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People think they have Camille Logan nailed: daddy's girl; beautiful, spoiled young woman with her father's bank balance to fund her lifestyle. But Camille is determined to have a life free from his strings. Out on her own, she's made mistakes, including one that found her clawing her way back after a stint in rehab and plenty of bad press. Now, after fighting so hard to b ...more
Kindle Edition, 384 pages
Published September 6th 2016 by Forever
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Leslie I would like to see Heather's love story, even if not quite as long, but a shorter story (maybe 1/2 the pages)?

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Patty Belongs To Kellan~Jesse~Lautner~Miller~Garrett~Dean~Rafe~Liam~Prince Nicholas~Gianluca & Archer
*****FOUR STARS*****
{ARC Generously Provided by Author}


All my subjects were a job. A duty. A way to maintain my selfish purpose. I needed to forget everything about my previous life. My subjects gave me focus.
Camille Logan spun that on its head. She gave me a reason to confront my demons. She made me feel and love again.




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The Protector is a brand new standalone by the incomparable Jodi Ellen Malpas. I seriously worship this lady because she created “The Lord of the Manor”!! In the past, I would t
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Christy
Jun 29, 2016 Christy rated it liked it
Shelves: forbidden-love
3.5 stars!

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The Protector is a new stand-alone novel from Jodi Ellen Malpas. I love her writing and I was so excited to read this one. If you love a fast-paced, suspenseful romance with a true alpha male and a strong heroine, this is the book for you.

Camille Logan may come from a rich family, but she’s an independent woman who does what she wants and is determined to make it on her own. Her father is a very rich and very powerful man and has a lot of enemies. When he gets a threat on Cami, he wi
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Maria✦❋Steamy Reads Blog❋✦


➦Hokay, so. I actually liked this one a lot. I listened to the audio and the narration is excellent, as long as you speed up the audio CUZ. The chick narrating this one has a very soothing voice and reads her part very... very... slowly... and...
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➦The heroine is a hot model and a daughter of one huge powerful & rich a-hole who tries to control all aspects of her life. When her douchebag of a father gets a letter threatening her life, he hires her a personal bodyguard. And not just any bodygu
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Sabrina
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4.5 Stars

The Protector was the epitome of romance for me. These characters had me on the edge of my seat waiting for them to get their moment. You know the one, the moment that everything comes together for two people and allows them to be truly happy. And for Jake and Camille, their moment was brilliant. I felt a connection to them from very early in the book so seeing them finally get to be happy was the best part of my day.



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Lisa Jayne
Jul 18, 2016 Lisa Jayne rated it liked it
THREE BE MY WORLD STARS.

"My world has spun off its axis and is barrelling into the unknown."

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Readers, look what we have here. A latest release from our much loved Jodi Ellen Malpas. You can always expect that this author will bring into the fold her trademark heat and of course a hero that will keep you glued to your kindle. When I got the opportunity to read and review this gem you can imagine that I was one happy romance reader. Sit back, buckle up and prepare yourself for a bodyguard themed ro
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Jodi Ellen Malpas once again offers her quintessentially British penmanship in her latest sexy STANDALONE about a rich girl and a super sexy bodyguard. I had cover lust and couldn’t wait to dive into this protector tale, a trope that has the power to provide the most swoon worthy of stories. Did I swoon? I certainly did, I was pulled easily into the light suspense of the narrative where twenty-five-year
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4.5 Stars

"My need to protect this woman isn't duty.It's instinct."


I have to admit I was afraid to start Protector due to the mixed reviews but once I started it I couldn't put it down and I was surprised at how much I loved it!

"I'm going nowhere.She is my fate.It isn't something I'm prepared to fight."

Camille is the daughter of one of the wealtiest men and he has many enemies plus Camille has a wild past. To keep her safe he hires Jake who will be her new bodyguard to keep her safe. But what hap
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Ⓐlleskelle - teamSøren♗ ⊲I like big b00ks⊳
1 STARDNF at 80%

A new Jodi Ellen Malpas’ book is always pretty exciting news for me. I’ve read the blurb of The Protector and was absolutely sold about it and couldn’t wait to get my hands on it.
I remember my love / hate relationship about Jesse, the Lord of the Manor from This Man . Infuriating OTT alpha but oddly charming in his caveman ways.

The Protector promised all kind of go to elements for me : The tortured hero, the forbidden love element, the feisty, spoiled, rich and misunderstood h
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Sophia Triad
Jun 21, 2016 Sophia Triad rated it it was amazing
Jake Sharp IS NOT Jesse Ward or Miller Hart. Thank f@ck for that!

