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Series: The Bodyguards #4
Published by on May 30, 2006
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Pages: 325
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two-half-stars

"Sweet Baby Jane" Perkins has carved out a mega-selling reputation as rock's favorite bad girl. But her hard-living, tough-talking image can't prevent the sharp dose of reality that hit home when her estranged mother is killed in a car accident. As bizarre coincidences escalate in her own life, Janey grows certain that someone is watching her every move, and it's not one of her adoring fans…

Since leaving the Army Rangers six months ago, Jason Wilson has been adrift, a warrior without a war. Now he's taken his first civilian assignment for his army buddy's security firm: protecting a rock diva on her sold-out tour. Far from being a spoiled star, Janey is a revelation—sweet, modest, and incredibly sexy. Their friendship is turning to mutual, heated desire, but it's a distraction that could cost them more than their hearts…

Drawn into the depths of a deadly secret, they'll face off against a killer growing more ruthless every day, and Jase will discover just how far he'll go to protect an explosive passion he never expected…

I found this one really meh.

Basically you have Britney Spears, I mean Sweet Baby Jane (which seriously? That name?), and she has a stalker who was just released from prison. The hero works at a private security firm and is hired as her bodyguard.

I liked the bodyguard/pop princess dynamic. I didn’t like how once people started dropping dead around her that the bodyguard, former Army Ranger at that, has to go and buy a pistol. He knows there are several fronts he has to defend her from and he isn’t armed? I wanted to DNF it right there.

Later on, once we find out what is really going on, I kind of give this author some side eye for making that person the villain. It was really…lame. She should have gone with the more obvious choice; I think it was a better villain.

I felt like she was trying to put too many plot points into the book. It convoluted the actual plot, and distracted from the romance.

But yeah, I was unimpressed with this book, and hope that the next one is better.

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two-half-stars