Title: The Superstar (Bodyguards Book 1)
Author Name: Patricia Logan
Publication Date: November 25, 2014
Storm Ellison is the sexiest man on two legs. The gorgeous young star of “Trapped on an Island”, the hottest reality show on television, is instantly recognizable the moment he leaves his palatial mansion. Paparazzi follow him everywhere, leaving him no peace or privacy, selling his pictures to the tabloids, and cementing his reputation in the press as a slutty gay playboy. As Storm prepares to sign his first major movie deal, his manager decides he needs protection. What he doesn’t expect, is to be attracted to the cold bastard who’s now running his life.
Balthazar Grant, freelance bodyguard, is a huge, handsome, rough and ready former Marine, trained by the best, and willing to step between Storm and anyone stupid enough to come at him. Always stoic and serious, Taz lends a deadly presence to Storm’s entourage whenever he ventures out in public. Storm doesn’t want a bodyguard, much less one who won’t let him live his fast and loose lifestyle with impunity and he’s certainly not one to be dictated to by an overconfident Marine who has opinions about everything including who he should hook-up with.
When a deadly threat hits Storm’s world, he’s suddenly living his own reality show, only this one has an outcome which doesn’t involve being voted off an island. Will Storm wake up before it’s too late and will Taz be able to fight his attraction to the handsome young superstar while trying to convince him he’s in very real danger? The pair will soon learn that reality is stranger than fiction.
This is my first time reading Patricia Logan but it won’t be my last!
This is the journey of Storm and Taz… love both their names!! They inspire images of sexy, rugged men!
Storm is the “Superstar”. When we are introduced to him, he doesn’t have a care in the world, and is enjoying most aspects that come with stardom…
Enter Taz, the bodyguard hired when Storm needs a new bodyguard. Taz hasn’t heard great things about Storm and is reluctant to work for the “seriously overrated gay teen superstar”…. the author’s words, not mine! I snickered. It is probably how most of us perceive Superstars (overrated, self-centered) and we are probably wrong half the time!
What we are treated to, is the down-to-earth, sometimes insecure, sometimes afraid journey of a Superstar coming in to his own. There were parts where I cringed and thought “grrr Storm don’t be a jerk” (and sometimes more explicit adjectives)!!. And Taz gets some of those adjectives too! I have to say the author did a really good job of endearing the sweet Superstar and Bodyguard in to our hearts! There was a surprise of a villain, and a very funny best friend to keep you interested in this sexy (oh yes, the steam is hot!!!) story.
Enjoyed this funny, sweet, sexy story and recommend it if you are in the mood for some heart-felt Hero’s!!
Jules grinned again. “You like Storm, Taz. You LIKE like him!” she raised her voice and Taz looked around to see who else could have overheard her.
“I like him fine, Jules; I work for the guy,” he replied, intentionally misunderstanding her.
“No, Taz, you are ‘in like’ with Storm,” she reiterated. She reached up and took hold of his sunglasses, dragging them off his face. “Look me in the eyes and tell me you don’t like Storm like that, big guy. Whoa, those are some dreamy eyes,” she sighed.
Taz felt embarrassed and exposed without his shades and hated the fact that she could see the very real truth in his eyes when all he wanted to do was deny it. He averted his gaze, staring out onto the dance floor only to regret it immediately when he noted Storm’s arms wrapped around the twink, his lips being plied by the smaller man’s as their lower bodies ground against each other to the beat of the music. The moment he saw them, he frowned.
“See? That’s what I’m talkin’ about, Taz. You can’t stand the way that other man touches Storm. You want him for yourself,” she said emphatically.
Patricia Logan resides in Los Angeles, California along with her husband, four children, her grandchild and ever increasing number of cats. When not being stage mom, baking cookies, or scooping kitty litter, she writes steamy, award winning, gay erotic romance and tries to lead her readers on a journey of discovery with more than a little angst.