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Protecting His Interests

(Hot Heroes In Blue #1)

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3.55  ·  Rating details ·  29 ratings  ·  25 reviews

What if the roles in the movie Pretty Woman got switched?

After spending months undercover at a high-end escort service, Special Agent Gabriel Ferreira hits a dead end in his case. Then a gorgeous art restorer picks him as her date, and his luck changes in more ways than one.

Gabe won’t let Scarlett Bishop come between him and his goal of taking down Miami’s newest serial k

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Kindle Edition, 224 pages
Published June 20th 2017 by Swerve
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3.5 stars


I enjoyed the premise of this book. I was intrigued with the male hero being a gigolo and his date being his ex-girlfriend. I was looking forward to this being a fun and interesting read.

Suzanne Rock did a nice job of setting up the story, giving the back-story and getting the two of them back together again. Unfortunately, she did confuse me a few times throughout the story and I had some small problems with the flow of the book.

Scarlett was a bit of a mess. She was feisty and determin
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Laura
Jun 30, 2017 rated it liked it
***ARC Provided by St. Martins Swerve via NetGalley***

This was a little different than I was expecting from the blurb. I enjoyed it, but I am not sure if I was totally on board with the idea that someone would order an escort, who happened to be an ex, to accompany her to a major event. I think, for me, I would like to believe that a woman can be successful even if she doesn't have a date. That said, it did work for the plot of the book and it was only their initial meeting that was a result of
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Sarah Wayne
eh. I didn't really love it. When I read that it was basically Pretty Woman but where the man is the prostitute, I couldn't get my hands on this fast enough. but it really wasn't the case at all so I was very disappointed. Taking that away from the story and I have to say that it was okay but read a little immature. not one I'd probably read again honestly. I appreciate the opportunity to read the book and Thank Netgalley and the publisher for the ARC in exchange for a honest review.
Bette Hansen
Jun 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
While on the hunt for a serial killer, FBI agent Gabriel Ferreira is undercover as an escort. The case has gone cold until a beautiful art dealer hires him for an event. Scarlett Bishop could become a distraction but Gabe is determined not to let that happen. Gabe manages to stay in contact with Scarlett and as the case progresses it looks like Scarlett could be in danger. Staying close to her is no longer an option. For her safety as well as his heart.

Nice romantic suspense read. It's steamy, s
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Donna
Jun 15, 2017 rated it liked it
Protecting His Interests is a second chance romance/romantic suspense with a fun hook. The problem is that despite being loaded with smoking hot sex scenes I wasn’t feeling the love until the very end. It took way too long for the heroine to wise up. The mystery was predictable but enjoyable. I’d chalk this one up as check your brain at the door and enjoy.
I received a copy of this book via NetGalley and chose to review it
Bec
Jun 29, 2017 rated it really liked it

Scarlett Bishop needs a date, so she decides to hire a high-end escort. She knows she should keep their date strictly professional, but when Gabriel Ferreira is the man escorting her, how can she possibly not think about giving in and accepting the pleasure he could give her? Because it's not as if they don't already know each other since they used to be High School sweethearts until Gabriel broke things off between them. However, when Scarlett discovers Gabriel is more than he seems, will they
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Pam
Jun 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Male escorts in Miami are being killed. Gabe Ferreira is a cop who has gone undercover as an escort to find the killer. He just never expected his old flame to hire him. Scarlett Bishop was his high school sweetheart but he broke up with her before he went to the police academy. He'd watched his cop father go through several failed marriages because of the stress & drama of his undercover career & wasn't about to do that to Scarlett.

Scarlett has become an art gallery owner specializing
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Miriam Wolfe
Jun 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is a voluntary review of an advanced copy.

I really enjoy a romance but love when the book includes a bit of mystery, intrigue, and drama! There were so many connections that Gabe did not see while he was investigating his case. I loved at the end you could see the whole picture and how the “dots” connected.

Second chance romances are fun to read and this one kept me reading it straight through until I finished. The action flowed well, and it was hard to put the book down! Gabe and Scarlett w
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Debs
Sep 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc-books, netgalley
"Protecting His Interests" was a fun read. Gabe is the sexy undercover agent posing as a male escort while trying to solve the murders of male escorts in the art world. Now who wouldn't love to be his date? The lucky girl is none other than Scarlett, an art restorer and his high school sweetheart. Scarlett has never forgotten her first love, but can you really go back. Gabe needs to keep his mind on solving the murders, but working with Scarlett makes it a bit more difficult. Will there be a sec ...more
Nikki Brooks
Gabe is carrying on his fathers wishes, he became a cop and took care of his family. But the personal cost was high, he left behind the love of his young life, Scarlet. Now working undercover on a multiple homicide as a high end escort he can't believe that his next client is Scarlet!

Scarlett Bishop has left her old world behind. She has got rid of her cheating ex and is carrying on running her art gallery. But with a big art event in Miami, she needs some arm candy to distract her fellow art de
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Kari Hansen
Jun 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
Scarlett owns an art gallery and she is in Miami for a showing when her assistant convinces her she needs to bring a date. As she recently broke up with her cheating ex she decides to hire an escort.

