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Protect and Serve: Soldiers, SEALs and Cops

(Delta Detectives #5)

4.08  ·  Rating details ·  137 ratings  ·  40 reviews
From rookie cops to special ops, this collection celebrates all of those who Protect and Serve

This anthology includes never before published novellas from New York Times and USA Today and other bestselling authors!

J.M. Madden - Her Secret Wish
Sharon Hamilton - True Navy Blue
Amity Cross - Rebel (Men of The Underground, #0.5)
Stacy Green - Shots Fired - A Cage Foster/Delta Detectives novella
Kindle Edition, 799 pages
Published September 14th 2015 (first published August 25th 2015)
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When Detective Cage Foster was notified of a report of shots fired at the old historic homestead of Magnolia House, he immediately rang his wife Dani. He knew she had been there with their six week old daughter Emma as their best friends Jaymee and Nick lived at Magnolia House, which was now a B&B. Thankfully Dani had left earlier – but she gave him news of an annoying guest who seemed volatile; he wanted to stay longer but Jaymee wanted him o
Denise H.

***** Protect and Serve Bundle *****
( Reading short stories is a great way to find a new author !)

* Her Secret Wish, J.M. Madden
Rachel is in a hit and run crash, trapped, before she passes out, she remembers his beautiful blue eyes. She's a former Marine Helicopter Pilot, has seen, and experienced injuries and war, but now helps people at LNF, Lost N' Found in Denver. ( I love that series !) Large, muscled, Dean, is an off duty cop ( he's so awesome ) who sees the accid
Jo Ann Reinhold
Aug 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing
What a great collection! Stacy Green's Cage Foster is back in SHOTS FIRED ( A Cage Foster/Delta Detectives novella) and what a ride! Dani and the baby are home and doing fine but Cage is called to Jaymee and Nick's bed and breakfast to check out a possible gun shot and finds a domestic dispute turned deadly and Jaymee and Nick being held hostage! Desperate times call for desperate measures and Cage is defiantly the man you want on the job! All these stories are well written with fast paced actio ...more
Dana Busenbark
Sep 08, 2015 rated it really liked it
The second book listed in this series was missing in my ARC, but everything else was enjoyable!

Her Secret Wish by J. M. Madden - Rachel is a former marine, who had been injured in a helicopter crash. She was discharged from service due to her injuries and joined a private investigation firm in Denver. One day, she was broadsided by a truck who took off. To her rescue comes Dean, with his aquamarine eyes, and an off-duty Denver Police Officer. Read this incredible journey that he takes her on, h
Sep 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I was given a copy of this set for my honest review although it would have been an autobuy because I love this group of authors.

Her Secret Wish: You don't have to read the other books in the Lost and Found series to follow this one about Rachel. The only female detective in the agency full of modified combat vets Rachel was a badass helicopter pilot for the Marines. Injured in Afghanistan she now works for the agency fighting bad guys in the states. A car accident brings her together
Sep 14, 2015 rated it really liked it
I’ve only read True Navy Blue by Sharon Hamilton from this collection so far, but if all the stories are like hers, I’m looking forward to reading all of them.
True Navy Blue is a wonderful novella where we meet Zak and Amy. They dated in high school but haven’t’ seen other since Zak left to join the Navy. Zak is now home for a few days before he starts BUD/S training to be a SEAL. Amy has finally realized she wants more with Zak. She wants to be the one he comes home to every night. She wants t
Michelle (Michelle's Book Ends) Shealy
From former military service people to cops and detectives on the street this anthology covers our people in uniform and plain clothes. Men and women showing their desire to protect and serve the ones closest to them. Some romance tinged with crime and survival. Life changing choices fueled with action and criminals.

All the stories are well written. Not every story is my kind of reading but that's not to say you won't like it! I enjoyed some things I previously have shied away from. Take
Sep 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
To Protect and Serve ( Will be adding to this review as I finish the other stories)

J.M Madden

Her Secret Wish
I loved it. I’ve been hoping this author would do a female vet because I just knew she could write a good story and make it fit. Well she did it and along the way made me laugh and giggle. I love the men and women who are LNF may this author just keep writing us more and more characters to know and love

Sharon Hamilton
True Blue Navy

Loved it. I always enjoy this
Jul 22, 2015 rated it really liked it
Her Secret Wish by J.M. Madden
What a unique love story. Two people meet after a car crash and find they have an unbelievable connection.

