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Under His Protection

4.43  ·  Rating details ·  47 ratings  ·  41 reviews
“A story of reckoning that walks a fine line between vengeance and obsession…..”

They killed his brother. They stole a piece of his life and got away with it.
Antonio “Parker” Denoti has dedicated his life to bringing down the man responsible, Mano Torret, the boss of one of Chicago’s most notorious crime families.
His only hope lies with Cashenna Ramsey, a beautiful young wo
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Linda Lee
Feb 22, 2020 rated it really liked it
I hadn’t heard of this author until Under His Protection was introduced in book club. It was a riveting storyline and delivered lots of twists and turns, there were moments I wanted to shake some sense into or kill a character. I really enjoyed it and the author delivered a great book.

After working in law enforcement for 20 yrs Parker is disillusioned with criminal justice and the corruption. He was unable to fulfil his mothers dying wish to put Mano Torret a ruthless, trigger happy, crime boss
Kathy Mccalmon
Mar 06, 2021 rated it really liked it
Parker was a cop until his team was killed and his witness taken. Now he was vengeance. The story has twists and turns and full of action.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Jul 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
KC Rice never disappoints and this book is no different it has everything I love to read about A Alpha male with the protector gene a kick ass woman and a need for revenge I would gladly recommend this book to anyone that loves a great read
Naughty Nightie
Mar 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Loved this one by K.C Rice once you started it was so hard to put down you just had to keep going. SO many twists, turns, thrills and suspense with some hot romance thrown in.
Parker was a cop who tossed it in and became a recluse when the safe house was found and the witness disappeared and everyone else left dead. He's thrown back in the job when his past comes back to haunt him.
Cash works in a bar to help support her life as a student until the night Mano Torret comes in the bar and likes wha
Jul 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
This was an amazing story of kidnapped absolutely identical twin sisters, one of whom had found evidence of a gangster's crimes and was supposed to be in witness protection. She escaped when the safe house burned down. Everyone thought she was dead. When the gangster finds her later, and his men find her twin, there begins a suspenseful time when no one (including the reader) really knows which twin is which. The torture of one of the twins, and injuries to the other while trying to escape, beco ...more
Jul 28, 2018 rated it it was ok
The story had a great premise but this book falls very short on so many levels. I had a hard time getting into the story because it was written in the third person. But that wasn't the only reason. I never connected with any of the characters because the emotional connections were missing. Writing in the third person puts the reader in a viewing mode rather than getting them immersed into the story. The numerous changes from present tense to past tense were also hard to follow. I found so many w ...more
Mar 10, 2021 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: 18+ Adults only
This is the 1st book I’ve ever read by K.C. Rice, but it won’t be the last! “Under His Protection” is a fantastic, well-written, romantic-suspense must read, that has a dark, intense mafia plot, with a retired cop and a set of twin sisters! ... Plus an emotional roller-coaster ride that grabbed me from the start, so that I was hooked & didn’t want to stop whenever real life got in the way! ... Even tho the beginning chapters have some dark violence, (*warning* may cause triggers for some readers ...more
Georgina Da
Apr 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This story had me roped in from the start. It was exciting, suspenseful and had me guessing throughout. Just when I thought I had the characters figured out I was surprised with something. Parker was the perfect character for this story. His connection to both his past and present kept the story alive and wanting to know more. The scenes were well thought out and I could picture everything as I read, as if I was there. The characteristics of each person were very on point to how I kept thinking ...more
Feb 23, 2021 rated it it was amazing
with 20 years of law enforcement under his belt Parker feels he would never get justice by taking down the crime boss Mano Torrent. Cashenna had been working as an accounting at a pub that she was not aware was run by Mano, until she discovered it was being used to launder money, after getting evidence she needed she thought the authorities would help only Mano has his eyes and ears everywhere. Can Parker and Cash work together to take down Mano? before he gets to them? and what happens when you ...more
Debbie Caswell
Jul 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Well this book has it all there is a surfeit of drama tragedy and suspense and we mustn't forget red hot romance.

What happens when identical twins that no one can tell apart get involved with a crime. One twin is put into protective custody and nearly dies in a fire now both she and her sister are in danger Now not only is Cashenna in hiding but her sister Breanna is been mistaken for her. Will Parker who is supposed to keep her safe be able to protect both her and her sister.

This is a suspensef
Jan 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Once I started this book I could not put it down, as I was dragged into the sick world of Mano Torret as he leads one of Chicago's major Crime Families into Crime, corruption and depravity.
Cashenna Ramsey is manipulated into Mano's web and as she try's to get away from him and have justice served, this only infuriates him more, having him act out in the cruellest and most despicable ways possible. My heart was in my throat as this story played out, with my heart being absolutely broken with the
Feb 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This one will keep your attention

Parker was a cop, his last case was sent south badly, his crew and the witness, dead bunt in the safe house. He left that life, finding a secluded place to heal his wounds, but now his past is back. Three years ago Cash became involved with the mob, she was just trying to put her degree to work off her college school debts but when she turned state's evidence things went wrong, majorly! This is definitely a page turner with mob ties, identical twins, running to s
Mar 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is my first K.C. Rice book, and in a favorite genre.

The suspense and action kept me glued to each page.

There were very intense scenes; INTENSE SCENES!!! Vivid word building and characters. I just loved Parker!

I'm enticed, and will be checking other works by this author!

