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Bodyguard to the Billionaire

(The Billionaire Duet #1)

4.62  ·  Rating details ·  194 ratings  ·  161 reviews
Derrick Arlington is one of the world's most eligible billionaires. Voted Sexiest Man Alive—two years running.

And I just so happen to look exactly like him.

It’s never come in handy until I get offered an actual job out of it.

It was supposed to be so simple.

Go to the Winston Isles, stand in as his body double for a few weeks, go back to my life.

But when our carefully cons
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Published July 23rd 2019 by Sankofa Girl
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Lisa (Two Bookish Brits)
Oh shiiiiit these books keep getting better and better.

ARC received in exchange for an honest review

Of course when I seen Nana had another book in this royal series I just HAD to get my hands on it and I’m sure glad I did.

Zia and Theo’s story is fascinating to say the least. She’s part of the Royal Elite and he’s cousin to King Sebastian or so he wants you to think. There’s so much going on behind the scenes with Theo that it’s insane.

Being hired to do something has him determined to do the j
Jul 16, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
📚 "Your pretty-boy face got you into this trouble, so you’re just going to keep doing what you're doing. Be the billionaire. Feel the billionaire." 📚

This is not the first book by Nana Malone that I read ... Nana is an excellent romantic comedies writer that manage to raise my mood and make me laugh, and this one is no different. 😍👏

The billionaire Derrick Arlington came to Theo Coleman's office and hired him to be his double-man for a month, because it turns out that without Theo's beard, they l
Nerdy Dirty & Flirty
I don't know how she does it, but Nana Malone keeps writing leading men that are impossible to do anything but love.

Theo is the newest of those leading men. He meets Zia while pretending to be Derek Arlington, cousin to the Winston Isles royal family. Their first meeting is certainly memorable, but not necessarily in a good way. When she's assigned to be his bodyguard, sparks and tempers flare. Their attraction grows and they slowly start to connect but there's still the huge secret Theo's keep
Jul 11, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2019
This book was an interesting addition to the Nana Malone world. We’re introduced to a cousin of the King, Derrick Arlington and get to know one of Ariel’s Knights better, Zia Barnes. While this can be read as a standalone, it is much better enjoyed as a part of the whole.

The crazy mystery and intrigue of the Royal Family of the WInston Isles is convoluted and makes me hope they have some normalcy in the future! But for now we have a doppelganger body double, a missing original, and a petite bod
Jul 15, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
There are several unique concepts in this book and I have totally enjoyed all of them. First, we have doing the wrong thing for all the right reasons. I think we’ve all been there. Second, is a badass petite woman. It’s refreshing to see a smaller woman who has more than enough power, emotionally, physically and maturity wise. Third, it made me think of a different spin on The Prince and the Pauper. These are just the uniques aspect. Let’s travel through the others aspects of this book that made ...more
Mia Book Addict
Jul 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
‘Bodyguard to the Billionaire’ is the first book of Nana Malone’s latest series ‘The Billionaire’; she is here with another "Guess Who" mystery. I loved all her Winston Isles series and she never disappoints. The suspense and mystery keeps up till the last page and you won’t be able to put the book down until the end.

Theo Coleman used to work for a tech company in United States. Then Theo and Kyle Winters, who is his best friend childhood, decide to open their own company. However, they are str
Priyanka Dhingra
Bodyguard to the Billionaire is the first book of the Billionaire Duet series by Nana Malone and OH MY GOD!!!! ITS AMAZING!!

This book is about a person named Theo, who Look same as the Billionaire and the King's cousin Derrick Arlington. When Theo has been offered to Play Derrick Arlington body double for a month he didn't know that he will be welcoming a whole lot of problems in his life.

He didn't know that there is someone who is playing with Derrick Arlington's Company.

He didn't know somebod
Millennial Life Crisis Bookshelf - Samantha
WOW I am so into this book! At first I thought it was the typical billionaire love story, but I was so wrong and I’m so happy for it! Derrick approaches Theo with an offer that he can’t resist – pretend to be him for a month and he will make enough money to launch his career and take care of his mother. A no brainer, Theo takes the offer after coercing from his best friend, but once he arrives nothing goes as planned. What is supposed to be a low-key month turns into a nightmare when someone att ...more
Jul 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a must read summer book. Nana Malone never disappoints.
So we are once again taken to Winston Isles and introduced to the Kings cousin Derrick Arlington. Or at least introduced to the person posing as Derrick- Theo.
Zia, one of Ariel's Elite, is set to be his bodyguard but the attraction is instant.
Theo doesn't want to act on it since he's not whom he says he is.
Zia has been burned and she just can't trust someone.
These two together are funny. They banter well and you know something is go
Jul 18, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have never read Nana Malone before so I went into this book without any expectations. Which meant I had no idea it was part of a duet and would involve a cliffhanger.

