Forged in Desire (The Protectors #1) by Brenda Jackson
Publication Date: January 31st 2017
Details: Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: HQN Books
Source: Won a copy from Goodreads.
Strong enough to protect her. Bold enough to love her.
When good girl Margo Connelly becomes Lamar “Striker” Jennings’s latest assignment, she knows she’s in trouble. And not just because he’s been hired to protect her from an underworld criminal. The reformed bad boy’s appeal is breaching all her defenses, and as the threats against her increase, Margo isn’t sure which is more dangerous: the gangster targeting her, or the far too alluring protector tempting her to let loose.
Though Striker’s now living on the right side of the law, he’s convinced his troubled past keeps Margo out of his league. But physical chemistry explodes into full-blown passion when they go on the run together. Surrendering to desire could be a deadly distraction—or finally prove that he’s the only man qualified to keep her safe, and win her love.
I won a copy of this book from Goodreads.
Forged in Desire is the first book by Brenda Jackson that I’ve read. I found it to be fast-paced and well written. Even though I rolled my eyes a few times at some of the stuff Margo and Striker said or did, I still thought they were great characters.
This book is almost 400 pages long and I could have easily read it one sitting if I had the time. Unfortunately I didn’t so it took me a few days to read and every time I had to put it down I didn’t want to stop reading.
Although I didn’t love it, I enjoyed it enough that I wouldn’t mind reading more by this author. I’m actually pretty excited about the next book, Seized by Seduction. Hopefully I can get my hands on it soon.
3 out of 5 stars