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3.94 of 5 stars 3.94  ·  rating details  ·  2,611 ratings  ·  157 reviews
Chloe Mason's childhood memories consist of seemingly endless hospital stays. Now all grown up and healthy, her determination to fill the gaping holes in her past leads her to her long-lost brother, Harry . . . which brings Harry's friend and business partner, Mike Keillor, crashing into her life and her heart.

Former Marine Force Recon sniper and SWAT officer--a martial ar
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Trade Paperback, 308 pages
Published February 7th 2012 by Avon Red
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Auntee
Feb 19, 2012 Auntee rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Fans of Lisa Marie Rice and those who enjoy obsessive alpha heroes
How to put this...how to put this...okay, let's see...not the best I've read from LMR in terms of suspenseful plot (this one dealt with prostitution, human trafficking, and pedophilia), but that's not why I read LMR. I read her for her heroes--they're always the same. Big bad alphas brought to their knees by their obsessive desire for the heroines. One look at the heroine and BAM--he's gotta have her!

LMR is my "comfort food"--I know what I'm going to get when reading her (usually the same basic
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Dorsey aka ❤️ Wrath Lover ❤️ & KA Addict
Solid 4.5 Stars!!!

Another LMR winner!! Absolutely loved Mike & Chloe, and I love that LMR characters are so entwined with each other, we get more than updates on them since they're actually included in each book. The ending in this one seemed rushed I would have liked to see Consolelo & Barney with an HEA (together)...I felt sparks there so I just choose to believe they ended up together :)
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Lyndi
THE FOLLOWING REVIEW HAS BEEN RATED PG-13 FOR LANGUAGE AND SEXUAL REFERENCES. YOU'VE BEEN WARNED, KIDDIES.

I was pleased that this book didn't employ many of the overused plot devices I've seen in romantic suspense recently. There wasn't a ton of fighting in lieu of getting to know one another; there was no "I'm the alpha and you're my bitch" moment; there wasn't any of that attempting to deny true love nonsense; and the heroine didn't do anything mortally stupid. So refreshing!

The Characters
I'm
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Kathrynn
I read the Nook version and there were a lot of mistakes that took the "umph" out of this book. Not sure if sections were edited out, left off in the Nook version, or not there altogether, but some scenes changed so abruptly--without warning--and I had to back up and see if it was me or the book.

It was the book.

Thought this was very poorly edited and there was a great deal or "recapping." I don't need to read a scene, then read it again as it was retold by another character. Also, a lot of repe
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Maldivianbookreviewer
It seems like I have been waiting forever for the release of the 3rd book in the Protector series. If you like myself have read the 2nd book Hotter than Wildfire, you would know why. Hotter than Wildfire ended on a cliffhanger, leaving the reader in a serious state of anticipation for this book to come out. And though Nightfire didn’t live up to all my expectations, it still managed to deliver the sort of sensually charged read that only Lisa Marie Rice can deliver.

35 year old Michael Patrick Ke
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Jamie *Gypsy Smut-a-teer*
Mike




Chloe

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I must say Mike's story was the story I was looking forward too the most, after being introduced to him in the first book. I'm not exactly sure why, just some reason I was excited about his story.
He didn't disappoint, lol.

This story starts out with Mike being a man-whore. Actually the first word of the book is "Harder". He's gone out to drown his sorrows. Sam and Harry has the perfect lives in his eyes. They both have
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Cynthia

Reviewed at Bitten By Paranormal Romance

Well, I did it again. I started a new series from an author I’ve never read before and wouldn’t you know it, I read the last book of the series first. *head desk* All is not lost – this book is phenomenal and another author is on the TBR Mountain. However, the book can be read as a stand alone; as I didn't miss a thing by not reading the first two.

A bit of a warning here: Women are treated as chattel during portions of this story. The Russian Mob cover all
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MountainKat
Wow! Just wow. What an emotional, gripping intense ride! I loved it! I literally had to put my reader down and walk away from it a few times - that is how very good this was for me!

Mike, what a great hero! We hadn't really gotten much of his history before, hearing him tell Chloe was so moving! Chloe was a wonderful heroine too. Her history was no less painful even if she did end up with privileges her brother, and his brothers, never had. I loved Mike and Chloe together! There is just nothing b
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Megan
It's almost sacrilege to me to rate an LMR 3-stars. I love her alpha heroes. Her heroines are almost uniformly too-good-to-be-true gorgeous on the outside and even more beautiful inside. The conflicts are almost all external, a psychotic and/or sociopathic bad guy, sometimes a slightly-sympathetic sociopath bad-guy.