Recently a few male escorts have shown up dead so Gabe is working undercover as an escort. He is shocked to find out his next client is none other than his high school girlfriend Scarlett. The family business is law enforcement so he ended things before he joined the academy as he had seen first hand
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Paula
Jun 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
You have to love the premise of this story, an undercover cop posing as a male escort to catch a killer. From this reverse take on this theme I thought Protecting His Interests by Suzanne Rock would be an enjoyable read and it was. Adding in the second chance trope and the art gallery with some background on art heists, it is a terrific romantic suspense.

The story is well written with likable characters who grew stronger as the story progressed. Scarlett and Gabe worked well together even with
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Cali Jewel
Jun 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
This read has so much going on, steaming hot romance, sexy intrigue and a dangerous murder mystery to solve. Emotional highs and lows abound with every new twist of fate.

Special Agent Gabriel Ferreira is beyond alpha male hot, strong and sexy. He is undercover as a male escort to try and catch a killer. Enter his high school sweetheart Scarlett Bishop as his date for the evening and the world suddenly tilts on its axes. How can he resist her, how can he keep her safe and how will he ever catch
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Jeanne
Jun 16, 2017 rated it liked it
The first in a new series for Suzanne Rock.
We meet Scarlett as she's in a lurch looking for a date to an important event. Insert Gabe, the escort whom happens to be undercover cop trying to solve a murder case. What could possibly go wrong?
The story has some pacing issues early on, but seemed to get on track. Scarlett was a little too "I'm not going to take it" whiny for me. Gabe came across as the guy trying to do the right thing. And the steamy scenes Is rate as a 4 out of 5, they escalated
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Cariadne
Jun 12, 2017 rated it liked it
Very formulaic and kind of old-fashioned 80's noir (think Remington Steele, Moonlighting crime capers BUT without the he/her romantic tension-snappy dialogue-chemistry; this is a done-deal that Scarlet and Gabe are rekindling their romance). The writing and storyline isn't anything deep. I appreciated the work the author did into art as I have always been fascinated by some of the legendary art heists.
Bernie
Jun 21, 2017 rated it liked it
Protecting His Interests is the first romantic suspense book in the Hot Heroes in Blue series written by author Suzanne Rock. I love the premise of an undercover cop being a paid escort but the storyline leaves something to be desired. Thanks to NetGalley and St. Martins Press-Swerve for the advance copy.
Tammy
Jun 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
This was a good read for me. Gabe Ferreira is an undercover cop posing as a male escort to try and find a serial killer. Scarlett is in Miami to attend a conference and needs a date, she hires a male escort and is shocked to see her high school boyfriend. The story has tons of suspense and drama the chemistry between Gage and Scarlett is steamy. I really liked it.
Tami
Jun 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: rock-s
3.5

Very unique plot. I have never read a who-dun-it quite like this. And I read ALOT, so new and unique are something special.

This review is based on the ARC provided by the author and/or the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for my honest opinion.
Kim Vanravenswaay
Jun 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The storyline is a unique one that's for sure. Male escorts being murdered. Normally it would be women, so I liked that this took a different turn. The fact that Scarlett and Gabe were childhood sweethearts once, just made it even better.
Tracie R
Jun 21, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: netgally
3.5 Stars Protecting His Interests is a second chance romance with a twist. Although there were parts of this book that didn’t seem to flow as a whole I enjoyed FBI agent Gabriel Ferreira & Art Restorer Scarlett Bishop and will read more of this series.
C bond
May 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
netgalley

Fast paced, a re read. I liked this book. Read this and Keeping Her Close back to back liked them both.
MeganTheNinja
Oct 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
One of the best romance novels that contains an amazing suspenseful element to it that I've ever read. Fell in love with the characters, and the story was brilliant. Highly recommend!
Inishowen Cailín
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Jul 01, 2017
Judi Radtke
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Aug 22, 2017
Cole
rated it it was ok
Jun 18, 2017
Deb Evans
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May 28, 2018
Aresha's Book Corner
***Received an advanced reader's copy in exchange for a fair and honest review***

Male escorts and serial killers.
This book was a romantic story of an undercover cop playing the role if a male escort to catch a serial killer targeting male escort. While the storyline was interesting, I wasn't really too pleased with this story. Based on the cover I was expecting Special Agent Gabriel Ferreira to be ALL alpha male but sadly he wasn't. The conversation between Gabriel and his old high school sweeth
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Jo
rated it did not like it
Nov 28, 2017
Kaetrin
Jun 15, 2017 marked it as to-read
pre-ordered from Amazon.
Carolyn's
Jun 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: net-galley
3.5 starts.
Very catchy and intriguing beginning. Then I felt like I was in the middle of a game of clue wondering who done it while I was hiding out in the library. A good twist keeps the book interesting while there are intermissions for lots of "catching up" between Gabe and Scarlett.

Interesting mystery taking a big turn on the murder plot and enjoyed the ending.
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A lifetime New Englander, Suzanne married her college sweetheart and has been with him for over twenty years. Every summer she drags her husband and two daughters to Maine on a quest for the perfect lobster dinner. Every fall she can be found down in Foxboro, Massachusetts cheering on her favorite football team. In between those trips, she’s a chauffeur, a maid, a chef, an event planner, a hairdre ...more

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