Rachel Searles, has always been more comfortable hanging with the guys than women. She used to fly a Super Stallion carrying many Marines into combat before taking heavy fire in Afghanistan that broke several vertebrae in her back which resulted in a medical discharge from the Marines. Now she works for Lost and Found trying to start her life over with her limitat
Sep 19, 2015 rated it really liked it
I am enjoying all of the stories so far, but have two complaints:
1.) When reading these inexpensive box sets (which I call samplers) it drives me crazy that most of them haven't been proofread. There seems to always be so many typos in these stories. I understand that the authors aren't making much, if any, money on these, but if their goal is to get readers to notice their work and purchase their books, I would expect these samples to be perfect. Just my opinion.

2.) It seems t
Kristine (A Cozy Booknook)
Aug 25, 2015 rated it really liked it
This is a great collection of novellas from several wonderful authors. All of the stories are new, some continue with a series and others do not. I found several new authors and series I'm anxious to start reading. Some of my favorites were J.M. Madden's Her Secret Wish, Stacy Green's Shots Fired, Jamie Lee Scott's Uncertain Blue (I think this may be a new series...I hope so!), and Hildie McQueen's Tea, Theft and Scones. If you're unfamiliar with some of the authors, this would be a great way to ...more
Jul 16, 2015 rated it really liked it
ARC of Her Secret Wish by J.M.Madden

Rachel story was sweet and needed. She was introduced fully Embattled Home and I was afraid she will never find her HEA but her young policeman proved me wrong. He saved her, wooed her, and in the and LOVED her. Made all her wishes come true.
**includes JM Madden's - Her Secret Wish (Lost and Found 4.7)
Sep 14, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: anthology-bundle

3.0 RATING- I'm a big JM Madden fan and love the Lost and Found series but I didn't love this addition to the series.
This is not a very good collection. The novellas are often very short and several of them come off as the first several chapters of a longer book rather than an entire standalone story.

Her Secret Wish by J.M. Madden: 3 stars. I liked this story, but it is very short.

True Navy Blue by Sharon Hamilton: DNF. This is a coming of age story. I don't enjoy YA and as soon as I realized that the characters were learning to be adults I lost interest and stopped reading.

Sep 18, 2015 rated it really liked it
First book is Her Secret Wish by J.M. Madden which was good.

The Second book is True Navy Blue by Sharon Hamilton which was also good.

The Third book is Rebel by Amity Cross which I did not much care for because of all the filthy language and I had a hard time getting through the story.
The Fourth story is Shots Fired by Stacy Green which is my favorite so far. Just love Cage Foster! This time he has to save his wife Dani's friends Jaymee and Nick who are being held h
Sep 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I have read 3 of these books. I would of gladly paid full price for any of the three that I read. They are all fast paced reads with twist & turns.

Dead of Night by Cheryl Bradshaw in 2 days & enjoyed it immensely!! I did not figure out the killer until the last page. To me that says a lot. I'm always trying to figure out who did it before I'm told. Isn't that what we read mystery & thrillers for? I love Cheryl's books because I'm always surprised that the outcome. She is
Nadia Debowska-Stephens (Obsessed by Books)
~*~ Obsessed by Books copy received in exchange for an honest review ~*~

As a huge fan of Amity Cross this is a one click must as it includes an exclusive novella and the rest was an excellent bonus for me! I must say I was taken aback by the quality and diversity of writing styles and talent featured in this fabulous box set. All have a connecting theme of lead characters that are in or have been in the service in one way or another. The stories are short snappy and capture your atte
Sep 15, 2015 rated it really liked it
This is another wonderful SEAL love story from the mind of Sharon Hamilton.

Zak was prankster in his youth which got him into some hot water at times. Sleeping with the Police Chiefs daughter didn't help matters much either. Inspired by an old teammate, he joined the Navy. Now he is going to become a SEAL. He will let nothing stop him from becoming one. Especially the Police Chief's daughter. He has always loved her, but now is not the time to start anew.

Amy let Zak go onc
Andrea Britton
Sep 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
My Review is only for Her Secret Wish by J.M Madden

Let's start this off by saying I'm a huge fan of JM Maddens LNF series. So with that being said finally reading about a woman's story makes my heart so happy! We meet Rachel in the series and have wondered about her story? Will she find her 'one'. What has happened to make her a 'Combat Modified' military.

