Reviewed by Amber
AUTHOR: Lou Kelly
PUBLISHER: Self – Published
LENGTH: 234 pages
RELEASE DATE: July 6th, 2016
If Bodyguard, Derick Britt, can make it through Afghanistan, he should be able to handle guarding rock star Heath MacFayden. But when obstinate and out of control Heath makes headlines for being outed in a gay sex scandal, the situation spirals. Fans clash with protesters; a stalker threatens Heath’s life; and the media drags Derick into Heath’s sex scandal. Through the chaos, Derick finds his professionalism compromised as he discovers the vulnerable man Heath is underneath his rock star persona. Derick can handle being front page news, but can he handle his growing feelings for Heath?
Rock stars aren’t supposed to wake up every morning wanting to crawl under a rock, but Heath MacFayden’s world is unraveling. After having his private sex life exposed for the entire world to see, his upcoming U.S. tour is in jeopardy, and he can’t leave his house without being mobbed by reporters. After breaking free from a damaging relationship, Heath finds himself with no one he can trust. Derick Britt is exactly Heath’s type – but the last thing Heath needs is another alpha male telling him what to do, not matter how tempting it may be to lean on someone strong. Heath is determined to guard his heart, but with Derick around that might not be possible.
Unguarded is a full-length, stand-alone novel with NO cliff hanger, but lots of steamy sex, salacious scandals, and sizzling suspense.
Frustrating but so friggin good that’s what comes to mind when I think back on this story while I plot out the review. I like this author a lot and I’ve only read one book by her, so far. This author really, really knows how to write a bad guy. My reaction to the bad guy in this story was visceral. I wanted to throw my ipad so hard and so far across the room because I hated him so much. I think any author who can pull that kind of emotion out of a reader deserves kudos.
Heath MacFayden’s world is torn apart when a sex tape is released which rips him right out of the closet. At the height of his music career Heath is on a downward spiral after the huge invasion of privacy. His new manager has assigned him a bodyguard she trusts, her brother Derrick.
Derrick Britt wants nothing to do with the “spoiled” rock star but he loves his sister and will help her out no matter what. He’s unprepared for the feelings Heath ignites in him. He doesn’t want to be attracted to him and he absolutely cannot get involved with a client but emotions run high when Heath turns out to be a victim of long standing emotional abuse.
As the plot thickens we’re introduced to the WORST character, ever. I can’t remember a time I hated a character more. My frustration in this story lies solely with how this bad guy was able to manipulate Heath so easily, over and over again. It pissed me off so much but I still couldn’t put the book down.
Derrick is amazing throughout the drama packed story. He gives Heath a solid, stable foundation and proves to be the source of incredible strength.
There’s quite a bit of machinations and mystery going on in this story. It was very good and very well written.