Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Release Blitz #giveaway #review: The Protector by Jodi Ellen Malpas

THE PROTECTOR by Jodi Ellen Malpas 
Release: September 6, 2016
Forever Trade Paperback and Forever eBook
Standalone 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.

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 Let's start with one of the things I loved the most about this book, Jake, Jake, Jake.
From the moment we meet Jake Sharp we can feel he's a haunted man. A man who doesn't fully know how to deal with the ghosts from his past. And ex-military, who's life is lead by a distraction that changed his life. Now he works as a bodyguard who's main objective is to protect high profile figures. And Jake's next assignment has the power to turn his life upside down once again.
Camille Logan, is perceived to the outside world as a lose cannon thanks to a few mistakes from her past. This is the woman Jake thinks he'll be protecting, a spoiled heiress who cares more about her appearance and partying than anything else. In reality, Camille is an intelligent, well educated and beautiful woman who is dying to cut the ties her father has put around her and start living the way she seems fit. Although there is lust and a strong attraction between Jake and Camille their relationship progresses slow, a sensual dance that becomes passionate as time goes by.
As the story develops, we see a man who is fighting to see the light at the end of the tunnel and that light, in Jake's case, has a name and comes wrapped in beautiful package he can't stay away from.
I was enthralled by the way the author developed both characters, there are so many layers to both of them, and it was a delight to see each one of them peel each one of those layers until we got to the core of who they were as human beings. I saw a few little traces of Jesse from the This Man trilogy in Jake, but overall Jake was a more complex character in his entirety.
This was a well thought, put together story who had a bit of everything for everyone, action, mystery, romance and definitely some very tender moments.
This is the first standalone novel by this author.

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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