Strong Female Character 💕 Fake Relationship 💕 Emotional 💕 Adorable
I loved, loved, loved this book! It had me laughing, it had moments filled with tearful emotion, and it had a cast of characters I wanted to be friends with!
Hannah Brooks is a kick-ass woman. I absolutely loved her as the MC. She’s a trained bodyguard, but as she’ll let you know, if she has to use any of that kick-assery…she’s already failed at her job. Her role is to identify the issue before it’s an issue. When she’s assigned to Jack Stapleton, a super famous movie star, things don’t go quite as she planned. She ends up having to pretend to be Jack’s girlfriend to protect his family from knowing he needs a bodyguard.
The fake dating was adorable. I loved how cute they were together and how hard they worked to keep the facade up. They obviously had strong chemistry, and I really enjoyed watching their relationship evolve.
The characters in this are fantastic. There are a few that are quite polarizing (like Hannah’s jerk ex boyfriend) and there are some that you just want to hug (like Jack’s mom). And then there are Jack and Hannah. These two characters really do steal the show. Jack is going to steal your heart. He’s a wounded man with a backstory, and it makes his that much more special. Hannah’s personality makes her funny and just a blast to read about!
I highly recommend this one if you enjoy women’s fiction with some fun, uplifting moments!
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She’s got his back.
Hannah Brooks looks more like a kindgerten teacher than somebody who could kill you with a wine bottle opener. Or a ballpoint pen. Or a dinner napkin. But the truth is, she’s an Executive Protection Agent (aka “bodyguard”), and she just got hired to protect superstar actor Jack Stapleton from his middle-aged, corgi-breeding stalker.
He’s got her heart.
Jack Stapleton’s a household name—captured by paparazzi on beaches the world over, famous for, among other things, rising out of the waves in all manner of clingy board shorts and glistening like a Roman deity. But a few years back, in the wake of a family tragedy, he dropped from the public eye and went off the grid.
They’ve got a secret.
When Jack’s mom gets sick, he comes home to the family’s Texas ranch to help out. Only one catch: He doesn’t want his family to know about his stalker. Or the bodyguard thing. And so Hannah—against her will and her better judgment—finds herself pretending to be Jack’s girlfriend as a cover. Even though her ex, like a jerk, says no one will believe it.
What could possibly go wrong???
Hannah hardly believes it, herself. But the more time she spends with Jack, the more real it all starts to seem. And there lies the heartbreak. Because it’s easy for Hannah to protect Jack. But protecting her own, long-neglected heart? That’s the hardest thing she’s ever done.
Just the Facts:
The Bodyguard by Katherine Center
Genre: Women’s Fiction
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
Pub Date: July 19, 2022
I was provided a gifted copy of this book for free. I am leaving my honest review voluntarily.