Vanessa Smith has her heart guarded. She’s been married to a man that sleeps around and has made her think she’s ugly and undeserving. Everything changes when she is knocked down by the famous basketball player, Jackson Berrios. A friendship ensues and everything she thought she knew about men turns out to be wrong.
Jackson Berrios was out for a run in a new city when he made contact with the beautiful Vanessa Smith. He instantly knew she was different from most girls but can he make her see that he’s different from her cheating husband?
Guarded is a story I think that quite a few women can relate to. Vanessa has been cheated on by her husband and made to feel as if she is worthless and unattractive so when a man shows interest in her, of course she doubts his intentions. Rivera writes a beautiful love story and the only reason I am not rating Guarded a 5 is because I wanted this to be more than a novella!!!