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Dangerous Promise

(The Protector #1)

3.52  ·  Rating details ·  168 ratings  ·  75 reviews

A female bodyguard with enhanced abilities. A billionaire playboy committed to destroying people like her. A romance they didn’t expect…

Dive into the first book in this fantastic new series set in the near future from New York Times bestselling author Megan Hart!

Nina Bronson used to be all human -- until the experimental surgeries and internal technology that saved her

ebook, 300 pages
Published January 2nd 2018 by Swerve
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.Under the pages
Dec 07, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I found the blurb for this book intriguing.

Nina Bronson signed on to serve her country as a soldier but after she died she ended up as so much more.

I didn’t have a choice about the tech, you know. I’d signed that agreement when I went into the service, giving them the right to use my body as they saw fit in the service to my country. I thought that meant donating my organs, something like that. I had no idea it meant they could keep my corpse alive long enough to experiment on it. I didn’t k
So, okay, I did not realize this series was in fact one story told over three books, featuring the same characters, as opposed to a bunch of connected standalones with different leads. I'm kind of miffed about that to be honest. However I had planned to space these reads out a bit anyway and now I have even more reason to do so; helped by this not really ending on a cliffhanger. That being said, I'm going to be optimistic and hope we have good and satisfying reasons for dragging this out.

"You th
Mar 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I've given this an A for narration and a B+ for content at AudioGals, so that's 4.5 stars rounded up.

Megan Hart’s  The Protector  trilogy is set in the near future, in a world which has suffered a Second Cold War, massive environmental damage following an abortive attempt to colonise the moon and the near destruction of the planet’s computer infrastructure when an unknown hacker wiped out around ninety percent of the world’s servers and back-up data, deleting bank accounts, personal data and c
Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews

4.5 stars

I had a hard time at the beginning of Dangerous Promise. But, as the story progressed and I got invested in the characters, it grew on me. In fact, I can't wait to start Wicked Attraction to see how everything gets resolved.between Nina and Ewan.

Ewen started off as an egotistical sphincter (in Nina's words). He refused to allow her to protect him in the way she was accustomed to. But, Nina is just as stubborn as he is and eventually gets her way. Besides, he requested her specifically t
Jan 31, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I don’t read much sci-fi romance, but I like it occasionally, and when I read one of my fellow AAR reviewers’ take on Dangerous Promise, it sounded really intriguing.

Set in a near future (a date is not specified, but I’m guessing late 21st/early 22nd century), Dangerous Promise introduces readers to kick-ass female bodyguard Nina Bronson, one of fifteen former soldiers who were all ‘enhanced’ using newly invented nano-technology which both saved their lives and has given them greater strength an
Maria Rose
Megan Hart is best known for writing erotica and erotic romances so I already know from past experience to expect some high quality sex scenes in her writing. However Dangerous Promise goes in a whole new direction than her previous books. The first in a futuristic sci-fi romance series entitled The Protector, it’s an intense and action packed tale set in a not too distant future with an ‘enhanced’ bodyguard heroine and a billionaire hero. You won’t find a happy ending for the couple here, as th ...more
☾ Dαɴιyα ☽

Dangerous Promise is a science fiction (I think) romance set in the near future written by Megan Hart. I read it because Megan Hart wrote it — it's as simple as that. I didn't even have to read the full summary to know I would be reading it. All I needed to know was that one of my favorite authors wrote it.

Science fiction and futuristic stories don't find themselves on my reading list often, probably because authors tend to set their books in a future time that's far from something to look forwa
Mandi Schreiner
I find that Megan Hart writes such different things from book to book. I fell in love with her when she wrote Broken, Dirty etc.., and I’ve followed her work since then. When I saw her new series featuring a female bodyguard set in the future, I was definitely intrigued.

First, and I didn’t realize this, the entire series follows Nina and Ewan. I assumed book two would have a different hero and heroine, so I was expecting more to happen in this book. Dangerous Promise started very strong for me b
Under the Covers Book Blog

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

I've always been a fan of Megan Hart, as you probably have noticed if you follow this blog for any length of time.  Her stories are always interesting and to me they delve a little deeper than just a romantic connection.  Dangerous Promise is the beginning of a storyline I can't wait to know all about and a heroine
Kenya Wright
Aug 13, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 stars.
I'm a super Megan Hart fan!

I grabbed this because it was new Megan Hart. I had no idea it was even sci-fi. Thought it was more contemp rom bodyguard troupe. Which it does play with, but it's much more. I enjoyed this, but I didn't relate to the heroine like I usually do. I probably won't finish this series but will def read more Megan Hart.
I really like this author and often her stories go in places I don't see coming, punching me in the gut. So when I saw this book pop up on my library's website it was a no brainer to request it. Sadly it didn't work for me.

I liked the idea of an enhanced solider, loved that it was a woman we were reading about, but hated how/why Nina ended up enhanced. She seemed to do a great job at bodyguarding Ewan. Ewan turned me off from the start. He came off as an entitled rich guy, one who thought he de
Aug 01, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Plot: 3/5
Characterisation: 4/5
Prose: 4/5
How much I enjoyed it: 4/5

Like some readers, I didn't realise that the series is about the same couple until I finished the book. So I kept on having anxiety on when are they going reconcile as I get closer to the end. But that aside, even with the slow pace of the plot, it doesn't feel draggy and I quite enjoy the banter between the H/h.
Dec 09, 2017 marked it as lost-interest-bad-reviews-purgatory  ·  review of another edition
But why dies he have to be a manwhore though..?
Jan 03, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Having not read this particular type of romance in awhile that has elements of science fiction,I have somehow become enthralled enough to wanting to read the follow up soon.
Ang -PNR Book Lover Reviews
This was an ok read, I was as invested into the story as much as I wanted to be, I thought I would have LOVED it more. I haven't read Megan's work in a while. This one was not too long and it didn't drag on or anything, I just think that for me I wasn't connecting with the characters. Overall the writing was good and the story flowed nicely, I am looking forward to the next story.
Book Him Danno
Dec 16, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
When I started this book I knew it was part of a series and the concept sounded interesting. While it isn't unusually to find a female body guard not featured in romance and romantic suspense series this one added a little twist that had me thinking long after I finished the book.

