Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Book Review: Tempting The Bodyguard (Gamble Brothers #3) by: Jennifer L. Armentrout writing as J. Lynn

Release Date: May 12, 2014
from Entangled Brazen
 Source: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for a fair and honest review.
"A sexy category romance from Entangled’s Brazen imprint...

He can protect her from everyone except himself.

Alana Gore is in danger. A take-no-prisoners publicist, her way with people has made her more than a few enemies over the years, but a creepy stalker is an entirely different matter. She needs a bodyguard, and the only man she can ask is not only ridiculously hot, but reputed to have taste for women that goes beyond adventurous.

Chandler Gamble has one rule: don't protect anyone you want to screw. But with Alana, he's caught between his job and his increasingly hard libido. On one hand, Alana needs his help. On the other, Chandler wants nothing more than to take the hot volcano of a woman in hand. To make her writhe in pleasure, until she's at his complete mercy.

She needs protection. He needs satisfaction. And the moment the line is crossed, all hell will break loose..."

My Thoughts:

Out of curiosity, I recently counted the number of JLA books I have read. That number is twenty five- holy crap twenty five! You would think that after that many books one would get tired of an author, but it just never happens. Each and every book of hers manages to grab me and hold me hostage. Tempting The Bodyguard was no exception.

I was actually a bit surprised by how much I loved this book. I’m not sure why, but I didn’t think I would love this one as much as the others in this series. Well, I was completely wrong. Turns out Tempting The Bodyguard was my favorite of the three. I loved the way Alana and Chandler played off one another and the romance was off the charts. The steam!!! *fans self* It was incredibly hot. It may be her hottest book yet. However, there was also more to it. There was substance and character growth and a touch of danger. It all blended together to make the best Gamble Brothers book yet.

I’m not going to lie; I was very leery about Alana. She was not the easiest character to like in Tempting The Player, and for good reason. I ended up loving Alana. I loved her determination and tenacity and I loved that underneath the façade she had flaws too. She was scared and commitment truly freaked her out. She latched on to her job and took it seriously because it was all she had. She didn’t believe in failing and that is something to be admired. It was interesting to have the woman be the one afraid of commitment, a bit of role reversal.

Chandler is my new favorite Gamble brother. My gosh. I think it was just how determined he was. He wanted something and he went for it; that was it. He was not one to mess around or deny his feelings. He didn’t play games. He saw Alana and he liked her and that was that, he went after her. He was also fiercely protective and sweet and cocky, but charming. It was all very endearing. He didn’t let his parent’s mistakes affect him and he made his own way in life. He put his brothers in their place when necessary and he was always there for Alana when she needed him (even when she denied that she needed him; Miss Controlling that she is). Everything about him just combined to make a great guy. And I just cannot help myself from stating this next sentence: Chandler can guard my body any day.

It was nice seeing the rest of the gang again and seeing how they are doing in life. Everyone is moving along and I just love seeing them living their happily ever after’s. I also loved that there was some mystery thrown in with the storyline. The focus was Chandler and Alana, but there was also the mystery of Alana’s stalker which gave the story just that much more.

Tempting The Bodyguard was a great read and fans of the series will not be disappointed. Chandler and Alana have fantastic banter and fantastic chemistry. Do not miss this one.


  1. I can't wait to read TTB! I'm carving out a special spot for this one. So glad you loved it! Great review!

  2. I think it's hilarious you were surprised by how much you loved this book, Teresa. And I think it's wonderful JLA could surprise you. I have GOT to read this series! Excellent review!

  3. Right? I love every JLA book I have read too. She can make a grocery list interesting. I did love this book but it wasn't my favorite of the series. Though I do love Chandler a lot! See you NY for BEA?

    1. Yepp! I'll be at BEA Friday and Saturday! Cannot wait to see you!

  4. Glad you ended up liking Alana! And I cannot wait to get to really meet Chandler :D YAY For JLA Love! I'm glad this one surprised you, and I know I'll end up loving it! Amazing review, of course, my dear friend!! :D

    *muggle huggles*

  5. This one was def worth the wait and yes, Chandler is my fave brother, too. Loved this one.

  6. Twenty-Five??!!! Holy Moly!! How fabulous that an author keeps you coming back for more, too! I LOVE that this one managed to surpass your love for books one and two! I am so excited to start this series, and I look forward to all the steamy moments! Awesome review, sweets <3

    1. I know... I honestly didn't realize that it was 25 -- I was like whoa! She has that many books lol its awesome that they never disappoint.


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