Well, all I can say is that as soon as I finished this FINDING LYLA by Cate Beauman, I ordered the first three books in the The Bodyguards Of L.A. County Series and when I’m finished with them I’ll order the next three!

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.

I loved the twists and turns!

FINDING LYLA is about a young ballerina, living in the shadow of the mother she never knew who finds herself fighting on one level for her own identify and on another, very primal level, for her life when Chechnya terrorists try to abduct her to use as leverage to gain independence from Russia.  And the only thing, or should I say person, standing between her and them is Collin.

What I really loved about this book is that, although one would say it’s action-packed, for a large portion of the book there is no action…it is just building on the suspense that you know is coming.   I loved the twists and turns!

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About the Reviewer

Sue Dever
Susan, a History major, minoring in English in school, has always found reading to be one of her most favorite things to do. Curling up on the couch with her two labradoodles on either side of her with a good book is her ideal day. That is when she is not being a mother, grandmother, Vice President of the Board of Directors for her local Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Center. She is a retired Administrator with the Department of the Navy. Her administrative skills have been put to the test these past few years as she has juggled some very personnel issues, the death of her beloved husband and best friend; the cold case investigation and subsequent murder trial of her step daughter who went missing in 1996, all the while playing a major role in helping a struggling organization get back on the right track so that it can assist victims of rape and domestic violence in her community. Through the dark days her faith sustains her and left her stronger, knowing God is not finished with her yet.