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Meridian File:
Meridian File:

Meridian File:


4.50 (136 ratings)
She wants uncomplicated fame. He wants an uncomplicated assignment. A celebrity stalker derails both their plans.When a celebrity stalker targets Aurora Meridian, she turns to a private security team for protection. Aurora, a women's professional tennis player, struggles to win back the tennis fame she had before a devastating injury. As her fame returns, she faces terrifying death threats from a sinister stalker. She hires Rider Security and Investigation (Rider SI) to provide protection through the tennis season. Amidst the fear and isolation closing in on her, she fights rising attraction for the newest addition to her protection team. Mason Stone, a former SEAL, worries his reputation and job at Rider SI are threatened by false accusations from a prior client. He transfers to Aurora's team to escape the scandal only to find himself drawn to the formidable tennis player. He struggles with the balance of keeping her safe and keeping his distance.Maxine Rider, former Marine and owner and CEO of Rider Security and Investigation (Rider SI), prides herself on a skilled team of dedicated former military personnel who provide protective services. She tries to keep her new company afloat while maintaining a reputation for quality and integrity.As Aurora's stalker closes in, Mason, Maxine, and Aurora are drawn into the sinister underworld of the Russian mafia. Aurora and Mason fight for their lives and each other while Maxine discovers the lines she must cross and the sacrifices to be made to keep her client and her team safe."There is plenty of romance intrigue and drama in this book to keep the paged turning” —Booksprout Reviewer“a super plot” —Booksprout Reviewer"The storytelling keeps you on the edge of your seat .... I love strong women .... Great read!” — Voracious Readers Reviewer"This novel is witty, highly engaging and full of realistic characters." — Voracious Readers Reviewer"This has an awesome heroine and hero! So strong and so brave"— Voracious Readers Reviewer"There is no genre that I love more than well-written romantic suspense."— Voracious Readers Reviewer


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Love applies to tennis and life

This was my first book by CB Samet and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Enjoyed the tennis theme and threat suspense. Good character development and liked the interaction of Aurora and Mason. Look forward to reading more by this author.

Liz C.
Dry and disappointing

I had such great expectations for my first book by this author. The blurb is misleading. The hero comes across as weak. The tennis star could have had more suspense added to the plot. I had no trouble taking breaks away from the book. Could have been hotter and way more dramatic.

John A. Clark
Enjoyed this book very much great page turner.

I give five stars to every single book I like. This story is well written and very moving. Would make a great movie in my opinion. Well done. C B Samet.

Carolyn Kashady

Mystery, tension, love story. All included in this book. First book read by this author and will surely read more.

E Cowgill
Nail-biting Suspense

This was the first book I’ve read by CB Samet, but it won’t be the last! Nail-biting suspense ands building tension kept me on the edge of my seat. Readers will enjoy this romantic suspense and like me, will want to read more!

Tina P Kimble
Absolutely loved this story

Very interesting listen absolutely loved the characters in this book. I don't usually read or listen to this style of writing but I'm thrilled I took time for this book. I just couldn't stop listening or take a break from it until I got to the end. The narrator was also great I typically search out books with both male and female narrators for the voice differences but this was overall a great experience.

Meridian File

I enjoyed this contemporary romance and suspense story highlighting an American tennis player on the international circuit receiving death threats in the mail. Her parents employ a team of expert bodyguards who keep her safe through increasing danger. The characters are realistic and flawed, but have a lot of drive, perseverance, and integrity. While the danger gets intense, and the attraction is clearly established, there are no graphically described scenes to make the reader uncomfortable.


I didn't connect with this story and I can't even say why.
I felt that there were too many unimportant scenes that did nothing to promote the story.
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