Thursday, August 6, 2020

Book Review: A BODYGUARD TO REMEMBER by Alison Bruce


Prudence Hartley has the usual single mom problems: getting her kids to school on time; juggling a gazillion errands while trying to get a full day’s work done; oh, and don’t forget about dinner.

But Pru’s problems become a tad more complicated and a lot more dangerous when she finds a dead man in her house. Or a dead spy to be exact. Suddenly, a federal agent named David Merrick shows up and whisks her and her kids into protective custody. Pru has so many questions spinning through her brain she doesn’t know where to begin. How is she going to keep her kids safe? What was the dead spy looking for in her house? Why are the spies after her? Oh, and there’s one more question . . . just a pesky, minor thing. Why does Merrick have to be so damn sexy and protective?


Pru is divorced with shared custody of her two children with her ex-husband and his new wife. She is a steady, stable person, perhaps even boring, until she gets home and finds a spy, dead, in her living room. Her children couldn't be more excited. Her ex couldn't be more distraught. Pru does her best to keep it together. Only her attraction to Merrick, the FBI agent assigned to protect her is a major distraction. 

The story is predicated on the idea that some organization is using unknowing, average persons, as couriers of information. With Pru's rigid schedule and leaving her things unguarded at the Starbuck two days a week, she's an easy patsy. Enter the spy, though what he was looking for is one of the many questions to be answered. 

With the twists and turns and spy aspect, the story moves along a good paste. Pru is an interesting and likable character and her children are also interesting with multiple dimensions. Her ex? Not so much. Merrick is determined to keep his distance and waiting for Pru and him to connect is one more tension. Not a cozy mystery, more suspense, this was a good read. It is slated as Book 1 of Men in Uniform, though I couldn't find Book 2. If I could, it would be on my TBR list.


  1. A Bodyguard To Remember sounds like a great read. Would love to read and review the book in its print format.
    Great review.
    The book cover is very intriguing and makes me want to read the book.
    Thank You,