Review By Veronica

The Bodyguard is an un-put-downable story that I will be reading again and again.

Favourite Quote:

“Is that what you’re sleeping in?”

I looked down. “Um. Yes?”

“Is that what you always sleep in?”

I looked up, like What? “Sometimes.”

“I didn’t even know they still made those.”

I looked down again, “Nightgowns?”

“I mean,” Jack said, and now he was looking at me like I was funny.

“You look like a Victorian child.”

“It’s a nightgown.” I said. “It’s normal piece of human sleepwear.”


“People wear nightgowns, Jack.”

“Not like that one, they don’t.”

“Hey.” I said “I’m not making fun of what you’re wearing.”

“What I’m wearing is normal.”

I shuffled over to his mirror and look at myself. White cotton. Short sleeves. A little ruffle before the knees. “I do not look like a Victorian child. A Victorian child would have lace and ribbons. And a little cap on its head.”

“Pretty close, though.”

“I was just trying to bring girlfriend-like sleepwear.”

“I’ve never seen a girlfriend in anything even close.

Goodreads Synopsis: 

She’s got his back. He’s got her heart. They’ve got a secret. What could possibly go wrong?
Hannah Brooks looks more like a kindergarten teacher than somebody who could kill you with her bare hands. But the truth is, she’s an elite bodyguard and she’s just been hired to protect a superstar actor from his stalker.

Jack Stapleton’s a Hollywood heartthrob – captured by paparazzi on beaches the world over, rising out of the waves in clingy board shorts and glistening like a Roman deity.

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.

Protecting Jack should be easy. But protecting her own heart? That’s the hardest thing she’s ever done…

I didn’t anticipate how much I would love this book. I’ve heard good things about it, but there is always that thought: is this book worth all the hype it’s been getting? I am here to tell you that The Bodyguard deserves all the hype it’s gotten. I devoured it in one sitting, and I am not ashamed to say that I’ve read it two more times in a month. It has become one of my go-to comfort reads. What makes this book so great is the unique story, the fun and charming characters, and the smart writing. I can easily see why Katherine’s books always get positive reviews. Something about her writing captivates you right from the first page. 

I loved this story; it’s this reverse bodyguard romance that has drama, humour, romance, and a little bit of action. The flow and pacing of this story is just right. Everything moves along at a pace that is sure to keep you entertained, and I loved all those unexpected twists that Katherine throws in. Katherine’s writing is clear and concise. Even though this book has this easy, breezy feel to the story, the characters she has created have this sense of realism. They are perfectly imperfect. I loved peeling back those layers and learning more about these characters and their history. 

Hannah and Jack are wonderful together and apart. I loved these two. There is just something that draws you to them. I love that Hannah is the complete opposite of what you think a bodyguard should look like. She is short, and those around her are not intimidated by her looks. But she can handle herself in dangerous situations and can think quickly on her feet. I love how hard she put on this front of not being dazzled by Jack. It was sort of adorable. Hannah’s growth in this book is centred on her belief that she deserves to be loved and can love someone back. Her ex really shakes her confidence when it comes to matters of the heart, and I adore that Jack was there to help heal those wounds. Jack’s character was exactly what I hoped he’d be. He is charming, sweet, and a fun guy to be around. But at the same time, you can tell he is hiding something from the world, and all I wanted to do was find out what that was. I’m not going to tell you what he is hiding, but I will say that it really makes his character human and relatable. 

I loved the chemistry between Jack and Hannah. This is a slow burn, forced proximity, reverse bodyguard, and one-bed love story. The Bodyguard is a great book for those who want to avoid reading something that is full of Hallmark-y romantic moments. The story focuses on Hannah and Jack, and yes, there is definitely romantic tension between these two, but it’s not overly romantic. I adored the banter between these two. It was fun, witty, and just so delicious. I loved how they could break through each other’s walls and see each other for who they really are. 

The Bodyguard is a must-read for any bookworm.