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Nightfire (Protectors #3)

3.94  ·  Rating details ·  3,012 Ratings  ·  176 Reviews
“Edgy, sexy, endlessly exciting, Lisa Marie Rice never disappoints!”—New York Times bestselling author Shannon McKenna

The third book in author Lisa Marie Rice’s steamy Protectors series—stories of passion, devotion, and serious danger featuring former Special Ops heroes called upon to leap into the flames once more to save the women they love—Nightfire combines action and
ebook, 248 pages
Published February 7th 2012 by William Morrow Paperbacks
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Jun 09, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of Lisa Marie Rice and those who enjoy obsessive alpha heroes
How to put 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
Dorsey aka ❤️ Wrath Lover Reviews  ❤️
Reread on 6/29/17

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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~Nichole~  Sizzling Pages Romance Reviews
Loved that Chloe found a home and family. So much suspense. I only wish that Mike's past wasn't brought up so many times. Ok we get that he was a manwhore. Why not show the change.. without bringing up the past after the let it be the past.
but that epilogue just bumped this up to 4 made me cry stars.
It was very similar to the other books of the series, nothing much.
It has very little romance in it, which was a disappointment.
The traumatized tough men with a terrible childhood is a topic that gets old.
I did enjoy the beginning of the book, it was emotive. But from there it went south. I do appreciate and like the close relationship that the three of the guys have with each other and their couples, that warm "one family" enveloping vibe is comforting.
Mar 13, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

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 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
Jamie *Gypsy Smut-a-teer*


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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 hav
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
Feb 23, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Cynthia by: Laurie Garrison

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
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
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
Mar 07, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to jenjn79 by: continuation of a series
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.

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
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 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
May 26, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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
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
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 show up and they all start crying. This one day goes on 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 intercourse with Chloe once, and a g ...more
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.
Aug 02, 2015 marked it as couldn-t-finish  ·  review of another edition
DNF at 24%
Aug 30, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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 ...

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 ☺
4.5 Loved Mike! He is a total bad ass with a marshmallow center.
Feb 17, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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Feb 08, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Sep 10, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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
Apr 30, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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
Mar 13, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Nightfire es el tercer y ultimo libro de la trilogia The Protectors de Lisa Marie Rice y narra la historia de Mike y Chloe.
Este tercer libro era el que mas esperaba leer, desde que lei Into The Crossfire quise leer la historia de Mike, no se porque razon su personaje me llamo mas la atencion que Sam y Harry.
Antes que nada debo decir que este libro fue mi favorito de los tres, la trama avanza mucho mas rapida que la de los anteriores libro o quizas simplemente fue que la pareja de Chloe y Mike me
Dec 02, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance-thriller
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
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
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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Other Books in the Series

Protectors (3 books)
  • Into the Crossfire (Protectors, #1)
  • Hotter Than Wildfire (Protectors, #2)
“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.” 4 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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