Nina Bronson is human but while her body and mind were once human she is now part cyborg (Technological enhancements ) for lack of a better word. She signed her life away to the military without realizing the could do w
Bambi Unbridled

I've been a Megan Hart fan since the way back, loving the incredibly emotional erotic romances that she published. It seems she is branching out over the last few years and crossing genres into the realms of suspense and thrillers. With The Protector series, Megan offers a futuristic romance with an enhanced heroine and billionaire hero struggling through a contentious relationship.

Nina Bronson is a soldier that died in a futuristic war and was brought back as one of fifteen "Enhanced," stronge
Jan 13, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
i enjoyed this a lot but there was no conclusion and i am not sure if i liked how MH left it...
Sep 10, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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3 stars.

A bit disappointing. The premise was a lot more interesting than the actual book. I found the interactions between the H/h a bit underwhelming and the pace choppy. The narrator's flat narration didn't help, especially with the action scenes. I hope the next book gets better.
Kim Vanravenswaay
Dec 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
Dangerous Promise, is part one of the Protectors series. Meaning we are left with a cliff hanger. Good news is next part is only one month away.
Lauren loves llamas
I adore scifi romance, but I'm not a big fan of the "women kidnapped by aliens" genre, so it can sometimes be slim pickings.  The blurb reminded me of the Deus Ex game series, which is a personal favorite, so I was very interested.  This is, at heart, a scifi version of a "bodyguard and client" romantic suspense, and is a nice mix of action and romance.

Nina's basically the female version of your typical ex-military alpha hero, which worked surprisingly well.  I like books with strong heroines, b
‘Dangerous Promise’ is quite a unique, somewhat futuristic take on the bodyguard cyborg and the client, or at least it’s probably one that will appeal to readers who are hungry for a kickass, enhanced, ex-military female who conducts her personal life like the stereotypical no-strings military alpha hero that are dime a dozen in this genre.

Not that a role reversal is uncommon in the plethora of romance stories today, but Nina Bronson is a female protagonist unusual enough to make anyone sit up
Jan 25, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Dangerous Promise is the first book in the exciting new The Protector series by Megan Hart. An intense, futuristic romance that you won't want to miss! I normally don't like any type of futuristic type of stories, but this one isn't like any other that I've heard about. I really enjoyed this book, and I'm looking forward to the rest of the series.

The story is based in the not so distant future, but the main focus of the story is about the technology that was used on wounded soldiers that had ei
Angel Hatfield
Nina’s client was Ewan Donahue and she was determined to put distance between herself and one of the world’s eligible billionaires who was acting like it was dissatisfied about touching her. She knew how Ewan felt about the enhanced. Dealing with prejudice was party of the new life she had been given not condemned to. Nina told Ewan he was given all the specs and requirements before she had arrived. Ewan had paid double the usual acquisition in order to get her there. Nina said Ewan had hired he ...more
Susan Staudinger
Dec 28, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.25-4.5 STARS

When I read the premise for “Dangerous Promise,” the first book in author Meghan Hart’s Protector Series, I’ll admit, I was intrigued. Typically, I find that stories set in the future hold little appeal. But there was just something about this story that called to me, inciting me to take a chance. And, oh how so very glad I did!

Nina Bronson was a soldier—a soldier that had died. But thanks to an experimental surgery incorporating new technology, Nina was not only saved, but she jo
WTF Are You Reading?
This futuristic story of an ex-super soldier whose very tech puts her on borrowed time, and the billionaire that tech has made her able to protect. Is one that holds so much more for readers than its romantic trappings would lead readers to allow.

Both leading lady, Nina Bronson, and leading man, Ewan Donahue, are alphas in their own right. But Ewan's appreciation for, and attraction to, Nina's fighting prowess, speed, strength, and beauty is a refreshing twist; that one never tires of.
Said appre
S. T.
Jan 11, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was generously given an ARC for an honest review. This is an exciting start to a trilogy. Nina is an "enhanced being".....think bionics with a super computer chip implanted in the brain. This book was a bit different, in that the female character is the in the position of strength and is somewhat emotionless, due to her enhancements. The male character is still a strong character and has some issues because of his role in the development of these enhancements. Also he has to come to terms with ...more
Apr 23, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

It surely got an intriguing plot and there is no doubt of how excellent Megan Hart is as a writer and with that, I can’t help but expect it to be good especially knowing that it is something different from her. And sure enough, this turned out to be a decent one. Ewan and Nina are strong characters whom both have interesting stories to tell. Told in Ewan and Nina’s POVs, it shows how both have strength and power in their own way. I like the interaction between these characters and the
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Megan Hart has written in almost every genre of romantic fiction, including historical, contemporary, romantic suspense, romantic comedy, futuristic, fantasy and perhaps most notably, erotic. She also writes non-erotic fantasy and science fiction, as well as continuing to occasionally dabble in horror.

--from the author's website

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