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Protecting Paige (Serve and Protect #3)

4.03  ·  Rating Details ·  559 Ratings  ·  50 Reviews
Single parent Paige Harmer is at her wit's end about her son. Dillon’s a good kid, but he’s fallen in with a bad crowd. She’s determined to enlist the help of her next door neighbor, the extremely handsome and much younger Tommy Godsoe. Tommy is a local cop, and until he got shot recently in a police raid, was a dog handler. His injury is such that he can never go back to ...more
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Published (first published August 19th 2010)
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UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish

Tommy Godsoe’s life hasn’t always sucked, in fact until recently, it’d been pretty damned awesome. Being a cop was his life, being a dog handler was his passion, but being shot during a police raid has put a damper on things. Days that were once spent serving with honor and purpose are now filled with pain and uncertainty. Unable to stand the thought of the pity he'd see in the eyes of his ex-fellow officers, Tommy has closed himself off from any and all contact, but much to his displeasure, the
SamJ ★Needs a HEA★
This is the third in the Serve and Protect series and is by far my favourite.

Single parent Paige Harmer is at her wit's end about her son. Dillon's a good kid, but he's fallen in with a bad crowd. She's determined to enlist the help of her next door neighbour, the extremely handsome and much younger Tommy Godsoe. Tommy is a local cop, and until he got shot recently in a police raid, was a dog handler.

I loved both Paige and Tommy.

Their banter right from the start had me hooked.

Tommy "Okay, thi
Kristin Anders
Dec 03, 2012 Kristin Anders rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this entire series. They are entertaining reads with likeable characters and interesting plots.

My one teeny, tiny comment.

NORAH! Where's Dillon and Rachel's story??

You know, ten years later or something when she's a cop and some evil psycho tries to kill one or both of them and they have to go through life-threatening circumstances. They could start out separately or together. They could have been married and divorced, or engaged and sitting on the wedding date.

Ooo! Dillon could have
The third book in the Serve and Protect series by Norah Wilson. I have enjoyed the previous books in the series and really looked forward to this one. I'm not sure why it took so long for me to finally grab it but I'm glad I did. It started out a little slow for me but it wasn't long until I got caught up in the story and didn't want to put it down.

Paige Harmer is new to the neighborhood and is worried about her son who will soon turn 18 years old. He has been hanging with a questionable crowd a
3.5 stars. Solid well plotted romantic suspense read. Not edge of your seat but it moved right along and the whole thing made sense. The heroine had no TSTL moments. The cop was interesting and I loved the bits about working with police dogs. I wish there had been more of that in fact. It seemed like just the right level of liking animals and liking to work with dogs without being saccharine about it. the teenage son was nicely done. There were only a couple of sex scenes and they were nicely do ...more
Protecting Paige, book 3 in the To Serve and Protect series explores the story of how a single mother finds much more than she bargained for in the arms of her sexy and younger neighbor that makes for one of my favorite tropes of romance. 34 year old Paige is a product of the foster care system making a life for herself and her 17 year old son Dillon whom she has brought up on her own after her husband had bailed out on her.

Moving to her new neighborhood, Paige discovers that her neighbor, the t
Redheads Review it Better
While Tommy is wallowing in self pity, he is blindsided by the irresistible and unstoppable force named Paige. At first he finds her a little in your face but then when she leaves, he feels the void she left. He finds himself growing more and more intrigued by her sauciness and respects her relationship and trust in her son. And the more he gets to know her and her son Dillon, the less alone he feels. Growing attached, he can't fight wanting to help Paige out when trouble comes around, even if t ...more
3.75, Again another enjoyable story. I really like Norah Wilson's style of writing, especially her use of the english language. Love to look up words that I don't see often. She has an amazing vocabulary. This is a sweet but touching story about three people trying desperately to encapsulate their deepest emotions from further hurt. Good dynamics between characters and the plot was well thought out. Despite the hot cover, steam level is minimum. Light and fast paced as the others in the series, ...more
Gayle Pullen
Aug 12, 2013 Gayle Pullen rated it it was amazing
Third in the series this story continues giving you tidbits about the characters in the previous books while guiding you into the life of injured Constable Tommy Godsoe and his neighbors Paige and Dillon Harmer. The story begins with a hint of what is to come, whetting your appetite, while immediately dropping you into Tommy's struggle with injuries incurred while on the job! Ms. Wilson keeps you hopping trying to figure out just who is in danger and what might the culprit be truly after. In the ...more
Sep 28, 2012 Harman rated it liked it
I'm probably not really going to say much about this either because it was just a read so I could wind down with all the stuff going on with my life at the time. (It was Homecoming week.) This was a cute read. As the same with the previous book in this series, the book was kind of predictable. I really liked the romance between Paige and Tommy it was pretty adorable. I loved how even though Tommy was badly injured he did whatever it took to take care of Paige. I found Dillon to be extremely cute ...more
Best of the series, although I liked them all. Tommy is a really appealing hero. He has a lot of bitterness in the loss of his career, but somehow his underlying goodness makes the reader want to hug him instead of giving him a kick in the pants. His attention to Paige's teen age son is one of the early ways his sweeter nature is revealed and the revelation of his nature continues through the book. Paige is a wonderful heroine and a good match for Tommy's underlying caring personality. I liked t ...more
Jo Ann
Sep 13, 2013 Jo Ann rated it really liked it
My favorite of the series so far! Love a wounded, broody hero and a strong, smart heroine and that's what we get with Tommy and Paige. Great story arc; appreciated the multiple POV's. Would love a future story about Dillon and Rachel!!
Aug 12, 2013 BooksSaveMe rated it really liked it
Great series which just kept getting better - I hope there are more to come

