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(Guarding Her #2)

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I could tell this girl was lost.

She was also scared and alone. This life was going to destroy her… If I let it.

She refuses my help and protection until she realizes the audition she’s attending isn’t an audition at all.

It’s an auction. And she’s about to be sold to the highest bidder.

I’ve got the money to buy her, but better than that, I’ve got the power to save her.
Paperback, 244 pages
Published May 9th 2018 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
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Sissy's Romance Book Review
Drift by Anna Brooks is book Two in the Guarding Her series. This is the story of Billie Bishop and Carter Cane. I have read the previous book but feel this was easily a standalone book.
Billie grew up in abusive home where her mother did what she could but Billie became able to take care of herself. When her mother helped her to leave she did so and is still taking care of herself while trying to break into acting. Carter has a instant attraction to Billie just as she does. Billie does have a
Three Chicks
May 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
Review by Lisa Kane

Billie Bishop escapes a life of abuse from her father because of the sacrifices of her mom. Three years ago, her mom packed her a bag, gave her a roll of cash and told her to leave and make something of her life. Three years later, Billie has a nice apartment in California and is still pursuing her dreams to become an actress. Meanwhile, she hunts for thrift store treasures and supports herself waitressing in a high end restaurant.

Carter Cane was once a top rated surfer. Nowa
Pelusa Rivera
May 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
Rcvd an ARC at no cost to author..This is the second book in the series and entertaining. We have two people who arrived in each others life at the right time, they both have sad backgrounds so I am very happy that they got to meet and be the person that each other needed. We meet Carter a body guard who used to be a surfer and is a pretty good guy. Carter meets Billy, and she came from a horrible past so he is just what she needed and he already starts with being her protector. Billy was trying ...more
Island Girl Romance Reads
May 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This series is becoming one of my faves.
After the life Billie had, she needed a man like Carter in her life. She was a sweet girl that had so much happened to her.
Carter omg he was so protective of Billie. Loved it.
He was awesome. He has a past that he thinks he can’t get rid of. He was just awesome. Love that all the men of Royal Security are so protective. Can’t wait for each of their stories.
5 stars ⭐ ⭐⭐⭐⭐

The story is beautiful and so sweet.
Drift is book two in Anna Brooks’s Guarding Her series.

I actually think this blurb was a little misleading.

So, Carter runs into Billie one day, and the attraction is instant. There’s something about her that brings out all of his alpha instincts. Billie is trying to make a new life for herself and hopes to go back home one day and save her mother. She is used to looking after herself so Carter’s desire to help comes out of left field. Can she trust him?

If you’re looking for a textbook alpha, C
Nerdy Dirty & Flirty
May 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
Drift is the story of two broken souls getting a chance to heal. Both Billie and Carter had emotional back stories, I wanted good things for them. Brooks gives us another supreme alpha and insta-lust story, yet manages to make it feel much different from the first.

Again, I was kept engaged throughout with an exciting story line. There was a lot going on in this story and while some of it may have been a bit much, I still couldn’t stop reading. I loved the way these two helped each other grow and
Kari Hansen
May 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
Billie was raised in an abusive household until three years ago her mother gave her all the money she had so that Billie could escape and start a new life far away from her abusive father with the promise that she wouldn’t come back. She dreams of being an actress but until that happens she works as a waitress and although she doesn’t have much she has her freedom.

Carter is an ex-surfer who was living the dream until an accident destroyed the life he knew. He is now working as a bodyguard at Roy
Tiffany Readz
Mixed Feelings

While I'm not a fan of insta-love. Anna Brooks did nice job of making it not super annoying between Carter and Billie. the pet names tho...gag. This is the second book in the series and not having read the first, I'm not sure if Carter was talked about, so I will tread lightly as to not spoil his story line.

