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Order of Protection

(Courting Justice #1)

4.13  ·  Rating details ·  1,521 ratings  ·  245 reviews
A sexy and suspenseful new contemporary romance from New York Times bestselling author Lexi Blake where love and law entwine for a conviction of the heart.

To high-end defense attorney Henry Garrison, Win Hughes is a woman he met during one of the most trying times of his life. She's soft and warm, and he finds solace in their brief relationship. But Win has a secret. She's
Kindle Edition, 336 pages
Published June 5th 2018 by Berkley
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Astrid - The Bookish Sweet Tooth
May 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc

Lexi Blake has the ability of drawing you right into the story and you just can't put the book down until you know the what, hows and whys. It's what makes her an outstanding storyteller in the Romantic Suspense genre. Order of Protection is the first installment in her brand new Courting Justice series and has ties loose to her Masters and Mercenaries and Lawless series.

In the first book we meet Henry, also known as the Monster of Manhattan, a ruthless lawyer who doesn't care if his clients are
Lana ❇✾DG Romance❇✾
Win had done that for him, too. Win had done all those things, and just like the fucking alcohol, she’d turned out to be one more addiction he couldn’t afford.

You know what I truly love about this author? Her ability to create new characters while also tying in all previous favorites. If you've read her Masters & Mercenaries series as well as her Lawless trilogy, then you're in for a treat with the cameos that will appear in her brand new Courting Justice series.

In Order of Pr
The Sassy Bookworm
May 04, 2018 rated it it was ok

I've been hooked on Lexi Blake since I picked up my first M&M book of hers. But her latest books just haven't been doing it for me (except Remi's). Yet I continue to read every new one she puts out in hopes that I can recapture the love I felt when I first started reading her. Unfortunately, this book was a whole heaping of hot mess.

There were things that were so far-fetched (AKA the ending. Which made ZERO sense IMO)...(view spoiler)
Terrie's Just Another Book B*tch


They both needed

"A distraction and some kindness"

What was meant to be a brief encounter to give them some time to breathe, to quench a thirst they were both desperate for ...became so much more.

"Stay with me. That was what he was saying. It was more intimate than sex. It was comfort he was asking for, and the sweetness of it pierced through her."

This book has everything! Dirty talking older man struggling to rebuild
My Rating: 3.5 Stars

Two people paying the price for the mess they have made of their lives find healing, love and redemption in Lexi Blake’s ORDER OF PROTECTION.

Henry was a shark, an attorney who went for the jugular until his wife shredded his reputation, his life and the fiefdom he thought he couldn’t lose. Win is the little rich girl who hides her brains and her true self to please her “friends,” her public and the reality show she starred on. She also hides her true identity from Henry. Now
Geri Reads
Jul 03, 2018 rated it liked it
Liked it but didn't love it. While this book is a bit forgettable, the series as a whole looked promising. I'm looking forward to reading more of it.

Berkley provided the ARC
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What a great story, I enjoyed reading Order of Protection!The first book in a new series from Lexi Blake!It was a long time since I read a book from Lexi Blake and I missed her writing!I loved the beginning in this one and the characters are interesting!

Henry and Win stole my heart!!Win is strong and Henry is sexy. I like how they met, they have a great chemistry!They are passionate,hot and sensual together

I'm looking forward to the next book in the series!Order of Protection isn't a sim
Mindy Lou's Book Review
Jun 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018
For my first read of Lexi Blake this definitely wet my appetite for this authors story telling. What I liked about it was that it drew me in from the start. She grabbed my attention and had me wanting to find out where she was taking us with these characters. There is a mix of likable, unlikable and some mysterious characters that kept things moving in the story.

Win, the female lead was one of those likable characters. She did make some bad choices that put her in a bad place and the story begi
Mar 31, 2018 rated it did not like it
ARC received for review


It hurts to say this cause I love Ms. Blake's Masters and Mercenaries series.

I'm bored and don't care about any of these characters.
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Order of Protection by Lexi Blake
(Courting Justice #1)
Publisher: Berkley Books
Release Date: June 5, 2018
Rating: 4 Stars

I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with an advance copy of Order of Protection for an honest review.

Order of Protection is another steamy hit!!! The chemistry and suspense is great. I enjoyed that we get the Lawless and Taggart men mentioned in this book. Noah also plays a key part! I am looking forward to more from this new series!

