The Bodyguard: A Novel

Written by:
Katherine Center
Narrated by:
Patti Murin

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
July 2022
9 hours 44 minutes
Author's note read by the author.

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

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.

More Praise for The Bodyguard:

'Patti Murin gives a terrific performance of this heartwarming contemporary romance.' -AudioFile Magazine

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

“My perfect 10 of a book. As funny and sweet as all the very best nineties rom-coms, but with Center’s signature heart-tugging depth. I wish I could erase it from my mind just to read it again for the first time. A shot of pure joy.”—Emily Henry, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Book Lovers

'The Bodyguard is absolutely, unequivocally delightful!'—Jodi Picoult, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Wish You Were Here

A Macmillan Audio production from St. Martin's Press.
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Ann A.

I just loved this story, I did nit want it to end. Rich characters and so much humor! ❤️

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Cute book and an easy listen!

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Good story - kept me interested throughout

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I love Katherine Center, but this book with like a trip to the dentist. You can’t wait for it to be done. I found the plot and the majority of the characters tedious. A true disappointment from a great author. The narrator overdid it in SO many ways which ruined it even further.

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Stephany Mendes

This book was just laugh out loud funny. I enjoyed the banter and the inner monologue of the main character.

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