Nightfire features an alpha male (Mike) and too-good-to-be-true heroine (Chloe). Chloe is Harry's sister from Protectors#2, long-thought to have died at age 5. Chloe is reunited with
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jenjn79
I really enjoyed this book quite a bit. It wasn't perfect, far from it, but it was still a story that sucked me and kept me coming back for more until I finished.

Series Note:
Third book in LMR's “Protector's” series about a trio of Alpha males who've overcome bad childhoods to become top security experts.

Summary:
Unlike his two best friends – brothers – Mike Keillor wasn't born into a terrible family. His life was changed the day his family was slaughtered and he's never been able to get over the
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Ni_kii
It's really 4.5 Stars...

Chloe Mason doesn’t remember much from her childhood. What she does remember she would definitely rather forget. From the frequent hospital trips to the distant adopted parents, she didn’t have the happiest of childhoods. When she finds out she has a brother, she immediately sets out to find him, desperate to know if she has the chance of adding some good memories to the crappy ones that she wishes that she could forget. When she walks into the offices of RBK, she hopes t
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Elaine
By the time I finished this book, I decided I liked it fine. More of a 3.5, but not a 4.0 for me, sorry!

The story was entertaining, the characters were bigger than life, the erotic romance was erotic. I can definitely recommend this book. Not my favorite LMR book.

Early in my reading, I was finding it too verbose. I didn't know if it was me (and a hard week/grumpy mood) or if the author needed to take a scalpel to the page.
Sammy
It was Okay kind of .. I mean it had its moments .. But its forgettable & it didnt made any spikes in my emotions .. all the time I was like .... yeah, okay , NEXT ...

Dee
Loved this book and overall thought it was better than the last two. I really enjoyed the ending as we got to see all 3 men & their ladies ...more
Hbeebti
4.5 Loved Mike! He is a total bad ass with a marshmallow center.
Jessica Uzzo
oh god this was so bad i had to eat before i started this review just to get the bad taste out of my mouth. It was just...so bad. I almost stopped on page one and shouldve listened to my instincts because i just wasted a bunch of hours of my life. I get that the guys of these books abhor violence against women but in this one we take it a step further and apparently a female who wants rough sex is a psycho....but a man who enjoys it is just average. Wait what?! I hate double standards and it ser ...more
Ailsa
My thoughts: It's taken me a while to start writing this review because there were bits that really bothered me in the book. There were other bits that I quite liked. At first, we meet Chloe as she's in the waiting room of a mysterious company, waiting very nervously to speak to someone. She's had a hard childhood, and been a victim of abuse, which is clear early on. She reveals through a tearful conversation that Harry is her brother. Aaannd here it started losing me with the lack of realism. T ...more
Anja
Oh well, that book felt flat after der 6 months jump.

I was really curious after the end of the second and had hope for a good read. It started, I really liked Mike and his very screwed up sex life and I like Chloe as the absolutely complete opposite of him. I thought they would make a great couple and I was excited to see their journey of getting together, but than the time jump happened again.

I didn't like it in the book before, but it didn't bother me as much as it did with this book. I'll ad
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Lady Lioness
Feb 08, 2012 Lady Lioness rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: fans of Maya Banks's KGI series.
Everyone who reads Lisa Marie Rice knows her books follow a certain formula. Big, he-man, alpha warrior sees a dainty, mostly likely fragile, female and falls head over heels almost instantly. There is a Big Bad after the heroine and the hero goes nuts, desperately trying to protect her and take down the threat. The hero is also usually experiencing some kind of psychological and/or physical wound, which is healed in some capacity by the heroine, despite her lack of medical or therapeutic traini ...more
SaturNalia
Wow really disliked this story. The beginning was overly melodramatic, repetitive and unbelievable. Chloe is reunited with her brother Harry, this scene is so over the top, magically all the family members sow up and they all start crying. This one day goes one for almost half the book, then bam six months have passed. Mike and Chloe are friends but secretly wish to be more. Then Chloe is almost raped and now they are a couple have magical healing sex. After have intercourse with Chloe once, and ...more
Ann has a dirty mouth
So, this is easily my least favorite of the series. The entire first portion of the novel where Mike was falsely accused of rape was icky to me, and I wasn't able to switch gears for the romance portion. Also, the other brothers acted like assholes to Mike, which seemed out of character for them.

