Thursday, May 22, 2014

Blog Tour: Tempting the Bodyguard (Gamble Brothers #3) by J. Lynn

Tempting the Bodyguard
Gamble Brothers #3
By:  J.Lynn
Pub:  May 12, 2014
By:  Entangled Brazen
Mature Content
Source:  Publisher

GR's Summary:
A sexy category romance from Entangled’s Brazen imprint... He can protect her from everyone except himself. Alana Gore is in danger. A take-no-prisoners publicist, her way with people has made her more than a few enemies over the years, but a creepy stalker is an entirely different matter. She needs a bodyguard, and the only man she can ask is not only ridiculously hot, but reputed to have taste for women that goes beyond adventurous. Chandler Gamble has one rule: don't protect anyone you want to screw. But with Alana, he's caught between his job and his increasingly hard libido. On one hand, Alana needs his help. On the other, Chandler wants nothing more than to take the hot volcano of a woman in hand. To make her writhe in pleasure, until she's at his complete mercy. She needs protection. He needs satisfaction. And the moment the line is crossed, all hell will break loose...

Lindy's Thoughts:

I am a huge fan of J.Lynn/Jennifer L. Armentrout's, and loved both Chase and Maddie's, as well as Chad and Bridgett's stories!  I have been dying to get my hands on Chandler, the eldest brothers' story.  The Gamble Brothers are some of J. Lynn's hottest leasing men, and each one of their stories will have you going weak in the knee's.

While Chase and Chad were considered womanizer's who didn't want to settle down, Chandler was very different from his brothers.  He wasn't running away from commitment, but rather towards it.  He had never met a woman who fascinated him enough to make him crave a relationship, but that all changed for him once Alana became a part of his daily life.  

Alana was introduced in Chad's story, and was known for being a shrewd woman.  She was uptight, kept a conservative appearance, and was known for having a set of  "brass balls" to rival any man's.  She put everyone in their place, and was use to being fully in control and in charge of every situation.  However, after receiving threats for a year that she has continually dismissed, Alana eventually realizes that she is in serious danger, when things begin to escalate.  She decides to hire Chandler Gamble to be her bodyguard.

Chandler has been intrigued by Alana ever since he met her.  He desires her, and while Alana is also attracted to him, she is determined to keep things between them strictly professional.  Chandler has his sites set on Alana, and when he decides she's the one for him, he will do everything it takes to make her his.

Chandler and Alana's story was very intriguing.  There was mystery and suspense in the story, as danger and threats lurked in every corner.  There was the sensuality and seduction that took place between Chandler and Alana, as well as the power struggle that continued to make things interesting between these two.  We got some very humorous and fun parts of the story as well.  It was great to see Chandler interact with his two brothers, Chase and Chad, and continue to learn what was happening in their lives.  I was thrilled to get to see Maddie and Bridget as well.  I love all of these characters so much.

My Rating:

I give, Tempting the Bodyguard, by J. Lynn, 4 Tender, Take Charge, Tantalizing Stars!!!  Read the Gamble Brothers Series if you are looking for fun, fast-paced, steamy hot reads, with swoon-worthy leading men, and strong leading ladies! 

My Favorite Quote:

"You never have to give away a piece of you to me," he said.  "But you can have as many pieces of me as you want.  You can have all of me, for forever."  (eARC, Loc. 2466)


The Way Ria See's It:

What a way to end an amazing story 3 of the worlds sexiest guys finding love…Le sigh! Okay so who is my favorite Gamble Brother? Probably Chad, Chandler, and then Chase. These brothers have been through a lot! This book can be read as a standalone but just like any good chip, one Gamble brother is not enough. ;0) J. Lynn has another hit novel under her belt! This woman is a mastermind.

Tactful, Alana has always had a good head on her shoulders. Her career has always come first.
Eclipsed, working so hard all her life seems fruitless in the face of the danger looming by.
Misstep, the threats have become more heated and menacing following Alana clear across the country.
Prospect, Chandler’s life has become dry, his desires are no longer sparked, and he must find a way to break away from this rut.
Turmoil, Alana has to seek help, the fear has become too much; if only Chandler would believe her.
Insidious, a personal attack against Alana will pull Chandler out of his stupor.
Nightmare, frightened and alone, Alana doesn't understand how she ended up here.
Grim, Chandler is not quite sure about the threats, but he knows he will do what it takes to make them stop.

Timing, returning to her apartment was a bad idea. Everything is in ruins and she has no one to turn to.
Help, Chandler cannot deny his feelings and he won’t keeping Alana safe is his one concern.
Evoke, everything Alana does to Chandler is causing him to break all of the rules. He knows this could be very dangerous for the both of them.

