Deceiving the Protector by Dee Tenorio
- paranormal romance -
received for review via NetGalley
Book Order (Resurrection)
- Tempting the Enemy
- Deceiving the Protector * * * *
Author’s Website : www.deetenorio.com
Author’s Twitter : @DeeTenorio
Amazon : eBook (9 reviews : 5.0 avg)
Add To Your GoodReads TBR List (20 ratings : 4.25 avg)
In Six Words
refreshingly unique and romantic paranormal thriller
Why did I read this? And am I glad I did?
I saw Christi’s review on GoodReads and then happened across it via NetGalley. I really enjoyed this book! It had all the elements we expect out of a paranormal romance; sexual tension, bloody fight scenes, life and death mysteries… but it also had engaging characters and a touch of sci-fi technology/government interference. Oh and one hell of a creepy bad guy.
I didn’t read the first in the series prior to this one and I didn’t need to, but I wish I had. Not that it will be a big shocker that the couple in book 1 end up together. I’ll definitely be reading the beginning of series and any future books.
The mate he never wanted may be the woman he can never have….
After a series of murders is discovered along the trail of the Shifter Underground, wolf soldier Jensen Tate is assigned to find and protect a missing stray. But Lia Crawford doesn’t seem to want his protection. When she eludes his watch and returns with mysterious injuries, Tate knows she’s hiding something. To discover her secrets, he’ll have to win her trust….and get closer to the woman he thinks may be his mate.
Lia has reasons to keep her distance. The killer is haunting her steps, determined to claim her. He will come after them both if he sees how drawn she is to Tate, though it becomes increasingly difficult to deny her attraction to him. Protecting Tate is vital – but will her deception cost her his love?
- via GoodReads.com
I really enjoyed the plot. The mystery kept me guess at how things would fall into place. The mythology blended well with any science/medical aspects. I was a little confused on some terminology having not read the first book, but not so much that I didn’t know what was going on. There was plenty of action and a a few good steamy scenes.
The pacing was very well done. I did not want to put this book down!
As with most books, the characters really made this book. Lia is perfectly tough as nails mixed with traumatized. She’s had a very tough last couple of years and we start the book not sure where her loyalties are. She is smart, funny, and not willing to admit she needs help.
Tate is on my list of book boyfriends. A little bit cowboy, a little alpha male, all around cute. He had an annoyingly sweet side that made me think of my husband (when he wants something). He also had a rough past that may or may not have been included in the first book, but was explained well enough in this one for us to understand his behavior.
The bad guy was insanely creepy and easy to want to hate… and a little hard to blame.
He sighed. “Is it just this family or does no one in Iowa appreciate humor?’
- small town Iowa doesn’t appreciate my humor either…
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