Carter seems like an all around good guy. He's had tragedy in his past, that now has his guard up 24/7 and in protection mode. That said, he easily honed in on the young, lonely
Denise Van plew
May 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
This one drew me in by the story line. I read the first one so when I seen this one I thought I would give it a go. This one is centered around Billie and Carter who take you to the edge. They both have their pasts but now you are drawn to what could happen now. When they cross paths things start happening. The spiral will get you involved with the drama pulling you to the edge. What appears to be and what really is happening is what does it with you wanting action like now. Good one to get woun ...more
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Tammy Cole
May 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is another great book in this series but definitely can be read as a standalone. Carter is the definition of the perfect book boyfriend. He's protective, sexy and he loves with his whole heart. Billie is a strong heroine who has had a hard start to life and is leery of strangers. When these two meet the attraction is instant but Billie isn't as ready as Carter. What follows is a great love story. I can't wait for the next book in the series.
Dawn Doyle
Jun 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Carter and Billie

What a perfect couple. You know from the beginning they are meant to be together. She needs saving and he needs to save her. They are so sweet together. Very enjoyable read.
Mar 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Carter is amazing. He is exactly the man that Billie needed in her life after growing up with an abusive, alcoholic drug-abuser who hurt her and her mother. Carter is strong, sensitive and sweet with a secret all his own. Billie has a hard time trusting that she is good enough for this man. She is strong in her own right and even they way she grew up didn't take the hope out of her. Anna Brooks writes such a wonderful story, heartbreaking and redeeming and hopeful all at the same time. Loved it ...more
Avidez Literaria
May 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
“Carter Cane.” She looks up at me. “That’s the most superhero name I’ve ever heard.”
“I am not a superhero.”
She puts the card on the counter and slides it toward me. “What are you, Carter Cane?”
“Just a man.”
Her head falls to the side, and she studies me. “I don’t know if I believe that.”
“Who are you, Billie…?”
“Bishop. Billie Bishop.”
I snicker, and she straightens her spine, the backbone in full effect. “Why’re you laughing?”
“If I have a superhero name, then you have the best goddamned damsel in d
Rebecca Austin
Jun 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
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Carter Cane works for Royal Ace Security and is a former world famous surfer who gave it all up six years ago after the death of his girlfriend, Zoe Sanders.

Billie Bishop has been on the run for three years now to escape her abusive father. She works at a cafe but is trying to make something of herself.

When Carter and Billie meet outside of a cafe and then at a farmer's market maybe destiny is trying to tell them something. When Carter is there for Billie time after time she realizes that he is
Jul 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Book Review: Drift (Guarding Her book 2)
Author: Anna Brooks
I have read everything that Anna Brooks has written. I own them all on Kindle and have many paperback copies as well. To say that I am a fan of her writing is an understatement. Being an avid reader, it takes a lot to turn me into a fan and well, Anna Brooks is homed on the shelf right next to Nora Roberts and Jeffery Deaver in my collections.
I purchased these books because well, Anna Brooks, DUH. But, I was not at all prepared
May 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
I loved It!

Drift is Anna Brooks' second book in the Guarding Her Series and I truly enjoyed it.

Carter is a sweet, kind, and loveable young man who has seen his share of tradegy at such a young age. He is afraid to commit to a relationship and it will take a special young woman to win his heart.

Billie has seen her share of abuse by the hands of her father and her mother sends her away from their home to help Billie. Billie is so desperate for love, she seems to be looking for love in all the wr
Kathy Wideman
May 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is the second book in this series. The blurb is a little off on this book for me. Carter lost his girlfriend years ago and hasn’t been the same since. He blames himself even though there is nothing he could have done. It was an accident. Biilie Bishop had a difficult childhood. Her mother woke her one night and sent her away. She has been on her own for the last several years. When Carter runs into her several times and can’t stop thinking about her he hopes to run into her again. And he do ...more
Britt Red Hatter Book Blog
May 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Romance with all the swoon, sweetness to die for, and a deliciously sexy alpha Drift has all that and more. Right from the prologue that had me gasping and through every page this book kept me hooked start to finish. I melted at the sweetness. I was swept off my feet by Carter and his love for Billie. I just really freaking loved this book. Carter and Billie have one of those loves that is immediate. The kind that comes out of nowhere and changes their whole worlds. The kind that takes you away ...more
Kathy Rouchelle
May 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
What a totally enjoyable, sweet, heartbreaking, heart-mending story that will have your emotions running up and down, hot and cold by the time you reach the end of the story about two extremely broken people and a second chance at having a happily ever after. She ran away from an abusive home life with her mother's help and insistence and has lived the last few years in California, working as a waitress and auditioning for parts, hoping to catch a break and make it onto a Soap Opera. He had it a ...more
Christi Fowler
May 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
Genre: Romance - Suspense, bodyguard
Standalone: Yes
Part of a Series: Yes, book 2 of the Guarding Her Series which is a spin off of her Pleasant Valley Series The guys are all interconnecting but no need to know their stories to enjoy the current story.
POV: Billie and Carter
Steam Level: Kindle-melting

