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Protector (Crossfire Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Gennita Low
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Military ROMANCE Action Adventure
There are two things Navy SEAL Jazz Zeringue knows:
1) his black ops team will always have his back, and
2) there's nothing more enticing than a woman of mystery

When the best of intentions gets Jazz arrested overseas, he couldn't be more surprised to find Vivi Verreau ready to spring him out of jail. Obviously more than the civilian she claims to be, he's sure Vivi is hiding an agenda...and he's determined to stick by her side until he uncovers all her secrets.

A covert agent who shrouds herself in disguises, and who fearlessly jumps into dangerous situations without thoughts for her own safety, Vivi has no need for a protector. But if she is to have any hope of completing her most important mission, she'll have no choice but to recruit Jazz and his men.

And when everything explodes around them, they will need each other more than they ever imagined...

Editorial Reviews


"Gritty, powerhouse novel...a roller-coaster ride of non-stop action." -- Merline Lovelace, USA Today Bestselling Author

From the Author

This is a new edition of the previously titled The Protector, edited with cut scenes. I received my rights back and wanted to use all my original titles for my SEAL series.
SLEEPER (previously titled by publisher as Sleeping With The Agent)
(Her Secret) PIRATE (a SHORT story that is in an anthology titled SEAL of my Dreams)
WARRIOR (2014)

Please note that there are hot buttons for certain readers in this story. Illegal drugs and women trafficking issues, tied in with illegal weapon sales. War stuff. You know, things military men get into overseas. For this series, I researched a lot of World Health Organization reports and interviews of captured women and children and I wanted to help bring awareness of this heartbreaking and inhumane subject.

There are many non-profit organizations who are fighting this ongoing "war," such as Coalition Against Trafficking In Women, EXPAT and Deborah's Gate. These are my issues. In between all the humor and sexiness of my romances, these dark topics are always foremost on my mind, and thus, could be upsetting to those who want a lighter read. But in all things, there is always light. Love. Hope. And that's why I love writing military romantic suspense.

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160 of 182 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars A rant, not a rave. May 8, 2007
By kphopp
Format:Mass Market Paperback
It's perhaps unfortunate that this book's turn came up at the same time my tolerance for sloppy publishing came to an end. Yes, I've read worse books, but have only now become fed-up enough to rant.

I read a short synopsis of this book and too quickly clicked the buy button- eager to lose myself in a good romantic-suspense series. I remembered my enthusiasm when I finished my first books by Cindy Gerard and Suzanne Brockmann. I ran-didn't walk (or maybe I skipped)- to get to the rest of their books. I hoped to have another 'find' with Gennita Low.

The premise of 'The Protector' was promising enough- hell, just say Navy SEAL and anything seems promising enough. But when I found myself again and again tripping through inconsistencies, typos and poor grammar, the promise became a simple, frustrated determination to just finish the damn thing so I could justify buying it. There were some other problems, too. Though they had a hot first love scene (believe me, you wait long enough for it) I otherwise didn't care about the lead characters. She is ridiculously reticent and nearly humorless and he is inexplicably whipped from the beginning. Also, there's a pretty depressing subject matter that darkens the story a wee too much for me.

At any rate, these last two complaints are subjective and wouldn't have warranted this entry. Here's my real beef. It's not with Ms. Low (whose work is still above some others in the genre) but with the publisher. Was there even an editor assigned to this manuscript? Or a proofreader? For example, the author repeatedly uses incorrect verb tense which, more annoyingly than a simpler grammar error, can change the explanation/direction, etc. of the story line if you're not reading carefully enough.
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25 of 29 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars WOW! A Great Romantic Suspense Navy SEAL Book! November 18, 2004
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Gennita Low turns from CIA/espionage stuff to SEAL action adventure in her new book, The Protector.

The story line is different, though, from the usual SEAL plots. This one is set in Southeast Asia, with a half-Asian heroine.

Cajun-yummy Navy SEAL Jazz Zeringue finds himself in hot water when he tries to rescue a young girl from prostituting herself. Mistaken by Interpol as someone trying to take advantage of a child, he's taken into custody.

Vivi Verreau, the Interpol liaison, believes Jazz to be innocent and sets him free. Things get interesting when Jazz realizes that Vivi isn't just working for Interpol, but is also a GEM operative who will be working closely with his team.

It's fun to see the testosterone fly when eight SEALs are told they have to follow a woman's orders! Gennita Low's male dialogue seems very true to life and at times very amusing.

I really enjoyed the "guy" camaraderie in her story and it's fun to be reunited with Hawk (yum-yum), Cucumber, Dirk and Mink again, as well as several other members of the SEAL team.

