Genres: Romance, Romantic Suspense
Published by Self Published on December 29, 2012
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No woman ever affected Red Stone Security expert Kell Malone quite like Charlotte Bastien. It’s been a year since that incredibly intense night they spent together and he still can’t get her out of his head. When he discovers she’s in Miami – with their three-month-old son – he’s stunned. Hurt. He’s also determined to know his child, and if she’ll give him the chance, to make a life with the stubborn woman who has sworn off love.
Single mom Charlotte came to Miami to tell Kell about their son, and that’s all – she won’t open her heart just to have it trashed by another man. Unfortunately, Kell makes that hard. He’s everything she wants, and just one look from him unleashes wicked memories and wild desires. When she witnesses a murder and lands on a hit list, Kell steps up to protect her and their son, but winning her love proves to be the hardest mission he’s ever undertaken.
I had the pleasure of reading all five of the Red Stone Security books in a condensed period of time and found several themes:
- A love for the dominant, alpha male who will also care for the ones he loves.
- The idea that once you meet the one you’re supposed to be with, your true mate, a part of you instinctively knows it.
- Amusing interactions; witty, strong-willed women; and intense sex scenes.
In His to Protect, Reus spins a tale of intense love, past scars and a melding of two souls into one, whether the characters want it or not.
Charlotte and Kell spent one night together a year before, after the finality of Charlotte’s relationship with her husband. Kell had loved her from afar for years but respected the sanctity of marriage and kept his distance. But that one night was one that neither of them forgot – especially when Charlotte had a daily reminder as she found out she was pregnant with Kell’s child.
She returns a year later, their son three-months-old. Of course, Kell doesn’t know this yet, but spots her across the room at a party by first noticing her delectable derriere… and, of course, recognizing it to be hers.
The story continues as he tries to convince her to live with him for a bit, so he can get to know his son, and, though he doesn’t tell her, so he can win her for life. This becomes a necessity when she witnesses a murder and needs to find a safe place to stay. Kell steps up and protects her (hence: the title).
I enjoyed in this book what I’ve enjoyed in Ms Reus’ other books, as I mentioned before. She believes in a strong, independent female lead. She believes in strong, alpha men who will do most anything to protect their women. She believes in the power of family and loyalty and love.
I was swept away by the story, wishing that men like Kell (and the other men of Red Stone Security) were a daily occurrence for women everywhere… but mostly for me.
Tempers flash, wits clash and the sex scenes are HOT!
So read on, readers – I encourage you to start from book one in the series and go on from there.
I, for one, intend to follow this series to its conclusion and have already begun to pick up her other books.
Enjoy! I sure did!