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Honor Bound

(The Protectors #2)

4.14  ·  Rating details ·  342 ratings  ·  96 reviews
My life was just like any other girl’s until the Maxwell corporate empire ruined my family and stole my future. I’d given up hoping to see justice done, but then the way to right this wrong was dropped in my lap. My job with an event planner can get me into the home of one of Maxwell’s business partners. I can find evidence of what they did to my father. I can make sure th ...more
Kindle Edition, 168 pages
Published June 14th 2014
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DJ Sakata
Favorite Quote:

This was like coming home to that one place that meant the most to you— that one place where you knew that you were accepted for who and what you were and loved for it.

My Review:

I adored this couple and second chance romance storyline. Ali and Sebastian had fallen in love as teenagers but were forced apart by Sebastian’s monstrous father. During the final pages of the first book in the series, Sebastian and three other returning wounded veterans, who had bonded during boot camp, f
Sofia Lazaridou
Sep 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars

Protecting the enemy is an improvement from the first book, but still, it was mediocre. Each book kept improving as the authors seemed to get more comfortable with their characters. This book was easier to read than the first book, but I wasn't a big fan of the story. Ali was always getting caught when she was snooping around by Sebastian and I was wondering how someone else hadn't caught her on the act. I don't believe that Sebastian ever said to Ali the real reason he broke up with he
Maree Repa
Aug 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Changing Directions

Five Amazing Stars

I was just completely thrilled to accept this amazing second book of the most exciting series, The Protectors. Written by two of my all time favourite writers, Samantha Chase and Noelle Adams. This amazing book is Is Sebastian's story.

Ali never really never had a the best job. She assisted and planned. It wasn't the best employments, she always wished for something more exciting. When I was just starting my course in university, everything changed for the wor
Jun 21, 2014 rated it liked it
Both of the books in this series have been quick, short reads. We were introduced to four Marine's: Levi, Declan, Sebastian and Cole in Duty Bound. This book is Sebastian's story.

Sebastian has always felt like an outsider when it comes to his family. He's an only child and has no interest in wearing a suit or taking over the family business, which disappoints his father. When he returns from duty, he opens a security/investigation firm with the rest of the guys. He's hired by one of his father's
Jan 04, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017, books-i-own
You can find this review also at my blog

Emotional and romantic at the same time are the two words i can describe the second book of the Protectors series!

The series follow a group of friends an ex military guys in the lives back at home and in the unexpected events of finding the true love!

Book two is the story of Sebastian and Ali. Their story stars a long time together when they were teenagers and felt in love. Two people from almost two different sides
May 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Past, present and future all play a role

Sebastian and Ali are great together. I loved the play on their background and how it had a role in their relationship previously, currently and in the future as the epilogue showed. They are two excellent characters that are relatable and so caring.

I enjoyed meeting the four men in Levi and Harpers story. Sebastian’s story brings the four men back and we get to see how the new company is doing, but also see how Declan helps out Sebastian! As with all SC
Isha Coleman
Aug 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: first-reads
Protecting the Enemy (The Protectors) by Samantha Chase and Noelle Adams  
The one that got away has become the woman he can't live without.  Sebastian and Ali have history. Complicated, heartbreaking, bitter history.  Ali is determined not to repeat it.  Seb is determined to make it right.  Now he's caught up in a web of secrets, that is spiraling out of control and at the center lies his greatest regret.  Ali is a fighter. Disappointments and betrayals have made her the woman she is.  Independe
Aug 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved this book. After all this time Sebastian can't believe he's seeing the only women he ever loved.
It broke him when he said goodbye. He just didn't have any other choice.
He and his friends decided to come together after serving there country, and protect people further.
He's acting as bodyguard to a friend, and Ali is the event planner for said friend.

Ali can't believe after a little spying around the house the one man she never stopped loving Sebastian Maxwell catches her. She is at a los
Heather andrews
Aug 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Sebastian is a handsy one, "he slid his hands down until both of them were cupping my bottom. “Have you appropriately shifted gears to kissing me yet?” Sebastian could be so sweet, “sweetheart, we can go back to my hotel if that’s what you really want. but I’m telling you now, that I want you for myself for much longer than tonight.” I loved this book, I fell in love with Sebastian.
Joni Simpson Foster
Samantha and Noelle have me hooked. I love how they took the series and changed up. Each story gets better. As always I can picture the characters and the scenes. This series definitely needs to be made into a movie series.. I am loving this series, cant wait for more..
Maree Repa
Jan 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I so thoroughly enjoying this series all so much. As soon as I saw the second book, Honor Bound out I just knew how I much I wanted to read it! I loved this book even better than the first. I have so many thanks to Both Samantha Chase and to Noelle Adams for their amazing series called The Protectors.

