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He’ll guard her body all night long…
Ski instructor Ellie Montgomery hits Vegas during a romance convention to meet the man of her dreams…only, the man of her dreams isn’t the cover model she’s there to see. He’s the hot-as-sin bodyguard who catches her sneaking in the back door of a meet-and-greet, and he seems more than ready to do what it takes to prove he’s twice the man her pretty boy crush could ever be.
Jax Mathis couldn’t resist snagging a date with Ellie, but he didn’t count on the attraction being more than physical. They connect on a level he didn’t think possible–and he can’t run fast enough. She makes him want things he thought he’d never have, and maybe, just maybe, they’re within reach. But to have it, he’ll have to face the one mountain he swore he’d never climb…and with no guarantee she’ll be waiting on the other side.
This is the eighth ‘What Happen in Vegas’ story but works well as a standalone. A chance win to meet the hot romance cover model who appears on so many of the books she loves is just too good to resist for ski instructor, Ellie Montgomery but when she literally flushes her winning ticket she’s in... ...more
Ready to meet the "man of her dreams" Ellie Montgomery can't believe her bad luck when her invitation to the invite only get together falls in the toilet. She's lusted after the man gracing the cover of her romance novels forever and now it seems her only chance might have literally just gone dow... ...more
I received this from Netgalley/ Entangled publishing in exchange for an honest review. Now, this book kind of makes you need to suspend reality in order to enjoy it. The couple falls in love in less than a week and in Vegas. It was a sweet story and idea but kind of hard to believe at times. enjo... ...more
I'm not usually a fan of insta-love stories but have been known to enjoy one that's well done and GAMBLING ON THE BODYGUARD was. But then again, I enjoy Ms. Ballance's writing so I may be biased.
Ellie Montgomery is in Vegas at a romance convention to meet her dream man, romance novel cover model... ...more
Sarah Ballance does an amazing job burning up the pages in this book. What I really liked was that there was more to the story than girl meets hot guy in Vegas and has amazing sex, the end. The author develops the characters and their back-story over the course of the book that kept me turning pa... ...more
Ellie had headed to Vegas after winning a meet-and-greet with her favorite book model she is obsessed with. After an unfortunate and funny encounter with a toilet, her invitation now lies in the Las Vegas sewer system. She is desperate to meet the sexy cover model, Willie Focker (lol – that’s rea... ...more
When Ellie comes to Vegas intent on meeting the romance book cover model of her dreams, to her surprise it's his bodyguard Jax that captures her attention and gives her a weekend to remember. But while a sexy weekend of 'What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas' might be something some people can do,... ...more
Gambling on the Bodyguard is a fantastic read, I sat down with it and before I knew it, I had finished reading it. It read so quickly and smoothly that I was able to get completely engrossed in the story, and who wouldn't, Jax...WOW! I pretty much fell in love with him from the moment we met him.... ...more
Ellie is a ski instructor who had won a ticket for an intimate meeting with her favorite romance book cover model. So Ellie is on her way to Vegas for a romance convention to see her crush. Jax worked as a bodyguard in Vegas. Ellie accidentally flushes her ticket into the convention and tries to... ...more
Ellie Montgomery’s love life is stagnated, caught up in the fantasy of finding Mr. Perfect like the heroes in the romance novels she reads. When she wins a ticket for an “intimate affair” with her favorite cover model, she’s off to Las Vegas and the local romance novel convention. But when her ti... ...more
Sarah Ballance has been on my auto-buy list since I read her very first book and this one just reinforces why. I received an ARC but ended up pre-ordering a copy so I can keep the final version for my library. LOVED! Can you say fun with a capital F? I read this in the middle of a crazy, stressfu... ...more
I WAS GIVEN THIS BOOK FOR AN HONEST REVIEW AND THIS IS MY HONEST OPINION .... OVER 18 READING
THIS WAS ONE FUN BOOK...A MUST READ IF YOU LIKE TO LAUGH AND MAYBE CRY WITH A STORY
Ellie Montgomery (ski instructor from Colorado) wins 1 of 10 tickets to see her favorite romance cover model Willie Fo... ...more
This is my first time in reading this author, part of a series this one is that I have read a couple from. She definitely wrote one that fight perfectly in it too. They all seem to certain the ones I have read somehow around my favorite-romance novels. In this one it is the opportunity to see the... ...more
See more of my reviews on my blog Thoughts At One In The Morning.
These What Happens in Vegas stories are the best! I picked this one up after enjoying Sarah Ballance's Five Things I Love About You and expected another cute story. What I got was so much more!
Ellie went to Vegas with on... ...more
What happens in Vegas, well.... you know the rest. But what you don't know, is that it doesn't have to stay there. Heck, find yourself a handsome hunk and bring him home to Momma. That's what ski instructor Ellie Montgomery did.
In a surreptitious chain of events while attempting to sn... ...more
Actual Rating: 4.5/5
I’m really enjoying this series and how it revolves around a romance convention in Vegas. While the books have a varying degree of involvement with the convention, the little bits and pieces we get are fun and funny. This one revolves around Ellie and her one sided love affair... ...more
Loved it! The story was fun and fast-paced. Interesting twist on the whole "What happens in Vegas..." scenario.
The characters were very normal people to me. Like I could strike up a conversation with them at any time. I love it when it feels like I could be friends with the characters outside of... ...more
This was an interesting storyline geared to us the fans of hot cover models. Who here doesn't drool over the sexy hot men on the cover of all those books we love to read. Also, who would not love to win a trip to meet one of those sexy bad boys. With that said, it was easy to relate to Ellie the... ...more
Have you ever held your breath while reading a book and not really realize it? That was me during several places of this book. It is a story of two people who quickly get together and fall hard. But for me, the difference from others like this, was the intense feel of it. The way it was written w... ...more
4 1/2 stars.
This was another great read by Sarah Ballance. This book is part of a series but can be read as a stand alone. Written as a multi pov.
We are introduced to Jax (who is a body guard for a famous book model) and Ellie (who has come to Vegas to meet and drool over said model). After an i... ...more
I loved this story! If you love to read books and love the cover models on a lot of them then you sure can relate to winning a trip to meet the hottest cover model of the time. Ellie wins a chance of a lifetime and even though she is usually not very forward she is forced to step out of her shell... ...more
If you want to read a good relaxing romantic book, then this is the book! Ellie is a good girl, who does everything by the book. She goes to Las Vegas to meet a book model since she won a ticket. It turns out that "the man of her dreams" isn't who she thought he would be. Ellie has eyes on the bo... ...more
Gambling on the Bodyguard by Sarah Ballance is my favorite book so far this year. The two main characters Ellie and Jax were so well written, I felt like they are in my circle of friends. Ellie is a beautiful fit ski instructor in Colorado and Jax is a hot perfect bodyguard. Ellie went to Vegas f... ...more
When Ellie wins a contest to meet book cover model Willie Focker, love was the last thing she expected to find. Before meeting her crush of a model, she dropped her only access, the ticket, down the toilet. Knowing you can't get in the convention without a ticket, she decides to see if she can sn... ...more
I LOVED this book :). It drew me in from the beginning (hello, hot cover model mention is always an instant draw) and I had a hard time putting it down. "Vegas" is supposed to be protecting said hot cover model when "Colorado" decides to crash the exclusive invitation only party.
The sparks betwee... ...more