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Protected Heart

(Queens of Kings #3)

4.44  ·  Rating details ·  79 Ratings  ·  17 Reviews
When trust becomes a matter of life or death...

Heart Searlington, captain of the seventy-fourth precinct in Brooklyn, New York, has everything she could ever want. The sexy as sin husband, the perfect house, and the perfect addition to their family, four-month-old Amare.

But when a senseless act of violence threatens the lives of two people she loves, Heart does what come
Kindle Edition, 235 pages
Published June 23rd 2015 by Hot Ink Press (first published 2015)
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Apr 07, 2016 rated it liked it
For me book 3 was not as exciting as books 1 and 2 in this series.

There was too much narrative and not enough dialogue between the couples in this book. The most excitement I received from this story was towards the end when we find out who is behind what appeared to be threats against Kenneth's life.

There were some good themes in the book but I would have enjoyed this story more if instead of having the author tell us about the conflicts and struggles in one of the relationships, we saw this co
--karen Green-berry
Jun 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing

When the author started this journey with Kenneth and Heart, it immediately took a hold of me from the first book, Heart Of The Matter. Now, three books later, I must say I am not in the least disappointed.

In Protected Heart, the adventure continued from the very first page, the suspense, edge of your seat action that we've come to expect from this series. Heart and Kenneth, their crazy, dysfunctional set of family, friends and co-workers makes this series wo
Lynda Garcia
Jul 05, 2015 rated it really liked it
Good sequel

Heart and Kenneth 3rd installment answers all the questions left over from Divided surpasses Divided...a little confusion about Justice though...the writing described him as a female in the first 2 books...or am I mistaken...anyway it looks like the fourth installment will center around AJ and Alan...or not
Felicia R
Jun 30, 2015 rated it really liked it
Heart opens up more and more

Heart has came a long way, since book one, but they always back track with this couple who should know each other by now, so points off, lots of errors, yes to me affected the story, lots od slang...REALLY, other than that it was okay
Nancy  L Thompson
Jul 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Wonderful Ending

I loved this Ser. I loved the characters as well. I don't know if this was the end of this series or not but I give the whole Ser 2 big thumbs up
Mildred Carter Grueninger
So far I have read the first three of this five book series. I have to say book 2 was my favorite though I enjoyed them all. Heart and Kenneth are the perfect no nonsense couple. No one else could have worked for either of them. I'm anxious to finish the series. I need to catch up on my LaQuette collection . She is a fantastic and solid writer. I recommend this series to those who appreciate strong characters, action and drama
Patrice Reid
Apr 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Nice conclusion and beginning in one book

This book has everything. Love, drama, suspense, and twists. A great 'close' for one hero and heroine, but lovely back stories and new beginnings for other stories involving characters/couples you want to know more about.
Jul 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
First of all I love this book Cover :-)
I have enjoyed this romantic adventure of Kenneth Searlington and Heart MacKenzie-Searlington. Book 3 was my favorite.... questions were answers, secrets revealed; I actually had that mouth wide open shocked look on my face a few times.

The love Kenneth has for his wife, family and friends is true and when he feels that they don't feel the same about him his heart is shattered into pieces. He will have to discover how to overcome these feeling or risk going
Aug 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Kenneth and Heart On Fire!!

Wow LaQuette you did it again! Kenneth and Heart's love story never gets old I love their commitment to each other and the new addition to their family, little Amare. The supporting characters are also well written and add depth to the storyline. I would like to see AJ's and True's own story.

There is action, intrigue and conflict but Kenneth and Heart always find a way to get work through their issues. Love always conquers all. Keep them coming Ms LaQuette your writing
evette w
Jul 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Fast and Sexy

This was a much anticipated follow-up to book two and it does not disappoint!This is such fast paced action packed romance,that it is completely sexy.The love and chemistry between the characters is so spot on that you know that you actually are familiar with these characters.The writer weaves a story that is so sexy and well written that you will not put this story down until you are done and then you are going to want to do it all over again.If you want action,smoking hot sexiness
Vondetta Carter
I love Heart and Kenneth, now we have a new addition to the Searlington house. Great story, however it was split over too many angles for me. Great to see some old characters, True, Hunter, Big Willie and Kenneth's godfather, but I was confused about Justice.
The heat is sill hott with Kenneth and Heart. I hated to see Kenneth struggle so much in this book. However, Heart is his other half and he can be nowhere else if she and Amare are not there...

Hope to hear more from this talented author.
Brenda Holder
Aug 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
A Very Exciting Police Romantic Thriller

Protected Heart is very exciting interracial, romantic police romance that earned a rating of five stars. I enjoyed reading this action packed a d sensually thrilling romance novel. It was well written and executed. I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to read a book with plenty of excitement.

Nicole Samuels
Oct 31, 2015 rated it really liked it

I love this series, each book has excitement, a bad a__ leading lady and a man who adores her. It's great to read a book where the leading lady doesn't have a lack of confidence. Not sure why authors feel the woman has to be weak. I look forward to the next book. Read!!!!
Jul 13, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have enjoyed reading the Heart series. I love the pairing of Kenneth and Heart. They are both strong willed individuals and prove even the strongest of couples experience turbulence but endure to pull through the mess.
Carolyn King
Jun 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I Am A True Fan

I hate hate that Heart and Kenneth story is coming to an end. This book is so good. I love everything about the Amare family. Love Jussy and Bryan story. All I need now is for a story on the Amare family and everybody else.
Shawanda McMillian
Nov 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Great series

Really enjoy this series of books, great action, true and deep love. Crossing barriers between color and sexuality. Deep family love, looking out for family and protecting family,means a lot to both .
Jul 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Loved it

Love, love, love this series. As usual this book was filled with drama , suspense, and sex. I did figure out the whole murder plot quickly, but it was still a great read.
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LaQuette is an erotic, multicultural romance author of M/F and M/M love stories.  Her writing style brings intellect to the drama. She often crafts emotionally epic, fantastical tales that are deeply pigmented by reality's paintbrush.  Her novels  are filled with  a unique mixture of savvy, sarcastic, brazen, and unapologetically sexy  characters who are confident in their right to appear on the p ...more

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Queens of Kings (4 books)
  • Heart of the Matter: Queens of Kings Book 1
  • Divided Heart: Queens of Kings Book 2
  • Power Privilege & Pleasure: Queens of Kings: Book 4
“Who would have thought a case my captain had to force me to take would lead to the happiest moments of my life? I love you Kenneth Searlington and no one will ever change that.” 0 likes
“I’m afraid, scared out of my mind that I won’t be enough to protect you. So if I’m acting like a controlling asshole, and bossing you around please understand it’s not because I doubt you, it’s because I doubt me.” 0 likes
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