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The Bodyguard

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This was such a cute and cozy rom-com!
The characters were so lovable and I loved the bodyguard plot. Being from North Dakota I love when books even briefly mention it! Definitely a great fast listen!

4/5 stars

Thank you to NetGalley and Macmillan Audio for the ARC of The Bodyguard in exchange for my honest review.

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Thank you to NetGalley and Macmillan audio for the ARC. 3.5 stars, I really enjoyed The bodyguard by Katherine Center, it was very cutesy. Our female heroine is an executive protective agent/bodygaurd and has the crapiest month of her life. The very next month shes hired by an famous actors production company. She is hired to be his bodyguard and fake girlfriend. We definitely see growth in the heroine from the beginning to the end, she goes from a workaholic bodyguard to learning the meaning of love at the end. The only issue I have is that Hannah learns the meaning of love by falling in love with the actor Jack Stapleton. After years of being cold to everyone even her ex douche boyfriend she has an Epiphany about how to love and be loved.

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Thank you to Macmillan Audio and Netgalley for providing me with this ALC!

SHE’S a bodyguard, HE’s a superstar, they fake date?! What could go wrong!?!
Anyway I LOVED IT! Super cute, super fun! Fell in love with both main characters. Any romcom fan needs to add this to their TBR immediately!

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I was so excited to see that this audiobook was narrated by Patti Murin. She is one of my favorite narrators. This was my first Katherine Center book, and it did not disappoint. It was emotional, romantic, and funny. It also had a bit of mystery. I look forward to reading more from this author and listen to more books narrated by Patti Murin.

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I loved listening to this audiobook. Great narration of a truly fun, riotous, somewhat outlandish story that at its heart is about family, love, loss and moving forward. Hannah is an executive protection agent. In other words, she’s a bodyguard. It is what she does, who she is and she loves her job except for her twisted boss who is a huge ass, her ex, a co-worker who is narcissistic jerk so has zero self awareness whatsoever and her ex-bff who is now sleeping with said ex because she is “unlovable”. Wow. Hannah loses her mom and within 24 hours her BF breaks top with her with some truly unkind words. I repeat, narcissistic egomaniac who truly believes he is the be all end all. What is he is an idiot, but apparently so good at his job, their collective boss keeps throwing them together for assignments and mostly for his own sick twisted entertainment. Ex then tells her (in front of the entire staff) she shouldn’t get the assignment because who will believe that she, a plain ordinary bland looking boring woman would be believable as the girlfriend of one of the most bankable high profile move stars. Again, WOW! I so wanted someone to throat punch him, but thats just me. It’s funny, irreverent and ultimately a great learning experience that leads her to find out who she really is, what makes her happy and ultimately to love. A really fun sweet story. I cannot wait for what comes next from this truly wonderful author.

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Katherine Center's brand-new audiobook The Bodyguard is a warm and loveable audio that will make you laugh out loud. With her funny and touching writing style Katherine Center does a great job placing you in the center of the action. The Bodyguard is a fun romantic rom-com that will grab your heart!

Synopsis:
Hannah Brooks is a bodyguard aka Executive Protection Agent. Even though Hannah is not your average bodyguard standing at only five feet two inches tall she refuses to let that stand in her way of being the most knowledgeable in the business. Due to a family crisis Hannah's current assignment is Hollywood A-lister Jack Stapleton, a gorgerous actor in Houston, Texas. As Hannah's assignment, she is to protect Jack from a stalker without his family finding out. Can Hannah accomplish this monumental task?

The Bodyguard is available on July 19th. Don't miss this brand-new audiobook by Katherine Center narrated by Patti Murin. (4.25 ⭐⭐⭐⭐)

Thank you, NetGalley and Macmillan Audio for the opportunity to review this wonderful audiobook. Your kindness is appreciated.

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Katherine Center writes very comforting, sweet, squeaky clean romances with a lot of heart. I was thrilled to get this advanced reader copy from St. Martin' Press because she is a wonderful cozy romance writer and that is exactly what I got. Set on an idyllic farm in Texas, a Type-A female body guard and her reclusive ex-actor client enter a fake relationshipto hide the existence of a overzealous fan from his family. Their relationship unfold painfully slowly but it was also very sweet. The perfect summer read for your bookclub

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A feel good Romcom book

code word: ladybug

tropes
- swoon worthy romcom
- fake dating
- force proximity
- family matters

hannah is an Executive Protection Agent aka bodyguard, however her life is not going so well, her mom recently passed away & she just got broken up with, along with the fact that her ex is also her co worker so she still has to see his face yikes! she feels like her life is going down the drain, she is not getting the bodyguard jobs she wants that has assignments in different countries that would be people's dream vacations. she is never the type to ever go on a vacation as she is a workaholic & with everything she is going through currently she is ready to finally go on one. That is until her boss tells her that she is going to be the lead bodyguard to a high profile movie star, jack stapleton. Jack's mom is sick so he comes home to Texas to take care of her & texas happens to also be where his current crazy stalker lives. so Hannah is tasked with being his bodyguard but not only his bodyguard but also his fake girlfriend as well. what could possibly go wrong?

hannah is described as looking more like a kindergarten teacher than a bodyguard's so a lot of people underestimate her, which is one of the reason why she was also chosen as the lead bodyguard.

trigger warnings - cheating, death of a love one

hello netflix.. hulu, i need this book made into a Romcom movie. this book is cute, the main female character hannah is not the typical star stuck, ditsy female characters that you may get in some books. she is sarcastic, serious & loyal to her job, a bad ass. there are scenes in the book that people underestimate her because of her looks/size but she shows them how bad ass she is.

i received this arc & this is my voluntary review and i am so happy i was approved as the synopsis caught my attention.

yes the book can be cliché & predictable but this is a feel good Romcom type of book, it has sarcastic funny elements from both Hannah & Jack, along with romance, and also serious heart to heart talks due to a traumatizing event that happened in the past.

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Thank you to NetGalley and Macmillan Audio for the ARC of The Bodyguard in exchange for my honest review.

A cute, but albeit predictable romcom. I felt that the swapping of gender roles was interesting (having the FMC be the bodyguard) and I liked the pretend romance that turned into more. I like how Hannah and Jack complimented one another while also helping the other to heal from their previous/current issues.

I will say this is extremely sweet, very sugary. It felt like it was written to be turned into a Netflix movie - which I will say is a common theme for a lot of new release romcoms. I still liked it, even if it felt a bit cliche in places. It took a while to get to the heat of the romance, but it was still a fun read!

3.5 stars

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This is my second Katherine Center book in a week or so and let me just say, she has a fan for life.

The way that she writes lovable (and hateable) characters, multi-layered plot lines, laugh out loud funny jokes and heartfelt moments that make me tear up is unmatched by any other author of this genre.

What genre would I call this? Comfort reading? A big hug in book form? Romance? Comedy?

Make sure to add this one to your pre-orders! This would be the perfect summer beach read and will be available July 19th.

Thank you so much Macmillan Audii for a chance to listen and review this audiobook prior to release.

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I wish I liked this more then I did. It had potential, but I felt like the pacing was off. Something about the timeline didn't sit right with me.
I also really can't stand the MC's ex, and every time he appeared I wanted to just stop listening.
I did enjoy the conflict at the end, though, and watching the MC access the situation while also trying to not overthink was very interesting.

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Y'all, this book was. so dang fun to listen to. I fell in love with these characters and their relationships. All of the classic romance tropes were given a fun twist.

The narrator was fantastic and really nailed both characters' voices. Just a pure joy to listen to!

Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for letting me read this early!

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