This is the first novel I’ve read by Katherine Center, but it certainly won’t be the last.
I have been so excited to read this as I’ve seen it talked about by others who have gotten to review it early, so I was a bit worried I’d built it up too much, but NOPE, this is a phenomenally enjoyable read, and totally deserves the hype. It pulled me in from chapter one and had me ignoring the other things I needed to do this weekend in favor of reading.
I fell in love with the characters and this story. I laughed, I cried, I felt all the feelings along with Hannah and Jack. I’ll now be going back and reading Center’s backlist and looking forward to all her future books!
ABOUT THE BOOK
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.