Morsels [18]: The Protector and Trust

27860802 The Protector by Jodi Ellen Malpas
Forever | September 6th, 2016
Paperback, 384 pp.
Source: Bought
Adult Fiction | Romance | Suspense
Rating: 2 out of 5 Stars

This is one of those many occasions when I let the cover duped me into thinking I’m in for a great read. Bodyguard romances come once in a blue moon that when I see one, I’m instantly chomping at he bits to read it.

Unfortunately, The Protector was a disappointing read. The plot was a slog and the romance was lacklustre. Aside from the attractiveness of the two characters, there wasn’t much there – no chemistry to speak of or any personality developments to make it worth my while. The writing was passable, if a little plebian. It tried so hard to create a sexual tension but I saw through the frail attempt.

When you’re able to judge a book midway through and know that there’s nothing else it could offer, you know the pretty cover led you astray again. Don’t get me wrong, I finished it cover to cover and gave it fair chance but when you can’t even pretend to care about the characters in the slightest bit, you know you’re beating a dead horse.

Don’t expect too much.



Goodreads Summary
Trust by Jana Aston
Series: Wrong, #3 | Kindle Edition
Self Published | November 8th, 3016
Source: Bought
Adult Fiction | Romance
Rating 4 out of 5 Stars

I have read the first two books from this series and skipped the litte novella in between. I will probably read that at some point, but I found this book while browsing through Amazon a couple of days ago and couldn’t resist. Wrong series is a lot of fun. It’s a funny, no-holds barred sexy read. I was looking forward to reading Chloe’s story because she’s one of those awkward women I love reading about. The idea that we might kindred spirits occur to me in more ways than one.

Anyway, this is her story and how she kept finding herself in awkward, humorous situations in the most unintentional way. She’s ridiculous sometimes which makes her all the more adorable! She has a thing for federal agents in suits. Enter Boyd Gallagher, Sophie’s half brother. In as much as the book above left me feeling cold, Trust by Jana Aston left me hot and bothered. Chloe and Boyd has a natural chemistry that’s very convincing.

My only complaint is that for a full lenght novel, this sure feels very short. Regardless, this was a solid romance meant to whisk you away from the miseries of your day.


  • I’m glad there was a novel in here that you ended up enjoying! That bodyguard novel definitely sounds like it had potential, a shame that it ended up falling short.

  • Awesome reviews Joy 😀 Thank you for sharing your thoughts about these books. <3 Ugh, I'm sorry the first one was so disappointing : That cover is so pretty. Aw. But yay for enjoying the second book 😀

  • A shame that the Protector book didn’t work out for you and that it just kind of fell flat for you… btu it’s good that Trust was more of a pick me up and you could read about a character you could love!

  • I would have been duped by the cover of The Protector as well – it looks good! I will have to check out the Wrong series. It sounds fun! Great reviews!

  • Sara Walker

    I really enjoy Jana Aston. I think Wrong was my favourite (you know, the novelty). But I enjoyed all three and a half reads (the novella was fun- but WAY to short). These books are exactly what you say they are, fun, finish in one sitting kind of reads.

  • I really enjoyed Trust! I found Chloe a bit annoying at times, but I loved the lack of drama and I really could relate to her anxiety.

  • The first one, meh. Second, maybe 🙂

  • Oh Trust sounds like a winner. That one really sounds like something I would totally enjoy. Too bad about the Protector. I do think I’ll pass on that one.

  • Uu, a bodyguard romance would surely pull me in too, so thanks for the heads up! I’ll skip this one. Now Trust I might read if the opportunity presents itself.

  • shootingstarsmag

    I’m glad you liked Trust, but sorry The Protector was such a let down. It’s not easy to enjoy a book when you really don’t care about the characters involved.


  • Ah two different books there, I’m glad you had a better time with the second one