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Kiss Marry Kill

(Iron Clad Security #1)

3.95  ·  Rating details ·  616 ratings  ·  180 reviews
Five years ago they fell in love after one whirlwind summer. Now she's an internationally famous musician and he's officially out of the military, but when their worlds collide, can they keep things strictly professional? Sweet, thrilling, emotional, and sexy, fall in love with Megan and Jax in USA Today bestseller Sidney Halston's Kiss Marry Kill.

He's been chasing a memor
Kindle Edition, 1st edition, 446 pages
Published March 28th 2017 by Swerve
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XxTainaxX Curvy and Nerdy
Mar 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
I don't read a lot of romantic suspense but have found myself attracted to them more and more. This story was definitely a credit to the genre. It starts with an adrenaline-pumping situation. But it also offers a little of the heartwarming vibe with a meet-cute at a baseball game. To round it out, it has plenty of sexy times with a hot, but overbearing alpha that wants to make sure our heroine is safe.

Jax and Megan have a history. The story of how they met and the subsequent time they spent tog
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Sidney Halston breaks into the world of Romantic Suspense with Kiss Marry Kill and she dominated this genre. The story follows Megan, a now famous singer, and Jax, war veteran and now security expert. The two had a whirlwind four day affair years ago, before Jax deployed but never spoke again. Until now when Jax heard Megan is in danger and knows he has to step in to help her. Old feelings come to the surface the second they see e
Natalie  ~ The Biblioholic
First let me say... after reading this book, Sidney Halston has found a new fan. It's me, of course! Who knew that after reading the blurb and being gifted an advance copy that I'd find a new author to add to my favourites list? I freaking love when that happens. Something about this book spoke to me and I'll definitely be delving into her other novels.

Five years ago, Jax was a soldier about to go on his second tour of duty and Megan was on the brink of starting law school. Both had huge respons
Happy book birthday!!

A suspenseful, sweet and sexy, second chance romance.

After their too short-lived but thrilling weekend together they fell in love but were supposed to have a clean break, they didn’t exchange numbers because he’d leave for another tour with the marines and she’d go off to start her law degree. They’d have the fond memory of that perfect bubble in time. Five years later Jax Irons is the proud owner of Iron-Clad Security Firm and while he frequently thought of Megan, he pi
Mar 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: shit-hot-series, smp
4 - "Keep her safe..." Stars!

Sydney Halston opens her new Iron-Clad Security series, with an enjoyable second-chance reconnection romance, with an added dash of stalker suspense thrown in to keep things moving along.

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Megan Cruz and Jackson ‘Jax’ Irons, have come a long way in the five years since they last saw each other, one now a famous singer in girl-band TNT the other back i
Carmen Rae
I don’t really read a lot of romantic suspense but since this one sounded great and I like Sidney Halston’s writing I had to pick this one up. And I am so glad that I did.

The story was told in alternating points of view, shifting from present day to five years ago. And despite the suspense and drama the romance of the story was awesome.

Megan and Jax met completely by chance 5 years ago at a time that meant there was no future for them as a couple. But the off the charts chemistry between them r
Apr 13, 2017 rated it did not like it
This should have been the cover of this book:

Clear enough? No? This is like a bad Bolliwood movie!!! *sobs*

OK, shell I give free reins to my visuals?

How about this? Hhhooooottttt… not


The MCs have meet as Young Adults (by the way I should ALWAYS read the tags – this is another proof that YA/NA is N O T for me!!!!!!!!!!!), but after 4 days they part and never see each other for 5 years.

Meanwhile the girl:

Meanwhile the boy:

So she is assaulted by a stalker, he sees it on the news and runs
Carole (Carole's Random Life)
This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life in Books.

I ended up really liking this book. I have had a copy of this book for over a year and I have to say that I am a little upset with myself for letting this one get lost in pile. I thought that this was a really well done romantic suspense that kept completely entertained. This was one of those books that was easy to spend hours with at a time. I am so glad that I finally decided to pick up this book.

I tend to love second chance romanc
Apr 15, 2017 rated it it was ok
2.5 Boring Stars

Jax is co-owner of Iron-Clad security. They do security works such as bodyguard, government ops, securing homes…

"Jax was a man of action and passion-fear rarely factored in. Jax was mostly a hothead who reacted first and apologized later."

One night when he was at a bar and was watching TV, he heard this news:

"Local celebrity Megan Cruz, lead singer of TNT, was assaulted in her home on Star Island about an hour ago. It is uncertain whether Cruz is hurt. Cruz has previously reporte
4 stars

Kiss Marry Kill by Sidney Halston is the first book in the new series Iron Clad Security and I really enjoyed it.

