Review Tour & Excerpt: Protecting Prince by Jessica Frances

GUYS! I am so excited to be a part of the Review Tour for Protecting Prince by Jessica Frances! I have LOVED this series and this is an absolutely fantastic addition, yup, I’m obsessed! I hope you’ll check out this great book and my 5 Star Review!
Happy Reading!
~Jenn
Title: Protecting Prince
Series: In Midsummer Series
Author: Jessica Frances
Genre: M/M Romance
Release Date: February 5, 2021
One movie star. One bodyguard. One seductive attraction. One deadly obsession. One chance to have it all. One shot to lose it all.
Henry:
Falling for your bodyguard is so cliché. I cringe at myself sometimes, but then I just have to look at him to understand. How can you not fall for a man like that? Heroic, smart, stubborn, funny, sexy … how could I ever have resisted?
Bryan:
Falling for your movie star client is incredibly cliché. I have heard of people in my position doing just that and used to scoff at them … but then I got placed as Henry Prince’s bodyguard. Unfortunately, his irresistible charm and undeniably sexy self has claimed me, heart and soul. I have no chance of getting out of this unscathed.
Then just as things begin to get red hot, a stalker from the past escapes with the intent to destroy us both. I won’t let anything bad happen to Henry, but what am I supposed to do when potential danger lurks behind every corner, behind every stranger?
Will our cliché beginning blossom into something more? Or are we destined for the typical Hollywood crash and burn?

Jenn Review
5 Stars
We are back in Midsummer friends and I am so freaking happy about it! It’s no secret that I adore everything about this series, yes I’m admittedly obsessed and I loved Henry and Bryan and their story too! We’ve had the chance to get to know a bit about Henry Prince the movie star as he made friends with Connor in the previous books but now it is his time to truly shine and find love.
Bryan is Henry’s bodyguard, he’s been assigned to the star for years and has pretty much managed to avoid his flirty behaviors. He’s the stoic serious (straight?) body guard and Henry is the A-list movie star, maybe a bit flighty and carefree. At least that’s how it seems. Their dynamic has changed though, after Bryan was shot when Henry’s stalker came after him. Bryan is starting to figure out that he has very real feelings for Henry and Henry just wants Bryan. Things get real for these two when it looks like Bryan’s assignment as Henry’s bodyguard is going to end. They give in to the physical attraction, it’s supposed to be one night, but it becomes oh so much more.
I LOVED these two together, whether it’s the lighthearted and fun moments, the intense, deep ones or the off the charts hot ones, it really all comes together perfectly. It’s not all sunshine and rainbows though, they face some very real challenges – Henry’s stalker is on the loose again, Bryan coming to terms with his sexuality and his family, Henry’s career, there really is a lot at stake for these two. They make mistakes and they get hurt, but it also makes them see how much they really care, how strong love is and that makes it all worth it. I’ve said it with every book but holy moly I FREAKING LOVE MIDSUMMER and this group!
“So, you expect me to run away scared? You expect me to live my life dictated by the crazy people who are obsessed and want to hurt me?

“You get that this guy is just the latest in a line that has gone on for a while and won’t ever stop. If I give in now, then I might as well forfeit whatever life I want outside the four walls I call home.”

Bryan’s eyes soften, and his hand twitches at his side. Is he going to touch me? Maybe offer me comfort? Maybe he will run his fingers through my hair and promise to make this go away. That would be totally hot, right?

Instead, he glances back out at the crowd, his keen eyes taking in everyone but me. “Your next group of fans is here.”

I inwardly groan but force myself to my feet with my plastered, fake smile fixed on properly.

Half an hour later, with Bryan speaking hurriedly into his phone, making me think our jig is up and Sheriff Green has found out about what we have set up, my world crumbles as I manage to glimpse Samuel Allen as he steps around a rowdy group of adults and holds a gun up, aiming it at me.

My breath catches in my throat, I manage a silent scream and, for a moment, my life flashes before my eyes. But I don’t see the life I have lived. No, I see a life I have missed out on. The chance to experience the many years I should still have left. The future projects that give me passion to keep going. Every fantasy and hope flashes through me in the blink of an eye, and I’m angry to have this taken from me. I’m furious that one sick bastard has stolen my future. The possibility of something more with Bryan ripped from me.

Then, all I feel is the world tilting as I’m roughly shoved aside. My head cracks on the icy-cold ground, and my shoulder takes most of the brunt of my bodyweight, but all pain flies out of my mind when I hear the crack of gunfire.

I sit up, my heart punching painfully in my chest, while people around us scream, run, and sob.

It’s complete chaos, but my eyes only see Bryan, on the ground, next to me, blood soaking his white shirt. All I hear is the rattling, sharp breaths he takes. All I feel is complete dread as I watch the man who I’m completely in love with bleeding out in front of me, and there isn’t a damn thing I can do about it.

 
 
 
 
Born and raised in South Australia, Jessica spends her days working in a bakery, afternoons catching up on lost sleep, and nights reading and writing. Writing has always been a passion of hers, however it wasn’t until recently that she decided to put pen to paper and make things official.
 
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