by Jen McLaughlin; Diane Alberts (Goodreads)
Published by Entangled: Brazen on December 15th, 2014
Genre: Contemporary, Erotic Romance
Format: eARC (214 pages)
Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo Books
He'll give her exactly what she needs…
Protecting a princess is not what former marine Gordon Waybrook signed up for when he joined the Shillings Agency. But instead of the spoiled, regal little creature he expects, Isabelle VanGuard is a fiery, sexy-as hell woman who's been denied what she needs for too long. And he's just the man to break through her frozen public facade and give it to her.
When she's with Gordon, all Isabelle can think about is pleasure. Their blistering chemistry is immediate and intense, but volatile. In fact, the only thing they agree on is that their one night together is just that—one night. Even after it becomes more. But tempers and temptation can't disguise reality. Isabelle is a princess, and a hot, hard, and tattooed bodyguard isn't the Prince Charming her country expects…even if he's exactly what she needs.
THIS. BOOK. IS. THE. BOMB. DOT. COM.
Out of all the Shilling Agencies books, this is my absolute favorite. FOR REAL.
A foreign princess, all regal on the outside but a dirty slut deep inside, getting all down and dirty with her oh so sexy bodyguard? Don't mind if I do. I'm a serious sucker for any good girls-bad boys pairing, and this plot line just grabbed me.
Let's talk about Isabelle Vanguard -- she's a foreign princess brought to the US under the protection of the Shillings Agency to meet her fiancee prince for the first time for an arranged marriage. A young woman as she is, and a royal for that matter, she can't argue with that. A princess does what a princess has to do... and that is to do anything for the sake of the country. And of course, that comes with the saying... "Princesses don't..."fill in the blank". But the moment her eyes met with a handsome stranger at a coffee shop, with a little bit of flirting here and there, she can't forget about him.
"Princesses don't flirt with strange men, and they definitely don't do it without proper introduction."
Imagine her surprise when she finds out the handsome stranger turns out to be her bodyguard...Well, damn.
Isabelle shook her head, unable to believe this hunk of a guy had been assigned to her. Her guards were usually old, overweight, and balding. Not... delicious. "You're actually my guard?"
"Yep." He cocked his head. "Is that a problem?"
Yes, it was. "No. Of course not."
Also, imagine her surprise when she realizes he's the type of guy who won't take off his coat to throw over a puddle for her to cross just because she's a princess. And that's got her intrigued.
"You do realize I'm actually a princess, right? In my country, the people treat me with respect and kindness. They don't push me."
"Then walk faster. Because in my country?" He opened the bathroom door for her, glancing around to make sure it was empty. "We give respect when it's earned. Not because it' s a right. Now go pee quickly... Princess."
Sexy bodyguard Gordon Waybrook is a man of hot muscle and pure deliciousness... and he's also a cocky SOB, with an uptop teasing sense of humor. He's infuriating, in a good way and person of pure loyalty.
"Then you're f*cking mine," he said. "You have been since you sat next to me in that coffee shop."
Every turn of a page in this book exhudes sizzles from how hot the sexual tension between them is. And by god, Jen McLaughlin is an author who can make an innocent strip scene seem so very sexy, I might as well need lots of cold water. Lots and lots of steamy scenes! Just what I expected from a Brazen Imprint.
I adored the chemistry build up between Belle and Gordon, the absolute love-hate relationship. And it doesn't matter if this book is a real quick read -- the speed is just right and absolutely perfect. The beginning, the middle and the end. A total win.And of course, I'm not just talking about the sexual tension. The drama just slips in perfectly, without being over the top.
This book has earned its rightful spot on my favorites shelf. A highly recommended read. Fun, flirty, and absolutely steamy sexy. Can be read as a stand alone, but of course, it would be better to have read the first two books of the Shilling Agency series.