Highly recommended non taxing romantic suspense with the perfect 50/50 mix of action and romance that not all authors in this genre achieve.

Read it in one sittiing.

Right up there with Karen Rose

Mar 30, 2012 Allyson rated it it was amazing
This was an excellent read. I loved this series and stayed up much to late only going to read one more page.Norah Wilson has a way of writting that holds your attention and can't wait to read more. I have read quite a few of her books and can't wait to read more.
Jan 17, 2012 Ruthie rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-2012, kindle
An enjoyable read.
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Jan 22, 2017 Meetta rated it it was amazing
Protecting Paige

I love how Paige literally blows into Tommy's life at a time he needed it. Both characters are likeable, although Tommy is a bit gruff in the beginning, but for a good reason. It was fun reading about Paige inserting herself in Tommy's life, whether he wanted her there or not. I had read this book first, rather than in order by mistake. This book has action, suspense, and romance with a HEA. Have enjoyed many Norah Wilson's books. Looking forward to reading more.

I’m not qualified to model anything else.”
“Sure, you are.”
He glared at her. “Right. What would you have me follow with? Safe sex? Time-tested cures for a hangover?”
She lifted her chin, green eyes sparking. “Why not? Whether I like it or not, those are things a young man has to learn.”
“How about the Tommy Godsoe catch-and-release approach to dating? No? You don’t like that one? How about landing your buddy in an IAD shit-storm out of sheer carelessness?”

“That crap about resenting Cl
Oct 30, 2014 Merle rated it really liked it
Best of the Serve and Protect series so far, in my opinion. Constable Tommy Godsoe has lost his livelihood after being shot. He can no longer be a K9 handler because of the injuries and is resigning from the Police Force, as well as from life. His next-door neighbor, Paige, blows into his life, and literally changes everything. She is a single mom with an 18-year-old son, and she fears for him every day. Tommy has no interest in them, but is forced to take an interest after several unsavory thng ...more
Alina Neacşu
Oct 29, 2015 Alina Neacşu rated it really liked it
"Hey, didn't I see Dillon and Rachel?"
"I sent them off to the barn to see the pups."
He pulled back, cocking an eyebrow. "You sent them? As in, wanting to get rid of them?"
"Yeah, I didn't want any wise cracks from the peanut gallery when I asked you to marry me."
His face went blank. " You're asking me to marry you?"
She blinked back tears. "Hey, if you're tempted to turn me down eight or nine times before you accept, I'll totally understand. I mean, it would only be fair. Just so you know I'm not
Debbie Oxier
Jun 17, 2014 Debbie Oxier rated it it was amazing
Love this series! Get reacquainted with some favorite people from earlier books in the Serve and Protect books while meeting Tommy Godsoe. He was shot in the line of duty and is now home recovering from his injury. He meets Paige, a single mom, and her teenage son, Dillon, who share his duplex. When Dillon gets in trouble, Tommy attempts to help the boy. Then it looks like Paige is the target instead. Pretty soon she gets kidnapped, Dillon is AWOL, and they find out a terrorist plot has put more ...more
Jun 29, 2014 Janey rated it liked it
3.5 stars. Good murder, suspense, next door neighbour romance. Paige, hard working single mum raising her son Dillon and the gruff and moody ex-police dog handler Tommy next door. Their is an attraction there when they first met but both parties do everything to bury it, but the more time they spend together the more they realise that it's real and could be something. The drama starts and you get stuck in to the suspense part, really absorbing and you get to hear from the the two main guys, Ray ...more
Cindy ~ SnS Reviews
Jun 23, 2013 Cindy ~ SnS Reviews rated it really liked it
Perfect blending of humor and suspense. What starts out as a humorous meeting between two neighbors, one a angry self pitying ex-cop and one a chatty no boundaries single mom turns into an intense full suspense.

