- Author: Ravina Hilliard
- Format: Kindle Edition
- Print Length: 185 pages
- Publisher: Dawn Hill Publications LTD (4 February 2020)
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Alexandra “Lex” Granger is a private security consultant who has to go undercover to protect billionaire businessman Michael Thornton, pretending to be an escort. Michael does not think he needs a bodyguard, despite the death threats he has received from protesters against his takeover of a Danish company, but he does need protection against the predatory wife of the Danish ambassador. Lex knows that this assignment is dangerous, made more so because her client does not even know that he is being protected.
She doesn’t know that he thinks she is a con-artist a gold-digger who takes rich men for everything that she can get. As sparks fly, and the attraction between the two go stronger, they face a deadly danger from an unknown assailant. Lex and Mike embark on a turbulent affair in the beautiful city of Copenhagen, with Mike realising that there is much more to the sexy seductress, her bewildering vulnerability evoking unfettered passion and feelings that he has never experienced before. Lex realises that she has committed the ultimate folly, that of falling in love with a man who despises her. Will she overcome the dangers to Michael to her breaking heart?
What would be your favourite romance novel?
Romance is definitely one of my favourite genres. In fact, when I feel that I am slipping into a reading slump, picking up romance and poetry helps me. When it comes to contemporary romance, the glass isn’t exactly rosy but is still fine to relax me. And while May ended on a not-so-good note, I found my reading speed back with this book. I finished it in two days but it was possible to complete it in a go too!
The Billionaire Needs a Bodyguard is a new age and titillating romance novel that explores the human vulnerabilities with love. It focuses on a young woman Lex hired for the protection of a billionaire Michael. He, however, is under impression that Lex is an escort who would accompany him on a business trip to keep ‘other’ woman away from him. Throughout the building up of novel, we see Lex and Michael fighting repeatedly. But along with that, Lex starts developing feelings for the bad guy Michael is and chooses to stay mum for the sake of her job. She is, after all, his bodyguard.
I personally had a good experience with the novel because of fine writing. I loved how each character is fleshed out and is exposed in open. I saw their strengths, I saw their weaknesses. I came across nasty politics and I realized how pathetic attitude is shown towards the profession of an escort. Prejudice prevails in society and its unreasonable pre-conceived notions have no grounds to substantiate them, really.
Lex is a strong woman, mostly, but she is too quick to fall for Michael. Her switch between two aspects – a lovelorn girl and a strict professional – is amazing though. Michael appears as a tough guy who loves to play his charm on women. His reform, in the end, was a good thing to note, not surprising though. The chemistry between the two was evidently too good but I wish, it wasn’t exploited so much so that main story suffers. The characters were sketched properly but were not admirable. They carried an air of shallow thoughts with them.
The narration was quite engaging. However, I missed a terrific plot that could have floored me. The storyline was cliche and again, over the board portrayal of sexual intimacy between the two protagonists affected the narrative. The book will make up for a good read if you are looking for some kinky stuff and entertainment. And If you really into contemporary romance, this might fit your requirement.
MY RATING: 3/ 5
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