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Fighting for love, honor, and freedom on the galaxy's lawless outer rim....
Cool and driven Madeline Cochran made a successful career for herself as civilian commander of a space station orbiting Jupiter...until the day it was attacked and she was abducted by alien slavers.
Her organized existence shattered, Madeline suffered during her captivity, but since her rescue by the tough gladiators of the House of Galen, she's struggling to assimilate to her new life. As she navigates the desert world of Carthago and the gladiator city of Kor Magna, she desperately misses her teenage son back on Earth and throws herself into finding another human, space marine Blaine, still kept captive by the slavers. She also finds herself working harder than ever to avoid a certain charming showman gladiator who is far too attractive and far too tempting.
Gladiator Lore Uma-Xilene is a protector at heart and a sucker for a damsel in distress...although he's well aware that the hard-shelled and sad-eyed Madeline wouldn't appreciate the title. He knows what it feels like to be ripped from the family you love and have your life destroyed, and he wants to help Madeline heal. As the two of them go undercover into the dangerous world of underground gambling, Lore knows he'll need all his patience, passion, and a whole lot of stubbornness to not only keep Madeline safe but to melt the icy shell around her heart.
©2017 Anna Hackett (P)2017 Anna Hackett
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5 out of 5 stars
By lisa j on 12-31-17

Wonderful #4

While each book is a standalone story, complete with well developed characters and storyline, it reads even better when read in its intended order - allowing you to know more of the back story and revisit characters from the previous books as they continue on in the wonderfully created world by Anna Hackett.

Madeleine is adrift; she was kidnapped by aliens, imprisoned for a time, and later rescued. Now freed, she is at loose ends to find her place in this new reality of hers - especially because she wants to get back to earth and her son.

Lore is the gladiator who is causing conflicting reactions in Madeleine. He was part of her rescue, and she can't seem to shake the feelings that arise when he is near... which can go nowhere as she intends to find her way back home or at least be miserable in the attempt. There's no way she should find happiness without her son, right? Only, Lore also seems interested, and holding back may be more difficult than she realizes, especially once new information comes to light and they begin working on another rescue mission which throws them together even more.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Kindle Customer on 08-26-17

SyFy Romance at it's best

I love this series and I think Protector is the best of the series to date. Perhaps it is the nature of Ms. Hackett's stories. Each book in the series puts another layer of depth and color onto the world she is writing about. Each couple has little secrets that are unveiled in their book that may or may not have been hinted about when they were originally introduced. Lore and Madeline's story is an action packed adventure that keeps the pages turning. It also introduces some new characters that will make her fans, including myself, desperate for the next installment.
Ms. Leheny does an exceptional job bringing the story to life. She has a wonderful ability to keep each voice consistent from one book to the next.
If you haven't discovered Anna Hackett, what are you waiting for?

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