Thursday, April 5, 2012

Overprotected by Jennifer Laurens

Overprotected
By: Jennifer Laurens
Released: February 9, 2011
Source: Purchased E-book
Purchase the Book: Amazon

"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." (Summary from goodreads.com)

Jennifer Laurens' Overprotected is the story of Ashlyn whose parents are extremely protective. They force her to have a bodyguard with her at all times. However, her newest bodyguard is Colin. Ashlyn's father hired Colin knowing that she could never fall in love with him because of their past relationship but he may be proven wrong.

I really enjoyed Overprotected and finished it in one sitting. Ashlyn's parents are wealthy but obsessed with her safety. She isn't given much freedom at all and she is lonely as a result of it. I think Ashlyn handled her parents overprotectiveness much better than I ever could. I would have gone crazy with that many rules. I especially liked how her character began to grow and develop as the book progressed though.

Ashlyn's parents were intense to say the least. Her father especially had an odd obsession with her safety. It was interesting to learn why they were so protective but I thought that they still went to some extremes. Colin is hired to become Ashlyn's new bodyguard and I easily fell in love with him too. Colin and Ashlyn have an interesting past. He is a few years older than Ashlyn but their families were good friends. Ashlyn hated Colin while they were growing up and still holds the grudge.

I wasn't entirely sure what to expect from this book going into it but I was pleasantly surprised. I liked how Overprotected also handled the topic of family throughout the story. The plot is exciting and is paced well. It could get predictable at times but I didn't mind it at all. I definitely plan on reading more by Jennifer Laurens in the future. I highly recommend Overprotected, it is an enjoyable and quick read. 

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13 comments:

  1. This sounds really cute. I've never heard of it before but definitely a book that I would enjoy, I like the cute books like this one. I like to hear that it is a quick read, one of those one day kind of reads I think. Thanks for the review!

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    1. Thanks Andrea! It is definitely one of those perfect books for a one day kind of read!

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  2. Oooh, I am liking the sound of this storyline! I have a soft spot for romances with a forbidden type element to them. This sounds like its well done so I will definitely look into it!

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    1. I had my eye on this book for sometime because it sounded so good so I was super excited when it was free on kindle last week. I hope you enjoy it if you get the chance to read it!

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  3. Great review! :D I'll have to check this one out whenever I happen to find my Nook power cord. It sounds like a cute, quick read, and I love any YA novel that manages to incorporate family.

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    1. Thanks Lexie! This is definitely that kind of YA novel! Hope you enjoy it!

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  4. Great review! The premise of this book is one that intrigues me immensely. I haven't seen many reviews for it, but now I'm super excited to read it!

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    1. Thanks! I heard about this book a couple of months ago and when I went to research it a bit I didn't see that many reviews either. Hope you enjoy it if you get the chance to read it!

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  5. Great review! Between the heavy dystopias and paranormals, I think it's always good to have quick, quirky, light reads, and this definitely sounds like something I'd like to check out! The premise sounds pretty unique too.

    Nicole's Library

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    1. Thanks Nicole! I agree it is always nice and refreshing to read something light every once in a while. I hope you enjoy it if you check it out!

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  6. This sounds fun!! I'm actually very curious about how she handles all the safety precautions. My parents ALWAYS protect me but you know? WAY to overprotective! Ah, alas, I think I might have to pick this up soon! Sounds like I could really connect with Ashlyn!

    Oh, and of course the forbidden romance! :D Well, at least, I'm going to consider it as forbidden!

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  7. I have this one on my shelf because Cindy @ Princess Bookie kept raving about this story to anyone who would listen and I found a copy for really cheap at a library sale so now I can't wait to dive right in.

    I'm glad you liked this story, thanks for the great review.

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  8. Overprotected was written so well, especially how Ashlynn's family acted with each other and around others and I'm glad that Jennifer Laurens didn't try to suger coat things. I also loved all the emotions throughout this book. You could literally feel how miserable Ash was, how mad her dad could be, and how out of it her mom could be. This is definitely a book that everyone should read.

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