Review: The Protector by Jodi Ellen Malpas

I absolutely enjoyed Jake and Camille’s story, it was a great read. Check out my review below. :-)
The Protector 
The Protector by Jodi Ellen Malpas

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.

4 out of 5 stars

I absolutely enjoyed The Protector! A great mix of emotion, heat, and suspense.

Camille and Jake were such interesting, unique characters. I loved the tension and animosity between the two of them and the building chemistry and heat, they had a great push and pull going on. Jake was fighting so many things from his past and I pretty much inhaled any detail learned even though they were slow coming. I liked the suspense element surrounding Camille and how Jake protected her, and how that protection developed and grew into more. Camille was awesome, a seriously strong independent woman and I loved how caring she was and how she was so there for Jake even though she was dealing with her own issues.

The other characters where really great as well. I love a well written bad guy. Seriously, when I want to drop kick my Kindle because I'm so full of emotion and anger, and even though I hate them, I appreciate how well crafted a bad guy is.

There is a good amount of drama, a nice amount of heat, a few twists and turns and a wow! I didn't see that coming moment. And that moment… I was like, wait? What happened? I was actually annoyed that it happened and was really mad at Jake BUT I kept right on reading and I really like how the author explained it all and how it all played out. It really turned into something wonderful even though it threw me through a loop.

I thought the writing was really good. I wasn't into it until the main characters meet and then I was all in. There were some parts in the middle and towards the end that were drawn out for me but I still enjoyed it. This is one of those books where it was the over all story that had me completely sold, had me on the edge of my seat and guessing what would happen next. And that ending? It was all I could do not to burst out crying. So heartfelt and sweet. A really great read.

Complimentary copy received for honest review.

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