The Bodyguard by Katherine Center

The Bodyguard by Katherine CenterThe Bodyguard by Katherine Center
Published by St. Martin's Press on July 19, 2022
Genres: Romance
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

About TheBodyguard

Hannah looks more like PA than a bodyguard. And she’s having a very bad time. Her mother just died and her boyfriend, an agent at the same firm, has dumped her the day of the funeral. And instead of getting the Madrid job her boss promised her, she’s staying in Texas and guarding movie star Jack Stapleton. Her cover? Instead of her usual executive assistant blend into the background look, she’s pretending to be his gf.

My thoughts about The Bodyguard

I loved Hannah – she’s so relatable. Dealing with grief from her mom’s death and that her relationship with her mom wasn’t the best, she still manages to keep a sense of perspective. Even when dealing with having to see her cheating dumper of a BF at work, after he gets back from the Madrid job, she’s got a sense of humor.

I loved that she’s unapologetically herself, refusing to get a makeover or act any way but as herself.

Instead of an egotistical jerk of a star, Jack is kind and warm to Hannah despite dealing with his own stressors and demons of the past.

Together they have a warm, caring, sweet relationship full of delightful banter. 

This is a sweet southern charmer of a story that’s compulsively readable. As they navigate, family drama, ex-hell, and crazy stalkers, you’ll be rooting for Hannah and Jake. 

You get:

  • Hollywood star
  • No nonsense bodyguard
  • Fake dating
  • Close proximity
  • Opposites attract
  • Texas locale
  • Family drama
  • Found family
  • Corgi breeding stalker
  • Southern charm
  • So much banter
  • Killer (ok, not really) cows!
  • Sweet fade to black scenes

CW: Death of a family member

In closing

Thank you St. Martin’s Press for the ARC!

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About Katherine Center

BookPage calls Katherine Center “the reigning queen of comfort reads.” She’s the New York Times bestselling author of eight books, including How to Walk Away, Things You Save in a Fire, and What You Wish For. Her summer 2022 book is The Bodyguard. The movie adaptation of her novel The Lost Husband (starring Josh Duhamel) hit #1 on Netflix, and her novel Happiness for Beginners is in production as a Netflix original movie (starring Ellie Kemper and Luke Grimes) right now. Katherine writes laugh-and-cry books about how life knocks us down—and how we get back up. She’s been compared to both Jane Austen and Nora Ephron, and the Dallas Morning News calls her stories, “satisfying in the most soul-nourishing way.” Her books have made countless Best-Of lists, including RealSimple’s Best Books of 2020, Amazon’s Top 100 Books of 2019, Goodreads’ Best Books of the Year, the Indie Next Great Reads List, and many more. Katherine lives in her hometown of Houston, Texas, with her husband, two kids, and their fluffy-but-fierce dog.

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