Bodyguard Mass Market Paperback – 2004
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"One of the genre's hottest talents."
--Romantic Times --This text refers to the MP3 CD edition.
From the Inside Flap
YOU CAN LOOK . . .
Threatened by underworld boss Michael Trotta, Alessandra Lamont is nearly blown to pieces in a mob hit. The last thing she wants is to put what's left of her life into the hands of the sexy, loose-cannon federal agent who seems to look right through her yet won't let her out of his sight.
BUT YOU BETTER NOT TOUCH . . .
FBI agent Harry O'Dell's ex-wife and son were tragic casualties in his ongoing war against organized crime. He'll do whatever it takes to bring Trotta down--even if it means sticking like glue to this blonde bombshell who unwittingly married into the mob. She needs him if she wants to stay alive. But staying alive is nothing next to the explosive attraction that threatens to consume them both--and puts them into the greatest danger of all . . . falling in love. --This text refers to the MP3 CD edition.
Top Customer Reviews
Once again, the movie projector in my mind chose people to star in this novel, most noticeably Gary Sinise as Harry. (Love Gary, he's got passion and talent. Here's looking at you, kid.) I couldn't think of someone to play Alessandra, and I didn't warm to her very well because I'm not classically gorgeous nor have I ever lived in a mansion on Long Island, but I have had some pretty awful haircuts.
I think I felt the most for Shawn, Harry's son, and his friendship with Mindy. That was poignant and so true to life. I was glad to get that little lift at the end when the two of them come face-to-face five years later. Brockmann needed a little more tact when handling the question of Shaun's sexuality. Not bad for a sophomore attempt, but it needed a little more delicacy.
The high points are the sex scenes, which Brockmann nailed (excuse the expression) perfectly. I love getting inside of her male character's heads instead of the usual women's reactions. Sex seems to be a much more primal instinct for men according to my observations, but Brockmann's characterizations go to a different level when her men are engaged in intercourse.
One thing that should be said here, though: french kissing in the morning pre-toothbrushing is not for the faint-hearted.Read more ›
Oh, there's a sympathetic teenage boy and a poor wronged woman of ill repute, but with Harry and his girlfriend and Harry's mule of a partner and the latter's messy love triangle causing a spillover of unpleasantness over every page, I just stop caring.
I wonder what's wrong with this story - I mean, everyone loves it but me! But upon some introsprective thinking, I decide that "Bodyguard" fails where "Heartthrob" succeeds because the former never actually succeeds in convincing me that the two main characters are in for real. Was it Sandra Bullock's character in the movie "Speed" that said shared dire circumstances isn't the best way to start a relationship?
This book I felt held your attention and kept you wondering what was going to happen next, even with the secondary characters, George, Kim and Nicole; and how Harry was going to handle the situation with his kids. I would definitely recommend this book.
Most recent customer reviews
Stop reading the reviews and read the book! These characters behave as their flesh and blood counterparts would. You feel what they feel, you crave what they crave. Ms. Read morePublished on April 16 2003 by TjePDX
This book is the perfect love story, Harry and Alessandra, both having their own problems, family, money, etc. Read morePublished on Feb. 13 2003 by Jorge Frid
Great story and the leading woman is likeable. I love body gaurd stories. Brockmann is a very good writer, I have yet to be disappointed.Published on Jan. 15 2003
Unlike the other reader in this review, I thoroughly enjoyed the fact that the hero, Harry, was having a difficult time emotionally with the loss of his son and he felt a... Read morePublished on March 12 2002 by Jan Reardon
Not SB's best but certainly worth your time. I love all of her books. This one is slightly off beat and fast paced. Love the interaction between the hero and heroine. Read morePublished on June 27 2001
Peter Falk is definitely not who I picture as Harry. I prefer to think of a brown-eyed Mel Gibson. Mmmm... Read morePublished on May 22 2001 by Mary G Williams
She won a RITA (ooo, two!) and she's selling a gazillion books. None of that changes the fact that Suzanne Brockmann is a great writer who lives up to this hype. Read morePublished on Sept. 4 2000 by Elizabeth B. Christenson
BODY GUARD is a winner!
Readers love Suz Brockmann's books, and so do her fellow writers!! Suz won the coverted RITA award ( in fact she won TWO! Read more
I found this book dull, and had no familar elements of romance (perhaps is wasn't suppose to be a romance?). Read morePublished on June 19 2000