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The Protector

(Sons of Texas #2)

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4.13  ·  Rating details ·  595 ratings  ·  149 reviews
EVERYTHING’S HOTTER IN TEXAS

When Marine Force Recon captain Cullen Loughman learns that his father’s been kidnapped, he will do whatever it takes to find him. In order to achieve his mission, Cullen will need to team up with the best of the best—someone who just happens to be the most stunning woman he’s ever laid eyes on…

This isn’t the first rodeo for ex—Air Force pilot M
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Mass Market Paperback, 304 pages
Published January 3rd 2017 by St. Martin's Paperbacks
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Patrick I think you would, I just read the first book and Cullen is at that very beginning but leaves to do his own part, so I think to understand his story…moreI think you would, I just read the first book and Cullen is at that very beginning but leaves to do his own part, so I think to understand his story UNLESS they retell the events of the first book, you'd have to read The Hero first. That's my opinion, though you could probably get away with not reading it and be just fine. (less)

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Claire Robinson
Jan 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: shit-hot-series, smp
4 - Things weren't looking good for the Loughmans... Stars!

Book two of Donna Grant’s Sons of Texas Series, proceeds with the theme of the story in general in that the Loughman brothers are searching for their kidnapped father, whilst trying to deal with the Russians their father stole the bio-weapon from and a group called The Saints, who also want it.

"Are all you Texas boys so chivalrous?"
"Afraid so, darlin’. It’s in the water."


But The Protector specifically gives us Cullen Loughman’s story,
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1-Click Addict Support Group
Aug 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Top notch adrenaline-fueled romance…

More Sons of Texas! The plot thickens as the Loughman family’s story continues with even more danger, suspense and heated romance. The character development is perfect as we learn much more about Cullen and find out what is, and drives, Mia’s life and actions. These were characters with depth and heart that were going to get into a heap of trouble, together…

“She was a strong, capable woman, blazing her trail in a male-dominated world. And she was doing a hell
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XxTainaxX
Dec 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Loving this series. Review to come.
Ezinwanyi
3.5 stars.

In book 2, the action picks right up from where book 1 ended and should definite be read AFTER book 1. The Loughman sons are still trying to find their dad Orrin, but the author is revealing more of Orrin’s character. Again, I am baffled as to how everyone loves Orrin, except for the people who should hold him closest to heart. But his three sons are working together to locate him and protect the biological weapon Orrin secreted away.

This installment focus on the youngest brother, Cull
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Anita
Jun 13, 2017 rated it liked it
The Sons of Texas Series by Donna Grant has grand aspirations. With the names "The Hero", "The Protector" and "The Legend" you think you are in for some really special reading. Unfortunately, it hasn't worked out that way, at least for me. This is a serial and each book is tightly connected, so reading in order is mandatory or don't even bother.

The plot arc for the three books starts with dad, Orrin, a Black Ops type, who was kidnapped after stealing a bioweapon from Russia by a clandestine shad
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Ayekah
This book picks up where Book One, Hero left us. Lots of questions. Here we meet Cullen, Orrin's youngest son who is a Captain in the Marine Corp, Recon. Cullen left for Virginia in book one and the we pick up here where he meets Mia Carter, ex Air Force and a fierce pilot and one tough nut. She's got an arsenal of weapons and can handle herself well. They meet on a mission gone wrong where Cullen bails her out and the two of them head back to Dover. Cullen knows Mia knows his father, she flew t ...more
Mindy Lou's Book Review
Dec 31, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016
3.5 Stars

The Protector is book two in a continued story. I have not read book one but was not lost, however a lot happened in this book to further the overall story so I do not think you could read book 3 as a standalone. Each book is focused on one of the Loughman brothers but there is an overall big picture going on involving the government and a shadow organization. This is heavy on the suspense and so full of action that you will not be bored. I do wish the romance part of the story was more
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Amanda's Review:

The Protector by Donna Grant picks where book 1 leaves us and continues with the youngest son, Cullen Loughman searching for his kidnapped father. He wants to speak with the last person who saw him and that means finding Mia Carter, the ex-Air Force pilot who flew Orrin on his mission to Russia, to steal a bioweapon. Mia can’t figure out who to trust these days ever since Orrin’s team was killed execution style in her hangar. She wants to find Orrin as much as Cullen. Joining for
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Adria (Musings and Reviews)
Originally posted on Adria's Romance Reviews
* A copy of this book was and provided by the publisher via NetGalley for the purpose of an honest review. All conclusions are my own responsibility and I was not compensated for this review.

