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Opposing Forces (Private Protectors #6)

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Book six of Private Protectors

Jackson Lynx always has a plan. He wouldn't be Vice President at Taylor Security if he wasn't steady, smart and reliable. But as capable as he is, he's not perfect. Approaching the one-year anniversary of kicking his prescription-drug habit, the last thing Lynx needs is temptation. Celibacy is part of his recovery plan. But then Jillian Murdoc
ebook, 356 pages
Published June 10th 2013 by Carina Press
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Adrienne Giordano has slowly become an author whose books I have come to like. The reason is simple I like her characters.
The sixth book in the Private Protectors series Opposing Forces introduces us to two complex characters Jackson Lyn, kind of a new hire at Taylor Security and Jillian Murdoch.

Jackson Lyn was a perfectionist all his life, he was in the military and from there joined the State Department, a great job, girlfriend, everything was going well, then he blew out his knee and got addi
Wendy S. Marcus
I loved this story. It's a fast-paced, realistic read that I could not put down! Even though it's part of a series, and I've read them all, I believe it stands alone. I highly recommend it.
I received an ARC of Opposing Forces (Private Protectors #6)

This is the first book in the Private Protectors series I have read and I immediately went and bought the first 5. I was concerned that picking up a book in a series would cause a lot of confusion but it did not.

Opposing Forces is about Jackson Lynx. A former officer in the military and then worked for the Secretary of State until a prescription drug habit changed his life. He moved to Chicago and became the Vice President of Taylor S
Amy R
Opposing Forces is another adventure driven by Adrienne Giordano in her Private Protectors series. In this story we are introduced to Jackson Lynx and Jillian Murdoch. As with the other books in the series, Adrienne has come up with a fantastic plot with plenty of mystery, suspense, and romance to engage you from the beginning and keep you reading until you smile and sigh at the last page when all is said and done.

Jack has decided to switch jobs from the State Department to work for Taylor Secur
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I’ll admit when I read the first book in this series I didn’t realize it would be more suspense than romance but once I read it, I was thoroughly hooked. Great thing was, I was able to read the next three immediately and have since had to wait for the next release which isn’t always easy to do. I’ve grown to love the romantic suspense genre and in my opinion Adrienne Giordano is one of the best
This was the first book of Adrienne Giordano's that I've ever read...and now I MUST buy the rest of the series. Her characters were perfectly flawed, honest and so much fun to read!
Jackson Lynx is the man with a plan. It's a plan that he's determined to follow through with, until he helps out Jillian. Despite their issues concerning addiction, the two came together to solve the mystery of "who is destroying Jillian's life".
My favorite quote from the book, that I think sums it up nicely:
"The ma
Another private protector to add to my favorites list. First there was Vic, then I fell for Michael. Now it's Lynx.

I've enjoyed the entire series, and this book was no exception. It starts off with a bang and the action continues to come at a breakneck pace. Meanwhile, the hero and heroine struggle with Lynx's former addiction to pain killers. This part of the story was handled very well by the author.

One of these days, I'm going to start with book one and read the series straight through. I enj
Once again I loved this next book in the Private Protectors series. I so look forward to each book and I just love keeping up with Vic and his growing family. Lynx and Jillian were fantastic and I'm so happy with their happily-ever-after. I know this book hasn't been out long but how soon before the next book? :)
Tracey Devlyn
I'm a big fan of Adrienne Giordano's heroes. Jackson Lynx of Opposing Forces is no exception. Giordano did a masterful job with Lynx's journey. LOVE, love, love!
Opposing Forces is the latest book out from Adrienne Giordano, and it's a high impact, crazy adventure of a read. I really enjoyed the story, though at times I thought it was a little unrealistic when action scenes were taking place. However, the romance between the lead couple was intriguing and grew in a very natural way based on their circumstances.

I spent a lot of my time reading this on the edge of my seat, because the whodunit was not something that was easy to figure out. I love books tha
Michel Reinhard
Adrienne Giordano has done it again! The sixth book in The Protector Series, Opposing Forces is a fantastic read !

