She’s begging on the streets of London.
But when she begins to sing she takes a piece of my soul with her.
Her voice carries such sadness and heartbreak.
How is this possible?
How does a beautiful, talented, young, American woman like her end up homeless so far from home?
The least I can do is offer her a hot meal and a bed…
I’m the heir of a global luxury hotel chain after all!
It would be a crime not to help her.
I have to save her.
I have to protect her.
I have to take her away from here and make her mine.
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
PROTECTING HER is an opposites attract standalone and my first read by author Summer Cooper.
Ember Jones is homeless and stranded in London after getting kicked out by her drug dealing boyfriend. The only thing she took with her was her guitar. When she begins panhandling in the park by playing her music, she’s just looking for enough change to get something to eat. But when a handsome stranger offers her a hot meal and a place to sleep, Ember can’t believe her luck.
So, here’s why I rated this one three stars:
1. The romance between Ember and Kevin seemed to be stuck at warp speed, it felt rushed and yes, maybe a bit unbelievable even for this die hard happy ever after romance fan!
2. The relationship rush made it super hard to connect to the characters
3. Ember was incredibly indecisive which unfortunately was a real downer for me because I prefer my heroines to be stronger
Having said all that, there were some redeeming qualities that I enjoyed and appreciated. For the most part, it was well written, despite a few inconsistencies. I’m also happy that Ember grows a backbone by the end of the book, albeit a small one! The plot had a lot of potential, I mean who isn’t entertained by a Pretty Woman, rags to riches, Cinderella-like story? And even though Kevin wasn’t my first choice for alpha of the year, I definitely saw his character grow and morph into a sweet, understanding hottie.
Told from dual POVs with a happy ending. I voluntarily read and reviewed this book.
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Besides her love of chocolate, dogs and music… reading and writing is Summer’s number one route to escape from crazy friends, family and the in-laws!
She found her own happily ever after with a martial arts fighter who also happens to be an adorable IT geek! Now, she loves to write about hot alpha males that come with a pretty face and covered in tough-as-nails muscle… who are secretly looking for their true soul mate (shhh…)!