…has been honored as a finalist in the National Best Books 2009 Awards (NBBA), under the category Fiction and Literature: Cross Genre Fiction! Congratulations Christy! A well-deserved honor for an outstanding book–and I’m not just saying that because it happens to star…me! Um, okay, not me exactly, but the client Natasha’s guarding in this one is a rock star with my name. Okay, not my real name, but a family nickname–Giki!
Seriously though, The Bodyguard and the Rock Star, the third book in her Bodyguard Series is a fabulous book, one of her best and not just because it has a character named after me. Here’s the review I did of it shortly after it was released:
The Bodyguard and the Rock Star by Christy Tillery French
With The Bodyguard and the Rock Star, Christy Tillery French has once again taken me on a enjoyable roller coaster ride of heart-stopping thrills and rib-tickling humor.
In the third installment of Ms. French’s Bodyguard series, Natasha Chamberlain eagerly takes on her latest assignment—guarding English rock star, Giki, on a tour of the Southern United States. Natasha is convinced this will be an easy job. True, Giki has a wild streak, and at times she’s uncontrollable in her desire to experience every facet of being a rock star, from sex to concerts to…sweets? Yes, Giki has a sweet tooth that is sometimes irrepressible, along with several other bad habits, and Natasha soon feels more like a babysitter than a bodyguard. No problem, she can handle the aggravation of that, but Giki has a secret; a cyber-stalker who is willing to do whatever it takes to end the rock star’s career. And Natasha is suddenly caught up in a job that’s far more dangerous than she first assumed.
When she’s shot at the first concert, her fiancé, Jonce Striker, shows up at the hospital, and the battle is on as single-minded alpha male clashes with strong-minded, determined woman, adding another delightful twist to the thrilling plot. Natasha loves Striker and would do just about anything for him, but the one thing she’s not willing to do is give up her job. She knows she can protect Giki, and she’s going to prove it to Striker once and for all. Jonce, however, is worried and despite her protests brings in the competent, but completely adorable duo of Pit and Bigun to safeguard her.
And well, let’s just say, chaos ensues as Natasha struggles to find her balance between Striker and her chosen profession and, as she always does, manages to get her man. No spoilers here, I’m not going to tell you which one she gets, you’ll have to read it for yourself to find out!
As with all the books in her Bodyguard Series, Ms. French has peppered this one with laugh-out-loud humor, nail-biting suspense, familiar, lovable characters as well as a few new, quirky ones, and dialogue so realistic it practically leaps off the page. Then there’s the constant and stimulating tug-of-war between a strong man and an even-stronger woman. Throw in a delightful tour of the cities of the South, which Ms. French writes about with obvious love and pleasure, and you have a very satisfying read that will keep you glued to the pages until the end.
Needless to say, The Bodyguard and the Rock Star is going to join the other books by Ms. French on my keeper shelf!
So go on, click on one of the links below and get your copy today. You’ll be glad you did!
You can also visit Christy’s website or her author page on Amazon to find out more about her and her fantastic books. And of course there’s always the Christy Tillery French page here on the Dames of Dialogue blog.