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Deceiving the Protector (Resurrection #2)

3.85  ·  Rating details ·  263 Ratings  ·  36 Reviews
After a series of murders is discovered along the trail of the Shifter Underground, wolf soldier Jensen Tate is assigned to find and protect a missing stray. But Lia Crawford doesn't seem to want his protection. When she eludes his watch and returns with mysterious injuries, Tate knows she's hiding something. To discover her secrets, Tate will have to win her trust…and get ...more
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Before I get into the review, I do have to say one thing - Dee Tenorio could have stopped the book in a few different places and the book would have really good - but it's like she KNEW I wasn't ready to leave this couple yet, so she kept going - and made the book even more wonderful!

Awesome is the word I have to say -
I truly love the whole "Bonding/Mate" thing when it comes to wolves - it's just a whole magical attachment that no one can explain and it really gives me chills every time I read
You know that uber satisfied feeling that you get when you have read a book that has managed to hit all those spots that crave to be petted and stroked when you immerse yourself in a good book? Well, at the moment I am like the cat who got her full bowl of cream and then some as the 2nd book in the Resurrection series managed to completely woo me and left me spellbound once again with Dee Tenorio’s ability to blow me away with her stories.

Jensen Tate, brother to Alpha and one of the generals of
Apr 09, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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The structure was a bit too much like book one, even if apparentely the plot seems to differ. It didn't shout read something else by this author. We'll see.
Mrs. Badass
Quick Review: Grade B+

This was a great read from Dee Tenorio. I felt honest emotion throughout and felt for Lia and what she had to endure and what she had to hide from. I felt her despair, but also her overwhelming desire to protect her sister. {as well as Asher and the Task force’s future targets}

This is a novel that is best to be read and experienced by yourself rather than reading reviews. It’s a good book, and it can stand alone, but there is another in the series that came first “Tempting
Aug 18, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great World and Characters
His kind have been hunted since humans became aware of their existence. Jensen Tate is a lawyer in their world but among his own kind, he's the alpha's brother and second, a wolf shifter and protector of his people. With shifter numbers decimated by federally funded death squads, and entire cultures wiped out as packs were destroyed, the Shifter Underground has stood as a beacon of hope and a trail to safety for strays everywhere. A dangerous road, maybe, but one that l
You can also read this review at Reflections on Reading Romance

I’ve long been a fan of Dee Tenorio’s contemporary romances, but a few months ago I was surprised to see that she had published a paranormal romance, Tempting the Enemy. It was dark and sexy, so I was thrilled to see that on Monday she released a sequel, Deceiving the Protector. As with the first in the series, this book is action-packed and filled with suspense and sexual tension.

Deceiving the Protector picks up about a year after t
Carmel (Rabid Reads)
Reviewed by: Rabid Reads

This is the second time this month that I've started a new series without having read the books that came before it. I hope I'm not developing a bad habit all of a sudden! Fortunately, I didn't feel lost while reading Deceiving the Protector; quite the contrary actually, I loved this book and am curious to know how this tale begins. I don't usually enjoy dystopia type scenarios but in this instance it works. The plotline of this novel offers an incredibly unique take on w
Scooper Speaks
Aug 22, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Favorite Lines: “He touched you.” He pounded her into the mud again, punctuating his words with violence. “No one touches what’s mine!” (p. 38, egalley)

Deceiving the Protector is book two in Dee Tenorio’s Resurrection series about shifters trying to survive in a world where humans know of their existence. I did not read the first book, Tempting the Enemy, and had no problems reading the story.

I felt so bad for Lia through almost the entire story. That girl had it bad. From the madman intent on t
Jul 13, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I’ve been in a serious reading slump. Reading DECEIVING THE PROTECTOR snapped me out of it.

I’ve read a couple of Ms. Tenorio’s novels before. Ms. Tenorio also writes contemporaries. While I always love her heroes, her heroines often fall too short to me, which make it hard for me to buy into the couple’s chemistry. That is so not the case with DECEIVING THE PROTECTOR. Lia grabbed me from the first sentence from the first page until the last page, and as always her heroes are well drawn out and d
Katie Michaels
Tate is on a mission to find and protect a female stray until he can bring her into the fold of the Shifter Underground. Lia doesn't want his help. Everyone who has tried to get close to her has died, horribly, at the hands of the man who considers himself her mate. And she is sure that Trent will meet the same fate if she lets him into her life.

