Title: The Billionaire Needs a Bodyguard
Author: Ravina Hilliard
Page Length: 185
Publication Date: Feb. 4, 2020
Publisher: Dawn Hill Publishing
Synopsis: Alexandra “Lex” Granger is a private security consultant who has to go undercover to protect billionaire businessman Michael Thornton, pretending to be an escort. Michael does not think he needs a bodyguard, despite the death threats he has received from protesters against his takeover of a Danish company, but he does need protection against the predatory wife of the Danish ambassador. Lex knows that this assignment is dangerous, made more so because her client does not even know that he is being protected.
She doesn’t know that he thinks she is a con-artist a gold-digger who takes rich men for everything that she can get. As sparks fly, and the attraction between the two go stronger, they face a deadly danger from an unknown assailant. Lex and Mike embark on a turbulent affair in the beautiful city of Copenhagen, with Mike realizing that there is much more to the sexy seductress, her bewildering vulnerability evoking unfettered passion and feelings that he has never experienced before. Lex realizes that she has committed the ultimate folly, that of falling in love with a man who despises her. Will she overcome the dangers to Michael to her breaking heart?
The Billionaire Needs a Bodyguard focuses on Lex Granger, a bodyguard hired to pose as an escort to protect billionaire Michael Thornton. Due to a new requisition, added threats surround Micheal, but he does not want added security. So, Lex is secretly hired to pose as his escort, which he needs to avoid the wife of one of his business associates.
Though Lex is intent on performing her job to the best of her ability, she never expected to fall for her client. Michael, in turn, fights his feeling for Lex believing that she is only doing her job. Can they reveal their truths and uncover the enemy that threatens to destroy them?
This is a quick and steamy contemporary romance with an interesting story and complicated relationships. The fast-paced story and the intense action were the highlights of the novel. The romance is steamy but has many complications.
The main romance is built on lies, which causes so many problems for Lex and Michael. Michael is sure that Lex is a gold-digger, and he determines to give her a taste of her own medicine. Lex is trying to keep Michael alive while concealing her true identity. This causes confusion, misunderstandings, and many arguments.
Michael’s attraction to Lex is obvious, but he struggles to reconcile his feelings. When he hires Lex as his escort and then belittles her for being an escort, I became disenchanted. I think some of his behavior stems from his confusion about his feelings, but his demeanor is arrogant and elitist. There is no excuse for how he treats her, and their arguments are mean-spirited and hateful. Plus, their relationship is based completely on lies. This does put them on even ground since they were both lying to each other, but it isn’t the best way to start a relationship.
However, when Michael and Lex let their guards down, they have a strong and lovely connection. Their growing feelings shatter the walls both so carefully constructed. Obstacles that prevent them from being honest with each other propel the plot almost as much as the suspicious threats against Michael.
I find the mystery behind Micheal’s death threats interesting, and I like Lex’s take-charge attitude. She is intelligent, unassuming, and sincere. I also like that Lex is the bodyguard and Michael needs protection. This is a reversal from the typical romantic characters where the man protects the helpless female, and it is what initially piqued my interest.
Thanks so much to Dawn Hill Publications for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
The romance, of course! 😉 Alex and Michael have some smoking hot chemistry!!
Readers who enjoy steamy contemporary romance with overseas travel and an interesting mystery will enjoy this read!.