Bodyguard to the Billionaire

Bodyguard to the Billionaire

by Nana Malone

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"... Sinfully sexy. ...A nail-chewing heart-pumping suspense. It was a complete entertainment package." --PP's Bookshelf Blog

Derrick Arlington is one of the world's most eligible billionaires. Voted Sexiest Man Alive—two years running.
And I just so happen to look exactly like him.

It's never come in handy until I get offered an actual job out of it.

It was supposed to be so simple.

Go to the Winston Isles, stand in as his body double for a few weeks, go back to my life.

But when our carefully constructed plan goes awry and the billionaire goes missing, I have no choice but to take his place and hire a bodyguard. The best in the business: a smart-mouthed, tight-assed, lady bodyguard.

Zia Barnes is the LAST thing I want, even if I need her. She's determined, smart, and has no idea I'm a total imposter.

Good thing I have no intention on falling for her, or I'd be royally screwed.

Other books in the Royals Series

Royals Undercover
Cheeky Royal (FREE)
Cheeky King

Royals Undone
Royal Bastard
Bastard Prince

Royals United
Royal Tease
Teasing the Princess

The Heiress Duet
Protecting the Heiress
Tempting the Heiress

The Prince Duet
Return of the Prince
To Love a Prince

The Billionaire Duet
Bodyguard to the Billionaire
The Billionaire's Secret

"Nana Malone has mad skill in writing a sexy, mysterious and royal romance. This is like a special trope for her. Bodyguard to the Billionaire carries the same yet different special flavor. It was sinfully sexy. It was nail-chewing heart-pumping suspense. It was a complete entertainment package." PP's Bookshelf Blog

"Bodyguard to the Billionaire was fun, sexy and a little intense with characters you just can't help but love and a story that'll capture you from the very first page." Two Bookish Brits

"The characters are witty, sassy, intriguing ... and all that can be hoped for in a romantic comedy." Malimor86, Goodreads Reviewer

"This is a genius book and storyline and I couldn't put it down from start to finish." Millennial Book Life Crisis

"In my opinion, if you are a Nana Malone fan, I would recommend the series." Dawn, Goodreads Reviewer

"This is a must read summer book!" Kathleen, Goodreads Reviewer

"Bare with me y'all because I just finished this book and I normally read a book twice before I leave a review but I just had to hop over to Goodreads to tell y'all this book is a "Must Read Summer Banger"." Millie, Goodreads Reviewer

"This is a fun, flirty story with cameo appearances from Team Winston Isles and Royal Elite and the right amount of heat and heart." Cindy, Goodreads Reviewer

"Nana Malone writes romantic royalty books like no other and this book is one of her finest." BP34, Goodreads Reviewer

"Nana Malone did a great job building this world and believable characters who inhabit it." Not Now I'm Reading

"Yet another amazing book from Nana Malone!" Nicki, Goodreads Reviewer

Product Details

BN ID: 2940161354384
Publisher: Sankofa Girl
Publication date: 07/23/2019
Series: Billionaire Duet , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 11,139
File size: 2 MB