I really enjoyed the premise as well as the suspenseful undertones but I just didn't feel as though I was being brought into the love story enough to make a connection with these characters. I struggled to get into the story. I couldn't feel the connection between Zia and Theo even though I liked them both very much. Apparently al
J_Mc 251
I found this to be a confusing read. On the one hand, I liked that the main female character was strong and could fend for herself and that the male was the one who needed protection. That was a neat role reversal from the usual. However, I felt that the plot was a little overly-convoluted. I could never quite get a grasp on any real locations, and it all seemed too contrived. I also guessed one of the plot points very early on. There were interesting parts, but overall I would have to wait to s ...more
Millie Bedat
Jul 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Bare with me y'all because I just finished this book and I normally read a book twice before I leave a review but I just had to hop over to Goodreads to tell y'all this book is a "Must Read Summer Banger". I swear to y'all every time I read another one of Nana Malone's Royal's installments, I find myself day dreaming about how amazing it would be to be part of the crew. Bodyguard To The Billionaire is book one in the Billionaire Duet series that takes you on one hell of a "Guess Who" ride. With ...more
Linda Ketter
Jul 17, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Oooohhhh, somebody's in trouble.

Men cannot be trusted. Zia has been burned so she does not open up and let herself trust easily. Her ex is a douche, but you would think working with Jax and Trace she would see not all men are like her ex.

Derrick Arlington is known to be a class Act (with a capital A). But he seems different. Why? What game is he playing?

Ms Malone has me cursing her out right now wanting the conclusion to this story. How dare she leave me hanging like she did. I'm not sure I can
Tamarah Brown
Jul 16, 2019 rated it really liked it

The latest Winston Isles adventures find readers with another member of the royal family with a twist. The story begins with Sebastian’s cousin Derrick Arlington and Royal Knight Zia Barnes. One major problem it's really Derrick’s hired body double Theo (Holy Plot Twist!). We also get to learn more about Zia’s life outside of the Royal Elite. Someone is after Derrick/Theo and it up the Royal Elite to figure out who is. There are so many twists that my suspect list continued to grow throughout th
Jul 16, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
What a fun and sexy romance! Zia Barnes, part of the Royal Elite team, accidentally steps in to a situation with a sexy stranger. What she finds out is that it was the kings cousin, Derrick, or was it? She is now tasked to help protect him at the kings request. Theo was burned before and when he was hired to pretend to be Derrick for a month, for a large sum, he jumps at the chance. But as he takes on Derricks life, he discovers more secrets and danger than he ever expected. The hardest thing is ...more
Dawn Myers
Jul 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What a fun story, Nana Malone gave mystery, intrigue and suspense. I can't believe I have to wait for Sept. for the conclusion. HEAVY SIGH!!! I have a funny feeling it's going to be worth the wait. In my opinion Nana Malone does not disappoint in this book. In my opinion Nana Malone knows how to write series stories and manages to make them all unique. Nana Malone grabbed my attention in chapter one and kept me turning the pages till the end. I can honestly say I'm not sure who is behind what in ...more
Jul 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
4.5 stars. I really enjoyed this book. I was so caught up in this story that I completely forgot it was part of a duet until I reached that last page.

Theo and Zia were so good together. Witty, fun, and sexy come to mind. Even when they were giving each other grief you could sense the chemistry and sexual tension building between them.

There was mystery, intrigue, and suspense. I had some suspicions very early in in the book that I was just waiting to have confirmed. Eventually they were. I can't
Jul 13, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed this book immensely! I was drawn into the storyline from the beginning. Nana Malone did a great job building this world and the believable characters who inhabit it.


Okay...warning out of the way...let's continue.