Both Jesse and Miller are perfect Alpha males and each one of them has his own awesomeness. I adore them both. I have reread their books I don’t know how many times and they hold a special place in my heart. But this time I wanted something different by JEM. I wanted an equally strong character with his own voice and actions and not a “copy and paste” of Jesse. I am so glad the write has produced a male character with a distinct id
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Dee Montoya
4.5 ALPHA STARS****


(ARC provided by author via Netgalley)
(BR with Mel)


Leave to Jodi Ellen Malpas to create yet another panty-melting, Alpha hero that will infiltrate your heart and dreams without asking for permission. An exquisite story about a broken man who found peace in the arms of an angel...


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Jake Sharp is an ex-military man, who came back from war carrying a lot of guilt and heavy secrets. Heavy darkness that haunts him day and night, but he tries to tune it out through work, sex, and al
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Shannon Moore
Oct 26, 2016 Shannon Moore rated it liked it
Actual rating: 2.5 Stars.

To discuss what should've been my first clue that The Protector wasn't for me, we need to go back to the beginning. There was nothing that grabbed my attention to either 1. Pull me into the story or 2. Make me give a damn about any of the characters. I didn't give a rats ass at all. I had some friends I trust going on and on about this when they got an ARC in the summer so I thought I'd give it a try. Not every book is for every person, and I get that, but man this one w
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MELISSA
Nov 27, 2015 MELISSA rated it really liked it
4.5 "I See You" Stars!
(ARC provided by author)
(BR with Dee)

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Jake Sharp is a 35 yr. old ex-SAS sniper who loathes himself. He's still living in the past & getting by by indulging in drinking and sex. He suffers from flashbacks, PTSD, & anxiety. He's tortured by his nightmares & needs to stay busy. He needs a purpose to keep his past horrors and demons at bay.

As a trained soldier, he now works as private security for a security firm in London. He hasn't had work for the past two weeks
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Four years ago one of Jake's missions as a special forces soldier went wrong, and he lost two of his best buddies in Afghanistan. He blames himself for having been distracted and still has horrible nightmares every night.

He's working as a security person in London now. And his work, alcohol and sex are the only things that make life worth living at the moment. If you can call what he does living...

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Camille Logan is your typical rich, spoiled princess slash model.

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Hana ♡
3 Stars!

I feel like a horrible person because every time JEM releases something new I always compare the H to Jesse Ward... and I usually get disappointed. I can't help it!! I love Jesse so much, and I always crave more of his character in other characters. Which I know is completely unreasonable because Jake Sharp is obviously NOT Jesse Ward... but still.



I was mainly not a fan of Jake and Camille's characters, she came off as bratty and he was just tortured and broody (which I usually dig). Alt
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Beverly
Aug 24, 2016 Beverly rated it liked it
Jake Sharp hasn't really been living his life since his military career ended. Now working for a private security company he goes from one job to the next with no fulfillment or peace. He cannot forget his past mistakes and is living with regret.

Camille is a model and heiress, to the outside, her life looks perfect. To be honest, she is pretty pleased with her life right now too. She has ended the relationship with her abusive ex and is focusing on building a fashion business with her best frie
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Rachel Reads Ravenously
DNF

I was intrigued by this book because of the cover and the blurb, so high five on the marketing job. Unfortunately the execution of the concept is not for me. I didn't care for the main guy, he was so beyond self involved and arrogant. The heroine wasn't bad at all, at least in what I had read.

ARC provided by publisher via netgalley in exchange for an honest review
Ashwood
Mar 30, 2017 Ashwood rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"You want to keep someone safe, you hire me.
I have a clean sheet. I plan on keeping it that
way." -J. S.


Jake Sharp is an ex-SAS turned bodyguard. He's haunted by his past and he deals with PTSD from when he was with the SAS. So he focuses only on his job protecting his subjects, to avoid having to confront the demons from his past.


Camille Logan, who is a socialite and high fashion model, receives a death threat which makes her father hire Jake as her bodyguard without her knowledge. Cami
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 Sonya-❥Chatterbooks book blog ❥
★★★3.5 Stars★★★

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A famous model,an ex military guy who's been hired to protect you, and off the charts sexual tension surrounded by deadly suspense? Yes please. What happens when the life you've known, suddenly gets turned upside down in the form of a 6'2 menacing and very hot bodyguard? Drama. You get drama!

