His to Protect
Book 2, Fireside - A Fireside Novel
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A warm home for broken hearts, the Fireside Grill serves up hope and healing in equal measure. Stacey Lynn’s sensual, deeply emotional series heats up as a jaded restaurateur falls hard for a woman who’s hiding from a damaged past.
Declan James lost his last ounce of trust the day his wife walked out the door, leaving him to save the restaurant they built together. Throwing himself into his work, Declan swears off women—or at least, women who expect him to stick around in the morning. But when he discovers a skittish beauty scrounging through the Fireside’s trash to feed her dog, Declan offers her a job and a place to rest her head. There’s just something about her that awakens his protective side. And soon, not even that mangy mutt can stop Declan from caring for her.
After one too many trips to the ER, Trina Wilson finally gathered the courage to leave her husband, taking only her car and hyperactive boxer. Unfortunately, life on the run proves harder than she anticipated—until Declan takes a leap of faith on her. But even as Trina starts to see beyond his gruff exterior, she can’t relax, even for a moment. Not with her husband still tracking her down. What Trina doesn’t know is that in Declan, she has a powerful ally—and, if she would only follow her heart, a devoted lover.
Praise for His to Protect
“Stunning characters and a bright, refreshing voice drew me in on the first page. I didn’t want to put it down!”—New York Times bestselling author Claudia Connor
“There’s just something about a damsel in distress that gets me every time. Add in a strong woman and a dog? I’m done! I loved this book!”—New York Times bestselling author Susan Stoker
“His to Protect will have you on the edge of your seat the entire read. I swooned one moment and held my breath the next. Stacey Lynn will leave you wanting more—so much more!”—New York Times bestselling author Kelly Elliott
“If you’re looking for a hero who might be a little rough around the edges but has a heart of gold, then Declan is definitely your guy. His to Protect is a great read!”—USA Today bestselling author Alexis Morgan
“Wow! Five Shiny Amazing Stars! His to Protect is sexy, suspenseful, and so dang hot that smoke will be coming from your e-reader. Stacey Lynn is the queen of seat-of-your-pants romance and she certainly delivers with this amazing story of love and intrigue. It’s got everything: angst, drama, and a hero you will fall in love with.”—New York Times bestselling author Ilsa Madden-Mills
“His to Protect is some sexy escapism with a little bit of everything to appeal to the romantic in all of us.”—Smexy Books
“Incredibly intriguing . . . [Lynn is] definitely an author not to be missed, and her unique way of catching you up in her word net, it’s captivating.”—Collector of Book Boyfriends & Girlfriends
“I look forward to reading more of this author’s books! This story had an attention-grabbing start and never let go, not even at the end. . . . [His to Protect] definitely left me anxiously awaiting the next book in the series.”—Lady with a Quill
“I devoured this book and had it finished in no time.”—Twin Spin
Includes an excerpt from another Loveswept title.
From Publishers Weekly
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Stacey Lynn did a great job of writing about an abused woman learning to let her walls down while the big overprotective guy does everything he can to show her not all men are like her abusive husband. Declan was very protective and even possessive with Trina but not in a way that would scare off an abuse victim. Everything about Declan draws you in. The way he treats Trina yet still carry his own hurt and bitterness from a failed marriage just makes you want to swoon and be the one to show him love. Trina, despite the abuse she suffered is very strong and caring and showed Declan that not all women are like his ex-wife. They were the perfect fit for each other. I enjoyed the side characters and look forward to reading Tyson's, Aiden's and David's story.
ARC received via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
His To Protect
His to Protect by Stacey Lynn is the second book in the Fireside series. This is the story of Declan and Trina who are two broken souls who find each other and together make each other whole. This is a beautifully written love story that grips your heart and takes you on an emotional journey. I highly recommend this book!
"His to Protect" is the second book in the "Fireside" series by Stacey Lynn. Both books are amazing! "His to Love", is the first book in the series. His to Protect can be read as a standalone, but I highly recommend reading His to Love!
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I loved how Declan was protective and caring in spite of his recent divorce. He felt a draw to Trina early on and always seemed to put her first. He knew she was fragile and was kind, caring and compassionate to her.