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Protecting the Girl Next Door

(The Protectors #3)

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Protecting the Girl Next Door was originally published as Forever Bound. It has since been expanded, revised, and re-edited.

I like women, and I like adventure. I always have. The last thing I want to do is settle down with the girl next door and live a boring, domestic life. So I have no idea what I'm doing here, posing as a first-grade teacher.

It's the most ridiculous
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Kindle Edition, 194 pages
Published August 30th 2017 (first published November 4th 2014)
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Syndi
Jul 13, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I recently develop a huge fan of Noelle Adams work. So when i found a audio book from her and Samantha Chase, i dove right in. Although this book is not purely from Noelle Adam, it is a light cute OK read.

This is novella. So everything is speed up pace, a whole lot of insta, and not really depth or twisted plot. I want more humor actually. Not just about kids, commitment humor.

Overall it is a OK read for Sunday noon.

3 stars
DJ Sakata
Aug 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Favorite Quote:

No matter how hard I try, a wedding reminds me of a funeral. I knew I was here for a wedding, but the tone right now made me think… funeral.


My Review:

Protecting The Girl Next Door was my favorite of The Protectors series so far and provided a delightfully entertaining, amusing, and fun read. It was deftly written from my favorite dual POV and featured two oddly matched protagonists, who didn’t initially care for each other, at all. Kristin was a twenty-eight-year-old widow who had
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Maree Repa
Aug 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Substitute Teacher

Five Amazing Stars

I was just completely thrilled to accept this amazing third book of the most exciting series, The Protectors. Written by two of my all time favourite writers, Samantha Chase and Noelle Adams.

As Kristin's Andrews young daughter, Lily pleaded for her mother to move quicker. Kristen in fact was a teacher. Trying to do her work, complete all the grading of her students. Her only daughter coming completely inpatient of her mother.

Lily was such the prettiest
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Sofia Lazaridou
Sep 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars

I am happy that for once the hero was in danger during his assignment. I was starting to feel like things were too easy for our heroes and that a little danger was in order. I was happy in some ways to see that I got what I wanted. Since these books end with HEAs I wasn't worried about something permanent like death happening. For me, Declan and Kristin have the best story out of the four couples. Lily, Kristin's daughter was a surprisingly nice character. At first I was worried I
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Tapasya
Decent & Sweet Romance.
There's a cute little kid in this
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Amanda S.
Sep 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars, good but not as kickin' as I thought it would be.

I didn't realize that I picked up book three of the series. Sure this book can be read as a standalone, but I personally prefer getting to know the characters from book one. Declan seems to be the rowdy of the bunch; the player and the cheerful one. But as the story goes by, his character sort of blurs to this man that not sure of himself and that's kind of.. Well, I just need a background story and I think I'll change my mind about
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Isha Coleman
Aug 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: first-reads
Protecting the Girl Next Door (The Protectors) by Samantha Chase and Noelle Adams
A true original. In a twist of pure genius, Chase and Adams scored success with a not often used scenario. They took a man of action out of his element. Declan is the man with the plan and the strength to back it up. He thinks with his head and has become well-versedatignoring his heart. When an assignment puts the big bad Marine in front of a class full of first graders, the man with the plan realizes he needs a
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Angela Reed
Aug 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Protecting the Girl Next Door (The Protectors #3) by Samantha Chase and Noelle Adams

Wow! I am telling you Samantha Chase and Noelle Adams are a powerhouse. I just love reading books they collaborate on together. They are a great team. Samantha Chase and Noelle Adams have all the elements that make a great author and writing team. Together they have written a sweet and romantic story. Samantha and Noelle have a way of grabbing the heart of their reader from the first page.

In Protecting the Girl
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Meghan
May 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
He gets a star

Absolutely adorable.

Declan has been in the previous books as a tough guy and jokester, but in his story we see there is a lot more to him then it seems...and I love it! Kristen is a fantastic teacher and Mom who has been hit hard by the loss of her husband. The strength and character that both of them show made them a very enjoyable and relatable couple. For me though...Lily was the star of the show! She was so precocious and I loved her being an old soul. Her insights into many
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Maria
Jan 10, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: books-i-own, 2017
You can find my review as well to https://velvetmorning14.wordpress.com/

Sweet and romantic as the previous book of the series

The series follow a group of friends an ex military guys in the lives back at home and in the unexpected events of finding the true love!

