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The Praetorian

(Reality TV #2)

4.34  ·  Rating details ·  113 ratings  ·  54 reviews
Prae·to·ri·an /prēˈtôrēən/- a skilled warrior serving as the personal guard of a Roman Emperor.

Bad-boy rock star Roman Creed keeps his secret locked behind a door.

When Seamore Productions offers to find him a new bodyguard through a reality TV show, Roman reluctantly agrees. He needs some good press and better security. The last thing he expects is a beautiful, curious c
Published (first published 2018)
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Feb 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
I was drawn by the title.

Then I realized it was about a rockstar.

And the story features a badass female character-a cop

I have never read this author before.

I realized, I am kinda excited...there are a few 'firsts' for me on this little list...

Now, those were my impressions before reading...

And after reading, I simply have to say that this book was a real surprise and quite a refreshment

It was new in a way, I haven't read anything like it before:

A rockstar and lead singer of the band Core Damage,
Donna ~ The Romance Cover
Feb 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
The Praetorian by Dawn L Chiletz
4.5 stars!!!

“An overreaction only lasts a moment, but a regret lasts a lifetime.”

Dawn L Chiletz is the queen of reality TV books and after being blown away by The Fabulist, she does it again with The Praetorian. What I love about these books is that they are written in such a way that you feel like you are on set, a part of the audience watching the drama unfold before your eyes. Dawn L Chiletz sweeps you into the story with ease and will have you on the edge
Hazel James
Jan 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I can't lie—I loved The Fabulist and had high expectations for The Praetorian. Thankfully, Dawn Chiletz delivered in spades in this installment of her Reality TV books.

The Praetorian is a masterful blend of excitement and mystery. Roman and Reed were strong, well-developed characters, and the writing in this story made me feel like I was on set, watching the drama, sexual tension, and plot twists unfold in front of me.

My advice? Grab some cookies from the pantry and get comfortable while you bi
Joy Novel Thoughts
Feb 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kindle-unlimited
Holy shiitake mushrooms! I am blown away right now! I just finished The Praetorian and I want to stand on a rooftop and tell EVERYONE to read this book. I have loved every book written by Dawn and when I read this synopsis I just knew I needed to read this book.

Once the Praetorian finally hit my kindle I devoured it. The twists and turns kept me on my toes and the romance was so well balanced that I was falling in love while trying to figure out what was really going on because, on the Praetoria
Feb 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I was exited to see this author had a new book and that it dealt with reality TV again. I loved The Fabulist and was hoping this one would measure up. It absolutely did!

Rocker Roman Creed agrees to participate in a reality TV show to find himself a bodyguard. He band isn't drawing the crowd they once did, and he could use the exposure. He is far from thrilled, but goes along with it. Add in a death threat at a concert before the even begins, and things are a little tense. Ohhh, and he might just
Samantha Schafer
Jan 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I will recommend this book to everyone, however face to face... I have no idea how to pronounce the title correctly 😂😂

Did you read the fabulist or carpool captive? Don’t worry if you haven’t that’s ok. If you have, you’ll see some guests in this book.

The suspense in this book is so real!

Reed is a total BA female detective. Roman is a bad boy rocker that needs some help with good publicity. What do these two have in common? You must read to find out!!
Feb 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: dawn-l-chiletz
« Reality TV means just what it says. It’s real. And in real TV, sometimes things go wrong. »

DLC promised drama and twists in this second installment in the Reality TV series and boy, has she delivered. I couldn’t put it down. I’m not a fan of reality shows, but I’ve always been attracted by the whole psychology hidden behind the concept.

After The Fabulist and all the fascinating lying challenges — book #1 —, Seamore Productions is doing a new reality show and this time they’re looking for a bod
Feb 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
There is something magical about reading a Dawn L. Chiletz book. Not just because the writing is amazing, but because when I read her books, I feel like I've been transported straight into the story. It's like having a front row seat to my favorite movie. Everything is a vivid picture - which is a rarity for me if I'm being honest. I don't always see faces when I read, but if I were an artist, I'd paint a picture of Roman Creed so that I would never forget my mental image of him.

The Praetorian i
Laura Nelson (Tangents and Tissues)
Another new-to-me author in 2018, and what a find!

How best to describe The Praetorian? *taps chin* It’s a little bit romantic suspense, a little bit rockstar, a little bit contemporary romance, and a whole lot of awesome.

