The Protector in Bookstores + Giveaway

By Shannon Gurnee
In Book Review
September 6, 2016

This post is brought to you in partnership with Forever, the romance imprint
of Grand Central Publishing. All opinions are mine.

If you love a good romance novel, you’ll want to check out THE PROTECTOR, written by Jodi Ellen Malpas. The book is now available online, as well as in bookstores! Learn more about it below and check out a fun giveaway provided by Forever!

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People think they have Camille Logan nailed: daddy’s girl; beautiful, spoiled young woman with her father’s bank balance to fund her lifestyle. But Camille is determined to have a life free from his strings. Out on her own, she’s made mistakes, including one that found her clawing her way back after a stint in rehab and plenty of bad press. Now, after fighting so hard to be independent and happy, she finds her life threatened as a result of her father’s ruthless business dealings. Caught between resentment and fear, Camille prepares herself for the measures her father will take to protect her. But nothing could prepare her for the ex-SAS sniper who crashes into her life.

Jake Sharp resides in his own personal hell. He was distracted from duty once before, and the consequences were devastating–both personally and professionally. He vowed never to let that happen again. Accepting the job of bodyguard to Camille Logan isn’t the kind of distraction from his demons he should take. Women and Jake don’t mix well, yet protecting the heiress seems the lesser of two evils. But Jake soon discovers that she isn’t the woman she’s perceived to be. She’s warm, compassionate, her presence settling, and his duty to protect her soon goes deeper than a well-paid job, no matter how hard he fights it. He needs absolution. He comes to need Camille. But he knows he can’t have both. 

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*Photo credit: Kerry Ann Duff


Jodi was born and raised in the Midlands town of Northampton, England, where she lives with her two boys and a beagle. She is a self-professed daydreamer, a Converse & mojito addict, and has a terrible weak spot for Alpha Males. Writing powerful love stories and creating addictive characters has become her passion โ€“ a passion she now shares with her devoted readers.

Sheโ€™s now a proud #1 New York Times bestselling author โ€“ all six of her published novels having hit the New York Times bestsellers list โ€“ as well as aSunday Times bestseller and international bestseller. Her work is published in over 20 languages across the world.










Learn more at

Follow @JodiEllenMalpas on Twitter and Facebook

Follow @ForeverRomance on Twitter, Facebook  and Instagram


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One (1) winner receives:

  • a copy of The Protector
  • plus a $50 Visa gift card.

Giveaway open to US addresses only. Prizing and samples provided by Forever/Grand Central Publishing.

What do you love about romance novels? 
Why would you like to win this giveaway?

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Shannon Gurnee (formerly Shannon Gosney) is the author of The Mommy-Files, a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

122 Responses to “The Protector in Bookstores + Giveaway”

  1. shelly peterson says:

    I love reading about people falling in love.

  2. Lisa Brown says:

    I love the chemistry between the main characters

  3. Janet W. says:

    What I love about romance novels is following the characters lives and them falling in love.

  4. Bernie W says:

    I love romance novels because they relax me. Thanks for the giveaway, I hope that I win.

  5. Mami2jcn says:

    I love that they take you away from your ordinary life through fantasy.

  6. Elena says:

    I like reading about people in love

  7. Noelle D says:

    I love reading in general, add a love story to it and it just gets better. I love the escape of daily life in reading romance novels!
    I have never heard of this author, but sure would love to see if I am a fan. Thanks

  8. Stephanie Phelps says:

    I love living through them and seeing how romantic you can be in your imagination!

  9. Barbara Montag says:

    I enjoy reading romance novels – it helps me to relax and get my mind off of worries.
    thank you

  10. Ellie Wright says:

    I like the feel good vibe and happy endings.

  11. tracey johnson says:

    I love how love wins out in the end. I love happy endings

  12. Jennifer Rote says:

    I like romance novels because I love reading and happy endings.

  13. Laurajj says:

    Oh I love how good they make you feel! I love reading them!

  14. beth says:

    I love the love story and how two people find each other.

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  16. sandra says:

    i love imagining the romance in my own life

  17. Fiona N says:

    I love that people love at the first sight in the romance novels

  18. HS says:

    I love the surreal story about romance novels.

  19. Stefanie G says:

    I love reading about people falling in love!

  20. Cindy Merrill says:

    I love Romance novels, but it’s the Historical romance novels that really rocks my world. There’s a recent plot line I’ve read of a high and mighty lord losing his memory and he’s reduced to a servant for a head strong, impoverished heiress: Can’t wait to read it.