Adrienne Giordano is a very gifted writer. Not only does she write a thrilling romantic suspense, a steamy hot romance, she creates memorable characters with loads of personality. Her characters and dialogue are creative, snarky, smart mouthed, and sensual. Her plots are creative and keep the reader sitting on the edge of their seats. Add the former character's from Taylor Security A
Linda Page
Wow, so glad to have found this book. It wasnt't until I finished that I realized that is 6th in a series. I loved the story, I don't think I missed anything picking this up without having read the first ones. Jack is a recovering adict and I believed his character. Having known some in the past, I understood his challanges, but kept pulling for him anyway. I liked that Jillian was such a strong woman. She didn't pull any punches, stood up for herself, and worked with Jack to overcome his demons ...more
Another winner from an author who has apparently found the secret for keeping the characters straight and the tension high throughout her series about some very strong and loner kinds of guys who have all found strong women to compliment their lives. While this is a stand alone novel (and I know some reviewers have already stated that their is their first from this author)it benefits from having read the other five novels in this series. Suffice it to say that it starts off with the kind of ener ...more
Delving into this book, I wasn't sure if I would be able to keep up as I had not previously read any of the other books in Adrienne Giordano's Private Protectors series. But, I was wrong.

This book has a stand-alone plot that doesn't rely on having read any of the other books in the series. The main characters, Jackson Lynx and Jillian Murdoch, are well-thought out, layered and relatable. Woven throughout the book is plenty of mystery, romance and intrigue that captures the reader's interest and
I have a strict rule about reading a series novel out of order but after reading the blurb about a recovering addict hero and a heroine that works for a pharmaceutical company this romantic suspense had my attention. Jackson Lynx and his daily strive for sobriety made him a character I was rooting for and Jillian's fears of falling for a recovering addict were done with such a realistic touch. Showing both Jillian’s vulnerability and ability to be a survivor of her own past made her a fully deve ...more
I received an Advanced Review Copy (ARC) of Giordano’s Opposing Forces last week. First things first, I can’t believe I didn’t know about this author/series until now! I haven’t read much romantic suspense that didn’t involve supernaturals as yet, and I’m so glad I had the chance to read this book. It was a great introduction to this genre.

Jillian Murdoch happily works in pharmaceutical distribution. She works hard, and she’s careful – a go-getter.

Jackson Lynx is VP of Taylor Security, and he’s
Amy Alessio
Jillian sees an odd night shipment at her Chicago pharmaceuticals company when she returns to work to get her expensive camera. The next night her house is broken into. She takes a chance and talks to Lynx, a hot acquaintance from her yoga class that she knows works at a security company. He agrees to help her get a system in her home, and she ends up staying in his guest room, trying to sort out his mixed signals. Lynx is approaching his year of staying clean after dealing with an addiction to ...more
Sandy Duncan
Jack and Jillian, what a match

I loved this book, filled with action, romance, and suspense. what a thrill ride. the characters and all their flaws were so real, you couldn't help but like them. highly recommend this book
This is one of my favorites in the Private Protectors series. I love Jack's backstory, someone in recovery with an addiction to Vicodin. He is, absolutely, the Boy Scout his co-workers have nicknamed him, so the juxtaposition of his recovery, his pain, adds a level of depth usually missing in romance/suspense books. Likewise, Jillian has her own issues, related, but conflicting, and her trust issues negatively impact Jack's recovery in a heartbreaking manner.

Additionally, the mystery aspect is v
Sherri Lewis
Jillian, who works for a pharmaceutical company, walks in on a mysterious after hours delivery. That night she wakes up to go to the bathroom, only to discover an intruder in her house. Enter Jackson Lynx, a very hot, very sexy VP of a security company. He has completed almost a year of clean-living, since he beat a prescription drug addiction, and it is taking all of his willpower not to fall for Jillian before the year is up. Together they discover the secret that Jillian's employer has been h ...more
Jessica Sheehan
I received this as an ARC not knowing it was part of a series, so while it can stand alone, I wouldn't suggest it as there are parts in the book that make it clear there is history that would be helpful to know. That being said, this book was very enjoyable. The dialogue was great and the story was rather intense in some parts. I liked that I wasn't able to completely figure out what was going to happen, but I was a bit disappointed by how quickly the main characters got involved and how trustin ...more
The hero's addiction and recovery add extra depth to this romantic suspense about the cutthroat pharmaceutical world and the black market drug business.
Jeanie Jackson
Another awesome read! Adrienne Giordano create stories with edgy suspense and characters I want to get to know. Her characters always fascinate me. Their strengths and weakness make them so approachable even though they are larger than life; I wouldn't read books about ordinary people doing ordinary things, but I insist on being able to fall in love with the characters as well as the story. She does it all!
Glenda Bettin
wow really liked this book and how dealing with the issues of addiction is a daily thing. a must read, love this series
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Adrienne Giordano writes romantic suspense and mystery. She is a Jersey girl at heart, but now lives in the Midwest with her workaholic husband, sports obsessed son and Buddy the Wheaten Terrorist (Terrier). She is a co-founder of Romance University blog and Lady Jane's Salon-Naperville, a reading series dedicated to romantic fiction. For more information on Adrienne's books please visit www.Adrie ...more
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