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Reluctant Protector (Protectors Series Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Nana Malone
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Erotic Novella.

For five years, Cassie Reeser has been her brother’s personal lab rat. Peter’s experiments have made her a stronger, faster, better human. And she’s not the only one – he’s been experimenting on others as well. For five years, escape has eluded her. Until now. When she finds out he plans to sell her as a human weapon she knows it’s now or never. To make her escape she’ll sacrifice family bonds and leave behind the one person who’s ever helped her. Cassie’s learned to shrink from kindness and to never trust anyone. She knows the day Peter finally captures her will be the day she dies. To elude her brother and save the others, she’ll have to risk her body and her heart. What she doesn't expect is a chance at a normal life.

Seth Adams is used to sifting through lies to find the truth. As a former war correspondent he knows what evils lurk in the world. When he finds Cassie hiding out in his car trunk, her story sounds like a fantastical dream. But, before long, he witnesses firsthand what she’s talking about when they’re attacked by a group of Peter’s soldiers. As a result, he goes through his own transformation into a super human and realizes the extent of what Cassie is running from. Cassie might not think she needs his protection, but he’ll die before he lets her brother have her back.

Editorial Reviews


~4 - A Pack  Howl from Kayla - Bitten by Paranormal Romance~ "This book kept me thoroughly entertained from the first page to the last. I went into it expecting a decent paranormal romance and came out of it with so much more. I can't wait for the next parts of the series to be released so I can enjoy them just as much as the first book. "

~4 - Four Black Hearts from Paranormal Romance Party~ "The first thing that I have to say is that this book is Very HOT!!! I didn't have any expectations but I was very happy to have received this book to review! Its more Romantic Suspense with some PNR elements but I enjoyed it very much...I was hooked on The Reluctant Protector!"

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Product Details

  • File Size: 254 KB
  • Print Length: 97 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006QSKP0A
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #377,429 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Racy, paranormal story January 17, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
Well it is def. racy, so much so that it is in danger of being over the top. It swings between the telekinetic, psychic and super powered main characters escape story to their intimate escapades. The concept was reminiscent of Christine Feehans Games series, with genetically altered humans capable of extraordinary powers. I think the writer needs to either decide what type of genre she is writing, romance or paranormal and then tone one of the storylines down, because one overshadows the other in this book. I received a free copy of this book for my review.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Smokin hot super heroes January 11, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
I read this story twice and hope there will be more Cassie and Seth to come in future books. They're a fantastic couple even without their super powers.

Cassie is a biological freak and social misfit thanks to her brother's experiements to turn her into a human weapon. But she isn't one to boohoo about her situtation. Even though previous attempts at running away from GenLife lab and Peter have failed, she's giving it another shot. Not just to save herself, but all the other kids Peter is holding captive and experimenting on.

Seth, a reporter back from Afghanistan, happens to be Cassie's unexpected way out, and after some initial hesitation, he steps up to the plate and helps her layout a plan to stop Peter and save the others. Their relationship is funny, sad and emotional as the two discover themselves as well as each other.

Ms. Malone knows her way around romance and this new novella is a fantastic read. I couldn't put it down either time I read it and I'm jonesing for more in the Protector series.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Reluctant Protector March 26, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
Reluctant Proctor is a paranormal short story that is very fast paced. this is not your typical vampire or werewolf paranormal but of a woman who has superhuman powers. A sickly Cassie, is taken under her brothers wing when her father passes away. Father and brother are both scientists who do experiments and develop cures for diseases. Peter has taken things a step further by experimenting on his own sister and keeps her locked up for five years in the institution. She has tried to escape numerous times and succeeds this time. She hides in the trunk of a car and when she is found by the owner, Seth Adams, they are both in danger of being found with an undesirable outcome. So they have to do all they can to stay one step ahead of Peter. A lot of action packed into less than 100 pages and a fast exciting read. A steamy read, so if you like a racy, sexy story, then this book is for you. I look forward to the next book in the series.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars only OK May 18, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
Again, I thought this was an OK read. (I'm seeing a trend.) Cassie has been held captive and experimented on for 5 years, she's attempted escape before, somehow she's established a contact to help her give it another go, and here the book starts. This is all basically explained, but like the prequel, it feels very much like we started in the middle of something. A lot happens off set, so to speak.

I liked the story, I really did. I liked Cassie and Seth, I really did. But believable emotions were relatively scarce in this book. I mean, it pretty much boiled down to, "Oh, you accidentally made me a superhuman...OK, moving on." There was no fear, freakout, anger, really no emotional response at all.

