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Publisher Description

she’s distractingly Gorgeous. in my line of work, I can’t afford to be Unfocused, but she is just as Alluring as she is forbidden. I should stay away, and yet I don’t.// he is Ridiculously sexy. never have I ever been Drawn to a man so ardently. his touch is Everything, consuming me completely. what exists between us Deserves a chance, but he won’t let me in.

raw. passionate. desperate. real. I take her there—every time.// he feels it, too—I know he does. we could have it all, if only he wasn’t so guarded.

September 8
R.C. Martin
Draft2Digital, LLC

Customer Reviews

Featherlight97 ,

So good!! I can't wait to read the next book!!

Heather Merriman's review Sep 06, 2017 · edit
it was amazing

OMG!! What a cliffhanger!! I cannot wait until the next book comes out!! I'm so hooked!!
When Leo and Jill met it was meant to be a one time thing, but one hot weekend wasn't enough! He knows he should stay away from Jill but their connection is too strong! He keeps going back and forth with himself whether he should be involved with Jill. He feels that she deserves better. Leo is such a tormented, alpha hero. I love that Jill sees all the good in him and never gives up! Leo is definitely a mystery and I couldn't wait to finally find out the secrets from his past! Leo and Jill have such amazing chemistry and they are explosive in the bedroom!! Loved this hot, intense read that was full of angst!
Such a good story!! I am trying to patiently wait until the next book comes out!! It can be read as a standalone but I recommend reading Background Noise and Backwoods Belle first.
I received an early copy and voluntarily left my honest review.
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Maryly211 ,


If I could give this book 10 stars, I would. Leo and Jill's relationship was supposed to be a temporary and short term but love got in the way. Guarded was an amazing story, I loved all the characters. The steamy scenes didn't hurt either. I love how the story of Corie and Ashley continue in this book.
Although the book is part of a series and can be read as a standalone, it's more fun to read Background Noise and Backwoods Belle first.

An ARC was received for an honest opinion.

User072119 ,

Passion and Angst

Wow! Guarded is so much different than Backwoods Belle, but amazing none the less. Jill is a sweet and humble girl while Leo is a dark, brooding, and possessive man. Guarded is filled with passion and angst as Leo and Jill try to cope with their limited time together and the distance between them. Leo is the definition of a caveman. His main concern is protecting those he cares about and Jill is the one he cares about most of all. 

I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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