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Bodyguard Mass Market Paperback – 2004

3.6 out of 5 stars 31 customer reviews

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Product Details

  • Mass Market Paperback
  • Publisher: Ballantine Books (2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0345466209
  • ISBN-13: 978-0345466204
  • Product Dimensions: 10.6 x 2.5 x 17.5 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 186 g
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars 31 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #3,678,650 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"One of the genre's hottest talents."
--Romantic Times --This text refers to the MP3 CD edition.

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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.
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.

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Format: Mass Market Paperback
When she wrote this novel. The realism is there, as are the wisecracks and the emotional pull, but it leaves something to be desired. The subplot with George, his ex-wife and current boss, Nicole, and his current mistress and ex-wife-lookalike Kim left me with a bad taste in my mouth, mostly because it was unresolved and bitter. But I guess that's more of Brockmann's realism there because for most people, divorce can be unresolved and bitter, and to a greater degree than what is displayed in this novel.
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.
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How disappointing - for one, this book has a hero who spends half the time in denial or running away from his problems instead of facing them head on like a man. The heroine is a silly woman who isn't sure whether she wants to boink Harry, mistrust him, or take on the Mafia single-handedly. When these two characters spend their time bickering (or boinking) with little quiet moments to tell me they actually feel more than lust for each other... well, I don't think I really buy it.
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?
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The book is very fast-paced, never a moment of boredom. Never a dull moment. The romance between the protagonists wonderful. However, the relationship between the secondary protagonists, George and Nicole remains unfinished, and I can't help but thinking about them. I mean, it's obvious that they're still in love with each other even if they're divorced. They just can't get over their differences because there's not enough communication between them. They just look for ways to hurt one another. He was even sleeping with an exact duplicate of her, apparently fell in lover with HER, a pale copy of the real thing, and then left her because she'd betrayed him. I really didn't like that part. And still, when he left her, he still couldn't see past his ex's front the love beneath. I don't know about you, but when I read a romance novel, I like the good guys to be happy. I like everything settled and finished. It's still a very good book, though. Lots of heartfelt moments. Just a bit of unfinished business.
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I really enjoy Suzanne Brockmann's books, she ties the story lines together very neatly and I feel she doesn't leave any loose ends, as she does in this book. Yes, Alessandra does only focus on her looks, but as was stated time and time again, that is all she knew, all she was told to worry about by her mother and ex-husband. But her transition throughout the story I thought was great, she even mentioned it when Harry gave her a compliment. She said that before, if anyone gave her a compliment on something other than her looks she wouldn't hear it, she would turn it around and say ,whatever, but how do you like my new eyeshadow. As for Harry not being goodlooking, I am sorry but from the descriptions I read, it sounded pretty good to me. Yes, he might not be as tall as the average hero who is usally around 6'0-6'4. But he wasn't that short, Alessandra was described as being 5'8 and Harry as being a few inches taller which would make him 5'-10, I don't feel that is too short. And for someone having eyes the color of melted chocolate and a body that can fill out jeans and a t-shirt, that sounds good to me.
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.
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