Forged in Desire (The Protectors #1)
Strong enough to protect her. Bold enough to love her.
When good girl Margo Connelly becomes Lamar "Striker" Jennings's latest assignment, she knows she's in trouble. And not just because he's been hired to protect her from an underworld criminal. The reformed bad boy's appeal is breaching all her defenses, and as the threats against her increase, Margo isn't sure which...more
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I was intrigued by the blurb and thought why not? Big mistake on my part.
Although I liked that ex-cons were trained to become protectors.
To the actual plot of the book I really do not know how likely that would actually happen. I guess that is someone as coldblooded as the villain in the book it is possible.
The main characters were there but for all that I cared they could have been replaced with any Tom, Dick or Henrietta. There was a lot of head b ...more
Intriguing cover? Yep. Riveting story line? Oh yeah. Character appreciation? Sure. Execution? Eh...could have been better....
Margo has been sequestered for the last 6 weeks while on jury duty. As the sentence is read, everything in her life and around her changes when her life is threatened. In order to protect her, her uncle hires a security firm for around the clock protection. And of course, what kind of story would it be if the protector and protectee didn't have some kind ...more
Striker is a ex con who has been assigned to watch Margo. I really liked Striker and heating his backstory made my heart sad. He's a good person and is willing to do anything to protect the people he loves.
Striker and Margo are both attracted to each other but they don't want to act on it because they it wouldn't be professional. Eventually they do get together b ...more
ARC enviado de manera gratuita a cambio de una reseña honesta.
Bueno vuelvo con otra reseña luego de un tiempo ausente, es que he estado muy ocupada y todavia no encuentro un punto de equilibrio, entre mis responsabilidades, el blog y mis gustos.
En este caso se trata de Forged In Desire, como parte del blog tour. La portada y la sinopsis me atraparon de una, pero conforme iba leyendo sentía que el libro perdía fuerza, es decir todo empezo chevere pero luego de ...more
Margo and Striker were an interesting couple. I was interested in their story and I liked it for the most part, but with some reservations.
There was an appeal in the idea that she was strong and independent, but needed to rely on Striker to keep her safe, although I found myself slightly annoyed with her at the beginning with the way she treated him. This resolves quickly, for the most part and I am not even totally able to say that her reac ...more
Between the random thoughts they thought or the random tangent the characters would go off on I soon found the story to be long winded. Not to mention the long winded dialogue that would slow the story to a snails pace. causing me to put the book down debating whether to finish it or not.
A lot ...more
It was also a lot.
Coco Chanel says take a piece of jewelry off when you leave the house.
This story needed a lot of jewelry to take off.
However, it was never dull. I just couldn't keep in the vibe of the story.
I love an over protective body guard.
But, I struggled with this one.
It was just too many moving parts.
*arc in exchange for honest review*
Striker is pulled in to protect Margo after the criminal she convicts during jury duty threatens everyone in the room with death and people actually start dying. Margo and Striker are instantly attracted but wait a few weeks before acting on it. In the mean time, we get ALL their thoughts along the way. I am all for getting a littl ...more
Forged in Desire, an all-new sexy standalone from Brenda Jackson is live!!!
Forged in Desire by Brenda Jackson
Publication Date: January 31st, 2017
Publisher: HQN Books
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Strong enough to protect her. Bold enough to love her.
When good girl Margo Connelly becomes Lamar "Striker" Jennings's latest assignment, she knows she's in trouble. And not just because he's been hired to protect her from an underworld criminal. The reformed bad ...more
This is the first book in 'The Protector' series and sets up at least three heroes and their lucky ladies. First ...more
In this first book, we get to know Striker Jennings. He agrees to protect Margo Connelly, a person very important to his boss Roland. Margo served as a juror on a high-profile case for six weeks.When the defendant became incensed at the ruling, he ...more
Bodyguard falls for the charge he is responsible for protecting.
When good girl Margo Connelly becomes Lamar "Striker" Jennings's latest assignment, she knows she's in trouble. And not just because he's been hired to protect her from an underworld criminal. The reformed bad boy's appeal is breaching all her defenses, and as the threats against her increase, Margo isn't sure which is more dangerous: the gangster targeting her, or the far too alluring protector tempting her to let loose ...more
Margo Connelly didn't expect to have her life in danger simply by serving on jury duty, but once bodies start dropping, she knows she's in deep shit. A family member hires Lamar "Striker" Jennings to protect her from the underground monster bent on destroying anyone associated with the case, but neither is expecting the heat generated between the two of them when they go into ...more
I'm giving the book 3.5 STARS. This was a decent read and if you're a reader who loves suspense, thriller, with a bit of mystery then yes this is the right book for you.
This one was not my favorite but one thing I can say though, is the author gives nothing away. She had me guessing and not knowing what was going to happen the whole time. She had me thinking and trying to predict what was going to happen next with Margo, which kept me into the story. I liked the idea of Striker. The wh ...more
Striker has not always lived on the right side of the law and he is sure that a woman like Margo is not for him. Passion inc ...more
This is the first in a series from Brenda Jackson and the blurb really caught my eye. I started out hooked with this book; the premise was really strong in the beginning but my interest didn't hold as strong as I expected it to hold.
I liked our main couple, I really did. Former bad boy turned good guy (who of course is smoking hot) and the good girl is a classic combination for a reason. Her profession was a fun one and one that provided a unique set of circumstances ...more
Lamar Striker Jennings is given the job of protecting the niece of his boss. The rest of the team will back him up.
Like anyone who has their life disrupted our heroine is not happy. Handing control over to someone else is not easy.
Our hero is determined to protect her whether she likes it or not, and it will be done his way.
A real nail biter. T ...more
In this book we follow Margo and Striker and I just loved these two together, every minute we spend with them was wonderful these two people that are used to doing things there way, so seeing them work with there current situation was definitely something lol . The sexual chemistry betwe ...more
Now when you say drama and suspense, with all types of sexual tension, passion and heat. Then we know you're speaking of Striker and Margo's story. What I appreciated more is the connectivity with the Grangers. It's important to visit old characters and see them thrive. Striker was everything we knew he would be, the ultimate protector. In the midst of everything Margo and Striker knew that in order to grow they definitely needed to let their guards down.
A native of Jacksonville, Florida, Brenda is the first African-American author to have a book published by Harlequin Desire and the first African-American rom ...more