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Black and White

(Black Star Security #2)

4.27  ·  Rating details ·  276 ratings  ·  66 reviews
Singing the Blues
Former Navy SEAL, Thomas King, lost his wife in the most painful way imaginable. Now, he’s a member of the Black Star Security team, and when King’s favorite singer, Savannah Summers, is nearly killed, he steps up to be her bodyguard. It’s a dream come true for King. He’s been her biggest fan for years, and her music helped him through the darkest time in
250 pages
Published April 16th 2018
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Apr 16, 2018 added it
Another No rating for me:(

OK, this book was a short read but I couldn't get into it at all. Maybe it's a me thing because I have been on a streak of no rating books..... I ended up just skipping the whole middle and heading right to the end and even that didn't make me want to go back and pick up where I left off:(
Apr 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
I liked this story in the most part, but to be honest, I couldn't get into the protagonist's romance because of all the mentions of the Hero's dead wife. He was deeply in love with her and I don't think it was mentioned how long ago she had died, but he didn't seem to be over her at all throughout the book. Yes, part of it was guilt that he couldn't save her, but it was mostly the loss. As a reader, I don't want to know about an ex love and how great they were together and what their life was li ...more
Apr 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
A female country singer is in danger, and uncovering the reason for her repeatedly being threatened is up to the Black Star Security team. The second book in the series is packed with unknowns and plenty of emotion, and the main characters must also face some personal issues. Cynthia Rayne fills the story with perilous exploits and unanticipated twists, and I was caught up in the riveting plot from the very start and remained captivated until all is revealed. BLACK AND WHITE is intriguingly susp ...more
Apr 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Finding redemption and solice in music and love...

King is the ultimate in protective, alpha male. The death of his wife has left him torn and shredded. While he has been dealt an awful blow in life, his world is now Black Star Security and listening to country music by a particular songstress - who pulled him though his grief.

A seemingly random incident has left Savannah shaken to the depths of her soul. She has been targeted by a stalker? Marked to die? And she doesn’t know where the threat is
Shelly Reynolds
Apr 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
"Her smile could be a lethal weapon. It gutted him. It made King want to scale mountains, slay dragons, and fight her battles."

Who doesn't love a hot bodyguard? Add in that he's six-foot-eight and a wall of muscle, and I'm a goner!! I really enjoyed this story and I love the banter between King, Storm, Nox, and Zane - just like brothers, picking on each other and settling matters with fists.

Thomas King has been a fan of Savvy's for years. In fact, it was her music that lifted him up when he was
Nikki Brooks
Loving this new series!

King may be all alpha male, veteran and tower of strength but he has the soul of a poet and is in touch with his sensitive side! His late wife loved the music of Savannah, country star extraordinare, and he latched onto it a lifeline when she died. The team may give him hell for being a stalker but he is just an avid fan! Savannah however, now appears to be in the crosshairs of a real stalker and King decides to volunteer the teams services to her management team. After al
Jun 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
Black and White is the second book in the exciting new Black Star Security series by bestselling author Cynthia Rayne. I really like the concept of this series, the characters, the camaraderie and hilarious banter between the members of BSS, and the intriguing storylines. It's definitely a series that I can't wait to read more of.

As much as I liked both Thomas "King" and Savannah "Savvy" Summers, there was just too much everything when it came to King's first wife. He still loved her, felt extr
Gucci 35
Jul 01, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4 Stars

Black and White is book 2 of Black Star Security. This is King's story, if you read book one then you know heard about the breading King. He lost his wife a few years ago and he still is in so much pain. He loves to listen to country music star Savannah Summers aka Savvy her music helps with his loss of his wife Nicole. Savvy is attacked at one of her shows, when King sees this he convinces West to get Black Star Security the job of protecting her. West and crew know how much of a fan Kin
Stacy J.
Apr 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
What an action-packed book. It definitely got your heart rate up!!

Thomas King has had some very dark times in his life and the only light he had during this time was listening to music, Savannah Summers to be exact. From this despair, King became a fan. When he finds out she is in danger, he strong arms his boss into becoming her bodyguard. He is attracted to her but when they meet he finds out their chemistry is explosive.

