Bodyguards in Bed

Lucy Monroe; Jamie Denton; Elisabeth Naughton
Bodyguards in Bed
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Publisher
Kensington
Release Date
May 2011
ISBN
9780758210333
Genre
Contemporary Romance, Multi-cultural/Multi-racial Romance, Romantic Suspense/Mystery

SUMMARY
Sometimes you have to go beyond the call of duty…

Bodyguards In Bed
There's just one cardinal rule when it comes to being a bodyguard: no matter how tempting it may be, never, ever get romantically involved with the person you're protecting. But as these sensual novellas prove, even the most important rules are made to be broken—again and again and again. Join acclaimed authors Lucy Monroe, Jamie Denton, and Elisabeth Naughton as they open the files on an undercover operative who finds a sexy surprise under his covers, a hot case involving mixed messages and mistaken identities, and a mission impossible protecting a provocative beauty who lives to love dangerously.

Yeah, it's a hard job, but someone's gotta do it.

Book Review by Rho (reviewer)
Jun 16, 2011   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
149 people found the following review helpful
BODYGUARDS IN BED features three stories by three different authors with exciting stories, strong heroines, and the men who steal their hearts while protecting their bodies.

Who's Been Sleeping in My Brother's Bed? by Lucy Monroe

Danusia is in trouble. Someone broke into her apartment and she's freaked out. Instead of running to her over-protective family, she decides to hide out at her brother Roman's apartment for a while. Only one problem...her brother's super sexy soldier friend is staying there right now. Max is Danusia's ultimate fantasy, and she decides that she wants to experience mind-blowing sex, so she sets out to get him.

Max knows his friend's sister should be off limits, but the young professor really turns him on. She deserves better than him, but he can't resist her. And when the people who break into her apartment turn up the heat, he realizes he'll do anything to protect her...forever.

I really liked this story. It was fun, comical, and sexy. Danusia and Max have a bit of a history together. Watching her go after him and him trying to do the noble thing was hilarious. His nobility certainly didn't last long. Max and Danusia's chemistry was great. Danusia has felt like an oddball for a long time, so it was nice to have her find someone who actually "got" her. It had a sweet ending that made me smile and warmed my heart.

I felt that the whole break-in plot was tied up a little too quickly, and was hoping to get more with that, but it's my only complaint about the story.

This book is connected to the Atrati Series as well as the Goddard Project Series, and while I don't think that you need to read those other books to enjoy this, I think this story has certainly piqued my interest for reading those series.


Hot Mess by Jamie Denton

Alyssa has really done it this time. Because of her mistake, she's responsible to protect an important witness/whistleblower until he's set to testify in a huge case tomorrow. However, while she's expecting a geeky pencil-pusher, she runs into the hottest man she's ever seen. It's just her luck that he's also the man she's supposed to be protecting...or is it?

Noah knows he shouldn't let the woman waiting for his witness think he's someone else, but it seems to fit his needs right about now. He just never expected to be so attracted to her. And while they are running from goons, they find their attraction is undeniable. Giving in to that attraction however, causes one big mess.

Noah's character was great. He's in a bad situation where he can't tell Alyssa who he really is but wants to badly. He doesn't handle things well, and they end up blowing up in his face. I felt for him then.

The story was interesting with the whistleblower being the center of the plot. I didn't like how the relationship between Noah and Alyssa progressed however, I just don't think they had enough time together to get to that HEA, but other than that, I enjoyed the story.

Acapulco Heat by Elisabeth Naughton

Lauren is a famous supermodel in Mexico for a sexy photo shoot, but her bodyguard Finn would rather be anywhere else. Watching the hot little body on that woman in a barely there bikini while he's been having x-rated dreams about her every night is pure torture. He'd rather be saving hostages in South America or even traipsing through the jungle with people he'd rather kill than save...he'd rather just be anywhere than having to watch her all day.

Well, he gets his wish when some really bad men come after Lauren. Finn does whatever he has to keep from harm. Keeping his hands off the woman he's been dreaming about is a whole different story.

This story had tons of action. It was supercharged and moved quickly. The chemistry between Finn and Lauren was obvious from the beginning and I liked how they danced around each other and their feelings for one another.

I liked Lauren's character because she was much deeper than what appeared on the surface and she was a lot stronger than Finn gave her credit for. She also didn't take his crap when he tried to lay it on her.

I also liked the relationship build up between Finn and Lauren. The sex between them was as heated as the rest of their relationship and was super steamy. Their ending was realistic and appropriate for the length of the story.

Overall, I give BODYGUARDS IN BED 4 stars. All three novellas feature heroines who are strong in their own way, and the hot heroes who have captured their hearts while protecting them. It was a quick read and the perfect companion for some great beach reading.
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