Today I am doing a Triple Duty Bodyguards book review. Once again Lily Gold has given us a why-choose romance where as a reader you also will not want to choose between the guys in a polyam relationship between one woman and three men.
As usual I will try to keep spoilers to a minimum however, there may still be a few small spoilers in this review.
“Don’t apologize. I think it’s kind of cute. We have matching unhealthy coping mechanisms. How adorable is that?”Lily Gold, Triple Duty Bodyguards
Triple Duty Bodyguards is a why-choose romance featuring one woman and three hot bodyguards. There are sexually explicit scenes with multiple partners and lots discussions on mental health.
Since we don’t always get trigger warnings on books I like to give trigger warnings in my reviews. This can help people avoid certain triggers that could hurt their mental well being.
Possible Triggers in this book are:
- Gun Violence
- Sexual Assault
- Sexual Explicit Scenes
- Sexual Harrassment
- Slut Shaming
- Suicide Mention
For a list of the triggers I look for you can check out this link here. This may or may not be a complete list of triggers for this book, I do my best to make sure I mark anything that could be a potential trigger but I may accidentally miss triggers.
Triple Duty Bodyguards Synopsis
When actress Briar Saint’s home is broken into and a threatening message is left, a new security team needs to be hired. Three ex SAS bodyguards arrive and immediately her world is turned upside down with changes. Not to mention they are incredibly hot and the spark between them is undeniable. As her stalker gets bolder, they get more protective, and she just needs to do the job required of her by her own contracts with the studio.
Lily Gold writes beautiful why-choose romances with memorable characters, hilarious dialogue, and a story you can’t put down. I’ve loved every book I’ve read from Lily Gold and she’s quickly risen to the “if she writes it I’ll read it and likely buy it” list.
Triple Duty Bodyguards Reading Experience
I rarely cry with contemporary romance but this book hit me hard in the feels. There is a lot of talk around psychology and mental health in this book and the emotions that are felt are so raw that you feel them yourself. I loved how Lily brought these characters and their mental health problems to life.
Going in you really believe you are just getting a bodyguard why-choose romance but then you are hit with a story about a woman who has been labeled a bitch and she embraces that to protect herself from being walked all over. I didn’t think I would relate to Briar but I did on so many levels.
Then we have the ex-SAS bodyguards who are so different in their personalities. Lily highlights how men too can suffer in their mental health and normalizes seeking help for that. It’s beautiful and I’d love to see more of that in future books I read.
Triple Duty Bodyguards is 422 pages and it took me about 6 hours to read it in total. I will say once I started it though I couldn’t put it down I had to read right through it. The story was sweet, the action was great, the characters were amazing.
Triple Duty Bodyguards Book Review
I’ve read Nanny of the Neighbors and Faking with Benefits by Lily Gold and I absolutely loved both books. You can read my Faking With Benefits Book Review here. I didn’t think I would be interested in Triple Duty Bodyguards based on the excerpt but since I love Lily Gold’s writing style I figured I would give it a try.
While the press claims that Briar is “Britain’s Biggest Bitch” I never got that from her. What I saw from the start was a woman with anxiety who had been hurt before and protects herself. Immediately, I fell in love with this character because her story is one of strength as she tries to grow from some horrible experiences.
While Matt is judgmental in the beginning, his struggles and growth through the story are fantastic though. Kenta and Glen are both complete sweethearts who I immediately loved. I really enjoyed the friendship between the three men, their trust of each other, and how they play into each other’s strengths throughout the whole book.
We do get a point of view from the stalker which on one level helps to understand their mindset but I’m not the biggest fan of getting the villain’s point of view. Lily did it well though and in a way that didn’t completely spoil what was going to happen to our main characters.
I loved every part of this book and felt the story was well written. I enjoyed how expectations are smashed, twists come into play, and how our main characters go through their own healing throughout the story.
Before I rate this book I want to give you a bit of background about what my rankings mean. I typically read books that I check out through the Libby app with my local library or through Kindle Unlimited.
I rarely buy ebooks unless they are cheaply priced or on sale. I also very rarely buy physical copies of books. I’m a bit of a minimalist so I have to absolutely adore a book to buy a physical copy that will be proudly displayed in my home.
So my ranking system is as follows:
- 5 Stars equals I am buying a physical copy of this book. I will read this book at least 10 more times, it is the best ever.
- 4 stars equals a great book. I might buy an ebook version when it’s on sale so that I can re-read it at least one more time.
- 3 stars equals a good book. I likely won’t read again but I appreciate the story.
- 2 stars equals “Meh.” I will not read this book again, it had a lot of problems and I did not care for it.
- 1 star equals a bad book. I barely finished this book and I will never recommend anyone waste valuable book reading time on this book.
- 0 stars is a did not finish book. I will never finish that book and it is banished.
Triple Duty Bodyguards gets 5 stars, 4 peppers, and 1 tissue. I didn’t cry a lot but I had a few moments where my eyes may have leaked a bit. This book is heavy in mental health and I loved watching the struggle and healing that comes with taking care of mental health issues. The tension, heat, and spice was fantastic and not overdone like it can sometimes be in why-choose romance books.
Final Thoughts on Triple Duty Bodyguards
I really enjoyed this book and if you liked any of Lily Gold’s books this one is a must read. If you are new to why-choose romance and like contemporary romance reads with plenty of spice, Triple Duty Bodyguards and Faking with Benefits are a great place to start.
If you are looking for more books like this I recommend reading more from Lily Gold, as well as the Salacious Players Club series from Sara Cate.