His Lover to Protect (Entangled Brazen) by Katee Robert
(Website, Twitter, Facebook, Goodreads)Also by this author: Foolproof Love, Fool Me Once,
Published by Macmillan on September 7th 2015
Genres: Contemporary, Fiction, General, Romance
A sexy category romance from Entangled's Brazen imprint...He's never met a challenge he couldn't take...Alexis Yeung did everything right....only to watch everything go horribly, horribly wrong. Broken and angry, Alexis high-tails it to Europe, determined to face the world on her own terms and without consequence. Which includes a mind-blowing night with a sexy, scarred stranger.Except, embittered former pararescuer Luke Jackson isn't exactly a stranger. He's supposed to keep an eye on Alexis without her knowing. Ending up in bed together was definitely not the plan. Now he's chasing her (admittedly hot) ass across Europe, a game of cat and mouse that always ends with the two of them tangled up in the sheets.Something in their scarred, damaged souls calls to each other. And God help them, the sex is unbelievably hot. But if Alexis discovers who Luke really is, he'll lose the one thing that makes him feel whole...
His Lover To Protect is a nice addition to the Out Of Uniform series and focuses on Alexis Yeung and Luke Jackson.
Luke, tasked with watching over his friends little sister while she traverses Europe, is having a hard time keeping up. Definitely not something a former pararescuer would ever admit to… and once he gets to know Alexis his job of keeping her safe isn’t really the issue anymore, it’s keeping his identity a secret and fighting the connection between them.
I have to say that while this wasn’t my favorite, I still enjoyed both the characters and the story.
If you read the previous book in this series, you know that Alexis and her family are not on the same page with a lot of things. Her grandparents disagree with her life choices and this has put her on the outs with them, but she is still dealing with the death of her mother and her sister’s pregnancy.
I think the thing I liked best, because this is a favorite trope of mine, is that these two did NOT hit it off immediately. Luke’s dark and broody attitude do nothing to endear him to Alexis and admittedly their first accidental meeting has her pointing out the weaknesses in his body. From there it was fun watching these two let down their guards and get to know each other… confiding in one another the things that they hope and dream for. I really enjoyed getting to know them along the way as well.
If you’re looking for a fun, sexy romance, definitely check out His Lover To Protect and grab the full series while you’re at it.
Thank you to Entangled for an advance copy in exchange for my honest thoughts.