Tuesday, June 23, 2015

ARC Review: Protector for Hire (Front and Center, #4) by Tawna Fenske

Title: Protector for Hire
Series: Front and Center, #4
Author: Tawna Fenske
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Length: 250 pages
ISBN: 978-1-63375-307-5
Release Date: June 30, 2015
Imprint: Lovestruck

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Keeping her safe is crucial. Guarding his heart is impossible.

Haunted by his time in Iraq, former soldier Schwartz Patton goes off the grid, retreating deep into Montana’s untamed wilderness. Now, ten years into his self-imposed solitude, his brother tracks him down and asks for a favor. A woman is in danger, and she needs help…and Schwartz is the only one who can protect her.

Designer-loving city girls like Janelle Keebler don’t belong in the wilderness. Unless, of course, they’re witnesses to a murder by their psycho drug-trafficking ex-husbands. Still, Janelle can’t help the immediate physical response she has to her sexy-as-sin protector that leaves her wanting more than she could have ever imagined. Even if he does make terrible coffee…

Every word, every touch, every kiss ignites a need Schwartz thought he’d lost forever. He can’t stop the desperate attraction simmering between him and Janelle, even if he wanted to. Even if it means it could get them both killed.

Janelle Keebler thought that she found 'the one'. Only 'the one' turned out to be a drug dealing murder. Now Janelle is on the run and the only person who can keep her safe is her sister's fiance's brother - the same brother the Patton family hasn't seen or heard from in ten years.

Schwartz was fine living his life on his own until Janelle tripped and fell into his arms and made herself at home in his secluded life. Now he wants her, but can he keep herself at the same time?

I loved everything about Protector for Hire, truly. The interactions between Schwartz and Janelle range from light and humorous to heated and steamy tension. Janelle is a city girl all the way through and yet she slides seamlessly into Schwartz' life and cabin like it's no big deal. Kudos for that. Also, I loved that Schwartz, this big manly man, has an addiction to poptarts. I thought that was hilarious. Schwartz is caring (hello, he saved a half wolf dog!), protective, and handsome. Pretty much the perfect package, actually.

I had never read a prior book in this series which means that these books CAN be read as stand-alones. Although with how much I absolutely loved this gem, I will be reading the previous three books as soon as possible. 

There were moments I laughed out loud and moments where I shook my head at these two, but all of those moments just added up to make this a highly enjoyable read. I loved this couple and especially Schwartz, who undergoes this transformation. And when his family came together at the end of the book to save the day? Pretty epic, which furthermore shows me I NEED to read the previous three books, because if they are even half as good as this one, I will probably have found my new favorite series.

Tawna Fenske delights audience with her writing style and touch of humor while lightly touching on a serious subject and putting it out there that PTSD is real and so is survivor's guilt. I really enjoyed Fenske's way with words and how she weaves together such a great story.


1 comment:

  1. Yey! This was an awesome book! I've read two of the earlier books in the series and they are just as good! Enjoy!