Genres: Romantic Suspense
Emily is the President's daughter. Gorgeous but innocent...not the kind of woman who should get involved with me, an ex-Marine with a bad boy rep. But when a sniper opens fire, the need to protect her is stronger than anything I've ever felt. Suddenly, we're on the ground, my body covering hers. I save her life then walk away, sure that I'll never see her again.
But when a shaken Emily asks me to become her bodyguard, I can't turn her down. Now I have to wear a suit and call her ma'am when all I want to do is slam her up against the wall and tear her clothes off. Neither of us can resist...but I can't let her get close, not with what's lurking in my past. And the danger is far from over. The White House is under threat...and I'll do whatever it takes to protect the woman I've fallen for.
Saving Liberty has been on my TBR for awhile now. I love books about presidents’ daughters. I love movies about presidents’ daughters! First Daughter with Katie Holmes and Chasing Liberty were both great movies and Saving Liberty seemed to have a similar feel, except more danger. I was not disappointed!
So, Emily is the president’s daughter. In the first chapter, she is attacked in a park, surrounded by secret service people! Kian, a private security guy is there and saves her. After her ordeal, Emily wants Kian added to her security team. The sexual tension is off the charts! But, the danger is still present and Emily is determined to figure out who wanted to kill her and why. While Kian is reluctant to help her because it could put her in danger, he eventually believes her when she says she thinks there is something going on in the White House.
Kian is your classic ex military body guard. Its a bit stereotypical at times, but I still loved Kian. He has pain in his past that has shaped him into the man he is today, and how he responds to Emily is impossible not to love! Emily is smart and caring, just as you would expect from a president’s daughter. What I really liked though was that at no point did I feel like she was opaque. Emily was accessible even though I have no idea what it would be like to be the presidents daughter. I also felt that Newbury did a great job with the believability of the story. The idea of living in a police state is not so far fetched and neither are the things that the characters in this story do in order to make that happen. Newbury has taken an fictional look at what could be entirely nonfiction. She has simply added a beautiful love story to make it all feel worth it!
While this was my first book by Helena Newbury, it won’t be my last! I am totally planning on making several of her books my KU picks for the next few months!
- POV: dual
- Tears: no
- Trope: mortal peril, politics
- Triggers: none
- Series/Standalone: stand alone
- Cliffhanger: View Spoiler »no « Hide Spoiler
- HEA: View Spoiler »yes, with a sweet epilogue and a lead in to a spin off about Kian’s brother « Hide Spoiler
The Protector by Jodi Ellen Malpas, Craze by Anne Conley, Prime Target by Marquita Valentine…then you will probably like Saving Liberty!