Protected By Love (Montana Heat 0.5)
My Rating: 5
Genres: Romantic Suspense, some violence
Publication: June 20th 2017
Read: June 21st 2017
Kindle: 191 pages
Series: Montana Heat
POV: Third-person dual perspectives
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.
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
5 Stars to Protected BY Love (Montana Heat 0.5 by Jennifer Ryan
Protected By Loveis interconnected to Jennifer Ryan’s Montana Men Series. You don’t have to read that series to enjoy this book. Protected By Loveis a standalone.
If you are a fan of romantic suspense, you will love Jennifer Ryan’s novels. I certainly do!
Caden and Mia…….
This book was shorter than Jennifer’s usual novels. However, being a novella did not make this book lack for anything. Packed with suspense, danger, some violence, Protected By Love was a brilliantly written story.
Caden is a DEA agent. His job is dangerous and doesn’t leave much time for romance. Unfortunately, danger will follow him into his personal life in this book.
After recent arrests involving a drug dealer, Caden feels like he can finally breath. For once he would like to put his own needs first. Due to unforeseen circumstances and possibly a poor memory, lol, Caden has stood up the woman his aunt has been trying to fix him up with. Not once, but twice Caden stood her up! Mia. Caden has never met Mia but he wants to. He only hopes she will give him a third chance.
Mia definitely does not want to give Caden a third chance. By standing her up twice already, he has painted himself a big unreliable jerk. Unfortunately Mia’s aunt along with Caden’s aunt, convince her to give him one more chance.
Their date together was actually perfect. Their attraction to each other was instant with strong chemistry as well as protectiveness on both sides. The sparks and sizzle between them could not be denied. I truly believed they were soulmates.
Unfortunately before their first date is even over, danger has taken them captive. What follows is nothing less than horrific and scary circumstances. I will add however, that there were some things that Mia did that made me laugh and in the process, lightened up the angst. I love Mia! She was sassy, witty, loyal, and even fearless. Caden may have been terrified for Mia’s safety, because of the circumstances they found themselves in, however he was also impressed with Mia’s bravery, quick thinking and determination.
Mia and Caden made an amazing couple. Even knowing they will have a happy ending does not make light of the ordeal they went through together to have it.
This was yet another amazing read by Jennifer Ryan. The next book to come in this series will feature Trigger. He is Caden’s brother; also DEA. Some of the unresolved danger from Protected By Lovewill carry over to the next book, Escape To You. In addition, there is even more suspense/danger following the heroine. Just from reading the blurb/teaser we got at the end of Caden’s book, I believe Trigger’s story is even darker. Sadly we won’t have that book until August. Oh what a long wait! So there will be no chance of missing the release, I pre-ordered Escape To You. 😉
My review is honest and unbiased. (Although I admit to having a soft spot for anything written my Jennifer Ryan.)