A standalone novel from Jodi Ellen Malpas, the bestselling author of the THIS MAN and ONE NIGHT trilogies, comes a passionate and unforgettable romance.
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. 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. 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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Protected and Saved
Another great read from JEM. This book has the intrigue, passion and suspense - all ingredients to keep you interested.
Stand alone novel
I have been looking forward to reading this new book by Ms. Malpas ever since she announced it.
Firstly, you cannot go into reading this book thinking that it will be similar in style to her previous series. This is nothing like it and is in fact a stand-alone. The Protector is a departure from her normal writing style in that it is told in dual POV’s.
Both of the main characters backgrounds and their thoughts are divulged to a greater degree than previous characters which assists the reader in understanding how they have both gotten to their current positions in life.
As with previous books by Ms. Malpas I found this one to be well written and interesting. The characters were well rounded and I found myself at times laughing at the banter between Jake Sharp and Camille Logan.
Jake is a bad boy, ex-military and a man not to be taken lightly; add in a pairing with misunderstood Camille and there are sure to be fireworks. When Camille’s life is put in danger, Jake is hired to be her bodyguard, a job if he is honest he doesn’t really want.
However he soon falls for the beauty of Camille, there is so much more to her than just her outward beauty and here is where Jodi Ellen Malpas weaves her magic. I have to say I really liked both Jake and Camille and I really wanted them to get their happily ever after.
What happens when their pasts come back to haunt them tough? Can they escape the past and make a future together?
I enjoyed the storyline although at times I felt that it dragged out more than was required, however having said that the ending was absolutely spot on.
I look forward to reading more from Jodi Ellen Malpas in the not too distant future.
JEM has eclipsed Jesse & Miller with Jake
I didn't think Jodi Ellen Malpas could write a better story than her past books but she has. I wanted to read till I finished, not put it down but I also wanted it to last. Such an amazing story - The Protector