What’s it About? The action and suspense continues with Cullen Loughman. His father has been kidnapped and in order to find him, Cullen has to team up with ex-Air Force pilot Mia Carter. With the situation getting more and more dangerous each minute, their attracti
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E-Reader Addict
Mar 16, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: bpl
So, it took me two weeks to finish this book. And it's not that I didn't do any reading these past two weeks - I did. I just did a lot of re-reading...because I just couldn't get into this book.

The Protector is a continuation of Donna Grant's Sons of Texas series. In The Hero, we are introduced to the three Loughmann brothers, Owen, Cullen and Wyatt, who all serve in different special ops programs for the military. They are called home when the aunt and uncle who helped raise them are murdered a
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Alisa
Feb 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars

I had only read this author's paranormal books so I wasn't sure how this was going to be. I'm glad to say that I thought this was a good romantic suspense series. I didn't read book one but I feel like I should have (& I'm going to do so before book 3). The overall plot was continued from book one and it's a bit complicated (not in a bad way and not too hard to understand....just layered). Cullen is one the Loughman brothers who are looking for their missing father. While trying to
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Laura
Dec 24, 2016 rated it really liked it
***ARC Provided by the Publisher and NetGalley***

Reviewing this book without spoilers is, well, impossible. I have no idea how to do this. None.

So, what I can say...it picks up where the first left off, while also paralleling the events in the first, so you know what was happening concurrently to the first one.

I enjoyed Mia and Cullen. Their story was interesting and their relationship was compelling. I believed the heat and the tension between them and was drawn into their story, into their att
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Ann
Fast paced bk but I was wrong to think I could read the 2nd bk in the series rather than starting with bk 1. Sinc bk 2 got a better rating than the 1st bk I thought why not? Just assumed that with a new couple it wouldn't matter that it was bk 2. Wrong! Although the couples change in each bk the story is a continuing one and to know what the heck is really going on with the suspense part of the story you really need to start with bk 1. I got caught up in the action and eventually got the gist bu ...more
Elizabeth Neal
Jun 29, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
**4.5 Stars**

**Disclaimer: I strongly recommend reading book one, The Hero, first. But, just in case, in a nutshell, three brothers, all in different branches of the military, Wyatt, Owen, and Cullen, have mysteriously been sent home. That is when they learn their dad, Orrin, has been kidnapped, his entire team killed, and their uncle and aunt murdered. Orrin, former military himself, had started his own team of Black Ops members. This series contains an overall plotline encompassing each book a
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Sandy S
Jan 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
4 stars

ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date January 3, 3017

EVERYTHING’S HOTTER IN TEXAS

When Marine Force Recon captain Cullen Loughman learns that his father’s been kidnapped, he will do whatever it takes to find him. In order to achieve his mission, Cullen will need to team up with the best of the best—someone who just happens to be the most stunning woman he’s ever laid eyes on…

This isn’t the first rodeo for ex—Air Force pilot Mia Carter. Still, Cullen’s bad-boy good looks and charm are distracting he
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Deanna from Deanna's World
Jul 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
The Protector continues where The Hero leaves off, with the youngest Loughman brother taking centre stage and he continues the hunt for their missing father, Orrin. The story is filled with action, mystery and sexual tension and Cullen and Mia battle enemies, not knowing who they can trust while simultaneously fighting their growing attraction.

What I enjoy most about this story is the overall story arc of Orrin missing and the brothers reconnecting. The brothers have been torn apart my tragedy e
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Siobhan Davis
This is the second book in the Sons of Texas series and it follows the youngest Loughman son, Cullen. This is part of a series and can't be read as a standalone.

Cullen was only seven when his mother was murdered and he's still carrying a weight of baggage. While he understands his brothers shielded him out of love, he's never felt like he has closure. He hasn't had a relationship with a woman, favoring one night stands instead. He is pursuing a military career because he feels it's always been e
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Aimie
Jan 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
The Protector is the second book in the Sons of Texas series. It begins where book one, The Hero, ends.

In this book, Cullen Loughman learns about his father's kidnapping and is willing to do whatever it takes in order to save him. In order to achieve this mission, he will need the help of ex-Air Force pilot Mia Carter. Cullen's looks and charm are distracting Mia and it seems like the feeling is mutual. As Mia and Cullen descend into a dangerous world, their attraction begins to get hotter. But
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Bobbie
Dec 30, 2016 rated it really liked it
This series by Donna Grant has been really good so far. I don't believe that I have read any of her works before but am truly loving these books. I read The Hero and this is the second book in this series, which is more romantic suspense that outright romance. The plot is of 3 brothers all in different branches of the military who are all summoned back to their ranch by the government because their father is missing and their Aunt and Uncle were brutally murdered at that ranch. The father runs a ...more
P.e. lolo
Dec 19, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance-military
This is the second story and it involves the youngest brother Cullen. He travels to the base where Mia Carter the pilot for their father’s team has her plane. Once there he must help her out of a jam with Colombians. Once the two of them met and dance around each other they begin the search for Orrin, his father. Cullen also recognizes that Mia has a relationship with his father that he and his brothers don’t have. All of the women have the relationship. The story begins to take shape and you fi ...more
Cathy Geha
Jan 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
The Protector by Donna Grant
Sons of Texas #2

