Monday 22 June 2020

Blog Tour ~ Up Close and Personal by Kathryn Freeman ☼

☼ Delighted to host a stop on this summery blog tour ☼

One More Chapter
June 2020

My thanks to the publishers and Rachel's Random Resources for my ecopy of this book
and the invitation to this blog tour

Sizzling chemistry, a page-turning will they/won’t they romance and the hottest twist on one of your favourite movies..

British actor Zac Edwards is the latest heartthrob to hit the red carpets. Hot, talented and rich, he sends women wild…all except one.

Close protection officer Kat Parker hasn’t got time to play celebrity games. She has one job: to protect Zac from the stalker that seems to be dogging his every move.

Zac might get her hot under her very starched collar, but Kat’s a professional – and sleeping with Zac is no way part of her remit… 

What did I think about it..

Zac Edwards is a famous actor, he's also the quintessential Englishman and drop dead gorgeous, with the whole world at his feet. Kat Parker is the feisty ex-army close protection officer assigned to look after Zac. Rather against Zac's better judgement he realises that, whilst his life would be much simpler without Kat, he really can't take the risk of being without her protection.

What then follows is a lovely story which turns the whole bodyguard theory upside down with a female protection officer guarding her famous male client. I loved the many differences in the personalities of these two very likeable leading characters and thoroughly enjoyed the spats and banter between them but I think what really brings the story together is the sizzle of anticipated passion. 

As always, this skilful author gives us a gorgeous story which has all the necessary pieces of light and shade, along with a delicious sense of 'will they, won't they' romance.  It's not all hearts and flowers though as the story turns a little bit serious in places and I enjoyed how the plot went from lighthearted, to deeper, and then back again to light hearted, and all credit to the author for doing this change of pace so very well. 

Whenever I pick up one of this author's stories, I know that I won't be able to put the book down and Up Close and Personal was no exception; I devoured the story in one sitting, caught up in the gorgeousness of Zac, as he faces the challenges which beset him, alongside the serious determination of Kat to protect him at all cost.

Up Close and Personal is a real treat of a read and perfect escapism for an afternoon read in the garden or to while away a cosy night by the fire.

A former pharmacist, I’m now a medical writer who also writes romance. Some days a racing heart is a medical condition, others it’s the reaction to a hunky hero. I’ve two sons and a husband who asks every Valentine’s Day whether he has to buy a card (yes, he does), so any romance is all in my head. Then again, his unstinting support of my career change proves love isn't always about hearts and flowers-and heroes come in many disguises. 

Twitter @KathrynFreeman1


  1. Ah, Jo, what can I say. Your review is such a treat for me to read - thank you so, so much. I hope you, Timmy and Jaffa are all well 😊

    1. Thank you for another great story. Can't wait for the next one !! All well here, thank you, and hope you are too? Keep safe x


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