Series: Fireside #2
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Source: ARC, NetGalley
Also in this series: His to Seduce
Also by this author: Just One Regret (Just One Song Book 3), His to Seduce
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.
His To Protect
I do love a protective Alpha and Declan certainly matches that description! Declan meets Trina while she is rummaging through his trash for food. He can tell she has been abused but he feels that immediate pull to her and strong desire to protect her.
If you don’t like the insta-love thing, don’t read this. Just don’t. Its DRIPPING with it. I feel like this book is one of hundreds like this: abused woman discovered by a man who can’t stop his primal urge to protect her. Don’t get me wrong, I think its hot. I enjoy a good alpha male as much as the next girl, but there isn’t really anything original about the story. Did I read it? Yep! I don’t always want the next great American novel. Sometimes, its good to have a hot guy doing whatever he can for a broken girl-even when its predictable.
I was a little confused as to why her husband had so much ‘power’ and why it was so important that she be the perfect wife. His dad was a senator. There was nothing mentioned about the son going into politics or anything so I was really confused as to why HE was so powerful when it was really his dad that had political influence.
His to Protect is a dual POV story and while filled with insta-love and predictability, if you want a short read with an alpha male saving the damsel in distress, grab this book! Its book 2 but a total stand alone. I actually am going to grab book 1. I am a sucker for the damsel in distress stories no matter how predictable!
- POV: dual 1st
- Tears: none
- Trope: damsel in distress
- Triggers: domestic abuse mentioned but not described in detail
- Series/Standalone: standalone within an interconnected series.
- Cliffhanger: no
- HEA: View Spoiler »Yes, of course. Declan saves Trina and they live happily ever after. « Hide Spoiler