Book 3 is about Declan and Kristin story. Declan goes as undercover as a Substitute Teacher in the first class of school in order to protect the child of one of his clients and he met Kristin which happens to be a real teacher at the
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Tina Todd shobe
Aug 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Poor Declan has to go under cover to provide protection for a 1st grader. Another classmate, Lily, let her mom, Kristan, another teacher know what a lousy teacher Declan is. I absolutely love Lily. She is one adorable, smart as a whip little girl.

Kristan checks up on Declan and their relationship takes off from there. They are too cute. A true example of opposites attrack. Declan goes from never wanting a relationship to doing everything to convince Kristan that he can be a family man.

This is a
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Michelle Pruett
Aug 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed the storyline of this book in The Protectors series. I really enjoyed the chemistry between Declan and Kristin . I love how Declan went from a hard man to a softy as a teacher,as a father figure,and as a family man.
Another home run from Samantha Chase and Noelle Adams. You are easily pulled into this series and are thoroughly entertained from the first page to the last.
Nothing Like A Good Book!!!! wood
JUST FINISHED IT....IT WAS GREAT!!!!
Jen | Jen Talks Audiobooks
This was just ok. I think because it was so quick, things didn't really have time to develop. But it had good characters and lots of funny moments.

Maxine Mitchell and Joe Arden really pulled this off well. Excellent audiobook performances.
Dana Tillack
Oct 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed the storyline of this book. Watching Declan go from the hard almost angry man to a sweet family man. I loved the way Declan interacted with the students in his class and I really enjoyed the humorous connection that Declan and Kristin had.
Sandy S
Aug 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
3.75 stars--

ABOUT THE BOOK : Re-release date August 30, 2017

Protecting the Girl Next Door was originally published as Forever Bound. It has since been expanded, revised, and re-edited.

I like women, and I like adventure. I always have. The last thing I want to do is settle down with the girl next door and live a boring, domestic life. So I have no idea what I'm doing here, posing as a first-grade teacher.

It's the most ridiculous undercover security job I've ever had to work. Corralling a bunch of
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Debbie Hanson
Aug 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: author-review
Protecting The Girl Next Door
Protector Series # 3
Samantha Chase, Noelle Adams
stars.

Samantha and Noelle have an uncanny way of writing, together they write great stories that you think would be a singular author. They are steamy, yet beautiful and a storyline very well written. Protecting the Girl Next Door is the story in the revamped Protectors series. These 4 ex marines are dropping like flies, finding their forever is not only a shock to themselves but their very tight knit group. Each has
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Jennifer
Aug 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017
This review was originally posted to Jen in Bookland

Protecting the Girl Next Door was a great read. I enjoyed the original story, but it has been long enough that I don't remember the details so it was like reading it again for the first time. Kristin and Declan were really cute together.

Declan is a big, tough ex Marine who is tasked with protecting a first grader. She is fine outside of school, but her father needs someone to watch her while she is there. So Declan has to pretend to be a
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Donna Smith
Aug 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is the third book in the series but it can be read as a stand alone. And honestly it's my favorite of the series so far. It made me laugh out loud and swoon a time or two.
Four Marines come home from serving to live their lives but have a difficult time getting back to it. They agree to start their own business of protecting people. And they are really good at it. This story is about Declan. And Declan is thrown into a situation that he's totally not comfortable with. He's assigned to a six
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Kay Pflueger
Aug 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Protecting the Girl Next Door is the third book in the Protectors series by Samantha Chase and Noelle Adams. The “protectors” are a group of 4 Marine buddies who have rejoined civilian life and have created a security company. Hanging over their heads is the death of their 5th friend, Gavin, who they each feel they had a part in causing.

