Friday, 6 June 2014

BLOG TOUR & REVIEW - Guarding Hearts by LL Collins

Guarding Hearts
Author LL Collins
Released May 23, 2014

Ellis Warner is a police officer, everyone’s friend and every girl’s fantasy- funny, dedicated, and too good looking for his own good. Thanks to a childhood he would rather forget and a young adulthood riddled with mistakes, he knows that no one can ever find out who he really is. He lives his life pretending to be the guy everyone sees on the outside. The one thing he knows for sure is that he can’t be serious with anyone. When he takes a second job as security for a new country star coming into town, he has no idea how that one decision will change his entire life and expose everything he has worked so hard to bury.
Samantha Kerrigan won a nationwide contest that immediately forces her into the spotlight. Her dreams of being a successful country singer have come true, but dreams always come with a price. While going out on her first tour, a stalker’s advances threaten her safety, forcing her team to hire more protection.
The second she meets Ellis, she knows there’s something about him and immediately makes him her private bodyguard. But he’s determined just to do his job, and she’s determined to make him open up. When her life is threatened and his secrets are exposed, will Ellis be able to guard Sam from danger, and his heart from her?
Where to start, I absolutely adored this book. It gripped me right from the start and already my emotions were touched and my heart bled for Ellis and what happened to him. I love his character straight away, he didn't allow his past to dictate his future. Instead he used it and manipulated it to become a better person. However, even after all the good he does, he still doesn't allow himself to fully open up to anyone and let himself be loved. This is until he meets Samantha Kerrigan...

"Until I met you, I didn't know what an instant connection felt like. I never knew that your heart could beat fast, that you could stay awake hours at night thinking of one person, or that being away from someone could be physically painful."

She's everyone's favourite country singer and despite over controlling parents has started her own life in the spotlight and all is making it big. However, when she starts being harassed by a stalker she needs some extra security to protect her. When Ellis is hired to keep her safe, the chemistry and spark is instant. Both are powerless to resist and soon temptation gets the better of them and once it takes hold, neither is prepared for the love that takes hold of them. Each are captivated and soon it is apparent that this is so much more than either if them expected.

"Sammi, this is a dream alright, but it's one we aren't going to wake up from. I'm going to wake up next to you from now on. There's nothing that will make this dream end. Never again."

This book is not without it's twists and turns and some of the situations faced by each has you holding your breathe and your heart racing! Your rooting for them all the way through. It is clear that fate brought them together and they are one of my favourite couples and so deserving of their happily ever after.

"When you became a part of my lie, I didn't see you as another employee. You say that I make you warm when you were cold? Ellis, you have infiltrated my every cell. I can no longer see myself without you. You're in my every thought and dream."

LL Collins, in each of her books has managed to captivate us, give us amazing characters, an adventure of a story that stays with you for long afterwards. Her books pull you in and you instantly love the characters and follow their story's. I absolutely cannot wait for her next work. If your looking for a romance story with that little bit extra, then her books are for you. Amazing books that you can get lost in and love every page.

"You're the best kind of fairytale a girl could ask for."

ARC received from author for an honest review
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LL Collins is a teacher who loves spending her days in the Florida sun with her husband and boys, reading, and writing. Her love of writing has found a home in the self-publishing world. Living Again and Reaching Rachel are available on Amazon Barnes & Noble, Kobo and iBooks, in both eBook and paperback. LL has been writing since she was old enough to write. Always a story in her head, she finally decided to let the characters out and start writing and try to make her lifelong dreams of becoming an author come true. She has been a teacher for over ten years, a wife for 14, and a mom to two boys, 12 and 10.
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