Savvy is scared, hurt and knowing who to trust. Then this mountain of a m
This one was a hard one to rate for me. I loved the overall story but wished for a little bit more. If that makes any sense. The characters were great. I couldn’t help but want to give King a big hug and take all his guilt and worries away. I found Savvy to be a total sweetheart, as do her fans. And just like me, everyone loves her and no one can fathom why someone would want her dead. Although this did have some action packed sequences I think there could have been more suspense leading up to t ...more
Apr 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I'm pretty sure I said this before, but when I found out that Cynthia Rayne wasn't writing anymore Four Horseman and Dixie Mafia books I almost those books! Luckily for us she's writing another series that has all the elements of a great Cynthia Rayne, sexy, exciting and laugh out loud funny. Black and White is the 2nd book in the Black Star Security series and it's fabulous. Loved King in the 1st book and thought his little crush on singing star Savvy was so sweet. In Bl ...more
Lin ( Nerdy Bookworm)
Apr 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
****I voluntarily received an Advance Review Copy of this book in exchange for my honest review****
Thomas King a member of the Black Star Security and former Navy SEAL obtained an assignment to protect his admired singer Savannah Summers. Savannah love her singing career but she feels as if she is pushed in a corner from her manager, Adam Campbell. Savannah loved her fans until she begins to receive flowers and presents from an unknown fan which resulted into a threat on her life. Thomas and Sa
Viper Spaulding
Apr 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I loved Tommy and Savvy together!

Thomas King - "King" to everyone but his sister, Ellie - is solely focused on protecting Savannah, his favorite singer, when her life is threatened. His determination borders on obsession, but his constant presence is the only thing that makes Savvy feel safe. Their intense romance builds gradually against the backdrop of the investigation into who is threatening her, and why.

I really enjoyed the abundant humor and authentic camaraderie displayed throughout this
Dawnmarie Burke
Apr 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
King is Savvy 's biggest fan she was there for him at the worst time of his life so when he hears that someone tried to hurt her he knows that he has to protect her. King feels that he is the only one who can keep Savvy alive so he tells West he wants the job period. Savvy is overwhelmed when she meets King but after he displays how inept her bodyguards are she hires him and his team. As they try to figure out who wants to hurt her they grow closer and are immediately attracted to each other but ...more
Apr 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
*4.5 Stars*

Cynthia Rayne always does an amazing job when it comes to really providing an engaging story. It hooked my interest and didn't let go. Her characters were fully developed and I could feel my heart break so many times for Thomas King and Savannah Summers. As always, the author truly takes a reader (and the characters) on a journey.

This book also really utilized suspense. I kept trying to figure out the answers ahead of time but Cynthia Rayne did an excellent job of keeping me off-kilte
Apr 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I’m really enjoying this series from Ms Rayne. The characters are diverse and some of the moments in them are downright funny. Mostly tho the storylines are intense and very serious. This book is about King and Savvy, she’s a country music star and King, who’s part of Blackstone Security, is still carrying guilt about his ex wife’s death. When Savvy’s life is threatened and someone loses their life, King who’s always been a big fan steps up and takes over her Security. As they spend more time to ...more
Apr 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I love everything this lady puts out. So I was super excited when this new series came out.
This is the story of Thomas and Savannah.
When former Navy Seal Thomas King lost his wife he had to figure out what to do with this life. He decided he wanted to become a member of the Black Star Security team to hopefully help others.
When King’s favorite country singer, Savannah is nearly killed Thomas asked if he could be her bodyguard.
King has been a fan of Savannah's for years, It was her music that
Apr 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Loved this SEAL story – Music, Danger and Romance!!

Country singer Savannah Summers is injured in an attack. Savvy struggles with declining popularity, a controlling manager and staying alive

Former SEAL King lost his wife tragically, but has been smitten by Savvy whose music was introduced to him by his wife. When Black Star Security is given the task of keeping Savvy safe, all bets are off. Getting to the bottom of the attack and the string of escalating threats give this team much to consider.
Kat Wes
Apr 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Another suspenseful book in this series.
Country star Savannah Summers has someone determined to kill her. Her backup singer, Gloria, took a bullet that seemed to be intended for her, but was it really? Or is someone trying to torment her?
Former SEAL Thomas King has a history of letting down the woman in his life. After his wife's death Savvy's music got him through. He feels he is the only one who can protect her from this madman.
This book has suspense from beginning to end. If that's your thi
Apr 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
Loved this book! King and Savvy are a match made in heaven. King is a damaged soul. He lost the only person that ever meant anything to him. He never opened his heart to love again. That was until he met Savvy. Savvy was at the top of her career when someone decided she was worth more dead than alive. But who would want to harm a sweet and humble singer? King has followed Savvy’s career for years. Now he is her bodyguard. King falls hard and knows her life depends on him. But King doesn’t hold a ...more
May 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I received a complimentary copy of this book and I am voluntarily reviewing it.

