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Vow of Protection

(Personal Protectors #1)

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Walker ~

Living a life of privilege isn’t always what it seems to be. While Walker has never wanted for anything material-wise, the two things he doesn’t have are his parents’ love and support. Walker tries his hardest to be the perfect son by allowing his father, the Governor, to dictate his life for him. All that changes when an awful day leads to a brutal night, causin
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Kindle Edition, 246 pages
Published October 8th 2018
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JenMcJ
Oct 15, 2018 rated it did not like it
DNF @ 30% Wow, is this really not a good book. The set up for this is that a "Poor little rich boy" with no backbone or personality hires a caustic @$$hole, stranger with no experience whatsoever to be a personal bodyguard (and who was such a terrible bouncer he let the guy get beat to shit in the first place). Then poof, they are thrown together because spoiled Tool wants him to be his bodyguard for reasons indiscernible to critical thinking people anywhere (and the caustic jerk accepts because ...more
CaRo
Nov 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
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~Volha~
Oct 16, 2018 rated it liked it
** 2.75 stars **

Bodyguard and his charge - the trope is not a favorite but I decided to give it a try. This author is new to me as well so I didn't know what to expect. I can say that I didn't like most of the book but the ending part made up for it some.

I didn't much like either Walker or Beckett. Walker had that elitist spoiled rich brat attitude for most of the book, he whined a lot and was a complete pushover. Beckett was rude and angry towards Walker which I thought was somewhat unwarrante
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Rachel Emily
I think I'm going to take a step away from this story - been listening to it in audiobook format for a couple days, and the story is just not working for me.

I'm about half way through and I just don't get any chemistry between the two characters. All I get is anger and animosity from Beckett, and a whiney pushover in Walker, who suddenly in the span of one chapter ending and the next one starting finds himself overwhelmingly attracted to Beckett, which I just don't buy into at this point.

I've
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Aղցela W.
May 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
This was a pretty good story that I read and listened to it. Walker is the son of a Governor and his campaign manager when he catches his girlfriend in bed with his best friend when goes to a bar to get a drink he gets drunk and accidentally touched a motorcycle gangs girlfriend he gets hurt and ends up in the hospital. His father treats him like dirt and will do anything to get votes including using his son. His mother was also a format and never said up for herself or her son. Walker hires Bec ...more
ReadingAllNite
Oct 23, 2018 rated it liked it
A new to me author, I was drawn in by the blurb since I like action/suspense. Overall this wasn’t bad, better in the last half than the first. Anything I read all the way through means I at least liked it. There was a lot of potential in the storyline but missed being great with gaps in logic and plot and a couple of areas where extra research might have helped with realism. Characterization for the two main characters was reasonably good, even though Walker’s didn’t always feel like quite the r ...more
SoCalBookReviews
Dec 29, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: audio_owned
3-3.5 Stars

It was a good story with a lot of potential to be added into the next books of the series. The writing was good and the story flowed throughout. But I wasn’t really feeling these two men together. They didn’t really seem to have the chemistry to make me feel like their relationship would be long term and lasting. I can totally see them arguing and driving each other absolutely crazy until either one or the other bails. Lol. I did like the amount of action in this book and that it was
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Stefanie
Oct 12, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: dnf
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Nic
Oct 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
Exciting

This story was filled with action, suspense, intimidation, lust, selfishness and love. There were a few clues hunting at who may have been behind the attempts in Walker's life, but I liked the twist at the end. Now Beckett was not a trained bodyguard but he was ex special forces so was expecting him to be a bit smarter in how he tackled Walker's case. But I guess when emotions are involved it is difficult to see things clearly.
Becca
Oct 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Holy shit did this book turn twisted and messed up! It was so GOOD!  I love these flawed characters. It makes everything so seemingly real. They are snarky, bitchy, pissy, and everything in between. But when push comes to shove, they fight, they're loyal, they love and comfort in their own way and give hope when there is none. This was amazingly written. I wanted to shake them half the time and beat the crap out of a few others. You will see lol.

Out of everyone is this book, I felt for Walker.
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Micah
Dec 18, 2018 marked it as abandoned
The main character is v rich & spoiled and I think the author wrote him with the worlds shittiest attitude. He just got beat up & I have something mean to say about it but instead of saying something mean... imma just put this on my DNF list ...more
Megan
Walker and Beckett have nothing in common. And when a bar brawl puts them together in a way neither anticipated, it opens a door to a lot more than a job opportunity. Since Walker is straight it shouldn't be a problem to move Beckett in with him to protect him from a biker gang's retribution. But when the threats become more personal, more violent, both men realize that nothing is as it seems.

Beckett's inner thoughts were glaringly harsh. All the name calling, belittling, mocking, sneering, disr
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Tee loves Kyle Jacobson
First I have to say that this book is one that you will love to hate but it grows on you. I have to say that I almost gave up reading this book but there was something about Walker and Beckett that I had to find out how these two would ever get along to be friends let alone become lovers.

So I kept reading and I felt so bad for Walker because he is a rich kid that is spoiled and gets everything he wants. He goes to a bar and ends up getting the crap beat out of him and the bouncer tries to save h
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Xanthe
Oct 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
What a fantastic new series! It's full of suspense, emotion and a strong connection between our MC's.
Walker is in need of protection and he deems Beckett the only option for his security. He cannot explain his innate trust in the man but he's trusting it and Beckett to keep him safe the constant attacks on his life.
Beckett has his own issues going on but his number one priority soon becomes keeping Walker safe and trying to find out and understand who is trying to hurt him. What starts out as a
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Kendra T
Oct 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
Walker is a prissy, stuck up, rich jerk who has a lot of crap dealt to him. Beckett is a bouncer who saves Walker after getting beat up. Walker is afraid of being hurt again, so he hires Beckett as his bodyguard. Of course more threats come and there is a lot of drama, but Walker and Beckett get closer through it all.

