Can’t Wait Wednesday #46: The Bodyguard by Katherine Center

Posted May 25, 2022 by WendyW in Blogging, Bloglinks, Book Blog Meme / 37 Comments

Can’t Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Wishful Endings, to spotlight and discuss the books we’re excited about that we have yet to read. Generally, they’re books that have yet to be released. It’s based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

The Bodyguard by Katherine Center
Publication Date: July 19, 2022
Publisher: St. Martins Press
Genre: Fiction, Women’s Fiction, Contemporary Fiction


New York Times bestselling author Katherine Center’s The Bodyguard is unabashedly romantic, laugh-out-loud funny, and the perfect summer read.

“Great rollicking fun! Prepare to laugh and swoon and grin your pants off.”—Helen Hoang, New York Times bestselling author of The Heart Principle

She’s got his back.
Hannah Brooks looks more like a kindergarten teacher than somebody who could kill you with a wine bottle opener. Or a ballpoint pen. Or a dinner napkin. But the truth is, she’s an Executive Protection Agent (aka “bodyguard”), and she just got hired to protect superstar actor Jack Stapleton from his middle-aged, corgi-breeding stalker.

He’s got her heart.
Jack Stapleton’s a household name—captured by paparazzi on beaches the world over, famous for, among other things, rising out of the waves in all manner of clingy board shorts and glistening like a Roman deity. But a few years back, in the wake of a family tragedy, he dropped from the public eye and went off the grid.

They’ve got a secret.
When Jack’s mom gets sick, he comes home to the family’s Texas ranch to help out. Only one catch: He doesn’t want his family to know about his stalker. Or the bodyguard thing. And so Hannah—against her will and her better judgment—finds herself pretending to be Jack’s girlfriend as a cover. Even though her ex, like a jerk, says no one will believe it.

What could possibly go wrong???
Hannah hardly believes it, herself. But the more time she spends with Jack, the more real it all starts to seem. And there lies the heartbreak. Because it’s easy for Hannah to protect Jack. But protecting her own, long-neglected heart? That’s the hardest thing she’s ever done.

Why I Can’t Wait!

Katherine Center is one of my favorite authors, and I’ve enjoyed every book that I’ve read from her.

What book or books are you anxiously waiting for? Comment below!

37 responses to “Can’t Wait Wednesday #46: The Bodyguard by Katherine Center

  1. This sounds like so much fun. I love fake dating/boyfriend books. And, how refreshing to have the girl be the bodyguard not the guy.

  2. The stalker breeds corgis? May be they can have her arrested and keep all the pooches 🙂 This sounds such a fun read Wendy. Hope you enjoy it when it comes out!

  3. This sounds like a fun one! I have so many books I’m excited to read, but I’m most looking forward to Book Lovers. My copy took ages to arrive because the indie where she signed her books had shipping delays. So, it just arrived a couple of days ago and I’m trying to wrap up my current read so I can get to it!