Review – Bourne to Love Emma by MacKenzie K Paxton @MKPaxton_author

Book & Author Details:

Bourne to Love Emma by MacKenzie K Paxton
Publication date: October 11th 2015
Genres: Military, Romance, Suspense

bourne to love

Jason Davies has been out of the SEALs for three years and is busier than ever working for a private security company that takes on missions the government can’t or won’t approve. He’s never been a believer in love at first sight, but that was before he met his new neighbor, Emma. He sets his sights on finding out more about her and discovers that she has a daughter. When a case he’s working overlaps with Emma’s past, his first priority is keeping her and her daughter safe. The more time he spends with them, the more he realizes his heart is already on the line.

Emma Parsons just got out of a marriage that ended…badly. The last thing she’s looking for is a new man, but she starts to wonder if she can just use her sexy neighbor to scratch her proverbial itch. Then her past comes calling and Jason risks everything to protect her and Mia. Emma soon discovers that her heart has been involved for far too long.

Will love truly find a way? What if neither of them is looking for it?

Bourne to Love Emma is a full-length, standalone novel of more than 71k words.

Author note: This book contains graphic language, sex, and violence. Mature readers only.

PPS: MacKenzie K. Paxton believes in true love, fidelity and Happily Ever After and these beliefs are apparent in her novels.


I read a lot of romance books.  A lot.  And in the past, they have been a little formulaic.  Kind of like  “romance by numbers”.  So I try and read books that seem a little different from the run of the mill.

This appeared to me to be one of those books.  And, as I read it, I was pleasantly surprised.  This story has a decent plot, and a strong female lead.  Additionally, there was the hot, ex military guy.  All good so far.

The author created characters with a really intense and palpable connection between them, and although I was a little hesitant at the speed of the relationship (particularly given Emma’s history), it wasn’t so discordant with the tenor of the story as to be unrealistic.

Overall, an enjoyable read.  I look forward to seeing more from the author.



purchase links

Amazon US | Amazon UK

About the author

mkpaxton.jpgMacKenzie K. Paxton has written stories for two decades but never had the dedication or determination to sit down and finish one until 2015.

MacKenzie has spent the majority of her employed years working for large companies analyzing, editing and creating contracts and leases among other things. She has two incredibly bright children in elementary school and a French bulldog her family loves to hate. He is a hot mess. Her husband encouraged and supported her throughout the creative process – even when reading some parts of the book made him a tiny bit uncomfortable.

The best advice given before settling in to write this book was “write a book you would love to read.” MacKenzie is fascinated with the men and women who protect and serve our country. Throw in some alpha males with protective instincts and the stories will practically write themselves!

Please feel free to drop MacKenzie a note. She loves feedback and thoughts on her work!

author links

Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads



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