Author: Jennifer Laurens
Release date: April 29, 2011
Publisher: Grove Creek
Source: Publisher/Teen Book Scene
Ashlyn: A lonely society princess living in New York City.
Daddy hired you to be my bodyguard.
Colin: Childhood enemy, now her protector.
Daddy thought I’d be safe. He thought I’d never fall in love. He thought he could keep me forever.
Charles: obsessed with keeping her safe, keeping her his, he hires the one person he knows she could never fall in love with: Colin.
Daddy was wrong.
Overprotected is my first Jennifer Laurens book and after that thrill ride I am definitely planning to read her other books. Overprotected drew me in and I fell in love with the characters and their stories. This is a great YA romance with some twists.
Ashlyn is not your typical teenager. She would like to be but with her fathers worries over her protection, she never will be. When her father fires her bodyguard Ashlyn believes that maybe she can talk him out of hiring someone else but things don’t go as planned. Instead, her dad hires her childhood enemy as her new bodyguard. Ashlyn is immediately drawn to the man that Colin has become but will she ever be more than a job to him?
Oh my gosh! So cute! I adored Ashlyn and Colin. Their relationship was not the usual one and I loved reading about them. Ashlyn was naive and innocent but it was refreshing. Colin was a bit mysterious and very protective. Watching their relationship grow was the best part of the book but I did love the crazy family dynamics too. You don’t see a lot of that in YA today.
I expected just another YA romance but Overprotected was so much more than that. There was a bit of suspense toward the end and I was on the edge of my seat. I kind of expected what happened but I was still shocked, if that makes any sense.
Overall, Jennifer Laurens has written a wonderful book. I definitely recommend this for all you romance lovers! =)
First line: I saw him and my heart started racing.