Into the Crossfire : Protectors

  • by Lisa Marie Rice
  • Narrated by Charles Constant
  • Series: Protectors
  • 9 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Former Navy SEAL Sam Reston keeps to himself. His world is dangerous, uncertain, violent…and there is no room in it for the helpless and weak. Then the most beautiful woman in the world moves in next door to him.…Nicole Pearce's life is complicated enough - with an ailing father and a new business to worry about - and the last thing she needs is to get involved with a secretive, hard-bodied, hardheaded neighbor. Yet Sam leaves her breathless - her body tingling with erotic desire - and it takes every ounce of her fabled control to resist offering herself to him, no strings attached. What she doesn't know is that Sam Reston is on an undercover assignment…and she's about to step into the crossfire.
Never has Sam ached for a woman so badly, and he's never fallen in love before. Now that Nicole is in grave danger, he will become her shield, and guard the tempting body he longs to touch and taste. Because a terrorist plot hatched half a world away is heading to their doorstep - and it can only be derailed by one man and one woman.

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Satisfying, sexy and intense

I read the later two books in this series a few months back, really liked them, and loved this audio version of the first book. If you are a fan of the alpha guy and smart sexy female lead, then this book will satisfy. Lisa Marie Rice delivers a great and original story and tantalizes with an equally surprising romance. Both characters are completely likeable and compelling. Unlike so many guys painted by this genre, Sam isn't really a people-person, and is prone to awkward interpersonal gaffes, but unlike other tales, Sam knows immediately he wants this lady and his primitive side goes to lengths to imprint on her early on. We don't have any of the usual dude-denial (phew). The action moves too fast for sam to sit around thinking too much.

Lisa Marie Rice is a wonderful, dependable way to spend your credit. She always delivers punch and satisfaction. Her interesting life experiences give us a variety of backgrounds that just thrum with excitement.

The narrator, Charles Constant, was a new one for me. He did not distract from the book in any way, and did a fair job of the male voices and overall. He is not in my top 10, but maybe he was the perfect voice for a good book...
Go for it. Get this book and sit back and enjoy!
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- tina "researcher, mad off-roader, desert girl"

MYSTERY/THRILLER BUT I DIDN'T FEEL THE ROMANCE

I know this story has got good reviews and I usually LOVE Lisa Marie Rice but sadly this just didn't 'do it' for me. I felt the romance between Sam and Nicole was very quick to develop... she agrees to go out with him, has hot sex with him, runs out on him and ignores his many phone calls over days, then she's saved by him, has hot sex again then does the stupid 'runs straight into danger' thing but is thankfully saved again by Sam.

There was no chemistry, no sizzling passion and no build up... yes there was a chilling terrorism plot to be thwarted and the villains to be uncovered (which carries over to book 2) but I felt it came in too soon... before the romance had ever been established.

Worth a credit? This book wasn't for me as I like love stories rather than mystery/thrillers so I have to say No to the credit and sadly I won't bother with the rest in the series.
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- CAROLYN "I love being swept away by a new romance and thankfully Audible's ever growing Library means I get to indulge myself over and over again"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-04-2014
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio