LAUNCH DAY ~~ The Protector – Jodi Ellen Malpas
THE PROTECTOR by Jodi Ellen Malpas (September 6, 2016; Forever Trade Paperback and Forever eBook; stand alone novel)
THE NEW NOVEL FROM THE #1 BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE THIS MAN TRILOGY AND ONE NIGHT TRILOGY!
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.
Louisa’s 4 Star Review
Jodi Ellen Malpas is the queen of the Alpha male.
She has hit the nail on the head again with The Protector. She has the ability to give us a man that will stick in our hearts forever. This man (no pun intended) is so different from Jesse. This is not another “Lord of the Manor”. He strong in different ways and weak too which makes me love this character even more. He’s flawed and vulnerable but strong and determined.
Jake is hired to protector her. To keep her safe. Not to lust after or have feeling for. She’s younger than him and he’s a professional..but he’s met his match . He’s not in the right mind to be “with” anyone. Some may say he’s not ready to be protecting anyone, but once his eyes hit Camille, game over!
“My need to protect this woman isn’t duty.It’s instinct.”
“…I’m the biggest, most real threat to this woman. She needs protecting from me.”
Camille has a reputation for being a rich, party girl and that couldn’t be farther from the truth. She’s a beautiful, caring and healing woman who just wants to become the woman she has the potential to be, with out the help of her father’s money.
This book had me in it’s grip from the first few pages. I wanted them to both be happy, and that is the reason I read this book in just a few hours. There isn’t any instal-love, but their attraction to each other is at first sight. They fight the attraction but that is what had me!! To watch them try to deny the attraction was sensational and almost hard to watch at time. I wanted to sneak into the book and tell them to just kiss already!
This book has suspense, romance and secrets. As a fan of Jodi Malpass, I think this book is a must read!
DAWN’S 3.5 STAR REVIEW
The Protector by Jodi Ellen Malpas has ex-military man Jake Sharp. He is one very sexy, brooding, alpha male! Ms. Malpas sure knows how to write hot men! Obvious to its title, The Protector is about a hired body guard protecting a subject. Should be a easy money. Jake is one of the best. That is until his subject is Camille Logan. She is not your typical rich snob…. not only is she gorgeous, but she is also independent, strong and lovable. She is someone Jake never saw coming. As big as he is, this girl knocked him on his arse. She makes our boy feel things he has never felt. All his rules went right out the window. There is a threat to her life and Jake plans on finding out who it is… He will stop at nothing to keep her safe, but who will protect her from him? His mind tells him to stay professional, but his body wants her. Jake has some issues that make him feel unworthy. He thinks he is full of Darkness and he is definitely full of guilt…. Can Camille bring him into her light??
This story was like a roller coaster for me. It had highs and lows… I found the beginning a little hard to get into, the middle was GREAT, then the end was just good. The book focuses around Jake’s big secret… Once I found out what it was, it felt a little flat. I expected more. The relationship with Jake and Camille was Insta-love… Although they fought it for a whole 3 days, I did enjoy their connection. I felt their chemistry and heat. Jake is a big sexy teddy bear and Camille is his angelic savior…. She knows how to calm this savage beast! Two complete opposites that really did attract and work….
The Protector was worth reading just to meet Jake Sharp!!
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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 Times bestseller and international bestseller. Her work is published in over 20 languages across the world.
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