Monday, June 15

***BLOG TOUR & REVIEW*** Protecting Her by Alexis Noelle

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Title: Protecting Her
Author: Alexis Noelle
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: June 15, 2015
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I don’t do love. Hearts, flowers, dates, girlfriends, it’s all pointless. Why tie yourself down to one person when you can have a different one every night. Sure there have been a few that have intrigued me but none ever made me think about hanging around. No one ever haunted my thoughts after I left. 

Until Her.

I just wanted one night of freedom. A chance to live without prying, judging eyes. When I met him, the moment he first touched me, it’s like I was hypnotized. I got caught up in the moment and made a mistake, I never thought he would be so cold after it. No one has ever made me feel that way. 

Until him. 

Hunter Stone never imagined when he was assigned to guard one of the world’s up and coming stars that she would be the girl he used the night before. Now he has to be around her and make sure that she’s safe. Samantha Baker has been receiving anonymous threats, the last person she expected to walk through the door was the man that dismissed her the night before. Now she has to deal with his arrogant attitude on a daily basis, while she is still infatuated with him. 

When you push love away will you be able to recognize it when it’s right in front of your face? Or will everything be ripped away before you get the chance to really live? 

Review

"Most people tell me I'm an asshole, and honestly they're right.  I have no interest in taking a chick out on a date, pretending like I give a shit what she is talking about and then lying, and saying I'll call her the next day.  I would rather go to her place, fuck her good, and leave with no expectations of speaking to her again.  If you think about it, I'm doing these chicks a favor by not leading them on."

Finding a woman to spend the night with (if even that) is becoming a challenge. Most of the women in the bar he has either already blessed with his charm *insert sarcasm here* or just they don’t hold his interest. That is until he sees this leggy brown haired girl sitting at a bar. She’s new and just the person he wants to spend some time with. 

Sam is on a mission to let go and for once- just do what she wants. Forget the rules, the schedules, the fame and fortune she has been blessed with. So when she is approached for a dance that turns into a hot and steamy one time affair she is hit with an excitement she has never felt before. That is until just seconds after they are done he bolts and she realized the kind of asshole she allowed herself to get into bed with *or on the couch* as it may be in this case.

"Where are we going?"
"To your place," I trail my hand down her body, stopping on her pussy and stroking it.  "That way I can give this pussy the dick you've been begging for."

So when she finds out this ‘mistake’ she made is assigned to be her body guard she has mixed feelings. Of course she doesn’t want to be around him- or at least that is what her head says but when these two are together- the chemistry between them is explosive.

Hunter doesn’t do repeats but there is something about Sam that he just can’t get enough of. He wants to be near her and something in her calls to him telling him that it would be a mistake to let her go. But he just can’t allow her in. He has suffered before and has learned his lesson on what can happen when you allow yourself to get close to someone.

He has a job to do. A job to protect her and that is what he is going to do.

Protecting Her is a fast paced suspenseful sexy read. Sam and Hunter are explosive and I loved watching their characters unfold. These two people who seem so different may have more in common than they think. I despised Sam’s mom, loved Hunter’s friends. My heart aches for Sam and I sympathized with Hunter. 

“What have you been eating?” She walks in a circle, inspecting every aspect of her. “You know I try to tell you how one day of cheating can hurt your body. I mean, you are lucky they had a big enough size for you.” My eyes bug out of my head at the nerve of this woman. I can’t believe Sam tolerates her. 
Her mother walks away without a word and I can see the defeat in her eyes. I can’t not say anything. I walk up to her, grasping her chin in between my thumb and forefinger, lifting her head so our eyes meet. I know people might be watching but right now, I don’t care. My only concern is the beautiful girl standing in front of me, looking like she was just crushed. “Don’t listen to a fucking word she says. You look goddamn gorgeous. When you stepped out of that trailer, I stopped fucking breathing.” A tear slips down her cheek and I swipe it away. “Don’t let her get in your head. Go out there and rock that shit, cupcake.” She smiles at me and nods. 
She walks off toward the water and I can’t help but stare at her ass. 
I am in fucking trouble.

*****

“You just had to kill the moment, huh?”
“Hey babe, I can’t be soft all the time. I have a rep to protect, you know.” He smirks at me as he pulls out of the restaurant. 
“A rep? What are you, the Godfather?”
“No, but you can call me a God if you want. I’m sure that’s what you’ll be screaming later.” He reaches over and trails his hand up and down my thigh, sending sparks through my body. 
“You are so full of yourself.”
“You’re about to be so full of me.”
“Oh my God! Do you ever not have a comeback?” I nudge his shoulder with my hand. 
“No, but if you want, later I can come on your back.”


The story may have been a bit predictable but all in all I give it a 4 stars. I hope we get more from this great group of characters. 

***4 STARS***

Reviewed by Alissa Evanson


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Alexis Noelle lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with her husband, and three kids. On top a writing career, she is a full-time student and a full-time mom. She loves spending time with her kids, although she has to hide the computer from them when she is writing! She love being active and being outdoors, especially if it involves any kind of shopping.

She has always been passionate about writing. She loves to read romance books and feels like being able to lose yourself in a book is one of the more exciting aspects. The books she loves to read and write will be ones that make you feel for the characters. Ashley believes that you should have an opinion on every character in a book whether you love them, hate them, or think they are up to something.

She also believes that the most important critic is your reader, so she loves to hear from the readers. She want her fans to be open & talk to her about what they want for the characters in the story, and what they would like to see happen.



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