Her Unlikely Bodyguard by Lorraine Nelson
Blurb from Amazon.com: A stalker who wants revenge…a past flame rekindled…Jemma Leigh’s summer just got interesting.
Jemma Leigh Harding has drawn the attention of an unknown stalker and returns to her hometown of Somerville, a safe haven—or so she thinks—on the east coast of Canada.
Theodore Garrity is the last person she expects to see, considering how easily he walked away from her after graduation to join the army.
Their past history involves secrets Jemma Leigh is hesitant to share. When it becomes clear the stalker has followed her home, Teddy becomes her unlikely bodyguard. Will the terror and past hurts separate them forever? Or will love blaze a fresh path for their future?
Right from the start the book pulls you in. So many secrets. You don’t know who to trust. The characters are believable. I was totally engrossed in the story. You have hot guys. Real-life situations. At first I struggled with the problem of Jemma being strong at some times and weak at others until I thought about how I’d feel if I were in her shoes and I realized I’d probably bounce up and down also. And this is what I love about Lorraine’s writing I lose all track of time, I can’t put the book down, I have to find out how it ends from the 1st chapter. And from the start she had me stumped. Who the stalker is came as a complete surprise. And stumping me is hard. My husband hates watching TV or reading books with me as even outside of my genre I usually figure out who done it very early on.
But this book was not only a good mystery. We also had some great kids in the book. Nothing I love more than single parents getting a 2nd chance at love. And kids at having a family. And extended family. And a community that comes together and helps each other. This is a book about hope and the goodness of people even while it has evil stalking the heroine. This book makes you yearn for a community like Somerville or if you are like me and live in such a community thankful that such places still exist.
If that was not enough we have a hot, steamy romance with just the right amount of sex. Hunky men who are not afraid of strong women but instead attracted by them. A woman who everyone wants because she is something special. Strong, sweet, loyal, beautiful, what normally we’d hate in another woman but instead we are rooting for her throughout the book.
I felt very privileged to have been able to read this before it was released and only wished that my health would have worked for the review to have been up on the day the book was released. If you love a good romance go get this book. I give it 5 stars. I can’t wait to read my next book by Lorraine and thank her for the honor and trust she put in me.
About Lorraine Nelson
Lorraine Nelson lives in rural New Brunswick, on the east coast of Canada. Always a bookworm, she’s read many novels of romance and mystery over the years, finally deciding to put her pen to work at writing one. “To write romantic suspense is my dream job, although my mom says I was born with an avid imagination and pencil in hand, crafting stories from an early age.”
I am mother to three wonderful boys, grandmother to four fantastic grandsons and two beautiful granddaughters. I live alone with an independent yet affectionate tomcat. Now my children have grown and have lives of their own, I have time to indulge my passion for writing. When not at the computer, you can find me spending time with family, gardening, baking and, of course, reading.
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