When Ali Cooper who worked for a Party Planning company was asked to work for and under the wealthiest family in town, the Maxwell's she knew things for her just didn't seem right. Especially know h
Sandy S
Aug 09, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.75 stars—

ABOUT THE BOOK: Re-release August 5, 2017

Protecting the Enemy was originally published as Honor Bound. It has since been expanded, revised, and re-edited.

Twelve years ago, I gave up the love of my life because my family made the relationship impossible. Now that Ali has come back to me, I'm not going to give her up again.

It's been years since I've seen her, and I know she's hated me all this time. I never expected to see her working as an event planner for one of my father's business
Aug 09, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This review was originally posted to Jen in Bookland

Protecting the Enemy was another great re-read. I really enjoyed Honor Bound, the original book, and the edits and revisions and additions weren't as apparent to me in this one, but maybe because I enjoyed the original as well (the first book in the series has gotten an update as well and I enjoyed it much more once it had). It was another fun read from these two authors.

Ali is not where she always thought she would be. She has had to get a jo
Anita Byars
Aug 09, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Finding Love Again! This is the second book in The Protectors Series. This is Sebastian Maxwell and Ali Cooper's story. This is a combination of enemies to lovers and second chance romance, so if those are the type of genres you like this story is for you.
Sebastian and his ex-marine friends have started a security business since they have returned home. While he is providing security, for a family friend, he stumbles onto Ali snooping around on the property. It has been 12 years since he has se
Kay Pflueger
Aug 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Protecting the Enemy is book 2 in Samantha Chase’s Protectors Series and is a story of second chances.

Sebastian Maxwell has led a privileged life… he was born into wealth but hates everything that his family stands for. He spurned his father and the family business by joining the Marines. He is back home now and has begun a security company with three of his Marine buddies.

Ali Cooper is from a blue-collar family who lived paycheck to paycheck… the antithesis of Sebastian’s family. In fact, she
Tracy Flick
Aug 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: books-2017
Sebastian has had thoughts of Ali for the last twelve years, since he left and broker her heart... but he did it to protect her. Sebastian's life is planned for him, high school, college and taking over the family business. So imagine his parents when he joined the Marines. After returning home from war and losing one of his best friends, Sebastian has no desire to work for his family. Instead Sebastian, Levi, Declan and Cole start a security business. While on the job Sebastian runs into his fi ...more
Aug 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A great addition to The Protectors series. While I wouldn’t necessarily put this in a romantic suspense category like book one, because I didn’t feel any suspense or danger involved in the storyline, it definitely stands out in the romance category. I absolutely loved Sebastian and Ali’s story. I’m a sucker for second chance romances, and Samantha and Noelle hit all the feels with expert aim.

Sebastian had to walk away from Ali, the love of his life, twelve years ago to protect her from his fathe
Lynn Lim
OH! MY! FREAKING! GOSH!!! (Sorry, Catholic upbringing…lol) SPECTACULAR!!!!!! I am soooooo loving this series!!!!
As I have stated in the past, I LOVE a good military romance. Now, you add in a “second chance at love” romance into the mix. LOOOOOOVE it. The capper, it is by two of my favorite authors, Samantha Chase and Noelle Adams. PHENOMENAL!!!!
OK, why are some men sooooo stupid??? I get why Sebastian gave Ali up 12 years ago. Yes, he loved her, and he was being noble and giving her up because…
Lynn Brooks
Aug 09, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3 1/2 STARS!

Former high school sweethearts reunited! There's a hint of danger, a sweet reunion, and pulling of heartstrings here and there. I had a good bit of trouble connecting with this couple in the beginning, but once they got through some of their issues, they became a little more open and easier to get a feel for.

Sebastian Maxwell has never forgotten his first and only love. Family pressure forced him to leave her behind, but she's never been far from his mind over the years. Now he's bac
Jennifer Pierson
Sebastian comes from a very well to do family, and instead of enjoying a well off childhood, he's forced to give up the Ali, the love of his life. He tried to toe the line by going off to college in order to work in the family business, but he dropped out and joined the Marines. Now years later, he's home after Gavin, one of his best friends, died, and the rest of them are starting a security company. On one of their first jobs, he runs into Ali, and he quickly realizes that his feelings haven't ...more
Krystal M
Aug 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
The book is second in the series and is in my opinion better than book one.

