Friday, March 25, 2011
Review: Overprotected by Jennifer Laurens
Daddy hired you to be my bodyguard.
Colin: Childhood enemy, now her protector.
Daddy thought I’d be safe. He thought I’d never fall in love. He thought he could keep me forever.
Charles: obsessed with keeping her safe, keeping her his, he hires the one person he knows she could never fall in love with: Colin.
Daddy was wrong
I loved it! Everytime I read one of Jennifer's works, I am hooked from the start. She is one of my favorite authors.
Ashlyn Adair was kidnapped by her nanny when she was 5 years old because the nanny wanted to be with Ash's father. She never hurt her but only threatened to if he didn't leave his wife for her. Ashlyn's father decided that she needed protection from then on.
Ashlyn hasn't seen Colin in 5 years since she moved from California to New York. She never liked him cause he use to torment and pick on her. Now, he's in New York and has been hired by Ashlyn's dad to be her new bodyguard. Her old bodyguard, Stuart, fell in love with her and had to be fired since Ash was uncomfortable around him. At first, she doesn't like him and gives him a hard time. Later she realizes that he has grown up and changed alot (emotionally an physically.)
Ashlyn soon starts developing feelings for Colin. He's able to see her life from the inside and they are able to bond when she is in need of a friend. With Ashlyn being a job, will he be able to resist her advances and protect her when she really needs it?
Overprotected took being a protective father to a whole new level. He goes to great lengths to keep his "princess" safe, but what he doesn't realize is that its pushing her away and even putting her in more danger.
I love forbidden romance and I felt that is what this was, in a way. Colin is supposed to be Ashlyn's protector, but through her eyes we are able to see little signs here and there that he is starting to like her more than a bodyguard should. The only problem is that Ashlyn's father might fire him if anything is acted upon. Daddy doesn't want her to fall in love and leave. He wants to keep an eye on her always to keep her safe from being kidnapped again.
So, overall, this is a book I really recommend reading. Danger, a HOT guy in shades with you 24/7 -yummy!, romance, family drama, and oh- did I mention a HOT guy in shades yet? This story has it all so you won't be bored. What more could a reader ask for? So go grab a copy. I bet you'll love it too.