Title and Author: Overprotected by Jennifer Laurens
Publisher: Grove Creek Publishing
Publication Date: April 29th, 2011
Genre: Young Adult
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
Overprotected is the latest book by Jennifer Laurens and it is a very interesting one.
Ashlyn is a teenager who was kidnapped when she was a little kid, prompting her parents to make everything possible to protect her. Her father threats Ashlyn like a princess and along the years he has taken very extreme measures to keep her safe. Ashlyn is not allowed to go out without a bodyguard, every single one of her steps are controlled and she has only one friend her father approves of.
After her bodyguard is fired Ashlyn hopes that her father will finally give her some freedom. She is almost 18, after all. Her father hires a new bodyguard, though, one that Ashlyn knows since they both were kids and who she hates.
Colin is not the same person anymore, though. He’s grown up and become a very interesting and good looking young man Ashlyn can’t help filling attracted to.
Colin is not the only problem Ashlyn has to deal with, though. Little by little she starts to realize her parents´ marriage is not as perfect as it may seem.
Ashlyn is an interesting main character. In the beginning she acts like a spoiled princess but it’s obvious she is very vulnerable. All she wants is to be free and as the story develops Ashlyn grows. She learns to fight for herself and her freedom.
Now, Colin is great! He is very sweet and charming. He is hired to protect Ashlyn and he does exactly that. He even stands up to Ashlyn’s dad when needed. He was exactly what Ashlyn needed.
Ashlyn’s parents were complex, to say the least, especially her father. The things he does to keep Ashlyn safe makes you think about whether he should have the right to act as he does or not.
Overall Overprotected is a very well written book, with an interesting plot and intriguing characters.
I really enjoyed reading this book and was immediately drawn into the story. I think any Young Adult fan will be able to enjoy this book.
Rating: Worth Your Time (4 Stars)