Protecting His Heart by Elouise East (Guarding Royalty Book 2)

Continuing the suspense from book 1, Protecting His Heart is a best friends to lovers story with a stalker twist...

From the blurb: 

Their hearts have been broken too many times.

Owen had never wanted a fancy job, he just wanted to be able to take care of his family. Losing his heart to his best friend was something he’d never expected but was inevitable, nonetheless. Despite the ups and downs of their childhood, when Evan moved to Italy after Owen made a huge mistake, Owen was shell shocked. He focused on protecting the royal family and keeping his feelings to himself. It was the only way he could take another breath…and another.
One thousand miles wasn’t far enough to run from his heart, but Evan couldn’t bring himself to go any further. Or stay away for more than a few years. His family and friends lure him back, but it’s one person alone he needs and cannot stay away from any longer. With a lot to answer for and many apologies to make, he’s not sure where to start. But when things get dicey, they have each other’s back - even if it ends up being the last thing they do.

He has no chance of protecting his heart because it already belongs to his best friend, but how do they survive when someone doesn’t want them to?

Protecting His Heart is a kinky, second chance romance with a grieving bodyguard and a childhood best friend who knows him better than anyone else.

Heather's Review:

I absolutely adore a second chance redemption story and Protecting His Heart is one that was incredibly difficult to put down once I started.  I've loved Owen since his appearance in the Club Royal series and I've been waiting to find out who his HEA would be with... and I couldn't have chosen anyone better than Evan!

Like the first book in the series, this book is not a straightforward path to love - Owen is now the target of a stalker and the situation escalates even further... all while Owen and Evan are trying to tiptoe around their pasts and their traumas.  

IMHH, while this book could be read standalone, the overarching suspense storyline provides continuity.  You would also benefit from starting with the Club Royal series before jumping into the Guarding Royalty books.

Protecting His Heart is currently available in paperback and e-book formats and can be read as part of your Kindle Unlimited subscription.