ARC Review: Guardian for Hire by Christine Bell

Published on January 13, 2014
Published by Entangled, Indulgence
Source: Entangled, Publisher

Copy for review provided by Entangled, Publisher in exchange for an honest review.

Psychologist Sarabeth Lucking’s life is turned upside down when the upscale couples’ retreat she works for winds up embroiled in the biggest scandal of the year. With her reputation in tatters, she can’t imagine things getting worse, until her former co-workers are murdered, one by one. A bad-ass, ex-Army Ranger might be able to keep her safe, but something tells her she’s getting more than she bargained for...

Gavin McClintock grew up on the streets of Edinburgh, and protecting prissy Dr. Stick-Up-Her-Rear isn’t high on his list of things to do. Still, a promise is a promise, and he’ll need a clear head if he’s going to keep her off the growing list of victims. He didn’t count on the fire in her, or how distracted he’d be by her. As the flames grow hotter, he starts to wonder if she’s the one who needs protecting.

Will Sarabeth and Gavin outrun a killer and give into the passion burning between them?

I’m just going to be honest and throw this out here…I didn’t love this one like I thought I would.  I had high hopes for it because I love Christine Bell and I thought it would be a no brainer.  Was it bad?

No not all!!

I just… I think I had a hard time connecting with these characters.  Gavin was my kind of guy, ex military , gruff and alpha and I liked him well enough.  Sarabeth was just an ok character for me.  There was a lot of hemming and hawing going on inside their heads…the old I’m not good enough for her/him scenario was in full effect. There was action and some good suspense, as we went on  a mission to keep Sarabeth safe from an unknown threat.  The heat between these two was there and I think I really wanted them to get “together” a bit earlier than they did.  I felt like there was a lot of potential for this book that went untapped.  BUT, there is WALL SEX.  Delicious wall sex.

So.  Yeah.  I’m glad I got to read it and I will most certainly keep reading Christine Bell but this book and I had a hard time seeing eye to eye.  *shrug*

Decide for yourself.


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Guardian For Hire is the 2nd book in the For Hire series.

Wife For Hire  (For Hire #1)


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About Christine Bell

Christine Bell is a romance author and also writes erotic romance as Chloe Cole. She and her handsome hubby currently reside in Pennsylvania with a four-pack of teenage boys. If she gets time off from her duties as maid, chef, chauffeur, or therapist, she can be found reading just about anything she can get her hands on, from Young Adult novels to books on poker theory. She doesn’t like root beer, clowns or bugs (except ladybugs, on account of their cute outfits), but lurrves chocolate, going to the movies, the New York Giants and playing Texas Hold ‘Em. Writing is her passion, but if she had to pick another occupation, she would be a pirate…or, like, a ninja maybe. She loves writing steamy romance stories, but also hopes to one day publish something her dad can read without wanting to dig his eyes out with a rusty spoon. Christine loves to hear from readers, so please contact her through her website.