Stella. Love sucks hard. Which is why I’ve sworn it off. No men. No relationships. Killing it with my career. That’s the plan…until he walks through my door and takes the open position of being my bodyguard.
Hudson. Stella Mendes is not my type. I’m a small-town Marine recently returned home from my last tour.
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Some stories may be too hot and some are too cold but this one was just right!
Kindle Unlimited offers a story that is both Irreverent and hilarious.
A soldier’s homecoming is ruined by his cheating fiance’s plans to marry his best friend. To make matters worse, his discharge was hastened by the terminal illness of his sister-in-law. Now Hudson has agreed, reluctantly, to be the bodyguard for his brother’s famous protectee so that his brother can be with his wife and child. It all sounds rather ominous but do not fear. Despite the storyline, these characters are real and captivating, both physically and emotionally.
Let me share with you, the story of a couple who’s feelings range from strong dislike at first sight on the part of the Hudson, the Marine, to “I love me a good smart ass woman.”
Stella, the child TV star, now movie star, on the other hand, appreciates the finer male attributes but recognizes that “they always come with a side dish of problems.” Hudson is a Jack of All Trades who fix s*** shoots s*** and cooks s***. Her kind of man entirely. The only problem is that to this point he has been a one-woman man and not at all interested in a little extracurricular activity. Stella also was just basically dumped after a long term relationship and trust is not in her toolbox. Her contract also precludes a relationship at this point.
Their affiliation, bodyguard and protectee, blows hot and cold with texting arguments from separate rooms in the same house followed by middle of the night tea parties. Both are very clear that “sharing is not always caring”. Stella is not interested in sharing her best “man toy”. Been there. Done that.
There are some titillating yet funny moments, such as the first hormonal cataclysm when he rips her favorite top off to prevent it from getting water damage. I laughed out loud.
If you are looking for a romantic comedy with very serious overtones and an extremely HEA…this is the one! 4.5 stars. My sincere appreciation for the recommendation by Itsy Bitsy Book Bits as this is an entirely entertaining read.