4 of 5 swoony stars
I’m a big fan of Lucy Score! I’ve been on her ARC team for many years, and I love when she writes a new book in a beloved series. It is not necessary to have read the previous two books in this series (Pretend You’re Mine and Finally Mine) about the small town of Benevolence, Maryland. Protecting What’s Mine can be read as a standalone, but this story is a little richer and deeper if you already have connection with the characters from the first two books.
I was so glad we finally get to find out that there’s more to Lincoln Reed than meets the eye. He has hidden depths, and isn’t the player he pretends to be. I really want to go back and read the first two books in this series again, knowing what I now know about the fearless firefighter!
Linc has met his match in Mackenzie “Doc Dreamy” O’Neil, who has a bit of a history with one of our previous heroes, Aldo Moretta, whose story can be found in Finally Mine. She has quite the background, and no interest in anything long-term, whether it be in the form of a romantic relationship or a home in which to settle down. She resists Linc at first, since she’s only in Benevolence for a short time, but eventually she gives in, because she’s a very smart woman! 😀
Lucy writes funny, sexy books with lots of depth and heart. One of the things I like best about her is that she never manufactures a conflict for the sake of a conflict. There’s no misunderstanding that causes a stumbling block between the characters. One person never accidentally overhears the other saying something, proceeds to take it out of context and then breaks up with the other person. The conflicts in Protecting What’s Mine usually involve great danger. You usually don’t see it coming, and it keeps you on the edge of your seat.
This wasn’t my favorite of the Benevolence books, but it’s filled with wonderful characters and sexy times and laugh out loud moments, not to mention a beautiful dog named Sunshine! Don’t miss it.
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