A bad rep, and more recent bad press, threaten rock icon Roman Creed’s image. Not that he cares, but ‘The Powers That Be’ do. Against his better judgment, he’s talked into signing up for his production company’s latest brainchild - ‘The Praetorian’, a reality TV series. Roman
Feb 24, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I absolutely loved The Fabulist so I was hoping The Praetorian would give me that same feeling since it features another reality show but it unfortunately did not.

Rock star Roman Creed agrees to participate in a reality show to find himself a new body guard. The moment he sees Detective Reed Manning in her interview, he supposedly has an immediate reaction to her. I say supposedly because I felt zero connection between these two. Not one hint of a spark or anything. The show was to film over a
Feb 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I was lucky enough to be one of the first people to read this fabulous book. I have been a fan of her books since meeting her at a book signing in March of 2017. Since then I have virtually devoured every book that she has written. I absolutely loved this book and I once I finished, I felt withdrawals because I reached the end. I wanted more. There is a character or two from her other novel The Fabulist that appear in this book. Dawn weaves her stories so well that you get invested in her charac ...more
Kathy Schofield
Feb 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
The Praetorian - (I reckon I am the only person that knows how to pronounce it correctly!!) is the newest offering from one of my favourite authors, Dawn L Chiletz.
The story is fabulous, with plenty of heat, banter and intrigue.
Reed and Roman are the main characters that both their own history they have been dealing with by themselves.
The heat between them both is sparked from the initial meeting, and only gets hotter as the story unfolds.
The way Dawn weaves each of the characters own story th
Jan 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Full disclosure: I cannot say the name of this book. I get tongue tied and giggle. That may also be because when I try, I start to think of Roman Creed and I get giddy with my bad crush.

Dawn L. Chiletz has given us her best work to date with The Praetorian. This book is like a perfectly crafted cake. Layers upon layers of excellence with the sweetest and most satisfying ending possible.

Roman Creed and Reed Manning are as opposite as two characters can be but their attraction and connection is
Feb 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Wow oh Wow, this is one mixed bag of goodness right here! A rocker, a hot cop, mystery stalker, secrets and lots of suspense all coming together on a reality TV show. I was definitely compelled from the very beginning, it had me at the dedication. I can normally work out early on who is be the bad guy, but in this case, I got it wrong, and I love that I did because it wasn’t predictable.

Roman Creed has a secret, Reed Manning has a secret too and they also have a troubled past. Each wants to lea
♡ Jeri's Book Attic ♡ the Romance Bibiliophile ♡

Only yesterday, I wrote in a review that there are three kinds of Rockstar novels and I stick to this idea – because The Praetorian by Dawn L. Chiletz proves me right. Like the book I reviewed yesterday

First, I have to say Ms. Chiletz is a “new to me” author and I like her writing. Even if there is a little “but” coming at the end of this review.

The Praetorian belongs to the best of these three groups. The one that gives you all the classic clichés you would expect from a rock star romance and
Feb 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Wow. I finished this about an hour ago, and I'm still sitting here with traces of the goofiest grin on my face. There is something special about its writing style that is so uniquely Dawn, and I love that. She is a master at giving the reader *just* enough about a character, event, etc. to get them really intrigued and wanting more. I undoubtedly felt that with this story. There was a character in particular that I JUST WANTED TO KNOW MORE ABOUT. Like, NOW. Not later in the story. Somehow I mana ...more
Small Adventures, Full Hearts
Another AMAZING book from this author. I love her reality based books and this one did not disappoint. I loved the concept of The Praetorian. I loved how you have two characters Roman, hot rock star and Reed bad ass cop women that are thrown together in this unconventional way. I loved the chemistry you feel each time these two are in the same room with each other. I loved how they are each the game changer for each other in this story.

This book is full of Romance and Suspense. I loved how the a
Mar 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Dawn, Congratulations on your book release! I won a kindle copy of the book in a giveaway on Dawn's FB reader page. I loved this book! I've read "Confessions of a Carpool Captive" and absolutely loved that one of hers. I actually won a few others of her books on her page, so I'm looking forward to reading more by her!