Sebastian Maxwell has always lived in the shadow of his name. His father wants him to be something he's not and Sebastian can't seem to find his way out.

Ali Cooper is an ex girlfriend of Sebastian who has a problem with the Maxwell company having screwed her father and many others out of their pensions and 401k's. So when she gets the opportunity to sneak around a house that may hold answers she gets excited. Though she
Aug 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the second in the series and it is keeping the five stars going! I thought I wouldn't like Sebastian because I expected him to be a rich, uptight, pretty boy who just wanted to flip off his rich family, but WOW I was wrong! There is so much more to him than you can imagine and every turn of the pages gives you another layer of him to love. He has always compared his women to the 'one that got away' but the only reason she wasn't in his life anymore was because of his family's interferenc ...more
Kari Hansen
Aug 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Sebastian is an only child who has never really felt part of his wealthy parent’s lifestyle. He joined the military after high school and has just opened a security firm with a couple of buddies he served with much to the chagrin of his father who wants him to join the family business.

Ali works for an event planner and is organizing a gala which is being hosted by one of the owner of the company that was responsible for the loss of her father’s pension and job. This was not her first choice of a
Nov 08, 2016 rated it really liked it
Sebastian is a rich boy ex marine. Still grieving the loss of one of his best friends and fellow marines. He can not stand his father and wants nothing to do with the family business. Sebastian has decided to team up with a few of his marine buddies to start their own security company.
Ali is smart and hard working. She has been supporting her family pretty much since her father unfairly lost his job from the Maxwell's company. She is angry and wants to make things right. So when she gets a chanc
Danielle Urban
Aug 09, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Protecting the Enemy by both Samantha Chase and Noelle Adams is the second installment to their new romance series. This book is another tale about second chances. A romance that existed but never got the chance to bloom until now. But there's plenty of obstacles to get through first. Love is messy, complex, and complicated. It can leave damage...

Hatred, anger, danger, and sparks ignite in this exciting book. I felt closer to these characters than the previous book. However, I still miss the ful
Aug 09, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The premise behind the Protector series is a group of friends that came out of the military together & are forming a security business. Sebastian is from a wealthy family that wants him in a suit running the family business. While that isn't what he wants, he is not above using those connections to drum up some business for the security company. The first job is protecting a friend of his father's at the gala the family business throws every year. Ali is the assistant to an event planner in ...more
Michelle Pruett
Aug 10, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Samantha Chase and Noelle Adams just get better and better !!! Their writing flows so well that you feel like you are right there in the story. Once I started reading Protecting the Enemy I could not stop until I devoured every word.

Sebastian comes from a wealthy family but falls in love with Ali who has received a college funded scholarship from his fathers company. Sebastian breaks up with Ali at his fathers insistence but he never stops loving her. Sebastian joins the military with his friend
Aug 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another awesome story written by Samantha Chase and Noelle Adams as they penned Protecting the Enemy, the second book in their Protector’s Series. These two ladies are definitely a dynamic duo in the author world. This is a second chance story between Sebastian and Ali. When he was nineteen Sebastian listened to his father and gave up the girl he loved. Fast forward twelve years and Sebastian is a body guard for Ali’s event planner friend. Ali is there to uncover information of Sebastian’s fathe ...more
Keanna (KeyReadThat)
Redemption of Love

Having the weight of your family on your shoulders sucks and sucks the life out of you daily. Especially after having your dad and thousands of others wrongly left from they're jobs and your family is practically left in pieces. Ali is determined to right the wrongs by exposing the Maxwells has done to her family. Even if that means getting to resist her feelings for Sebastian.

Sebastian has secured a job for the guys' and his security firm that they decided to start in the firs
Aug 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: samantha-chase
What do you do when you get out of the military and don't know what to do with yourself? You start a business with the guys who have always had your back and are in the same boat.

Sebastian and Ali have a history and have not seen each other since Sebastian had no other choice but to tell her they were over. Fast forward twelve years, his security firm is working the same party that the company Ali works for is putting together. Will they be able to overcome their past?

A great addition to The P
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New York Times and USA Today Bestseller/contemporary romance writer Samantha Chase released her debut novel, Jordan's Return, in November 2011. Although she waited until she was in her 40's to publish for the first time, writing has been a lifelong passion. Her motivation to take that step was her students: teaching creative writing to elementary age students all the way up through high school and ...more

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