Her Texas Protector
Bodyguard Boone Wilder isn't keen on his latest mission: watching over a pretty politician's daughter. Boone is from quiet Texas Hill Country, and Kayla is a showy city gal. But once safely settled at the Wilder Ranch, Boone watches Kayla enjoy cooking with his family, caring for his relatives and bottle-feeding calves. There's more to her than he ever knew. Still, the former soldier's wounds are way too deep to let Kayla close. But when he discovers that someone wants to hurt Kayla, Boone must risk his heart to protect what he cares about most.
Engaging and gentle love story, with big meddling families, little danger and drama on the side, and one former military hero trying to hold onto a promise made to a fallen friend.
This book is part of a series, and the previous characters are involved in this story as well, also there are hints and mentions of the past events in the series. I believe reader could get much more out of the story if the previous books were read before this one.
The writing style is very light in this book, it nearly seems that the events are just 'let to happen' as they unfold, without plotting, or planning beforehand. I got this expression because of the rambling kind of progression of the tale.
Often in Love Inspired stories, the faith of the characters are at the center of the book, and a faith based message presented to the readers. In this story, it was assumed fact, nearly as an afterthought, and presumed from the actions of the characters, like going to the church on Sundays and blessing your food before eating, that many people do just as a habit.
Boone and Kayla have great energy between them. The banter is light and entertaining, and even though they have lived such opposite types of lives, they seem to understand each other, and enjoy each other's company.
The bodyguard business Boone is running with his friends seems unorganized, and I was surprised that a professional bodyguard would take his client to his parents' house to hide.
The big families on the both sides were entertaining. With so many references to them, and the past of the characters, I missed an organized, well thought out history of where Boone and Kayla were coming from. I hope this was more clear to the ones who have read the whole series so far.
Sweet and clean romance between the rich girl and her bodyguard, that takes time to develop, while on the run from her stalkers. Lots of family interference, cowboy references, and a dog that saves the day
~ Three Spoons
MY GRADING SCALE:
5 Spoons - Amazing, memorable story that I loved and want to read again. The best of the best and not given lightly
4 Spoons - Fantastic, entertaining story that I enjoyed and connected with and will gladly recommend to readers
3 Spoons - A good story, not much that stood out but I was engaged enough to spend the time to read it through
2 Spoons - A story with some issues, that were a problem to me
1 Spoon - Not for me