by Jodi Ellen Malpas
#1 New York Times Bestselling Author
Jodi Ellen Malpas is the New York Times and Sunday Times (UK) bestselling author of two romantic trilogies: This Man and One Night. Now, Jodi Ellen Malpas is back with her long-awaited next novel—and her first stand-alone story—THE PROTECTOR
People think they have Camille Logan nailed: rich kid, daddy’s girl, beautiful, and spoiled. But Camille knows that support from her ultra-wealthy and overbearing father comes with a price tag not worth paying for. She wants a life without his strings. Out on her own, she’s made a few 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 questionable business dealings. She has no choice but to play ball when he hires an ex-SAS sniper to protect her at all costs.
Jake Sharp resides in his own personal hell. He had been distracted from duty once before and the consequences were devastating, both personally and professionally. He vowed to never let that happen again. Being the bodyguard to socialite model Camille is exactly the kind of low pressure job he needs. But he quickly comes to discover that Camille isn’t what he expected. She’s warm and emotionally generous, and she slowly succeeds in drawing him out of his tough exterior. Jake’s past haunts him. Camille’s presence settles him. But he can’t have both.
As I am typing this, I just finished reading The Protector last night. WOW! This is the first book by Jodi Ellen Malpas that I have read and now I am wonder why that is.
Camille is beautiful, successful, and the daughter of the most ruthless business man in London. On the outside, most would see her as a princess, but this princess has a dark past and so does her father. When threats are issued against Camille, her father hires the best bodyguard in the business, Jake Sharp. Jake is former a SAS sniper, and suffers from PTSD and has a deep dark secret of his own. The physical attraction between these two is immediate and they fight it with all they have because a distraction is what got Jake in trouble in the past.
I loved these characters! They were both so perfect on the outside yet so flawed on the inside. With what we know about Camille's past and the fact that she has a rich Daddy, I made assumptions about the character, I was pleasantly surprised at how strong she really was and how well she was able to overcome her past all on her own. This book dragged me in immediately and made me hold on for dear life! I laughed at Jake & Camille's banter, I cringed when ever her father tried to take over, I was left muttering to myself over who was after Camille ( I had no idea until the end). The action, the drama, the emotional ending, the sensationally sexy love scenes... left me feeling...just feeling.... what a fantastic book!!!
British talent Jodi Ellen Malpas sold hundreds of thousands of e-books of her passionately erotic trilogy This Man before landing a major US publishing deal and sailing straight to the top of the New York Times bestsellers chart in a few short months. Success quickly followed in the UK, with thousands of readers falling head-over-heels for the devastatingly handsome Lord of the Manor Jesse Ward and his feisty counterpart, Ava O’Shea, as all three books became major Sunday Times bestsellers. This was followed by further success with her second series One Night, which introduced the irresistibly enigmatic M.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 and, mojito addict, and has a terrible weak spot for Alpha Males.
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Forever, an imprint of Grand Central Publishing, publishes romantic fiction ranging from light-hearted and contemporary to dramatic and historical, as well as erotic romance, romantic suspense, and enthralling paranormal. Authors include Jodi Ellen Malpas, S.C. Stephens, Kristen Ashley, Jill Shalvis, Elizabeth Hoyt, Debbie Mason, and Rebecca Zanetti. For more information about Forever, visit Facebook.com/ForeverRomance or www.forever-romance.com.
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