Bodyguard by CD Reiss

November 22, 2017 Book Review 0 ★★★

Bodyguard by CD Reissthree-stars
Bodyguard by C.D. Reiss
Series: Hollywood A-List #2
Also in this series: Bombshell
on November 14, 2017
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 330
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From New York Times bestselling author CD Reiss: Protecting a celebrity in Hollywood isn’t easy, but protecting Emily could break his heart.

Emily enjoys all the perks of fame—the parties, the glamour, the tours—but they’ve brought her back to 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 hitting all the right notes. 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 both of them, falling in love could be the greatest risk of all.

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.

I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.

By LilyThe secondary story of family is what won me over in Emily and Carter’s story. My lips are zipped as to how it was done but it was the definite highlight of my experience reading the second book in the Hollywood series. Each of the books in this series can be read as a standalone with common characters featuring in each.

I loved the friendship between Emily and her good friend Darlene. Their professional connection was slightly lost for me as was Carter’s professional connection to Emily. The drama through Emily’s ex, Vince, was a silent threat that lingered throughout the story, but I never developed a fear for Emily’s safety. Again though, it was the romance building between Emily and Carter that kept me reading.

What drew me to read Bodyguard was how much I enjoyed Bombshell and, of course, CD Reiss being one of my favourite authors. This story took me into scenarios and settings I wouldn’t chose if it hadn’t been part of a series I had already delved into. Dancing on a Friday/Saturday night I get, but not the performer aspect. My limited experience in the world of formal dancing is relegated to taking one of my daughters to ballet classes years ago when she was little. The annual concert involved us sitting for what seemed like hours to catch a glimpse of her during  her 3 minute class performance. She continued fleetingly into teenage years, but it was a pastime opposed to a passion. The stage holds nothing but fear and trepidation for me, so to convince me otherwise even in a story is a challenge for the best storytellers out there!

It was no surprise while even though there were threads of mystery woven into the plot, the slow reveal evoked a gentle pace and as such I was able to easily go back and forth reading it between other books. I didn’t lose the flow of the story but I had to consciously focus on returning to it again. My determination was rewarded in the final chapters and epilogue with a faster paced, action packed ending that sated my thirst for suspense and elevated my happy reader vibe!

3 Stars

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