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From New York Times bestselling author CD Reiss: Protecting a celebrity in Hollywood isn't easy, but protecting Emily could break his heart.

As a world-class dancer at the height of her career, Emily enjoys all the perks of fame - the parties, the glamour, the tours - but they've also attracted the attention of a dangerous ex-boyfriend hell-bent on getting her back.

Enter Carter Kincaid, a bodyguard so crushingly sexy he takes her breath away.

Carter's the best in the business, and Emily is - professionally speaking - off-limits. But when it comes to stirring his desires, she's making all the right moves. What's happening between them is so hot it could get both of them burned. As Emily's past gets closer, Carter is willing to break every rule of the job to save her. But letting Emily into his life also means letting her in on the secrets of his own past. For these two, falling in love could be the greatest risk of all.

©2017 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved (P)2017 Flip City Media Inc.

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  • CAROLYN
  • Newark, New Jersey, United States
  • 11-16-17

A BOUNTIFUL TREASURE TROVE OF FEELS

There were seventy-one well-written magical swoonworthy chapters.. but that just wasn’t enough for me because I wanted more more more. I wanted to linger for a little while longer with these wonderful characters who I’d grown to love in a day. I wanted to bask in the euphoric feel of a perfectly penned and perfectly delivered love story. Seventy-one riveting chapters and they all counted.. and they were all addictively entertaining. In this dual POV love story CD Reiss has managed to weave a story that encompasses an off-limits tender love of soul meeting soul, a destructive dangerous love and a very touching familial love - and, whatever the love is, there’s emotional pain, angst and drama. Emily and Carter are loving, kind, self-sacrificing and loyal.. and CD Reiss has written one hell of a wicked story for them.. and for us.

Emily is a talented Choreographer and her handsome Bodyguard Carter Kincaid is a sexy ex LAPD Cop and there’s seismic chemistry between these two characters.. but Emily’s being stalked by her volatile low-life ex. So Carter has to be diligent, professional and to stop imagining all the ways he can make Emily scream his name.. and, for just a wee while, Carter was successful. But things change when Emily’s violent ex comes back on the scene to threaten, to destroy and to take back what he thought was always his. And mystery man Carter has secrets.. secrets that could change, or even destroy, everything that has built between them.

Worth a credit? Yes definitely yes.. all the characters felt real, the layering was good and the storyline was nicely paced as it was a deliciously slow simmer of heated glances, lust-filled thoughts and longing looks which rollercoastered it’s way through passion and pleasures to reach the forever kind of love. Great narration too.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Loved it!

This audiobook was such a great listen. The heroine is a choreographer to her lifelong star friend. She also has a crazy, dangerous stalker ex-boyfriend. The hero is at first a bodyguard for her friend, but when the ex starts escalating her star friend insists on her having him as her bodyguard instead. The hero has a son whose mother is a Hollywood actress and who doesn’t have anything to do with her son. The attraction between The choreographer and the bodyguard’s attraction is hot and immediate. Can they be together, keep her safe and balance his family and love for her? Great narration as well!

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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A Story and love and friendship

I adored Bombshell, I could identify with aspects of that story more than any other from CD Reiss, so I was really looking forward to this one. Bodyguard is set in that same world and I loved it. Don’t worry if you didn’t read/ listen to Bombshell they’re complete standalones, just set in the same world. Trust me, I don’t use the ‘standalone’ word lightly, I didn’t gain anything from listening to Bombshell first, just a big smile when a couple of characters got a mention in passing. The story itself is sweet, with an edge. I loved that although this was a romantic story about Carter and Emily, it was also the story of friendship between Darlene and Emily. It was sweet and beautiful. I know I can’t be the only person that finished this book and said to themselves, ‘I want Darlene’s story’ and if I was, then, I think I need to start a movement or something because I loved that girl!

CD Reiss always writes the best characters, as stated above, however, Emily and Carter are something special. I loved Emily, she had been through a lot, but she was still fighting. She didn’t shy away and close herself off. Her friendship with Darlene was lovely, so often the ‘friend’ is backstabby but that is not the case here, it was beautiful. As the book progressed you see Emily becoming more and more at ease and she changes, and that was beautiful to witness. Carter is so incredibly swoon-worthy, it’s not even funny. I loved him. He was strong and sweet. Commanding, and gentle. His understanding of what Emily had been through and what she needed gave him such an edge of perfection, sure he made a few mistakes, but he had the best intentions and they made him real.
I really enjoyed the progression of the relationship between Carter and Emily. It was like a rollercoaster with so many ups and downs. But those ups and downs made sense, it wasn’t conflict for conflict's sake. It made sense to the story and to these characters because they had other things that they had to consider, not just how they felt. Carter had a lot on his plate with his commitment to his job, to his family and to Emily, it was a constant ache that he took seriously, he was stretched so thin, but he made it work. He was still able to be a nice person and give his all to everyone he cared about. The sexy times between Emily and Carter were melt your headphones hot, they were placed well in the story and made perfect sense to the storyline and the characters.
Phin, oh my word, this child stole my heart early on. I just wanted to love him and make him happy. Fist-pump the size of my heart. Sigh, one of the sweetest moments ever.