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Bodyguard to the Billionaire 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 24 reviews.
Barbara Watts 9 months ago
The first book in the Billionaire Duet series a well written story that held my interest through out, I will be looking for the next book in this series. Theo is a Derrick Arlington lookalike he is contacted to be Derrick for a few weeks then things go wrong and Derrick is missing. Theo hires Zia Barnes a bodyguard for his protection. I enjoyed reading but it does end on a cliff-hanger. I received a copy of this book and I am voluntarily reviewing.
ToshyBell2010 9 months ago
2 for 1 Royals True to Nana Malone, she brings the SEXY to her characters. There is twists & turns, a few secrets and two people who bring Royal protection to new heights! Be prepared for a Cliffhanger. Ms Malone doesn't wait to long before the next book, but you will definitely be wanting to know where these two will go. Theo is out to save his world, while filling in for someone else's. He must live as Derrick, cousin to King Sebastian, for 30 days. He also must do this without telling a soul. But his life is threatened, and his easy 30 days as Derrick now requires a bodyguard. Zia wants to be able to prove herself. And she gets her chance as protection detail to Derrick. She doesn't instantly like Derrick since they met previously. But while faced with this new assignment, she has to now fight an attraction. As always, Nana Malone drew me into the Royal World of the Winston Isles. We get to meet the many characters of teh Isle and we get to visit all the couples that we have fell in love with from their stories. While the duets are stand alone stories, you will definitely want more after reading this one... So if you haven't read teh previous books, you will find yourself going back. I am looking forward to the conlusion and I can't wait to know how Zia & Derrick & Theo end up in this twisted tale of Royal Romance!
Cali-Jewel 9 months ago
This was a fun, exciting, action packed and engaging journey filled with witty banter, interesting charters and undeniable, unforgettable passion.... I really enjoyed this reading experience from beginning to end. Great reading!
Lost-N-Love-N-Hopeless 9 months ago
loved it and the dose of mystery, doubles, protection, chemistry If you have not had the time to get all the connecting stories to this wonderful country rest assured you will love that you got in on it right now. Take the time to dive right in to this one and then once you have completed it go back to the beginning with a prince that was to become a cocky king, another prince that was in disguise, a princess that was wild and so much more. You will find that this impostor of a billionaire fits right in with all the other things that were going on in and around Winston Isles. You maybe a little sad that you don't have them both but you will be very happy that you started. You a hot hard body that needs protecting from a freaky, crazy, murderer or wannabe, and you get amazing chemistry between two people that really do deserve each other.
TheBookFairyReviews 9 months ago
Falling love should be easy, right? What if the person you fall in love with doesn't really know you. What if she can't know the real you? What if she is there to protect you, as your bodyguard. Theo and Zia have an unlikely beginning, add to that fact that they have to hide their attraction from each other and you have an amazing read. The passion, the danger and the suspense that fills this romance is palpable. I loved how Nana Malone incorporates the characters from her previous novels, bringing the whole royal family together adding more intrigue to the whole mystery that surrounds Theo and Derrick Arlington. I even loved the ending of this book and warning it is a cliff hanger, but totally worth it! Make sure you read the previous books so that you can meet the Royal family! The Prince Duet, The Royals United Duet, and The Royals Undercover
Samanthagirl 10 months ago
Once again Nana Malone has written a terrific addition to the Winston Isles series. Theo and Zia make an interesting couple and I loved how their relationship developed. As for the ending well wow what ever next! Can’t wait. A great book and one I thoroughly enjoyed.
Samanthagirl 10 months ago
Once again Nana Malone has written a terrific addition to the Winston Isles series. Theo and Zia make an interesting couple and I loved how their relationship developed. As for the ending well wow what ever next! Can’t wait. A great book and one I thoroughly enjoyed.
Lisa-Lou 10 months ago
Bodyguard to the Billionaire by Nana Malone is the first book in The Billionaire Duet. This story of a cousin to King sebastian and a Royal Knight is a small step away from the palace and into the penthouse of Billioanire Derrick Arlington. All is not as it seems in the Arlington household. Meet Theo, a Derrick lookalike who has to BE Derrick for the next thirty days and is under a tight contract to not say a word about his true identity to anyone under any circumstances. This makes life so much more difficult when he has to hire a bodyguard on his King's orders. A beautiful woman he already has had one encounter with, is desperate for more, is now his capable bodyguard. Shame she can only know him as Derrick... Zia Barnes is a capable and competent member of the Royal Elite team and is itching for more field work. An itch she instantly regrets when she realizes her new charge is the beautiful grey eyed man from the night of the wedding. Can she keep him safe and keep her heart out of the equation? Nana Malone is a must-read author for me. Her royal duets are addictive and intoxicating. I literally cannot get enough of the Winstone Isles and the royal family, Royal Elite and friends. Loved this. Ends on a cliffhanger, told in dual POV. Enjoy!
