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Former Navy SEAL Peter Jessup is no hero. Too many friends, his brothers-in-arms, have died on the job, and Peter couldn’t save them. When the emotional fallout interferes with his work, his boss sends him away for company-mandated R&R. Peter knows it’s not a vacation, it’s an order: Go home. Bang a hot girl. Get your head straight. Two of those things should be easy. Until the hot girl becomes his next assignment…

Isabelle DeRosa is no damsel in distress. A criminal attorney and Krav Maga expert, she can bring a man to his knees with a glare—or a well-placed kick. It’s Isabelle’s crippling fear of her cousin that sets off warning bells for Peter. When Kendrick is murdered, Isabelle becomes the police’s prime suspect. She turns to Peter for help, but finds more than comfort in his arms. Isabelle sparks his protective instincts and fuels his every fantasy.

But she’s not the only one with secrets. Their investigation into Kendrick’s killer leads them to a cult-like compound and into dangerous territory.  And despite Isabelle’s efforts to push him away, Peter will fight to keep her safe…and make her his.

March 20
Steele Ridge Publishing
Steele Ridge, LLC

Customer Reviews

beckyb0416 ,

Intrigue, murder, and a baffling mystery

The fourth installment, A Just Deception, in the Private Protectors series, once again holds forth the evidence of Adrienne Giordano’s storytelling talent. As a gifted writer, she has the uncanny ability to transport you into the pages of her stories with what appears to be such ease...as with Peter (Monk) and Isabelle’s story, you’ll find yourself lost within the pages rife with intrigue, murder, and a baffling mystery...that is then nicely counterbalanced with an undercurrent of a wicked sense of humor...Ms Giordano’s as evidenced in Peter’s inner monologues.

Peter’s complex character...raised in the world of wealth and privilege, his career in Special Ops military, and then highly elite private security, is the epitome of juxtaposition. Her characters are often flawed and that’s what lends the authenticity to her stories...Isabelle’s inner turmoil as presented in the constant emotional war waging between Creepy Izzy and Fun Izzy provided the perfect counterpoint of lightness to offset the gut wrenching travesty of her childhood.

With the components of depth and complexity in her well crafted stories, I know I will always find myself lost amongst fascinating characters when I dive into one of Adrienne Giordano’s books.

This book was complimentary, provided by the author. I am voluntarily providing my honest review.

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