Haunted by his time in Iraq, former soldier Schwartz Patton goes off the grid, retreating deep into Montana's untamed wilderness. Now, ten years into his self-imposed solitude, his brother tracks him down and asks for a favor. A woman is in danger, and she needs help...and Schwartz is the only one who can protect her.
Designer-loving city girls like Janelle Keebler don't belong in the wilderness. Unless, of course, they're witnesses to a murder by their psycho drug-trafficking ex-husbands. Still, Janelle can't help the immediate physical response she has to her sexy-as-sin protector that leaves her wanting more than she could have ever imagined. Even if he does make terrible coffee...
Every word, every touch, every kiss ignites a need Schwartz thought he'd lost forever. He can't stop the desperate attraction simmering between him and Janelle, even if he wanted to. Even if it means it could get them both killed.
Each book in the Front and Center series is a standalone, full-length story that can be enjoyed out of order.
Book #1 Marine for Hire
Book #2 Fiancee for Hire
Book #3 Best Man for Hire
Book #4 Protector for Hire
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Book 4- just keeps getting better
So, I loved Schwartz and Janelle! This book was heartwarming, charming, and wrapped in a little danger. These books by Fenske just keep getting better. They read so fast and I find myself laughing out loud. Her writing has such good timing with believable characters. So glad I found this great author.
Love this author
Tawna Fenske is a great writer, I feel like I'm in the story and know the characters! A definite must read. You can read this as a stand alone but it is better if you read the whole protector series.
The perfect title to encourage readers to visit the earlier books in the series.
The first I have read in this series (or by this author) Protector For Hire managed to keep me intrigued and interested while providing just enough information from previous books to not feel overwhelmed. And whether or not I believed it possible, the hermit-like Schwartz was a wonderfully complex hero with a heart of gold underneath the fuzzy bits.
Schwartz (named after General Norman Schwarzkopf) Patton returned from Iraq a broken man some ten years ago. While dealing with his issues and guilt, he has absented himself from friends and family, keeping only one brother in the know as to his whereabouts. Living like a hermit, anti-social, fuzzy and in near complete isolation, that heart shows through in his never missing family events (birthdays, Holidays, etc). He’s decided that only isolation and wallowing is better for everyone else: he’s got zero people skills, or interest in developing them. And people who look at him with fear in their eyes are SO tiring.
Janelle is a sister-in-law to Grant Patton, and in the midst of her own very contentious divorce from a dangerous drug-dealer. While she didn’t believe him particularly dangerous, all things take a turn for the worse, and she needs to hide away. Grant suggests his brother Schwartz- as safe haven and protector in one. And the sparks begin. Janelle is not (to everyone’s surprise) scared by the Unabomber-like appearance of this brother, moreover she finds him appealing: even if he does come off like a grumpy Tarzan when he speaks. She’s used to independence and speaking her mind: and she does, repeatedly. These two fairly sparkle off one another with her poking at him to encourage conversation and his backpedaling from the emotions and desire she stirs up.
Schwartz doesn’t really develop the loquacious facility of a poet, but when he does open up and share, Janelle sees it for what it is: a gift. She sees the wonderful heart belonging to the man too scared to admit he wants to love and be loved, and she won’t stop pushing him to open up. Because that honesty, and realizing that he is wanted and loved, not something to discard, is so very needed. Great dialogue, emotion and some seriously hot and electric moments when only desire is at the forefront highlight this story and keep readers wanting more. The perfect title to encourage readers to visit the earlier books in the series.
I received an eArc copy of the title from the publisher via NetGalley for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.