Title: The Protector
Author: Jodi Ellen Malpas
Release Date: September 6, 2016
Forever Trade Paperback & Ebook
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.
Panty Scorching: 5
Over All Rating: 5 Stars
Reviewed by Christina
This was my first Jodi Ellen Malpas book and I LOVED IT!!! For me it had everything that makes a great novel. The angst, the broken man, the right girl, the drama, the sexy times…gahhh it had it all!
Jake Sharp is…SWOON!! Jack is a sexy as sin bodyguard to the rich and elite in London. If you need protecting his the man for the job. As ex-military he knows what he is doing and takes it seriously. That is why Camille’s dad has hired him to protect his “little star”, because Jake is the best.
Camille is a socialite thanks to her ruthless businessman father. She has grew up in the spotlight and has made the best of it as an adult. She has a career as a model to well known designers, but her real dream is for her friend and her to have a clothing line of their own. Now Camille finds herself in a different kind of spotlight, she is in danger. She needs protecting. Her father has the perfect man for the job.
Jake doesn’t come without past indiscretions that make him the man he is today. Once his past his finally revealed it broke my heart, as I’m sure it will yours as well. Will the brooding man Jake let his darkness fully consume him, or will he find the light he needs in Cami?
I LOVED this book. From beginning to end I read the evolution of Jake. He is not the man with the hard exterior and the black heart, he is a man that is lost. A lost man that is so worth finding. The connection that Jake and Cami share was one that couldn’t be denied. Yes it was put on hold due to him being her bodyguard, but the sparks fly when feelings and emotions can no longer be tamped down.
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.