NO ONE writes forbidden romance like Jennifer Laurens and Overprotected is oh, so good. As you might know, I’m a huge fan of Jennifer Laurens books and I really enjoyed this one. There’s something inherently sexy about someone protecting you, even if it is your childhood enemy and especially if you’re not supposed to be attracted to him ;) Here’s the synopsis:
“Ashlyn: A lonely society princess living in New York City.
Daddy hired you to be my bodyguard.
Colin: Childhood enemy, now her protector.
Daddy thought I’d be safe. He thought I’d never fall in love. He thought he could keep me forever.
Charles: obsessed with keeping her safe, keeping her his, he hires the one person he knows she could never fall in love with: Colin.
Daddy was wrong.”
Imagine being wrapped up in a bubble of protection, unable to live your life properly. Sounds like hell right? Especially for a teenage girl. Now imagine that your bodyguard is someone who used to tease you mercilessly and hell just became a whole lot worse. Ashlyn is sometimes a bit spoilt (as you might have guessed) but thankfully she is not annoying. She is a victim of her upbringing and as she’s been wrapped up in cotton wool for so long, she’s not been allowed to grow up. She’s not allowed to go to parties, to sneak out of class, to go on a road trip or any other rite of passage that normal teenagers go through and it’s all for her own protection. Something happened when she was younger that’s turned her dad into some paranoid mess and now that there’s been threats on her life? Well, that’s justification enough in his eyes.
Ashlyn’s last bodyguard got a little too close to her for his liking and so this time daddy isn’t taking any chances, hence the reason he hired the one guy he knew Ashlyn would never fall for. Enter Colin who is by far my favourite character. I love the way he struggles with his emotions vs. doing his duty and I find that incredibly hot. You can see what’s coming a mile off but that doesn’t affect the entertainment value one bit, in fact, it just adds to it as the lustometer soars out of control!
What with Colin, the death threats and the fact that her parents’ marriage is falling apart at the seams, Ashlyn has a lot to deal with and then the worst happens, she is kidnapped. Can Colin save the day? Does he care enough to save her? You’ll just have to read and find out.
Overprotected is yet another fantastic read from Jennifer Laurens and this book takes has pride of place on my bookshelves. With so many books under her belt now, I’m looking forward to seeing what Jennifer has in store for us next ;)
Overprotected was published on 29th April, 2011. To find out more about Jennifer and her books, click here to visit her website.