Thursday, September 10, 2015
ARC REVIEW His Lover to Protect by Katee Robert
Alexis Yeung is a cancer survivor she lived through the same horrible disease that killed her mother. But Alexis doesn't feel whole anymore; the doctors had to perform a hysterectomy and since then her fiance left her because of it and her very traditional Chinese Grandfather told her she has failed as a woman and disgraced the family. To top it all off her sister just got pregnant. Filling inadequate and lost she ups and leaves for a backpack trip of Europe.
Luke Jackson was good at being a soldier, a pararescuer, it's the only thing he has known; until the world exploded around him. Now he has been medically honorably discharged and wondering what he can do with his life now. An old friend and another former pararescuer asks him for help, one of his best friends left unexpectedly for Europe and he wants Luke to follow her just to make sure she stays safe.
Luke catches up to Alexis in Ireland walking back from the Blarney Stone. It's fairly obvious she can take care of herself because she knows he is following her and kicks him in the face. Luke plays it up like he just happened to be their at the same time, they end up having a beer together. The sexual attraction between them is palpable and end up in bed together. ( steaming hot! ) Alexis is gone before he wakes up. Luke follows her to Norway then from then on out he travels with her. She admits why she is taking the trek and Luke falls in love with her. She falls in love with Luke but one little slip and she figures it out. Alexis is hurt but Luke is going to prove to her everything he told her everything they shared was real.
Overall, this was a really nice, quick read. I'm going to have to looking to reading the first two.