Author: Jodi Ellen Malpas
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: Sept. 6, 2016
THE NEW NOVEL FROM THE #1 BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THETHIS 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.
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JAKE SHARP | Most Wanted Man
A simple assignment is only the beginning of something bigger. Socialite party girl, Camille Logan, daughter of business tycoon, Trevor Logan, has been receiving threatening letters. Her father decides to hire a bodyguard, highly recommended and respected as the best in the industry – Jake Sharp.
He is an ex-SAS sniper retired after being relieved of duty for personal and emotional reasons. Jake is haunted with memories and guilt. He seeks solace in drink, sex and work becoming highly paid and the best.
He initially was reluctant to take the assignment. He finds himself being resented and treated with disdain by Camille who profess she does not need 24/7 protection. Unbeknown to her, his task as shadow requires close proximity including living with her. Soon Jake becomes an integral part of her inner circle. As they begin to spend more time together, the lines of client and duty begins to blur.
After one night of unchecked passion and hot sex, he is very unhappy about becoming emotionally involved with a client and decides he need to cut ties and walk away. Yet, he finds himself becoming genuinely concern about her safety and chooses to stay and protect her from sources very close in her life.
Reason No. #1: A man of unquestionable loyalty ✔
When I got the email I was approved for a Netgalley advanced copy of The Protector I screamed from the top of my lungs. Instead of jumping in and reading it quickly to devour it, I choose to stretch the time I wanted to spend with Jake Sharpe. He is one of those characters you can’t step away from once you have the Happy Ever After.
If there ever was a man that could be a hot mess and a sexy alpha together – that man would be Jake Sharp. Any man who can chivalrous pick you up in his arms and carry you like a child is always sexy.
Reason No #2: A true protective gentlemen ✔
A sexy 6’4’ pure male specimen wheeling a Heckler VP9 is automatically a true alpha male. However, when he fights an undeniable attraction, he becomes a weeping mess. If you are expecting more Jesse Ward alpha- ness, you will be disappointment. While Jesse Ward is over-the-top overprotective with no desire to back down from it, Jake Sharpe is overprotective because of duty. He can accept Camille being self-sufficient which he finds totally attractive about her.
The moment he acknowledges his true feelings, he is speechless and shocked. He instantly knows he is more than ready to take the next step with no questions ask. When Jake Sharpe loves, he loves hard.
Reason No #3: A man who wants to commit ✔
“You’re the missing piece I wasn’t looking for, angel. And now I’m scared of being incomplete again. I’m so scared of being without you”
The Protector is a sexy romantic suspense. Camille is in danger and she needs his protection. Jake will risk and fight everything to protect her – even his heart and secrets. The Protector proves how the power of love can heal even the deepest wounds.
Jodi is a must read author of mine. Her books leave you with an emotional attachment to lovable characters in kick-ass storylines. For me, it was a 4 star read until the last chapter. The final chapter broke me. My heart fell into a million pieces. I was left shattered with happiness and redemption for Jake.
You will surrender to this hot and steamy love story with a delicious dose of wicked love scenes. This will be one of those books that you will savor over and over. Make room on your book boyfriend shelf for Jake Sharp. He is the sexy hero you want to take into your arms, wrap him tightly and claim him as MINE. He will feel right at home with Jesse and Miller.
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 best sellers list – as well as a Sunday Times bestseller and international bestseller. Her work is published in over 20 languages across the world.