The Billionaire Needs a Bodyguard by Ravina Hilliard

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Many Thanks to Dawn Hill Publications for the chance to read and review this book. All opinions are expressed voluntarily.

The story has a very unique plot, that of an agent going undercover as an escort to guard the billionaire. Michael Thornton is a moron who coz of a failed marriage has commitment issues but no worries, he is a handsome devil so there’s no dearth of women falling into his bed.

Lex Granger is assigned to be Michael’s bodyguard but the man in question considers all threats against him as harmless and therefore wants no guarding. So, with the help of Kyle, who is head of security team, Lex becomes Sasha White, an escort, a pretend girlfriend to Michael to help him close a deal with the Dutch government.

The first part of the book was slow going and I was not all that keen about Lex’s character. For a security consultant tasked with guarding a man, initial pages were all about Lex forgetting the threats and becoming a puddle under the hands of Michael. But as the story progress, Lex’s intelligence and strength begins to shine thru’ and the pace of the story also accelerates. There were some interesting scenes as Lex confronts Ivana, the ambassador’s wife and handles her adroitly.

I loved how the author has clearly shown Michael’s confusion and his thoughts, not falling for an escort and be swindled, thus his hot and cold approach. Of course, there’s the angst and worries due to whole lots of misconceptions and misunderstandings and assumptions, but the HEA is definitely guaranteed for a reader.

A good solid romance!

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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 realising that there is much more to the sexy seductress, her bewildering vulnerability evoking unfettered passion and feelings that he has never experienced before. Lex realises 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?

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