Love and Protection
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Suspense
Book Length (Est.): 247 Pages
When single mother Gabriella Stefano arrives home from work, she’s shocked to find her ex-husband waiting for her in her kitchen. He’s supposed to be in prison.
Gaby manages to call 911 and escape, but she’s afraid her ex-husband’s next stop will be her daughters’ school. Calling Alex Jennings is the logical thing to do – the Chicago homicide detective is a family friend. But no matter how hard she tries to hide it, Gaby’s feelings for Alex are far more than friendly. And when Alex camps out at her house to make sure the Stefano family is safe, it becomes nearly impossible to hide her attraction from Alex.
Alex wants far more from Gaby than friendship. He’s been giving her space to recover from her tumultuous marriage, but being forced to spend nearly all their time together is chipping away at the wall he’s built around his heart. Alex wants Gaby and her girls in his life – permanently.
With Gaby’s abusive ex still on the loose, and the danger escalating, Alex and Gaby have to concentrate on the immediate threat. But when Gaby discovers Alex’s secrets, will they prove to be more dangerous than her ex-husband?
*I received this book free from the author in exchange for an honest review*
This is a spin-off of Trust Me. Remember the cop who always goes to the taekwondo class? That’s Alex. And the abused girl in that class? That’s Gaby’s daughter. Ever since then Alex has been a little overprotective of Gaby and her daughters.
Alex longs to be part of Gaby’s life, even if it’s only to know she’s safe. He knows she’s been through hell with her ex and he doesn’t want to seem like he’s swooping in and preying on the weak. No, he wants to do it right. He wants to be there for them, do anything he can for them, and he’ll go above and beyond without the slightest hesitation.
“Have we been sent to opposite corners of the couch for being naughty?”
Gaby had the perfect husband, the father of her girls, but he died. Then she married and man who turned out to be an abusive monster. Luckily she found the strength to divorce him while he sits in jail. Now she needs to be strong for her girls, but finding the balance between independence and allowing a friend to help when needed is more difficult than expected. Especially when that friend is Alex and she’d love nothing more than to live in a world where she could have more with him.
“This condo is soundproof. And I’m going to make you scream, Gaby. A lot.”
With Gaby’s crazy ex out of jail he’ll stop at nothing to protect them…even if that means sharing every single secret about himself.
The Donovan Family series is completely captivating. See Me is filled with action, suspense, drama, and romance. It has a little bit of everything and it’s rolled into the perfect package. I couldn’t have asked for a better series.
The only thing I didn’t like was sometimes when it would switch from following one character to another it would rewind and replay the scene over from a different prospective.
My Favorite Moment: Gaby and Alex will manage to get some time alone, and damn that car is filled with some intense sexual frustration.
“God, Gaby. No. Talking. I’m begging you.”
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