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The Doctor's Defender (Protection Specialists #3)

3.97  ·  Rating Details ·  128 Ratings  ·  21 Reviews
As a trauma surgeon, Dr. Brenda Storm saves lives every day. But someone wants her dead. It starts with the anonymous delivery of poisoned cupcakes. Now the hospital has hired a bodyguard to protect her 24/7. At first, Brenda doesn't think too-handsome Kyle Martin is right for the job. Then she discovers his harrowing background—and that Kyle will do anything to keep her ...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published October 2nd 2012 by Love Inspired (first published January 1st 2012)
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Mar 27, 2014 Sarah rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: anyone looking for a quality suspense romance.
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Kathy * Bookworm Nation
Sep 23, 2012 Kathy * Bookworm Nation rated it liked it
Shelves: mystery, 2012
This was okay; I wanted to like it more than I did. Our heroine Brenda is a bit uptight, but when her life gets thrown upside down by an attempted murder she starts to reevaluate things. I like the whole bodyguard storyline; I mean who wouldn’t want a super hot guy swooping in to protect you? So, I liked the premise, I liked them going on the run and all that jazz. I just thought the overall story was kind of slow with bursts of action thrown in here and there. I think I counted at least five ...more
Aug 17, 2012 Rhonda rated it really liked it
The Doctor Defender by Terri Reed
4 STARS It is a Protection Specialists series. I enjoyed it, but would have liked a little more information about the bad guys. Thier is nothing that should offend anyone in this book. Dr. Brenda Storm was trying to find a way to say no to a date with a fellow doctor when she got a delivery of Cupcakes in a fancy box. She did not want the calories so she offered the guard who brought up the delivery and the other doctor the cupcakes. Next the guard comes back to
Jan 16, 2016 Judy rated it it was amazing
The Doctor’s Defender by Terri Reed
Protection Specialists Series Book 3
Dr Brenda Storm has a pretty routine life as a workaholic surgeon. One day everything changes when some cupcakes arrive for her. Suddenly people around her are dying, instead of her. As a treasured surgeon her boss hires protection for her from Trent Associates and her world tips all the way upside down when her new bodyguard enters her life. Now that she's facing death….Brenda realizes for the first time that she hasn’t been
Ashley Dawn
Oct 10, 2012 Ashley Dawn rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2012-reads
This was a good, quick read. Dr. Storm has upset someone badly. Apparently upset enough to want her dead! Poisoned cupcakes that were meant for her, find another target and the hospital brings in a bodyguard. Kyle is handsome but doesn't look the part of a bodyguard. The fact that Brenda is attracted to him isn't why she wants to keep him at it?
I liked Kyle. He was such an interesting personality. He was a 'goof' but joked to hide his emotions and to keep people from getting too
Jun 24, 2013 IrenesBookReviews rated it it was amazing
Another great suspense book that I was sad to see end! I enjoyed the characters in this book. The lead female character is doctor in need of a 24/7 bodyguard. The reasons for the protection and the interaction of the two are what make this story so good. The story itself moves along quickly and the relationship develops in a believable manner. I enjoyed the conversations between the doctor and her bodyguard. I also thought the mystery was well played out in the story and ended in a satisfying ...more
Kathrin Stacked'n'Painted
Aug 18, 2012 Kathrin Stacked'n'Painted rated it did not like it
Shelves: dnf
I love the Love Inspired line in general, and I loved the main characters, Brenda & Kyle. They both seemed very likeable, although Brenda was pretty strained and under stress not only from her stalker. However, towards the middle of the book, I came across pages and pages of talking about G-d and religion that was just too obvious and to me seemed to preachy. While I believe in G-d, I was very annoyed with this "religion dumping" (very similar to info dumping) there. I tried to get back into ...more
John Hanscom
Pretty average fare of this type of book and - as often happens - I wonder, "Where was the editor?" At one point, the female protagonist offers to make a meal, telling everyone how good she is at making soup, and then makes a casserole. This is less the author's "fault" than the editors. It was also a little difficult to imagine the "bad guys" putting a tracker in a pager she always wore, and the chief "bad guy" the financial ability to do what is done. Both are possible, but highly improbable.
Hsiau Wei
Sep 02, 2012 Hsiau Wei rated it it was ok
This book tell the story of Brenda, whose life is in danger when someone is trying to kill her and Kyle who is hired to protect her. The author has brilliantly created a mystery over the person who wanted Brenda dead but it lack the ummph factors. In line with the romance genre, there was limited romantic scene between them. The author seems to focus more on both Kyle and Brenda's finding ways to outrun the killer. Overall, it was an average book to read.
Mar 16, 2013 Jill rated it really liked it
Love inspired series. Dr. Brenda Storm needs protection and a life away from the hospital. In walks her new bodyguard, Kyle, and the story begins. We "know" the how it will end, but the journey toward the end makes for a good story.
Julia - The Romance Bibliophile
"The Doctor's Defender" was a fantastic Christian romance suspense novel. It kept me on my toes and left me in suspense to the very end. The story line was wonderful and I absolutely loved the characters. Overall, it was definitely a worthwhile read!
Jul 15, 2013 Judine rated it really liked it
I love Kyle as a character, but I want to know more about his background, especially his twin sister Kaitlin. That said, I found the pacing of his relationship with Brenda to be convincing, although the sudden realization of love is somewhat forced.
Dec 09, 2012 June rated it really liked it
Who's trying to kill the Dr? You'll have to read it if you want to find out. :) I've always enjoyed Terri Reed's story telling. Another fine one.
Michelle Stahlman
Dec 24, 2013 Michelle Stahlman rated it really liked it
I think that it was the kind of book that kept you constantly wondering what's going to happen? Plus I love that the doctor fell in love with her defender!!!!
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