  21. Kelly D says:

    I love that romance novels portray the good in people.

  22. Kim Henrichs says:

    they’re a good escape from reality!

  23. LaTanya says:

    how people fall in love and the things they do

  24. Elle says:

    I like getting lost in the books and characters.

  25. Natalie says:

    I love reading about how people of very different backgrounds and personalities fall in love!

  26. Deirdre says:

    I love to read a book that allows my brain a mini-vacation from my work and home responsibilities.

  27. Cheryl B says:

    I enjoy reading about two people falling in love, and the thrill associated with it.

  28. Joy says:

    I love getting caught up in the characters and the love story.

  29. Starla says:

    This sounds great. I love romance books because its a sense of escape while reading. You get to basically travel to another world so to say and read and fall in love with their stories and love lifes. I love reading for that reason!

  30. Annamarie V says:

    I love romance novels because it takes your mind of the day to day grind.

  31. Ashley S says:

    I love the fantasy of romance novels – what we all wish would happen to us ๐Ÿ˜‰

  32. Jeanna says:

    I love how the story unfolds and the happy ending!

  33. Nannypanpan says:

    I love that there is always a happy ending

  34. Tracie Cooper says:

    I love all the surprises in a romance novel and how anything can happen.

  35. Lauren says:

    I like when unexpected people come together.

  36. Rust says:

    They give me a break from the real world.

  37. Allison Swain says:

    I love getting lot in the storyline and getting to know the characters.

    Thanks for the chance to win this

  38. Terra Heck says:

    I like that romance stories involve so much passion and emotions. Thanks.

  39. Dawn Monroe says:

    I like that they give me a warm, nostalgic feeling a break from day to day.

  40. Daniel M says:

    the happy endings

  41. Thomas Murphy says:

    I like the characters.

  42. Birdiebee says:

    I love romance novels as they take me to a place that is warm and fuzzy.

  43. Jessica To says:

    I like the happy endings after the hardships.

  44. Joan Kubes says:

    I love when the characters really draw me in to the story, and the romance of course.

  45. Seyma Shabbir says:

    I love the excitement of romance novels.

  46. Janice F. says:

    I love the usual happy endings!

  47. DEBIJOT says:

    I like seeing how a love story develops.

  48. I love those heated moments where they argue or get angry with one another..then they come back together somehow and make up.

  49. brandy c says:

    I like them as an escape from the stress of the real world.

  50. Adrienne Gordon says:

    they offer a way to escape for awhile.

  51. Ken Ohl says:

    my wife loves them she loves to just release and dream

  52. Ann Fantom says:

    I like reading romance novels because they are quick and fun reads that take my mind off of things for a little while

  53. Ashley C says:

    I love being transported away to a different place and getting lost in the characters

  54. Amy Pratt says:

    I love romance novels because that’s the only romance I get, but seriously, they make me feel good.

  55. Margaret Smith says:

    Romance novels make me feel good ready them.

  56. Cynthia C says:

    I usually read more mysteries and thrillers, but an occasional romance themed novel is a nice change of pace for me.

  57. HilLesha says:

    I honestly normally don’t read them, but this one actually sounds intriguing! ๐Ÿ™‚

  58. Christina Sparks says:

    I enjoy romance novels because it gives me the ability to get away from the reality of this world.

  59. Dana Rodriguez says:

    They are a great way to de stress and unwind!

  60. Marci says:

    I enjoy that they take me away to another place.

  61. Sandy Klocinski says:

    For me , it is a form of entertainment and escapism. It may be stereotypical and hackneyed but it is comfort food.

  62. Connie Tucker says:

    I find them relaxing and they put me in a happy place =)

  63. Debbi Wellenstein says:

    I really like the happy endings!

  64. Monique Rizzo says:

    I just love the happy endings. Thank you for the giveaway!

  65. Tarah says:

    I love the first flutter of a new relationship!

  66. April says:

    I love the feeling of those first love butterflies.

  67. Mary Cloud says:

    I love being able to picture myself in them living a whirlwind romance

  68. Susan Smith says:

    I like romance novels because I love happy endings.

  69. Michelle C says:

    Romance novels are a great way to escape reality for a little while!

  70. Crystal F says:

    I like the whole story of falling in love. I like reading about how the feelings develop and the whole happy ending. It’s a break from reality. thank you!