Chloe and Mike had a sweet if typical for LMR romance, but they didn't get together until late in the book, and there were way too many gross and creepy occurrences. I think that a waterboarding scene w
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Jess
Review posted: Happily Ever After - Reads
Blog rating: 4.5/5

Mike pulled me into this book right from the first page. He’s in a bad place emotionally and on the night we start his story he’s drunk and having sex with a woman he doesn’t know. He gets with it enough to realize that not only is she demanding he hurt her to along with the sex, but she’s a drug addict and he’s in the middle of a rundown, trashy apartment. He leaves before they finish and things get any worse but it’s a moment that feel
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Lauren
I can't believe the high ratings for this book on here. I was very disappointed with this book. I wanted to read two other books by Lisa Marie Rice, but I couldn't find them at my local bookstore, so I bought this one instead. The synopsis of this book seemed interesting, but I thought it was far from it.

At times I was bored by this book, and found myself skipping ahead, which is something I rarely (if ever) do. It was just too wordy for my taste. It took 25 pages for Mike and Chole to even meet
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Marie
A few things that bugged me with this book. 1) I hate that she would put pages of emotional thought and reflection in between dialogue. So it took like 10 pages for the characters to have a conversation. Some of it was insightful but most of the time I was just like ok i get how she feels can we please move on and keep the flow of the book going. All that in between in some ways made the book choppy. 2) In the beginning we are given the impression that Chloe is a virgin. She talks so much about ...more
Paula Legate
I almost stopped reading this book before the 1st chapter, and I'm glad I didn't. The 1st chapter is about what Mike did one night, drank too much, ended up in the wrong part of town with someone and he didn't even ask her name. The second chapter he met Chloe. I fell in love with Chloe, she was so sweet, and giving, always wanting to help. She had gone through so much in her lifetime. I loved how much Mike cared for Chloe. The relationship between Mike and Chloe kept me reading. If it wasn't f ...more
Jessica
3.5 stars
I liked the romance. I liked how the relationship took several months to develop and how Chloe and Mike helped each other become stronger and happier people. I wish there had been more time spent with them and less time on the suspense side of the story.

Granted, I'm not a huge suspense fan, but even I found that part of the story kind of weak. Disturbing, yes. Human trafficking is horrifying and I'll probably be making a donation to the Somaly Mam Foundation in the near future. But the
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Jane
What can I say? This is my kind of book. The 4 star rating is because it delivers what I wanted it to deliver. A classic LMR hero, some action, some good lovin' (although I'm not sure how I feel with LMR's transition to using the word vagina constantly as that is such an unsexy word). There were some other elements that I really liked (LMR's hero, Mike, coming to a realization that being a man slut was something to be embarrassed about and that it might ruin his chances with a woman he really ca ...more
Lynsey A
2.5 starts This one took me a bit longer to finish. I was anxious to read it because of the expected reunion between Harry and Crissy (now Chloe). After that part it kind of fizzled until near the end. The writing felt stilted in some parts and the bad guy was just ridiculous. He didn't investigate the guy he was dealing with when bartering with Harry for the thumb drive in exchange for Chloe? Really? If he had he may have not been so stupid and ended up dead. However, I guess that is the way it ...more
Shardallinee
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Aaaaand this is it, guys. The last part of the Protectors series.
Simply put - I loved it.

As in previous two books, Mike, the protagonist in Nightfire novel, is an alpha male: as a former Marine Force Recon sniper and SWAT officer, a martial arts expert and owner of a successful security company he is used to keeping it cool and focused. We met him in previous two books and couldn't wait to see which girl will finally shake his cool.
Seriously, it was time. And those of us who read the previous b
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Lisa Marie Rice is eternally 30 years old and will never age. She is tall and willowy and beautiful. Men drop at her feet like ripe pears. She has won every major book prize in the world. She is a black belt with advanced degrees in archaeology, nuclear physics, and Tibetan literature. She is a concert pianist. Did I mention her Nobel Prize? Of course, Lisa Marie Rice is a virtual woman and exists ...more
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Other Books in the Series

Protectors (3 books)
  • Into the Crossfire (Protectors, #1)
  • Hotter Than Wildfire (Protectors, #2)
Midnight Man (Midnight, #1) Into the Crossfire (Protectors, #1) Dangerous Lover (Dangerous, #1) Midnight Angel (Midnight, #3) Midnight Run (Midnight, #2)

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“Mike felt a tug somewhere in his chest he didn’t ever remember feeling, like someone was pulling at a hook. They were going to take care of this lovely woman. Keep her safe, take her away from danger. And then, well—forget about beating the guy up. Mike was going to find the fuckhead who’d hurt her and kill him.” 3 likes
“Her hand lifted without any volition on her part, as if it were the hand itself that wanted to be held by his. He gently grasped it in both hands, instead of the impersonal handshake she’d been expecting. His hands were as hot as a furnace. Slowly, watching her every second, he brought her hand to his mouth and—oh my God—kissed it.
Something inside her, something she’d never even suspected existed, pinged to life. Heat, excitement . . . desire.”
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