Book two of the Sons of Texas series begins where book one ends. It is told from the perspectives of both the hero and heroine. Orrin Loughman is still missing and his sons, with their female partners, have separated to find out what they can about a stolen bioweapon while locating and freeing Orrin. In this book the youngest son, Cullen, is drawn to pilot Mia Carter and she finds him rather irresistible, too. There is plenty of action, bad guys aplent
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Dawn
Jan 05, 2017 rated it liked it
This story is about a secret organization "The Saints" who have killed Orrin's team and abducted him for a biological weapon that our government sent him to Russia to retrieve. In this particular episode, the best way for me to describe it, Mia the pilot, who happened to escape the execution of Orrin's men and being kidnapped, meets Cullen, Orrin's youngest son when he saves her from some Colombian's who are going to kill her for having their cargo confiscated.

It's from there that the two of th
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Patrick
Dec 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book was even better than the first and I enjoyed the first one very much. Despite its a romance, there is plenty of action to keep you on the edge of your seat, Cullen is definitely a likeable character and I'm stuck between who I like more Owen or Cullen, guess I'll have to wait until I read Wyatt's entry to determine which of the brothers I think is awesome. Will definitely be adding these books to my collection.
Bette Hansen
Dec 28, 2016 rated it really liked it
I loved this story. These O'Malley's are a great family and watching them lose their hearts is so much fun. Emma is a bit of a wild girl but she's determined to change her ways. Starting a new job as a kindergarten teacher is her first step. Her second - swearing off bad boys. Then the motorcycle riding Sean O'Malley swaggers into her life like a white knight and she decides one last sip of a bad boy wouldn't be so bad. One last fling before the school year starts but will walking away be easy f ...more
Tami
Nov 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This review is based on the ARC received from the author and/or the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest opinion.

4.5

Action, drama, romance you name it, this has it. I greatly enjoyed this book.
C.J. Butcher
Jan 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
EVERYTHING’S HOTTER IN TEXAS

When Marine Force Recon captain Cullen Loughman learns that his father’s been kidnapped, he will do whatever it takes to find him. In order to achieve his mission, Cullen will need to team up with the best of the best—someone who just happens to be the most stunning woman he’s ever laid eyes on…

This isn’t the first rodeo for ex--Air Force pilot Mia Carter. Still, Cullen’s bad-boy good looks and charm are distracting her from duty. . .and it appears that the feeling is
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Lisa
Jan 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kindle, earc
The 2nd book in the Sons of Texas series the thread of the story that started in book one continues. The Loughman brothers are looking for their former military father whose been kidnapped. They are in possession of a biological weapon that they are not sure what it does. They just know it will be devastating. Owen and Natalie took up the first part of the hunt in book one and now Cullen the youngest brothers gets hooked up with Mia Carter another good friend of Orrin the dad of the brothers. Th ...more
Eva Millien
Apr 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: first-read
Get ready for a thrilling ride full of danger and romance when sexy Marine Force Recon captain Cullen Loughman learns that his father has been kidnapped and he joins up with daring ex – Air Force pilot Mia Carter to find him in Donna Grant’s The Protector, the second book in the Sons of Texas series.

First, let me say that this is the only book that I have read in the Sons of Texas series, although I will definitely be reading The Hero soon, and I had no problem following the story line but this
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Autumn
May 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: giveaway
First I have to say that I got this book for free here on goodreads with that said I haven't had the chance to read the first book in this series but after reading this I will be getting and reading all the books in this series. I really liked this book! It definitely keeps you guessing at every turn, I don't know how the author keep everything straight...who was a good guy bad guy or some where in between. This book was well written and the plot amazing. I can't wait to read more of Donna's wor ...more
Leone (She Reads too Much Romance)
I have no idea why I cannot find myself advancing in my likeness of author Donna Grant's, "Sons of Texas," series, but I don't love the series. The latest "The Protector," did not improvement my opinion.

I was slightly caught off guard when I found this book read like a film script. I felt like the characters were entirely pushed into certain circumstances that allowed their reunion. Sadly neither Cullen nor Mia was that interesting as mostly the book is military action or at least military think
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