Love and Protect (Heroes of Evers, Texas #1)
by Lori Ryan
This is the 2nd book I have read from this author if you have ready any of her work you know why she is a bestselling author not only in the NY Times but in USA Today. Two things this author brings to her books is a thrilling read full of passion and a page turner you will not want to put down. Ms. Ryan knows how to hold her readers attention as she fills her pages with wonderful thrilling plots. "Love and Protect is the first one in this series once you put the book down you can't wait for the next one. What you find in this book is a very abused women who finds out her husband has dies. She is relieved but must see his body to believe she is finally free. What she finds at the hospital are her husband's family with one wicked mother-in-law. One look and she knows she is in trouble, now she is on the run not only for her life but her babies as well. Not only is her husband's family trying to say she is a danger to herself and her unborn child but her husband's partner is after her as well. The only person on her side is the doctor who has been trying to get her to leave her abusive husband. With his help she is able to leave town and get away to his friends who will help her. The question is how long will she be safe before they find her. If they find her will they kill her or lock her way taking her baby away from her.
Laura is a wonderful caring person who has known no other life but abuse. When she finds out she is expecting she knows she must get away from her husband. She puts the plan into motion but her husband dies first. Thinking she is finally free that is until she meets her mother-in-laws eyes she realizes she will never be free. You are going to love this lady with her kind and sweet ways. There was nothing I didn't like about her reading her pain was very painful. You find yourself cheering for her hoping for the best and then your heart will drop out when they finally track her down.
Cade what is there not to love about this man or his family. He has the patients of a saint giving all the room you need to make your way. He is always there to catch you when and if you fall. He has a way with animals that is unreal as he turns them around to find new homes. He is tall and handsome always wears a smile as he pulls you in wishing he could be yours. He is willing to help Laura any way he can but finds he is falling for her in a big way. I wouldn't call him alpha just the sweetest most caring man alive who sweeps you off your feet before you know what has happen.
Ms. Ryan gives you wonderful characters you can relate to some you will love others you will not like at all. She puts a story together that will hold your interest and keep you entertained throughout the read. Your heart will break from the first page and throughout the book at different times as she paints a picture of what Laura has had to deal with. She will make you smile as she brings Laura out of her cage to become the delightful women she is. She throws some twist that will get your heart pumping and some passion that will melt your heart. Just as you think all might work out she throws a few more twist in. When the end comes you will be left with a smile on your face as she warms your heart. This plot is outstanding you can tell the author puts a lot of thought and time in to her writing giving you a story that will stay with you after you put the book down. This is one story you do not want to miss. I have come to love this author knowing she will take me away giving me a thrilling read and bring the biggest smile to my face. This was a book I didn't want to put down and I didn't want to end. I can hardly wait for the next one to come out. I recommend you give this author a try any of her books are a winner. I am sure once you read Love and Protect you will be as hooked on this series as I am.
Laura Kensington is a desperate woman. She knows that if she doesn't flee, not only is her life in danger, so is the life of her unborn child. With everything to lose, she flees to Evers, Texas with a new identity, taking refuge on the ranch of Cade Bishop, a man who firmly believes in second chances. Drawn to Cade, Laura finds comfort in his passion and his love, yet she fears he sees her as merely another needy case.
But when her past resurfaces, bringing grave peril into her world once more, Cade is Laura’s only hope. Relentless enemies, ones both anticipated and unexpected, are drawing closer by the day, ensnaring her in a deadly web of deception, betrayal, and murder. And her only chance to break free lies in Cade's powerful will, unrelenting protection, and loving heart.
About the author
She lives with an extremely understanding husband, three wonderful children, and two mostly well-behaved dogs in Austin, Texas. It's a bit of a zoo, but she wouldn't change a thing. She loves to connect with her readers. Follow her on Facebook or Twitter or subscribe to her blog.