Jake Sharp has been battling his own personal war for the past four years. Having been out of the military, everyday has become a constant struggle with trying to move on. How does he cope?
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Gi's Spot Reviews
4.25 'I'll Always find You' Stars

Jake Sharp is every woman’s fantasy man because ‘Mysterious, dark and dangerous’ fits him to a t. That is until you really now what his happening behind that handsome and appealing package…

“Where’s the billboard?”
I swallow. “Huh?”
“The billboard.” Her eyes dart, genuinely looking around.
“What billboard?”
“The one he’s just fallen out of?”


But looks can be so deceiving, and being that panty melting magnetism he hides a world of pain, guilt and suffering. Five years
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Michelle
ARC provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review

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Jodi Ellen Malpas is synonymous with strong alpha male heroes and in her newest release, The Protector, Malpas entices readers once again with a new sexy alpha male he
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Sharon ∞❥ is an emotional book junkie ❥∞
4 ★'s

JEM is one of my favorite authors and I have quite the love/hate relationship with her This Man series and especially with the hero, Jesse. So, there was no way I was letting this bad boy pass me by even though some of the reviews were less than stellar.

Camille's father has gotten some threatening letters against Camille so he hires Jake to be her bodyguard. At first, Camille is having none of it and gives Jake a run for his money but fairly quickly there's no denying their attraction any
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Jacqueline's Reads
Aug 25, 2016 Jacqueline's Reads rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
First 7 chapters HERE

4 Bodyguard Stars

The Protector is my first Jodi Ellen Malpas book. I don’t know why it took me so long, but I was very excited about this read. When I got the book my husband asked me why I was reading The Bodyguard, which was a great movie, so I had high expectations.

The Protector is a mixture of suspense and romance, my two favorite things in a read. I love an alpha male and a damsel in distress, especially one that is rich and slightly famous.

Cami is beautiful and is in
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~Nichole~  Sizzling Pages Romance Reviews
Not bad not great. Skimmed a whole lot of it. Very rushed relationship which I like instalove if I understand why they are in love.. This did not give me those reasons and Jake's past needed more closure. Very abrupt ending fell flat.
Angie - Angie's Dreamy Reads
Jodi Ellen Malpas brings a mixture of suspense and romance in the stand-alone novel --The Protector. This story follows Jake Sharp, an ex military veteran, and Camille Logan, a model/socialite. Both characters have their own sets of issues, yet they're brought together when Jake is hired by Cami's father to shadow her every move. Cami's dad is a ruthless business man who has made one too many enemies and unfortunately his daughter is caught up in the crossfire by a threat that he's perceived to ...more
Kelli C ~ Jack Sawyer's Heart
3.5 Hard Alpha Protecting Stars

**ARC generously provided per publisher via NetGalley in exchange for honest review.**

The Protector is a new standalone romance that is as action packed start to finish as it is sexually charged between a London elite and a broken soldier.

Camilia Logan is beauty personified. She seems to be the "belle of the ball" where she thrives in the fashion industry on her beauty alone. Inside her high profile life she is so much more than a pretty face however, her past mist
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Angela (Reading Frenzy Book Blog)
When I found out Jodi Ellen Malpas was writing a standalone I was crazy excited. Factor in the premise of a bodyguard falling for his client, and The Protector was an easy sell for me. Perhaps my expectations were a bit too high, but this wound up being a middle of the road read for me.

I couldn’t wait to dive in, but it took a l-o-n-g time—like 25% into the book—before the story began to click for me. Jake is a former SAS sniper turned professional bodyguard. He’s your typical ex-military alpha
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♥~♥Geri Reads ♥~♥
DNF - rating

This is my second attempt at reading something from this author with the same result. I'm probably one of the few who disliked Jesse and This Man so much but I was willing to try this one by JEM. The blurb sounded good and I really want to see if I can get into her writing, which I apparently can't because this book just flew over my head.

I didn't get the characters, the writing...the plot. This Man, at least, was entertaining. But this...yeah, snoozefest galore.

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 Kate
DNF 30%
Jesus, i fucking hate when this happens!
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Anja
Feb 02, 2017 Anja rated it really liked it
*4.25 DASHING STARS*

“I'm mad for her. I need to keep her. I need to protect her.”

Well damn, this was addicting! If it wasn't for school, I would've finished this in one sitting!
I've previously read Promised by Jodi Ellen Malpas, but in my humble opinion, this book was so much better! This book's storyline is still a little predictable, but I had a much better connection with the characters than with the ones from Promised, which I think is really important to fully enjoy a book.

Review coming s
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*TANYA*
Oct 10, 2016 *TANYA* rated it liked it
The story was good but I struggled with this book, it was too intense. I wish the dark "emotions" that plagued Jake would have toned down just a bit.
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