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3.66  ·  Rating details ·  47 ratings  ·  12 reviews
Unprotected is the story of Amanda Danscher, a young woman who accepts a position as a child protection social worker.She quickly becomes embroiled in a case against their Minnesota town's former champion hockey player and favorite son, Chuck Thomas, who will do anything to buck the system rather than work with it including whatever it takes to get Amanda out of his way. L ...more
Paperback, 272 pages
Published September 1st 2012 by North Star Press of St. Cloud
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Debbie Payne
Apr 06, 2014 rated it really liked it
I read this book as a First Reader's Give away and was very impressed with the author"s writing style and how easily she made her characters come to life on the pages. She possessed the knowledge to give her readers a good glimpse into the world of social work and all it encompasses, The relationships in the book were complex and made us carrel about what was happening in their lives. You just knew that Amanda and Jake were made to be together yet up to the end of the book you were compelled to ...more
May 30, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: first-reads
First I have to say how eye catching and pretty the cover is. If I walked by it in a store I would pick it up flip it over to read the description. The characters were relatable, realistic and heartfelt. The story was interesting, touching and very well written.
I would highly recommend this book. I am looking forward to more stories from this new and very promising author.

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Mar 16, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Set in a small Midwestern town, the characters and setting feel familiar. If you know the world of child protection, the plot will ring true. But even if you don't, the family relationships and unfolding mystery will hold your interest to the very end. It's a quick read and impressive debut from a new author. ...more
Paula Ackley
May 20, 2014 rated it really liked it
I liked this book. It was an easy read with likeable characters in tug at your heart situations. Unfortunately, these situations are all too common in our society. It's an eye opener. I loved the little twist at the end. It's worth reading. ...more
Jan 07, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Loved the characters and the book. Written by my husband's cousin. About a newbie social worker in Minneapolis. Read in just a few days. Job well done Kristin! ...more
Rhonda McKim
May 23, 2021 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this book and the author is a friend of a friend of mine. Learned a lot about the social work system. The story had several plot twists and I liked the ending.
Feb 04, 2016 rated it it was ok
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Purple Osprey
Jan 28, 2015 rated it liked it
Well, the writer probably shouldn't quit her day job yet.
I like the idea of this book, but it seems a little off.
Psychology feels unrealistic. (All these people taking deep interest and truly caring for this damaged Amanda? Yeah, well, most healthy people would avoid her like plague. She's clingy and draining and depressed and insecure for god's sake)

The tone of the book is whiny. I get it that Amanda is supposed to be whiny and full of self pity, but there must be other literary means to let
Apr 15, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: first-reads
I was lucky to have won this in a First Reads contest. I was hooked from the first sentence. I loved that it was a fast read,with great characters & story. I loved that the character's were written in such a way that one could relate to them. I liked how the author shared her knowledge of social work and the legal system and incorporated it into the story so you could see both sides of the issue. I recommend this to anyone that wants to have a good laugh, a good cry while enjoying a bit of myste ...more
Tori Gorman
Sep 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Unprotected was an overall amazing book. It hooked me from the beginning with the romance between Amanda and Jacob. I loved how kris incorporated romance, social work, and plot twists all into one. It was cool to read about fictional social work cases. This was one of my favorite books, because it kept me interested throughout the whole book. The best part of it was the plot twists at the end. Can't wait to read unattached. ...more
Briana Capra
Feb 29, 2016 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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Kristin Johnson
Mar 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
It's my book, friends. I sorta hafta give it 5 stars, huh? But I think I probably would have given it five stars anyway. Romance, mystery, characters I care about.....I hope you'll give it a try. ...more
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