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Protector Panther

(Protection, Inc. #3)

4.27  ·  Rating details ·  1,551 ratings  ·  142 reviews
A curvy paramedic who doesn’t know the meaning of fear + a mysterious panther shifter bodyguard with the power to inflict terror + sinister experiments and desperate passion = one heart-pounding romance!

Paramedic Catalina Mendez just flew back to America after months of volunteering in a disaster-stricken country. Reluctant to return to her lonely home and empty bed, she
Kindle Edition, 187 pages
Published January 3rd 2016
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Deanie Nelder
Aug 26, 2020 rated it really liked it
The Protection, Inc. series has shown a wide variety in types of stories in only three books so far. This one leads to a government conspiracy to make super-soldier shifters. Former Air Force Pararescueman Shane Garrity wasn't born a shifter like his colleagues at Protection, Inc. His military team was kidnapped and forced into the transformation by a shadowy company that will stop at anything to get Shane back. While fleeing their capture, he runs into paramedic Catalina Mendez (who, ironically ...more
This book on Amazon currently has 58 reviews and an overall rating of 4.8 stars. That’s what made me give this one a chance. Unfortunately, I'm sad to say, I am in the minority on this one. I didn’t like it at all. It did have potential and it really could have been good. The extreme insta-love, combined with the predictable plot and characters was a deal breaker for me. I'll likely try this writer again, but not this series. I am grateful that it was offered as a kindleunlimited. ...more
Jan 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
My Thoughts - 5 out of 5 Unicorns - I loved it!!!
***I choose what I read and review based on what intrigues me!!

This cover is definitely beautiful with both forms looking gorgeous!

This is the 3rd book in the series, and it is my favorite of the series so far. This series is for adults only due to the steamy content. I highly recommend reading all the books in order to get the full experience and character building! You will miss out by not doing so!

The action started on the first page and never
3 Stars
Mar 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
This was my favorite in the series so far. I adored Shane who was troubled and torn, but who would die for his mate and his comrades. I liked Catalina although thought she jumped onto the "shifter" bandwagon a little too easily. A fun, steamy read especially if you like cats. ...more
Jessica Gorgen
May 23, 2021 rated it it was amazing

I enjoyed this book. Finding out more about Shane with his weird fear thing and about how he met Hal. And Catalina is such a strong female character. I especially enjoyed Shane’s conversations with his panther.
Darla Taylor
Paramedic, Catalina Mendez, has just arrived back in America after serving in a earthquake stricken country. She's reluctant to go back to her empty apartment so gets out to walk by Protection, Inc which she knows is run by her best friend's boyfriend. While walking she sees an injured man coming out of the alley and sets out to help him even though he doesn't seem to want it. That ends up with both of them being taken prisoner by a black ops agency where the head doctor is trying to make the pe ...more
Mar 22, 2020 marked it as to-read
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Apr 03, 2022 rated it it was amazing
This is a fast paced, action packed story about an evil organization who experiment on humans and shifters. Catalina finds herself kidnapped after trying to help a wounded man named Shane. As a paramedic, she always helps anyone who needs it. They find themselves in the hands of an evil scientist and, for Shane, it is not the first time. But Shane comes to realize Catalina is his mate and he would do anything to protect her. Catalina falls in love with Shane and they vow together to get out of t ...more
Jan 09, 2016 rated it liked it
3.5 stars!
Major Spoilers....
I liked this one and was looking forward to Shane's story as the glimpses of him in the previous books had intrigued me.
The whole he was wasn't born a shifter but was made into one took me by surprise, not a bad thing but seemed to come out of left field for sure. It was a little too convenient that the h was so open to the change and actually wanted it, I don't know for some reason that didn't sit well for me, to easy I guess.
Overall the story was engaging and I lik
Jun 02, 2021 rated it really liked it
I was a bit surprised Shane's book was next, but I was not disappointed. He's intrigued me from the first ... and his back story is a doozy.

Ellie's friend Catalina is back from her humanitarian work, and she finds herself walking home in front of Protection Inc's building. She stumbles upon Shane, who's down but not out yet. She tries to help, but he blasts her with fear ... only, she won't give up. The baddies tranq them, and she wakes up in a black op facility with Shane ... who knows she's hi
Jennifer Holzapfel
Feb 19, 2021 rated it really liked it
Catalina has just returned from Paramedics Without Borders. Her flight has been cancelled so many times, she opts for a cab instead of calling her best friend, Ellie. She decides to get out by Protectors, Inc. where Ellie's boyfriend works, just to check it out. In a nearby alley she finds a man down. She has a verbal fight with him regarding treatment. Shane has been hit with many animal trancs and has not passed out. Catalina is told that he is being targeted and to leave. She carries his thre ...more
Sep 02, 2021 rated it really liked it

A little longer than the previous two books in this series, paramedic Catalina is kidnapped alongside Protection Inc. panther shifter Shane.
Shane has a history with these kidnappers, and it’s not a happy one, and it’s down to Shane to help Catalina get away before she is hurt.

We learn so much more about Shane in this book, and it’s a pivotal one as far as the story arc goes, with a new direction story wise, that sets up subsequent books.