cyclay4R 10 months ago
This storyline is such an original story that I was immediately interested and pulled into it. Derrick is a rich playboy who asks Theo to step in for a while and be his look-alike. Theo needs the money so he does it, but then someone wants to harm him and he gets a bodyguard. Zia is assigned to Theo/Derrick. The characters were interesting and intriguing. As the story progresses so does Theo and Zia feeling, which added the element of will Theo tell Zia who he really is. Loved the story, the characters and the flow of everything. Enjoyed.
charlligirl 10 months ago
Men cannot be trusted. Zia has been burned so she does not open up and let herself trust easily. Her ex is a douche, but you would think working with Jax and Trace she would see not all men are like her ex. Derrick Arlington is known to be a class Act (with a capital A). But he seems different. Why? What game is he playing? Ms Malone has me cursing her out right now wanting the conclusion to this story. How dare she leave me hanging like she did. I'm not sure I can wait two months to find out what happens. Here's hoping I can bribe her for an early copy.
Adin419 10 months ago
Mysterious billionaire and his bodyguard. Returning to the Winston Isles has always been a lot of fun and once again Nana does not dissappoints us in this new story about Theo/Derrick and Zia. For must people it is very hard to be who they really are, but if you add to the mix that you have to pretend to be someone else for a month, you are simply asking for trouble. How hard can it be to pretend to be a hot, powerful, playboy, billionaire? Theo is about to find out, but he will be way over his head. Zia will come to the rescue of the handsome but in trouble guy. Together they will make this story steam up with their chemistry and before they realize they will find themselves tangled in a web of mysteries. I have to say that the question to ask is who is the real Derrick??? You wouldn't want to put this book down. From their very first look you will be captured by this amazing story and you will want to know what will happen right away. Many secrets and mysteries are left for us to uncover in the conclusion of this duet, but the passion and the heat leap of the page.
Dss360 10 months ago
Oh my goodness! This story has so much drama, suspense, and mystery. It keeps you glued to the edge of your seat waiting to find out what happens. Theo/Derrick have this amazing personality that just draws you in. Zia is feisty with an independent streak a mile wide. Together they are funny and sweet. You can feel the chemistry throughout the entire story. I absolutely adore this story and I can't wait for the next one. Yes, it ends in a cliffhanger and I was so upset that it ended that way because I wanted to know what happens but, I am positive that the next one is going to be even better. I voluntarily review an advanced reader copy of this book.
tsexygreeneyes1 10 months ago
Bodygaurd to the Billionaire by Nana Malone. This is Book one of Theo/Derrick and Zia's story. From the moment Theo layer eyes on Zia he knew he wanted her but he wasn't who they thought he was. From the beginning the story pulled me in. The action starting from page one and taking me on a journey of mystery and suspense only Nana can take me on. Loved the way Theo and Zia was so attracted to each other that the smallest touch was like fire leaping off the page. The two of them brought a smile to my face. I have my theories about Theo and Derrick. The cliffhanger at the end has me on edge of my seat. Must read book and series. Hurry up with the next book.
JigsawGirl 10 months ago
4.5 stars. I really enjoyed this book. I was so caught up in this story that I completely forgot it was part of a duet until I reached that last page. Theo and Zia were so good together. Witty, fun, and sexy come to mind. Even when they were giving each other grief you could sense the chemistry and sexual tension building between them. There was mystery, intrigue, and suspense. I had some suspicions very early in in the book that I was just waiting to have confirmed. Eventually they were. I can't wait for book 2 that will undoubtedly answer more questions left unasked and unanswered in book one. I voluntarily read and reviewed the Advanced Reader Copy of this book.
Tina_Helzer 10 months ago
This was another amazing book by Nana Malone.. I could not put it down. It kept me hooked from start to finish. I can not wait till the second half of this book comes out so I can see how it all ends. You will not be disappointed. Don't wait and pick it up today.
Tammy-H 10 months ago
I love all of the books in this world. Like always, great characters, mystery, action and full of emotion. I'm so ready to find out what happens next.
cgarr 10 months ago
WOW! Just WOW! Every time I think the last book was the best, I'm proven wrong. Zia is someone I want as a friend. She is dependable but still fun. From Zia's first encounter with Theo, there is so much chemistry between them. Theo is having trouble being Derrick, especially when he's with Zia. The twists in this story are great and the ending....WOW! I'm anxiously waiting for the second part of the duet! I received an advance copy and am voluntarily leaving an honest review.
FS_Meurinne 10 months ago
I am loving this series, Zia and Theo story got to me and is not letting me go, I love the mystery and characters. I went in due to the fact that I love Billionaires books, the suspense is great and the twist in the story, I just need the next one.
MMRNY 10 months ago
