A Bodyguard to Remember by Alison Bruce @alisonebruce

                    A Bodyguard to Remember by Alison Bruce


"A Bodyguard to Remember" is a brilliant book that begins with a boom. It has a strong central
character who has been packaged with a noble sense of hilarity and friendliness…
This is the kind of book that you read, and your eyes itch to know what lies
in the next page.

The suspense in it will stream some sweat from the narrow openings
of your arm pits. The humor that follows after, will make you bury your head in
your two hands and just chuckle. There is a romantic touch that will tickle
your soul and arouse a plethora of Goosebumps on your skin

The most interesting character to according to me was Pru. She caught my
attention. I kept on craving to know what she was going to do next after she
found a dead body in her living room. I love the level of imagery the author
had when she crafted this story. The plot is clean. The plot develops. The plot has tough twists and turns.

A Bodyguard to Remember is unlike the customary romance books.
I did not know who Pru ended up with, until the when the story came to an end. When
the story finally ended, I had a sigh of relief.

Alison Bruce is in the list of my top ten storytellers. I
salivate for her prowess in storytelling

Rating; 4.5



Hartley has the usual single mom problems: getting her kids to school on time;
juggling a gazillion errands while trying to get a full day’s work done; oh,
and don’t forget about dinner.

But Pru’s problems become a tad more complicated
and a lot more dangerous when she finds a dead man in her house. Or a dead spy
to be exact. Suddenly, a federal agent named David Merrick shows up and whisks
her and her kids into protective custody. Pru has so many questions spinning
through her brain she doesn’t know where to begin. How is she going to keep her
kids safe? What was the dead spy looking for in her house? Why are the spies
after her? Oh, and there’s one more question . . . just a pesky, minor thing.
Why does Merrick have to be so damn sexy and protective?


Displaying BookCover_ABodyguardToRemember.jpgEXCERPT

My ex arrived at the same time as the police. As usual, Seth
looked disapproving. It was a habitual expression of his that I still found
hard not to take personally.

“What’s going on, Prudence? Talk to me.”

As anxious as he was to grill me, he had to let the
responding officer go first. She was a pleasant looking woman, with a halo of
dark curls between her cap and the collar of her Kevlar vest. Several paces
behind, her tall, dark, and grim-looking partner watched us, his hand on his
holster. This was far removed from the image I had of our City police fielding
friendly questions from my kids at the coffee shop. He was like a tough
American TV cop. That thought, and the serious case of jitters I was
developing, almost had me in giggles. “You called about a body?”

I nodded, not trusting my voice. By squinting slightly, I
made out the woman’s name on her uniform, Kallas. I didn’t recognize her, but
the name was familiar.

“Where?” she asked.

I pointed to the front door.

An ambulance pulled up, lights flashing. Kallas intercepted
the paramedic and they went into the house together. Her partner stayed to
watch us.

Unconsciously I’m sure, Seth closed in protectively, the
warrior professor protecting his family from the scary police officer. When he
went into this mode, he seemed to forget that he’d been married to another
woman for almost ten years.


AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Alison Bruce has an
honors degree in history and philosophy, which has nothing to do with any
regular job she's held since. A liberal arts education did prepare her to be a
writer, however. She penned her first novel during lectures while pretending to
take notes.

 Photo of Alison BruceAlison
writes mysteries, romantic suspense and historical western romance. Her
protagonists are marked by their strength of character, the ability to adapt
(sooner or later) to new situations and to learn from adversity.

and editor since 1992, Alison has also been a comic book store manager, small
press publisher and web designer. In addition to writing, she is the
Publication Manager of Crime Writers of Canada, Arthur Ellis Awards
Administrator, and part-time tech guru to the technologically challenged.

Bruce has had many careers and writing has always been one of them. Copywriter,
editor and graphic designer since 1992, Alison has also been a comic store
manager, small press publisher, webmaster and arithmetically challenged
bookkeeper. She is the author of mystery, romantic suspense and historical
western romance novels.

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mystery and suspense novels are listed in the CWC online catalog.



Alison will be awarding 2 of her eBooks. Choice of: A Bodyguard to
Remember (romantic suspense),Deadly Legacy (mystery) Under A Texas
Star(historical western romance),Hazardous Unions (historical romance)or
Rawhide and Roses (an anthology with other authors) to a randomly drawn winner
via rafflecopter during the tour, and a $10 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a
randomly drawn host.

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  1. Thank you Owen! What a great way to start the week. I'll enjoy coming back to re-read your review when the sun comes up... but I couldn't wait.

  2. What a wonderful review. One of the best I have read. I loved the excerpt also.