ARC REVIEW: The Protector by Jodi Ellen Malpas

Friday, August 19, 2016
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.

"My need to protect this woman isn't duty.It's instinct."

I have to admit I was afraid to start Protector due to the mixed reviews but once I started it I couldn't put it down and I was surprised at how much I loved it!

"I'm going nowhere.She is my fate.It isn't something I'm prepared to fight."

Camille is the daughter of one of the wealtiest men and he has many enemies plus Camille has a wild past. To keep her safe he hires Jake who will be her new bodyguard to keep her safe. But what happens when business mixes with pleasure?

Jake intrigued me from the beginning! He was a complex, mysterious, dark and sexy character. I couldn't stop myself from wanting to know more and more about him. I wanted to understand him.

"I'm lost in a world of raw abandon with my strong protector,praying that I never find my way out."

Camille isn't the girl who you expect her to be! She is strong, lovely and so much more. I loved their romance it was slow burn, with some angst, intense moments and passionate.Their attraction for each other is obvious from the beginning. I loved their chemistry and it was fantastic seeing them trying to fight their feelings!

Jodi Ellen Malpas delivers a captivating story with suspense, mystery and sexual tension.

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