Monday, June 22, 2009
Under His Protection by Denise A. Agnew
Title: Under His Protection
Author: Denise A. Agnew
Publisher: Liquid Silver Books
Published date: June 15, 2009
Length: 170 pages
Olivia Scoot had hoped that living a full continent away from her over-protective father and over- emotional mother, would allow her to live her life as she wanted. A quiet and well-reserved librarian from Huntingdon, England, Olivia led a quiet buttoned live. The last thing she expected was to be caught up in a whirlwind that would change her quiet life forever.
SWAT Officer Trey MacGilvary led life as a confirmed bachelor. He thought he knew what he wanted in a woman. He never looked beyond a night of hot sex, he choose women that could care less about a relationship. What he hadn’t expected was the sudden unrelenting attraction he would find in the small mousy librarian, whose life he’d saved.
Both with shadows lurking in their past they’d like to forget about they are thrown into a downward spiral of events guaranteed to change both of their lives forever. A madman from his past has targeted Trey, hell bent on exacting a slow revenge. He determined to take everyone Trey loves away from him. Payment he says for Trey taking away the people ‘he’ had moved most.
I love how this story starts; it has a slow yet addicting hook that pulls you in. Olivia and Trey are two characters’ that are easy to connect to. They come across as normal everyday people, just living the hand life has dealt them. The emotion is portrayed evenly through out the story, and the author has done a great job in keeping the tension strung enough to keep you intrigued, but not strung out so thin that you get bored. She has a wonderfully teasing way of righting that makes you want to yell ‘OH! Don’t you dare let him/her walk away!’. I love Trey and Olivia; they are a great mix of two opposite personalities. This over all to me is a great story; it’s down to earth and easy to get lost in. Its show’s events that could happen to just about anyone on any given day. I give this book four smacks, it truly is an awesome read, and a definite re-read for me.
If you’re looking for a book with characters that you can relate to, this is a book for you. It’s a great read if you want to loose yourself for a few moments, and have that little adventure most long for.
Rating: 4 smacks
Heat Level: sweet/some spice
Reviewer: Stephanie Mayfield