A passion to live for—and to die for—in the RITA-winning series from New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Elisabeth Naughton.
Up-and-coming designer Kelsey McClane is on the cusp of success. Recently divorced, she should be enjoying her newfound freedom and glamorous future. Instead, she’s living in fear of the past. When she returns home to Portland on a press...more
Gawd! The MCs are killing me!! The h gives me whiplash with her neediness, insecurity, then all hot and bothered, then all "hold me", "fuck me" then all bitchy and ball busting. Dislike her intensely. The way she grilled the guy for one of his hookups coming around to his place while she was trying to get some action.
Not to let the H off the hook. He's a piece of work too. I get that he doesn't DO relationships, yada yada. He does flings and hookups. And he called his latest sex bimbo ...more
Kelsey McClane is a young fashion designer who is just now finding success with a fantastic showing at New York's Fashion Week. She has also finally divorced her mentally abusive husband and sworn off all men. Said nasty ...more
There’s a hu ...more
Absolutely charming male protagonist... it's always a proof of real love to sleep around with OWs while having feelings for another one 🙄
Even better to do nothing while suspecting another man of abusing your love!
Sooo cute how he broke off his long fuck-buddies arrangement with OW after he kissed the heroine.
Too romantic for silly ol' me.
I still like them manly, loyal and decent.
Coward is not my kind of a hero.
Kelsey McClane should be enjoying her success as a fashion designer who recently made waves in New York Fashion Week. Instead, she's cowering and hiding after almost dying in a triggered explosion. Death threats , malicious texts, exploding bombs, hidden cameras, candid stalker photos endangered Kelsey's every move , and she had no clue who was behind all these.
Hunter O'Donnell was hired by the McClanes to keepkeep an eye on Kelsey after her divorce with the snake Julian Benedict . H ...more
ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date March 20, 2018
Up-and-coming designer Kelsey McClane is on the cusp of success. Recently divorced, she should be enjoying her newfound freedom and glamorous future. Instead, she’s living in fear of the past. When she returns home to Portland on a press tour, danger creeps closer than ever. As threatening messages from her bitter ex-husband leave her vulnerable, a new man in her life makes her feel protected.
Former Army Ranger turned security professional ...more
This is an action-packed romantic suspense with amazing characters, an outstanding plot, nail-biting suspenseful scenes. I became engaged from the first page and remained so until the end. Ms. Naughton certainly knows how to write thrillers!
Kelsey McClane's character i ...more
This is the third in the series - and whilst it is an excellent story in its own right, I think you would benefit from knowing the family background and the roles these characters have played before.
Ms Naughton has created another mystery for us and cleverly wrapped it around a romance. Her interest lies clearly in the issues of identity and the implications of not knowing who you are. Here we have Kelsey, adopted out o ...more
A super fantastic mystery with great suspense and a difficult who done it component! Kelsey is awesome and I love this series! I really like how all the adults were adopted as teens from.difficult backgrounds and their adoptive parents and siblings have melded into a functional crazy tolerant family. I really appreciate the depth of compassion and understanding Ethan brings to his childrens lives and challenges without pity or even empathy. Just a loving knowledge of what is going on and ...more
This is an exciting read about the hunt for the bomber and possible stalker who is hunting a fashion designer. And if that isn’t enough, it is also a story about domestic abuse, adoption, and the impact childhood grief can have on life.
It’s a very busy book. With so much going on, it is the character and relationship development that gets lost. By the end of the book, I knew a whole lot about Kelsey and her personal security gua ...more
Even if this is your first look at this series, you are going to be very happy with Hunter and Kelsey. So much action and tension throughout the story. Loved it all!
We have met Kelsey McClane in the previous two books. She is baby sister to her adopted brothers. Well protected by said brothers but still rebellious and doing her own thing. Her choices have led her to some bad situations. This book has her brother's best friend, Hunter, assigned as her body guard. Secretly both of them ...more
M/F Thriller Romance
Triggers: Domestic Violence, Stalking, Attempted Murder, Murder
I was given this book for an honest review by Wicked Reads.
I have not read any of the previous books in this series but never thought that I was missing any information when it came to this story.
Kelsey is a thriving success. She has great designs and is just getting her feet back under herself after a tough divorce. Kelsey's past is somewhat harsh and you ...more
This was the first book I've had a chance to read in Ms. Naughton's Deadly Secrets series so it certainly stands fine on its own. After meeting Kelsey's brothers however, I fully intend to go back and catch up on the first two.
Talk about a wild ride. This story starts off with a bang ( ...more
This story starts off with a bang moves right into romance and sex. Hunter is a very likable character while Kelsey readers will yell do not go there many times throughout the story.
Elisabeth Naughton is able to find a good blend of action to romance giving readers a balanced story even with its unbelievable moments.
From the first page to the last romantic suspense readers will not be disappointed with Pro ...more
Nothing is particularly easy about Kelsey McClane. She’s one of four adopted siblings who, like the rest of the world, is making her way in life through hard work, trial and error. Added to her complexity, though, are remnants of the fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) she was born with that rear their head when the tension is high and her attention is skewed. Despite years of therap ...more
Kelsey McClane is determined to put her divorce behind her and concentrate on her career as a fashion designer. However, someone is determined to have Kelsey looking over her shoulder at every turn when she starts receiving threatening messages. Luckily, she has former Army Ranger Hunter O'Donnell on her side, but will he be enough to keep her safe, especially when the madman after Kelsey knows how to cover his tracks. Will Hunter be able to keep Kelsey safe, or will the pair lose their shot at ...more
Hunt and Kelsey's story was an amazing ride! I was sucked into this book from page 1 as Ms. Naughton hit the gas pedal and didn't look back! Kelsey has a heartbreaking vulnerability as she is just finally escaping a horrible, abusive marriage, but watching her regain her strength with Hunt as she faced the unknown threat stalking her was a wonderful journey.
Kelsey has always been a little shy, but when the McClanes adopted her she found a loving environment with several big brothers who ...more
Right away you are immediately yanked into Kelsey's world and you connect with her; feeling the ebbs and flows of the emotions that run through her during the course of all the events. He ex-husband, (a real peach of guy - by the w ...more
Kelsey McClane is recently divorced, making her a living as a fashion designer. Now that she is away from her emotionally and sometimes physically abusive ex, she is hoping to make a be ...more
However, it isn't just her ex that has her in the crosshairs. A bomb b ...more
“Congratulations. The papers were signed by the judge last night. You’re a free woman.”
Elisabeth Naughton begins her new book, Protected, with those intriguing words, and I am, instantly, hooked
Elisabeth Naughton is a romantic suspense author who knows how to please readers in this popular genre. This novel’s plot revolves around the lives of Kelsey McClane and Hunter O’Donnell. Kelsey is an “up-and-coming” fashion design ...more
Naughton has a knack for creating a hot and sexy leading man with a number of endearing qualities. Hunter is no exception. Who doesn’t love a ruggedly handsome ex-military man that is totally ripped but is also compassionate and caring? I fell in love with Hunter fairly quickly as he stepped into his role of Protector. From the moment I started Protected, I was totally captivated. As with all the Deadly Secrets Novels, Protected picks back up with the McClane family, in part ...more
An unexpected and explosive beginning (pun intended) held my attention right from the beginning of the first chapter until the end. Protected is the third book in the Deadly Secrets series and a standalone novel.
Narked, newly divorced Kelsey McClane isn't happy her loving but controlling brothers have arranged a security detail for her after her ex-husband has repeatedly threatened her. Riding on her success as a new designer after her début at the New York fashion week, she's back in P ...more
Though primarily known for her romant ...more