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Thursday, April 7, 2011

Overprotected by Jennifer Laurens

Title: Overprotected
Author: Jennifer Laurens
Release: April 2011
Pages: 243
Rating: 4/5
Synopsis: 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.
Review: It had been a long time that I had been wanting to read a book by Jennifer Laurens so I was really excited when I got the chance to read this one!

Ashlyn only wants to be normal, like any other girls her age. Unfortunately, her dad isn't letting her. He's obsessed with keeping her save and hires Ashlyn's childhood enemy after her old bodyguard is fired. As the story progresses we see how her family is changes and how this affects her.

I enjoyed reading from Ashlyn's point of view. She knew that she wasn't as experienced in many things as most girls her age were. She accepted this and because of this she wanted to get out and see more of the world. She did some risky things but I think it was all part of her desire to live her life how she wanted to and not by how her dad said she could.

From the beginning I liked Colin. He seemed nice to her and was often there when Ashlyn needed him. He knew that the things that her dad was doing the her weren't right and at times he tried to talk to her dad. When Ashlyn did some crazy thing to try to escape the life she had he would always be there to protect her if she needed it.

I was really surprised by the way Ashlyn's dad treated her. He seemed to really love her but at the same time he wouldn't give any choice in what she could do. At first her mom seemed to only care about appearances. She wasn't the one that Ashlyn would talk to and many times the things she would do or say would annoy me.

I was glad at how everything ended. Ashlyn's dad got what he deserved after being so mean to Ashlyn by controlling her life. If you're wondering about reading this book, just read it! I couldn't stop reading it after I started it because it was so good! Definitely a good book!

I received this book through a blog tour.

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