The Bodyguard - Katherine Center
Hannah kicks ass. Literally. She's one of the leading bodyguards for her company. Her life is pretty kick ass as well. Until it's not. Her mom dies, her boyfriend dumps her the day after the funeral (who does that?), and she's forced to play house with the sexiest man alive (voted 2 years in a row!), Jack Stapleton. Okay maybe that last part maybe isn't terrible, but can she play the part without risking her heart?
Huge thanks to Netgalley, St Martins Press, and Katherine Center for an advanced copy of this book to review.
I went through a phase with Netgalley where I only requested rom-coms. As a mood reader, this happens more often than you might think. I will just request whatever I am in the mood for at that moment. When it comes to The Bodyguard, I am so thankful that I did. A bodyguard romance with a role reversal. The woman gets to be the savior and the man is the one in need of saving. This was also my July buddy read as my buddy received it in her BOTM.
Hannah is a fantastic character. She is the type that I love to read about. Strong, has some growth throughout the book, learns and loves. She is not the type whose brain I like to be in though. This book featured a LOT of internal monologues. Like a LOT. It got to the point where I was skipping parts because do we really need background on every fictional movie that Jack Stapleton has been in? I understand it adds to the world building for a lot of people but for me when you add too many fictional items (like fake movies) to a semi-realistic book, it takes away from the experience. That's the bad. Literally, that is it. I loved everything else about this book.
The side characters, the crappy ex boyfriend, the obtuse best friend, I even loved the corgi loving stalker. Did I want to punch the crappy ex boyfriend in the face when he dumped Hannah when she was at her worst? Absolutely! That's when you know you are really engrossed in the characters and the book. This was my very first Katherine Center book, but I will definitely be checking out some others after reading The Bodyguard.
I read this in one sitting. Like took it with me everywhere I went until I was done with it. I had to know if there was any real threat to Jack and if Bobby got what was coming to him. If you are looking for a book with insta-love or a slow burn, this probably isn't for you. The Bodyguard falls somewhere in the middle of the two. Also the 🌶 falls at a 0. If you are looking for a fun smut free, comfortable, cozy romance; this is the book for you! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ for this wonderful novel.
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