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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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 252 pages
  • 127 x 203 x 13mm | 254g
  • Pleasant Grove, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 193396300X
  • 9781933963006
  • 502,561

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3,595 ratings
3.37 out of 5 stars
5 18% (636)
4 28% (1,004)
3 34% (1,206)
2 16% (559)
1 5% (190)

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For months I have been reading half way through books then putting them down and moving on to the next one I couldn't find a book to thoroughly enjoy and want to know what happens next. I won the Arc edition of Overprotected from Jennifer Laurens and I'm not going to lie I wasn't sure whether to read it. When my sister kept going on about this book Heavenly I thought I'd check out the author and that's when I saw Overprotected know the saying 'don't judge a book by it's cover' ? Well I do! It sounded so good I decided to try and spam Jennifer Laurens twitter up it didn't work but eventually she must have saw my tweet as I won!! :) I was sooo excited when the book came I couldn't wait to go to bed and see how this planned out. I am still surprised that on the second page of reading (no lies) I knew I'd found the book to get me out of my rut. Reading about Ashlyn and the way Jennifer Laurens writes it is beyond me, It was so captivating the love between Colin and Ashlyn seems so real I was yelling at the book at some points 'Kiss her' but as he said he worked for her daddy and couldn't. I was so disappointed as they couldn't have been together or Colin would have been sacked for being Charles' employee. Stuart I disliked from the moment I first read about him. He freaked me out and gave me the creeps I was so glad when he was out of the picture. Colin was of course the guy Ashlyn fell in love with which proved her Daddy wrong. The way Colin was described was so dreamy why can't he be real? Hmm . . . Might have to keep an eye out for him. The relationship between Ashlyn and her mother near the end I felt got stronger, I just hope she doesn't rely on her rockstars to much now. When she hurt her arm I would love to have known what she was trying to do . . . I don't think she was going to kill herself. The friendship between Felicity and Ashlyn I loved it was so true and real. Felicity knew everything about Ashlyn and still stuck by her the same with Colin as bonkers as some families can get these relationships I loved. Reviewed by Kerry-Ann McDade on her book blog Reading A Little Bit Of Everything here: http://readinglittlebitofeverything.blogspot.co.uk/2011/07/review-of-overprotected-by-jennifer.htmlshow more
by Kerry-Ann McDade
My Rating: 3.5 I must admit, my expectations for this book were pretty high. I loved the premise and I was prepared to read about the inner conflicts of a girl falling in love with her bodyguard, a guy she hates. It wasn't like that. Though very sweet, the romance in this book was limited and Ashlyn's opinion of Cody changed almost immediately, while I'd hoped her hate would last a little more. On the other hand, I enjoyed the family part a lot and I think that was the better one, although I liked Ashlyn's path towards freedom as well. To make things short, I did like the book, but it wasn't what I was expecting, and if you think this is just a fluffy romance, it's not what you expect either. But if you're looking for a fast read with parental problems and a little romance thrown in, you might want to give it a try. Full review at: http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/155538922show more
by Leyla
CONTAINS SPOILERS !! BLURB - 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. **My Review ****************************************************************************************************** Since Discovering Jennifer Laurens in 2010 I must say I have read several of her books. The heavenly series astounding and several other titles. I have never been dissapointed !!!! I was lucky enough to have been given an arc of Overprotected and devoured it in less than 12 hrs, mind you sleep in between. It kept me intrigued throughout, looping mystery, love and betrayal and suspense throughout this read. I was swept along with the smooth current this story offered me. The storyline was constant, the characters well described, and the emotions reminded me of poetry - fluent and absorbing. I really enjoyed the intensity I felt with the descriptions throughout this book. Every thought and feeling described, I must say I also to fell for Ashlyns body guard Colin. I felt every heartache, the suspense, and the anger Ashlyn felt towards her father for being so overprotective. This all will unravel throughout the story giving the Title Overprotected its real meaning. I didn't feel anything was missed in the book, it kept me intrigued from the moment Ashyln saw Colin and the story unveiled. This story goes through every day life, of Ashlyn's - rich and beautiful but her confined life restricts her - due to her father's Overprotectivness. This became about when Ashlyn was kidnapped as a child by her nanny and now her father will not let her out of his sight or a bodyguards. She gets her exctiment and thrills from reading romance novels and has no real life outside the confines of her home and everyday life. Colin was a neighbourhood child, always nasty to Ashlyn and now he has been hired to protect and guard Ashlyn this is her worst nightmare come true. Discoveries are made, hearts are broken and suspense is present, I am sure this will keep you intrigued from beginning to end you will experience Ashyln's life, love and her future... A great romance for all those romantics at heart. Ok, so I'm a softy at heart!! I recommend to all who enjoy a great love story with heartfelt feelings and with an added bit of suspense and intrigue I'm sure you will enjoy this book. Id love to see where Colin and Ashlyn's love goes but this is left open for our creativness to guess our own happy ending ;) Read it and decide for yourself..show more
by Katrina Whittaker
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