Sarah tries to save her family business and her life in ‘City Under Siege’ by RJ Prescott

We are thrilled to be sharing with you the release of USA Today bestselling author R.J. Prescott’s CITY UNDER SIEGE. This brand new standalone is perfect for fans of contemporary romance who love a little suspense and a hot British military hero. Be sure to grab your copy today!



London is a city in flames. Tensions are high and a critical situation is about to go from bad to worse. The Prime Minister wants to send a message, and the SAS will be the ones to deliver it.

Emotional detachment is my specialty. I’m ruthless and cut throat, but there is nobody better.

Sarah Tatem is an innocent. Caught up in a world in which she doesn’t belong, and trying desperately to do the right thing. My job is to keep her safe long enough to get what’s needed, and bring an end to this siege of terror.

But something has changed. I’ve learned that the only thing stronger than loyalty is love, and now she’s gone.

My name is Lieutenant Tom Harper, and I’m about to unleash hell.

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This story is has everything that you could want in a story. Romance, drama, espionage, and just a wee bit of comedy. It’s the drama of Sarah trying to figure out how to save her company from going bankrupt while not dying in the process.

It is in a lot of ways like the movie The Bodyguard. Tom is assigned to keep Sarah safe from the evils that her family has put her in. He knows that he should stay away. But who wants to stay away from something that makes your life better? And also, it’s the forbidden kind of love that makes the best kinds of romance stories. It gives you something to root for.

Like the other books that I have read from RJ Prescott, there were some paragraphs that ran a little long. Though I will say that this one is a lot better than the last series I read. This one only had a few times where the paragraph took up a whole page. A little spacing out would have been helpful with the flow but since it was only a few times, it didn’t deter from my experience too much.

The story has a lot of ups, downs, and twists and turns as Sarah and Tom try to figure out who is trying to take her out and stop them before she dies. I love the back and forth that Sarah and Tom have and I especially like seeing the rough exterior of Tom soften when he falls for Sarah. The only thing that I didn’t like about their love story is that it happened essentially overnight. One chapter there is tension of them trying to get together and the next they are already jumping into bed together (so to speak).

It’s a good story and one that I enjoyed but I don’t know if has that re-reading quality about it. But who knows? Things could change as time passes.

Rating: B-

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Read an excerpt from CITY UNDER SIEGE

I was practically kneeling in front of the screen as I tried to understand what I was seeing. Men were shouting at one another, though their words were indecipherable.

The person filming darted out from behind a shipping container to take more shots. Everything was happening so fast, the camera moving wildly with the person it was attached to. Finally, I realised it was a body cam by the way it was flailing and jerking all over the place. I had no idea what shipyard they were in, but it made sense that the assault would be there rather than a boat. They would have wanted to take the terrorists after the handover happened, just to be sure.

A soldier came into shot across the way, crouched behind another container, and I guessed he was one of ours. Covered from head to toe, it was impossible to know who it was, but I held my breath anyway. The camera at least became steady as the gunfire slowly ebbed, though focused now on the last of the targets. In the periphery of the screen, the kneeling soldier leant further forward to take a shot when he was yanked sharply backwards in a move that literally saved his life. As the last shot rang out, sounding a death knell to the terrorists who’d been responsible for taking so many innocent civilian lives, the rest of the team seemed to realise what I already knew. The rescuer, the guardian angel who’d ripped his teammate away from the path of certain death, had exposed himself to make the ultimate sacrifice, saving his friend’s life at the expense of his own. Soldiers darted in front of the camera again, and a few more indistinguishable voices called out before the silence. The excruciating, insufferable, tormenting silence, broken only by the clear voice that cut through the darkness like a scythe, ripping a hole through my heart as it did.

“Man down.”




USA Today bestselling author R.J. Prescott was born in Cardiff, South Wales, and studied law at the University of Bristol, England. Four weeks before graduation she fell in love, and stayed. Ten years later, she convinced her crazy, wonderful firefighter husband to move back to Cardiff where they now live with their two equally crazy sons. Her debut novel The Hurricane was an international bestseller and finalist in the Goodreads Awards in the category of debut author.

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