Publication Date: 06/07/2023 ISBN: 9781398717411 Category:

The Bodyguard

Katherine Center

Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Publication Date: 06/07/2023 ISBN: 9781398717411 Category:
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‘My perfect ten of a book.’ EMILY HENRY
*The instant New York Times bestseller!*

She’s got his back. He’s got her heart. They’ve got a secret. What could possibly go wrong?

Hannah Brooks looks more like a kindergarten teacher than somebody who could kill you with her bare hands. But the truth is, she’s an elite bodyguard and she’s just been hired to protect a superstar actor from his stalker.

Jack Stapleton’s a Hollywood heartthrob – captured by paparazzi on beaches the world over, rising out of the waves in clingy board shorts and glistening like a Roman deity.

When Jack’s mom gets sick, he comes home to the family’s Texas ranch to help out. Only one catch: He doesn’t want his family to know about his stalker. Or the bodyguard thing. And so Hannah – against her will and her better judgment – finds herself pretending to be Jack’s girlfriend as a cover.

Protecting Jack should be easy. But protecting her own heart? That’s the hardest thing she’s ever done…

‘Like a virtual hug, totally feel-good and charming’

‘I just love the cinnamon roll heroes. Jack was the sweetest and I love him so much.’

‘You can compare her to Emily Henry and Colleen Hoover! YES!! This book was that good!!!’

‘OMG!!! I loved this book…I laughed out loud so often’

‘Engaging, heartbreaking, romantic and genuinely funny’

*An instant New York Times bestseller!
*A USA Today bestseller!
*An Amazon Editors’ Pick for Best Books of the Year 2022 – Romance Category!
*Named one of the funniest romance novels of the year in the Washington Post!
*Nominated for Goodreads’ Best Books of the Year 2022!
*Nominated for 2022 Book of the Year at Book of the Month Club!

Publisher Review

My perfect 10 of a book. As funny and sweet as all the very best nineties rom-coms, but with Center's signature heart-tugging depth. I wish I could erase it from my mind just to read it again for the first time. A shot of pure joy. * EMILY HENRY * Great rollicking fun! Prepare to laugh and swoon and grin your pants off ... A perfect feel-good romcom. * HELEN HOANG * Absolutely, unequivocally delightful! * JODI PICOULT * A badass female bodyguard main character, a swoony actor love interest, and the most perfect small-town setting. I fell in love with this book, and I have a feeling you will too. * BUZZFEED * Petite and unsuspecting-but totally deadly-Hannah Brooks is hired as a bodyguard to protect actor-heartthrob Jack Stapleton. Throw in a fake-dating trope, and you've got yourself the makings of a classic feel-good rom-com. But it's the witty banter and Hannah's truly impressive set of skills that make this one stand out from the rest. If you're a fan of swoony romance a la Colleen Hoover, pick up this title. * READER'S DIGEST *EDITOR'S PICK* * The novel follows a woman hired to protect an A-list actor from a stalker ... swoony and hilarious ... The Bodyguard caused belly laughs. (Funniest Romance Novels of the Year) * WASHINGTON POST * Center's laugh-out-loud rom-com is a perfect summer read. The characters are vivid, the plot is compelling, and she balances grief, heartache, hope, and romance in a tender, believable way. -- Farrah Penn * BUZZFEED *

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