Once again I was sucked in and blown away from the start of reading Drift. These guys fall hard and fast (no pun intended) and once they've locked on to their woman there is nothing they won't d
Catty Jane
May 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
*** ARC Received for Honest Review ***

3.5 Stars

In so many ways Billie is way too beautiful and naïve for California, although she is also extremely tough. Having grown up with an abusive father she is lucky when one night her mother sends her way to make sure that Billie is able to escape her small town and make something of herself.

Carter has been battling the demons of his inability to save his girlfriend for years. So much so that he has become a bodyguard so he can do just that; protect peop
Meghan Murphy
May 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
4.5 Stars

Drift by Anna Brooks is the second book in the Guarding Her series. It can be read as a standalone but you do not want to miss the first one because it’s amazing as well!
I loved this book so much! The storyline was fantastic, it was well written, and the emotions I felt while reading were wide-ranging.

Carter is everything you want in a book boyfriend-possessive, loyal, sweet, and will do anything for their women. Billie was an amazing heroine as well. She came from nothing but instead
May 23, 2018 rated it liked it
3.5 stars
Drift is a second chance for Carter Cane, the famous surfer whose also famous girlfriend was killed in a car accident. Carter takes the blame for the accident and denies himself anything good until he meets Billie. Even then, he doesn’t go all in because he is afraid to share his past with her. Billie also has secrets so they keep them from each other. I never felt like either character was fully committed to the relationship until these secrets were on the table. I was surprised by the
Jul 18, 2018 rated it it was ok
’ve heard a lot of good things about this author. So I was excited to be able to finally read a book by her. Unfortunately, that excitement didn’t last too long.

Billie comes from a rough childhood and seems to find trouble every which way she turns. Carter on the other hand had a devastating experience a couple of years ago that shaped who he is today. It seems as if it is love at first sight for both characters. But Billie being who she is, is skeptical. Over time there relationship blooms and
Sassy Southern
May 30, 2018 rated it it was ok
I’ve heard a lot of good things about this author. So I was excited to be able to finally read a book by her. Unfortunately, that excitement didn’t last too long.

Billie comes from a rough childhood and seems to find trouble every which way she turns. Carter on the other hand had a devastating experience a couple of years ago that shaped who he is today. It seems as if it is love at first sight for both characters. But Billie being who she is, is skeptical. Over time there relationship blooms and
Nancy Metsch
May 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another intense book by Anna Brooks has written.
Carter Cane had everything a loving Girlfriend and an amazing career in surfing. Then in a flash he looses everything
Billie Bishop is a sweet girl, who lived a life in hell until her mother did the most selfless thing, she sent Billie away. But Billie only escaped one hell and walked into another.
As I said it was a very intense book, Billie who is working as a waitress want to actually work on a soap opera. Her dreams are about to com
May 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Great 2nd book to the series. The author has written a wonderful storyline and given us two great lead characters in Billie and Carter. They are strong, loveable characters and their story will keep you turning the pages.

Billie had a hard life growing up due to an abusive father and has a hard time trusting; especially men. Carter had a perfect life until one tragic swoop took everything away. Now he lives to protect others and protective streak especially wants to take care Billie. and be ther
Jul 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I haven't read the first book in this series, but I didn't feel like I was missing anything when I read this one. Billie had escaped an abusive father, thanks to help from her mother, and Carter had lived through a horrible accident that claimed his fiancée. When the two meet, they are immediately drawn together. So much happens in this book, but Billie and Carter falling in love is the most important thing of all. I love their interactions, the way each wants to make the other safe and happy. T ...more
Tanya Rae ~ TaSTy WordGasms
Drift is the 2nd book in the Guarding Her Series. It looks like there are going to be 5 books in this series. Each of these books can be read as a standalone. This is the second book that I have read by Anna Brooks and I think she likes writing insta-love romances. Because Drift is another insta-love book.

Billie’s mother sent Billie away from her home because her dad beat on her and her mother. Her mother stayed behind because that was the only way she could save Billie.

Billie has now been sur
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