I absolutely love this book!! Wow!! I cannot get enough of Nana Malone's Royals series. I am completely and head over heels in love with the Royal Family and the people of the Winston Isles. Bodyguard to the Billionaire is an excellent addition to the Royal Elite series. Bodyguard to the Billionaire takes us on yet another mystery involving a member of the Royal family. It has it all... intrigue, comedy, suspense, sexual tension, a petite feisty bodyguard, and an seriously gorgeous billionaire member of the royal family. Oh, and yeah, it has a doppelganger as well. You see sometimes the billionaire isn't really who everyone thinks he is, which begs the question...where is the real billionaire?!! Zia Barnes and Derrick Arlington aka Theo are a match made in heaven, only thing is these two don't realize it yet, because Zia's job is to guard Derrick/Theo, and Theo's job is to guard his secret. What can go wrong??!! Everything!! What a joy this book was to read, even though it did leave me with a cliffhanger, and now I have to wait in baited suspense to get my answers. I absolutely loved the fact that the book is premised on the notion of doing the wrong thing for the right reason. I also love that my favorites aka all of them from the past Royal books are always brought back into the storytelling, so that there is always a connection to the original books that started it all, Royals Undercover!! Now, I cannot wait for The Billionaire's Secret.
cherigCG 10 months ago
He was on his way to running a company with his skills until it meant letting his best friend and partner get the shaft. Then there was an opportunity not only for his friend and himself but for his mother. When his mirror image walked in with this amazing offer, how could he refuse? He sure should have. But, if he hadn't been impersonating that looks-like-me billionaire he'd never have met Zia. Probably better for her. She became his bodyguard. She's the body he'd like to guard. Only she thinks he's the jerk he's playing. Any chance for them? Zia's job is to keep him safe from the people threatening his life. Not stare at his gorgeousness. She wasn't making that mistake again. And just because some (including her boss) didn't abide by the no messing with the client rule didn't mean she would ignore it. Could they fight their feelings? Even so, what about the deception? There just didn't seem to be a chance and he was being threatened. He didn't want her in danger. The startling end to this one leaves us panting for the end. I can't wait. Another amazing read. Reviewed for Words Turn Me On
Izzybear 10 months ago
I couldn’t put Theo and Zia’s book down. Theo loves his family and friends. He’s good hearted, loyal and genuinely cares about others. The complete opposite of the man who appears to him and offers him a job as body double. Theo takes the job with the best of intentions but things start to go awry quickly once Theo receives his first threat. Now as things start to unravel Theo will not only have to find a way to protect himself and his family, he’ll have to fight for the woman he’s fallen for. I seriously need the rest of their story. I knew going into this book that it was a duet but that made no difference once I got to the last page. Hahaha. Once again Mrs. Malone has left the reader with a spectacular and tantalizing cliffhanger. I have such a book hangover right now. Thankfully the second half comes out fairly soon. I can’t wait to find out how Theo and Zia’s adventure ends.
kgagnon 10 months ago
What a fun and sexy romance! Zia Barnes, part of the Royal Elite team, accidentally steps in to a situation with a sexy stranger. What she finds out is that it was the kings cousin, Derrick, or was it? She is now tasked to help protect him at the kings request. Theo was burned before and when he was hired to pretend to be Derrick for a month, for a large sum, he jumps at the chance. But as he takes on Derricks life, he discovers more secrets and danger than he ever expected. The hardest thing is the sexy bodyguard he is falling for but can't tell her the truth. I really love this story of secret identities, and forbidden love. Zia and Theo are so intriguing and their sexual tension is off the charts. The twists and turns that this story takes is thrilling and breathtaking. I loved that all the family and friends we've grown to love from the past stories are all involved and essential in this book along with new intriguing members of the Royal Elite that I need to know more about. There was still the wonderful humor that Ms Malone does so well, along with intrigue and emotion that kept me totally engaged. I can't wait to find out what happens in the next book!
Fleur_W 10 months ago
What he thought was an easy job for a few months has now turned deadly for some unknown reason and now Derrick/Theo is stuck in his role with Kings Guard Zia watching him while they work out who is after him. I loved how both Theo and Zia are so torn about the attraction but Theo is doubly tortured due to not being who everyone thinks he is. There are some great twists, surprises, hella good steamy scenes as well as some damn frustrating times for everyone in this book and the ending .... gosh darn it I don't want to wait for the next book I want it now!!!
Lashea677 10 months ago
Deception has explosive consequences for two hearts caught in the cross hairs of attraction. Malone pulls a fast one on hearts everywhere with Bodyguard to the Billionaire. Zia finally gets her chance to shine. She's prepared for anything except falling in love. Zia, Theo and Derrick find themselves in a convoluted web that could spell an unhappy ending for more than just them. The Billionaire Duet begins with a topsy turvy game of danger, deception and heat. What a great start to a rollercoaster of a romance.