Title: His To Protect
A warm home for broken hearts, the Fireside Grill serves up hope and healing in equal measure. Stacey Lynn’s sensual, deeply emotional series heats up as a jaded restaurateur falls hard for a woman who’s hiding from a damaged past.
Declan James lost his last ounce of trust the day his wife walked out the door, leaving him to save the restaurant they built together. Throwing himself into his work, Declan swears off women—or at least, women who expect him to stick around in the morning. But when he discovers a skittish beauty scrounging through the Fireside’s trash to feed her dog, Declan offers her a job and a place to rest her head. There’s just something about her that awakens his protective side. And soon, not even that mangy mutt can stop Declan from caring for her.
After one too many trips to the ER, Trina Wilson finally gathered the courage to leave her husband, taking only her car and hyperactive boxer. Unfortunately, life on the run proves harder than she anticipated—until Declan takes a leap of faith on her. But even as Trina starts to see beyond his gruff exterior, she can’t relax, even for a moment. Not with her husband still tracking her down. What Trina doesn’t know is that in Declan, she has a powerful ally—and, if she would only follow her heart, a devoted lover.
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Author: Stacey Lynn
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: His to Love, His to Cherish, Dominate Me, His to Seduce
Other books in this series that we've reviewed: His to Love, His to Cherish, His to Seduce
Published by LoveSwept Source: Publisher
Published: July 12th 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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That moment when you pick up your next book, not really paying that much attention, to find out that you’re the second installment of a series you’ve been waiting for. SCORE! Yep, that was my exact feeling yesterday when I picked this up and starting reading it. And I never put it down.
Before I continue, I need to put up a HUGE DISCLAIMER. So consider yourself warned. If you have ever been a victim of abuse or no someone who’s gone through it, this “may” not be the book for you. Especially if it’s still too soon (you know what I mean). But for those who have had the courage to get help and move forward in life, this is a wonderful story about being loved the right way, the correct way, the only way.
Although this isn’t exactly “labeled” the second in the Fireside series, this picks up pretty much where the first leaves us. But this time around we get to experience Declan. The one and only owner of the Fireside Grill that “the ladies” were drooling over in the first installment. Not only is he ridiculously built and drop dead gorgeous, he’s one of the good guys. Not necessarily the law enforcement guy, but the one who works hard, plays hard and loves even harder. He cherishes those he calls friends and worships the ones he loves. Thank goodness his ex-wife decided that he wasn’t worth keeping (crazy), because it left the door wide open for Trina.
Trina is running. Running from her past. Running from her extremely abusive husband and isn’t looking back. To top it off, she has little to no money, a dog to feed and not a clue as to where she’s going other than Canada. I’m not even going to tell you how she meets Declan because it’s just shear survival at that point. But her courage to run, to find herself again and to live not only has Declan mesmerized, but pretty much willing to do anything to protect her.
I WILL NOT ruin this read for you by hinting how things go. The author does a fantastic job explaining Trina’s past, while encouraging the future. Declan plays the best hero role EVER and I’ve fallen just a little harder for him. That being said…..HOLY MOTHER OF ALL THAT IS….there is a cliffhanger that will literally leave you speechless. SPEECHLESS!!!!!!!!!!!