My name is Tris Kane and I’m so done with college and this whole town and the leash my gangster father wrapped around my life at birth. Oh yeah, and let’s not forget Tanner Hayes, my father’s all muscle watchdog who lives in my shadow. He’s my so-called bodyguard. I don’t need a f*cking bodyguard! And I hate his rugged deliciousness. Tanner barely ever speaks, yet I can’t stop thinking about him. He’s always there. It just makes me want to scream.
Bodyguard Dearest is the first book I’ve read by author Alison Foster. It is a standalone and written from a first person POV. It does have an HEA, and no cliffy. To be completely honest here, I’m not sure where to start with this review. This is one of those books I’ve waited to review because I’ve gone back and forth with it so much.
It was a push-pull with me from the beginning of it. The characters were good, but they also irked me to an extent. I sort of wanted to bash them both over the head? There was a point in which I almost DNF’d this book, but for some reason I kept telling myself, it will get better. I could almost SEE that while I was reading it. Well, it did get better! I don’t want to put spoilers in here, so I’m not going to, but the end of it makes up for about 95% of what I found wrong with it. (By this I mean, what didn’t work for me personally. I can easily see others reading this and loving it.)
Overall, this one was a middle of the road read for me. Would I recommend it? Yes, actually, I would. However, it would selectively to those I know who would stick with the story. For me, this isn’t one I would just toss at anyone’s head.