The writing was well done, the drama/suspense was just enough to hold your interest throughout the book and the characters were likable, passionate and very relatable.

I really enjoyed watching Jax and Megan reconnect, they were both passionate people who loved hard and never forgot about the other after being apart for five years.


I liked how we get to see them as they were back
Sidney Halston
Feb 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
I wrote it. So yeah, I kinda like it!
Hope you all like it too
Mg ♥ The Bookishmedialite
Kiss Marry Kill is the first book in the Iron Clad Security Series by Sidney Halston.

5 years ago.
One weekend.
One love.

Now she's an internationally famous musician. And she's in danger.
He's back and running his own private security firm, Iron-Clad, with his best friend.

He never stopped thinking about her. And now that a deadly stalker breaks into her home claiming to be her number-one fan, he'll do anything to protect what's his.

I loved Pull Me Close so when I knew Sidney Halston was releasi
4.5 stars!

I loved this book! A sweet, fun, chemistry-filled, emotional second-chance-romance with a mystery/suspense storyline, I was completely swept up in the love story and could not put it down.

Jax and Megan met five years ago at a baseball match. When the kisscam spotlighted her and her douchey boyfriend, he ignored her as usual and refused to look up from his phone long enough to kiss her, so the random stranger sitting on her other side laid one on her that sent the stadium into cheers
Carlene Inspired
Megan Cruz is not at all like she was five years ago, now a headstrong singer for the famous band TNT, Jackson "Jax" Irons is shocked to see her on the news. When he left for war he thought he'd never see her again, even though he thought of her always, but when a stalker is reported to be after her he can't sit by and let it happen. Using his connections as one of the owners of Iron Clad Security, Jax steps in to save the day, only to be wrapped in the spell of Megan again.
Megan remembers Jax
Mindy Lou's Book Review
Mar 27, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2017, rocker
3.5 Stars!

This is my first book by Sidney Halston and it's a great start to a series. A second chance romance between an ex-marine and rock star. They met 5 years prior, Jax about to ship out and Meghan on the verge of starting law school.

This story had lot of things going for it. They way the two met was cute. How they spent the next four days together before Jax shipped out. The impact he had on her in that short amount of time, gave her the courage to change her life the way she wanted. How
Nadine Bookaholic
My initial reaction after reading the book: How have I not read any of Sidney Halston's books before? You'd think I was living under a rock or something! I CANNOT wait for the next book!!!

This book was a "WHO DONE IT" as its finest, from the first page to the last it kept me at the edge of my seat, who was after Megan and why were they trying to kill her? Right from the start we are engaged with Megan's stalker there was no slow build it was right there on page one, talk about a way to pull you
Mar 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
Megan and Jax unexpectedly meet at a baseball game while she's there with her boyfriend. I loved this whole scenario! It was great! And while Megan decides to ditch her boyfriend and hide from her family, her and Jax spend 4 amazing days together before he is deployed. (But they spend it having fun, no sex involved). This gave Megan the guts to stick up for herself and finally admit she didn't want to follow in her parent's footsteps as attorneys. She wanted to write music and perform, and that ...more
Christi Snow
Mar 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
My Review:
Next to friends to lovers, second chance at love is my favorite trope in romance. This book features that trope...and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Five years before the book took place Megan and Jax had four days together. Those four days took place right before both their lives were about to change...so they accepted that that would be all the time they'd have together...no future.

And they stuck to that...until 5 years later when Jax sees Megan on the news because of her stalker. When th
Lexi Cubbins
Off to a good start!

The book started out wonderfully, I was biting my nails by the second paragraph. Sadly those suspenseful moments were kind of missing as the story took off.
Jax and Meg were great characters, the chemistry was there, but I wasn't sure why they were dancing around something that was clearly inevitable.
Unfortunately I found myself a little bored every now and then, I expected something more action-packed and unpredictable, but still looking forward to the next books in the seri
April Symes
Sidney Halston has written a beautiful and sexy book that is centered into the world of Romantic Suspense with Kiss Marry Kill. She definitely “killed “it with this book. It is so rich with storyline and with characters; I didn’t want the book to end.