Well JM Madden writes such an amazing story that we surely fall in love with not only Rachel but with Dean too!

It's a almost lov
Deb Diem
Sep 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Protect and Serve: Soldiers, SEALs and Cops is an awesome collection. I loved this collection of authors and stories. Each story is a fairly quick read, so this is a great collection for those with limited reading time or someone wanting to find new authors to read. I've been a fan of J.M. Madden, Sharon Hamilton, Allie K. Adams and Hildie McQueen and as always...Wow! They delivered fantastic stories. Amity Cross, Stacy Green, Jamie Lee Scott, Cheryl Bradshaw, Carra Copeland, Jenna Bennett and D ...more
Sep 17, 2015 rated it really liked it
Every story was worthy of this anthology. The stories contained awesome alpha hero/heroine male and female characters that made this reader impressed. There were several stories that kept me on my toes and had a great scare factor. Complimenting this were other stories of lost loves and second chances. There are stories with fun and antics. There are stories with deadly consequences. I found all of these stories very enjoyable. The stories touch on many issues in the lives of those who protect a ...more
Desirae (Dee)
Sep 17, 2015 rated it really liked it
I read the first three books in the anthology.

The first by JaHensley I loved. It was a 5 star for me. I loved the backstory of our female lead and how the characters met and interacted. I also loved how their relationship progressed in such a short story

The second book I couldn't really get into. Something about it held me back. I don't know if it was the writing or just the story itself. I ended up skimming it to see how it ended.

The third book was by amity cross and a 5 star read for me. I
Cat Imb || The Reading Cat ||
I received this anthology from Give me Books in return for an honest review and release blitz post.

This is a very entertaining compilation of various short stories featuring police officers. Who doesn't love a man in uniform... I could not resist this read.

I have to say that a lot of the stories in this anthology were captivating and thrilling reads. Just as I suspected, there are some less to my taste being a little less intense or less of an emotional roller coaster, but overall really great
This review is based only on the J.M. Madden story.

This one opened with a bang. I hated that Rachel was hurt, especially because it gave her flashbacks to being hurt when she was a Marine. The only good thing that came out of this was her meeting Dean. I loved how as Rachel out of it, she overshared with how good looking she thought Dean was. Just as good was how smitten Dean was, even better was how Dean kept showing up to be there for Rachel. I loved how Dean asked what Rachel need
Kim Ginsberg
Aug 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
As always with Amity, it's love at first word. This novella in the Protect and Serve collection is a hit. Charlotte, a detective with the police tries to go undercover at The Underground, an underground fighting ring. What happens when she meets Rebel, the number one fighter at The Underground and sparks fly? Will she give up her hope of cracking the case of The Underground, or is Rebel enough to keep her from exposing the ring and ending up with him instead. find out in this awesome read!!!
Yvonne Farmer
Sep 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: love-this-book
I absolutely Love the Sloane Monroe series and as so happy to revisit Sloane and friends as well as Sharon Hamilton's Seal books and Hildie McQueen books. I really enjoyed this series and was excited to read some new authors. It is a great way to get some great stories as well as get introduced to some new authors. I would recommend these to everyone. I liked it so much bought a copy for my Mom because we read a lot of the same books and I knew she would love them.
Hazel Robinson
Aug 11, 2016 rated it really liked it
So many great stories

Loved this box set, can across a few new authors I am sure I will be reading more of their work. If you have not read this collection you really should. There are a lot of cops, criminals and some HEA. There is Russian gang, underground fighters, hostage situation, and terrorists attack. This could have been 5stars one of the books dragged a little.
Jana Gundy
Oct 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Some great stories

I like reading anthologies because I get to discover new authors in an easy way. Most of the stories were great and I enjoyed them. There were only a few that fell short for me but overall, great read!
Sep 16, 2015 rated it really liked it
After having read three of the stories included in this grouping, I think this is a great read. I appreciate these short stories by all of these known authors and look forward to reading more of their stories.
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NY Times and USA Today Bestselling author J.M. Madden writes compelling romances between 'combat modified' military men and the women who love them. J.M. Madden loves any and all good love stories, most particularly her own. She has two beautiful children and a husband who always keeps her on her toes.

J.M. was a Deputy Sheriff in Ohio for nine years, until hubby moved the clan to Kentu

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Delta Detectives (6 books)
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  • Last Words (Delta Detectives, #4)
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