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Police Protector

(Lawmen: Bullets and Brawn #2)

4.01  ·  Rating details ·  83 ratings  ·  24 reviews
She's become his whole world...and she's under fire

Ever since forensics analyst Shaye Mallory survived a police-station shootout, Detective Cole Walker has felt personally responsible for her wellbeing. Then another shooter takes aim at Shaye. Cole decides the only thing he can do is stay right by her side until he finds the man who wants her dead.

Cole knows that
Paperback, 256 pages
Published June 20th 2017 by Harlequin Intrigue
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Paula Brandon
Aug 05, 2018 rated it it was ok
Like the previous book, Bodyguard With A Badge, this is pretty dull. The plot has forensic analyst Shaye Mallory shot at by a mystery gunman. The police officer she's had the hots for over the last couple of years, Cole Walker (who has previously protected her in a shootout), vows to protect her this time as well, and sets out to discover who may want her dead.

The plot doesn't consist of much more than Cole and his brothers, and his detective partner Luke Hunt, trying to decide which of Shaye's
Julie Miller
Mar 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Loved this! Exactly my type of hero. I enjoyed how the relationship developed between two friends who doubted their suitability for anything more, but discovered that they were exactly what the other one needed. The action scenes were tense and totally kick-butt. Ms. Heiter is one of the best action writers I've read.

Highly recommend.
(Note: this is Book 2 in her The Lawmen: Bullets & Brawn miniseries for Harlequin Intrigue--and there is a subplot that goes through all three books)
This book started with a bang (literally) and kept me hooked all the way through. A year earlier Shaye had gotten caught in the crossfire of a shootout at the police station. Afraid of it happening again, she quit her job in the digital forensics lab. Now she is back, determined to overcome the fears that kept her away from the job she loved. After a week on the job, she has just started to relax when she is shot at again. Cole is first on the scene to save her. Cole has a bad feeling about this ...more
Elizabeth Neal
**4.5 Stars**

From the moment Cole, a detective, and Shaye, a forensics expert, bumped into each other on her first day, a bond was created. Neither acted on the instant mutual attraction, even though both wanted to, they did form a very strong friendship. That included frequent visits during work, as their buildings were in close proximity, and daily meet ups before and after work. During one of the latter, Shaye was unfortunately caught in a shoot out as gang members opened fire on the police s
Jun 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
Detective Cole Walker will do anything to keep Shaye Mallory safe after she's shot at by an unknown assailant. But the only way to do that is to make certain she's around people he trusts from now until the person that wants to hurt her is behind bars. Will Cole be able to do his job to the best of his ability; or will their strong attraction make him too distracted and prevent their chance at happy ever after?

This is the first book I've read by Ms. Heiter, and what a fabulous book it was due to
Paula Legate
I really enjoyed this book. It started off fast. Shaye Mallory had gone to Roy’s Grocery to pick up a few items to celebrate. She had gone a full week where no one had shot at her. It felt like a good reason for a celebration. As Shaye was about to load her groceries into the car, shot rang out. Her hero and secret crush Cole walker who was a police detective showed up after the call shots fired came across the radio. Shaye who was a Maryland’s Jannis County Forensics worked near Cole. She liter ...more
This was a good suspense story, though I did find it unlikely that so much would be happening at the same time. The romance between the two characters was slow in the making, since they've known each other for two years, but still almost too fast in how quickly they least for me. All in all, I thought this was a nice story. ...more
Aug 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
Plot: 4/5
Characterisation: 4/5
Prose: 3/5
How much I enjoyed it: 4/5
Books and Spoons
Jun 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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Imminent and constant danger, explosive moments of deadly action, and the sweetest, adorable romance that had me smiling lured me into the story, and held the interest all through the tale, could not put it down until I was done.
The Lawmen: Bullets and Brawn have won me over. I enjoyed this second installment of the series immensely.
The connection Cole Walker has with his brothers of heart, the men who he grew up with in the foster care system, is nothing short of amazing. The loyalty and suppo
Lynn Brooks
Jun 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
4 1/2 STARS!

