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Reluctant Protector (Protectors Series Book 2) [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!"

From the Author

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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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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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7 of 7 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
4.0 out of 5 stars Oh, come on! It's sci-fi! July 5, 2012
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I liked this story, even if it was a stretch of the imagination. As for the accusations of it being sex-based, it sort of makes sense. High-stress situations and isolation for years would make someone at least starved to be touched and held. If you buy into the sci-fi theme in the first place, you might as well believe it heightens sex drive, too. We are talking about people becoming supersoldiers and clairvoyants, after all. It's a fast-paced, sexy, romantic, gotta-hide-from-everyone tale. You'll either shrug and go with it or you'll hate it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Steamy Sci-fi October 6, 2013
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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. Great characters,with a dynamic and fast paced plotline. I really wished there were more. It was way too short! This one will leave you hanging and ready for the next book.

Steamy as all get out!!! Some really yummy hot and heavy action!

The narrator Robin Dane is terrific. I have not listened to many steamy books with a male narrator, but it was a really nice reading. I would be interested in finding more books read by him.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars sexed up xmen!! August 15, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
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 his experiments. Along the way she runs into Seth a reporter who decides to help Cassie and stick with her to end. Of course Seth and Cassie are attracted to each other and end up having some steamy scenes.
This was an action packed fast read and I would definitely read other books in this series.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic! July 28, 2012
By wanda
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Reluctant Protector (Protectors,#1) by Nana Malone was fantastic!
A fast paced, quick read, that left me wanting more.
Nana Malone is one of my new favorite authors and I will be looking for more books by this author!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fast paced novella June 21, 2012
By Rhonda
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This novella is a fun, quick read and very entertaining. The main characters have great chemistry. There's a little bit of everything in this book: fast paced action, suspense, romance, and paranormal elements that make these two super-heroes. I've already purchased book 2 in this series and can't wait to read more about some of the other characters with these unusual powers. But I hope we get to see more of Cassie and Seth in the future as well.
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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 6 days 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 2 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 3 months ago by L. Conrad
3.0 out of 5 stars only OK
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... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Sadie Forsythe
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 6 months ago by Tom O. Powell
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 12 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 12 months ago by Lacey W.
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 14 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 19 months ago by mk
4.0 out of 5 stars Good, but over to soon
It ended waaay too soon. Good story line, though. Next time, please try to right a book that is at least 200-300 pages
Published 21 months ago by Amazon Customer
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More About the Author

USA Today Best Seller and iTunes Breakout Books author,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.

Nana also writes sizzling erotic novellas as Q. Malone:

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