Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Release Blitz: The Protector by Jode Elen Malpas


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.

4 Stars

Review by Jen Hagen

Cami is an uber-wealthy socialite with a recent unknown threat placed against her because of who her father is and the enemies he has made. Her father is taking the threat seriously and has hired a 24/7 full-time bodyguard to ensure her safety.
Jake is a man hosting demons for the past 4 years. There is always a hint to his past which is never fully known to us until nearing the end. It definitely keeps you guessing as to what he is hiding! Jake realizes that Cami is not a snobbish model but a person with no hidden agendas. She is friendly to all, and even though her past is tarnished with drugs, she has made huge strides in her life –of course it helps to kick the trash to the curb – i.e. her ex boyfriend. She now knows better than to be associated with him. Jake finds himself attracted to Cami, and now he is not only fighting his past, but trying not to fall in love with the present and the future. He lives with regret and he doesn’t feel he can be worthy of happiness.
This was a good story, but I just couldn’t connect with Jake. I realize he is supposed to come off as harsh and unapproachable, but I never warmed up to his character even when it was his POV and reading how much he loved Cami. The sex is good, though! I tried really, really hard not to sing Whitney Houston’s “I Will Always Love You” from the movie “The Bodyguard” while reading this book, and I had a high failure rate. You’re welcome for putting that song in your head.

Buy the Book in the US!
IndieBound: http://bit.ly/1QXVTQq

Buy the Book in the UK!
Waterstones: http://bit.ly/22ScpZQ
Amazon Kindle: http://amzn.to/1VVE46C

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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