He is taking her even though she can never be his. Elite bodyguard Rhys Larsen is stoic, moody, and haughty.
He follows two rules: 1) At all costs, protect his clients 2) Refrain from getting attached emotionally. Ever. Until she came along, he had never once felt motivated to flout those laws. Stephanie von Ascheberg.
A princess with a similar level of stubbornness to his own and a secret fire that makes his rules obsolete. She is everything he never knew he needed and nothing he had anticipated. She gradually weakens his defenses until he is forced to acknowledge the fact that he had sworn an oath to protect her but really only wanted to destroy her. Grab her, as she is his. Princess of his. His prohibited fruit.
Every vile fantasy of his. Princess Bridget is regal, independent, and constrained by the bonds of duty. She longs for the freedom to live and love, however she pleases. But when her brother abdicates, she is suddenly faced with the prospect of a monarchy she never desired and a loveless, political match. She must conceal her desire for a man she can’t have while navigating the complexities—and perils—of her new role. Her bodyguard. Her protector. Her final ruin. Theirs is an illicit love that has the power to destabilize an entire kingdom, and bring them both down. A slow to medium-burning modern royal bodyguard romance is Twisted Games. Although it is book two in the Twisted series, it may be read independently.
About the book:
A slow to medium-burning modern royal bodyguard romance is Twisted Games. Although it is book two in the Twisted series, it may be read independently. It has dual points of view so you understand both perspectives. The present bodyguard Bridget has hired will be replaced because of other commitments. Instantly, there is a strong attraction between Rhys and Bridget, and although Rhys tries to keep it as professional as he can, Bridget makes it difficult for him. Bridget and Rhys first had a difficult time getting along because they are such complete opposites of one another. But over time, something deeper begins to develop between them, which develops into a close friendship before evolving into something far deeper than either of them had anticipated.
However, Bridget becomes the successor to the crown when Bridget’s brother decides to abdicate. Additionally, a marriage statute that prohibits Bridget from marrying anybody who is not a royal puts an end to the burgeoning affection that has been developing between Bridget and Rhys. But as Rhys and Bridget work through their problems, they come to understand that their love is more powerful than any rule of justice.
Tropes in the book:
- Princess X bodyguard
- Forbidden romance
- Forced proximity
- Touch her you die
- Age gap
- Slow burn
- I hate everyone but you
Rhys Larsen: Elite bodyguard Rhys Larsen is a stoic, brooding, and haughty man with two rules: protect his clients at all costs, and avoid getting emotionally involved. Ever. Until she came along, he had never once felt motivated to flout those laws.
Bridget Von Ascheberg: Princess Bridget von Ascheberg longs for the freedom to love and live as she pleases. But when her brother abdicates, she is suddenly faced with the prospect of a monarchy she never desired and a loveless, political match. She must conceal her desire for a man she can’t have while navigating the complexities—and perils—of her new profession. bodyguard for her. her defender. Her final demise.
Quotes of Twisted games:
- A smile tugged at her mouth. “You couldn’t stand me back then.” “Doesn’t matter. You were still mine.” I curled my hand around the back of her neck while keeping my thumb on her lip. “Mine to fight with. Mine to protect. Mine to fuck.” My voice dropped. “Mine to love.
- But first, I want to make one thing clear. From this point on, you’re mine. No other man touches you. If they do…” My fingers dug into her skin. “I know seventy-nine ways to kill a man, and I can make seventy of them look like an accident.
- I was a lightning rod, and Rhys was the strike that lit me up from the inside out.
- “Careful, Mr. Larsen, or I’ll think you actually like me.” His mouth curled into a grin. “Baby, we’re way beyond like”.
About the author:
Ana Huang writes new adult and contemporary romance with alpha heroes and strong heroine. She wrote a lot of books and all her books have happily ever after. They have plenty of steam, angst and swoon. Ana loves traveling and she loves chai lattes. When she doesn’t read or write, Ana is busy daydreaming, watching Netflix and searching yelp for her next favourite restaurant.
Trigger warning : A possessive alpha hero, graphic sexual imagery, and profanity are all present in this book.
We recommend you to read this book if you like contemporary and new adult romance. It contains a possessive and overprotective hero and a strong heroine.