Protect My Heart by Christie Gordon


We're back for book 5 in the Rock U series and it's Gabe's turn to fall for the last man that he should... in Protect My Heart.

From the blurb:

When a nerdy drummer meets an attractive bodyguard, secrets threaten to unravel not only their families, but their futures.

Gabe Johnson

In the world of pop-punk and nerdom, I’m the drummer that defies stereotypes.

I strive to be the perfect son my wealthy father demands and being gay doesn’t equate.

When a striking, muscled bodyguard is thrown into my life to protect me from mobsters, can I keep my secret or fall victim to my heart?

Jeremy Sweet

I’m racing up the ladder in Gabe’s father’s law firm and he’s entrusted me to safeguard his son.

As I dive deep into Gabe’s world and even share his bedroom, the lines between obligation and desire blur. With my own questioning swirling inside me, how can I find out if Gabe’s queer?

As the gangster’s motives unravel, it becomes clear that the future peace of Gabe’s family and my career are at stake. Can we fix this mess together?

Protect My Heartt is the fifth book in the Rock U series and is part of the Mesa Boys universe. This novel features a nerdy law student falling for his jock of a bodyguard amongst a bisexual awakening, forced proximity and a backdrop of a shady scheme. It guarantees an HEA and has no cliffhangers. It features a rich boy with daddy issues, and a man who’s questioning himself. Each book features a different couple and can be read as a standalone or as part of the series in order.

Trigger warning: This book contains themes of prejudice by a parent and a deceased parent. It also contains mention of a previous suicide attempt.

Heather's Review:

I love that Gabe falls for a man that his father puts in his path - the same father that he's hiding his sexuality from...  

I always enjoy the complex characters in the Rock U universe - university students who also play in a successful cover band, because despite pursuing music, they are also committed to school and that shines through in Gabe's character as he studies to become a lawyer.

I also love Jeremy's character and how he commits to wanting to go to law school, but balance that with paying his student debt and getting body guard training.

With an element of danger, this story was a great read, with excellent pacing and a few fun twists.  If you're looking for a fresh take on the bodyguard trope, you definitely want to add Protect My Heart to your TBR.

Protect My Heart is available in paperback, hard cover and e-book formats and can be read as part of your Kindle Unlimited Subscription.