ARC BOOK REVIEW
So Jade Webb is a new author for me and got to say “Defending Her Dignity” was a great read.
This is book three in the “Renegade Love Bodyguard” series but in my opinion, can easily be read as a standalone.
I did and had no issue following along coherently with the storyline.
So first things, Totally loving the name Yael.
This is actually my sister’s name too though she does spell hers with a hyphen between the A and E (Ya-el) and its the first time I’ve ever come across it used in a romance book before, so I was major stoked about that.
So where was I? Yes, names.
So loving Yael; but not so much the name “Lawrence”, its just one of those names that there isn’t even a good nickname for and doesn’t come across to me as that manly either but just my personal opinion there.
Sorry, all you Lawrence’s out there I really am.
But, despite my aversion to the name Lawrance, I did really like him; he was such a sweetie and how could I not warm and relate totally to someone who gives so much of himself at such a tender age to his young daughter.
A truly adorable personality trait especially considering further disclosures that come to light at a later date.
My only grumble here in regards to his character was I would have maybe liked him to step up a bit more to the mark.
I did feel Lawrence could have taken a more active role in regards to Yael.
He seemed to step back and let her deal far too much in my opinion, like with His half-brother/Ex BFF Peter’s venomous personality.
Totally should have knocked him on his arse there, he really deserved it.
I get that she was a trained bodyguard but I still would have just liked Lawrence to be a trifle more alpha and protective over Yael.
Yael I also found easy to like, but I didn’t understand why she kept pushing Lawrence away so much.
I know her background had made her leary of commitments and love but it still seemed a bit overkill.
She was a tough nut to crack and I was rooting all the way for Lawrance to break through that outer shell.
So, in my opinion, Isobel really stole the show here; I adored her completely.
With her ten-year-old sassiness and zest for life; there wasn’t really anything to dislike about her.
What I did struggle to understand was how she had managed to drive so many nannies away previously; she really didn’t appear to me to be all that much of a handful.
And this coming from a mother of Five, let me tell you I’ve seen so much worse.
I also really liked the interaction between Lawrence and his family; I think it portrayed him in such a positive light overall and I found it really showcased Lawrence’s openness and acceptance towards an extended family further down the line.
There were just some teensy things that pulled this down slightly for me; the first being that I was never really sure what Peter had against Isobel it seemed rather extreme and unexplained after all she is only a ten-year-old little girl.
Also how things had changed so drastically (despite the obvious) between Lawrence and Peter this is never expanded on and I would have definitely liked some further insight here.
The final reason was there was a scene quite far on in this between Both Lawrence and Yael; that considering Lawrence’s present circumstances of being a single dad I really didn’t feel would have been all that probable, again an opinion.
despite my above little moans this still was a really fun solid read that I really did enjoy.
It had a bit of everything here and definitely had no problem keeping my attention throughout.
“Defending Her Dignity” was a lovely romantic feel-good story that I am happy to recommend.
Thank You to the Author for providing me with an ARC of “Defending Her Dignity (Renegade Love Bodyguard Novel Book 3)” of which I have reviewed voluntary.
All opinions expressed are entirely my own.