Henry is packing up his grand
Nadine Bookaholic
Win and Henry are each trying to overcome the damage they have done to their lives and they find solace in one another, but then something goes terribly wrong and Win is arrested for the murder of her best friend. As if that isn't bad enough, the secret that Win has been keeping from Henry comes out and wow does he take it bad....and that's putting it mildly.

You can read my full review along with an excerpt here: https://nadineisobsessedwithbooks.blo...
Kelsie Maxwell
May 18, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: ftr-read
This is my first Lexi Blake novel and it started a little slowly for me. The pace did pick up and there were even nice plot twists. The relationship between Win and Henry was nicely developed. All in all it was a nice, easy, enjoyable read.

I was chosen to read an advance copy of this book as part of Penguin's First to Read program. However, the opinions expressed in this review are 100% mine and mine alone.
Nadine Bookaholic
Jun 09, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
If you have read any of Lexi Blake's books you know you're in for a treat, not only does she give you likable characters with a great story line and the sexy times really can melt your kindle, she gives you great secondary characters that keeps you interested in wanting more and more from the series. Well, that is exactly what she has done with her new series Courting Justice, with this first book Order of Protection.

Win and Henry are each trying to overcome the damage they have done to their l
“I don’t want to let you go.”

I was SO DAMN EXCITED to dive into ORDER OF PROTECTION by Lexi Blake! It’s a first in a brand spankin’ new series aptly titled ‘Courting Justice’. I LOVE this because she is giving her die-hard fans some familiar faces, and she is giving the newbies a great starting off point to her brand of talent! Sexy, suspenseful, emotional, and ridiculously entertaining and witty, ORDER OF PROTECTION had me at “hello” so to speak. I adored all the characters, old AND new, an
Simply Love Book Reviews
Jun 04, 2018 rated it really liked it

Order of Protection is not my favorite Lexi Blake book. It is well written, with an intriguing plot and well drawn characters, but it lacks the charm and humor of the author's Bliss and Masters and Mercenaries series. Maybe it just lacks Ian Taggart!

Taylor Winston-Hughes, famous as the heiress to a fortune and a reality tv show, is trying to leave that life behind-along with the anorexia that nearly claimed her life. So when she meets well known attorney Henry Garrison in his family's house on t
Angie Elle
Jun 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
ARC from the publisher

Lexi Blake is an author that’s been on my radar for a while now, and I knew the second I saw the stunning cover of this book where I’d be starting. Order of Protection kicks off the Courting Justice series about three men who partner up and start a law firm. Unlikely allies as they may seem, each bring something different to the table. In this installment, we get Henry Garrison’s story. Henry is a recovering alcoholic who, six months sober, finds staying that way a constant
Jun 14, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: books-i-own
I love a good murder mystery mixed with a good romance, so I couldn't wait to pick this up when I read the synopsis. I also really enjoyed Lexi Blake's Lawless series, so I had high hopes going into this one!

When attorney Henry Garrison and Win Hughes meet, there's instant chemistry that they both are determined to fight. Especially since Win is actually Taylor Winston-Hughes, an orphaned rich girl with not the best reputation. But the two spend an unforgettable two weeks together and go their
May 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Order of Protection is the first book in author Lexi Blake's new Courting Justice series. This story begins with high-end defense attorney Henry Garrison at his childhood home in Chappaquiddick packing up personal possessions so the house can be sold. His life is a mess, financially and personally, after a very messy divorce from his Hollywood star wife. His drinking hasn't helped any. Rehab over Henry needs to get his life back together. He meets a beautiful lady who is jogging on the beach pas ...more
ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review


Lexi Blake has done it again with her latest release, Order of Protection as she treats readers to a sexy blend of suspense, mystery, secrets, lies, deceit, and passion. With her sophisticated writing, she lures readers to be spellbound with her characters as showcases the strong connection and need they have for each other. With the strong chemistry of Win and Henry, Blake has readers like myself engrossed with the story as we discover
Catherine (The Sassy Bookster)
The first few pages of this story almost made me put the book aside because I thought it was going to be some snooze-fest about people with too much money and out of control actors acting out, but surprisingly it was not. It was more about two people who had hit rock bottom after rising so high and were trying to find their feet after the fall. When you combine that with decades-old secrets and murder, what you get is a really enjoyable story with lots of surprising twists and turns. Once I got ...more
Nerdy Dirty & Flirty
Jun 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Once again Lexi Blake gave me utter perfection with Order of Protection. This book sucked me in so fast and before I knew it I was hooked and not wanting anyone or anything to interrupt my reading.