The story follows Megan who is a now famous singer, and Jax, war veteran and now security expert. They have a past together that was brief – a short affair that lasted 4 days and they haven’t seen or spoken to each other since Jax deployed 5 years
Bette Hansen
Mar 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
A chance encounter at a baseball game that leads to a weekend of passion has stayed with Jax for the last 5 years. The woman that haunts his memories is now a huge pop star and apparently has a stalker who's actions are escalating to deadly. Never one to sit on the sidelines, Jax and his security team jump in to help. Megan hasn't forgotten Jax either and she can't believe her good fortune when he comes to her aide after a nerve shattering incident with her stalker. Their reunion brings back all ...more
A. Cook
Mar 22, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Kiss, Marry, Kill This was my first read by the author and I can say that I wasn't disappointed. Kiss, Marry, Kill was a roller coaster ride to the finish and it was worth the ride. This was a tale of missed opportunity, getting even and the author did well with the romantic and heartbreaking aspects of the book. The pairing of the two leading characters was well executed with Jax (male lead) the injured ex - Marine who is determined to keep the love he once lost safe and Megan (female lead) is ...more
Mar 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017reads, arcs, netgalley
First thing that draw me to the this book is that blurb. It definitely has the Bodyguard appeal but knowing Sidney Halston's style there it won't be. Right away there is that suspense/mystery vibe. I truly didn't know how that was going to end up. Then it keeps coming with the action, I really wanted to know more. Jax has his own private security firm after being back from his service and the timing is just right to meet the girl who is firmly still on his mind. That spark when they met years ag ...more
Mar 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
***ARC Provided by NetGalley and Tasty Book Tours***

I ended up liking this story a lot, more than I thought I was going to, actually. And, I credit the author with this, as I usually really like Ms. Halston's writing and stories.

The idea of a celebrity who is being stalked falling for the bodyguard is, honestly, not new. It was freshened up, a little, by the second chance romance aspect. But, it was the way the second chance was handled, the slight difference in the way it played out years ago,
Douglas Meeks
Mar 20, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a really good story that could have been a really great story with about 50-75 pages of fluff less.

The couple of Jax a vet just short of a PTSD problem and Megan who has made it to rock stardom and they met for a few passionate days 5 years ago that changed their lives.

The book opens with a stalker breaking in which gets Jax involved back in her life after 5 years but now he runs a security company and is a bit over the top protective.

The story is good , the plot is good, keeps you gues
Becky Rendon
Mar 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
Kiss Marry Kill...the age old game to entertain the masses. Ok well, some know it by a similar name.

In this case, Kiss Marry Kill is a second chance romance. Who doesn't want to reconnect with the one who got away?!?! A hot Marine who upon sight makes your body want to climb him as a spider monkey would climb a tree?!? What are you rereading that stupid comment for- you know exactly what I mean!

Hot, gorgeous, and lickable comes riding back into your life on his motorcycle. Did I mention the whol
Mar 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I loved the hell out of this story! It’s original, fast paced and super steamy!

Jax and Megan had an intense week together before going their separate ways. Jax over-seas to the military and Megan built a career as a singer in a popular pop band. The two parted ways thinking they’d never see one another again. Now, years later Jax has been discharged from the military and owns a successful security agency. Which is why when he hears the woman who he’s never forgotten is in trouble he swoops in t
Anne - Books of My Heart
This was a very romantic and sexy book with a female rock star and an ex-military security guy. As people I really liked Megan; she was down-to-earth even though she was wealthy and a star. She had a horrible family who didn't support her. Yet she was able to be honest about her feelings and support Jax. Her family issues weren't really resolved.

Jax had lost his parents but had been very close to them. His issues with losing his team in war weren't exactly resolved either. I understand why he he
Oct 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
Jax and Megan meet five years ago and had an adventureous and very hot weekend. Now it is current day, and they meet up again. Doesn't take long to fall back into their relationship. He keeps her safe from a crazy fan. He, of course, does something stupid and runs away. In the end, Megan forgives him and true love wins. ...more
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Jeanette Escudero worked as an attorney before picking up a pen at thirty years old to write something other than legal briefs. Being published fulfilled a dream and gave her an outlet for her imaginative, romantic side. Writing as Sidney Halston, she is the USA Today bestselling author of the Panic series, the Worth the Fight series, the Iron-Clad Security novels, and the Seeing Red duet. In addi ...more

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“All these years, I’ve thought about the fun, free-spirited guy who showed me how to loosen up and live wild, and made me feel sexy and valued … Thinking about you took me back to the best time of my life. I understand you’re trying to protect me, but damn it, this isn’t you. Where’s the guy that turned my world upside down and caused me to forget all my worries with one kiss?” 1 likes
“I missed you, Jackson. And now you’re back and I don’t know what to do with that, especially when you’re living in my house barking orders and commands. I have all these feelings rushing through me – I’m so scared … but at the same time I’m happy and still shocked that you’re here. I’d rather have you here in a different role…” 1 likes
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