Heartstopper • Exciting • Swoonworthy • Unputdownable
He’s the perfect bodyguard for the princess: strong and brave, loyal and hot, and her older brother’s best friend, except his entire life is a lie.
Dieter Schwarz had been Flicka’s bodyguard for years. He had protected her from assassins, kidnappers, and high school dates who got too handsy after a few drinks. He was a sharp-witted, sharp-jawed, hard-muscled former Swiss Special Forces operator who had started his own private security firm, Rogue Security, and had no past that he spoke of.
No one knew that he had been her first lover and broken her heart.
Princess Flicka von Hannover is on the run from her cheating husband (soon to be ex) who did the unforgivable. The only person she can trust is her bodyguard who’d always been there when she needed him, and they run.
And as they run, old feelings begin to resurface, and now they have something else to hide.
Fast-paced and suspenseful, the Princess and the Bodyguard series is an edge-of-your-seat thrill ride across Europe and the US, another heart-stopping story from Blair Babylon, author of “Thrillers that Bang.”
This special boxed set edition contains the first two books of the Princess and the Bodyguard series, Once Upon a Time and In Shining Armor in one convenient book.
All of Blair Babylon’s books include mature themes, characters who act like adults, an unusual number of dead bodies for romance novels, people working through past trauma, dark humor, philosophy, nifty vocabulary, and explicit spicy scenes that may include bondage, domination/submission, sadism, masochism, roughness, positions that only highly trained contortionists should attempt, and deep, serious emotions.
Children and animals are sometimes in danger but are never injured nor murdered.
Things Blair’s books do not include / Blair does not write about: rape described in detail for titillation, any kind of sexual violence described in detail for titillation, coerced sex that happens (may be threatened), forced pregnancy that happens (may be threatened), noncon, dubcon, child abuse, CSA, or animal abuse.
In the very few instances where a character is sexually assaulted, it either happens entirely off the page, happened before the book began, or is not shown in detail. For instance, at one point, a sexual assault that happens in a book is entirely contained in the words, “And then—” Characters deal with the trauma afterward, and—and I cannot stress this enough—and then they get through it and reach a place where they are okay.
In the list, “Discussed” means this category is discussed but does not happen.
TRIGGER WARNINGS / CONTENT ADVISORY / SHOPPING LIST
THIS BOOK INCLUDES:
Sex, Explicit / Spicy / Five-Chili-Peppers / Earphones highly recommended for audiobook
Nudity, Explicitly Described
Sexual Assault (Never graphic or detailed)
Prior Sexual Assault, Discussed (referred to, happened in the past)
Kidnapping / Murder / Non-Sexual Violence
Self-Harm / Suicide, Discussed
Eating Disorders / Body Dissatisfaction / Fat Phobia
Sexism / Misogyny / Patriarchy
Abortion / Plan B, Discussed
Pregnancy (Coerced), Discussed
Miscarriage / Pregnancy Loss, Discussed