The past few years have been torture for Lia. She and her sister were kidnapped by government agents, then kept in a facility. They were experimented on
Christi Snow
Jul 08, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
OMG, this book was so good!!! I will have the full review up soon. The book releases the 15th. Now I need to go and read Book #1 in this series, Tempting the Enemy...

Full review reposted from my Smitten with Reading blog.

My Review:
There are books that make me so happy that I am a book reviewer because I never would have found them otherwise. This is one of those books. This is book #2 in the Resurrection series. I have not read #1 (at the time of writing this review- by the time you read this, I
Review originally posted at: http://happilyeverafter-reads.blogspo...

In the world of the Deceiving the Protector (Resurrection Series #2), is the Shifter Underground, a cross country route dotted with safe houses along the way to Resurrection, a hidden shifter community in California that harbors shifters from the humans who want to eradicate them.

The book starts out with Jensen Tate, a wolf shifter on the search for a killer who has been targeting shifters along the Underground Trail, leaving b
Like the first book in the Resurrection series, I found it hard going until I got to about half way and then I was riveted. I was somewhat confused by Chapter 9 as although it contained relevant information, it didn't seem to fit in with the storyline. It was like the author had gone off on a tangent and then remembered to come back to the storyline.

This book focuses on Pale's brother Tate who is sent on a special assignment to ensure that Lia (a stray on the underground) safely gets to the next
My review cross-posted from Joyfully Reviewed:

As right hand to the Alpha, wolf shifter Jensen Tate is used to his orders being followed. Then, murders start occurring on the Shifter Underground and Tate is tasked with finding and protecting a stray shifter. Unfortunately for him, Lia is not only unimpressed by his orders, she undermines his efforts to protect her for reasons Tate can’t discover. Tate isn’t one to back down, especially when it comes to unc
Sandra "Jeanz"
Oct 09, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Book 2 in the Resurrection Series
After a series of murders is discovered along the trail of the Shifter Underground, wolf soldier Jensen Tate is the one assigned to find and protect a missing stray. But Lia Crawford, the missing stray, doesn't seem to want his protection. When she eludes his watch and then returns with mysterious injuries, Tate knows she's hiding something from him. To discover Lia's secrets, Jensen will have to win her trust....and get closer to the woman he thinks may well be
Judy & Marianne from Long and Short Reviews
Originally posted at: http://longandshortreviews.blogspot.c...

I’ll admit it, I was all but frothing at the mouth to read this book. I loved the first book in this series (Tempting the Enemy) with a passion I usually reserve for 85% dark chocolate, so leaped upon the opportunity to review this one the moment it was presented.

That’s a lot of pressure for any book to live up to. Thankfully, Deceiving the Protector was a really good book. I’m pretty sure I’d be happy to read Ms. Tenorio’s shopping l
Aug 04, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Thanks to Christen at Goldilox and the Three Weres, I'm trying to kick my NetGalley backlist into shape. (You can read about my NetGalley Knockout goals here.) First up is the second novel in Dee Tonorio's Resurrection series, about shifters in an America where the government has been actively trying to exterminate them. In the first book, which I talked about last year, we learned about how Pale Rysen was trying to bring the Wolf pack back from extinction and watched him fall in love with Jade, ...more
Aug 10, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Lia does not want to be found, she doesn't want to be noticed, she want to be left alone to stay as alone as she is possible, but two things stand in the way of that, one a masked in black government designed shifter soldier who is her homicidal shadow linked to her with fear and violence, two Tate Jensen a wolf shifter like her who is sent to protect her and bring her into a shifter safe house.

Every chance she gets she lies to keep him safe, she lies to try and drive him away but the man is res
Deceiving the Protector by Dee Tenorio (Book 2 in the Resurrection series)


The mate he never wanted may be the woman he can never have....

