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

Prudence 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.
Copywriter 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.
Alison 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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Professional Affiliations
Crime Writers of Canada http://www.crimewriterscanada.com
Alison’s 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.