#Review : Crikey A Bodygueard by Kathryn Freeman @KathrynFreeman1 #CrikeyABodyGuard @ChocLituk @RubyFiction
Hello my lovely readers! Today, I have the great pleasure to be sharing my review of the gorgeous; Crikey A Bodyguard by Kathryn Freeman, this book is amazing and I can’t wait to tell you all a little about it.
A fun heart-warming read. Perfect for Spring!
Fabulous new book from the best selling author of Oh Crumbs and Too Damn Nice. Highly recommended.
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?
Ooooh, this is so good!! I mean seriously this is way beyond just being good, this is in a league of it’s own for greatness. Romance, comedy, thrilling action it has everything! This is only the second book I have read by Kathryn Freeman, I was hooked by the first of hers I read; Oh, Crumbs! I fell in love with her serious and realistic and very easy to read writing style so I knew that I had to read this one too. As soon as I read about this I just knew; This book is going to be a good one! Do you ever get that? When you instantly know, that a book is going to be good without even reading the first page? This is what happened here, I just had to get this book in my hands.
Kelly is a scientist who is on the verge of a break through with vaccine for a pox that the government think terrorists could start using in biological attack. After she has been followed and had strange men turn up at her door claiming to read the meter her parents decide that she isn’t save and employ a body-guard for her – much to her disbelieve, she can’t believe tat they would go and do such a thing without asking her first. How could they think she needs a bodyguard, she is just scientist. But they won’t take no for an answer. So in walks ex-special forces soldier and now bodyguard; Ben.
I have fallen hopeless, head over heels in absolute love with the hero; Ben, my goodness!! I am swooning a little at the mere thought of this incredible man, what a hero! Lots of love is going to be showered towards this man and those vivid green eyes. I love how real he is, after leaving school with practically nothing except the notion that education wasn’t for him, he chose to enrol in the military which was the making of him, he found what he was good at, he found his family and more than he loved his job – even when he was going through tortuous special forces training. So when he gets shot and has to leave it broke his heart, which is when Pantha Security Services came in. Not only now does he get to be useful but because everyone in the company is ex forces, it’s like going home. Ben is a complex man, he is a multi-layered man kind, protective, loyal, patient, strong, ruthless, no-nonsense, brusque and undeniably charming.
But he has his vulnerability – yes, I did zone on that fragility part of him the moment I met him – he feels inadequate and rather stupid around those who are higher on the social ladder then himself. So, when Ben finds out that his next job is to be the bodyguard of a scientist, he does groan and worry that this is going to one hell of a long job. That is until he meets; beautiful, brilliant, stubborn, super smart, unbelievably rich scientist; Kelly, who isn’t at all what he thinks her to be.
Even though Kelly doesn’t want Ben or any bodyguard, she fully thinks her parents are just jumping to conclusions – how wrong she is – she takes a real shine to him – again how could she not? She soon learns to trust the large man’s opinion and that he will keep her safe. I really liked the way Kelly explained the science and her job to Ben, after all he isn’t the inly one to not understand science talk.
This is my kind of book, it has everything! A stonking great plot, where you never know what is around the corner. A fantastic romance between two gorgeous people who you know are just crazy for each other. A super smart and independent heroine and rugged ex military hero – with green eyes, sigh! That is definitely my kryptonite. What you think will be a basic woman meets her bodyguard and they fall helplessly in love, soon shows that thus is far, far more than that. Yes, there is romance – after all this is a ChocLit book which are one of the best publishers around for a good old love story, but add to that the fast paced, race against terrorists then you have something very special.
This has a; must be made into a film, written all over it!
There is a real depth and feeling about it that just pulls you in and you literally at the edge of your seat as you devour it age by page, there re times when your heart is in your mouth and then you go; wow!!
Honestly, this book is so good! Thrilling, exciting, fun, witty, intelligent, romantic and it has real heart. Ms Freeman’s writing is so good, stylish, eloquent and so engrossing.
This was an Arc copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review, thank you Liz.
Crikey a Bodyguard is available now from Amazon.
Another fun, fabulous read from Kathryn Freeman. You’ll want to lock yourself away with this one!
Sometimes life just takes the biscuit …
Abby Spencer knows she can come across as an airhead – she talks too much and is a bit of a klutz – but there’s more to her than that. Though she sacrificed her career to help raise her sisters, a job interview at biscuit company Crumbs could finally be her chance to shine. That’s until she hurries in late wearing a shirt covered in rusk crumbs, courtesy of her baby nephew, and trips over her handbag.