It’s an entertaining read, with lots of action and roma
Carolyn Davis
Jul 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This series gets better with every book.

Still waters run deep and none deeper then Shane's, as he barely escaped am ambush.
Catalina paramedic just returning home from overseas, rushed to help an injured stranger.
Shane tries to run her off, unable to he gives into her offer of help.
They almost make it to safety
Read who, trapped them, how they escape, are recaptured, and well read to find out.
Like the previous ones it is all fast paced, action and romance.
Jan 14, 2016 rated it really liked it
Next Protection idea

How about putting Justin and Fiona together? That way it brings Justin back, adds to the team and I would really like to see one of the girls stories. If not, I've thought from the beginning that Destiny and Ethan should get together. She needs a strong Alpha to tame her.
Diana Rising
Sep 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: shifters, felines
Mad scientist. Secret Bases. Good-looking Panther shifter hero. Curvy, pretty lady paramedic. Kidnapping. Super powers (sort of). Return from the dead. Romance. Sexy times.
This book has it all, including some fun. I strongly recommend it.
Robin Adams
May 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
An intense love

I loved this book. There was plenty of exciting scenes. The action was intense and kept me on the edge of my seat. The romance was hot and steamy. The characters are unforgettable. This is a heart warming story.
Catherine Marie Meyer
Oct 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Defensive Panther

Catalina and Shane are both high octane people even before they become shifters. Being shifters gave them a new means to be superheroes and the abilities that were missing to do more good for others. Great story.
Dec 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
Worth it!

Apex is kidnapping spec ops and turning them into black ops shifter ultimate predators. It's a great story with Shane as the hero who keeps trying to escape. Catalina is a paramedic who tries to help him and is captured. Turns out she's his mate.... Read on!
May 08, 2016 rated it liked it
Would have been better if the h wasn't so thrilled with the idea of being turned. That bothered me every time she got excited about becoming a 'superhero'. ...more
Jul 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: e-books, romance
I really enjoyed this book. To me, it had a slow start emotionally. There was plenty of action, though. The later parts of the book more than made up for the start.
Ava Grayson
Jan 08, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I enjoy reading about Zoe's shifters. Each story is interesting and different, yet the series is connected. ...more
Feb 10, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Yes yes

I love a fun, exciting shifter story. Zoe Chant always delivers with characters to fall in love with story heroes and stronger heroines.
Pamela Van Winkle
Nov 27, 2021 rated it it was amazing
To help and back

Great book! Imagine finding your mate only to have both of you be captured and to be unable to stop what happens to her. Good thing she's a strong lady!
Sandra Cunningham
Jun 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I really loved this book and would read it again. Great Job!

In the entire time they’d been making love, she’d never let go of his arms, not once. Her grip tightened to the point of pain as he thrust inside her, but that only made him more excited. Her smell, her tight wet heat, her soft gasps, her responsiveness to his every thrust, the contrast between her soft flesh and the iron grip of her fingers— all of it was driving him wild. They were two of a kind, halves of a whole, mates who needed to
Judy Lewis
Mar 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Title: Protector Panther
Series: Protection, Inc
Designation: Book Three of Series, Standalone Novella, NO Cliffhanger
Author: Zoe Chant
Reading Platform: Kindle Edition
Wow! Another awesome read from Zoe Chant! I became totally infatuated with Chant's work last year after reading Bodyguard Bear, the first book in her Protection Inc Series and immediately became a fan! I fell head over heels for the concept of t
Kate Anders
May 13, 2022 rated it liked it
Can They Make it Out Together

It’s been a while since I dipped my toes back into the shifter world, and honestly I have missed it a lot. I stepped into this series in the middle, but you really don’t need to have read the previous books, the author does a good job at building things enough to where you aren’t confused.
I really like our heroine, Catalina. She’s brave, loyal, strong, like animals, and smart. I like that we start off with her coming back from a trip overseas to help a disaster zone
Really enjoyed this one, and also how different each book in this series has been so far. I expected that each book would be a mission to guard someone/thing and that one team member would fall in love with the client or someone connected to the case each time - but instead, the Protection, Inc. set up is much more in the background like a "regular" job might be, and instead we get a book tailored to each team members character.

Shane has been mysterious and a little scary in the first two books
Elaine Kirby
Feb 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
Reunion of Friends!

This book was very good, had some sex scenes, kidnapping scenes, reunions, good vs bad fights & lots of cats big & small.

We met Catalina in book 1 as she was Ellie's paramedic partner as we'll as her friend. Catalina was walking down a street & passed an alleyway where she encountered a man that needed medical attention; that man was Shane who works with Hal & he was trying to get to Protection, Inc to evade the bad guys.

Shane, as soon as he got a good look at Catalina knew sh
Joetta Spurling
Feb 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Catalina is finally home. Walking at night when things are quiet feels refreshing. When she comes upon an injured man her paramedic training comes in handy.
Shane is in despite need of help. When a kind stranger comes out of nowhere. He needs her help but he doesn't when to put her in danger.
Catalina and Shane come together during a very dangerous time and have the adventure of a lifetime.
I enjoyed this book. This book is about Protection, Inc.,
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While series should ideally be read in order, all of Zoe’s books are standalones and can be read in any order. This includes books within series.

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