Guard My Body by S. C. Wynne ~ Book Review by Lirtle *** Giveaway ***

Guard My Body is the 1000th review Prism Book Alliance has published! To Celebrate stay tuned for a fantastic giveaway!

guard my body cover 1 Title: Guard My Body

Author: S. C. Wynne

Publisher: Ellora’s Cave

Cover Artist: unknown

Rating: 4.25 of 5 Stars


Andrew has spent the last year barely holding on to the will to live. Life just isn’t as bright without his lover of more than thirty years. He just can’t figure out how to move on, how to create a new life without constantly feeling the gaping hole where his lover should be. He’s not even sure he wants to try. In his fifties, out of the dating game for decades and barely managing day to day, what could he possibly have to offer someone else?

Michael has spent most of his life hopping from one lover to the next. He longs for security and stability but is afraid of sacrificing heat and chemistry—until he lays eyes on Andrew. From their first conversation there is no denying the intense physical attraction between them. With a little faith and a lot of laughter these two men might just discover that age is just a number and the future is bright for those who reach for it.

My View:

Grief. It’s destructive, even if temporarily, and mysterious, debilitating, and can turn you into someone you don’t even recognize yet are reluctant to let go. Suffocating, and then you don’t care that you can’t talk to “normal” people about “normal” things, no longer able to hide how broken you are, to keep it all from revealing how lost you feel.

And then…

Oh, Andrew, no one is too old for butterflies, especially those caused from across a crowded room, unexpected and unnerving, by way of a dark-haired man who makes yours stand on end in the best way. I completely understand your conflicting thoughts and feelings. All very real.

Want to know how to get people to buy into what you’re telling? By writing honestly, by your characters behaving in authentic ways, speaking their truths. Flawed. Sad. Surprised by life. Hopeful, trying. Uncertain and confused. Human. This is Andrew and I really like him.

Michael, you are a man after my own heart: straight forward, no BS, blunt in that fantastic way that usually only other blunt people can appreciate with an understanding sigh and a smile. What are we going to find out about you? Even Andrew caught that slight reveal of vulnerability of yours.

Can you sense the tug between these two? Believe me, it’s there. They’re much closer to fifty years old than not. That oh so true feeling of one’s life experiences giving you strength messily mixed in with something that completely knocks the ground right from under your feet is there for both of them. They’re each circling around their futures, worried, hurt, wondering if they’ll ever feel one coming again or not.

There are some small “cheats” here and there that felt like attempts to unnecessarily youngin’-up these two guys. Let ‘em be! They’re wonderful and real and I like them with their traces of gray in their hair and plenty of life left to revel in and share.

I want more of these stories and I want more of these stories from this author. *drops mic*

Buy Links

Ellora’s Cave
Amazon US
Amazon UK
Barnes & Noble

I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.


To celebrate 1000 reviews as Prism Book Alliance, we are giving away a fantastic prize!  1 lucky commenter on this post will receive an eCopy of Guard my Body and a RainbowCon/RT swag pack complete with a fantastic Prism Book Alliance Tote bag!

A second commenter will receive an eCopy of Guard my Body and $10 in Omni Bucks to AllRomance eBooks.


Farewell Giveaway
I have a number of paperbacks, most of which are signed, to giveaway. Over the between now (11 Mar 2017) and 31 Mar 2017, every comment on the blog (this post and all other new posts), will be entered to win 1 of these paperbacks. There are also some misc swag items, so there will be a few packs of these to give away as well.

Thank you so much for your support over the last 4 years. Prism will be closing its doors on 1 April 2017. All content will remain available, but no new content will appear after 31 Mar 2017. As such all request forms have been turned off. Again Thank you,

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38 thoughts on “Guard My Body by S. C. Wynne ~ Book Review by Lirtle *** Giveaway ***

  1. Congratulations on your 1000th reviews that is just amazing!!! The books sounds really great it’s nice to have a book with couple that are not their twenties.


    • You’re welcome, this was such a great mix of a read, what with the very difficult situation but two characters who ultimately can’t be kept down. *nudge nudge* think we’ll ever get more of them? 😉

  2. Congrats on the 1000th review! That is amazing! The book looks fantastic too. I’m definitely adding it to my wishlist.

  3. Congrats on the 1000 review! I am fairly new to the blog so I better get to catchin up huh? 🙂
    I would luv to win the grand prize….I am homebound and unable to attend author/reader conferences and dont get alotta swag….unless book friends send me some they pick up for me….so this prize is right up my “chair” …….*zooms off in her chair to chant lemme win please, lemme win* 🙂

    Seriously, congrats on the 1000th and thank you for the chance at great prizes!

    your blogger fan,

  4. Wow… 1000 reviews. Congratulations. And this on really makes me want to read this. Great review. drops mic. 🙂

  5. You have a great blog and deserve a huge congrats for being so successful. This book sounds intriguing – I like a good book with older mc’s!

  6. I love to come to the blog and read. I have discovered a lot of new authors. This is a new author for me but the book sounds great. Adding to my tbr pile. Thanks for a chance to win

  7. It is very true that age can just be a number especially since grief is involved. It too can make strange bedfellows from missing someone so dear to want to feel something else, like living still, even the one that’s left behind to say I am alive, I’m here. This is one book I would love to win, it looks great.

  8. OMG!!! Congrats for your 1000 reviews!! You totally deserve it!!! The book sounds terrific!! Thank you for this amazing giveaway!!

  9. First of all, congratulations Prism Book Alliance!! You deserve 10000000000000 more reviews **jumps up and down**. Plus, Guard my Body book really calls to me…GRRRRRRRR!! **wants it** Thank you for this awesome giveaway.

  10. Congratulations on the 1000th review, and on keeping the quality up for all that time.

    This book sounds wonderful, especially since it deals with two not quite spring chicken anymore characters.

  11. Congratulations on your 1000 reviews and thank you for offer us a chance to win a book and some swag, thank you 🙂 I would love to win a copy of this book, fingers crossed 🙂

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