Passion at 10,000 feet
Hard missions and high altitudes, that's what Captain Mike Shafer, 10th Mountain Division, US Army, is all about. He never hesitates, not even when tasked with stopping a deadly virus from exploding in the Himalayas. At least, not until he finds out he's going in with a single partner—Lucy Merritt. A woman. Soft. Super-feminine. No military background, no combat training, armed with just a PhD in art history. Worst of all, she's gorgeous. Another word for 'deadly distraction.'
Then Mike finds out that Lucy isn't a hindrance to the mission. She is the mission. He's just the muscle.
Lucy Merritt has made a point of creating a life for herself that's safe, unadventurous. She's already paid her dues to the CIA, having lost both her CIA operative parents in Nhala, a small Himalayan kingdom, long ago. In her book, they've taken quite enough from her already.
But they tell her that her country needs her. That she's the only one who can go into Nhala undercover, with the dour but undeniably sexy Captain Mike at her side, posing as her fiancé. It's a disaster waiting to happen. She's a strong, independent woman, and here she is, melting when a tough, sexy warrior smolders at her. She can't resist Mike's protective tenderness, and the blaze of attraction between them—though giving into it could cost her everything.
Then all hell breaks loose in Nhala, and Mike and Lucy will need all their passion and power just to survive…because it's not just their own lives at stake.
Now, the future of the entire world hangs in the balance…
Exhilarating suspense makes for a captivating read you will not want to put down! —Steph, The Bookaholics Romance Book Club
I will always read a book with Lisa Marie Rice's name on it!!— Pat, Kindle Customer
PROTECTOR is a lightly rewritten and updated version of a previously published book entitled DARKNESS AT DAWN, published under the name Elizabeth Jennings.
Fast paced action with a hot alpha male that thinks and a woman who strong, brave and smart. When they are thrust into a life threatening mission, they have to work together to save themselves and everyone else. This was an amazing book. No let up in the action or the danger and the characters were what really made the story for me. Lucy looks soft and sweet and harmless but she is amazing. Mike is disturbed to be taking a soft sweet woman into danger but manages to handle it when he finds out just how capable she is but that allows him to shine as well. Together they are a great team but it will take everything they have to complete their mission.