Apr 2, 2011

{Review} Overprotected by Jennifer Laurens

Overprotected by Jennifer Laurens

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

GENRE: Young Adult
RECEIVED: Copy from Guilty Pleasures Review Blog

Ashlyn: A lonely society princess living in New York City.
Daddy hired you to be my bodyguard.
Colin: Childhood enemy, now her protector.
Daddy thought I’d be safe. He thought I’d never fall in love. He thought he could keep me forever.
Charles: obsessed with keeping her safe, keeping her his, he hires the one person he knows she could never fall in love with: Colin.
Daddy was wrong

I have to admit this is the first time I read a book written by Jennifer Laurens, I have been missing out on some great stories it seems. I have a lot of catching up to do with her other works.

Ashlyn Adair is seventeen-year-old girl who hasn’t ever had a normal life. When she was young her nanny kidnapped her after becoming obsessed with Ashlyns father. After her life was threatened her father decided that she was to be protected at all times, no matter what. Little did she know she’d forever have a life that felt like she was a prisoner in her own home.
5 years have passed since Ashyln has seen Colin; her memories of their time together were anything but great. He was a bully, something she would never forget. But after her last bodyguard became to aggressive and in love with her, her father decided she needed a new protector. Bringing Colin back into her life and making everything difficult, well at first, but soon Ashlyn begins to soften up to the older and more mature Colin.

I was pretty surprised with how deep this novel was, the emotions and real life situations that happen a lot in the real world really brought to life this story. Overprotected has a father wanting to do anything to protect his beloved daughter, but on a level that was way over the top. The more he protects her the more she wants to flee and have the freedom of a real life.
The romance between a bodyguard and a rich girl reminded me a lot of the movie with Katie Holmes, the First Daughter. The interaction between the two was heartwarming and heartbreaking. Colin is a really great guy, but really takes his job seriously and Ashlyn can resist his charm.

In the end, I highly recommend this book! Lots of drama and I mean LOTS, with romance that will make any girl squeal with excitement and a great plot that made me read the whole book in one sitting. So put this on your to be read list and read it asap!

This is a young adult novel, suiting for any age. It has some older situations and a bit of violence. Recommended to Fans of Rachel Hawkins, and Lauren Oliver.


  1. Thank you so much for reading! I'm glad you enjoyed the book. Thank you for recommending it.

  2. Greay review! I will most definitely be reading this one. It had already looked interesting but dang it sounds down-right adorable. I can't wait to read it now :)

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