Can’t Wait Wednesday – THE BODYGUARD by Katherine Center
“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, which encourages fellow bloggers to spotlight upcoming releases that we’re excited about. It is a meme that I have loved participating in since I first started blogging, but as Jill is no longer actively posting, from now on I’ll be linking to Can’t Wait Wednesday, hosted by Tressa at Wishful Endings, which is a spinoff of the original WoW meme.
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My selection for this week is THE BODYGUARD by Katherine Center. I’ve loved everything I’ve read from Katherine Center so far, so I knew I wanted to read this book before I even read the synopsis. I’m already excited to meet Hannah and Jake, especially the since fake dating trope, one of my favorites, is involved.
THE BODYGUARD by Katherine Center
Publication Date: July 19, 2022 by St. Martin’s Press
She’s got his back. Hannah Brooks looks more like a kindergarten teacher than somebody who could kill you with a wine bottle opener. Or a ballpoint pen. Or a dinner napkin. But the truth is, she’s an Executive Protection Agent (aka “bodyguard”), and she just got hired to protect superstar actor Jack Stapleton from his middle-aged, corgi-breeding stalker.
He’s got her heart. Jack Stapleton’s a household name—captured by paparazzi on beaches the world over, famous for, among other things, rising out of the waves in all manner of clingy board shorts and glistening like a Roman deity. But a few years back, in the wake of a family tragedy, he dropped from the public eye and went off the grid.
They’ve got a secret. When Jack’s mom gets sick, he comes home to the family’s Texas ranch to help out. Only one catch: He doesn’t want his family to know about his stalker. Or the bodyguard thing. And so Hannah—against her will and her better judgment—finds herself pretending to be Jack’s girlfriend as a cover. Even though her ex, like a jerk, says no one will believe it.
What could possibly go wrong??? Hannah hardly believes it, herself. But the more time she spends with Jack, the more real it all starts to seem. And there lies the heartbreak. Because it’s easy for Hannah to protect Jack. But protecting her own, long-neglected heart? That’s the hardest thing she’s ever done.
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I’d love to hear what upcoming book releases you’re waiting on this Wednesday? Leave me your link in the comments below and I’ll stop by and check out your CWW selection for this week. 🙂
I like that this is gender-swapped and the woman is the bodyguard!
I like that too. Such a fun twist.
Gender swapping! How fun. I love the fake dating trope too. Love the sound of this one!
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Her books are usually pretty great so I’m excited to see how she handles the fake dating trope. 🙂
I will beg, borrow, and steal to get my hands on this book. I have two pending requests, but not holding my breath. I am excited though because Center’s books always make me feel good.
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I was so happy to see that you had gotten your request for this one approved. 🙂
I see so many raves for Katherine Center but have yet to read anything by her. Maybe this will be the one to start with. 🙂
I think you would really enjoy her books. 🙂
OMG I enjoy this author but I hadn’t read the blurb. I love the changeup that SHE is the bodyguard and fake dating is my favorite.
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Right? I think that’s such a fun twist. 🙂
I love the fake dating troupe as well. Sounds good.
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I really hope it will be. 🙂
I can’t wait for that one!!!
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Hopefully we’ll both love it!
This sounds awesome. I can’t wait!
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Hopefully it will be a great read for both of us. 🙂
An “Executive PRotection Agent” falling in love with her protectee- yeah this sounds fun. 🙂
I think so too. Love the gender swap twist. 🙂
Everyting about this just made me flail with the goodness — especially gender swapping the roles!
Right? I love that unexpected twist. 🙂