Henry Garrison was a well known attorney who's recent divorce and other indiscretions have left him needing to work his way back to the top. And also left him determined to avoid another relationship. Meeting Win Hughes was unexpected, passionate and over too soon. He was trying to move on with his li
Rachel K
Jun 09, 2018 rated it liked it
Lexi Blake has been more miss than hit for me but this one surprised me. I loved Win. I also loved how the story played out and the drama of finding out who really did it (while it doesn’t take a genius to figure it out, I still enjoyed the journey). I even liked that the hero’s ex-wife was more of a complex character rather than a straight out bitch which was a nice change.
What I didn’t like was the hero and his judgmental arse! And it took him way too long to come to his senses over something
Jul 15, 2022 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 rounded up to a 4
May 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2018
Action-packed romance filled with twists that made this book unputdownable! Full review to come.
WHEW! This book was AMAZING! I was quickly immersed in Taylor and Henry's story! I couldn't put this book down and devoured it as quickly as possible! I loved getting lost in Lexi's world. This book had everything! Suspense, mystery, romance, murder .... and it sucked it's teeth into me and wouldn't let go until the very end! Taylor hasn't had it easy from the very beginning. There was a tragic los
Janine - The World Was Hers for the Reading
Just coming off of a rotten divorce, high end defense attorney Henry Garrison is spending a few weeks at his childhood beach home in Martha’s Vineyard. He’s packing up in order to sell off the property to help fund his law practice that’s been dragged through the mud, along with his name, by his ex-wife. Seeking an escape from the bottle of scotch tempting him, Henry instead rescues a young woman he finds to be beautiful, genuine and innocent from the storm about to ravage the beach.

Win Hughes i
Jun 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
I’m a huge fan of Lexi Blake’s romantic suspense stories/series, so the fact that she just released book one in a new series has me all kinds of excited. In Order of Protection, Blake introduces readers to a world ‘where love and law’ not only coexist but also direct characters’ words and deeds, in both positive and negative ways.

Henry Garrison and Win Hughes shared a brief fling at a time where they both desperately needed to connect with someone, and for two blissful weeks, they gave into the
Jun 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
Meet the Monster of Manhattan. Henry is the type of lawyer that is ruthless, cutthroat, and doesn’t really have a conscience where his client’s guilt or innocence is concerned. That ‘no holds bar’ behavior is what has driven Henry to the top of his game. With a very public image and a marriage to an actress, Henry knows a thing or two about living under a spotlight. After a widely publicized divorce, Henry wants nothing more than to shrink from the scrutiny of the public eye. Then Win stumbles i ...more
Jesey ~ Schmexy GIrl~
May 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Put aside a few hours for this one…you will NOT be able to put it down! Order of Protection by Lexi Blake is full of lust, lies, deceit, thrill and mystery and so much more. Win and Henry will steal your heart and their story will keep you full of angst and on the edge of your seat. A sexy story of who-done-it and who’s who, you may think you know what is going on….but just you wait!

Win, Taylor Winston-Hughes, The Billion Dollar Miracle Baby - this woman is simply amazing. Although she is well o
Misty (Reds Romance Reviews)
After a devastating divorce and his ex-wife launching a public smear campaign, Henry Garrison's reputation in Los Angeles was left severely damaged, to the point that he can hardly land a single client. Between the divorce, losing his business, and just about everything he owns, he turns to alcohol to numb the pain, but all that managed to do is get him in more trouble. So after a stint in rehab, he decides it's time to return to what he knows, which means returning to New York again, where he w ...more
Jun 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
In Lexi Blake's Order of Protection, the first installment in the Courting Justice romantic suspense series, this novel would leave you breathless and hot and bothered. For Taylor Winston-Hughes, better known as Win to others, she led a privileged life and became a heiress. As a former reality TV star, she was tired of that life and sought refuge from a storm. And that's when she met Henry Garrison, known as the Monster of Manhattan, a defensive attorney to defended celebrities in trial. During ...more
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NY Times and USA Today bestselling author Lexi Blake lives in North Texas with her husband, three kids, and the laziest rescue dog in the world. She began writing at a young age, concentrating on plays and journalism. It wasn't until she started writing romance and urban fantasy that she found the stories of her heart. She likes to find humor in the strangest places and believes in happy endings n ...more

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