Genres: Romantic Suspense
Setting: Verona Bay, FL
Source: ARC, NetGalley
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
Some secrets keep you safe…
Adeline Rodriguez left her violent past behind, buried her secrets and started over in Verona Bay. Now a successful co-owner in a local pet grooming business, she’s made a life for herself in this idyllic community, and has real friends. Thanks to her past, the only thing she hasn’t mastered yet is a real relationship. And when circumstances lead her to finally let her guard down with sexy Mac Collins, he completely ghosts her. Her first instinct is to close herself off again, but she decides to confront him instead—and that fateful decision puts her directly in the crosshairs of a killer.
Others can destroy you…
Mac has wanted Adeline since the moment they met, but she made it clear that she didn’t want a relationship. So he kept his distance. When they’re trapped together in a remote cabin, things change between them. But Mac’s past has come back to haunt him, so he pushes her away to protect her. Unfortunately, it’s already too late. Adeline is now a target too. To save her, Mac has no choice except to end the threat. Only then can he try to win over the woman he can’t live without. But winning over the feisty Adeline might prove to be harder than stopping a killer.
Author note: All books in the Verona Bay series may be read as stand-alones.
Reasons to read Silent Protector:
- Hunky former Marine
- Lovable heroine who faces her fears
- Danger that isn’t because of the heroine’s past!
I really loved both Mac and Adeline. Mac is truly a gentleman who is protective, but not over the top. Adeline has trauma in her background, but she doesn’t use that as a reason to prevent her from opening up. I also loved that the suspense doesn’t come from the heroine or from the relationship between the hero and heroine. The small town setting is a winner as well because you get such great side characters!
Overall, Silent Protector is a perfect binge read while quilting and sipping tea!
- POV: 3rd
- Tears: no
- Trope: former military, small town
- Triggers: View Spoiler »domestic abuse (off page) « Hide Spoiler
- Series/Standalone: stand alone within an interconnected series
- Cliffhanger: View Spoiler »no « Hide Spoiler
- HEA: View Spoiler »yes « Hide Spoiler