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Overprotected by Jennifer Laurens
Available: Paperback/Ebook 243 pages
Find the book:Amazon . Kindle . B&N . TBD
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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.


Overprotect: to overly defend or guard from attack, invasion, loss, annoyance, insult; cover or shield from injury or danger.

When I picked up Overprotected I expected to read a nice easy fluffy read, but what I got was thrown onto a roller coaster of emotions, suspense, and of course romance. .and I loved every minute of the ride!

Overprotected is about a girl Ashlyn, all she wants is to be a normal teenager. But Ashlyn does not have a normal teenage life, actually it’s anything, but normal. She has a body guard everywhere she goes, she can’t hang out at friend houses, and if that wasn’t if she couldn’t already hate her life enough..daddy just happened to hire a new bodyguard for her, and he’s not just any bodyguard, he is Colin, her childhood bully. As Ashlyn’s family starts to fall apart more and more by every passing day, she finds comfort in the very guy she thought she hated, Colin, but Ashlyn doesn’t know..Colin isn’t the only one watching her..

I really did not expect to enjoy Overprotected as much as I did, this was my first novel I have read of Jennifer’s and I can safely say that I am now a forever fan! I have been so sucked into paranormal books lately it was such a relief to read a contemporary romance with an awesome thrill ride along with it!

Jennifer Laurens put together a great story, along with that great story she also put together some amazing characters! Ashlyn I could not help, but feel so sorry. I could never imagine having such a protective father who never lets her do anything, she is almost an adult and he protectors her as if she is still an infant!

Colin…well he is just hot! I adored him and I believe any girl in her right mind will enjoy him too, I mean come one, some hot strong guy, who wants to be an FBI agent when he gets older? He is also Ashlyns body guard? If that doesn’t scream hot I don’t know what does! Along with a pretty face though, Colin is a protective caring guy who is all around admirable inside and out!

Ashlyn’s mother I also felt sorry for..sometimes I dis liked her, but by the end of the story I grew such a soft spot for her. I know she was supposed to be kinda evil in the beginning, but at the end all I could think was how depressed she seemed..and how desperate she was just to be showed some love that no one was showing her..ya she had fancy nice things, but this story really teaches you money can’t buy happiness.

Ashlyn’s father was the only character I could not stand at all. He was great for the story and the story would not had been a story if he was gone, but lets just say if he were a real person I would probably punch him in the face. He was cold hearted, and I feel his power and money was what got to his head and honestly made him go crazy. I am just glad that his crazy-ness did not affect Ashlyn and Ashlyn was able to stay such a strong character threw everything he caused.

All in all if you’re looking for a story of romance, suspense, and maybe even a story that teaches you a few life lessons then Overprotected by Jennifer Laurens is a book you need to go pick up now.

*Thank you Jennifer for hosting a giveaway where I won my copy of Overprotected!*


Jennifer Lane said...

Excellent review! I'd heard about this novel but didn't know the twist about the bodyguard being her former bully, which sounds really intriguing.

Anonymous said...

This is my first review I read for this book and it's sounds amazing! Wonderful review!

Sam (Realm of Fiction) said...

I hadn't come across this book till now but it sounds like a fun read! I love the cover, too. :)

Haley @ YA-Aholic said...

Thanks guys! It was a great read! Lots of drama and suspense! (:

Zoey @ Uncreatively Zoey said...

I loved this, too! Though I have to say that I wasn't really a fan of her mom. Ever. :P

Haley @ YA-Aholic said...

awh I hated her at first, but towards the end I just felt so sorry for her ):

Sophia Rose said...

This is the first review that I have seen on this book though I knew of it before. It sounds really good.

Thanks for the post!

Ari (Reading After Midnight) said...

I have this book but I've forgot about it. I should give it a chance now ;))
Great review!

Haley @ YA-Aholic said...

Thanks! I hope you guys like it as much (or more) as I did! :D

Book Passion for Life said...

Awesome review Haley. After reading Jennifer's Nailed I've wanted to try her other work...hopefully soon.

jenniferlaurens said...

Thanks for reading and reviewing!