Title: His to Protect
Series: A Fireside Novel #2
Author: Stacey Lynn
Publisher: Random House – Loveswept
Pub Date: July 12th, 2016
Genre: Battered women, romance, tortured soul, pets, dog lover, animal lover
Blurb: A warm home for broken hearts, the Fireside Grill serves up hope and healing in equal measure. Stacey Lynn’s sensual, deeply emotional series heats up as a jaded restaurateur falls hard for a woman who’s hiding from a damaged past.
Declan James lost his last ounce of trust the day his wife walked out the door, leaving him to save the restaurant they built together. Throwing himself into his work, Declan swears off women—or at least, women who expect him to stick around in the morning. But when he discovers a skittish beauty scrounging through the Fireside’s trash to feed her dog, Declan offers her a job and a place to rest her head. There’s just something about her that awakens his protective side. And soon, not even that mangy mutt can stop Declan from caring for her.
After one too many trips to the ER, Trina Wilson finally gathered the courage to leave her husband, taking only her car and hyperactive boxer. Unfortunately, life on the run proves harder than she anticipated—until Declan takes a leap of faith on her. But even as Trina starts to see beyond his gruff exterior, she can’t relax, even for a moment. Not with her husband still tracking her down. What Trina doesn’t know is that in Declan, she has a powerful ally—and, if she would only follow her heart, a devoted lover.
Thoughts: Enjoyed the book as soon as I got to chapter 1! I was rooting for Trina the whole time. My biggest relief about this was they did not get steamy until later, yeah there is tension but he gives her space to grow back into a women. Also gave reasons why they could not at that time that did not feel rushed. Wish there was more explanation, maybe have her ex rattle how he was tracking her down they never said. Can not wait for book 3 great lead into a cliffhanger for the next book. Already put a note on my calendar for it and checked out a few books by her that caught my eye. Great book! Enjoyed reading this & can not wait for more! Stacey Lynn did a great job!
This is a free review via netgalley, I do not get paid for this!