The Protector

by Jodi Ellen Malpas

Published by: Forever Romance

Pages: 384



Book Synopsis

People think they have Camille Logan nailed: daddy’s girl; beautiful, spoiled young woman with her father’s bank balance to fund her lifestyle. But Camille is determined to have a life free from his strings. Out on her own, she’s made mistakes, including one that found her clawing her way back after a stint in rehab and plenty of bad press. Now, after fighting so hard to be independent and happy, she finds her life threatened as a result of her father’s ruthless business dealings. Caught between resentment and fear, Camille prepares herself for the measures her father will take to protect her. But nothing could prepare her for the ex-SAS sniper who crashes into her life.

Jake Sharp resides in his own personal hell. He was distracted from duty once before, and the consequences were devastating–both personally and professionally. He vowed never to let that happen again. Accepting the job of bodyguard to Camille Logan isn’t the kind of distraction from his demons he should take. Women and Jake don’t mix well, yet protecting the heiress seems the lesser of two evils. But Jake soon discovers that she isn’t the woman she’s perceived to be. She’s warm, compassionate, her presence settling, and his duty to protect her soon goes deeper than a well-paid job, no matter how hard he fights it. He needs absolution. He comes to need Camille. But he knows he can’t have both.


Something about a bad boy can get your panties in a knot! Wow! What a story . Thank-you to Forever Romance for sending me The Protector. I thoroughly enjoy this. Now where should I start…

Jake Sharp, an ex-sniper who comes off as an arse. I mean, a complete big one. I guess because he’s been suffering with his identity that causes him to have this GIANT wall that bury himself in drinking and sex. The haunting of his past hasn’t gone away, and somehow he uses everything to make him feel better. Or at least have one ounce of freedom from the demons. To put his service in good use, he became this security guard to run away from the nightmares.


(Can I just say, if Jake Sharp was Scott Eastwood—I just died).

Well guess what job Jake had taken to do? Camille Logan (No not sex…geez! Wait for that …) is the heiress of the man that isn’t just full of sunshine—the most powerful man in London (Yeah—more powerful than the government). This comes in a time where Jake can focus on work and not the blonde bombshell…(good luck on that!).

Camille feels like she’s a child in her father’s eyes. I mean, having a body guard watching her every move can be overwhelming. She isn’t the spoil brat that is assumed. Total opposite. Side note: I think, she just didn’t think nothing can really happen to her. As much as she dread this from her father, she can’t even complain because if she wants “privacy” it would be hard because she is in the spotlight. She is a model, which every boy probably wants her photo on their wall.


As they are stuck together, they both just don’t get along. It kind of reminded me of Kevin Costner and Whitney Houston film, “The Bodyguard”.  This theme of story is kind of predictable; however, I feel like I found this was interesting of the character’s connection. It was kind of like an addiction. Somehow the “build-up” for these two characters were powerful. There is something that lit the fire (I’m not going to say). The very little flame that they had, somehow turned into a forest fire that couldn’t be controlled.


This is my first book from Jodi and I thought it was brilliant. I had a blast with the story; it was very much of a desire. I’m not going to lie, I pretended I was Camille and had a Jake trying to protect me. No—I didn’t break out in a “I will always love you” song (maybe in the shower..). The feelings that were created through the eyes of the different point of view were satisfying. Some parts were a tad long, but overall it felt very in sync with the story line.

Now, if you are looking for a bad ass soldier boy who can give you a good time–look no further, The Protector will lock and load.