A case has come their way which involves protecting a young 6 yr old girl and Declan draws the short straw. His assignment involves substituting as the class
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Amy
Aug 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is my favorite so far of The Protectors series. I absolutely loved Declan! I thought this was such a heartwarming, emotional read. Declan, who never felt he was the type to marry or settle down and have children, is on an assignment to protect a six year old girl during the day. To do so, he is a substitute teacher in her first grade class. Even though this is a book, I could clearly see this whole story in my mind. To watch his transformation from a player of sorts, alpha Marine to a man ...more
Lynn Lim
Aug 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Protecting the Girl Next Door is the new and revised book, Forever Bound, originally released several years ago, but the authors Samantha Chase and Noelle Adams decided to revise and re-release each of the books in this wonderful series.
LOVE, LOVE, LOVING this series!!!!! I LOVE watching a man determined NOT to fall, fall!!!!! Declan is determined not to settle down for a very long time, if ever. So, for now, he will do his job, and protect his clients for the company he and his buddies formed.
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Jennifer Pierson
Aug 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Declan has always been attracted to the girl next door type of woman, but when they didn't give him what he wanted, he would break up with them. Especially since he has no desire to ever settle down, and that's what they always wanted. Years later, he's out of the Marines, and his attitude about women hasn't changed. Starting up the security company with his buddies currently has him undercover as a first grade teacher, and he's not happy with this ridiculous assignment. While just about ...more
Keanna (KeyReadThat)
So I don't know which one is my favorite, because doggone it Declan I think may be my favorite. GAWWWW!

Declan is the playboy out of the group and the bet that he made at the end of the book...just read it! Declan is adamant in changing the case that the guys have assigned him, because Levi and Seb are occupied, so it's left up to him. Declan and kids don't get along and getting assigned to be a bodyguard for six-year-old whose parents are in a custody battle. Little does Declan know a class of
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Millie
Aug 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I received a ARC of Protecting The Girl Next Door - Book 3 of the Protectors Series by Samantha Chase & Noelle Adams from the author. Declan Curtis is so far out of his comfort zone as "substitute" teacher to a group of first graders that it like trying to fit a square peg into a round hole. What he is really there to do is guard a six year old girl that need guarding from her very unstable mother who lost custody of her. Lily Andrews is an old soul in a very small body and is constantly ...more
Heather
Aug 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Although Sebastian is my favorite hero of the Protector series, Declan comes in at a close second! We meet Declan and Kristin in this third book, Protecting the Girl Next Door. Declan has been assigned to protect a little first grade girl who is in danger of being kidnapped by her birth mother. In order to protect Jessileigh, Declan must become the First Grade teacher. To say this was a stretch for him and his comfort zone is an understatement.

Kristen is not only a teacher at the same school but
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Kimhe Rockchicks
Aug 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I have been waiting for Declan to be knocked in the love department and he is certainly knocked for six and then some. Always the player and not believing in the one or the HEA he really doesn't know what hits him when he meets Kristen the fourth grade teacher at a Private School he is working undercover at as a First Grade Teacher ... yep you read right... Declan is a first grade teacher well trying to be an as Lily, Kristen's daughter is in his class and wants to be taught but ends up playing ...more
Mary Aguilera
Sep 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
With every book I think it’s bound to be my favorite in this series and from page one I really identified with Declan. There is nothing worse than feeling like a fish out of water. He’s undercover as a school teacher, a job that he has no experience in and it doesn’t take long until one of his student’s mother, who also teaches there, starts taking an interest in what it is he’s teaching the children.

I knew from the moment Kristin starting questioning his teaching ability that this was going to
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Kari Hansen
Aug 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Declan is an ex-Marine who has opened a security company with three of the men he served with. Declan’s next assignment is being a substitute teacher for a grade one class as one of the students is in danger of being abducted by her mother. This assignment is so far out of his comfort zone and it doesn’t help that one of his students, Lily, is less than impressed with his teaching skills.

Kristen is 28 and she has been raising her daughter on her own since the death of her husband. When her
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Patty Montoro
Aug 30, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Declan is very much out of his comfort zone. He is protecting a student and posing as a teacher. Kristin is a teacher and has adorable little girl Lily. I feel for Declan he is trying his best at being a teacher. However marriage and children are not on his radar till he meets Kristin and Lily. Kristin is the girl next door and prim and proper . Declan is no strings attached guy. When she realizes Declan real line of work she is very afraid of taking a risk. She has already lost a husband. ...more
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New York Times and USA Today Bestseller/contemporary romance writer Samantha Chase released her debut novel, Jordan's Return, in November 2011. Although she waited until she was in her 40's to publish for the first time, writing has been a lifelong passion. Her motivation to take that step was her students: teaching creative writing to elementary age students all the way up through high school and ...more

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