Review: His to Protect by Karen Rock

His to Protect

Karen Rock

Miniseries: Uniformly Hot

224 Pages

Published September 20th 2016

Harlequin Blaze


Book Summary

Subject: Lt. Commander Mark Sampson 

Mission: Keep his eyes on the skies…despite one sexy distraction! 

There are things a man can never undo. For Coast Guard search and rescue pilot Mark Sampson, it was the agonizing decision that cost him a teammate—and his faith in himself. But an unbelievably sexy blonde on a secluded beach may help him forget…if only for a night.

Cassie Rowe needed a distraction—and, boy, did she get one! How was she to know the brooding stranger who rocked her world was the pilot who’d left her brother to die? And now they’re on the same mission. She should hate him. But she can’t fight the storm of desire threatening to pull them under…

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My Thoughts

*Purchased E-Book*

His to Protect is a hot, fast-paced, and gripping contemporary romance written by author Karen Rock. Initially, it was the cover posted on twitter that drew me in and made me purchase this book, as I’m a sucker for a tall, dark, and handsome military man. The man on this cover is pretty hot so it caught my eye immediately when it was posted and then when I read the blurb for it, I was hooked into reading it completely.And, you guys, I’m so glad I did!

Both Cassie and Mark are dealing with personal grief, and it’s their need for a distraction from that grief that initially draws them together without knowing much about each other. I found their beginning interactions flirty, fun, and sexy, with a completely believable and deeper emotional undertone. Without knowing why, they found a connection in each other and its that connection, as well as the great characterization from the author, that made the book such a great and engaging read for me.

If you’re looking for a quick, well-written, sexy military romance with a fantastic hero and heroine who bring life to the pages, pick up a copy of His to Protect by Karen Rock. I enjoyed the heck out of their story and can’t wait to pick out another book to read from this author.

Final Analysis: 5 “Fun to Escape Into” Stars

About the Author

Award-winning author Karen Rock is both sweet and spicy—at least when it comes to her writing! The author of both YA and adult contemporary books writes red-hot novels for Harlequin Blaze and small-town romances for Harlequin Heartwarming. A strong believer in Happily-Ever-After, Karen loves creating unforgettable stories that leave her readers with a smile. When she’s not writing, Karen is an avid reader who’s typically immersed in three different books at a time, all in different genres. She also loves cooking her grandmother’s Italian recipes, baking, Christmas (no need to specify—she loves every bit of it), and having the Adirondack Park wilderness as her backyard, where she lives with her husband, daughter, dog and cat who keep her life interesting and complete.

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Deanna Lynn has been a substitute teacher, a baker, a website designer, a ceramic artist, a business co-owner and a sales and marketing manager for a ceramic shop in Oklahoma. She reads widely, laughs often and loves to talk about writing, books, and this confusing thing called life.

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