I received an advanced reader copy, and this is my honest and voluntary review.
Debra  (Dragon Nanny) Phiri
Mar 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Buckle Up Buttercup! Debra @ Janise’s Jivin’ Book Blog

I enjoyed this books story. I admit to a few times have to go back and make sure of where I was. It keeps you in the thoughts of so many characters and admittedly that can be a bit confusing until you get the feel of authors storytelling. Once I was in it there was no going back till the end!

The plot was original and the characters were well written and had lots of depth (even the ‘bad’ guys)! It had high anxiety moments, a deep love and not
Merry Jelks-Emmanuel
Jul 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book is filled with suspense and intrigue. His brother was killed and he vowed he would get those involved. When a witness is placed under his protection he is sure that she is safe but when he goes to check he finds the house in flames a the witness nowhere to be found. Cashenna escapes but her twin is taken thinking that she is Cashenna. Parker races against time to find his witness only what he finds is more puzzles. Will he get to her in time before she is killed?
Jul 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Well written. Interesting edge of your seat suspense. This pulls at your heart. Twin sisters, Cashenna and Breanna. Cashenna finds out that the job she has is ties to the mob and the owner is the boss. He has taken a fancy to her. She gets info that can put him behind bars. Parker is assigned to keep her safe. Can he keep her safe of will they get to her. Read and find out what happens it is well worth it. I recommend it. I received it as an arc and voluntarily reviewed it.
Dec 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is one of the sweetest love stories I have ever read.
It had me under its spell from beginning to end. I just loved it! It reminds me that love can conquer things if given the chance.
This book had me laughing and crying and really, really hot and bothered.
I could not be happier with their HEA and how everything played out.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Brandy Ellerhorst
Jan 09, 2021 rated it really liked it
Such a great romantic suspense story. Parker, who is a detective, is after the man who killed his brother and causing havoc in the city. Cash is just trying to get through college and start her career and life when she gets sucked into Mano's chaos. Can Parker help Cash in getting justice for his brother and save her life? This story has many twists and turns that will keep you turning those pages. ...more
Brenda Moser
Feb 23, 2021 rated it really liked it
This is a well written book with a cast of strong characters and an interesting story line. The author brings a page turning romantic suspense filled with tons of action and danger and had me glued to the pages with all the twists and turns throughout. She throws in the sizzling hot romance and delivers a great read.

I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book. All opinions in this review are my own and freely given.
Aug 22, 2021 rated it really liked it
I absolutely loved the dedicaction, which gave me a greater appreciation for the cover. Great story that kept me turning pages. Wonderful characters with a bit of mystery to go along with the suspense.
Had to take a star away from the 5 star review for the editing, which was a distraction throughout the whole book. This will NOT keep me from reading more from this author. I enjoyed her creativity and imagination.
I bought the paperback copy from the author at Commited in Louisville 2021.
Penny Wright
Jul 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I love, love this book. It has intrigue, action, romance. It will leave you one the edge of your seat. An ex cop, identical twins, a sick twisted mob boss. What else can you ask for. This book made me fill like I was right there. I read the 31 chapters the first day. I didn't want to put it down. K.C. Rice has wrote another great book. ...more
Jul 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
His brother was killed by the boss of a crime family and he was going to get him. She enters his life and she agree to testify against the crime boss. He has to keep her safe but he fails and now she is missing. Follow him as he tries to find her and get her to court

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Jul 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This was a great book! It is full of suspense and twists and turns that keeps you on your toes. The book is really well written and the characters were great! It pulls you in from the start and does not let go until you're done. I loved it and would recommend it to all!!

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Katy Rose
Jul 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The suspense! The drama! The surprises! I loved this book! It was such a great story! Two twins being kidnapped and tortured! It is a little darker so if you have a problem with gray areas in the good/bad spectrum I wouldn't recommend! I couldn't put it down however! I loved that Rice was able to pull the reader into this crazy world and I could not put this story down! so worth the buy!! ...more
Katie Hansen
Aug 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved this book and was honored to have been able to receive an arc to read and review. It was such a phenomenal read and had amazing characters as well as an amazing story line. I just couldn't get enough of it and once I started reading it I couldn't put it down. I recommend that you read it. ...more
Cynthia Krietz
Feb 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Under His Protection is by far my favorite KC Rice book as of yet! This book sucker punched me right in the gut in so many different ways. It brought me to tears and the end redemption put a smile on my face. My heart broke for Cash and all that she had been through. I could picture the cover model as Parker’s character in almost everything he did. This is seriously an amazingly written story.
Marianela Aybar (Mari Loves Books Blog)
This story has so many twists and turns that it was hard to keep track. kept me glued to the screen because I just needed to know what was going on. There are events that left me with my mouth wide open while others had me blushing. It's a great story for an author that I hadn't read before. ...more
Darlene Ellerhorst
Suspense at every turn.

Parker, once a Chicago Police Officer, finds himself rebuilding his life, alone in the mountains, after a case gone wrong.

After loosing everything, Parker gets a second chance to make things right.

In this hairsplitting, suspense; you’ll find plenty of passion, regret, and revenge.
Mar 06, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Awesome read and very emotional, the interaction between Parker and Cash as they try to survive being hunting by so very bad people. The problem is that they seem to be just a step ahead of the bad guys. Can not wait to read more form this author.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Jul 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I found this such a good read where twins are mistaken for each other and for a good portion of the book you don’t know which one is which. This is a edge of you seat read and highly recommend it.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
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