Someone has it out for debutant Bowie McKay.
Despite being the daughter of one of the wealthiest families in New York, Bowie never suspected that anyone would try to do her harm. But things changed when a series of threatening messages start to show up, one after another.
Terrified for his daughter’s safety, and desperate to find the monster behind the messages, Frank McKay hires former marine and security expert, Porter Davidson.
Porter has lived a rough life, from an abusive childhood to a traumatizing military experience. He’s made mistakes in the past. Mistakes that haunt him. And so he has devoted his life to his work, and has sworn off love.
When he meets the woman he’s supposed to protect, he does not expect the deep feelings that come with the job. Bowie McKay is everything he isn’t. She’s feisty, free-spirited, and fun. While he’s all rigid rules and straight lines.
But Porter’s attraction to her only raises the stakes of his mission. Will he be able to find the person who’s been threatening her life? Or will his past keep him from protecting the woman he’s grown to love?
3 Heart Review by Ashley
I'm a sucker for a bodyguard romance so I knew The Protection Plan would be my first read from Elle Vaughn. That being said, it was a bit of a mixed bag for me. I enjoyed the mystery and danger of it all but I found myself wanting more of the connection between the main characters.
I liked Bowie. She was free spirited and kind. She saw and understood more than she let on. But she just couldn't stop thinking about her new bodyguard, Porter. That man was a bit of a touch shell to crack. Rough and broody. Set in his ways and a stickler for protocol. But Bowie somehow managed to slip past his defenses.
I found the back and forth, hot and cold signals Porter kept giving Bowie frustrating at times. I needed the stubborn man to get out of his own way and let himself be happy. When the threats against Bowie took a turn for the dangerous, all of his precious protocols went right out the window and lives hung in the balance.
Was the book intense? Yes. Was the danger palpable? Yes. My heart was pounding more than once. Did I guess who was behind most of it before the big reveal? Indeed, I pegged the culprit in the first few chapters. But when all was said and done, Bowie and Porter's romance left me wanting something more.
About the Author
Elle Vaughn is an avid book lover - especially romance novels. She's the author of the Anna and Quinton novella series and is always working on a new story project. When she's not lost in her character creations she can be found chasing around her toddler, being outside in the Colorado outdoors, gardening and attempting to cook for her family!
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