Review – ‘The Protector’ by Jodi Ellen Malpas – Modern-day ‘The Bodyguard’ come to life

the protector

Format: e-book, paperback
Format read: e-book arc from Netgalley
Series: stand-alone
Rating: 18+ sexual content, language
Genre: Romance/Thriller
Goodreads page: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/27860802-the-protector?from_search=true

Let’s call a spade a spade here, this is a lot like the movie The Bodyguard with Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner. It involves a rich woman whose life is danger so she gets a bodyguard to protect her. The difference is that the threat is unknown and it takes Jake the length of the book to figure out who it is.

It is said that you need to watch out who you step on to make it to the top, because they can come back for vengeance when you least expect it. That’s what happens with Camille and her father. He is a rich and powerful man that needs to control everything in life. Obviously Jake is not about to let this man control him. He took on the job to protect Camille and he is not going to stop until he knows she’s 100% safe.

Jake is all hot and perfect that I would gladly let him guard my body. He does come with his issues and they run deeper than the ocean. Camille, as we all would do, falls for Jake especially after he becomes her knight in shining armor. Add that ot the fact that he’s got the whole bad-boy thing working for him, it’s almost impossible not to love him.

Now it wouldn’t be a Jodi Ellen Malpas book so you know the love scenes are going to be scorching hot. This book should come with a warning. DO NOT READ IN PUBLIC. I made that mistake and had to quickly change the book because some of the scenes were so hot that I couldn’t turn my attention way from it. The book grabbed me and didn’t let me go.

The ending? Oh boy. When we find out what happened and who is threatening her it’s a big twist of fate. Camille’s father is not the nicest man. In fact, a lot of times I had hoped that Jake would put a bullet in his brain.

I loved the relationship between Camille and Jake. They had a great back and forth and you can see that they are good for one another. The only thing that I didn’t like was that they both just fell right into love after knowing each other for like a week. I know for her, falling into lust is likely considering he saved her, but to fall in love? Seemed a bit to out there for me.

Rating: C+

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