Protect Me (Protected Love #1)
by Jennifer Culbreth
Abbi Hastings had never been fearless. She’d been firmly
entangled in her small town roots her entire life until an unexpected
inheritance provided her a chance to escape. As she took the only opportunity
she’d have to get out, Abbi left her world behind and boarded the plane with her
one way ticket to Los Angeles.
Relentless and fighting for her own
independence, it all goes to hell when fate throws a twist into her plans.
Everything changes the day she accidentally falls into the arms of Ryan. Tall,
dark eyed, and handsome CEO of LA’s hottest bodyguard service who is fighting
some dark demons of his own.
Can Abbi take a leap of faith and dare to
experience all that the world has to offer, accepting that fate has brought her
here into the arms of the man who will protect her? Protect her mind, body, and
I was given this book in exchange for an honest review.
let me tell you I was pleasantly surprised!!
This is the authors first book In a 3 book series. And I think she did a fantastic job! I think she
had it all!
She had me laughing…A LOT…She had me shocked…
she had drama…
& 2 crazy ass best friends!!…lol
I liked the authors writing style… I found that the book flowed good.
Now…There was only 1 thing that I really didn’t care for. That’s why I couldn’t give this book a 5
& I’ll get to that in a bit.
Abbi Hastings came from a
very small town in Georgia. Living in a trailer… Living paycheck to paycheck.
Trying to save enough money to get out of her situation. She has some issues
with trusting people…mostly men.
She came across some money & she took
that money and ran with it! Packed as much as she could in a suitcase…&
start her new life… In a place where no one knew her or her story.
Purely by accident she landed herself a bartending job at a trendy new bar in LA. Her
boss Trent is the Bar owner & has the hots for Abbi… But also has a very
bad & very dangerous secret. Her two new & crazy co workers/
friends….Ashley & Judy also bartenders. Become fast friends!
I loved Abbi, Ashley & Judy’s smart mouth & white trash jokes!!…
“You better watch it buddy. I am from the south you know. We
watch wrestling in my trailer hood.”
“Honey, you aren’t in Georgia anymore and the owner of the bar isn’t your uncle. So no it’s not weird.”
Hell no. Listen you go over there and prance around for him a little and he will be begging you for a date. Then you let him wine
and dine you before you go back to his apartment and have hot monkey sex with him”
On her first night working she meets a very fine looking body guard!
That puts Abbi on edge right away!
Ryan Dixson… CEO of a bodyguard company he started once he got out of the military. & he’s quite the lady’s man! But
one look at at Abbi & right away… Ryan knew she was a game changer!
Sparks few once they first touched. He couldn’t stop thinking about her from that night on!
But… Dealing with issues from his past in the military drove him to stay away from Abbi.
Abbi couldn’t get Ryan out of her head too. Having issues with her parents growing up. Abbi was very reluctant to giving in to her
feelings with Ryan.
But she wanted to try with him & he didn’t take his chance.
Something he will always regret. Because something horrible happened to Abbi!
When I read what had happened to her! I was shocked! I kind of knew something was coming.. But..wow
Well…after that night…things
changed for them!!
I loved the way Ryan treated Abbi!!
“Oh babe, don’t ever worry about having to do things for me. I am completely happy just having you in my life finally. I am sorry that I didn’t court you like I should have. I have been stupid about this from the very start and I promise that I will do my best to make up for that for as long as it takes. But please know that all I ever need to be happy, is to see you happy and smiling.”
He always made her feel cherished!!
“Abbi, may I kiss you?”
“Abbi, I am going to
make love to you tonight.”
I loved that!! Things between Abbi & Ryan are moving along pretty quickly.
While all this is going on with Abbi & Ryan…
Trent, Abbi boss is getting deeper in trouble & involving Abbi into his mess. Abbi knows something is up…she knows it’s bad too…
But all she can do it rely on Ryan to help & protect her.
The last 2 chapter are full of action! & the ending of the book leaves you with a slight
cliffhanger but also leaves you satisfied… Nothing to bad.
Now …The only thing I did not care for was the over use of descriptions of everything.
I like to know what they are wearing… I just don’t need to
know the whole process of it all.
But other than that one detail… I really enjoyed the book a lot! & I’m looking forward to reading the second
book in the Protected Love series!!
Thank You Jennifer Culbreth for writing a good book for all to enjoy!!