HIS TO PROTECT (Fireside #2)
Declan James lost his last ounce of trust the day his wife walked out the door, leaving him to save the restaurant they built together. Throwing himself into his work, Declan swears off women—or at least, women who expect him to stick around in the morning. But when he discovers a skittish beauty scrounging through the Fireside’s trash to feed her dog, Declan offers her a job and a place to rest her head. There’s just something about her that awakens his protective side. And soon, not even that mangy mutt can stop Declan from caring for her.
After one too many trips to the ER, Trina Wilson finally gathered the courage to leave her husband, taking only her car and hyperactive boxer. Unfortunately, life on the run proves harder than she anticipated—until Declan takes a leap of faith on her. But even as Trina starts to see beyond his gruff exterior, she can’t relax, even for a moment. Not with her husband still tracking her down. What Trina doesn’t know is that in Declan, she has a powerful ally—and, if she would only follow her heart, a devoted lover.
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Declan owns the fireside bar and grill and as he is getting ready to leave he catches someone going through the dumpsters in the back. When he sees Trina for the first time he does not think of her as a homeless person, and when she finally comes inside to eat something he realizes that she has left a bad situation. Trina getting tired of going to the hospital finally left her husband and has vowed to herself she is not going back. At first she was frightened by Declan, because of his size but now she knows that he won’t hurt her. When you get farther along into the story you realize that Declan is getting over his wife leaving, and why Trina does not want to go back and why she is keeping a low profile. Declan has given her a job and a place to stay and she is beginning to like the people in the bar, she is also beginning to like Declan and he, her but neither one wants to act on it. This is a good book and the last half it is really exiting. I got this book from netgalley. I gave it 4 stars. Follow us at www.1rad-readerreviews.com