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New Release+Review: The Protector by Jodi Ellen Malpas

THE PROTECTOR by Jodi Ellen Malpas (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.
 So I now  see why a lot of my book friends are Jodi Ellen Malpas fans. This was my first book by her and definitely not my last!!  Jake is hired to watch a new client named Camille Logan. At first he's against it but later changed his mind. The thing with Jake is that he isn't your typical bodyguard. Jake is broken and dealing with some serious issues. Camille is the party girl everyone makes out to be.  So the fact they come together makes perfect sense. In the beginning they don't get along at all but there is a spark, which of course they both try to deny. These moments were so delicious. They would constantly test each other and butt heads and I loved every minute of it! Then we have a lot of teasing and tempting. The slow burn and build up was everything. When they finally do get together I was fanning myself!! While reading this book I was hit with a slew of emotions. I was laughing out loud, sighing, shaking my head and was dropping my jaw. There are so many twists and turns that I didn't see coming. I suggest holding on tight while reading this book!  I loved me some Jake but I wished he would have let Camille all the way in once they made things official. Jake is dealing with some heartbreaking issues from his past. The guilt and remorse he feels is gut wrenching. I wanted to reach in the book and give him a hug. Even when Camille  let her walls down he continued to block her out and that pissed me off!! I understand why he did what he did but come on!!  The ending of the book was good but I wish we would have gotten more. I'm hoping we will get a novella in the future. Overall, the writing in this book was great, the story kept me intrigued and I couldn't put it down. I will definitely be checking out more book from this author. 

4 Book Corner Stars 
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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 Timesbestseller and international bestseller. Her work is published in over 20 languages across the world.

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