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Protect Me

(The Protector #1)

4.59  ·  Rating details ·  39 ratings  ·  30 reviews
If you were lucky enough to meet an extraordinary person, what would you do? Would you be able to take full advantage of the opportunity?
Nat Adams was lucky enough to meet one of those people and it couldn’t have happened at a better time. She thought Shiloh Smith was just a typical guy, but she soon realized how special Shiloh really was. It didn’t take long for her to
Kindle Edition, 169 pages
Published July 19th 2016
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Jul 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Cannot wait for the next book in this series! Love the unexpected twists that this author adds to her books. In Townsend's previous two books, This Life and Goodbye Hales, I found myself quickly drawn in to the story lines and hardly able to put the books down. Protect Me is no different. Her books have a little bit of romance, action, suspense, and just enough mystery to keep you guessing til the very end. Protect Me follows right along with these features, only this story also adds a bit of an ...more
J.D. Rivera
Jul 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I normally don't read this genre, but I am so glad I took a chance on Protect Me. The author weaved such an amazing story with turns I didn't expect at all. I was engrossed in the story from beginning to end. I can't wait for the next book!
Jul 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Toby Nathaniel Adams hates her name and the situation she is in. Six years ago she was placed in foster care after the death of her beloved Grandfather. Her current foster home is a disaster so she decides to leave a few months before she turns 18. Life on her own isn't easy but she tries to make it work. And then Shiloh shows up one morning as she is sleeping on a bench. She tells him she doesn't need help but suddenly he appears out of nowhere when she needs it the most. Will he go away or wil ...more
Kaysie Bishop
Jul 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I've been a reader of this author from her very first book and I have to say, her books just keep getting better! It's a new experience for me to read an author, from the beginning, and be able to see her experience and confidence as a writer continue to grow with each new story.
I loved Nat and Shiloh's story and I can't wait to read Macie's! I really felt drawn to Macie thru the whole book and I'm so excited to see that her story will be next! Plus, I'll also get to see how Nat is doing with a
Jara Beaubien
Jul 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Nat has gone through hell when her own mother dumped her with her grandfather and then she lost him, left with people who did not care for her, she ran away.
Shiloh has his own powers to take care of others and Nat is the one he protects, Shiloh and his sister eventually get Nat to help them even more.
Their adventures are great, story well written , and the characters were fantastic.
Kate Vandagriff
Jul 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Amazing book! Great Characters and story. Don't be thrown off by the paranormal aspect! This writer thought outside of the box and came up with something new and exciting! Shi and Nat's relationship is intriguing from the beginning. You'll love how it all comes together! Can't wait to see how the series continues and what is in store for Macie!
Whitney Taylor
Jul 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely loved this book!! Finally something different to read! I couldn't put it down and I cannot wait to read the next one!
Oct 15, 2016 rated it really liked it
Melissa Townsend is a new to me author and what a great story to start with. While it wasn’t exactly a happily ever after ending it was an ending leaving this reader wanting just a little bit more. Well played Melissa Townsend, well played.
This story is about Nat and Shiloh. Nat is a young woman who is running from her not so good foster parents, Chelsea and Rick. Her biological parents are unknown, for now. Nat has very little money, no job, and no where to go. She is trying to start over so s
Oct 22, 2016 rated it really liked it

Protect me is a really unique story i have never read anything like it, i was hooked right from the start .The story begins with a young girl named Toby Nathaniel Adams but she goes by Nat due to absolutely hating her name , she has been in a lot of different temporary homes since her grandpa died who died six years ago and Nat is only seventeen at present she finally get put in a foster home everything was okay at first you know she thought she could see a happy life there but boy was she wrong
Tracy Wilkin
Oct 07, 2016 rated it really liked it
Protect Me is the first book in The Protector Series by Melissa Townsend. This is the journey of Nat and Shiloh, where things aren’t always black and white and never what they seem
. Nat’s pain seeps from the pages from the very first chapter. Losing her Grandpa, who she lived with , forced her into the Foster Care system. She decides she cannot spend a minute more at her foster home, she splits for a life on the streets.
Nat meets Shiloh at a park where she has spent the night. Their first encoun
Bobbi Wagner
Oct 14, 2016 rated it really liked it
Protect Me by Melissa Townsend is a story about two people who meet and one of them is extraordinary person. This story will show you how when one person is down on their luck there is always someone there to pick them up.

