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December 7, 2016

REVIEW: Beckham 101

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BECKHAM 101
The Kate and Robert Chronicles
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Suzanne Eglington 
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Title: Beckham 101: The Kate and Robert Chronicles
Author: Suzanne Eglington
Publisher: Xlibris
Pages: 280
Genre: Romantic Suspense
BECKHAM 101 is the third installment in the Kate and Robert Chronicles by author Suzanne Eglington. Eglington invites readers into the intimate inner world of the newly wedded duo as they learn to navigate life as a committed couple. Settling down brings new perspectives and people into Kate’s and Robert’s lives, along with the exposure of more of Robert’s mysterious past. For Kate, being married to a top cop means managing both desire and reality.
Following a one-week courtship, Kate submits to her love for Robert, an intense super cop who has been patiently waiting for his opportunity to seize the one women he truly desires. Their quick marriage means frequent amorous entanglements, but it also means that Kate’s knowledge of her new husband’s personal history is limited. Kate must steady herself to cope with the slow unveiling of her husband’s past.
Being the wife of an influential and respected police officer means a change in lifestyle for Kate. Robert is fiercely protective of his wife and enjoys spending as much of his free time with her as possible. Marriage to Robert means Kate has inherited a family of high-performing cops who not only open their hearts for her but also provide protection when ghosts from Robert’s past threaten to harm her.
In BECKHAM 101, the author introduces new characters into the series, including Robert’s best friend, Jimmy and Kate’s wise and skilled Uncle Jack. As with the two previous books in the Kate and Robert Chronicles, Eglington’s mission is to offer readers a respite from their daily lives. “First and foremost,” Eglington says she wants her readers to feel “I have entertained you with my characters and possibly left a lasting enjoyable impression that fed the passion and intensity of the love between Kate and Robert. Second, that I was able to take you away from your everyday routine to enjoy some downtime with a story you are falling in love with.” Beyond the steamy intimacy and the thread of danger embedded in her stories, Eglington’s books also highlight the lives of cops. “My stories are about the lives cops lead away from the police department. I want readers to think of the men behind the badge and the people who could be in their lives.”
By gradually revealing some elements of Robert’s past in BECKHAM 101, Eglington is priming readers for the fourth book in this sexy and suspense-filled series.
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Meet the Author

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Suzanne Eglington is the author of the Kate and Robert Chronicles series. The three-book series follows the unfolding romance of top cop Robert Beckham and the ravishing Kate Quinn. The titles in the series are Inceptions, You and I, and the recently released Beckham 101. A fourth book in the Kate and Robert Chronicles series is forthcoming.
Suzanne currently resides in Central Massachusetts with her family.
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Book Excerpt:
Everything Robert had said to me was playing over and over in my head.
“Don’t open the door for anyone. Liam and Kevin have a key. They will call first.”
     They will call first. . .  they will call first . . .
    Why would they break protocol? They were under Robert’s orders.
                  Liam phoned to tell me he had to go out on a call. “Don’t open the door for anyone. . .” And stupid, stupid me, here was “anyone” forcing her way into our home, radiating with conflict. She had caught me off guard, and as my brain started taking in what was happening, I had two choices because this was going to end badly. I could run downstairs, which would be another bad decision on my part. She knew the setup very well because that is where my husband used to take her and all the women he slept with. Talk about feeling used—he never let them sleep over or spend time with him. Hell, he didn’t even let them touch him. It was just sex and then they left.
                  This bitch in front of me—Ms. Fellow officers Christine Foss—was one of his regulars. I hated her so much. And I still hadn’t paid much attention to how the bottom floor was laid out. There was the gym, the bathroom, and a bedroom with a big storage area in the back. Did it have a door? Where was it located? Damn it! I do not like being vulnerable. Everything I needed was located upstairs. Outside of cleaning down there a few times, it was pretty much forgotten that it was part of the house.
                  Survival mode began to erupt. My dad’s poker face slipped on just like he and Uncle Jack taught me to show no emotion in a conflict. Uncle Jack said once they read fear, it’s all over.
 

MY THOUGHTS

This is the third installment in the Kate and Robert Chronicles.The author lets us have a peek into the newly weds as they learn to live together, put up with each others quirks and keep the marriage together. Learning to live with each other's friends isn't easy either.  Then there's the possibility of secrets that both may have.  Being married is learning to combine the reality of being one married couple and the reality of reality.  Kate and Robert  have a quick wedding, after only one week of being together.    Kath realizes that her new husband has some kind of a secret of his past that he is trying to keep hidden.  She's hoping that slowly the secret will emerge.   Robert, being a cop, is overly protective of his wife and wants her all to himself.  Robert's entire family likes her and the y are a family of cops so she is protected from all sides. The author gives the reader a break from the everyday humdrum of real life.  You get to escape.  This book introduces new characters  into the cast from the previous books.  Ms. Eglington gives you a look into the intimate, private lives of Kate and Robert.  The author not only gives you the hot romance and intimacy between the two but there's danger in the mix also.  The author's books give you a look at the private lives of cops away from the force. Sometimes we forget they have a private life. The book flows steadily and it's entertaining, may give you a little flush and leaves you wanting more of Kate and Robert.

 I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author and PUYB and voluntarily decided to review it.

I would give this book 5 STARS. 


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Wednesday, December 7 – Book Review at Books Dreams Life
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1 comment:

Steven Pustay said...

I'm more than intrigued by your review of Suzanne Eglington's Beckham 101, and have decided to give Inceptions (first in the series) a tumble. I'm guessing that it might be good to start at the beginning in getting to know Kate and Robert. Both TV and fiction seem to paint the 'homelife' of police officers as hopelessly broken ... I imagine the truth is somewhere between ... but I'm anxious to see how Suzanne Eglington colors the lives of these newlyweds.