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The Bodyguard and the Bodyguard, Book 5 of the Bodyguard series

Protection specialist Natasha Chamberlain isn't sure what's worse, being on the run from a crime boss or dealing with Jonce Striker, her overprotective former fiance, who insists on being her bodyguard. Striker's committed to keeping Natasha safe, even at the cost of his own life, but Natasha's not willing for him to make that sacrifice. Can the two work together long enough to keep Natasha alive or will their problems interfere?




The Bodyguard Series, Book 5
ISBN: 9781603182928/ BOO547ACA2
June 2011
L&L Dreamspell
Paperback/ eBook
$14.95/ $4.99
254 Pages
Romantic Suspense
Rating: 4 Cups

Natasha knows she is an excellent bodyguard and it frustrates her no end that she is supposed to be guarded herself just because some insane killer has targeted her. On top of that, the man doing the guarding once touched every part of her body with hands that worked sensual magic.

Striker still loves Natasha and he refuses to allow her to be hurt. The reason they broke up in the first place was because he did not want her to continue working as a bodyguard while she craved the excitement that her job entails.

Refusing to allow someone else to guard her, Striker watches over the love of his life even as it brings back the many memories of their shared passion and love. Natasha knows her heart will always belong to Striker but she cannot help but feel as if he has given her an ultimatum with him wanting her to quit the bodyguard business. As the danger continues to rise, so does the passion between Striker and Natasha. Can they survive their encounter with the crime boss known as Langford? If they do, will they be able to put aside their differences to have the love and passion they both want?

The Bodyguard and the Bodyguard is funny, sassy, smart, and adventurous. That also describes Natasha as she is both feminine and pure steel. The interaction between Striker and her was continuously heating up the pages and left me knowing exactly where the story left off on the previous tale. When she wrote this novel, Ms. French did not make Natasha some weeping flower; instead she gave her so much passion for her job that I could practically taste it in the air. If you want to read a story that contains funny anecdotes, dangerous circumstances, insane villains, passionate encounters, and one heck of a heroine you will want to pick up this book.

Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance & More


The Bodyguard and the Bodyguard (Book 5 of the Bodyguard Series)

By: Christy Tillery French
Publisher: L&L Dreamspell
Publishing Date: June 2011
ISBN: 978-1-60318-292-8
Reviewed By: Amy Lignor
Review Date: January 17, 2012

The Bodyguard Series has been in the romance/adventure category for a good long while, and the reason for this is, quite simply, because it's good!

In this newest release, readers follow their favorite bodyguard, Natasha, as she runs far and long from a crime boss who is after her head. And she has to deal with the fact that she now has her own bodyguard - protected by the one man she can't seem to get over - her fiance, Striker. This is a strong woman who became a bodyguard because it's what she loved to do, so having a man give her instructions and tell her how to hide out is not exactly her style. She and Striker broke off their engagement in one of the previous novels because he wants her to get out of the "biz" and become the "safe" wife and mother.

Coming off her latest protection detail, Natasha has walked away from a man named Donahue - the ultimate crime 'boss.' However, now it seems that one of Donahue's own men, Dean Lanford, has chosen to break away from the clan and is making his own name in the gritty, bittersweet world. The one thing Lanford is desperate to do is to take out the female Bodyguard who had the nerve to save Donahue's life - proving himself to be a prominent enemy.

As Striker heads them up into the middle of nowhere, to an old cabin that belongs to his family, his "helpers" Pit and Bigun, come along for the protection detail. Not to mention, Natasha's dog, Brutus. But they can't hide for long, as Lanford and his men are hot on their trail - taking out some and eventually wounding Striker.

When Striker has to be led back to a vet's office in the middle of the woods in order to get treatment, Natasha strikes out on her own. What follows are scenes that rival 24, as this woman takes her stalkers out one by one, trying her best to avoid Lanford and her ultimate fate.

From Book One, Natasha has been great, and thankfully there is no end in sight, because the next title will include poor Natasha, her mending relationship with Striker, and a Bridezilla who is about to have the most frightening need for a bodyguard - protection from her own fiance that she is still determined to marry. Ms. French certainly has the ability to set up scenes and bring her readers with her through some thrilling escapes, as well as some chilling moments and dead-on romance. If you didn't begin with Book One of this series, head back and get them all. These characters will become one of your favorite teams.

Quill Says: All action, all romance - the clock doesn't stop until the last page is read.