September 18, 2016

Review: The Protector by Jodi Ellen 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.

 Review by April

ARC provided for an honest review via Netgalley

4.5 'All this girlie shit is turning my brain pink' Stars

Jodi Ellen Malpas is definitely back on my book-nerd radar after indulging in and binge reading her first standalone novel, The Protector. JEM's sinfully provocative prose slowly lures you in, then when you're in it's clutches- quickly builds up speed, one that won't loosen it's grip on you until the very last word has been read!

In true JEM-fashion, The Protector is a multi faceted literary work, with layers upon layers of complex story-line and characters, richly poignant in delivery.  With so much baggage and many secrets to be divulged, this baby will have you on the edge of your seats, flipping those pages as fast as you can! I'm still a bit awestruck and raw from the literary journey Malpas has penned. Move over Jesse, I've got a new book boyfriend!

Sizzle and swoon. Witt and banter. A delicious slow burn laced with suspense and daddy drama. Oh, Hell, YES! Once I reeeeeeally got into the story, to the point of living and breathing the book, I couldn't put it down! Captivating, compelling-this book is balls to the wall, flat out all-consuming! Hypnotized by the ebb and flow. And yes, tears will flow too *wink*

That ending though...perfection! 

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