Nat Adams is a woman who is running from her foster care parents. Spending the night outside is better then spending one more minute with them. One morning she wakes up from her bench and he is sitting next to her. Who is he and why is he bothering her? She gets a job in a cof
Michelle Schwartz
What words can I use to describe Protect Me? Astounding, original and beautifully chaotic. Melissa Townsend has touched upon a genre with literary gold. She knows how to bring urban fantasy to her readers on a level that is hard to surpass. Just when you feel that we have read everything we could possibly read in this genre, Melissa drops a bomb on us, like no one else.

Shiloh is a protector. He can feel others pain and know when they need help. No matter what the problem, Shiloh is there to the
Oct 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Nat is a strong, fierce young woman. Ever since her grandfather died, she was bounced around the foster care system and landed with a horrible couple that didn’t care about her or each other, leading to a horrible home life. Just before her eighteenth birthday, Nat finally runs away from her awful foster parents and decides she would rather be homeless and live on a bench in her favorite park than live with them. That bench is where Nat meets Shiloh. Shiloh knew there was something different abo ...more
Oct 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Loved, loved, and loved this book!
This book grabs your heart from the first page and never stops. You feel the characters and their personalities. Nat is a young lady that has never had anything given to her or easy. She is in foster care after the death of her grandfather passes away. Nat’s foster parents don’t like her and don’t give her a thing. After many years in foster care she ran away one night a few months before her eighteenth birthday. With a little money she stole from her foster pa
Penny Stone
Oct 31, 2016 rated it it was amazing
PROTECT ME (The Protector Series #1)


WOW! This is the first book I have read by Melissa Townsend. PROTECT ME is awesome! Paranormal is not a genre that I typically read, but Melissa drew me in from the first page and kept me intrigued. She has a great ability to keep you in suspense through all the twists and turns she creates to build a fabulous story. Her characters are strong with powerful personalities. She magnificently combines romance, mystery and suspense
Oct 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Nat Adams has run away from her neglectful irresponsible foster family to see if she can make a better life for herself on her own. She has plan, a few dollars she has stolen from them, and nowhere to sleep on a very rainy night. She finds herself in a local park her deceased grandfather used to take her to in Puyallup, Washington with nothing but a bench to sleep on.

Shiloh Smith loves his little sister Macie and will do anything to keep her safe. Including protecting the pretty girl who happens
Amber Eckstein
Oct 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Protect Me
By Melissa Townsend


This book surprised me. I mean when I say surprised me it was the kind of book where you were expecting one thing and clear out of the blue you find it is something completely and utterly different. It was a like christmas morning as I started to read this book. Not only is this an easy read but it’s the kind of read that you want to read over and over again.

This author did so amazing. This is a new author to me and for my first book by her, well I might
Stefanie Carney
Oct 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Have you ever wondered if there was more, a reason to keep going? Have you ever wanted to give up, pack up and leave? I have, I was never brave enough to try it on my own, but after reading this story I am also a little glad that I didn’t, you never know what can happen to you when you think no one is watching. From the first page of this wonderfully spun tale, I was hooked. So hooked, I sat and read it in a sitting, barely talking to anyone, not noticing the world around me. When I finished, I ...more
Janna Chauvin
Oct 09, 2016 rated it really liked it
4 Star review
Protect Me by Melissa Townsend is the first book in The Protector Series. Nat Adams is a teenage girl who has not had the easiest of lives. She dreams of being someone special and having some security and safety in her life. She meets the enigmatic Shiloh Smith and her life takes an immediate turn for the better. Shiloh is special. He is always in the right place at the right time. He is a Protector, and Nat is fascinated by his many secrets. When people from Nat’s past put her in d
United Indie Book Blog
Jul 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Nat , almost 18 , leaves her foster home in search of a better life. I understand her need to get away and I respect and admire her for her courage and determination but I can't help to be a little fearful for her at the same time .

Shiloh isn't your average guy and it's not just his gift that makes him different, it's his kindness , compassion and devotion to his little sister and those around him that are in need .

