Title: Guarding Jess
By: Shannon Curtis
Publisher: Carina Press (May 13th, 2012)
My Copy: Ebook provided by Author
More about this book:
Jessica Pennington's work as an etiquette coach requires her to be polite and proper at all times, especially now that she has a book coming out. The only thing that rattles her reserve is the increasingly violent emails and texts from her persistent stalker. With the book launch in jeopardy, she reluctantly hires a bodyguard.
Noah Samuels hates stuck-up, prim people like Jessica. He's more the blunt, straightforward type. But to advance up the ranks at McCormack Security, he has to take the high-profile assignment. After a near miss on his first day on the job, Noah realizes that the stalker isn't just hype cooked up to sell books-the threat is real.
As the stalker escalates from letters to letter bombs, Noah sees a vulnerable side of Jessica that rouses more than just his protective instincts. But can she let down her guard long enough to trust Noah before it's too late?
Let me first say that Noah Samuels can be my bodyguard any day of the week. Okay, now lets get on with the review. I was hesitant at first to read “Guarding Jess” because although it had good reviews, I was in the mood for a five star book. Holy heck, I almost got it (I just wished it was longer.) I was really impressed by “Guarding Jess” and didn’t expect to be so fully pulled into its plot. I started it and finished it within a few hours. Of course, the main characters Jess and Noah start off on the wrong foot. They eventually start to fall into the same stride and get to know each other, bringing them close together and banishing the stereotypes they hold for each other. When they finally open up to each other, it changes the whole mood of the book.
I applaud Shannon Curtis for writing a strong woman who didn’t back down in the face of danger, who kept her cool amongst the public while being stalked. And I just loved me some Noah and his protectiveness towards Jess. “Guarding Jess” was a wonderful surprise for me.
~BookWhisperer Reviewer MC~