a ballet dancer. Something that is completely foreign to me. Lyla’s life was definitely fascinating to get to know.
Collin, was just as yummy as all the other bodyguards in the series. But he definitely had something extra sweet about him. He was handsome, kind and above all he wanted to see Lyla happy. I loved reading about Collin.

The romance part between Lyla and Collin was definitely my favorite part in this read. I loved reading about them, and how they slowly changed each other’s lives. There was definitely a lot of chemistry between these characters, and you could definitely feel it. 
There were also some very thrilling and toe-curling moments in this book. Let’s just say that Collin’s bodyguard skills came in handy. And I just couldn’t put this book down until I knew how the story ended.

‘Finding Lyla’ is another great read. I loved it from the beginning till the very end. If you haven’t started reading this series yet.. I suggest you do ASAP! ;)

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About the Author:

International bestselling author Cate Beauman is known for her full-length, action-packed romantic suspense series, The Bodyguards of L.A. County. Her novels have been nominated for the National Excellence in Romance Fiction Award, National Indie Excellence Award, Golden Quill Award, Writers Touch Award, and have been named Readers Favorite Five Star books. In 2015,  ‘Justice For Abby’ was selected as the Readers' Favorite International Book Award Gold Medalist, while ‘Saving Sophie’ took the Silver Medal. ‘Saving Sophie’ was also selected as the 2015 Readers Crown Award winner for Romantic Suspense and ‘Falling For Sarah’ received the silver medal for the 2014 Readers' Favorite Awards. Cate makes her home in North Carolina with her husband, two boys, and their St. Bernards, Bear and Jack.

Cate makes her home in North Carolina with her husband, two boys, and their St. Bernards, Bear and Jack. For information on Cate's new releases, monthly giveaways, and upcoming events, sign up for her newsletter.

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I received this book from the author in exchange for my honest review.

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