Erryn reviews ‘How to Catch a Bodyguard (Chester Falls Book 3)’ by Ana Ashley. The ebook was published March 20, 2020 and was 276 pages. The audiobook version of this story was narrated by Nick Hudson, released July 27, 2020, and is 5 hrs and 28 mins long. A copy was provided in exchange for an honest review.
Why I read this book: I’m enjoying this series.
When your life is in danger, the last thing you should do is fall in love…especially with your bodyguard.
Connor hasn’t just had a bad day or bad week. More like a bad year. Things have been going downhill since he dumped his girlfriend and to top it all off, his house has been ransacked.
Ever since James returned to Chester Falls a year ago, his past has come to haunt him. Especially in the image of his childhood best friend who ran out on him after a moment of weakness.
Two best friends reunited.
A bisexual awakening.
An escape artist pet turtle.
James’s first and only instinct is to protect Connor from whoever is trying to harm him. But will being his secret crush’s bodyguard end up putting his heart in harm’s way?
Welcome to Chester Falls, where you can expect to meet sweet men, sexy situations, interfering friends, lots of feels, and a happy ever after.
Book Three in the Chester Falls series. How To Catch a Bodyguard is a sweet and steamy MM romance novel with no cliffhanger, and a guaranteed HEA.
I am truly enjoying my time in Chester Falls. Several couples are already together, and now it’s Connor and James’ turn. I was introduced to the characters in the first book and it was clear there was something more than friendship, although neither was willing to admit it. James is tasked with protecting Kris, the prince of Lidovia. He takes his job seriously, but while visiting Chester Falls, something bad happens to Connor and James is right there to step in.
And take over.
Which Connor truly doesn’t appreciate. Them living in close quarters while the mystery is solved? Not Connor’s idea of fun. But it does mean he gets to spend more time with his brother Charlie who is Kris’ partner. They spend a good time in Lidovia but manage to come back to Chester Falls as the town will always be part of their hearts.
The mystery is a decent one, to be sure, but it is the development of the relationship between Connor and James that really drew me in. Once school boy friends, Connor kissed James and literally the next day James disappeared. Connor has spent the intervening years believing he was somehow the reason for all this, but it turns out there was another explanation. Once all is revealed, it makes more sense.
These men are meant to be together and, happily, they wound up that way.
I have said this before, but Nick Hudson is perfect for this series. He differentiates the characters well and maintains those voices even though there are now a whole pile of men. The next audio is already out so I’m heading that way next.
9/10 Pots of Gold – Compares to 4.5/5 Stars
Avid reader: give me two (or more) guys, plenty of chemistry, some issues to work through and a HEA, and I’m sold!
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