Another fantastic dual narration. I loved the combination of CJ Bloom and Joe Arden, their voices complemented each other really well. I thought CJ Bloom was wonderful as Emily and conveyed her frustrations with her situation incredibly well. She was smart and sassy and that was performed brilliantly. My only issue was that Phin sounded younger than he was. Joe Arden was the perfect choice for Carter, he performed the sweet but commanding man so beautifully, especially the scenes with Phin. The emotion was conveyed beautifully. My heart may have melted a little. I can’t even think about those sexy times, Joe was on fire. The production was done well, I really enjoyed the music at the beginning and end of the book, it set the theme and mood of the story. I only noticed one tiny issue in chapter 47, a word is missing. It should be ‘long time’ but the long trails off and leads into the next sentence. It’s nothing major and doesn’t take away from the story but it’s enough to make you pause and think you missed something.

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Hollywood A-List is a awesome listen!

CJ Bloom and Joe Arden knocked this out of the park. CJ Bloom can carry both sex’s very easily. Joe Ardens smooth voice has just the right amount bass that brings all the male characters to life. This audio is not too long or too short. There’s enough backstory to visualize where everyone in the beginning as friendships began all the way to the end where romantic relationships developed. I hope Darlene gets her own story. Along with Emily and Carter possibly taking their relationship further. All in all the audible is so worth the credit.

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I couldn't get enough! Loved it!

Bodyguard is the best version of what a solid romance story is. This should not surprise anyone who adores C.D. Reiss's writing, but it's an afirmation that she can plot and weave a storyline like only a few can. The characters are solid, the action is constant and ever present, the beat of the narration is just right and the level of swoonability from Carter Kinkaid is on point!! Joe Arden & CJ Bloom are a great narration couple. They seem to hit all the highs with such gusto and all the emotional points with so much tenderness that you can not help but be sucked in. This is a great audio overall and worthy of a re-listen.

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Amazing!

This is, hands down, one of my favorite books of the year! I will definitely listen again. The narrators were great for the characters. Of course, both Joe Arden and CJ Bloom are on my short list of favorite narrators. I highly recommend.

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Storyline+characters+narration=great read!

5 Crazy Ass Must Read/Listen Stars!!!!!

I'm on a roll lately with 5 star reads and Ms Reiss has continued my streak. I absolutely loved this book. From the storyline to the characters to the narration, everything was spot on! I had received an arc for this book but life, time constraints, and all those other "adult" things just got in the way. I was about 16% when I realized I had a credit on audible so I splurged. I was able to listen while I was running kids around, cleaning the house, and folding boring laundry.
The narrators were huge. They really brought another dimension to the story. Joe Arden is an all-time favorite narrator of mine so of course there was no hesitation to use my credit. CJ Bloom has always entertained me too.
The storyline was fresh and had me sitting on the edge of my seat a few times during some intense moments. The cat and mouse game that Carter and Emily played got a little drawn out but it did lend to the overall excitement when they did finally get together. I adored Finn. He won me over right from his introduction.
Overall, a great read/listen! Totally recommend!

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Five Stars For Three Huge Hearts

I loved this story. Smoldering hot bodyguard with a secret meets a gorgeous choreographer whose crazy abusive ex doesn't want to take no for an answer. C. D. Reiss writes beautiful vibrant characters that will melt your heart and Joe Arden and C. J Bloom breath life into them with their exquisite narration.♥♥♥♥♥ Size Of Your Heart!!

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Loved listening to it

Really enjoyed this audiobook. Love the story and the narrators are amazing. Didn't want to stop listening to it. Five stars.

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  • Mrs D Rowland
  • 11-29-17

Great story

Yet another great story from the fabulous CD Riess, wonderful narration too would highly recommend this.

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  • Monique M.
  • 11-23-17

Stars in my eyes

Well well well... it been awhile since I was fully submerged, caught up in a romance that was as hot as hell. I mean I stopped to do list, ignored pets and pleas for dinners, laughed and moaned out load! Narrators were fantastic, writing brilliant. CD Reiss...I have stars in my eyes for you.