This was a wonderful addition to the Black Star Security series. I thoroughly enjoyed this story. The intrigue as to who was behind the mystery kept me turning the pages. (I was totally incorrect as to who I thought it was!!!) King was a fantastic hero that is totally swoon-worthy!!!! Keep tissues handy not for tears but to wipe away the drool!!! I hate to see the end of these books. I so look forward to the other boo
Tammy  Paterson
Love conquer all.

This is a good love story about a country music star and a man who is to protect her from a hired hitman and a obsessed fan. They are thrown together by the thread on her life and fell in love along the way.
This book is a romance reading and the storyline is ok but not as good as I would have liked. There was not enough mystery and I figured out who hired the hit man right from the beginning. As for the stalker that was a given to. There just was no suspense but the book was a
Apr 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
When former Navy Seal, Thomas King lost his wife in a horrible manner, he had to figure out what to do with his life. He decided to become a member of the Black Star Security team. When King’s favorite singer, Savannah Summers is nearly killed he asks to be her bodyguard. King is in Heaven getting to be with Savannah as he’s been a fan for years, her music helping with his grief when his wife died. However, he’s not sure he can keep his hands to himself, as she is a dream come true for him.

Robin Smith
Apr 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-5-stars
Savvy is a country singer with a small problem ... someone is trying to kill her. But why and who ?? King is the gentle warrior that used Savvy's music to sooth his troubled heart. But now he's heard of her assination attempt and rides in to save the day. Him and the team from Black Star Security. With a sassy attitude and a 6 ft giant at her side, our heroine feels like stepping out to find out who would be attacking her and for the reason behind it. Both of these people are fighting the past t ...more
Lisa Seely
Apr 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Black and White

King & Savvy’s story - really enjoyed this book. I am a huge fan of The Kentucky and Tennessee regions and I found myself reading with a southern twang in my head, it made me grin a few times thru the book. This is a relatively new author for me and I am truly enjoying reading the Black Star series and am looking forward to the next one. Cynthia Rayne is now an author I follow on Goodreads and Amazon so I can be notified of her upcoming releases. I was lucky to receive this book a
Apr 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
King and his Savvy
Former Navy Seal Thomas King lost a woman he loved. One of things that got him through it was Savannah Summers. Her songs were the therapy he needed.
When someone tries to kill her, he and his team at Black Star Security will do anything to keep her safe.
This is the second book in the Black Star series. I fell in love with the guys in book one and my love affair with them continues in this one. Nox is my favorite. Can't wait for his book.
Buying this book is money well spent. Buy
Pat Rathmann
May 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

This Black Star Series is fantastic. Another member of the team meets the woman of his dreams. King has been in awe of country singer Savannah for years. When someone shoots at her while on stage at a concert in Europe, he talks West into offering their services to the singer.
Once back in the States, she agrees to hire them to protect her. An intense story with a lot of misdirection regarding the guilty party until almost the end with a surprising outcome
Jun 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
I knew I was in for a treat when I got to continue on in this series with Thomas and Savannah taking me. This former Seal pulls on your heart but he also has a giant heart. When he goes to being a bodyguard for his favorite singer you eye it closely to see where this will be headed. The drama will keep you on edge. The thing that stopped this from being a five for me is the multiple references for the wife especially if he is truly still grieving how can this go forward which would how it would ...more
Jan 20, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Country music at its best

When you read this one by the end it will stick in your head, “this would make a great country song.”
Love , betrayal, death, life, and a happy ending. Both of the main characters have a deep need to love and protect. But to also make things right. I love that the way Savannah’s dream came true was by throwing out the money grubbing manager and making her own music.
There are a lot of characters in this story and I am still not sure that I have their rolls in Blackstar in
Apr 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
3 1/2

I don’t know this story just didn’t do it for me. The writing was excellent and the plot kept you reading, but I just couldn’t for the life of me get into the book. I wasn’t even scared for the main character at all. There was a great deal of sizzle but really no action between King and Savvy till the very end.

It is a good read, but I guess I am in a mood.

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Cynthia Rayne is a USA TODAY bestselling author of the Black Star Security, Kinky Security, Lone Star Mobster, and the Four Horsemen MC Series. While Cynthia was born and raised a damn Yankee in Ohio, her parents hail from Dixie, and she grew up on homemade buttermilk biscuits and southern wisdom. In her spare time, she enjoys shopping, reading way too many romance novels, and drinking a truly obs ...more

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