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.
Jennifer Laurens is pretty popular around the blogosphere. I always knew everyone was in love with her novels but was never able to understand why they were. I now know of that love for her novels. How can I not? Her writing is addictive.
Overprotected is your teenage rebellion novel. It’s also your body guard-falls-in-love-with-girl novel. It might sound cliché, but it’s so much more than that. I’ve never been in Ashlyn’s position but I feel that Laurens has captured her emotions perfectly. Actually, Laurens created the whole character perfectly. I loved Ashlyn’s innocence, curiosity, and random bursts of courage. The protagonist was easy to relate to because I found myself becoming Ashlyn-living the novel, not reading it.
I truly could not put this book down. Colin was the boy I wish existed in my life and Ashlyn’s life was almost hard to believe. I read on, anxious for their relationship to blossom. I was grinning and smiling every time Colin and Ashlyn were together. I also choked in disgust or disbelief when other situations came up. Every phrase evoked emotions from me. Tell me this novel isn’t good if it can do that.
I think teenage girls would appreciate this book most. Not saying anyone else wouldn’t, but I know Colin and Ashlyn’s relationship made me jealous. This book made me talk, and I see me and my friends spending a day or two discussing this novel. A really cute read!
Rating: 4 / 5