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Infuriating

(Elite Protection Services #4)

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What he fears is love.

JACKSON AVERY has everything in life, except somebody to share it with. But as the owner of one of the largest private security forces in the country, he’s got plenty to keep him busy until he finds ‘the one.’ After spending the last year dealing with the fallout of his best security agents falling for their clients, the last thing Jackson expects is
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Kindle Edition, 265 pages
Published July 27th 2020
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~✡~Dαni(ela) ♥ ♂♂ love & semi-colons~✡~
I'm reading this series out of order because I'm a rebel like that. I've been curious about Jackson who's so serious and contained in the other books. In this book, we see a more relaxed version of Jackson, and I liked it.

I will forever see Jackson as a slightly younger Idris Elba, who is undoubtedly one of the world's most gorgeous men at any age (fight me). But Jackson isn't just hot. He's a loving son and brother, a fair boss, and a strategic thinker. And the second he sets eyes on Dayton, he
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Candy M.
3.4 “A bit nonsensical, but still fairly enjoyable” stars

To be completely upfront, I’ve been dreading picking this one up for a while now. After some specific spoilers I spotted while researching (aka reading other’s reviews), my plans for grabbing this any time soon were scrapped… until all the hype for the spin-off series got to me, that is.

Once that happened, it was only a matter of time until I caved.

The verdict, now that I’m done?

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Plus, the plot might’ve been Sloane Kennedy’s levels of
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*J* Too Many Books Too Little Time
Aug 03, 2020 rated it really liked it
Recommended to *J* Too Many Books Too Little Time by: .Lili.
This one was smoking hot.

Overall an enjoyable read. More of the guilty pleasure variety. I thought the relationship was a bit...superficial maybe? IDK, not a lot of depth and emotions. Mostly insta-attraction.

A bit OTT at times. But no manufactured drama.

This is the only book in the series I've read. I can be read as a standalone I think, but I was a bit lost as to who everyone was.

I'll definitely be checking out other works by this author.
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Jan
Aug 05, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: kink, lgbtq, age-gap, ku, dirty-boy
Colour me surprised, as a non-fan of mystery I have to say that this one was quite entertaining.

Another highlight was the hotness. Manties, lace and makeup kind of hot.



That said, the romance was a bit too easy for my taste. I need a tad bit more of more conflict. 😏

It left me curious about the others in the series.

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Cal
Dec 24, 2020 rated it really liked it
I just love this. I swear I feel like I'm the easiest person to please on this app/site. This book pushed the right buttons and the right strings for me. ...more
Susan
I liked this! Even though the relationship started out in a way that was very out of character for Jackson.

Jackson is the boss of Elite’s Protection Services and he always came across as a no-nonsense man who doesn’t take shit from anyone. And while I totally got that he was immediately attracted to Dayton, whom he had to protect, it felt completely out of character for him to start a physical relationship with Day only hours after meeting him.

Jackson was really cross with Lincoln and Shep in th
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Gerbera_Reads
Jul 30, 2020 rated it really liked it
In this continuation of Elite Protection series Jackson Avery, the owner of the agency, finds his happy ever after with a young man who has been dealt a tough hand in life but made the best of it. It's steadily paced, love at first sight steamy Daddy/boy romance with a touch of humor, angst and mild suspense. I liked both Jackson and Dayton. They completed each other - Jackson was a protector and nurturer and that was exactly what Dayton needed. I think Dayton brought a bit of playfulness into o ...more
Gemini Chronicle
Nov 10, 2020 rated it liked it
While I enjoyed this, it didn’t WOW me. And I have no desire to finish it at 77%...

It’s not the book, guys. There’s nothing wrong with the book. It’s ME.

I’m sorry it had to be this way. At the beginning, it was magic. A severely dyslexic cam boy with issues that rival the Eiffel Tower? Sign me up and take my money! A sweet daddy who sees something in him besides his mountains of walls? My bread and butter.

I guess what didn’t work for me here was Jackson. Oh my god, it pains me to say that. It’
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Rachel Emily
OMG ONLEY JAMES DOES NOT WRITE A BAD STORY.

Seriously, I have rated every story from her 5 stars and there are a couple I would rate 6 if I could!

Jackson agrees to watch over Day when Day witnesses a murder while filming a camboy session one night. The attraction between the two is instant - I did get the feeling of insta-love in this one, more so than the previous stories in the series. But the heightened emotions and intensity between the two made it work and I just loved them.

I have been wait
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Annery
***2.75*** DISSENTING OPINION

I'll keep this brief. It could be me, wrong time, wrong book, dunno 🤷🏻‍♀️🤷🏻‍♀️🤷🏻‍♀️ but I'm beginning to get that this series might not be for me.

