Four Stars ****
Vanessa and Shane are getting divorced after four years of marriage. Vanessa has been separated from Shane for eight months. Shane cheated on Vanessa several times and she has a real trust issue, plus he verbally abused her during their marriage. He was always telling her she was ugly and worthless and no one would want her and everyone would always cheat on her. One day on a run in the park she got knocked off her feet by a handsome basketball player. He bent down and helped her up and instantly say how beautiful she was. He walked her to her car and took her to lunch and then she showed him around the city. He was smitten. He knew she wasn’t divorced yet so he backed off a few weeks before trying to find her. He shows up at school a month later to have gym class with her fifth grade students. They start seeing each other, but with all of Vanessa’s baggage he proceeds with caution. Join them on their off and on again relationship. This is a short read but it is good
Book Title: Guarded
Author: JD Rivera
Genre: Contemporary Romance Novella
Release Date: September 17, 2013
Hosted by: Book Enthusiast Promotions
Vanessa Smith has her heart guarded. She’s been married to a man that sleeps around and has made her think she’s ugly and undeserving. Everything changes when she is knocked down by the famous basketball player, Jackson Berrios. A friendship ensues and everything she thought she knew about men turns out to be wrong.
Jackson Berrios was out for a run in a new city when he made contact with the beautiful Vanessa Smith. He instantly knew she was different from most girls but can he make her see that he’s different from her cheating husband?
J.D. Rivera lives in Oklahoma with her husband and two boys. Her life consists of school projects, homework, cartoon shows, and little league sports. She loves Diet Mountain Dew, the OKC Thunder, costume jewelry, the beach, and reading.