The Protector

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The Protector

The cover is the thing that made me want to read “The Protector”. It’s so pretty. And well if you think Camille is just another pretty face well you would be wrong. She is determined to be free. She did have some of the normal issues that rich little girls have like a stint in rehab. But even with that she was a very good character and I enjoyed reading about her.

Come in Jake Sharp! Mmmmm. I really-really liked reading about him, LOL. I really loved that he pretty much tries to avoid girls like Camille. She is SO beyond what he didn't want. And having to protect her 24/7 wasn’t exactly what he was looking for. But a job is a job.

These two together were great. Although both have their pasts and demons they came together and it was a joy to read. I loved that the author made Camille not snooty, or YA know b*****y. She was a really good character.

The romance in this is not insta-love, so that was good. They were attracted to each other but the love took some time. It worked out so well and I loved reading about them falling for each other.

The side character I loved was Camille's friend Heather. Plus there were others and they were a hoot. I hope that if this turns into a series that we get one about Heather. That would be fab!

The story itself was also great. It’s almost two stories in one. The one story is about the threats against Camille and then the romance. It was a nice blend of the two. I can't wait to see what else this author has in store for us. This is the first book I've read from Jodi Ellen Malpas, but she's has become a favorite in one read.

Book Blurb for The Protector

THE NEW NOVEL FROM THE #1 BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE THIS MAN TRILOGY AND ONE NIGHT TRILOGY! People think they have Camille Logan nailed: daddy's girl; beautiful, spoiled young woman with her father's bank balance to fund her lifestyle. But Camille is determined to have a life free from his strings. Out on her own, she's made mistakes, including one that found her clawing her way back after a stint in rehab and plenty of bad press. Now, after fighting so hard to be independent and happy, she finds her life threatened as a result of her father's ruthless business dealings. Caught between resentment and fear, Camille prepares herself for the measures her father will take to protect her. But nothing could prepare her for the ex-SAS sniper who crashes into her life. Jake Sharp resides in his own personal hell. He was distracted from duty once before, and the consequences were devastating--both personally and professionally. He vowed never to let that happen again. Accepting the job of bodyguard to Camille Logan isn't the kind of distraction from his demons he should take. Women and Jake don't mix well, yet protecting the heiress seems the lesser of two evils. But Jake soon discovers that she isn't the woman she's perceived to be. She's warm, compassionate, her presence settling, and his duty to protect her soon goes deeper than a well-paid job, no matter how hard he fights it. He needs absolution. He comes to need Camille. But he knows he can't have both.

Night Owl Reviews Sep, 2016 5.00