I liked the story, even though I figured out pretty early on part of the mystery of who the bad guy was. Walker’s cockiness and bad attitude was a bit off putting in the beginning,
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Overall book rating: 3.8Stars
Audio book: 4.5 stars
Book cover: 3 stars

A bit of mixed emotions for this one.
Claudia
Mar 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: hurt, scars, ptsd, militar
loved it
Faye K
DNF 57%... I seriously didn't know what to think about this one..A new author for me with this book.
A great start to the story with Walker and Beckett meeting in less than nice circumstances esp in the club. Definitely a bit of heat channelled between them or dislike going. I really really DIDN'T like Wallace, Walker's father.  Walker totally needs a bodyguard since treats on his life were mounting up and Bennett brings in Carter to help.  A few typos seen. BUT..For Walker to have many injuries
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Denise White
Apr 06, 2019 rated it it was ok
I didn’t like this book at all.. I didn’t like either of the main characters... I didn’t feel any kind of connection between them.. as far as the secondary characters there was nothing to them either.. the plot was totally unbelievable .. I wanted to stop reading at like 20% in but I stayed with it and should have stopped.. I will not be reading another book by this author .. I only gave it 2 stars instead of 1 because i did finish it(rolling my eyes the whole read)... like a previous reviewer I ...more
Danna Iuliana
I did not enjoy this at all. Beckett was suppose to be the tormented hero but he came across as a dick, his " you are weak, I am the definition of strong, look at what I have been thru, bla bla" was too much. If we were suppose to feel pity for Beckett the author lost the mark bc I just wanted to smack him.
Claire de la lune
Oct 23, 2018 rated it it was ok
I am still rolling my eyes so hard I think they may get stuck facing inwards....
Melissa
Jan 01, 2019 rated it it was ok
This book had some promising elements, but not enough to overcome its faults. The author needs a beta reader and a proofreader. The story is too implausible to be enjoyable.
Amy
Mar 11, 2019 rated it it was ok
DNF'd 65% in. honestly not badly written, just didn't connect with the characters or care much about the plot. Although I HATE DNFing books, I didn't want to waste any more time with it.
Maggie
Oct 12, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: lgbtq, contemporary
First time reading this author and I liked the book!

Privileged Walker Cardwell had the world at his feet - at least on the outside. His family was wealthy, his father running for reelection as governor and he worked as his dad's campaign manager. He had everything money could buy. Except he'd caught his girlfriend cheating on him with his best friend in HIS bed, his father was a verbally abusive, domineering asshole, his mother lived her world through the haze of medication and he had his own de
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Deirdre
May 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I've owned this book since its publication, but since my TBR pile is so darn high it takes me awhile to get back around to books I purchased in the past. Sometimes it takes a tickler such as another MM reader to recommend a particular story, then I check to see if I own it (which I often do) at which point I go ahead and read it.

Well this is one of those occasions. I've read several books in a particular genre and I wanted to read something a little different. This book turned out to be exactly
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Ashley
Oct 20, 2018 rated it liked it
Walker has lived a life of privilege. His father is influential in the community and wealthy. Walker does what his father expects of him, not what he wishes to do in life. He ends up with a degree in political science, working his father’s campaign, and trying to not be a disappointment that his father seems to believe him to be. After a misfortunate night at a biker bar, Walker gets the tar beaten out of him and the bouncer, Beckett, has to save and get him to the hospital.

Beckett is nothing l
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Kendra Patterson
Oct 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Walker Cardwell the privileged son of the governor is having a bad life. He's always been treated like a failure by his father, his mother is emotionally beat down and can't help him out and to top it off he comes home to find his girlfriend in his bed with his best friend. After throwing the two out he decides to tie one on at the closest bar he can find. After getting stumbling drunk he decides to try line dancing and falls into the wrong lady, which leads to him getting beat up and ending up ...more
Kathryn Manzella
Oct 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Walker is the privileged son of a political figure who experiences one hell of a day. Berated by his father, betrayed by his girlfriend and best friend,  and then finally gets pummeled due to a drunken blunder with the wrong man's girl. Ending up in the hospital, broken and bruised, he makes the decision to hire the tattooed bouncer that saved him the night before. Something tells him this man is the only one he can trust to protect him.

Beckett is an ex-military man who has been working as a bo
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Susan65
Mar 29, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Audio review by The Blogger Girls

What a tangled web we weave. I was a bit taken aback about how much these two main characters really weren’t the nicest people, but I kinda liked the narrator's voice and the way he performed them so I kept on listening. Eventually, they grew on me and I ended up really loving both Walker and Beckett.

Walker is a rich pain in the ass, but he is also treated like shit by his politician father. One who didn’t seem to care less that his son was being threatened…and
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Tanja
Oct 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
I thoroughly enjoyed this enemies-to-lovers story. It is fast-paced, filled with action, hot, sexy, and fun.
After being threatened, Walker needs a bodyguard, although he doesn’t want one. His only stipulation is that he gets to choose the man. Enter Beckett, retired special forces, who has better things to do than babysitting a rich, spoiled brat like the governor’s son.
I loved the snarky banter between these two men. They so don’t like each other. In between running for their lives and keepin
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