on June 20, 2017
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Also in this series: Escape to You
It was more than another blind date . . .
It was DEA Agent Caden Cooke’s third chance to impress beautiful chef Mia Martin. He’d already stood her up twice, and was shocked she was even giving him another chance. For Caden, taking down the bad guys is important, but Mia’s made it clear there’s no excuse for his bad behavior. So he’s vowed to make it worth her while with an apology he’s cooked up just for her.
From the moment they meet, it’s clear this isn’t just another fix up. The sparks flying between them are undeniable; the tension is electric. Then, suddenly, the best moments of their lives turn treacherous when a drug dealer set on revenge puts their lives in danger. And Mia and Caden quickly realize they will do anything to protect the other—and live for the love neither of them expected.
I received a review copy of this book from the publisher.
Protected By Love kicks off Jennifer Ryan’s newest Western romance/romantic suspense series, Montana Heat. It’s a novella, which means that events and relationship development move pretty quickly (maybe too quickly.) However, the novella grabbed my attention and kept it from the start, and I enjoyed both Mia and Caden as well as the interplay and sparks between them.
If you don’t enjoy danger and violence with your romance—and by violence, I mean gritty, realistic shootouts, kidnapping, and murder—then this novella and this series are probably not for you. I’ll be honest: this one skirted very close to the edge for me in that regard, but the characters and fast pace kept me reading anyway.