I like women, and I like adventure. I always have. The last thing I want to do is settle down with the girl next door and live a boring, domestic life. So I have no idea what I'm doing here, posing as a first-grade teacher.
It's the most ridiculous undercover security job I've ever had to work. Corralling a bunch of six-year-olds while I try to do my job and keep anyone from knowing how clueless I really am. I manage to fool everyone. Except Kristin.
She's an actual teacher, and she's determined to find out what I'm really doing here. She doesn't trust me, and her daughter doesn't like me. And the worst part is that I'm starting to like them. A lot.
So now, instead of being the tough guy, I'm stuck with rowdy children and Christmas pageants and falling in love. It's not the way I thought I'd spend Christmas.
Protecting the Girl Next Door was originally published as Forever Bound. It has since been expanded, revised, and re-edited.
Customer ReviewsSee All
Best of the series for me!
Declan is totally out of his element when he's forced to go undercover as a 1st grade teacher, which brings about quite a few comincal scenes when dealing with the kiddos in his class, as well as fellow teacher/concerned mom, Kristan. She sees there's something off with this guy, but she's also distracted by both his charm and his sexy good looks.
Their chemistry is sizzling and sweet at the same time, with this moody and gruff man falling for not only the sweet teacher but also her adorable, precocious daughter Lily. It was, for me, the perfect blend of funny and swoon-worthy moments. Love this book, best of a great series!!
I received an ARC, for which I voluntarily reviewed. All opinions are my own
A story that I could not put down. Loved taking a man out of element and putting him in as a first grade teacher! Declan is posing as a first grade teacher, while protecting a little girl. Another student, Lily has wrapped him around his little finger, while her mom, Kristen is also a teacher at the school does not trust him. Kristen, first husband died and she has been busy raising Lily, no time for romance. But whats wrong with a little fun as long as you don't bring your heart into it!
Loved these characters!! Lily stole the story, such a cutie. Great chemistry between Declan and Kristen. The dynamic writing duo stole my heart again. I highly recommend this story.
This story is cute and a little sexy! Declan is your typical bachelor who doesn't want anything to do with marriage and has a TOTAL fear of kids, then is assigned to protect a little 6 yr. old girl by becoming her 1st. grade teacher. I loved Declan's reaction to the classroom of 6yr. olds in the beginning and how sweet he became on all of them. I also loved Kristin, another teacher in the school, and her daughter Lily. Kids in romance stories are one of my favorites and Lily was not a disappointment. How Declan falls for these two ladies and his transformation was fun!