Review: Protector for Hire by Tawna Fenske

Protector for Hire by Tawna Fenske
Series: Front and Center (# 4)
Release Date: June 30, 2015
Publisher: Entangled: Lovestruck
Pages:  250
Source: Book provided by publisher for review



Haunted by his time in Iraq, former soldier Schwartz Patton goes off the grid, retreating deep into Montana’s untamed wilderness. Now, ten years into his self-imposed solitude, his brother tracks him down and asks for a favor. A woman is in danger, and she needs help…and Schwartz is the only one who can protect her.

Designer-loving city girls like Janelle Keebler don’t belong in the wilderness. Unless, of course, they’re witnesses to a murder by their psycho drug-trafficking ex-husbands. Still, Janelle can’t help the immediate physical response she has to her sexy-as-sin protector that leaves her wanting more than she could have ever imagined. Even if he does make terrible coffee…

Every word, every touch, every kiss ignites a need Schwartz thought he’d lost forever. He can’t stop the desperate attraction simmering between him and Janelle, even if he wanted to. Even if it means it could get them both killed.


Review:  When Schwartz Patton agrees to protect Janelle Keebler from harm, it’s simply business as usual. Author Tawna Fenske brings together two unlikely characters under difficult circumstances and the chemistry is phenomenal in Protector for Hire.

If there is one quality that I like to find in romance, it is humor. Janelle’s character adds that perfect touch. Whether it’s a conversation involving Pop-Tarts (“I love Pop-Tarts the way Sherman over there loves having his butt scratched”) or a lesson on splitting wood (“So you’re saying it’s better to have a big, fat head at the end of your shaft, as opposed to a smaller one?”), the dialog makes this story one to remember.

The author let the natural chemistry build between the two characters. There was nothing forced because it was evident from the beginning that neither of the characters planned any sort of romantic entanglement.

To me, Schwartz seemed like the epitome of a broken character because he had pretty well sentenced himself to a solitary life in the middle of nowhere, cutting off ties with his family. In the process of protecting Janelle, Schwartz learns how to heal his inner wounds.

From start to finish, this was a fun story to read. Packed with laughter and humor, this was an enjoyable story featuring two people who made a dynamic couple.