Monday, August 10, 2015

Male on Monday: Bodyguard Heroes

Today on the Pink Heart Society, Candace Shaw shares some of her favorite romance novels where the hero is the bodyguard.

Masculine. Protective. Sexy and seductive. Those are just a few of the things I love about heroes when reading romance novels. What’s even better is when the hero is the bodyguard for the heroine. 

One of my favorite movies is “The Bodyguard” starring Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner.  I how love protective he was of her and the alpha male in him exuded through. She couldn’t help but fall in love with him because she felt secure and the fact that he was ruggedly handsome is always a plus. Unfortunately the movie doesn’t have a happily-ever-after but below are several end-of-the summer reads that you will find quite pleasing with sexy, commanding bodyguard heroes!

McKinnon's Royal Mission by Amelia Autin

The secret princess's bodyguard…

As head of a visiting royal's protection detail, Trace McKinnon's focus should be strictly on the external threats against a woman's life. But what happens when he finds Dr. Mara Marianescu—a princess incognito as a college professor—much more intriguing?

And that's only the start of his troubles. When actual danger arrives for this beautiful royal, Trace isn't sure if it's because of a genuine threat from her country—or because of the darkness in his own past. Trace knows he should let Mara go—and does his best. But the cool, intelligent princess might just risk the one thing she has that is all her own—her heart…

Protecting the Heiress by Martha Kennerson

From strictly business to pure pleasure 

Stepping up as head of her family's international security firm gives Francine Blake, heiress and eldest Blake triplet, almost everything she's ever wanted. The one thing missing is the sexy, stubborn company partner who's been in her fantasies for too long. She refuses to give in to their attraction unless he can love her as his equal. But working together to safeguard a celebrity client is sweeping Francine closer to total surrender. 

Security specialist Meeks Montgomery can think of any number of places he'd love to see gorgeous Francine every day. Behind her desk—fine. In his bed—even better. In the field on dangerous assignments? His heart can't stand it. Until a new case puts them both in the line of fire, proving how much he'd risk to be the one who protects her forever…

Headline: Murder by Maggie K. Black

A gang of masked gunmen murder a man right in front of reporter Olivia Brant. Now they're after her—the newswoman witness who won't rest until she gets her story. 

She's rescued in the nick of time by a six-foot-four former bodyguard, but Olivia hardly feels safe. She's certain Daniel Ash is connected to her investigation into the dead man's business dealings, but how? 

With no one left to trust, Olivia accepts Daniel's offer of shelter at his abandoned country house in rural Ontario. But the killers are not far behind, and determined that Olivia takes the evidence she's uncovered to her grave.

Bad Boy Seduction by Zuri Day

Troy Morgan is at the top of his game in this sexy tale of love, danger--and the one woman who may finally tempt him to change his single status. . .

Groomed for success, gorgeous Gabriella Stone is now a #1 pop sensation. She's also her controlling daddy's princess, and when she marries it will be to a man who can expand her empire, not some ordinary guy. Of course, Troy Morgan, founder of Morgan Security, is far from ordinary. Papa Stone just doesn't know it yet. . .

When it comes to guarding the country's VIPs, Troy Morgan is the man. But when he's hired to protect Gabriella, her father makes it clear he won't be her man--no matter how hot their attraction. With her future on the line, will Gabriella risk it all to go from being daddy's little girl to Troy's one and only woman?

Her Solider Protector by Soraya Lane

From different worlds… 

Australian SAS hero Logan Murdoch has served his country well, but now he needs a break. Acting as bodyguard for singer Candace Evans should be easy, but something about Candace makes him long to hold her close and protect her from the world. 

Candace has learned never to trust men, and even though Logan seems perfect, she can see the demons he tries to hide. She's suffered too much hurt to open herself up for more, but will Candace be able to keep her distance when every fiber of her being pulls her toward Logan

Summer Vows by Rochelle Alers

As CEO of Serenity Records, Ana Cole never backs down. Now the hot new recording artist she's signed has made her the target of death threats, forcing her to go into hiding. And protecting her is U.S. marshal Jacob Jones.

Jacob has better things to do on his vacation than play bodyguard. Until he gets a glimpse of the body he'll be guarding… Spending days and nights together in close quarters stokes their mutual attraction into an inferno of desire. But if Jacob can outwit a would-be assassin, will their love outlast his assignment?

Truth or Consequences by Sharon C. Cooper 
Hospital Chief of Staff Natasha Lockham’s life has been all about work and no play. That is until a one-night stand with a man who lives his life on the edge, turns her sexual fantasies into reality. She never expects to see him again, but their paths cross when Natasha suspects an esteemed doctor of committing an unspeakable crime against his patients and danger lands at her doorstep. The closer she gets to the truth, the more she realizes she’s not prepared for the truth – or the consequences.

Former Navy SEAL, Malik Lewis, will always remember the night he spent with Natasha. It was the single most amazing night of his life. So when Natasha narrowly escapes a brutal attempt on her life, Malik stops at nothing to protect her, including hunting a man whose skills match his. Can Malik and Natasha outsmart a vicious assassin who has nothing to lose? And will they ever get to explore the sizzling passion between them that neither can deny?
Do you have a favorite romance novel where the hero is a bodyguard? Please share in the comments.

Candace Shaw is the author of fun, flirty, and sexy romance novels. She writes for Harlequin Kimani Romance and self-publishes as well. She loves to hear from readers and can be found on Twitter, Facebook, Google Plus or Instagram. Check out her books on her website at


  1. The Bodyguard is one of my favorite movies too! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Kevin Costner!
    And thanks for mentioning TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES, Candace!

    1. Love that movie too and you're very welcome!

  2. Z7ri, Rochelle and Sharon's books ate three of my favorite bodyguard books

  3. Z7ri, Rochelle and Sharon's books ate three of my favorite bodyguard books

  4. Z7ri, Rochelle and Sharon's books ate three of my favorite bodyguard books