bodyguard – New Book Review on Kate Rizor

To this day, I still do not know who gave me this book. It has a big blue cover with a gorgeous front design on it.

Then, I opened it. I read and read and read and read this book. I think supper burned but oh well because I wasn’t going to put this book down.

I brought this book to my book club meeting and of course, we assigned it a date. It was totally amazing because most of the same people said the same thing, ‘totally capivating’.

I couldn’t agree more.

Here’s the review:

Wow! What a talented author. From the minute you meet the main character Andra, she is a major mean spirited woman. Tanner Thornburg, her husband of some years has taken her out to a restaurant to ask her for a divorce. He’s chosen this venue because he thinks she will make a scene and somehow the restaurant will stop her, after all there are all kinds of people in the high society within the restaurant.

She doesn’t care though. She makes a scene and abuses the wait staff terribly when he makes a little mistake. All of this negative action, Tanner Thornburg tries to reign in but he can’t stop her and in a moment of high drama, he just blurts it out. “I want a divorce.”

For only a mere moment in this fast paced book, Andra lets us have a glimpse of her character. She is negotiating with him, trying to keep him. When nothing works, she leaves the restaurant.

Lately, there have been attempts at abduction and as Andra settles into the car, she finds out that her chauffeur and bodyguard are not going the right way. As she figures out the worst information she can, she realizes she is in trouble.

That’s it.

We meet Andra later but she’s Andie, living on the streets of Detroit, barely keeping to herself and in need of medical attention for a cough. For these chapters, we are made to live her life on the streets where she doesn’t even have a name and it’s unpleasant to say the least.

Suddenly, a chance encounter at the police station with a cop with attentive eyes changes the whole story. Rather than doing the whole down and out bit, instead, she is identified as the governor’s wife. at the beginning of the book, he wasn’t a governor. This is ten years later and now Andie has a choice to make. Come in from out of the cold or stay on the streets.

I don’t want to give away the ending of course but this is a five star book all the way. The tension, the sexual tension, the drama, the violence peppered in with a social message make this book one of the best books I’ve read in a long time.

If you have a chance, pick up a copy. You won’t be disappointed.

Kate Rizor, New Book – The Governor’s Wife


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