Danger strikes when she least expects it! Yet again Shaye Mallory finds herself dodging for cover as someone comes out of the woodwork and starts shooting at her ... what happened to her quiet life?? With the second in this spin-off series, Elizabeth Heiter brings us Cole Walker's story. We met him in his brother Andre Diaz's book last month, and Shaye was instrumental in helping them save Juliette in that story as well. The characters mesh well and are all passionate about their wor
Katrina Epperson
Jul 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
What a wonderful story!! Yes, I love this series. This is the second installment in The Lawmen: Bullets and Brawn series. The cover gives a hint at the story it contains. Shaye Mallory moved to the area a few years ago and it seems like she has been dodging bullets since shortly after her arrival. A year ago she was an innocent bystander during a shootout at the police station, the one place she should feel the safest. She has recently returned to her job as a forensic analyst and to celebrate s ...more
Jun 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
POLICE PROTECTOR: 2nd book in The Lawmen-Bullets and Brawn

When Detective Cole Walker comes into a situation that involves Shaye Mallory a women he's known for awhile he's gets protective after it. He won't let her out of his sight until it's been resolved.

Shaye Mallory is an analyst that works in the forensics lab. She's been helping Cole on some cases. What she doesn't expect is to get caught between the cross hairs of gunfire. But then hears Cole's voice relived to say the least something hap
Steve Avery
May 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
Police Protector is the second installment in Elizabeth's newest Lawmen Series. This time out the focus is on the oldest Foster brother Cole Walker. The story picks up the bread crumbs from Bodyguard with a Badge, the backstory is revealed of a gang shooting at the police station. Elizabeth develops interesting secondary characters Shaye (victim of the shooting, computer hacker, Cole's love interest) and partner who has Cole's back, Luke Hayes. As in previous novel, family dynamic is an importan ...more
Sep 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I liked this book sooooo much more then the 1st one! It was the main characters that did me in. I loved that Shaye and Cole had this background together. They've known each other for 2 years and have been friends through it. The chemistry is great and well written. The characters, stubborn, smart and resilient. The brothers continued to be a plus for me. I was a little upset more details and investigation didn't go into the fire from their childhood. Cole has to be my favorite brother though. Hi ...more
Chrystal Garrett
May 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
When you start a book with a girl getting shot at as she comes out of the grocery store and loosing her eggs in the parking lot... Then the super hot and amazing police detective coming to her rescue. This is totally the recipe for an amazing book. Aside from my responsibilities in the realm of adulting, I could NOT put this book down. There were gangs and criminals and love... I was done in 2 days! It kept my attention with romance and lots of suspense. Another great book by Elizabeth Heiter! I ...more
Jul 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Every book from Elizabeth Heiter delivers action, suspense and romance. If you're looking for a great series or standalone read then pick up this book! Two people that on paper are polar opposite but together, in flesh and blood are absolutely perfect!

This slow burn is packed with enough on the edge of your seat reading that you won't want to put it down!
Gloria Brzny
Aug 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
this book was all action from the start to the end. it was great trying to find clues out. even when there were no suspects on the list. you still kept looking for clues, you might have missed. then the romantic sparks between Cole and Shaye also kept your attention . you keep hoping for a happy ending.
Jun 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Second in The Lawmen: Bullets and Brawn series. The story of another brother, Cole, and the love of his life, Shaye. After Shaye survives a shoot out, Cole assumes bodyguard duty to protect her. Lots of twists and turns to find the villain, close to losing both their lives, the relationship must survive. Lots of tension to keep you reading this one through in one sitting.
Rebecca Delio
Jul 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wonderful Story

I really enjoyed this book, the story was very good and very exciting, I have not read a lot of stories by this author but I will definitely start looking for more stories by her.....
Jun 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This story kept me enthralled until I had to finish in one sitting. I just couldn’t put the book down! I loved Shaye & Cole, and the epilogue? I want me a Cole STAT!
Jul 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars
Theresa Hurley
Jun 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
Good story! Cole and Shaye were great!
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Publishers Weekly bestselling author ELIZABETH HEITER likes her suspense to feature strong heroines, chilling villains, psychological twists, and a little bit of romance. Her research has taken her into the minds of serial killers, through murder investigations, and onto the FBI Academy’s shooting range. Her novels have been published in more than a dozen countries and eight languages; they've als ...more

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