Title: Protector for Hire
Author: Tawna Fenske
My Rating: A
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Series: Front and Center #4
Main Characters: Schwartz and Janelle
Release Date: June 2015
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Sexual Intensity: hot
Haunted by his time in Iraq, former soldier Schwartz Patton goes off the grid, retreating deep into Montana’s untamed wilderness. Now, ten years into his self-imposed solitude, his brother tracks him down and asks for a favor. A woman is in danger, and she needs help...and Schwartz is the only one who can protect her.
Designer-loving city girls like Janelle Keebler don't belong in the wilderness. Unless, of course, they're witnesses to a murder by their psycho drug-trafficking ex-husbands. Still, Janelle can't help the immediate physical response she has to her sexy-as-sin protector that leaves her wanting more than she could have ever imagined. Even if he does make terrible coffee...
Every word, every touch, every kiss ignites a need Schwartz thought he’d lost forever. He can't stop the desperate attraction simmering between him and Janelle, even if he wanted to. Even if it means it could get them both killed.
I loved this book and now I need to go back and read the first three because what I saw of this family, I LOVE!!
First and foremost, this book is about Schwartz. If there's ever been a hero that needs a hug it's this guy. My heart ached for him, because this is a guy who is so mentally wounded after a mission went wrong in Iraq. It went so wrong that he's spent the last 10 years living the life of a hermit as a way to punish himself (although he doesn't see that) for surviving when no one else did. But he's such a good guy and has spent that 10 years making sure his family knows that he hasn't abandoned them. Although only one of his siblings knows how to reach him, he's never missed a holiday, birthday, or event. His thoughts are constantly with them and he misses them dearly. And it's because of his family that he meets Janelle. She's his brothers sister in law and she's being hunted by her evil ex. The only place she can be safe is off the grid, with Schwartz. He's managed to stay hidden for 10 years...he can do the same for her.
Then there's Janelle. Wow, I loved her so much. Schwartz is anti-social and a bit scary, but she doesn't let him intimidate her in the least. Their back and forth kept me giggling all through reading this book. But at the same time, I could feel for her. She married a psychotic criminal and had no clue. As soon as she did, she got out, but now she doubts her ability to judge anyone and if they would be a good match for her. But she quickly recognizes Schwartz's amazing heart and soul and the book is just so good for it.
This is an unusual set-up for a book. You don't find many hermits who make good heroes, but Tawna Fenske created an amazing one here. I loved that initial scene between Schwartz and his brother, Grant, and how Schwartz looks like the Unabomber. I also just really loved all the dialogue between Schwarz and Janelle. The book was sweet, fun, and a bit suspenseful. I loved every single moment of reading it and like I said when I started this review, now I need to go back and read the first three. I love this family and their war-themed ties...LOL. Their names alone are great and their mom is a spit-fire...no wonder her kids turned out so awesome!
I received a complimentary copy of this book in return for an honest review.