This story captivated me and kept me reading til all hours of the night. I had to know what was going to happen. This book was awesome! I really want to go read "The Fabulist" next
Rachel Renee
Mar 24, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I loved so much about this book! I had never read a book about a reality tv show and had never read anything by Dawn Chiletz, but when I saw this cover and heard the premise I knew I had to give it a try. It started out so strong and it was fun to read about the characters and get to know the two main ones. There were some parts where I was shocked and said to myself, didn't see that coming and loved that about the book. The reason 4 stars instead of 5 is because of the ending. It finally got to ...more
Mandy Grifka
Feb 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Dawn has a knack for writing books that you can not put down! I felt like I was watching my favorite reality TV show while reading this and I couldn’t get enough. I loved that Reed was a tough as nails chick but wasn’t afraid to be playful and show her soft side with Roman. Roman is the quintessential rock god but has that “soft and gooey” that he only shows Reed. The twists and turns are razor sharp and you won’t be able to adult while reading this one.
Nicole Patterson
Apr 13, 2018 rated it liked it
This book was good. But a little slow in the beginning. And a little predictable but it had a great ending. I loved Reed and Roman, and thought throughout the book that they were perfect for each other with their secrets.
Lauren Helms
Mar 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow. This was my first Dawn L. Chiletz book and I have to say, I'm a fan. This book was so darn good. I love love, LOVE rockstar books. And while I haven't read many, I really enjoy books with a reality TV spin to them. I also don't mind a good story with some mystery and deception. The Praetorian covered all those bases and hit a home run in the process. The characters were all phenomenal, the storyline was so creative and intriguing and the romance was so swoon-worthy.
Feb 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2018
I loved this story. The twists and turns keep you on the edge of your seat waiting to see what happens. The author pulls you into the story and you are there until you finish.
Feb 21, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: arcs
3.0 Stars.
I first heard of Dawn L. Chiletz last year when I've read The Fabulist and loved every single thing about that book. But I tried to love this as much as I did that book but I failed. I just couldn't get in the mind set of the characters
Feb 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

An amazing job by Chiletz! The Praetorian has strong lead characters that make for a great pair. There is a great pull between the two causing great chemistry. The book contains a little mystery along with being a phenomenal reality tv romance book.
Shauna Salley
Feb 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this story and I highlighted several lines. I love to see a good strong female character.
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Jul 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: own, favorites
I've loved everything that I've read from Dawn L Chintz so far, and The Praetorian definitely didn't let me down! The Fabulist was a little out of my comfort zone, but it was so great! I think I may have loved The Praetorian even more!

I love how she writes about these stories being a reality show, but it's so much more than that. There's so many details about the people in the show, the people not in the show, and about everything in between. As a romance gal I loved the slow burn between Roman
Ana Rita
Feb 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Hot cover plus enigmatic blurb what will you get? I was hoping for an amazing story and guess what? I got just that. And all this from a new author it's a bonus, that's for sure.
Dawn L. Chiletz is a new author to me and I loved every minute of this book. Her writting is hot, wild, raw and suspensefull.
The Praetorian is her latest release and tells the stories of Roman and Reed.
Roman is the typical bad boy, at least for the press. He's the lead singer of a well known band but all that fame can
Mar 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
The one thing I love almost as much as reading (not quite, but almost) is reality television. It's my guilty pleasure. When I discovered The Fabulist, it marked the beginning of my love of Dawn Chiletz. Not only was it about a reality TV show, but it was a GREAT book. So you can imagine my delight when I found out she was writing another book about a reality TV show. I dove into The Praetorian having really high expectations. And I am happy to report that every single one of them were not just m ...more
Jennifer Pierson
Feb 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A reality tv show about people competing to become a bodyguard for a rock star?! Oh yeah, I would totally be in front of my television every episode for that! What an amazingly original idea from the brilliant Dawn L. Chiletz for a story that I devoured cover to cover! But let me try to break it down in a simple manner so I don't give too much of the plot away than I already have. Roman Creed is a bad boy rocker who has a new stalker, so a production company offers to help him find a new bodygua ...more
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Dawn L. Chiletz is the author of The Contest, Waiting to Lose, Enough, Can't You See, The Fabulist, Confessions of a Carpool Captive, The Praetorian, and Angry Annie. She currently resides in Illinois with her two boys, and three dogs. When she's not binge writing or reading, Dawn drinks large amounts of coffee and checks Facebook instead of doing laundry.

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