Today I am thrilled to be taking part in the Blog Tour for Crikey A BodyGuard by Kathryn Freeman.
Many thanks to Rachel, Kathryn, and ChocLit for a copy of the book which I have reviewed honestly.
Crikey A Bodyguard by Kathryn Freeman
She’s got the brains, he’s got the muscle …
When Kelly Bridge’s parents insist on employing a bodyguard for her protection, she’s not happy. Okay, so maybe not every woman is on the cusp of developing a vaccine against a potential biological terrorist attack – but crikey, it’s not like she’s a celebrity!
Ben Jacobs flunked spectacularly out of school, so he knows his new client Dr Kelly Bridge spells trouble for him. But on a conference trip to Rome he finds things are worse than he thought. Not only is he falling for the brilliant scientist, he’s also become horribly aware she’s in grave danger. As they go on the run, dodging bullets and kidnappers, can he resist his feelings and keep her safe?
Other books by Kathryn Freeman:
Oh Crumbs, A Little Christmas Charm, A Little Christmas Faith, Too Damn Nice, Before You, A Second Christmas Wish, Search for the Truth, Too Charming, Do Opposites Attract?
I am a fan of Kathryn Freeman’s previous novels, so I was so eager to jump straight into Crikey A Bodyguard.
Kelly thinks her parents are overreacting when they insist on employing a bodyguard to keep their daughter safe. She is a scientist working on a new vaccine against biological terrorist attack and her parents feel that her life is at risk. Actually, Kelly has to admit that some strange things have been happening recently, so she agrees to keep her parents happy.
They employ ex-Special Forces soldier Ben Jacobs as her temporary bodyguard and he moves in straight away.
The main characters couldn’t be more different and this makes an interesting dynamic. She is the academically outstanding geek and he is the boy who dropped out of school, but the chemistry is definitely there. I loved Ben, he was forced to leave the military when he was shot, so finding a security job full of ex-services personnel was perfect for him. However, behind the muscular body and jaw-dropping good looks, there was a vulnerability that was so endearing.
The plot leaves you gasping at times, with plenty of twists and surprises along the way. Kelly is a loose cannon and puts herself in danger at times, luckily Ben makes sure she is always safe despite her hot-headedness. As always the story and characters come to life with Kathryn Freeman’s unique warmth and infectious humour.
Here are my thoughts on previous books by Kathryn Freeman
A former pharmacist, I’m now a medical writer who also writes romance. Some days a racing heart is a medical condition, others it’s the reaction to a hunky hero.
With two teenage boys and a husband who asks every Valentine’s Day whether he has to buy a card (yes, he does), any romance is all in my head. Then again, his unstinting support of my career change proves love isn’t always about hearts and flowers – and heroes come in many disguises.
Louise, you’re such a star – thank you so much for taking part in the blog tour and for the kind words in this lovely review. I so appreciate it. And glad you loved Ben – he’s been one of my favourite heroes to write 😊
It’s always a pleasure Kathryn and I always love your men characters. xx