The only woman I want is the one I can never have.
Harper. My best friend's sister. I've wanted her since I was eighteen, but she's always been off-limits. Now I'm home after years in the Marines, and nothing has changed--except everything has. Her brother is dead, and she's on a hopeless quest for answers about his death.
And I want her just as much as ever.
Someone is trying to kill her now, and she won't let me keep her safe. I have to protect her anyway, even if she doesn't trust me, even if she hates me for it. A man protects what's precious to him, whether or not he can ever claim her for his own.
And Harper has always been precious to me.
Protecting His Best Friend's Sister was originally published as Duty Bound. It has since been expanded, revised, and re-edited.
PROTECTING HIS BEST FRIEND'S SISTER
She’s feisty and determined to get answers. He needs to make sure the danger surrounding her doesn’t escalate. A connection between the two that they never acted on as teenagers … yet it is still flaring between them. An okay plot and likable characters.
Harper Murphy is determined to get the details about the accident that killed her Marine brother. She doesn’t care who’s cage she riles, she’s going to get an understanding of exactly what happened or she won’t give stop.
Levi was Gavin’s best friend and fellow Marine and he is going to watch over her just like he knows Gavin would have wanted him to, so when suspicious things start happening around her, he’s on top of keeping her out of harms way … only problem is, he’s been secretly lusting after her for all of his adult life … the only woman he wants is the one woman he can’t have.
The female character really needs to grow up, she's incredibly obnoxious and the male character is her doormat... I wouldn't recommend this book.
Harper and Levi sizzle when together, whether Harper wants to or not! She had a little crush on her brothers best friend, but got her heart broken (unintentionally on Levi's part) and she's not quick to forgive. It doesn't help that her brother Gavin was killed and Levi is a reminder that some come home from war and others do not.
But Levi has that protective alpha gene happening, along with his own not-so-little, unrequited crush, so he's all over Harper, for her own good. And once she starts digging into the reasons behind her brothers death, danger seems to be following her.
It might be hard to like Harper, given that she's loud, a little brash and apparently holds a grudge. Maybe that's why I liked her so much! She needs that edge to be taken seriously, in her mind anyway, because she's small and delicate. Levi is awesome; sweet and strong, vulnerable and no-nonsense..exactly how o like my alphas. Their story is steamy but not raunchy (hey, there's nothing wrong with that, either!) and extremely well written. I think Samantha Chase and Noelle Adams pull off a seamless narrative that doesn't make it apparent that the book is written by two people. I never felt I was reading from two different perspectives, writing wise. I enjoy their collaborations and hope that the rest of this series is as good as this one was! 4 stars!