Glory, Glory: Snowbound with the Bodyguard (Harlequin Bestselling Author) by Miller, Linda Lael and Cassidy, Carla (Sep 24, 2013)
Book Description - Glory,GloryPublication Date: 1990Eight years ago, Glory Parsons had been forced to flee her hometown—and leave behind her first love. And Jesse Bainbridge would never know the heartbreaking price she'd paid—or about the child born of their fiery union….Jesse had once wanted Glory with all the passion in his soul—until she walked out on him. Now she was back with shocking news that would change his life forever. Could he trust the woman who'd betrayed him—the only woman he would ever love?
Book Description – Snowbound With the BodyguardPublication Date: June 1, 2008She'd been stranded by a snowstorm with nowhere to turn. But when all seemed lost, mom-on-the-run Janette Black saw the sign for Wild West Protective Services--and found Dalton West.The loner of the West clan had no time for love and family. But protecting was in Dalton's blood--and he knew when a woman carried secrets. He would take Janette and her baby into his home to wait out the storm, and bar the door from any danger. And when Janette's demons tracked her down, Dalton would take on hell itself to keep her safe from harm.
This is a book is comprised of two older novellas – “Glory, Glory” from 1990 and it kind of shows its age and “Snowbound With the Bodyguard “which though newer, is a much less believable and polished novel.
“Glory,Glory” is a true tear jerker. Glory was forced to put her child up for adoption when she was 18. She never knew who had adopted her baby. Now she is back in her old hometown, sets eyes on her old high school lover/sweet heart and things go to Hell in a hand basket
This is a very sexy tear-jerker and I was surprised as to just how soon our protagonist (Glory and Jesse) have sex and where they do it! The story was surprisingly good even though it felt rushed and overwhelming at times. I attribute that to the length of the book and the amount of time in which the author had to wind up the story.
Now “Snowbound With the Bodyguard” is a whole different kettle of fish. This story deals with rape and stalking, so if you are sensitive to that you may want to stay away from this story. It also has a few inconsistencies one of which was a real problem for me. The heat in this novella is very mild and the characters are quite sweet. The idea of the story is interesting, and did keep me compelled to finish.