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“Shh,” he whispered next to my ear. It wasn’t an urgent plea to be quiet. It was a command, delivered with a slight thrust of his hips. He was about to melt my La Perla thong right off me.
 

Cameron Whitbury is used to engineering her way out of any problem. But someone is after her, and she doesn’t know who or why. Throw in the threat of a sex scandal and the frustrating antics of the entitled son of her company’s founder, and she might be in over her head.
 

But sacrifice her privacy to an overprotective bodyguard? No thanks. She doesn’t need a six-foot-five, motorcycle-riding, square-jawed, hazel-eyed man-beast shadowing her every move.
 

Jude Ellis is ready to retire from the cloak and dagger stuff to live a normal life. He doesn’t need another client. Not even one with coppery-red hair and mile-long legs who looks hot AF in a sexy pair of heels.
 

To appease her worried friends, Cameron hires Jude as her bodyguard. And despite their feisty banter and their rampant - and totally inappropriate - sex fantasies, they’re both determined to keep it professional.
 

But as the danger to Cameron escalates, the heat simmering between them just might combust.
 

Author’s note: Big wall-of-man hero with a fierce (and growly) protective streak. Confident and snarky heroine. All the banter. Sex in a closet. And a daring rescue with a big, heart squishing HEA.

©2019 Claire Kingsley (P)2019 Claire Kingsley

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A Fun Twist on the Billionaire/CEO Trope

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This was a great story to get lost in during this time of social distancing. It was a nice twist on the billionaire/CEO trope to have the heroine in that role. I really loved how intelligent and driven Cameron was and the strong female friendships throughout the story. Cameron's banter with Jude was so fun and I loved the build up between them. They both are slow to trust for various reasons and I really enjoyed seeing them let the other in slowly. It certainly didn't hurt that Jude was a big and protective alpha on the outside, but a teddy bear inside either. A certain scene in a storage closet was crazy hot and I might just need to read all the bodyguard romances now. ;) There is a bit of predictable suspense and action and I did feel that the ending wrapped up a little too quickly and neatly, but the epilogue left me smiling and the bonus epilogue was the cherry on top. If you have a chance to read the author's note at the end of the ebook version, I definitely recommend it too. I always find them extremely informative and insightful and wish they could be included on the audiobook.

I really enjoyed the narration by Joe Arden and Desiree Ketchum and thought they did a fantastic job bringing Jude and Cameron to life. Joe Arden is one of my favorites and I love how well he can narrate male and female characters. This is my first time listening to Desiree Ketchum and I was pleasantly surprised. I liked her inflection and comedic timing, but I would have liked a little more variation between her characters. Overall, this was just the kind of fun romcom that my heart needed.

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Beautiful, Bold Romance!

I loved Cameron and Jude's love story! The audio performance added texture to these characters. They came to life with vivid strokes of the author's words and the narrators' voices. The characters are endearing and bold. This romance has witty banter, sexual tension, and a bit of suspense. The story flows with ease, emotion, and intrigue. Fantastic read/listen!

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Superb Story, Wonderful Male Voice Actor, Annoying Female Narrator

The story is amazing, and I’ve already downloaded another of her books! The closet scene - wow! Joe Arden is one of the best male voice actors that I‘ve heard, and I’m a little in love with him, but I seriously want to slap Desiree Ketchum for almost ruining this book! Her whining, nasal, OMG-I’m-trying-to-sound-like-I’m-15 voice, and her tendency to exaggeratedly draw out the last syllable of every phrase almost had me returning the book. I’m thankful she didn’t narrate the whole thing!

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Mysterious hero and kick-butt heroine

Cameron Whitbury is a strong CEO billionaire that doesn't let people bring her down. She keeps a wall around her heart and doesn't outwardly show her emotions (except through her shoe choice!). Jude wants to retire from security work and has a mysterious past that he can't discuss.

When Cam is in danger and Jude steps in as a favor to Derek, the pull between the two can't be denied. There is a chemistry that continues to build. I love Jude and Cam together along with the vagillionaires, DQB, and the dynamic characters (even the villains!). And the bonus epilogue with role play? *chef's kiss*

Joe Arden could narrate a cereal box and make it sexy. His husky timbre perfectly captures the tall, dark, and handsome Jude Ellis. Ketchum and Arden do a wonderful job of switching between characters and capturing the different accents and emotions. Great performances and book!

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Looking for a funny romance??

Look no further. This was funny, romantic with a mystery and action oh and some steamy scenes. I truly enjoyed this book. And I loved the narrators 💜

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Oh the banter!

Joe Arden can growl, he can speak sweet nothings, he can say shockingly dirty things – and I will eat it all up with a spoon! His switches between the voices of characters are so flawless that I sometimes forget he is voicing them all. Desiree Ketchum is such a fierce Cameron. I am a redhead engineer and Cameron holds a special place in my heart. I was so pleased to hear her voice come to life. The banter – OH THE BANTER! Hearing it made it even more flirty, fun, and hot than Claire wrote it. I read the Bluewater series as it was coming out. It was such an exciting time, with these four authors coming together for a series with these powerful female characters. Mogul and the Muscle was my favorite of the Bluewater series and listening to the story makes me want to go back and read the whole series again!

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Yes! Great couple

I really enjoyed this book and I love how all women and the men are incorporated into each one it makes the series so enjoyable and the narrators did a fabulous job!

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Loved it

Oh my goodness the Audible really brings this story to life!! I would recommend this book to everyone!

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Amazing!

Claire Kingsley knows how to draw characters & situations in such a way that you can feel yourself in the room with them. Having Joe Arden as the male narrator was also an excellent choice. Perfect combination!!

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Key Lime Tarts and Jimmy Choo’s

It is so fun getting to experience these books like this. The narrators do such a great job of bringing Jude and Cameron to life. Listening to them give personalities and emotions is a great way to just get lost in the story. And Jude and Cam are so cute. With how they were tricked by her friends to work together in the first place, hearing more about the Bluewater world, the enjoyment of hearing references from other books, cough cough Salishan Cellars wine... all tied up with a beautiful bow of happiness. Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to look for a Key Lime tart and some cute Jimmy Choo’s 😉

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  • joyly55
  • 11-10-21

Great romance/suspense

Wonderful story about Cameron and her bodyguard Jude revealing how their relationship develops despite having totally opposite personalities.
Deserves more than 5 stars. Well done Claire 💕💕

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  • 04-13-21

too far from reality

a little too much fantasy for me, but some may like that. All scenarios, all characters a little too OTT. narrators didn't work for me either, made storyline more surreal, so wasn't pulled in.

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  • 02-20-20

Beautiful. Of course ❤️💕💋💕❤️

You can’t go wrong choosing a Claire Kingsley book . You always enjoy the ride she takes you on and you only wanting more of these beautiful characters. I look forward to more. Loved it ❤️💕💋🇦🇺💋💕❤️

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  • 02-07-20

Narrator choice is so important.

The narrators can be the difference between liking and loathing an otherwise good story.

This one was....annoying.
Desiree Ketchum has this habit of reading the 'script' in sentences, full stops, and the exact same repetitive tone to each sentence. Narrators should act just a little, not just read.
And I know Joe Arden has a sexy voice, but his female voice is shocking. The females all sound like Tootsie. Thats why this is the last time I'll take a chance on him.