If you're here for the smex, bossy Daddy, and needy boy you'll be fine. The rest? Didn't work for me but YMMV.

Jackson, founder of Elite, has intrigued me from the start but I'm sad to say that I was disappointed. I like Jackson as person, love his style, how he is with his family, employees/friends but his two second decisi
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~nikki the recovering book addict
Inconsistencies

Gah... I hate writing a bad review. And I’m really sorry but I almost DNF this towards the end. Because my goodness, the specifics of the story don’t make sense. Also, I do know love at first sight is a thing but it was NOT executed well here. I mean, there was no indication of that at all. It wasn’t even lust at first sight.

Jackson was kinda indifferent towards Day when he first saw him. And then 24 hours later he’s like “I knew it the moment I saw him”. I’m paraphrasing. I don’
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Heather
Jul 31, 2020 rated it liked it
This one wasn't my favorite in the series. My main problem was the soulmate/instalove aspect of the book. There are 7 billion people in the world, are we really supposed to believe there is only one right person out there for each of us? Like...no, and using the soulmate thing as the basis for instalove is not one of my favorite things.

The things I did like were Day's snarky attitude, the way this author doesn't back away from hard emotional topics (or do that thing where love cures everything),
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Xanthe
Aug 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Infuriating is another great addition to the Elite Protection Services series.
Jackson, boss of EPS, gets his own HEA in this book. I love his belief in soulmates, always has after hearing about his parents relationship and within ten minutes of meeting Day, he thinks he could be the one. Day is a man very much deserving of love, care and compassion after a harsh childhood and rough start when he ran away to LA aged fourteen.
There's beautiful relationship development between the MC's as a red h
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Valeen Robertson (Live Thru Books Blog)


Dayton (Day) has had a rough life. He has severe dyslexia, leaving him unable to read, so has had to figure out other, non-conventional ways, to support himself. Jackson took one look at Day and wanted to protect him, to claim him as his boy. Being that he's much older than Day, and the owner of his own security company puts him in an enviable position to do just that. Now he just has to prove to Day that Day is the beautiful person he sees him as, and is deserving of Jackson's love.



Jackson and
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Judy
Aug 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is the first story I’ve read from this series but I think I need to go back and read the rest. The story is just so good I was trapped from the beginning. The characters are so well described I feel I know them. The story flow is so constant that there was not a place I wanted to set it down. Dayton is so insecure and made me feel so protective of him even when he was being a total brat. He is determined he has no good qualities and is totally unlovable. Jackson is a guy I would wish for ev ...more
Penny Ellen
Jul 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Damn, what a story!
I want more, I always feel like I read way too quickly with this series. I never want them to end.
I will definitely be rereading this again.

Day is one prickly brat with such a big heart, he is sassy and confident yet vulnerable at the same time. “My spirit animal is a porcupine”.

Jackson is such a romantic, he knows right from the start that Day is ment to be his and he will be as patient as he needs to for Day to let down his walls and let Jackson in.

Daddy? check
Boy/Brat?
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Amy Dufera - Amy's MM Romance Reviews
Infuriating, the fourth book in the Elite Protection Services, is everything I love about this Onley James' series.

This story revolves around Day, who witnessed a murder, and Jackson , who's hired to protect him. If you've been following this series, you'll remember that Jackson is the owner of the Protection Agency. And, yes, it's time for him to find love.

Oh, how I love these men. Day is wonderfully open and unapologetic about who he is. He's a femme cam-boy and he's wonderful at it. His bac
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Badh
Aug 27, 2020 rated it really liked it
Dayton was so sweet and sassy. Even though he was a camboy, he still has some innocence, in a way. I liked him so much.

Jackson really needed someone to break through his walls, and Day was great for that.
Ana  Nimity
Aug 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Hurt-comfort to the next level

Onley James has a way with smutty hurt-comfort reads. She can also write some nasty villains, so that when the lovers ultimately prevail, it's extremely satisfying.
This book layers opposite-attracts with size difference and a heaping helping of daddy kink. Oh, and Daddy's boy loves lingerie. It's sweet and so very hot.
There are trigger warnings, so heed those, but I highly recommend this installment of the Elite Protection Services series!
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Devoted❤️Reader
Aug 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Just as you are

Oh this book, fair warning: it will tear you apart but it pieces you back together in the most incredible way. Day is nothing short of amazing. He’s brilliant, fierce and someone I would be lucky to count as a friend. Jackson—sigh—I’ve waited for his story and it was everything and beyond what I expected. “I’ve known you my whole life. I just hadn’t found you yet.” So many feels with Jackson, Day and all of Elite. This family is “ride-or-die” and I wouldn’t have it any other way.
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Myriam
Aug 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is the fourth book in the series and if Onley James keeps writing 'em I will keep reading 'em. You would think that the formula of "big, badass guy meets twinky, femme guy and they proceed to fall in love and have kinky sex" would get boring but it just...gets better somehow? I really appreciate an author who knows what they like and commits to delivering exactly that to an audience with the same taste.

