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Review: Gambling on the Bodyguard by Sarah Ballance

Title: Gambling on the BodyguardGambling on the Bodyguard

Author: Sarah Ballance

Publisher: Entangled Lovestruck, Entangled Publishing

Release Date: October 12th, 2015

Rating: 4/5

This is the eighth ‘What Happen in Vegas’ story but works well as a standalone. A chance win to meet the hot romance cover model who appears on so many of the books she loves is just too good to resist for ski instructor, Ellie Montgomery but when she literally flushes her winning ticket she’s in a real quandary. Deciding to sneak in, her first rebellious action, she bumps into the man who really will be the man of her dreams in future, bodyguard Jax Mathis! Now he’s a real man, much hotter than the pretty boy model and their attraction is mutual. Major problems ahead though as he’s a desert man whilst she’s a mountains girl . . . his last ski session is one he’ll never forget for tragic reasons and ski slopes are somewhere he doesn’t want to go. Can this Colorado lass and the Vegas bodyguard ever have anything together after all?

This story has a great plot, well formed characters, attempted murder, brilliant settings and lots of action to keep the reader enthralled. It is a dramatic  tale where what happens in Vegas is full of indecision, turmoil and trauma. It is an adult contemporary romance, with instant-love and, for me, a few too many detailed steamy sex scenes – it read more Brazen than Lovestruck to me. The author is brilliant at describing settings and characters, bringing them to life in the reader’s imagination – oh, and just wait till you read the cover model’s name!!!

Thanks to the author, publishers and NetGalley, too for provided an ARC for me to read in exchange for this, my honest review.

This book is available from a variety of sources including

amazon.co.uk           amazon.com          barnes and noble

One comment on “Review: Gambling on the Bodyguard by Sarah Ballance

  1. Pingback: Book Blitz: For Seven Nights Only by Sarah Ballance | splashesintobooks

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