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Yes there were parts that were hard to believe, but actors are just people after all, even if they are incredibly handsome. As it turns out he’s also tenderly sweet, funny and a downright nice guy. Audio book review: I really loved reading the actual book, so I jumped at the chance to listen to the audio version when it came out. I was not disappointed: the narration by Patti Murin was top notch and Center's tongue in cheek, let's-laugh-at-life's-inevitable-foibles style translates beautifully to the spoken (i.e., audible) word! And as she navigates the intricacies—and treacheries—of her new role, she must also hide her desire for a man she can’t have. Her bodyguard. Her protector. Her ultimate ruin.
i also dont think it helps that this is a slow burn romance, which would have worked really well if this had a more serious and realistic tone. but because its supposed to be upbeat and light, it definitely needed some of that banter and tension to balance it out. so not having any sort of romance show up until the 85% mark is just too late to make a difference. Have you seen my other girlfriends? Have you seen Kennedy Monroe? She’s nothing like any of them. She’s short. Her teeth are crooked. She barely wears any makeup. She doesn’t self-tan, wear extensions, or dye her hair. She’s a totally plain, unremarkable person. She’s the epitome of ordinary.”The Bodyguard” sets its protagonist up as being excellent at her job (“you’re the best we’ve got!” vibes), but Hannah comes off as an amateur. She seems unprepared for her mission; she does no research beforehand and objects to her assignment at every step of the way. The power dynamic between Hannah and her boss is uncomfortable. This is a toxic workplace, depicted without a truly critical eye. Hannah’s awful ex and co-worker, Robbie, takes up too much space in the plot, and whatever the reader is supposed to feel toward Taylor (Hannah’s “best friend” and co-worker) is unachieved, since her relationship with Hannah is poorly established. The final conflict is perhaps the weakest element of the book. At the climax of the story, the person who turns out to be the actor’s stalker says they want to unalive themselves because their life is terrible. And Hannah, a trained professional, is unironically like, “oof, relatable.”
It sort of goes with the territory that a bodyguard exhibits alpha male traits. He’s observant, physically fit, and focused – all characteristics that I’d gladly welcome in a book boyfriend. Forbidden RomanceWalter B. Slocombe, the U.S. Under Secretary of Defense for Policy with his bodyguard in Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1996. The bodyguard is armed with an M-16, a 5.56 mm, magazine-fed, select-fire rifle. Hannah Brooks is an Executive Protection Agent, aka bodyguard, who likes her pantsuits, her world-traveling assignments and, most of all, being in firm control of every situation. She’s incredibly skilled at protecting her clients, referred to as principals, but she’s even BETTER at protecting her own heart from that nasty little bugger called “love”. sᴛᴀᴘʟᴇᴛᴏɴ, sᴇᴛ ᴛᴏ ʀᴇᴛᴜʀɴ ʜᴏᴍᴇ ᴀғᴛᴇʀ ʏᴇᴀʀs ᴀʙʀᴏᴀᴅ ᴀɴᴅ ɴᴇᴇᴅɪɴɢ ᴘʀᴏᴛᴇᴄᴛɪᴏɴ ғʀᴏᴍ ʜɪs ᴄᴏʀɢɪᴇ-ʙʀᴇᴇᴅɪɴɢ sᴛᴀʟᴋᴇʀ, ʜᴇ ɪs ᴀssɪɢɴᴇᴅ ʜᴀɴɴᴀʜ ᴀs ʜɪs ᴘʀɪᴍᴀʀʏ ᴀɢᴇɴᴛ. ᴜɴғᴏʀᴛᴜɴᴀᴛᴇʟʏ, ɪɴ ᴏʀᴅᴇʀ ᴛᴏ ɴᴏᴛ ᴜᴘsᴇᴛ ʜɪs sɪᴄᴋ ᴍᴏᴛʜᴇʀ ᴀɴʏ ғᴜʀᴛʜᴇʀ, ᴊᴀᴄᴋ ᴅᴇᴄɪᴅᴇs ᴛᴏ ʜᴀᴠᴇ ʜᴀɴɴᴀʜ ᴇɴᴛᴇʀ ᴛʜᴇ sᴄᴇɴᴇ ᴀs ʜɪs ɢɪʀʟғʀɪᴇɴᴅ. sᴘᴀʀᴋs ғʟʏ, ʜɪᴊɪɴᴋs ᴇɴsᴜᴇ, ᴀɴᴅ ʟᴀᴜɢʜ ᴏᴜᴛ ʟᴏᴜᴅ ᴍᴏᴍᴇɴᴛs ᴀʀᴇ ᴄʀᴇᴀᴛᴇᴅ ᴀs ʜᴀɴɴᴀʜ ʜᴇᴀᴅs ᴛᴏ ᴛʜᴇ ғᴀᴍɪʟʏ ʀᴀɴᴄʜ, ʙʀɪɢʜᴛ ʀᴇᴅ ᴄᴏᴡʙᴏʏ ʙᴏᴏᴛs ɪɴ ʜᴀɴᴅ.
Searching vehicles [ edit ] A bodyguard wearing an earpiece for two-way radio, so he can receive instructions. In the Vatican, the Pope and other senior Vatican officials are protected by the Pontifical Swiss Guard, Swiss mercenary soldiers who act as bodyguards, ceremonial guards, and palace guards. After the May 13, 1981, assassination attempt on Pope John Paul II by Mehmet Ali Ağca, the guards were given enhanced training in unarmed combat and firearm use. The pope's chief bodyguard is the Inspector General of the Corps of Gendarmerie of Vatican City. the stalker breaks into jake’s home, ties him up, holds him at gunpoint, & shoots and grazes hannah in the head. yet, in the epilogue it’s revealed he was released from prison within 5 years and opened his own business building birdhouses…
At some point, the lines got blurred and these two madcaps often forgot that the relationship wasn't real.