Review: The Protector by Donna Grant

The Protector

Donna Grant

Sons of Texas #2

304 Pages

Romance | Romantic Suspense | Military Romance

St. Martin’s Paperbacks | St. Martin’s Press

Publication: January 3rd 2017



Book Summary


When Marine Force Recon captain Cullen Loughman learns that his father’s been kidnapped, he will do whatever it takes to find him. In order to achieve his mission, Cullen will need to team up with the best of the best—someone who just happens to be the most stunning woman he’s ever laid eyes on…

This isn’t the first rodeo for ex—Air Force pilot Mia Carter. Still, Cullen’s bad-boy good looks and charm are distracting her from duty. . .and it appears that the feeling is mutual. As Mia and Cullen make their descent into a dark, dangerous world, their attraction reaches the boiling point. But is their desire worth the risk when a ruthless enemy is waiting in the wings—or will their Lone Star love conquer all?

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My Thoughts

*ARC provided by Publisher*

Well-written and action-packed, The Protector begins with the youngest Loughman brother going in search of the last person to see and talk to their father before he was kidnapped. This book is part of a series, but it also can be read as a standalone. So if you haven’t yet read anything in the Sons of Texas series by Donna Grant, don’t be afraid to jump right in with this book.

Marine Corp Captain, Recon, Cullen Loughman first meets ex-Air Force pilot Mia Carter when he helps her out during a dicey situation with some Colombians. He’s impressed with her skill and her loyalty to his father. And when Cullen asks for her help in finding his father, Mia is ready and willing to help him out.

Author Donna Grant does an excellent job of weaving the romance and suspense plots together in The Protector. The attraction and romance develops as the action, mystery, and suspense plot heats up. They go hand in hand to allow this relationship time to grow in spite of harrowing circumstances and with depth and appreciation for who each other is and what they are capable of achieving. Both on their own and together.

If you’re looking for a fantastic romantic suspense read with two fabulous and intriguing characters, pick up a copy of The Protector by Donna Grant. It’s an excellent book, and a fantastic follow up to the first book in the series.

4.5 Stars

The Sons of Texas 


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Want to read my review of the first book in the series, The Hero?

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You can find both here

And don’t forget to mark your calendars for…


The Legend

Sons of Texas #3

Out on June 27th 2017

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About The Author


New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Donna Grant has been praised for her “totally addictive” and “unique and sensual” stories. Her latest acclaimed series, Dark Kings, features a thrilling combination of dragons, Fae, and immortal Highlanders who are dark, dangerous, and irresistible. She lives with her two children and an assortment of animals in Texas.

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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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