Sunday, August 14, 2011

Overprotected by Jennifer Laurens

Overprotected was a quick read about a rich New York Socialite, Ashlyn Adair who was kidnapped by her nanny at the age of 5.  As a result, Ashlyn's Dad is completely obsessed with her safety to the point of hiring bodyguards, security system, and screening her friends.  She is only allowed to have one friend that he approves of and cannot go out of the house without her bodyguard or her Dad with her.  At the beginning of the story she is creeped out by her bodyguard,Stuart who has fallen in love with her.  She gets her Dad to fire him.  Her Dad then finds Colin, an old family friend who teased Ashlyn mercilessly as a kid to take the job.  Colin moves in and Ashlyn at first hates him but is also fascinated by the man he has become.  I really enjoyed the chemistry between Ashlyn and Colin.  This is a very interesting read that played like a movie in my head.  Ashlyn's home is cold and very abnormal to the point of Daddy dearest.  The irony is that in the end Ashlyn is kidnapped and the only people who ever threatened her were people her father hired. 

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