Managing director Douglas Faulkner isn’t sure what to make of Abby Spencer with her Bambi eyes, tousled hair and ability to say more in the half-hour interview than he manages in a day. All he knows is she’s a breath of fresh air and could bring a new lease of life to the stale corporate world of Crumbs. To his life too, if he’d let her.
But Doug’s harbouring a secret. He’s not the man she thinks he is.
This is the first book I have read by Ms Freeman and I thoroughly enjoyed it, the story is sweet and loving a story of second chances and finally moving on. Ms Freeman is an articulate and talented writer, I found her writing to be honest and very real with character’s who you immediately can relate to and I can say for certain that I will be reading more of her work. Oh Crumbs is a scrumptious and enjoyable book that leaves you feeling all warm…Plus, incredibly hungry 😉
When Abby Spencer’s mother died, and her father was either grieving or working all the hours to keep a roof over their heads, while she settled in to be the mother her younger sisters so desperately needed. As the years moved on Abby’s takes on more and more responsibility, once her sister’s are old enough to be able to fend for themselves in a sort of fashion she goes for a job as a PA in a biscuit firm. She want’s this job more than she has ever wanting anything in her life, but on the day of her interview everything that could go wrong does. But surprisingly the manager Doug see’s past her various blunder’s and employer’s her.
Even though this is written in both Doug’s and Abby’s point of view, because of her personal circumstances Abby’s part of the story really shouted out louder than Doug’s to me. Abby is a woman who has sacrificed so much for her family, I can relate to Abby so much she is so visual and real to me. Her story is one that is so relevant to the times, there are so many of us who have never done what we have wanted to do in life for our family, she is caring, she loves her family to a fault. Yes, I think that maybe her father did take advantage of her as she was growing up, but she faced it all in the same positive, supportive and passionate way she does everything.
Abby takes a job in a biscuit factory called ‘Crumbs’ and meet’s dishy but troubled boss; Douglas Faulkner. Abby does come across as a bit of a blundering air-head, she is clumsy and she talk’s too much, but she is a good person, a person who has put her whole life’s plans on the scrap pile and focused solely on her family. She is a marvellous young woman, a woman who I can relate so much to so much. Abbey also has a history of falling for her bosses, and when she meet’s too-handsome-for-his-own-good; Doug there is an instant attraction. Even though she does find him terribly handsome she is also very aware of him.
Doug is a secretive and brooding man who I think is a little lost in his life, he’s frustrated and bored with where he is. I get the impression that he is at crossroads’ and he isn’t sure which road to take that is until he meet’s breezy and serious Abby. He is instantly drawn towards’ her freshness. He is such a sexy man, and actually he isn’t what I first thought him to be like. You think of a managing director to be full of themselves, ruthless and a bit cold, bit I found him to a complex and warm man.
I thoroughly enjoyed this, Ms Freeman is an articulate story-teller who draws you into her world and makes you love her characters. The story is light and fun it moves smoothly from one scene to the next, it is engrossing and the romance between Doug and Abby is very sweet. The characters are expertly developed, and as you get to know them, their true personalities really come out.
A very enjoyable, passionate and fun story, that leaves you feeling all warm.
This was a Complimentary/ARC via the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
Oh Crumbs is available now at Amazon.
Spotlight on A Little Christmas Faith by @KathrynFreeman1 @ChocLituk @rararesources #Spotlight #BlogTour
I was born in Wallingford but have spent most of my life living in a village outside Windsor. A former pharmacist, I’m now a medical writer who also loves to write romance. Some days a racing heart is a medical condition, others it’s the reaction to a hunky hero…
I’ve two teenage boys and a husband who asks every Valentine’s Day whether he has to bother buying a card again this year (yes, he does) so the romance in my life is all in my head. Then again, my husband’s unstinting support of my career change goes to prove that love isn’t always about hearts and flowers – and heroes can come in many disguises.
Is it time to love Christmas again?
Faith Watkins loves Christmas, which is why she’s thrilled that her new hotel in the Lake District will be open in time for the festive season. And Faith has gone all out; huge Christmas tree, fairy lights, an entire family of decorative reindeer. Now all she needs are the guests …
But what she didn’t bank on was her first paying customer being someone like Adam Hunter. Rugged, powerfully built and with a deep sadness in his eyes, Adam is a man that Faith is immediately drawn to – but unfortunately he also has an intense hatred of all things Christmassy. As the countdown to the big day begins, Faith can’t seem to keep away from her mysterious guest, but still finds herself with more questions than answers: just what happened to Adam Hunter? And why does he hate Christmas?
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