Macie, 12, little sister to Shiloh and what a sweetheart unfortunately she has La
Jade Lally
Oct 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Protect me by Melissa Townsend is the first in the protector series. Although I felt somewhat disconnected whilst reading this book. It has potential. The idea of a group of people who are able to not only feel others pain, but to absorb and transfer it, is something rarely explored in other books.
We are first introduced to a run away, Nat Adams. At 17 she hasn’t had the easiest of lives, and longs for a proper home and the sense of security that doesn’t come with sleeping on a park bench. Enter
Oct 07, 2016 rated it really liked it
Nat (Toby Nathaniel Adams) is abandoned by her selfish mother and left with her grandfather. After he passes away she is sent into the foster system. She hates her name, she hates her foster parenst, who are mean and terrible people. Nat hates her life, so she runs away, thinking anything has to be better than living with her foster parents, even a park bench. This is where she meets Shiloh Smith, who she thinks is just like every other boy she knows but she soon finds out she is very, very wron ...more
Taraa Kathleenn
Oct 11, 2016 rated it really liked it
Protect me
By Melissa Townsend

4 stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐

This is the first novel I have read from this author and I'm very happy to have found it, and looking forward to more books to come.

We meet Toby Nathaniel Adams or Nat Adams as she calls herself for her whole life, who is a lost 17 year old girl who has been placed in temporary home since her only loving family member her grandfather died 6 years ago. She spent the last year and a half living with Chelsea and Rick she thought she would be loved by them b
Pam Snell
Oct 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is a different kind of story for me. I don’t usually read books like this. It was a well written book and a neat story. Nat lives on a bench in the part and has ran away from her foster home. She stole some money from her foster parents to buy a few clothes and food. She sleeps on a bench and is trying to find a job and wants to get her GED. She meets a guy named Shiloh that seems to want to help her but she is reluctant. She finally gets a job at a coffee shop and meets a little girl that ...more
Sam Sheerin
Oct 17, 2016 rated it really liked it

4 stars

Protect Me by Melissa Townsend

Before I get started just want to stay what an absolute page turner this read is and I'm very excited to see what book 2 will hold.

So let's gets getting….

Toby Nathaniel Adams aka Nat is a seventeen year old who's mother abandoned her to her grandfather and he left Nat six years ago. She's all alone and now she's runaway from her Foster home. Alone cold and no where to go she ends up on a bench in a park and wakes to a handsome stranger Shiloh.

Cara Webb
Oct 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shiloh meets Nat when he sees her asleep on a park bench. Little does Nat know that Shiloh is there to protect her. Through the course of the book, you meet some wonderful characters and some unsavory characters as well. Shiloh has known what he was all of his life, and he also knows that he has to keep quiet about it in order to protect him and his little sister. Nat has no clue who she is due to being put into foster care at a very young age when her grandfather died. In this book she does fin ...more
Jul 19, 2016 rated it it was ok
I was really excited to read this book. I loved the paranormal perspective of this book and it truly did have so much promise. The characters were likable enough, but I had no feels. I couldn't connect with any characters. I barely even felt bad for Nat due to just the lack of character building. The writing was just weak. The dialogue and actions felt forced. It was very "tell" not "show." It made the writing feel choppy. I hope to see this author improve because the storyline had so much poten ...more
Heidi Sturgess
Oct 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2016-books-read
Nat ,  almost 18 , leaves her foster home in search of a better life. I understand her need to get away and I respect and admire her for her courage and determination but I can't help to be a little fearful  for her at the same time .

Shiloh isn't your average guy and it's not just his gift that makes him different, it's his kindness , compassion  and devotion to his little sister and those around him that are in need .

Macie, 12, little sister to Shiloh and what a sweetheart
Martha Walker
Jul 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Having enjoyed Melissa's two other novels, I naturally looked forward to her
next one. I haven't read too many Fantasy genre, so I was worried that it wouldn't be a good read for me. I was so wrong. This book drew me in and left me wanting more. So many books are predictable, yet this one kept me guessing. Great character development sparked my curiosity about their future. A new twist on angels among us. I can't wait for the sequel.
Jacqueline Kinion Falkenberry
Jul 26, 2016 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book. It was just enough of everything and I can't wait for the next one
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From a rural community in southern Oklahoma, Melissa Townsend is a married dental assistant with one child; and on the surface, the picture of today’s ordinary working wife and mother from Smalltown, U.S.A.

As a busy mom, she initially found her escape in reading. It is just in the past few years that she’s found her passion and enjoyment of telling her own stories. Having never travelled or exper

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The Protector (3 books)
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