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- Language: English
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- Average Customer Review: 5 customer reviews
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Guarded, the first in a spinoff series featuring the story of the highly intriguing Jill and Leo. Readers of this author will recognise the names as Leo is the dark and broody bodyguard of Ashley Hicks. His story was told in previous releases Background Noise and Backwoods Belle. It's taken me over two days to organise my thoughts. Two days to work out what I could and couldn't say about Guarded without giving away spoilers or worse yet, to not provide the kind of review this book so truly deserves.
For those who read Backwoods Belle they will recognise a page or two of Guarded (as they were also printed in Backwoods Belle). This may tie the books together in a very minimal way, but I will emphasise that these two books are nothing alike. They're as different as night and day. Guarded is edgier, rawer, more turbulent and more uncertain. Leo isn't a man who sees himself as worthy so of course, this leads to some of the most brutally emotional scenes I have read this year.
'I'm not a tender man, and she appears to be a gentle woman. Oil and water don't mix.'
'I intend to make the same mistake until she finally figures out that I'm not worth it and she doesn't want me anywhere near her again.'
Leo is a strong man; he has to be for his profession. Only his strength is skin deep, Jill is the emotional powerhouse in this book. She's the one who keeps on fighting even when the sun has gone down and nothing can be seen through the darkness of night.
'I know that he is a man filled with passion. It sounds like a romantic idea, but I think it's true.'
'I think there's something about him--something mysterious and perhaps profound--and it all lies beneath his seemingly impenetrable surface. It makes me curious. He makes me curious.'
Leo is a classic case of a man who has the weight of the world on his shoulders and everything is his fault. He spends so much time and energy trying to run from Jill he never gives her feelings a moment's thought. Emotional roller coaster reads are books I devour in practically one sitting, and Guarded was no exception. I was up until the wee hours speeding through the penultimate chapters. I couldn't breathe until I discovered how this epic marathon would end.
This book made my heart beat faster and my spine tingle. This book made my heart tear in two and my soul cry out in pain. I lost count how many times I kept asking the same question. When would enough be enough? Jill kept on fighting and she kept on climbing. A small town girl with more grit and determination then many men I know. She doesn't know what the word quit means, let alone ever allow it into her vocabulary.
'Whenever we're together, we go to this place--this place where we are bold enough and vulnerable enough to be who we are. There is freedom and honesty in our intimacy, and that's exactly what it is.'
This book turned my world upside down and inside out. Do I really have another of these reads in me? You bet I do. Tethered will be hitting my Kindle in 2018 and this wait WILL be painful and full of angst.
‘Guarded’ isn’t the first book that I read from R.C. Martin (I have read a few books of the ‘Made for love’ series and I liked them very much.) but ‘Guarded’ is totally different than the previous books that I read from this writer! This story was very, very hot and I liked it very much.
Leo was definitely an alpha man and he liked to be one in the bedroom too. The story had some serious hot sex scenes in it. Leo certainly knew how to treat a bad girl in the bedroom but sometimes even a good girl likes some spanking too.
When I started this book I didn’t know what to expect but I trusted his writer to give me a good story and she certainly did. ‘Guarded’ is the story about Leo and Jill. Leo is the bodyguard of the famous singer Ashley and Jill is the best friend of Corie, Ashley’s girlfriend/fiancé.
Leo and Jill meet each other when Jill spends a weekend with Corie and Ashley for Corie’s birthday. There’s an instant chemistry between Leo and Jill and it doesn’t take long for them to act on their longing for each other but they both also think that it’s better to just see it as a fling for that weekend. Because of Leo’s job and the fact that Jill lives so far away.
But both find it difficult to let each other go after that weekend so they stay in contact through messages and phone calls. The long distance makes it hard on them but if both are willing, love can overcome it all. Can’t it? But that’s a tough one for Leo because he isn’t used to love or having someone at his back. He’s quiet, closed off and has a lot of anger in him. He doesn’t let anyone into his heart but if he wants a chance with Jill he will have to find a way to let the anger go and to open his heart to her. Can he do it in time? Or will he be too late and hurt her too deeply to ever forgive him?
One of the things that I loved about this story is how Jill fought for Leo and their relationship. No matter how hard Leo fought her and his feelings for her, she kept believing in him, in them. In most stories the man fight for the woman, here it’s the other way around and I found it very refreshing.
Leo was very intense, very quiet and but also very loyal. Deep down he was a lonely man who lived for his job (protecting someone he respected and who he considered a friend). I was very happy for him that he found Jill to love him and take care of him. Jill is a sweet woman with a good heart. I can understand why Leo felt for her.
The story was told in both POV’s. The story is very different than the ‘Made for love’ series, it’s more steamier and sexy. So be prepared!
One word for this book and that is WOW. It had me gripped from start to finish.
Leo is a hot alpha male and oh boy is he sex on legs. Jill is sweet, kind and just the perfect main lady of the story.
Leo and Jill meet when Jill meets up with her best friend/cousin Corie, who is seeing famous singer Ashley. When Leo who is Ashley's body guard/secruity is sent to pick up Jill the chemistry and attraction is instant.
When these two get together oh my days the sex is off the scale hot and some of the best sex scenes I've read in a long time. Leo is very guarded about his past, and Jill is trying not to get too close.
The story of how these two open up is brilliant and is a very well written story. Will Leo ever let Jill in? Will Leo and Jill get their happy ending?
All in all its a cracker of a book and can't wait to read the next book in the series coming in 2018 and serious couldn't come quick enough cause I need more Leo and Jill in my life again.
The attraction was there from the very beginning for Leo and Jill. Jill was a sweet, innocent, loving woman and when she met Leo that drive came alive. Leo was a hot, domineering man that would take care of what was “his”. All the while he kept to himself because of his past. Will he be able to move forward or will he lose Jill?
This is my first read by R.C. Martin and will not be my last. I will be one clicking when I am done with this review. If you love a hot and steamy book, go one click! You won’t be disappointed.
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