  71. heather s says:

    It is just fun to escape from the daily routine

  72. carol clark says:

    i like the intense excitment leading up to them fallin in love

  73. Brittney House says:

    I love how they make you feel like you’re in the book/story.

  74. Cynthia R says:

    I love how hot they are, very exciting stuff!

  75. nickie says:

    Reading about how the relationship develops

  76. judy oliver says:


  77. Cheryl B says:

    I like to read a good romance novel.

  78. Soha Molina says:

    Romance novels are fun to read.

  79. G K says:

    Seeing a love story from the beginning.

  80. Trisha Burgess says:

    I love getting lost in the ideal romance! Everything happens perfectly and just feels good!

  81. Karen Deva says:

    I love that they are an easy, cozy read! It is the equivalent of wrapping up in a big blanket near a fire with hot chocolate when it is snowing outside.

  82. shelly says:

    I like being able to escape into a good story

  83. Tamara says:

    I really like the character interactions in them ๐Ÿ™‚

  84. Kyl Neusch says:

    like the feel good vibe

  85. Jen R says:

    Romance novels are a great thing to read to remind yourself of the exciting feelings in life that sometimes are lost in the everyday struggles.

  86. Tracy Shafer says:

    They take me away from life for awhile.

  87. Denise S says:

    I love how they remind me of the excitement of my dating days in high school.

  88. Austin H. says:

    I like that the fantasy and passion being told can really take you away.

  89. Stephanie Liske says:

    I love the story they have. It’s all things that you wish would happen in real life but are super unrealistic views.

  90. Bridget Combs says:

    I love the way they can pull you into another world in a way a movie never can.

  91. Erica B. says:

    It’s nice to get wrapped up in the story.

  92. clynsg says:

    A good romance story can always leave you with a happy feeling.

  93. Sarah Hall says:

    I love romance novels as it makes me remember my days of dating and finding the right man to love and marry. The memories make me feel warm and loved.

  94. sarah k says:

    I think what I like the most is knowing that for the most part there will be a happy ending and sometimes that comforting.

  95. Sarah L says:

    I’m a sucker for happy endings.
    Thanks for the contest.

  96. kelly g says:

    I love the fantasy of a hero.

  97. Jillian Too says:

    I love that romances have optimism and happy endings. I’d love to read this book.

  98. Caitlin says:

    I like to read about hope and happy things. Real life can be hard enough without constantly reading stories of doom and gloom.

  99. beth shepherd says:

    I love the happy ending. Thank you

  100. susan smoaks says:

    i love the love stories. i love love. romance novels are my favorite.

  101. Stephanie Larison says:

    Reading them reminds me of the early days of romance. I love stories of how people fall in love. I’ve been married forever, and the romance is long gone lol so I need it to take me away to remember.

  102. Janine H says:

    I love the hope that romance novels give us!

  103. vicki lorenz says:

    A good romance novel will keep you reading no matter what else you have to do in life. I just can not put it down. I will go without eating, sleeping or bathing just to read a great book.

  104. Peggy Rydzewski says:

    I enjoy the fantasy of the books.. Takes you away from your normal day to someplace you think is better,

  105. Francine Anchondo says:

    They make me feel happy.

  106. Robin says:

    I like that there is usually a happy ending.

  107. I love knowing that after all the ups and downs, there will be a happily ever after.

  108. Susan Christy says:

    The escape from reality and the happy ending are my favorite things about romance novels.

  109. diane says:

    always have a happy ending

  110. Richard Hicks says:

    I like when it ends in a happy relationship

  111. Lorena Keech says:

    I love getting away from the day’s petty annoyances, romance novels do that for me.

  112. Laurie Emerson says:

    I am a hopeless romantic. I love romance novels as they bring me into a world filled with love and happy endings.

  113. Jill Myrick says:

    I love reading about how the characters fall in love and how their relationship blossoms.


  114. Hesper Fry says:

    I love that they take me away to another place and seeing their relationship come together.

  115. Renee G says:

    I love the Happily ever after.

  116. Penny Snyder says:

    They always make me feel good when I read them!!~

  117. Lisa V. says:

    Like to think that romance still exists.

  118. Trisha McKee says:

    I love the romance and inspiration. It can be an escape to the everyday rut.

  119. Claudia Davis says:

    I imagine myself in the stories.

  120. Leanne Godfrey says:

    I love that I may read about people falling in love in different eras.

  121. Sand says:

    I like how the story of how they fall in love falls together.

  122. Lily Kwan says:

    I love how exciting romance novels are!

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