Book Review: Out of the Blue by Kathryn Nolan

Out of the Blue was a great second chance romance with awesome characters, fantastic banter, and an intriguing suspense element. Find out more details and read my review below.  

Book Review: Out of the Blue by Kathryn Nolan | About That Story
Out of the Blue by Kathryn Nolan


There was no way I could protect her and my heart at the same time.

Cope McDaniels is known for two things: His cocky charm and his sterling reputation for keeping high-profile clients safe. Until a security job goes bad, and he suddenly finds his career on thin ice. Cope’s newest assignment comes with serious consequences - he’ll keep his job as long as he makes no mistakes.

Cope isn’t worried…until his new client turns out to be a beautiful blast from his past.

Big wave surfer Serena Swift loves the adrenaline of her sport. And the elite athlete hates being told what to do. That goes double when the orders are coming from the sexy bodyguard-in-a-suit who broke her heart.

But she doesn’t have a choice when a mysterious threat materializes and Serena’s sponsor saddles her with the last man she’d want guarding her body. She’d rather focus on her next surf competition, not on some shadowy danger or the arrogant ex who dared to get even hotter since their breakup.

Cope can’t stop butting heads with his new client. Just like old times, Serena refuses to play it safe, even when it’s clear she’s in peril. Now the intimacy of spending every second of the day by her side is wearing away at his self-control. He can’t afford to lose focus, but everything about the woman is a constant distraction.

Including the fact that their divorce was never finalized…

Author’s Note: One-click this scorching-hot bodyguard romance if you’re a fan of second-chance angst, sizzling sexual tension, thrilling action and mysterious danger set on the warm, sunny beaches of San Diego.

4 out of 5 stars

Out of the Blue was an entertaining and engaging story. I loved the animosity and chemistry between Serena and Cope, the building tension and mystery, and the lighter, fun moments that were mixed in. This made for a really great read!

I loved Cope and Serena reuniting. I enjoyed learning about their history and how there were flashbacks intermingled within the chapters sharing it. I loved them opening up, being vulnerable, raw and real, and confronting the past. When the chemistry between them finally explodes, it was incredibly hot! Serena was a strong, outspoken, and determined woman. I loved her standing up for what she believed in. Knowing nothing about surfing or women in surfing, I found myself angry on her behalf with what she'd endured as a woman in the sport. I loved Cope, he was so protective and caring. He tended to use humor as a shield and I loved those moments he really started to open up and let his guard down.

There was a really good suspense element happening and I enjoyed all the hints as it built up. I was totally intrigued by that mystery. I liked Serena and Cope’s friends and family and how supportive they were of them. I thought there was a great pace and build to the story and thought the descriptions were picturesque. When Serena was surfing, how those scenes were described, I felt like I was right there with her, adrenaline pumping.

I absolutely enjoyed this entertaining, intriguing, and sexy story, it was a great second chance romance. I loved Serena and Cope coming back together, healing past wounds, and moving forward. This was my first time reading this author and I will definitely be reading more.

Complimentary copy received from That's What She Said Publishing.

Book Review: Out of the Blue by Kathryn Nolan | About That Story
Thank you That's What She Said Publishing for an ARC of Out of the Blue.

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Book Review: Out of the Blue by Kathryn Nolan | About That Story