I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Bodyguard by C.D. Reiss
Series: Hollywood A-List #2
Published by Brilliance Audio on November 14, 2017
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Length: 8 hours and 50 minutes
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As a world-class dancer at the height of her career, Emily enjoys all the perks of fame—the parties, the glamour, the tours—but they’ve also attracted the attention of a dangerous ex-boyfriend hell-bent on getting her back.
Enter Carter Kincaid, a bodyguard so crushingly sexy he takes her breath away.
Carter’s the best in the business, and Emily is—professionally speaking—off-limits. But when it comes to stirring his desires, she’s making all the right moves. What’s happening between them is so hot it could get both of them burned. As Emily’s past gets closer, Carter is willing to break every rule of the job to save her. But letting Emily into his life also means letting her in on the secrets of his own past. For these two, falling in love could be the greatest risk of all.
Bodyguard is full of sexy chemistry, humor, and an edge of danger. Both contemporary and suspense romance readers will enjoy this HEA.
Bodyguard is a stand alone novel with a loose connection to Bombshell with a mention of the hero, Brad Sinclair. The way Carter Kincaid, hero of Bodyguard refers to Brad as a player I have a feeling these stories take part around the same time since Brad settles down by the end of his own book.
Where Bombshell focused on a movie actor (Brad) and his nanny (Cara), Bodyguard is a romance about choreographer (Emily) and her best friend’s bodyguard, (Carter). Emily and her BFF moved from Chicago to LA to “hit it big”. Both are singers but Emily stepped out of the limelight because of her jealous boyfriend. He was the kind of guy who didn’t want anyone looking at his woman. Emily thought it was love and gave up her dreams of being a singer and became a choreographer for her friend who did hit it big.
Bodyguard has a suspense element in the way that Emily’s ex stalkers her and has kicked it up so her BFF loans out one of her top bodyguards to watch over her and keep her safe. The only problem with Carter being Emily’s bodyguard is that they are sexually attracted to each other and he can’t date the person he is protecting.
While I’m no stranger to CD Reiss, this was my first time listening to the narration work of Joe Arden and C.J. Bloom. It took me a few chapters to warm up to both narrators but by the end of the Bodyguard they had become Carter and Emily to me. There pacing and emotions were spot on for the characters and the story.
After 17 years I've finally finished my BA in English (no I do not want to be a teacher). Before majoring in English I would not have touched anything labeled "classic", but I have enjoyed a few along the way in my college career.
While I hated to read growing up, I am now an avid book reader and audiobook listener. I love rejecting reality one book at a time. I only read fiction within my favorite (at least to date) genres which include: most romance (paranormal, contemporary, D/s, BDSM, M/M)Urban Fantasy, and a few YA (mostly PNR or UF from favorite adult authors, but I'm slowly stepping out of my comfort zone after enjoying a few contemporary YA novels in adolescent literature class I took).
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