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.
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?
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