Monday, March 14, 2011

Overprotected Review!


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.


I loved reading overprotected! It was a change from my usual reads (because it was something that could actually happen) and it was such a great choice for that genre! The book is well written, and the story develops so smoothly. A must read!

Overprotected is about a 17 year old girl named Ashlyn. Her father has been keeping a close eye on her since she was 5 years old when she was first kidnapped, since then she's had a bodyguard protecting her; or more like watching her every move. Ashlyn has been doing everything she can to gain her freedom, even if it mean trying to sneak off unprotected. As a lawyer, Ashlyn's father has the money to keep her safe, but Ashlyn has different plans. She wants a life of her own, and a chance to fall in love. Neither of which can happen as long as she's guarded by her father's hired hands.

When her father hires a new bodyguard to protect her she's in shock to find out that it's Colin; a childhood frenemy. As kids they were friends but Colin was the kid that always found ways to pick on her, and now he's back and in her life. Ashlyn's father hires Colin for that very reason, he hopes that her hatred towards colin will prevent her from falling for him. Another way of protecting her is preventing her from falling in love. But what happens when the one you're meant to hate is the one you fall in love with.

As Ashlyn's feeling towards Colin evolve, things become a little more complicated for Colin. Ashlyn is the job but his feelings for her are hard to control. As the drama between Colin and Ashlyn progresses, problems between her mother and father develop even further. Things aren't as they seen in her home, what she thinks is normal, is actually the opposite, and she soon realizes that things between her mother and father are strained.

The story progresses with her attendance at school, as well as with the occasional contact from Ashlyn's best friend Felicity. Ashlyn goes out for walks; supervised, as well as to her favourite bookstore. Just when you think Ashlyn is safe the unexpected happens.

Overprotected is a great read, filled with detail, romance, suspense and unexpected comedy. The characters had me from the beginning, and I didn't want to put it down.

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Melissa Silva
The Bookshelf

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