Adrian’s Bodyguard by Shelby Rhodes

Title: Adrian’s Bodyguard

Series: Vampires of Vadin 01

Author: Shelby Rhodes

Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal

Length: Novella (134 pages)

Publisher: Siren-Bookstrand, Inc. (September 13, 2017)

Heat Level: Scorching

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts

Blurb: Vampire King Adrian Bloodhart has faced many challenges in the thousands of years he’s been reigning. However, he had thought he’d moved past the stage of his life that was littered with assassination attempts. And, as if the attacks weren’t irritating enough, he finds himself saddled with a personal bodyguard he doesn’t feel he needs or even wants.

When Xavier Dayden had agreed to guard King Adrian, he had expected to be guarding a mature adult, but what he got was a petulant child. Adrian is odd as hell and too sexy for Xavier’s peace of mind. When Xavier finds his control slipping, he’s conflicted. Giving in could lead to so much more than a one night stand, but was it worth the possible heartbreak?

The choice is made when tragedy strikes where it is least expected and, as Adrian’s walls crack and fall, Xavier is there to pick up the pieces. Through the heartache, love is finally in their grasps.

ISBN: 978-1-64010-590-4

Product Link: Siren-BookStrand

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: A fantastic story about a king, Adrian, and his bodyguard, Xavier. After many repeated attempts on his life his friends insist on him having a bodyguard. Xavier is serious and hardly talks in the beginning but the attraction he feels for Adrian threatens to undo him.
Adrian is not what I expected in a king. He pouts, jokes and is downright devious when he wants something. Namely Xavier. Yet their is a serious side to him as well that will move heaven and earth to protect those he loves.

I really enjoyed the story except for the whole who was behind the assassination attempts. There was no real investigation that I could see only snippet every now and then about a woman then out of the blue this so called woman blabs all to her son then is taken into custody. Seemed like the majority of the book was based on relationships and hardly any mystery as that was rushed so much that it almost felt like it did not really happen.

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