A protector whose touch was as seductive as it was dangerous . . .
Alejandro (Alex) Jamison grew up on the rough side of Miami. As a teenager, he was arrested repeatedly for petty crimes, and then at eighteen, he was caught breaking into a jewelry store, and it seemed his life was set in a downward spiral of ever-increasing lawlessness. Then a judge offered him a choice: military service or jail time. He enlisted, and it woke him up and changed his life.
Now he runs a youth center in his old neighborhood where he’s determined to prevent other young people from traveling down the path he almost took.
Then, Dr. Kristen Helton walks into his life, disrupting his carefully built world.
He knew the first time he met her that she spelled trouble. She’s an outsider, a rich do-gooder he expects to run when things get rough on the mean streets he calls home. But she is his equal in courage and determination, a woman as stubborn as she is beautiful, but can he ask her to share a desperate struggle that will risk their future, even their lives?
Kristen Helton defied her wealthy parents only twice in her life: once when she went to medical school instead of taking her place in Palm Beach society, and then when she accepted a position in a free medical clinic in one of Miami’s roughest neighborhoods. Now she’s met Alex Jamison, a man from a different world, a man she knows her family will never accept.
Despite all the reasons to keep her distance, Kristen is drawn to the haunted hero whose powerful body has awakened a hunger too strong to resist as she joins his fight to keep kids out of trouble.
Can a woman who's always played by the rules help a renegade battle the odds and win?
Excellent read. It kept me flipping through the pages.
Irresistible Love Story
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Rough Around the Edges is the third book by Patricia Keelyn that I have had the pleasure to read. It is a beautifully written love story that proves love truly has no boundaries. The characters are well developed and the storyline is well written. I would recommend this book to any reader who enjoys novels that have a "fairytale" feel to them.
Even though this book is the second book in the Protector series it is a standalone novel. It's not necessary to read "Loving Lindsey", the first book in the series, before enjoying it. Although, you may want to read the first book because it is just as good.