Tommy's scenes were almost heartbreaking. To have the thing you love the most - his job as a K9 officer - suddenly ended with a bullet. He needed Paige and from their first meeting you are rooting for them both.

The additional story line of her son Dillon and his problems that brings all
Apr 16, 2013 Luisa rated it really liked it
I liked this one a lot! I liked the theme of older woman/younger man, and founf Paige and Tommy a great couple: loved Paige's son Dillon, liked Dillon's friend Rachel with her tattoos and piercings, and loved to meet with Razor and Quigg again. This one has suspense from the beginning of the book, so I found it better written than the others. The only thing I didn't like is that I would have liked a longer ending.
Shirley Bottoms
Jan 29, 2014 Shirley Bottoms rated it it was amazing
I loved this book. It was very hard to put down. The characters of Paige and Tommy were very believable. You could tell that Paige was a very good Mother and interested in everything her son was involved in. Dillon really showed that he had an excellent upbringing and was was so afraid for his Mother. It really showed how young people can be tempted and how strong they had to be to stay out of trouble. I think , if you love mystery and intrigue, that you will also love this book.
4.5 out of 5 stars

I'm not sure why I continue to be surprised by how much I enjoy Norah Wilson's books as each one of the Serve and Protect series has been excellent. This one in particular struck me with the emotional connection between H/h, and the suspense involved actually had my heart racing towards the end--I literally could not put it down. Highly recommended.
May 22, 2016 Diane rated it it was amazing
A single mom, her teenage son and a crippled cop who was shot in the line of duty become embroiled in a dangerous game they know nothing about. Fast paced and well written with plenty of family drama, sexual tension and a sinister plot, this book has everything I enjoy in romantic suspense. Norah Wilson's books are one of my guilty pleasures.
Oct 17, 2015 Mary rated it it was amazing
Great Story!!!

Loved this story. It had me on edge with all the twists and turns wondering how it was going to get resolved. The way Paige steamrolled over Tommy with his antisocial ways was the "bomb". Between Paige and Dillon, Tommy never saw it coming. I don't want to give anything away, so just read this book you won't be disappointed.
Jenn Lynne
Jan 09, 2014 Jenn Lynne rated it it was amazing
Love this series

This is a great series that's mystery and romance... I absolutely love how I can be on the edge of my seat one minute in mystery then the spark of romance comes. Without giving anything away this book just shows you how one woman can make a man's world tilt and spin!
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A USA Today bestselling author of contemporary romance, romantic suspense and paranormal romance, Norah lives in Fredericton, New Brunswick, with her husband, two adult children, two dogs (Ruby and Neva) and two cats (Ruckus and Milo).

Norah is a three-time finalist in the Romance Writers of America's Golden Heart contest. In 2003, she won Dorchester Publishing's New Voice in Romance contest.

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“(Danni) “I was kinda busy on the way back, too,” she admitted, her face reddening.
Tommy frowned. “I thought you said Dillon was passed out?”
“He was, but Derek wasn’t.” She grimaced. “I guess he got a little hot and bothered by the action in the back seat and wanted a little for himself.”
“Chrissakes,” exploded Ray. “Did anyone not get blown on this trip?”
Danni’s gaze came up then, her eyes glinting with tears and suppressed anger. “Yeah. Those of us without dicks.”
“Her lips parted on a shocked gasp, and he took full advantage, sweeping into her mouth. She tasted of surprise and cinnamon and an unexpected innocence, which took the edge off his anger, but did nothing to dull the keenness of his intent. He grasped her face, tilting it for better access to her mouth, and proceeded to kiss her with deliberate, frank eroticism. No gentle request, no teasing enticement, no sweet cling of lips. Just pure, driving sexual demand.” 2 likes
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