Her Werewolf Bodyguard by Jodi Vaughn

Her Werewolf Bodyguard by Jodi Vaughn
Publisher: Self-Published
Genre: Contemporary, Paranormal, Romance
Rating: 4 stars
Reviewed by Xeranthemum

Wild. Untamed. Blazing with need. She can’t avoid being burned.

Werewolf Damon Trahan lives by one rule, protect the pack with his life. Content to be left alone, he avoids complications until he is ordered to rescue a general’s daughter from a rival Wolfpack . . . or die trying. Little does he know she will tempt him to break every rule he’s ever known, because the opposing pack isn’t the only enemy in Ava’s life. Her own father has been keeping deadly secrets from Ava, and now it’s up to Damon to convince her of the truth before it’s too late.

Ava Renfroe is tired of Alpha males running her life. Growing up the daughter of a strict military general made her crave independence more than air. First she’s kidnapped, and the danger ignites a rage in her body she’s never felt before. Adding insult to injury, her commanding and arrogant new bodyguard is exactly the kind of man she doesn’t want. But try telling that to her out of control libido. Being on the run with a dark and powerful stranger will push Ava so far she might never recover. But this wild, needy thing stirring to life inside her?

With the entire Wolfpack hunting them, there is nothing Damon can do now but keep her close . . . and let their passions burn.

This is a very busy book with narrow escapes, rescues fraught with peril, werewolf politics and a romance that has a lot of hurdles to overcome – one of which is survival of one or both of the protagonists. I am in-like with this novel.

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Ava starts off kind of weak; at least I got that impression in the prologue because she’s impulsive in her wish to be independent. I don’t think she was mature enough at that point to realize her self-worth. Her short interaction with Damon seemed to be the turning point because when I met Ava in chapter one, she wasn’t the same – she was better.

I feel the need to alert readers to one pertinent fact about the prologue – don’t expect it to play a role in any way at any point in the novel. For some reason, Ava doesn’t recognize Damon as meeting in the past and Damon never alludes to it, mentions or reveals it. It’s like it has no bearing on the story, or plot. I think it’s to introduce a reader to the hero and heroine and allude to the fact a connection between them is fated and inevitable. The catalyst for change in their lives occurred during the prologue, and that’s it as far as I can figure.

As for the meat of the story, the suspense and drama start fast in the first chapter and everything builds from there – the clues, the escapes and the forced closeness between Damon, the Guardian, and Ava, the rescuee turned sleuth heroine. What almost happens to Ava is terrifyingly horrid – she was going to be raped by a group of men/werewolves just shy of a platoon. That’s a hellacious thought and one a reader won’t have to endure. There’s just enough detail to paint a picture of a narrow escape of a fate worse than death. Eventually, the clues mount up and point the direction the hero has to go in order to ensure Ava’s safety now and into the future. One of the clues seems a bit too good to be true and I just rolled my eyes and continued. The overall storytelling is good, the plot, though predictable at times, was engrossing and entertaining and the pace kept up with the action. The novel has its issues but the characters, conflict arc, twists and turns, dialogue and hilarious hijinks with Granny, made reading Her Werewolf Bodyguard fun and worth spending an afternoon with.

Speaking of Granny, she’s a spotlight stealing secondary character that more than made up for the growly seriousness of the hero. Her bedroom toy parties end up playing a pivotal role later on in the story. I’m not saying a word about the color purple. I will giggle, snicker and laugh but I’m not going to tell you why.

Ava ends up being as strong a leading lady as Damon is a strong leading man. There’s a reason they compliment each other so well and it reminds me of the ending of one of my favorite movies, Spaceballs. There’s daring-do, adventure and bad guys in that one too. But, alas there’s only one main bad guy in Her Werewolf Bodyguard and he’s nowhere near as fun as Dark Helmet.

The physical side of their relationship is steamy hot, that is when they aren’t interrupted. I thought the constant barging in of people just when things get heated up between Damon and Ava was comical. When they are finally able to get past those passionate clinches into the good stuff, the clothes come off and the door is open.

I have never read a book by Ms. Vaughn before and as a starter book, I’m impressed. I enjoyed the romance and the happy ever after wrap-up. There are a few male secondary characters in this novel that have that special something, enough to make me inclined to purchase additional books in the series just to see if they fall in love too. If they are as entertaining as Her Werewolf Bodyguard, I’ll be a happy reader.