After a series of murders is discovered along the trail of the Shifter Underground, wolf soldier Jensen Tate is assigned to find and protect a missing stray. But Lia Crawford doesn't seem to want his protection. When she eludes his watch and returns with mysterious injuries, Tate knows she's hiding something. To discover her secrets, he'll have to win
This was a really great story and I completely enjoyed reading it. I did not get to read the first book in this series but after reading this one I will definitely go back. Lia is being hunted. She knows this that is why she avoids everyone because when people come near her or try to help her they get hurt. But when Jensen comes along she knows shes going to be in even more trouble. Jensen is the enforcer in his pack and he's also been following Lia. He knows she's been walking the trails but he ...more
Debbie I Heart YA Books
Deceiving the Protector is one of the most passionate romances I’ve read this year. Dee Tenorio took me into the heart of romance, and the most amazing paranormal world. The love betweenTate and Lia was breathtaking.

Tate works for the underground. His job is to go after female stray shifters and bring them to Resurrection where they’ll be safe. He’s sent to track down Lia and protect her. Well Lia’s not going to surrender herself to a man, or should I say wolf. This is a blow to Tate's male pro
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Kathi H
Jul 25, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Deceiving the Protector by Dee Tenorio
A dark paranormal.
From the first heart pounding scene the author grabs you and carries you on a journey of action, adventure, fate and romance. In the world of DtP shape shifters and werewolves are not what they seem and there is a deeper previously unexplored world of ‘others’.
Jenson Tate is a protector attempting to keep Lia safe from someone killing shifters. Lia knows that the one shadowing her will kill Tate in a heartbeat, but she isn’t about to let
Aug 26, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I wished for a sequel after Tempting the Enemy with Pale and Jade. Now the second story in the Resurrection series is about Tate, Pale’s brother. As the Alpha’s brother it is his job to protect the other shifters even if they don’t want it. Lia Crawford definitely does not want it but she won’t tell Tate why. Tate does not know if he wants to kiss her or throttle her half the time. This constant battle of wills makes the journey to the safe house interesting and dangerous because something is hu ...more
Tara SG
Aug 12, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Full review here.

In Six Words:

refreshingly unique and romantic paranormal thriller

Why did I read this? And am I glad I did?
I saw Christi’s review on GoodReads and then happened across it via NetGalley. I really enjoyed this book! It had all the elements we expect out of a paranormal romance; sexual tension, bloody fight scenes, life and death mysteries… but it also had engaging characters and a touch of sci-fi technology/government interference. Oh and one hell of a creepy bad guy.

I didn’
Jan 20, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Haunted and hunted by the man who claims to hold her sister's life in his hands, Lia doesn't want to be rescued. Tate has a job to do though, saving the wolf shape-shifters who are now hunted by humans. He is not one to be deterred from his cause, and when the two causes collide, tensions heat up. Dee Tonorio's Deceiving the Protector is the second book in her Resurrection series. Not having read the previous book didn't diminish the story, which has no trouble standing on its own. While many pa ...more
I loved Tempting the Enemy and this sequel definitely didn't disappoint. I liked that is was in the same world as the first, but had it's own unique feel. This book focuses on Tate, the Alpha's brother, and a female wolf he is trying to help reach the safety of Resurrection. She's seriously messed up and in way over her head, and he is stubborn and jaded - I loved them both. There are flashbacks throughout the book revealing glimpses of where Lia came from and what she's running from. We know a ...more
Nov 23, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This one would be around 3.75 stars for me and I will round up. I enjoyed this one more than the first book, although I found Jade's character more interesting than Lia. There are other books I've rated 4 stars on my shelves that I think are better, but I do admit that I read this straight-through and did find myself pretty interested. I am still hoping for more world-building, but I feel like we're getting there and the way the end set-up the 3rd book seemed promising. I'm curious to see who th ...more
Aug 08, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Deceiving the protector is a good book. I give it a 4 on 5 .

This book is fun to read. There are some parts where the book could have finished.

This book starts off with Jensen Tate searching for a missing tray, Lia Crawford. The only problem is that she doesn't want his help. She keeps everything to herself. Ever since the humans knew the existance of werewolves, they are being hunted.

The author buids really well the relationship between Tate and Lia.

Nov 01, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I feel like I missed some of Tate's backstory since I haven't read the first book in the series and I was a bit lost of the mythology and history surrounding this world, but I still enjoyed the book. Everything that Lia went through, all the pain and suffering, got to me. To the point where I teared up at the end, seeing her finally happy and healthy. I don't think I'll go back to read the first book, but if I ever come across another in the series, I'll probably read it.
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