Title: The Billionaire Needs A Bodyguard
Author: Ravina Hillard
Publisher: Dawn Hill Publications
Publication Date: February 4 2020
Genre: Romance, Contemporary Romance
Alexandra “Lex” Granger is a private security consultant who has to go undercover to protect billionaire businessman Michael Thornton, pretending to be an escort. Michael does not think he needs a bodyguard, despite the death threats he has received from protesters against his takeover of a Danish company, but he does need protection against the predatory wife of the Danish ambassador. Lex knows that this assignment is dangerous, made more so because her client does not even know that he is being protected.
She doesn’t know that he thinks she is a con-artist a gold-digger who takes rich men for everything that she can get. As sparks fly, and the attraction between the two go stronger, they face a deadly danger from an unknown assailant. Lex and Mike embark on a turbulent affair in the beautiful city of Copenhagen, with Mike realising that there is much more to the sexy seductress, her bewildering vulnerability evoking unfettered passion and feelings that he has never experienced before. Lex realises that she has committed the ultimate folly, that of falling in love with a man who despises her. Will she overcome the dangers to Michael to her breaking heart?
Let me start off by saying the romance in this book leaves a lot to be desired. The love interest, Micheal, to put it quite simply, was an asshole. We were promised a strong female protagonist and we got that . . . . in a sense.
Lex was one of those female characters that thought they were and believed they needed to tell us at every opportunity that they were way below average in the looks department even though everyone around her thought she was oh so beautiful, even if it wasn’t in the traditional sense according to some characters. She constantly excuses Michael’s verbal abuse initially because she knew he was kind to everyone else then she said it was because she had to protect him and then it was because she loved him.
Micheal was terrible to Lex. He used the fact that he believed she was a gold-digger to treat her terribly and insult her on multiple occasions. He constantly took his anger out on her especially after he apparently started to fall for her. The confessions at the end were over the top when compared to how they interacted throughout the book. Speaking of over the top, the book was riddled with big words and over the top thoughts and speaking patterns that didn’t mesh well with the sentences leading up to the statements or the overall tone of the book.
The thing I liked the most was the security aspect. We got details on the workings of Micheal’s security details, how they were tracking threats etc.
That’s All I Got,Danielle.