I'd been waiting anxiously for this book to release. I've loved all the books in this series. I really loved this one. Tyler gets a mention in some of the other books and I always wondered if he'd get his own story. As a security guard, he is often employed to protect the rich and famous and this case is no different. Calandra is more than just rich, she's a real life princess of a tiny island. Living in the US because the lifestyle on the island is not for her, someone is threatening her. She hires Tyler because she saw a video of him with another client and she liked how he acted and how he looked. Tyler isn't one for relationships, but something happens when he meet Calandra. She's secretive at first until he pushes her for information, and then the race is on, to protect her, with things escalating. Many of this authors characters from previous books make an appearance. I loved this, and seeing Tyler fall so hard. I couldn't put the book down.
The third book in the Alpha Bodyguard series is about Tyler, whom we’ve met in quite a few books set in this universe previously. He’s one of the younger bodyguards on Andre Luna’s payroll, but he’s ex-military and more than capable of doing his job.
When Luna calls Tyler to his residential building to meet a potential new client early one morning, Tyler’s wary – he’s the only employee who even knows where Andre lives, and Andre never meets clients at his home. When Tyler arrives, he lays eyes on the most beautiful woman he’s ever seen. She’s well-spoken and regal, and he soon learns why – she is a princess of a small (imaginary) nation near the Greek Islands, but has lived in the US for years.
She goes by Sophia Paradis, her middle and mother’s maiden names, but her first name is Calandra. She tells Andre and Tyler that she needs private security for a function she’s having at her art gallery the next night because she’s wearing expensive jewellery. Andre and Tyler knows she’s lying about why she needs protection, but she won’t be drawn into telling them the truth. Since she’s offering to pay an obscene amount of money for the job, which Tyler needs so he can buy his mother – a woman who raised him and his four brothers alone after his father died in an accident when Tyler was a baby – he accepts the job.
And falls head over heels in love with Calandra, as he calls her after she confesses she prefers her first name. Tyler’s never believed in love at first sight, but that changes when he meets her. By the end of the day, he has gotten the truth out of her about why she really hired him; she has a stalker, whose behaviour is escalating. He’s also managed to break every rule of the job and has sex with her in her office, crossing the line from client/bodyguard to so much more.
Calandra has never really gotten close to people because the one person she loved most – her mother – died when she was a child, and she’s afraid that people are only drawn to her because of her lineage. She’s afraid to let anyone into her heart again, in case she loses them, too. She’s never been with a man before, and Tyler is an attractive hurricane of a man who bursts into her life and claims her as his. He takes her to have dinner with his family, and meeting his mother and four brothers is both charming and hilarious. There’s also the usual appearances of other favourite heroes – Collins, Talon, Dane, Jared, and my Viking, Neil.
The whole book, apart from the epilogue, takes place over a forty-eight hour period so if you’re not a fan of a hero and heroine who fall in love at first sight, this may not be the book for you. But this author is one of my absolute favourites and I always enjoy her stories, and this one is no exception.
Tyler’s story is the third book in the Alpha Bodyguard series by this author although it didn’t catch me as much as the first two books in the series, I still enjoyed this book. This book is straight into the insta lust, it also heads straight into the suspense of the story as well.
Tyler is a bodyguard. Strong, hard, and straight to the point, Tyler does his job well. He can is like a human lie detector. He knows Calandra is lying, he just can’t work out what about. I love the way Tyler loves his mother. It’s actually really cute to see the bad boy all soft over his mumma.
Calandra is a princess and she is in a little bit of trouble, and that is why she seeks the help of the security firm that Tyler works for. She is quite straight laced, and stiff. I would have liked for her to soften out a little but I guess being a princess makes that hard when you have to act a certain way.
This book would not be a book written by this author if it didn’t have the heated steamy bits. And this book brings them... Holy hotness does it ever. The characters certainly know how to melt my kindle. The story flows well and does keep you intrigued. I can’t wait for the next instalment!