“Are you here to arrest me, Officer King?”
When Officer Mitchell King—her ex and the only guy Tash Buckley has ever loved—arrives on her doorstep, claiming she needs his protective custody, Tash is more concerned by the heart-fluttering, pulse-racing effect he still has on her!
Confined to Mitch’s beachside cabin, Tash finds it increasingly difficult to resist her delicious protector…
The Wild Ones duet continues with The Rebel and the Heiress, available next month!
When I picked it up, I didn’t realise this book was set in Australia. I guess my default mind setting for books from Harlequin is “American”! So that was a nice surprise for this Australian reader.
Her Irresistible Protector has an interesting concept for a book in this line. It has a very different plotline with a little hint of suspense to it that I didn’t even know you could find in this series. Books in the Romance line are quite short (50 000 words), so our hero is at our heroine’s door and shepherding her to a safe house within the first pages.
I definitely think the author captured a feel of Australia with this one. I was happy that Harlequin kept the proper spelling and most of the proper terminology in. One thing that stopped me cold was the characters calling mobile phones ‘cell phones’ – we do NOT call them that! It was especially jarring as the rest of the book was so spot-on.
I became a little frustrated with both characters at various parts of the story, but that’s to be expected when they’re having a serious disagreement about a man of their mutual acquaintance. I do like some angst in my books, and this one had it.
In the end, this is still a product of its category line, so nothing gets too dark or too angst-ridden.
One thing to note is that you should absolutely read this book before reading the companion book!
Her Irresistible Protector could be read in one sitting, and was a decent little read with the added bonus of feeling more contemporary than many in its series.
Review copy provided by NetGalley.