The Protector | Jodi Ellen Malpass Book Review

Hello you absolute lovelies! 
I cannot explain how excited I am to be writing this blog post up! I am starting a new job in the next few weeks and having the house re-decorated so I have been a very busy bee and not had much free time. I have, however, done a lot of reading meaning I have many book reviews coming soon. 

Now, to talk about one of my all time favourite authors Jodi Ellen Malpass. I cannot put into words how much I adore her books, she is an absolutely fantastic author. Her stories are romantic, yet the characters are so strong with dark backgrounds making it all the more gripping. I will admit, I am a bit of a guilty fan girl here, I bought the book the day it was released in the UK and read it by the following evening. Yes, I know, I clearly need a boyfriend or a hobby or something right? I just absolutely loved it. 

The story is set around two main characters, Camille Logan and Jake Sharp (serious fictional swoon).  Camille is a socialite living in the city blissfully unaware that her extremely wealthy father is receiving death threats risking her welfare. Her father then hires Jake to be her bodyguard to protect her from the unpredictable threats. Jake reluctantly takes the job to keep his mind occupied after leaving the SAS. As the story unravels, we see Camille and Jake begin to fall for each other whilst their dark pasts gradually come out of the woodwork. The story is written from both characters perspectives, which I love to see in a novel. It keeps the story exciting and you get more of an idea of how both characters feel in each situation. 

I was hooked for the entire book, I was even reading this book at my desk at work and getting frustrated when a customer needed my assistance when I got to a really good chapter. I mean, come on, how selfish can they be wanting help at a time like this? Reading Jodi's books just trigger something inside your mind sending your imagination into a frenzy. The best part of the book, in my opinion, was the characters. Jake especially, was an incredible character. His dark personality, is not always the type you find in these romance novels, especially as the book goes on and his past is revealed. I will say, as fictional men go, this guy is golden - he's ex-SAS and just the definition of masculinity. Instantly from the first chapter, you get a feel for Jakes character and his personality is conveyed so well. I also liked Camille in the story, she was brave and strong - not your expected daddy's girl socialite princess. 

It isn't one of your usual overly 'I love you' romance novels, it has dark undertones of the characters pasts. I was constantly on edge when reading and did not want to put the book down. Could not recommend enough. Especially if you like the Sylvia Day Crossfire series or have read any Jodi Ellen Malpass books before.

There was nothing I didn't like about the story, it is one of those books I will keep on my bookshelf and read over and over again. The ending of the book brought a tear to my eye (fighting the tears at my desk!) and it was written so perfectly. Another fantastic book from Jodi Ellen Malpass. 


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