THE NEW NOVEL FROM THE #1 BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE THIS MAN TRILOGY AND ONE NIGHT TRILOGY!
THE PROTECTOR by Jodi Ellen Malpas
Release Date: September 6, 2016
Forever Trade Paperback and Forever eBook
Stand Alone Novel
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.
Jodi Ellen Malpas has created yet another story full of passion, romance, and mystery in her latest novel, ‘The Protector’!
Drop dead gorgeous cover model, Camille Logan, has so much more to offer than what the eye can see. She is feisty and determined to create her own value in life and not live under the umbrella of her wealthy father. Focusing on her independence and making her design career a success, she is quite disappointed with the intrusion of Jake Sharp, a bodyguard who her father hires when mysterious threats are made on her life. His only focus is his job and to protect her from harm, but the greater challenge quickly becomes both of them keeping their emotions at bay.
Everything about Camille was very unexpected. She was so strong and didn’t buy into the whole princess persona, and she was incredibly loyal, compassionate, and caring for others. She was also determined to figure out what was haunting her devastatingly handsome bodyguard.
Behind his darkness he can’t escape, ex-military and trained killer, Jake was just an absolute dream! Underneath his gruff demeanor, he was so down to earth, honest, and actually quite witty. I was completely drawn in by him and felt such compassion for him and his constant struggle in suppressing so much of himself – there was such a surprisingly wonderful man laying deep inside!
Camille was such a ray of sunshine and strength to Jake’s cloudiness and insecurity from his past, and they were such a compliment to each other. I have to admit that initially I was worried this would be another ‘insta-love’ romance. However, I wouldn’t consider this to be the case at all. Although they were both attracted to each other from the start, they both admired and appreciated each other for who they were which further ignited into their all consuming passion for each other. All in all, their relationship was very natural and effortless.
The cover is absolutely gorgeous – definitely one of my favorites of the year!
This was such a good story – complex and gripping and topped off with charming and endearing characters, incredible passion, and by the twists that Malpas is so talented in creating. Highly recommend!
*** 5 Stars for Me! ***
*** ARC provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review ***
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About the Author:
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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