{Review} Bodyguard Dearest by Alison Foster

May 10, 2016 New Adult, Reviews 2 ★★★

{Review} Bodyguard Dearest by Alison FosterBodyguard Dearest by Alison Foster
Pages: 283
Published by Createspace Independent Pub on JFebruary 26, 2016
Genres: contemporary, Romance
Source: ecopy from Author

My name is Tris Kane and I'm so done with college and this whole town and the leash my gangster father wrapped around my life at birth.Oh yeah, and let's not forget Tanner Hayes, my father's all muscle watchdog who lives in my shadow.
He's my so-called bodyguard.
I don't need a fucking bodyguard! And I hate his rugged deliciousness.

Tanner barely ever speaks, yet I can't stop thinking about him. He's always there.It just makes me want to scream.

Note: This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
NA ReviewMy Thoughts

Bodyguard Dearest is a new adult contemporary romance by Alison Foster. This is the first book I have read by Alison, and I have to say I enjoyed it, but I didn’t love it. I have been really into the bodyguard trope. I loved the strong, silent protector type that we normally get in bodyguard dearest, and the potential for bantering back and forth is always high in these types of books. Both big pluses for me. And I did love that Tanner is for sure the strong silent type. But overall, Bodyguard Dearest turned out to be just an ok read for me.

I liked the first part of the story a lot. Tris and Tanner had a cat and mouse type relationship with no shortage or bickering and bantering. I was really loving it, but then it felt like a switch flipped and they were totally into each other. From then on, the entire mood of the book took an abrubt 180. It was all a little too sudden for me. Don’t get me wrong, I did like Tris and Tanner and I loved that once they realized they were into each other, they were all in. There was no putting a wedge between them, which I appreciated. That is not my favorite kind of plot twist. And I do think that Alison Foster did a good job with the writing in Bodyguard Dearest. It was solidly good. It was just the speed at which the plot shifted that caught me by surprise. It was emotional whiplash for me.

Tris and Tanner are both big, strong personalities, so I can see Bodyguard Dearest being a big hit with readers who love that clash of dominant characters. They were fun to read.

Bottom line: If you are a fan of bodyguard stories where both characters are like a lit fuse, this is a book that you will likely enjoy. I liked it, but didn’t love it. It was still a good read, and would be great when you are looking for a fast paced action romance.


What are some of your favorite “GO-TO” stories featuring a Bodyguard?

Let me know in the comments below!


About Alison Foster

USA Today Bestselling author Alison Foster loves reading a good love story almost as much as she loves writing one. She spends her time dreaming up strong heroes and even stronger heroines and she enjoys finding unexpected strengths within her characters when they are in the most unexpected places.

She believes that passion makes the world go round and that a sexy grin is as sweet as candy. She loves interacting with readers, so feel free to drop her a line.

Michelle @ Book Briefs

2 Responses to “{Review} Bodyguard Dearest by Alison Foster”

  1. Kerry-Ann McDade

    Well the cover definitely caught my attention that’s for sure! It sounded quite good from the book blurb but from your review I’m a bit put off now! It doesn’t sound like it’d be my cup of tea! Might give it a shot though. 😀 Kerry-Ann

  2. danielle hammelef

    Thanks for the great review (I do love your style!). I have read books where two characters are getting to know each other or are keeping the relationship on friendships terms only and then POW it’s nothing but sex for the rest of the book. Like you said, a switch was flipped and the books became something totally different. This was a huge turnoff for me. It seems this book may be another just like the ones I’ve encountered before (some became DNF).

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