Review: Love and Protect by Naima Simone

Love and Protect by Naima Simone
Release Date: April 13th, 2011
Publisher: Ellora’s Cave
Page Count: 350
Source: Received eBook from publisher for review

Ex-DEA agent Erin Montgomery is reluctantly back on the job, posing as the sex-kitten groupie girlfriend of rock star Sean Ledger. She’ll be joining his band’s tour to try to catch an obsessed, dangerous fan. Tormented by nightmares of her failed last assignment, Erin’s not exactly eager to be drawn back into the fray. But once she meets Sean, all rocker, all man and dripping with raw sex appeal, she knows she’s right where she belongs.

Sean is reluctant to have someone investigating his crew, but when he meets Erin, his objections fly out the window. The beautiful, hard-bitten agent turns him on like no other woman ever has. Sean’s caught glimpses of the fiery passion lurking under Erin’s cool front and he’s determined to break through her hard exterior and make her his.

Review: Well, this one is definitely not for the kiddies. On the other hand, if you’re looking for something hot, run down to Ellora’s Cave and grab this one.

Both characters are impressively fleshed out, and you really get into their psyche and history and what has made the characters who they are in the story. Sean and Erin immediately strike sparks off each other, and don’t waste time getting closer. The erotica is gripping and strongly supported by the feelings developing between them. Oh, and did I mention…there’s lots of it! There is dominance and bondage, but I wouldn’t tag it as BDSM.

I guess Sean knocked Erin for a loop, but she didn’t behave like a DEA/Security person worried about a threat. Because the characters and the chemistry were so well written, it makes that angle of the story seem weak. The stalker is there, the threat is there, but I wish she had acted like a cop a little more. If you’re looking for a good suspense story, I would keep looking. Even with that, though, I strongly recommend this book. I even had more than one favorite quote, but you’ll just have to read it yourself.
Quote: “I have family I wouldn’t trust if God notarized their tongues.” Ha!! Definitely going to look for more from this author.

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