Then there was the 'romance;' if I can call it that. The two of them seemed to have an inexplicable pull towards one another. It felt very much like a standard PNR, 'you're my destined mate' kind of affair, but that's never addressed. Worse yet, it employed the whole 'Oh, I'm having a really erotic dream that I'm somehow mysteriously aware of' trope. When of course, he's awake; of course he's really having real sex, not dream sex. As if that kind of thing EVER happens. It just felt like a cheap plot device to get them past the awkward 'I won't sleep with someone I just met" hurtle.

The too was OK, though there was a lot of it. There was also a weak attempt to add kink to the sexy bits by "fingering her puckered hole" and blindfolding her, etc. I'll give it props for not being wholly vanilla, but this is supposed to have been a virgin having sex with a man for the first time or two. You'd think one of them would have been a little hesitant and none of that was really necessary in the first place. Honestly, it just didn't feel at all natural.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not for Young Adult Readers August 19, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Nana Malone is indeed a good author and she shows that with Reluctant Protector book 1 of the Protectors series. Reluctant Protector contains the real concept of creating 'Human Super Soldiers', a concept that's been tried since at least the time of Hitler. I did enjoy reading Reluctant Protector and think that Nana Malone did a great job. The thrill was there along with the question...would it all that happened be for nothing. I am the type of person who once a book is started will never leave it unfinished even if it turns out not to my liking. Like I said over all Nana Malone is talented and wrote a good book. So why a low rating? I had to skip over an estimated 15% of the book, all of chapter 6 and 2 other parts. I understand sex in books to a point, but the sex scenes in Reluctant Protector are considered pornographic/erotica. I was shocked and appalled to see that in something that is considered Young Adult. Again I understand some authors put sex into books and I am okay with that, but at a certain point it becomes too much and nothing more then erotica. Because I felt Reluctant Protector book 1 of the Protectors by Nana Malone was well written I will give Forsaken Protector book 2 in the Protectors series a chance, I just hope I will not be disappointed.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Reluctant protector
What do you do when your own family turns against you? Can you fight back? Can you find love? Can you survive?
Published 8 months ago by Bratty_me27
4.0 out of 5 stars loved it!
Loved it. Would recommend to friends. The ending will piss you off. I Can't wait to read the next book.
Published 10 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars FASCINATING STORY!
I purchased this story as part of a box set and loved it so much I just ordered the prequel and book two. Read more
Published 12 months ago by By L Conrad
2.0 out of 5 stars A good start, but lost it.
Ok, I got this free for my Kindle and I don't normally give negative reviews but I feel I have to weigh in this time. Read more
Published 15 months ago by Tom O. Powell
3.0 out of 5 stars Steamy Sci-fi
A really interesting little read. I picked this one up on sale at Audible and am not sorry at all!

Really engaging story that had many twists and turns. Read more
Published 20 months ago by K. April Holgate
3.0 out of 5 stars Reluctant Protector
I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest opinion and review. This book could have been edited better to start with. Read more
Published 20 months ago by Debra B
4.0 out of 5 stars Give me more!
This is a really quick read of a fascinating story line. The human lab rat escapes and while on the run meets a 'reluctant protector'. Read more
Published 21 months ago by Lacey W.
4.0 out of 5 stars sexed up xmen!!
I received a copy of this book in an exchange for an honest review. This was a fast fun read. Cassie finally gets the chance to escape from her brother who has been using her for... Read more
Published 21 months ago by Amazon Customer
3.0 out of 5 stars An okay read
This book has two likeable main characters, but I could not get into the plot of the story. I enjoy romances and this story is pure romance with lots of explicit sexual scenes. Read more
Published 23 months ago by Amanda Taylor
4.0 out of 5 stars A lot of typos
Good book, thin plot but good for a quick, easy read. Typos bum me out though. There is just no reason for it.
Published on February 8, 2013 by mk
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USA Today Best Seller, Nana Malone's love of all things romance and adventure started with a tattered romantic suspense she "borrowed" from her cousin.

It was a sultry summer afternoon in Ghana, and Nana was a precocious thirteen. She's been in love with kick butt heroines ever since. With her overactive imagination, and channeling her inner Buffy, it was only a matter a time before she started creating her own characters.

While she waits for her chance at a job as a ninja assassin, in the meantime Nana works out her drama, passion and sass with fictional characters every bit as sassy and kick butt as she thinks she is.

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