Protect Me Not
by Natasha Anders
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Pub Date 21 Oct 2021 | Archive Date 24 Dec 2021
Author Collective 20, Indie
Some temptations are just not worth the complication.
Victoria Hollingsworth does not need a surly, uncommunicative bodyguard cramping her style, following her everywhere, and intimidating any would-be male callers. She’s a florist for goodness sake, not a princess or a pop star. Having a massive, mysterious bodyguard always hovering is an inconvenience. And yet… there he is, Tyler Chambers, her unwanted protector, ultra-serious, no-nonsense, and off-the-charts hot. Vicki doesn’t want, or need, him as a bodyguard. Yet, disturbingly, he may be everything she wants, and needs, in a man.
Ty hates his current long-term assignment. It’s mind-numbingly tedious. Vicki Hollingsworth is a pain in the butt who talks too much, laughs a lot, and frequently tests his patience. And her life isn’t exactly filled with intrigue and action. Ty is ready for this job to be over. He has just a couple of months left before reassignment. He’s mere weeks away from being out of here. The last thing he needs is to find his cute-as-a-button charge irresistibly attractive. She’s not his type. Wholesome, adorable, and sweet, Vicki is the kind of woman who needs long-term commitment. And all Ty has to offer is a few short weeks of far-from-wholesome pleasure.
How much chaos can one little florist introduce into his regimented life? Ty is about to find out.
Average rating from 89 members
Victoria reluctantly has a bodyguard, Ty, who she starts to grow closer to when he is off duty. He keeps people away from him, reluctant to for relationships because of his past, so will they have a chance one he is no longer her bodyguard?
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Loved this book! I really enjoy the bodyguard trope and was so honored to have the chance to read and review this. I loved Ty and Vickis' relationship, I found it funny that despite not needing him Vicki had a bodyguard, thanks to her brother. I cant wait to read more from this author
I loved this story! The characters are fantastic, very complex. Each have their own struggles and I loved Vicki's patience with Ty. Even when he didn't deserve it. There is humor, angst, heartbreak, sexy romance, friendship, and family in this story. It truly is something for everyone. I particularly enjoyed the pacing. It definitely isn't an insta-love, instead building is a believable way that keeps you so invested! This was my first time reading this author and it won't be my last.
OMG this book is amazing! I couldn’t put it down.
Florist Victoria Hollingsworth does not need a bodyguard following her everywhere. Ty hates his current long-term assignment. It’s mind-numbingly tedious. Vicki is a pain in the butt who talks too much, laughs a lot, and frequently tests his patience. Ty is ready for this job to be over. The last thing he needs is to find his charge irresistibly attractive. Wholesome, adorable, and sweet, Vicki is the kind of woman who needs long-term commitment. And all Ty has to offer is a few short weeks of far-from-wholesome pleasure.
These too!! I absolutely love the bodyguard trope and this book was not an exception. Vicki is a beautiful character. Strong, brave and resilient. And so sweet and patient. Ty has suffered so, so many losses. His parents, his brother, his best friend. He is incapable of loving again. Or so he thinks until Vicki. Together they are perfect. These are great, deep characters. Strong ones.
The chemistry is off the chart, but there’s also an emotional bond between them. And the sex! SIGH. The bond is real; you can absolutely feel it. You believe their fears, their trust issues.
The book is well written and I enjoyed it a lot. I highly recommend it.
I received an advance review copy for free, and I am leaving this review voluntarily.
Vicki and Ty perfected the dancing around that what they really felt wasn’t hate, but attraction I thought. When they finally realized what they could have only on a temporary basis, it was a covert operation so no one would know.
I loved the way Ty tried to ignore the feelings in his heart, trying to convince himself this was not going to happen. Meanwhile Vicki in all her cuteness went right ahead with Operation Fall in Love.
While this is the second book in the series, you can start reading the second book just fine, but really why would you? Natasha has written a great book and as a new reader, I am excited to go back and read all her books.
Loved, loved, loved this book.
Vikki's brother, Hugh, has hired a security team for her, and Tyler has been her main protector for over a year. During that time the physical attraction between the two is off the charts, and one night they decide to give in to it. But one night is not enough, and soon the couple are in a non-relationship relationship. Feelings are not supposed to factor in, but keeping them out is almost impossible. Can Tyler overcome his past to have a future with Vikki?
Characters are awesome, love the banter and their personalities. Plot was enjoyable and flowed so easy.
I received an advance copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.
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