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Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Review: Tempting the Bodyguard by J. Lynn

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Tempting the Bodyguard 
Pages: 264
Publisher: Brazen, and Entangled imprint
Genre: Adult Erotic Fiction
#3 in Series
Source: Purchased
He can protect her from everyone except himself.

Alana Gore is in danger. A take-no-prisoners publicist, her way with people has made her more than a few enemies over the years, but a creepy stalker is an entirely different matter. She needs a bodyguard, and the only man she can ask is not only ridiculously hot, but reputed to have taste for women that goes beyond adventurous.

Chandler Gamble has one rule: don't protect anyone you want to screw. But with Alana, he's caught between his job and his increasingly hard libido. On one hand, Alana needs his help. On the other, Chandler wants nothing more than to take the hot volcano of a woman in hand. To make her writhe in pleasure, until she's at his complete mercy.

She needs protection. He needs satisfaction. And the moment the line is crossed, all hell will break loose...


The third and final book in the steamy Gamble brothers series. Oh yes. I've been going through something of a terrible reading slump lately, mostly due to time constraints with school. But now that summer's here, I thought I should dive back into my books and I figured I should start with something I knew I would devour in one sitting. So of course I chose Tempting the Bodyguard, because if the previous two books were anything to judge by (and they were) I'd spend the night with my Kindle glued to my hand. And I did.

Jennifer L. Armentrout never fails to deliver when it comes to the pure sexual tension she can create between her characters. It's apparent even in her YA series--hellooo, Daemon and Katy anyone?--and she's perfected the art in her adult series. All 3 of the Gamble brothers are basically walking hard-ons that'll screw anything that moves, but Chandler more so than the others. His tastes are... much more intense than his brothers'. However, I have to admit that I was a little disappointed in that aspect. While in the previous book it was hinted that Chandler was into BDSM, and in this book he even talks about his kinks, a lot of the sex in the book was almost completely vanilla. While there's nothing wrong with that, it would've been better, I think, to actually explore the difference in intensity that kinky sex can bring. I'm not asking for any 50 Shades of Grey bullshit because we all know how horrible that is, but I feel like as readers we got our fill of steamy vanilla sex in the previous two books. I think there was definitely a missed opportunity for pushing the boundaries in this book.

I loved Chandler, as I love all of Jennifer L. Armentrout's men. She has a knack for writing lovable assholes, which I know is kinda feeding into the 'girls fall for bad boys' trope, but eh, I'm not bothered. Chandler was the perfect amount of confident and caring--and downright sexual, can't forget that.

As always, the writing is superb. I did figure out the plot a mile away, but I guess that wasn't really my biggest focus--nah, I was more focused on all the hot oral sex going on. Starting the day with a guy going down on you? Bless.

While this book is part of a series, and I absolutely recommend you grab the first two--Tempting the Best Man, and Tempting the Player--I think it can be read as a stand alone and it wouldn't be so jarring. Of course you might not quite understand Alana's dynamic with the other two Gamble brothers, but I don't think the sexual tension would suffer any.

Amazon:  Kindle
Barnes and Noble: Nook

 I purchased this book with my own money. All views expressed above are solely my own.


  1. I absolutely loved J Lynn's other book Wait For You and so this is the second book of hers that I'm hearing about. I never got a chance to explore much of her other books but I think I definitely will eventually. I absolutely love your review here! Thanks for all the honesty in it! I might pick this one up for my next adult read! Thanks for the follow & no doubt I'm following back! I absolutely adore your blog and book choices! Happy Reading♥

    1. Thank you! Glad to hear that, I definitely think you should pick this one up! I have yet to read any of her other J. Lynn books, but I plan to.


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