Series: Red Stone Security #19
Genres: Romantic Suspense
Setting: Miami, FL
Source: ARC, NetGalley
Also in this series: Love Thy Enemy, Dangerous Protector, Lethal Game, Miami, Mistletoe & Murder, Secret Enemy, Saving Danger , Guarding Her, Danger Rising
Also by this author: Enemy Mine, Love Thy Enemy, Dangerous Protector, Sworn to Protect, Shattered Duty, Dark Protector, Lethal Game, Tease Me, Baby, It's Me Again, Baby, Resurrection, Falling For His Mate, Mistletoe Me, Baby, Tempting Danger, Dangerous Witness, Innocent Target, Hunting Danger, Wolf's Mate, Miami, Mistletoe & Murder, Bishop's Knight, Dark Memento, Secret Enemy, Saving Danger , Silent Protector , Guarding Her, Danger Rising
He’s a former thief.
Dimitri’s world is turned upside down when he meets Zamira. The sweet single mom knows nothing about who he used to be. He should stay away, because he’s the last thing she needs in her life. But when she’s targeted by a threat from her past, he can’t keep his distance any longer.
She’s been burned before.
Zamira is a widow raising her twins with the help of her big family. After a devastating betrayal by her deceased husband, dating hasn’t been on her radar in years—until she meets a man who makes her feel alive again. But before she can think about taking the next step with him, a deadly secret threatens to rip her world apart. She knows she can’t handle things alone, yet when Dimitri steps in she realizes he has secrets too. He’s more dangerous than anyone she’s ever met. And the biggest threat he poses is to her heart.
Author Note: all books in the Red Stone Security series may be read as stand-alones, complete with HEA.
Deadly Protector is a real “protector romance” for sure! Dimitri has had a crush on single mom Zamira so when she is being stalked, he jumps into action. If you have read the previous books, you are familiar with Zamira and her sisters. Her family is great. Plus, we have met Dimitri’s friends in the previous books too, so this is like coming home!
Zamira’s former husband was a criminal and now a decade later, one of his criminal buddies needs something. He is sure Zamira still has it and he is going to get it whether or not. The plot moves along at a good pace, and the entire story takes place in about a week. These two have great chemistry and I was certainly engaged in their story. At the end, Dimitri does something dumb that nearly ruins them, which is so irritating. But, otherwise, a solid, quick read!
- POV: 3rd
- Tears: no
- Trope: single mom, damsel in distress, stalker
- Triggers: none
- Series/Standalone: standalone within an interconnected series
- Cliffhanger: View Spoiler »no « Hide Spoiler
- HEA: View Spoiler »yes, with epilogue « Hide Spoiler