Protect Me has it all. Solid, sharp storytelling, dynamic, believable characters, sexy romance, thrilling plot, and a close-knit family you immediately want to get to know.
Mia Donovan and Finn O’Rourke shine as this book’s hero and heroine. Mia is a tough, determined police officer who doesn’t let the badge hide her soft femininity, letting the reader know you don’t have to sacrifice one for the other. Finn is billed as a typical Hollywood actor, but what Mia finds instead is a man who doesn’t believe all the hype and just wants to excel at his craft. She quickly finds herself incapable of resisting his charm, sexy smile, and surprisingly down to earth personality.
There’s a perfect balance of romance and suspense as Mia and Finn face off against the increasingly dangerous stalker that’s obsessing over Finn while the clock ticks away at their time together before Finn returns to California. Watson builds the suspense nicely, just as she does Mia and Finn’s feelings for each other.
I really loved these two together, both characters surprising me with how much I liked them individually and as a couple. There’s a nice depth to both, enough to make the reader really care about them.
For those that have read the previous books in the series, you’ll recognize lots of old faces. But even if you haven’t read any of the Donovan Family series (I’m a newbie to the series), no worries as this can easily be read as a standalone. The only danger is you’ll immediately want to go out and read the rest of the series.
This is my first Margaret Watson book, but definitely won’t be my last.
4 Stars. Heat Level: 3
I received this book from the author in exchange for honest feedback.
Protect Me was published Dragonfly Press in November 2015.