Tuesday, September 6, 2016

THE PROTECTOR by Jodi Ellen Malpas [REVIEW + Giveaway]

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.

4 Bodyguard Stars
The Protector is my first Jodi Ellen Malpas book. I don’t know why it took me so long, but I was very excited about this read. When I got the book my husband asked me why I was reading The Bodyguard, which was a great movie, so I had high expectations.

The Protector is a mixture of suspense and romance, my two favorite things in a read. I love an alpha male and a damsel in distress, especially one that is rich and slightly famous.

Cami is beautiful and is in danger. She’s not your typical damsel in distress gal, she’s very independent and successful in her own right. She’s also a model. I liked Cami. I liked how she balanced the story with her sassy exterior and rational personality. I felt like she mixed with the Hero really well.

Jake is the bodyguard and he takes his job seriously. He takes it so seriously that he doesn’t even want to take the job on at first. So this created a cute little tension between the two. Jake is the best out there and eventually he takes the job.

I really like the dynamics between Cami and Jake. I like how Jake takes his job so seriously he has this no-none-sense attitude and I like how Cami finds him a little controlling. The banter between the two was a pleasure to read.

“My need to protect this woman isn’t duty. It’s instinct.”

As the relationship progresses, we realize Jake is very guarded and he has his own secrets. This kind of adds a little tension to the read and a bit of mystery. Also, Cami’s crazy ex comes to play and I love a crazy ex storyline.

The book delivers in steam. It’s a lengthy book with plenty of things going on. The second half of the read will keep you on your toes and wondering what’s going to happen. It’s very action pack.
Overall, I enjoyed the storyline and I felt like the main characters had a great fast pace chemistry. 

AN ARC was provided

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Jodi was born and raised in the Midlands town of Northampton, England, where she lives with her two boys and a beagle. She is a self-professed daydreamer, a Converse & mojito addict, and has a terrible weak spot for Alpha Males.

Writing powerful love stories and creating addictive characters has become her passion – a passion she now shares with her devoted readers.

She’s now a proud #1 New York Times bestselling author – all six of her published novels having hit the New York Times bestsellers list – as well as a Sunday Times bestseller and international bestseller. Her work is published in over 20 languages across the world.

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