Tuesday 18 October 2016

Review ~ The Protector by Jodi Ellen Malpas


A bit of blurb...

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.

My Thoughts about The Protector..

Firstly, I was charmed by the cover which looks deliciously romantic and from the beginning there is an obvious passionate theme to the novel even though the premise of the story sometimes dictates otherwise.

Secondly, the story has a nice edge to it and both Camille and Jake are eminently likeable, although to be honest I was more team Jake than Camille as she perplexed me at times. She’s a typical daddy’s rich girl with a troubled past ,however, it was Jake's shadowy military past which captured my attention more.

From the start of the novel there is an undeniable attraction between alpha- male Jake and Camille and the tantalising glimpse of a possible relationship between them is handled well and with nice attention to detail. The author gets into the psyche of her characters very well, she makes them both passionate and vulnerable and I enjoyed that aspect of the story.

So overall, although this is not my usual genre, I enjoyed The Protector. It’s a passionate romance which I enjoyed seeing played out in the wider context of the story.

Best Read with...A cup of iced tea and some pretty pink cup cakes, heavy on the frosting..

About Jodi: 

Jodi Ellen Malpas is a self-professed day-dreamer, obsessed with Converse, and marked with a terrible weak spot for Alpha Males. She has sold hundreds of thousands of her renowned erotic trilogy, This Man, which she wrote in secret before self-publishing as e-books. She landed a major US publishing deal and sailed straight to the top of the New York Times bestsellers chart in a few short months. Her work has been cited as ‘A more sophisticated Fifty Shades of Grey’.

My thanks to Rebecca at FMcm for my copy of The Protector.

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