I really love bodyguard romance. Always have. But I've noticed something that often happens in this trope that REALLY annoys me. Here it goes (takes deep breath):
Too often, I've found, that in bodyguard romance, the person being guarded is a horrible brat. Even after their life is in danger or something creepy has happened, they still insist on not needing a bodyguard. Then, when their family/friends/loved ones hire one for them anyway, they stomp their feet and proceed to make the bodyguard's life a living hell because WHO ARE THEY TO TELL ME WHAT TO DO? Well, princess, they're the person trying to save your miserable, bratty life, and frankly, a little gratitude wouldn't be out of the question.
So, if you have recommendations for great bodyguard romance where the person being guarded is happy to have the extra help and doesn't do everything in their power to make the bodyguard miserable, I'm ALL EARS. Mature protectors falling for mature protectees. Is that too much to ask?
Also, if anyone knows of any female bodyguards, I'd be REALLY interested in those recs.
And while we're at it, here are some bodyguard romances I've found that meet my criteria perfectly:
The Mogul and the Muscle by Claire Kingsley
Semi-Sane by Isabel Jordan
Royally Endowed by Emma Chase
Saving Liberty by Helena Newbury
Hard Asset by Pamela Clare