Brothers, Alana’s past actions have not been the best now she must put on a brave face and stand by her decision.
Opportunity, Chandler knows his feelings for Alana and he knows she feels the same. These two lovers will not deny each other any longer.
Daring, Alana will prove herself to Chandler in an unexpected way cementing how deep his feelings for her run.
Yielding, Chandler and Alana have come a long way things are so different than they were before. 
Ghost, Alana’s mother stands in the way of her happiness she must face her fears before it’s too late.
Understanding, coming to terms with the way things would've been without her the Gamble brothers retract their past thoughts.
Alana, knowing she has made the biggest mistake of her life she will try to correct her wrongs.
Resolve, Chandler confessed to Alana something a while back she will see to it that she puts that confession to good use.
Dreams, never having had a family Alana will take everything in with an open and tender heart. Chandler’s love has changed her and she wouldn't do anything differently.

I loved these stories all of the Gamble brothers brought something interesting and super duper sexy to the table. Was this an epic love story unmatched by anything else in the world? No, but it was fun, sexy, flirty and had a HEA! Eeep my fav! I highly, highly, recommend this series.

My Fav’s
The whole CAST all the brothers all the ladies and the neighbors and the parents and the co workers!! EVERYONE!!

My Rating
4.0 Letters, DC, Leather & Lace, Brick, Threats, Pant Suit, Glasses, Shopping, Coffee, Roses, Hospital, Foyer, Inappropriate unabashed love PASSION filled stars!! Love this series its one of my favs read it pronto y’all will not regret it!! 

Mikki's Review:

Brazen + J.Lynn = Perfect Reading Escape!

I’m a huge fan of J.Lynn and the Brazen Collection. When I’m in a book slump I know that I can turn to a J.Lynn or Brazen book for a guaranteed read that will please my bookworm heart ;) I read the previous books in the Gamble Brothers Series and I could not wait to read Alana and Chandler’s story. I knew that Chandler was going to be different from his brothers. Three deliciously addictive brothers that will leave you fanning yourself way after you have finished reading about them and the ladies that own their hearts. 

Alana needs a bodyguard. She can’t believe she has to turn to the one man who sets her world on fire. But, with anonymous life-threatening letters showing up constantly at her door, she has no choice but to ask Chandler for help. One encounter and he was mesmerized. What is it about Alana Gore that drives him crazy ? He can’t stop thinking about her. When she asks him for his help he hesitates at first because of his number one rule. He does not protect a client he wants in his bed. Simple rule, right ? Wrong ! The attraction he feels towards his brother’s ex-publicist is electrifying. He will stop at nothing to protect Alana and he has no problem showing her how crazy he is about her. 

Another amazing, sexy, addictive, well written book by J.Lynn! I loved Alana and Chandler ! What I also liked about this book is that I got to catch up with Maddie, Chase, Bridget and Chad. I love these two couples to pieces and it’s always fun when the author gives us a check-in. Compared to his two brothers, who did not want to commit for anything in the world, Chandler is all for a finding the one woman he wants to spend the rest of his life with. Alana was introduced in Tempting the Player, which is the second installment of the series. She was quite the character! I think I even told her to take a chill pill while I was reading that book … lol!! I wasn’t sure I was going to connecte with her like I did with Maddie and Bridget. Boy was I wrong! She is totally the kind of heroine I love to cheer for. I loved how Chandler protected Alana, but mostly what made my heart melt is the way he declared his love to her and how he showed her that running away from what her heart desired was the wrong way to go.

After reading the three books in this series, I have to admit that Alana and Chandler are my favorite couple! Yup ! Don’t get me wrong, I loved the other two couples, but the chemistry between these two? Sweet baby Jesus!!! The tingle effect was on full mode while reading their story. The steamy scenes between were BLAZING HOT!!! *Fans Self* They are such a passionate couple! 

Overall, this book was steamy, romantic, fun and most of all, i twas the perfect reading escape ! Any single cousins out there we can read about? I sure hope so! ;) 

My Rating:

I give, Tempting the Bodyguard, by J.Lynn 4 sensual, romantic, fast-paced, funny, my heart melted for Chandler Gamble stars!

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About J. Lynn:

# 1 New York Times and International Bestselling author Jennifer lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing. she spends her time reading, working out, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell Loki. Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent most of her time writing short stories….which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She is published with Spencer Hill Press, Entangled Teen and Brazen, Disney/Hyperion and Harlequin Teen. Her book Obsidian has been optioned for a major motion picture and her Covenant Series has been optioned for TV. She also writes adult and New Adult romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.

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  1. Meeep! I can't wait to read this! Thanks for the review!

  2. You know I love JLA books! So loved Chandler too.


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