Kathryn Freeman comes to the blog with a twist on the Costner/Houston movie The Bodyguard with
Up Close and Personal
Kat is ex-army, aunt, parent in residence while her sister is in rehab, and a bodyguard working with her former CO on a new assignment. Some ‘threatening’ letters have arrived for the up and coming star at the local movie production company, and they want him assigned protection until the culprit is caught.
Of course, the attraction between the two is off the charts, but the roadblocks of past hangups, professional assignment and the secrets both are holding become a major sticking point and nearly lead to fatalities.
These two were frustratingly insecure, too guarded by half with each other and in their own lives, and far more riddled with guilt and stuck in the past than made sense. And the situations, aside from the final ‘show down’, were rather ‘samey’ and not particularly compelling. Most of the intrigue for me came from the very real interactions and connections between Kat and her niece Debs, Zac’s quirks, and his very solid good-guy-ness. A non-challenging read that foreshadows the ending almost from the start, the story is a great beach read – perfect for a diversion.
Title: Up Close and Personal
Author: Kathryn Freeman
Genre: British, Contemporary Romantic Comedy, Dual Narration, Second Chance, Setting: Britain
Published by: One More Chapter
Published on: 12 June, 2020
Source: Publisher via NetGalley
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Sizzling chemistry, a page-turning will they/won’t they romance and the hottest twist on one of your favourite movies…
British actor Zac Edwards is the latest heartthrob to hit the red carpets. Hot, talented and rich, he sends women wild…all except one.
Close protection officer Kat Parker hasn’t got time to play celebrity games. She has one job: to protect Zac from the stalker that seems to be dogging his every move.
Zac might get her hot under her very starched collar, but Kat’s a professional – and sleeping with Zac is no way part of her remit…
A copy of this title was provided via Publisher via NetGalley for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.