Title: For Her Protection
You shouldn’t mix business with pleasure.
Yet pleasure seems to be the one and only thing on Charlize’s mind the moment Connor steamrolls into her life. Desperate to save her family company, prove she’s more than a pretty face and worthy of being CEO, pleasure is a distraction she can’t afford.
She doesn’t want a bodyguard, especially not one whose caveman heroics kick her libido into hyperdrive. Surrounded by enemies, she’s not sure if Connor is a man she can trust.
Connor knows better than to get personal with clients. Yet there couldn’t be anything more personal about his feelings for Charlize. He’ll win her trust, preferably one orgasm at a time.
With Connor in her office, her home, driving her to sweet, merciless distraction, there’s only so long Charlize can resist his sexy, dominant brand of protection.
Author: Amber A. Bardan
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Don't Lie to Me, King's Captive, Didn't You Promise?
Series: Personal Protection
Published by Self Source: Author
Published: July 19th 2016
Genres: Crime Drama, Erotic Contemporary Romance
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I was a HUGE fan of this author’s “Bad For You” series, that when this book came across my email, I just had to have it. I’m so happy I grabbed this one because man oh man, this was one steamy book. Pretty sure my husband will be thanking this author…but I digress.
It looks like this is being re-released as a self pub this time around. I’m not sure if it’s been re-written or just re-released, but there’s one thing I can guarantee you. There are so many hot and steamy scenes in this that I had to put the book down, just to catch my breath. Connor is one smooth mother-f-er and knows exactly what he wants and how he wants it. Damn that Charlie and her lucky ways.
Charlie is the current president of a company going through what all company heads hate to go through: downsizing and cuts. But it’s not bad enough that she has to make the hard decisions, someone is sending her threatening emails and actually trying to hurt her. In order for Charlie to “get the job done”, her Uncle felt it was necessary to hire a personal bodyguard to make sure she was safe. But looks can be deceiving and it appears that Uncle Frank has an ulterior motive behind his kindness.
Connor has been hired to protect Charlie. He’s been following and spying on her for a month (before she sees him) but is finding it hard to separate his job from what “he” wants. The more he spies and protects, the more he wants her for himself. But convincing her that he’s really there for her and not because she’s his hire is turning out to be harder than he thought.
Lust, sabotage, betrayal and really really steamy scenes (did I already mention that?), will pull you into this relatively short read. One might think that it was pulled together in the end a little too quickly, but I feel that it felt right to move along the way it did. Did I see that this was a first installment? Interesting. I wonder who we get to meet in the next one?
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After spending years imagining fictional adventures, Amber Bardan finally found a way to turn daydreaming into a productive habit. She now spends her time in a coffee-fueled adrenaline haze, writing romance with a thriller edge.
She lives with her husband and children in semi-rural Australia, where if she peers outside at the right moment she might just see a kangaroo bounce by.
Amber is an award winning writer, Amazon Bestselling Author, and member of Romance Writers of Australia, Melbourne Romance Writers Guild, and Writers Victoria.
She came right at him.
Connor leaned back in his seat. Shit. You’d think five-years in the job, he’d have more discretion.
But what red-blooded man wouldn’t stare at her?
She weaved between tables, hips swaying, full-fucking-irresistible cleavage peeking out from her blouse.
He kept his eyes on his glass, even if his peripheral was having a feast.
“Hi.” Her voice was as lush as the rest of her.
He’d fucked up. She’d noticed him watching and now there’d be a confrontation. If he was compromised, then he’d be forced to take matters to the next level.
He looked up.
Jet-black hair flowed over her shoulders. He’d seen her tug that hair from its ponytail and fluff it. Cheeky, attention-seeking minx. It hadn’t been so bad from over there. He hadn’t been able to smell her as he did now. He hadn’t known she used vanilla scented shampoo then. His fists curled. But her hair wasn’t the problem, even if he kept imagining it curled around his fist. The problem was her wide, almond-shaped eyes the color of butter warming in a pan, melting his brain.
She flinched, smile slipping, then reached to her front. He tried to stay still, damned hard work, because she reached between those magnificent tits and pulled out a bill. “I’ll give you ten dollars if you kiss me right now?”
He glanced at the money in her hand. Un-freaking-believable. “Do I look like a gigolo to you, woman?”
“No, I imagine the scowl would be terrible for business.” She laughed, the husky sound of it had his muscles clenching. “But I saw you looking at me, and I really need you to kiss me, so if the money’s offensive, would you just do it for free?”
Kiss her for free?
It’d cost if he kissed her—no way out of that, but he’d be the one paying.
She held his gaze, then sighed and squeezed the bill back into her top. “Never mind, I must have misunderstood.”
Her big eyes went soft and sad.
Fuck, did she do that on purpose? Did anyone ever actually say no to her?
He scooted back his chair. Well, if was a kiss she wanted, he’d damned well show her how it’s done.
Her lips parted as he rose, and her head tipped back. She gulped. He was used to that. Little women like her realizing they’d bitten off more than they could chew. She probably hadn’t noticed when he’d been seated that he’d have over a foot on her.
Maybe he’d have gone slow, moved in gently, if she hadn’t demanded that last part—right now.
He took a step. She swallowed again. This time he let himself take in the sight of her curves—he let his gaze trail all over her.
He reached for her shoulder, but the next thing he knew he’d buried his hand in that hair he’d been fantasizing about since he clamped eyes on her.