This book I found really engaging. It’s just the kind of light read I want at the moment, when I’m reading quite a lot of heavy non-fiction. I love celebrity fiction, but this was a bit different because both the celeb and the bodyguard had their own issues and there was this constant hint of danger, even though you knew it would end up OK in the end.
The role reversal of a female bodyguard rather than the stereotypical male is what drew me to the story in the first place. I don’t think I would have been so eager to read it had it been a male bodyguard and female film star, because that is what we see and hear about, and expect, but this was something different.
I loved both Kat and Zac as characters. They were both flawed, but they overcame their flaws in order to be able to love each other. We knew there was something that Zac was hiding from the beginning, but I didn’t guess the whole truth. I saw part of the truth, but not the whole. Kat was also interesting, with her family links which became integral to Kat and Zac’s relationship. I found them more interesting as separate characters rather than together – it became more cliched when they were together, and they became more immature which annoyed me slightly.
I think it’s something that we see from the outside, the celebrity lifestyle, so it was interesting to explore this darker side to it, that we kind of know exists, but often isn’t acknowledged, or only when something major happens. Getting a glimpse of one scenario was intriguing, but it could have been slightly better explored and described.
The story started intriguing, but I felt it tapered off a bit in the middle before the action kicked in again at the end. The middle was a little slow for me. There was potential for it to be more gripping than it was, I thought. This is what led to me giving it 4 stars rather than 5. However, I would like to read other books by Kathryn Freeman if I came across them.