TITLE: Under His Protection
SERIES: Dreamspun Desires
PUBLISHER: Dreamspinner Press
GENRE: Contemporary Romance
RELEASE DATE: April 16, 2019
They can escape their enemies, but not the desire between them.
Prosecutor Camden Warren is on the fast track to professional nirvana. With his charm, his sharp legal mind, and his father as chief judge in the highest court in NY, he can’t fail. Nothing can derail his rise to the top… until an attempt on his life forces him to accept the help of a man he walked out on five years ago.
Wounded in the line of duty, Lieutenant Elijah Stephenson wants to ride his new desk job until retirement—not take a glorified babysitting gig with more risk than it’s worth… especially not protecting the entitled lawyer who disappeared after the best sex of their lives.
The threat against Camden’s life is real, but their passion for each other might prove the greatest danger they’ve yet to face.
Camden Warren and Elijah Stephenson have a past. When life-threatening circumstances force to them together, it’s not the reunion they expected or even wanted. Elijah was perfectly happy living in denial about how much the enigmatic Executive ADA affected him. Camden is just trying to stay afloat when expectations threaten to drown him. Throw in a fanatic cult trying to kill Camden, and things go from bad to worse.
Lieutenant Elijah Stephenson is a stubborn, sexy hunk of man meat. I enjoyed his character immensely. His protectiveness and soft heart just won me over big time. He really thought he had met someone he could see creating a future with until that someone just left him and his heart without a backward glance. It was a meaningless encounter is what he kept telling himself, one of many. Deny, deny, deny. After an undercover assignment goes south, Elijah is left brutally beaten and questions everything about himself and his worth. He’s not broken just bruised, and a certain sexy blast from the past does more than just mend old wounds.
Executive ADA Caden Warren is Elijah’s opposite in many ways. He’s from a pompous family with old money and deep influences. His father has a plan for his son and knows exactly how to get Cam to toe the line. After walking out on Elijah, he’s left hollow and regretful. Camden is forced to face his demons and past regrets when a vengeful cult tries to take him out before he can put them on trial. He’s surprised the one man that can bring him to his knees is his police guard. Camden soon finds himself in the fight of his life, personally and professionally. Can he save both?
This was a great, entertaining story. In the pretense of being completely honest, I did have to skim through some parts. In some sections, the narration was tedious and drawn out. That usually would draw me out of the book, but this one was good enough that I didn’t find myself drawn away from the story. This is my first book by this author, and I look forward to reading others in the future.
***The ARC was provided by Dreamspinner Press. My review is an honest opinion of the book ***
Review edited by : Laura McNellis