Before I start my review, I would like to thank Margaret Watson for allowing me to review Protect Me.
**All opinions stated in this review are mine and mine alone. I received Protect Me from Margaret Watson for free for my honest and unbiased review**
Now, onto my review:
Title: Protect Me
Author: Margaret Watson
Publisher: Dragonfly Press
Date of publication: November 11th 2015
Number of pages: 329
Where the book can be found:
Part of a series: Yes
What series: The Donovan Family
Love Me – Book 1
Watch Me – Book 2
Find Me – Book 3
Trust Me – Book 4
Cover Me – Book 5
Protect Me – Book 6
Save Me – Book 7
See Me – Book 8
Book Synopsis (via Goodreads):
Police officer Mia Donovan is studying for the detective’s exam when her captain offers her an assignment – be Finn O’Rourke’s personal bodyguard for the next three weeks. He’s in town to film a movie, he has a stalker, and the threats are escalating.
Mia isn’t interested – she’s focused on the looming exam. But her captain convinces her that successfully protecting Finn will look very good on her record when promotion decisions are made. So, reluctantly, she takes the assignment.
Finn isn’t the arrogant, egotistical actor Mia expected. There’s more than meets the eye when it comes to the ‘most hated man in America’, Finn’s nickname since he cheated on his girlfriend, a beloved pop star.
But his stalker is lurking and the threat is escalating. Although Mia’s feelings for Finn are growing, her job is to protect Finn, not fall in love with him.
This book is electric, right from the get go.
Mia Donovan is what my mother in law would call a firecracker and I loved it. With her 4 older brothers (one whose story I have read and reviewed already), I didn’t expect any less and actually would have been disappointed if the author wrote her any other way. Even the way she introduces herself to Finn (after taking the bodyguarding assignment very reluctantly) was gold. I loved it!!
On the other hand, I didn’t care for Finn (or Finnian) character at first. I mean, I get he’s an Alpha male and thought he could protect himself from his stalker, but still. To take the risks he did the first day was stupid and he didn’t listen to Mia, at all. Made me want to slap and shake him.
Now I do admit that I was kinda shocked at how easily they had sex with each other. They didn’t even know each other a week. But, the more I thought about it (because I’m a weirdo…haha), it kinda made sense. They were together 24/7, no breaks and they were very attracted to each other. I do like that they did entered that relationship as adults. Except for the no condom sex and taking each other’s word that they were clean. Sorry, you couldn’t pay me any amount of money to do that with someone I just met.
Mia being undercover was a hoot and I literally giggled when she became an airhead. Of some reason, it cracked me up. I laughed every single scene.
Finn’s issues with his ex really wasn’t that funny, though. He let her put his name through mud and all because he’s a nice guy. I will say that it kinda reminds me of the Johnny Depp/Amber Heard (or however you spell her name) saga going on right now….minus the abuse allegations.
I do have to say that the stalker’s identity and the end of the book was a little bit of a shock to me. The stalker totally wasn’t who I pegged and Finn’s ex issues got resolved. I wasn’t expecting, though, for the book to end the way it did. I did get a little misty eyed at it (read the book!!
How many stars will I give Protect Me? 4
Why? A great, fast paced romance that pulls out all the stops. Mia and Finn were perfect for each other!!
Will I reread it? Yes
Will I recommend to family and friends? Yes
Age Range: Adult
Why? Lots of sex and some violence.