If you've enjoyed Ms. Low's other books, I guarantee you won't be disappointed with this one.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Action and adventure. January 3, 2005
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Trying to save a woman child from at least a night or two of depravity, Jazz gets arrested, only to be saved by Vivi Verreau, a woman with more than one face and many secrets, ones Jazz is determined to learn. This is how he and his men find themselves recruited into Vivi's covert operation to stop a drug cartel in Asia and how Jazz finds himself falling in love with a lady as dangerous as he is.

**** Prepare to board a roller coaster when you start this book. Action and adventure pause only long enough to raise your blood pressure in other ways. Ms. Low is rapidly proving herself a force to be reckoned with in romantic suspense. ****
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
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Jazz is a Navy SEAL. His covert operations group just finished rescuing hostages in Southeast Asia. They go to a bar for a drink where they meet Vivi who is in disguise. She is working undercover as an "old lady" who collects payments from men for sex with girls. Two unknown men try to force sex on a frightened girl. Jazz comes to her rescue and pays the old lady for the girl's time. He is not intending sex, but he wants to give the girl some free time without sex. Jazz is arrested for soliciting a prostitute by Vivi's group. When the truth comes out, Vivi gets him released. Vivi works for GEM, an organization which tries to reduce prostitution by arresting the men. Vivi also uses her personal funds to help the girls. She and Jazz get to know each other. Then their bosses assign their two groups (GEM and the SEALs) to work together on a joint operation to rescue a truckload of girls. More than half the book is leading up to this operation.

A second story happens with Stefan and Alissa. Alissa is related to the brothers running the Triad - a mafia type group. They operate sex slave, drugs, and gun businesses. Stefan is an undercover agent who has gotten close to the Triad by having a sexual relationship with Alissa.

I had a hard time getting through this book. I kept losing interest. I wanted it to be over. It almost reminded me of non-fiction. A couple of parts were good, but on balance I can't recommend it. I'm not sure I can explain what was wrong - maybe a lot of details without enough direction and not tied into the plot. Vivi is devoting her life to helping women forced into prostitution. But there is not a good story about that.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars so I enjoyed this one
I'm a sucker for military romance, so I enjoyed this one. Was slow starting, but the author was setting the story line up- once it got going the story had enough suspense to keep... Read more
Published 11 days ago by USMCBabydoll
4.0 out of 5 stars Hard time putting it down....
Very intriguing,and sexy..great team of seals, and their GEMS!
I will let you know what I think of the next book in this series.
Published 11 days ago by TD
5.0 out of 5 stars Ready...set....action...
Loved this book. It was a little too long but it didn't take nothing from the book. Loved the ending and how it continues to another book.
Published 15 days ago by Anita
5.0 out of 5 stars Undercover
If you like action,adventure,and a little romance. It's all here. Most definitely a save to faves and two thumbs up.
Published 19 days ago by V
5.0 out of 5 stars I I really enjoyed this story!
A fantastic read! And lots of fun although there is a serous world problem that needs to be remembered too.
Published 1 month ago by Fritz J. Varga
4.0 out of 5 stars Hooks you!
I wasn't sure if I would like this book. Got it free from BookBub, and the author is someone I hadn't seen before. However, when I started reading, I was hooked pretty quickly. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Pamela Webster
5.0 out of 5 stars Edgy
From the beginning this story will keep the reader on edge...drama, mystery, intrigue, comrades, friendships forged, love discovered. Read more
Published 2 months ago by DJ
5.0 out of 5 stars Hot
Very hot, yes the story line was very good, I started reading and could not put down. Jazz was real fun to read about and Vivi was just as much fun. Read more
Published 3 months ago by unicorn
5.0 out of 5 stars crossfire series
Love this series by Gennita Low! Her books have a little bit of every thing Navy Seals--action, adventure, suspense, romance, and Sex ---What more could you want!
Published 3 months ago by Vicky S. Hilton
5.0 out of 5 stars Overall Performance Story "My wait is over! Bring on The Protector…"...
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More About the Author

USAToday Bestselling and award-winning author, Gennita Low, writes sexy military and techno spy-fi romance. She also co-owns a roof construction business and knows 600 ways to kill with roofing tools as well as yell at her workers in five languages. A three-time Golden Heart finalist, her first book, Into Danger, about a SEAL out-of-water, won the Romantic Times Reviewers Choice Award for Best Romantic Intrigue. Besides her love for SEALs, she works with an Airborne Ranger who taught her all about mental toughness and physical endurance. Gennita lives with her mutant poms and one chubby squirrel.

Read about red-hot navy SEALs and spy agencies whose deadly operatives kill and love with passion and humor! To learn more about Gennita, visit, and

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