Jackson and Dayton have some of the hottest sex of the series yet. Their chemistry is utt
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haletostilinski
This is probably one of my favorites, if not my favorite, in this series. I adored Jackson and Dayton together.

Dayton has had an enormously tough life. He has severe dyslexia, and he was raised for a good portion of his life by his abusive, addict grandmother who would call him stupid because he couldn't read, and actually hit him and such.

He had one true friend, Sarah, who had CF. When he was 14, he ran away to LA, but he was 14 and naive and too young and he was approached by a gross, horribl
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Larissa
Aug 12, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviews
Infuriating is the 4th book in the Elite Protection Services series, which focuses on the private security company of same name owned by Jackson Avery, the focus of this book. Jackson has appeared in the preceding books in this series - note that this is a series of interconnected stand-alones that you can read individually or in any order but best read in sequence for full context - and we know he's ridiculously rich, sexy and intimidating, and at the start of this book, we learn he’s also lone ...more
J.L.
Dec 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: november-2020
This story is a departure from previous works in the series in that the body to be guarded is not a high-paying, relatively famous client. Instead, Jackson ends up with Day in his charge as a favor to a family friend, and their lives quickly become entwined with what was supposed to be an external murder mystery. The chemistry between the men is instantaneous, and two of my favorite things about this book are the lack of “oh, we shouldn’t” in them pursuing a physical relationship and the positiv ...more
Stephanie W
Aug 12, 2020 rated it really liked it
Infuriating is my first read in a series I knew nothing about prior to this one.

This follows an elite security company...

Jackson Avery - at this time, he is on top of the world. The only thing missing, a partner to share his happiness with. One thing giving him pause; watching his agents fall for their clients. Usually a no no in any business. An epidemic in his. Too bad Jackson's turn to break the rules is much closer than he thinks.

Dayton Daniels - an independent guy who has been on his own s
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LaceandLit
Jul 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing

Infuriating – Onley James

Jackson Avery, I would call you Daddy too.

Onley James’ characters become more edible each book I read. The men of Elite Protection Services are positively panty dropping; Jackson and Dayton are no exception.

Jackson is dripping with Daddy sexual energy. He is the big boss man of Elite Protection Services with a side of soft romantical flair, which honestly makes him irresistible. When Day witnesses a murder of an ADA, Jackson jumps to offer Elite protective detail. In
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R
Jul 31, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Day is a fighter. At fourteen, living on his own in LA. True, his apartment was a dump and he had to trade sexual favors for it, but it was better than anything he’d had before. A twink cam boy who loved his work. He knew he wasn’t good enough for anyone to love.Till he saw someone murdered, and Jackson became his hot, hot, guardian angel.

Jackson ran his protection agency with a kind of iron fist. His help kept falling for their protectees, and messing with his business. So the first time he saw
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Valerie
Aug 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
ONLEY ELITE!

I want to start off by saying the entire Elite Protection Services is a great series, so if you haven’t read the other books please do so. With that being said, Infuriating is my all time favorite of this series.

What Day deals with is heartbreaking. As a Nurse I see numerous children come trough with the lack of love and understanding a parent should give. This is a tough subject and obviously one that is hard for Day. Onley writes Day’s story with as much love and compassion as sh
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thebloggerandthegeek
One thing: the sex was rushed to the point where you blink and they are jumping on each other's body. I liked Day's character, he's naive but devious at the same time. His background like the other books touches a topic that was very sad: verbally abused, mocked as a child, and sexually abused as a young teenager. Jackson was a favorite character since the first book but I found so unrealistic for them to immediately get into sex when Jackson is a business owner and more than anyone else knows a ...more
Tabitha Anne
Aug 12, 2020 rated it really liked it
Really enjoyed this series overall, but book 1 & 4 were my favorites, with Infuriating coming out on top.

I wasn’t sure if I’d enjoy this one as much because I didn’t feel connected to Jackson throughout the series at all, but in the end he’s the one I loved the most. The entire story was on par with the previous books, but what stood out to me the most, and what I loved, was how realistic the relationship between Jackson and Day was even within the outrageous universe they are set in. I love th
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ONLEY JAMES is the pen name of YA author, Martina McAtee, who lives in Central Florida with her children, her pitbull, her weiner dog and an ever-growing collection of shady looking cats. She splits her time between writing YA LGBT paranormal romances, writing adult m/m romances and running her publishing company, 7 Sisters Publishing, which specializes in diverse fiction.

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