I liked Theo/Derrick from the get-go. His frustration on many levels was palpable but I was frustrated that he didn't tell Zia, who was his bodyguard, the complete truth. I really like that Zia, the female protagonist, was a complete ba
Jul 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow, this book will have you on pins and needles for the followup book. This is the first book in the Billionaire Duet. Nana Malone writes romantic royalty books like no other and this book is one of her finest. Well-developed and strong characters and an engaging story. No shortage of drama, lots of twists and amazing chemistry. A body double, a gorgeous bodyguard and so much more. Be warned and grab a comfortable spot because once you start reading you'll find this book hard to put down. I rea ...more
Cindy Fong
Jul 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
From the Winston Isles, Nana Malone has once again given us readers another royal couple to fall in live with. Derrick is not just a Royal, but a billionaire who needs protection and Zia is the perfect knight for the job. The chemistry between Derrick and Zia is off the charts and the inner dialogue is "on point". As Derrick and Zia get closer both find themselves in the position of protecting their hearts as well as their lives. This is a fun, flirty story with cameo appearances from Team Winst ...more
Isha Coleman
Jul 16, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Deception has explosive consequences for two hearts caught in the cross hairs of attraction. Malone pulls a fast one on hearts everywhere with Bodyguard to the Billionaire. Zia finally gets her chance to shine. She's prepared for anything except falling in love. Zia, Theo and Derrick find themselves in a convoluted web that could spell an unhappy ending for more than just them. The Billionaire Duet begins with a topsy turvy game of danger, deception and heat. What a great start to a rollercoaste ...more
5 Stars! Must read series! Seriously Nana, you rock! I'm loving the individual stories of the Royals of Winston Isles. Each series has been suspenseful and well written. The characters are awesome! Each one having their own uniqueness. Zia is a strong determined women who takes her job seriously. Derrick is a billionaire Playboy who is a pain in the... These two have to work together because Derrick was almost kidnapped and is a member of the Royal family, what's the worst that could happen? I h ...more
Jul 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Yet another amazing book from Nana Malone!
Full of characters from previous books (which just makes me smile as I love hearing about them again!) full of twists, turns, passion and intrigue, I just love it!
Zia is a fantastic bodyguard who hasn’t had the easiest life and totally deserves someone to care for her and love her, goes to work for Derrick, the billionaire and cousin to King Sebastian, only Derrick isn't who he seems.
I could absolutely see where the story was going but the ending of t
Renaye hopkins
Jul 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I don't know how Nana Malone does it; but she has another 5⭐ + book with Bodyguard to the Billionaire.
Derrick Arlington is a rude, pompous ass. So when Zia is put in charge of protecting him, she is intrigued with the version of the man she meets. But after two failed kidnapping attempts and some very out of character good deeds, Zia is starting to question the man who insists she call him Theo in bed.
Mystery abounds in Bodyguard to the Billionaire. The Winston Royal Family and King's Knights a
Jul 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have been in a book slump lately, but this book pulled me out! This is my first book by Nana Malone. The characters were witty, sassy, sexy, and everything you could hope for. I am looking forward to the next installment with excitement. I really enjoyed Nana’s writing style. I now plan on going back and reading previous series to get more backstory on the other side characters. This can be read as a standalone from her previous series, but is a duet. She did really well for the people who are ...more
Jul 12, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc, finished
Nana Malone continues to impress with her Duets. This time the billionaire, Derrick Arlington, has hired a doppleganger to be him for a month. When Theo takes on the role it seemed easy right up until someone threatens him. He hires a bodyguard and quickly they are attracted to each other. How can Theo have a relationship with Zia while keeping such a big secret. At the same time, he is trying to figure out what is fishy with the acquisition that Derrick is supposed to be overseeing.
As always, T
Christine Green
Jul 14, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another fantastic story added to the Winston Isles gang. Zia is one of Ariel’s super badass King’s Knights. Theo/Derrick is the hot billionaire that she is hired to protect. Oh, did I mention he is also the king’s cousin? Secrets and emotions run high as Zia tries to keep Theo safe without losing her heart to him. Can Theo keep his secrets safe while protecting the people he loves? We will have to wait for the answers in book two of this duet as it is definitely an exciting cliffhanger ending. I ...more
Jul 17, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Not my first book definitely won't be the last. This one started kinda slow for me I wasn't sure how I felt about the whole body double thing especially for 30days. Of course Theo has only been "Derrick" just a few hours when he has a instant connection with Zia. Zia has been through so much with ex I really was surprised she felt it as much as Theo. I love the concept of the book but I felt areas were lacking .. but I will say that the ending I was not expecting by any means.
Jul 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An awesome first book in the Billionaire duet. Zia, a witty, feisty lady is assigned to guard Derrick (the kings cousin) from whoever is out to get him. Secrets abound, evil people to root out, emotions in force. Will Zia be able to protect him and her heart from the secrets he keeps from her or will he break her trust and her heart....looking forward to the 2nd book😍😍😍😍😍
Jul 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
So far I love everything about Zia & Theo. I like the mystery behind what’s going on at the company, who knows about the switch up & who’s trying to kill them. I love having all my favorite Winston Isles characters make appearances. & oh my god, that ending!!!
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Nana's love of all things romance and adventure started with a tattered romantic suspense she borrowed from her cousin. It was a sultry summer afternoon in Ghana, and Nana was a precocious thirteen. She's been in love with kick butt heroines ever since. With her overactive imagination, and channeling her inner Buffy, it was only a matter a time before she started creating her own characters.


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