The Protector - Jodi Ellen Malpas

The Protector

By Jodi Ellen Malpas

  • Release Date: 2016-09-06
  • Genre: Contemporary
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 246 Ratings)
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"Every kiss, every sexy scene, every word between this pair owned a piece of my soul. I could read this book a hundred times and still react as if it was the first time. THE PROTECTOR is a top 2016 fave for me." -- Audrey Carlan, #1 bestselling author of The Calendar Girl series

Jake Sharp resides in his own personal hell. The ex-SAS sniper was distracted from duty once before, and the consequences were devastating--both personally and professionally. He vowed never to let that happen again 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 the lesser of two evils seems to be protecting the heiress, whose life is threatened as a result of her father's ruthless business dealings.

He thinks he knows her type: beautiful and spoiled, with her father's bank balance to fund her lifestyle. But he soon discovers the real Camille--warm, compassionate, determined to be independent and happy after struggling with past mistakes. Now, his duty to protect her turns into something 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.

For fans of Maya Banks, THE PROTECTOR delivers the all-consuming romance and devastating alpha hero that make a Jodi Ellen Malpas novel an irresistible, passionate read.


  • Romance and Suspense

    By gbrieger3
    THE PROTECTOR is an exciting story filled with suspense, forbidden love, a tortured hero and a feisty heroine. Jack is a complex man. He is a dark and dangerous, alpha male tormented from the war and suffering from PTSD and having a difficult time coping with life. Jack takes a job as Camille Logan's bodyguard against his better judgement. He has no interest in spending time protecting a rich, spoiled brat, but he needs to get out of his head. So he agrees to take the job because he knows working is better than drinking too much and and hooking up with anonymous women. Camille is the youngest daughter of a businessman who has achieved his success by any means possible and he has few morals and many enemies. Jack has a preconceived opinion about Camille before he meets her and is surprised to find a completely different woman from what he anticipated. Jack admires Camille and is also attracted to her. Camille is opinionated and headstrong and not afraid to tell Jack what is on her mind. Jack has to keep reminding himself to concentrate on his job, not Camille but he finds it hard to resist her. I really enjoyed this fast paced, intriguing romance, it kept me on the edge of my seat as I tried to figure out who was trying to hurt Camille. I enjoyed the first half of the book the most. The first half kept me riveted, but I didn't think the second half of the book was as enthralling and it was a little too predicable. Jack and Camille are likeable characters and they have a lot of chemistry zinging between them. They both hide who they really are behind a protective shield. Jack falls for Camille as he struggles to figure out who is out to hurt her. He is constantly on guard as he tries to uncover secrets and understand why people want to keep him away from Camille. If you like protective, alpha males and spunky heroines along with romance and suspense, you will enjoy this one. I was given an advanced copy of this book to write an honest review for Netgalley and Cocktails and Books.
  • Very Satisfied Reader

    By Gertrude 2°00000
    This book was amazing! It word Jodi used to describe emotion in this book pulled you in and you as reader felt them also. One of the best authors of our time. If you have not read her books I strongly encourage it. I have had the pleasure of reading them all. I can not wait for her to write more!
  • Falling in love..

    By gg_flawless95
    This book was so wonderful that I couldn’t put it down even if I wanted too. They both needed each other that’s love
  • Heart Warming

    By Iamnayb
    Finding love again and getting redeemed. The storyline between Camille and Jake was wonderful and the twists and turns of mystery and intrigue Jody took you on made this novel the much better. Couldn't put it down.
  • Love

    By Ssclanton
    Wonderfully written and great storyline.
  • ❤️

    By Big jake m
    Omg amazing !
  • Loved this book!!!

    By *Kierra*
    In my opinion the beginning was a little slow. I had to make myself keep reading until about chapter 7 or 8, then I couldn't put it down. The phrase "all in all" was a little over used. It was a very sweet love story and the end totally took me for a loop!!! Did not see that coming at all! Good book!
  • Love

    By Lalena84
    I loved this book and it's on my all time favorite list.
  • Amazing!

    By Tiffster2003
    Such a great book like all the others by Jodi Malpas!! Favorite Author does it again, writes a book I can't put down till the end!
  • Great!

    By ElleWoodsInDenver
    Sweet little story!!