Title: The Protector
When Marine Force Recon captain Cullen Loughman learns that his father’s been kidnapped, he will do whatever it takes to find him. In order to achieve his mission, Cullen will need to team up with the best of the best—someone who just happens to be the most stunning woman he’s ever laid eyes on…
This isn’t the first rodeo for ex—Air Force pilot Mia Carter. Still, Cullen’s bad-boy good looks and charm are distracting her from duty. . .and it appears that the feeling is mutual. As Mia and Cullen make their descent into a dark, dangerous world, their attraction reaches the boiling point. But is their desire worth the risk when a ruthless enemy is waiting in the wings—or will their Lone Star love conquer all?
Author: Donna Grant
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Midnight's Lover, Midnight's Seduction, Midnight's Warrior, Midnight's Kiss Part I
Series: Sons of Texas #2
Other books in this series that we've reviewed: The Hero
Published by St Martin's Source: Publisher
Published: January 3rd 2017
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Military Romance, Romantic Suspense
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The Protector is a well written, interesting story with engaging characters. There’s plenty of nail-biting suspense as Cullen and Mia go up against the worst group of bad guys ever. The two are well trained and highly effective at what they do. I loved that Cullen found Mia’ strength so attractive. He was in no way threatened that she could take care of herself. Cullen is just the kind of man Mia can respect and be with.
The action was intense with Mia questioning who was really an ally and who was an enemy. Their escape from her cabin was along the lines of the best action movies. Their time evading the men sent to kill them even served to further their relationship, bringing them closer together.
I didn’t read the first book but didn’t find myself lost in the story. I found the military inaccuracies frustrating but the average reader will not likely notice. Also, at times the story didn’t work well for me. The relative ease with which the worst combination of the South American cartels and Russian mobsters were bested by Cullen and Mia was questionable to me.
Overall, the book was a good read and Grant a talented writer.