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3.76  ·  Rating Details ·  147 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
The Protectors are back! From bestselling author Beverly Barton come the first two stories in this beloved series.

"Defending His OwnOnce Deborah Vaughn had loved Ashe McLaughlin with all of her teenage heart. Then he'd disappeared, leaving Deborah with nothing...except their son. Now Ashe was back, insisting she play his lover.

Ashe had never forgotten Deborah, or the way h
ebook, 384 pages
Published December 1st 2010 by Harlequin Books (first published January 1st 2010)
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Oct 27, 2011 Dale rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
I HATE being conned into starting a book only to find it is really 2 books in one. The Book is called "Witness," but there are 2 separate books inside.

1)"Defending His Own" - pretty good mystery with requisite romance, 2 ingredients I require in order to enjoy my read...BUT...Ms. Barton was almost writing like a Harliquin Romance Novel here. These characters were sex maniacs. It was to the point of being distracting. Enough, please! In spite of all the uncalled for sex on every object and room
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Jun 13, 2016 jeannie willmon rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This Beverly Barton book

This was gripping from the first few pages..was having readers block. Opened 9 books sent them all back to the library. Was having a head time getting into another book. Ty so much for bringing back my love of reading again. Held both my suspense and interest, going to start reading one of her series now
Gary Grimes
Not a very good book and although the plot is great the writing is not. Was glad to come to a completion not because I now knew the conclusion but instead because I would not have to read it any more.
Lynette Reif
Ok first story was really good but the second I simply cannot finish the characters I don't understand their chemistry which is disappointing as I loved Allen, Ashe and Deborah from book 1. Also appreciated the wrap up at the end too.
Jun 03, 2012 Luann rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction, crime
I didn't finish this book. It had potential to be a great mystery but really ended up being a romance novel thinly veiled as a mystery. Not cool.
Terri Pray
Two books in one, the first was very enjoyable, the second I struggled through and simply couldn't connect with the characters.
donna harris
Jun 01, 2016 donna harris rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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A great read!!! It was hard to put this book down. I really do love all of her books. I can't wait to get the rest of the Protector series.
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Beverly Marie Inman was born on 23 December 1946 in Tuscumbia, Alabama, USA. Daughter of Doris Marie and Walter D. Inman Jr. A born romantic, she fell in love with The Beauty and the Beast epic at an early age, when her grandfather bought her an illustrated copy of the famous fairy tale. Even before she learned to read and write, her vivid imagination created magical words and fabulous characters ...more
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