Review: Guarded by Kayla White

Guarded by Kayla White
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Standalone
Release - April 22, 2017
Genre - Contemporary Romance
Dual POV - 1st person
Heat - 3 out of 5
Length - 298 pages

Watching over some crazy rich chick seems like a good stop gap from the army. She has no desire to do anything other than get wasted enough to forget.

Parker

Is she for real?

I cannot deal with her bullshit.

This woman has no idea what real life is, it is time for a reality check. Not all of us can have everything paid for. Some of us have to work.

I would much rather be back in the army. She’s impossible to deal with.

But not when she steps closer to me, right into my personal space. I can feel her breath tickling my cheek as she speaks.

My heart is thundering, my body shuddering and trembling, there is a stirring inside my underwear that I really need to ignore if I have any hope of getting through this with any intact dignity.


Hannah

I hate this guy. Why can’t he go? Why does my dad think I need a guard?

Hot blood boils around by body, my temper is burning from the top of my head to my little toes.

How dare my dad do this to me?

If I am going to win this, I would have to throw all images of his body right out of my brain. I will focus on his horrible personality instead.

This wouldn’t be too difficult, would it?

Guards don’t hook up with rich chicks.
But not Parker - he finds himself tumbling into an abyss.
Once he’s in, there might not be a way out again.

*This is a full-length, standalone bodyguard romance. No cheating or cliffhangers, and a Happily Ever After is guaranteed! It includes bonus content that starts at 70% of the book.*

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MY REVIEW

Hannah was hard to like but I think that was intentional. I started to like her towards the end because she seemed to finally grow up a bit and changed for the better. Parker was always a likable character, however, as hard and as tough as he was made out to be perceived, he really wasn't. I think what bothered me most was the fact that the cover claims this book to be "A HOT STEAMY ROMANCE", but that's not what I got. At least it didn't come across like that for me. It has a heavy contemporary feel with one good does of steam. Which floats the boat of many good people. I'm just not one of them.

While I liked the premise of this story, my heart just wasn't in it. If I'm being completely honest, I almost gave up on it. Luckily the story started to pick up at around the 40% mark and I began enjoying where the author was taking me. Unfortunately the story ended at the 64% so I only had roughly a good 20% to base this review on. Overall, a fine read. Would I try this author again? Yes. I liked her writing style and things can only get better from here.

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