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.
Point of view:
3rd person. Alternating POV’s.
Sorry Mac, but my favorite Patton is now Schwartz. I admit to liking the grumpy/sunshine dynamic, I also liked that the suspense element was a little higher in this book. I may have received the “are you crazy” side-eye from my kids (and dogs) for laughing so much while reading this. Poor Janelle does not have the skills needed to be completely covert and the diner scene was especially hilarious.
I loved Schwartz & Janelle as a couple, their banter, trying to move on from past mistakes, and the HEA. This was a great ending to the series and I’m definitely going to read more of Fenske’s work.
About the author:
When Tawna Fenske finished her English lit degree at 22, she celebrated by filling a giant trash bag full of romance novels and dragging it everywhere until she’d read them all. Now she’s a RITA Award finalist, USA Today bestselling author who writes humorous fiction, risqué romance, and heartwarming love stories with a quirky twist. Publishers Weekly has praised Tawna’s offbeat romances with multiple starred reviews and noted, “There’s something wonderfully relaxing about being immersed in a story filled with over-the-top characters in undeniably relatable situations. Heartache and humor go hand in hand.”
Tawna lives in Bend, Oregon, with her husband, step-kids, and a menagerie of ill-behaved pets. She loves hiking, snowshoeing, standup paddleboarding, and inventing excuses to sip wine on her back porch. She can peel a banana with her toes and loses an average of twenty pairs of eyeglasses per year.
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My Favorite Quotes
Can’t say I’ve ever driven home at the end of an errand run with a fake incestuous fiancée, a bottle of moonshine, and a recipe for banana bread. – Protector for Hire by @tawnafenske #RomCom #FrontandCenterTweet
She shook her head, not sure whether to throttle him, feel sorry for him, or admire the hell out of him. – Protector for Hire by @tawnafenske #RomCom #FrontandCenterTweet
Honey, you can say whatever you want to me. Just say it with my hands all over your body. – Protector for Hire by @tawnafenske #RomCom #FrontandCenterTweet