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“Morgan’s hot first NOLA Knights contemporary (spun off from the Men of Haven series) pulls out all the stops...perfectly balances deep emotions and tense suspense.” —Publishers Weekly

Book one of NOLA Knights, the heart-stoppingly sexy spinoff series by Men of Haven author Rhenna Morgan

His world. His rules. Her love.

Though his methods may be rough, when it comes to protecting what’s his, Russian vor Sergei Petrovyh’s heart is always in the right place. That’s never been more true than when the gorgeous Evette Labadie asks him for a job. He knows enough to keep his hands off someone as beloved by the locals as Evie, but there’s something about her that calls to him—no matter how badly he burns to make her his.

Don’t think Evie hasn’t noticed the powerful Russian mafia boss who makes her favorite diner a regular stop. How can she not? He’s as hot as his reputation is dangerous. But everyone in her struggling New Orleans neighborhood knows he’s the man to turn to. And right now she needs money to get her son out of trouble.

Her other needs—needs she knows damn well Sergei can more than satisfy—will have to wait.

Evie soon finds herself playing Cinderella to a man who, despite what people believe, is definitely more prince than villain. She can’t help falling deeper in love with each passing day. But when a turf war between Sergei and a rival brings violence to her doorstep, Evie must come to grips with loving a man who will do anything to defend her…or walk away from her best chance at a happily-ever-after of her very own.

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NOLA Knights series

Book 1: His to Defend

Book 2: Hers to Tame

Book 3: Mine to Keep

His to Defend is the highly anticipated spinoff of the Men of Haven series. Order your copies of Rough & Tumble, Wild & Sweet, Claim & Protect, Tempted & Taken, Stand & Deliver and Down & Dirty today!

This book is approximately 88,000 words

One-click with confidence. This title is part of the Carina Press Romance Promise: all the romance you’re looking for with an HEA/HFN. It’s a promise!

October 14
Carina Press
Harlequin Digital Sales Corporation

Customer Reviews

neecee2hj ,

His to Defend

Great story, cleverly witten

Ma 317 ,

Soul Wrenching

First time reader of this author. The characters are very well written and you know them from her writing style. You feel the emotions shared down in your soul. From the page to the last your interest will held with love, loyalty

~Mindy Lou~ ,

My kind of mafia book!

This was 100% my kind of mafia book. I like that dark, anti-hero who still behaves honorably and protects what is his at all costs. To me, that's the perfect bad boy persona, that right amount of balance between dark and light.

The minute Sergei was introduced in the Haven Brotherhood series I knew I wanted his story. He's one of those characters that captures you from the start and holds you captive. Despite his hard exterior, he never once treated Evette badly. Nothing will win me over faster than that.

As heroines go, Evette was a great mix of sweet and strong. She's a single mom who has lost a lot in her life and yet she never let that dim her light. She's outgoing, friendly, well loved and has a backbone. She was the perfect match to Sergei.

I really like that Sergei was honest with her about what kind of man he was and what he has done. I also really like that Evette took that seriously. She didn't just blindly follow. She thought things through and trusted her instincts.

This couple was such a pleasure to read about. We got quality time of them together and they never behaved immaturely or rashly. No unnecessary drama here. I truly can't wait to see what this author brings us next in the series.

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