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Hers to Protect

(Shores of Indian Lake #11)

4.44  ·  Rating details ·  18 ratings  ·  16 reviews
She’s sworn to protect…

But does that include a speeding celebrity?

Violet Hawks is a by-the-books police officer—so when she catches a man speeding, she arrests him. Only, the man is famous race car driver Josh Stevens. To make amends, Josh launches a charm campaign, and it works on the small town…and on Violet. But when Josh is connected to an investigation, Violet begins
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Published May 1st 2019 by Harlequin Heartwarming
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Carrie Schmidt (Reading is My SuperPower)
I love visiting the shores of Indian Lake through Catherine Lanigan’s long-running series! But don’t worry if you haven’t read all the books (or even one) – they all work well as stand alones, including the newest installment Hers to Protect.

Violet and Josh have a unique meet-cute… I mean it’s not every romance that begins when the heroine (a rookie police officer) arrests the hero (a famous race car driver) for driving over 200 mph and resisting arrest. This creates an instant tension between t
Karen (BaronessBookTrove)
I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy from the Prism Book Tours. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. A small-town cop and a celebrity racecar driver who…fall in love?
Hers to Protect by Catherine Lanigan is a mesmerizing and captivating novel. I devoured it as it was that good. Josh Stevens and Violet Hawks are a cute couple, and it was lovely watching them fall in love with not knowing it.
Violet Hawks
Violet Hawks is the youngest of five siblings, a
Suzie Waltner
May 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
Indian Lake is a peaceful town where the community looks out for each other. So when the drug trade returns, the police force is determined to end it for good, including rookie officer Violet Hawks.

Violet is a tough cookie when it comes to the job, which race car driver Josh Stevens discovers the hard way—when she arrests him. Yet this by-the-book, tough-as-nails cop also has a softer (and girlie) side when she’s off duty.

Catherine Lanigan once again gives readers a story to delve into and get l
May 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Hers to Protect is the eleventh installment from Catherine Lanigan’s series, Shores of Indian Lake. I thought this story was great. Violet and Josh were such total opposites, making their chemistry fun and delightful. The mystery and suspense to the plot, also, makes for good reading.

I give Hers to Protect a well deserved five plus stars. I hope to catch up on the Shores of Indian Lake in the near future to find out what has happened prior to this one. I recommend this one for readers who enjoy
Hallie Szott
Return to Indian Lake with this eleventh heartwarming story, Hers to Protect. (But don’t worry if you haven’t read them all yet—I haven’t, and I still enjoyed this story plenty.)

Rookie ILPD cop Violet Hawks dreams of leaving her small-town for some big-city action. Yet, when drug-trade rumors lead to her arrest of race car driver Josh Stevens, it just might be time for her perspective to change. Circumstances brings Violet and Josh together again and again, and though instantly likeable as a cou
Erica Welch
May 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
In Hers to Protect, we’re following Indian Lake rookie cop Violet Hawkins in her quest to become a detective. Up to this point, she’s done little more than hand out the occasional parking ticket, but she knows she has the instincts and skills to be a Grade A detective. She’s secured her first “real” assignment-a stakeout. She’s tasked with finding a suspect in a drug trafficking gang. Instead, she pulls over famous race car driver Josh Stevens.

Josh Stevens is week’s away from an important race w
May 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is the second book that I have read in the Shores of Indian Lake series. I will say that you definitely do not need to read the other books in the series to appreciate this title. The story, while it alludes to the other couples that have come together in this town, really focuses on the current couple and their path to making things work out, if meant to be. Characters continue to weave their way throughout all of these stories for familiarity, but it is not essential to know their entire ...more
Apr 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
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Although HERS TO PROTECT is classified as heartwarming, it also has some light suspense elements which are a cherry on top of a slow-building, delicious romance. Violet is a young officer on the police force who has recently been given a big case- she is to take down a big drug dealer who has been rather elusive thus far. She knows he has a fast sports car, and though she is on a stake-out, when she sees one speeding past at over 200 mph, she pulls it over. It turns out to be Josh Stevens, a rac ...more
Lynn Brooks
May 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
4 1/2 STARS!

Sweet romance with a hint of intrigue! With a return trip to the Shores of Indian Lake series by Catherine Lanigan, we are always sure to find ourselves enmeshed into the heart of the small town culture very quickly. The supporting characters are always familiar with much loved updates on some of our favorites being weaved into the current story, and each new edition brings us a new couple to fall in love with. Violet & Josh were very easy to connect with. She is eager to do her job,
Darlene Fredette
Oct 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The author has done another outstanding job with Shores of Indian Lake book eleven, which captured my attention from the beginning pages. I thoroughly enjoyed Violet and Josh’s story. Their animosity to friendship to falling in love was endearing. You can feel their instant connection. The dialogue was filled with emotion and wit. I love a story with a good slice of humour and this book not only had the fun, but suspense and action added to the entertaining plot. The visual is what makes this bo ...more
May 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
Hers To Protect was truly a heartwarming story of two souls that needed to find that special someone to love as both were carrying hurts from childhood and trying to excel in their current job positions. They both were using their jobs to fulfill the emptiness inside of them that their jobs could not.

Violet, a police officer, and Josh a famous race car driver have a very memorable first meeting that had me smiling. I was definitely on Violet’s side as she pulls Josh over for speeding and felt ra
Toth Jo-Ann
May 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
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I've read 4 of Catherine's stories before this one. This one is a favourite. For its about loyaties. I really liked Violet Hawks. She was a rookie cop put into a position that was very difficult. The hero in the story Josh Stevens had known untainable loss at a young age. He never forgot. In this story you get to see them both grow at away that is so important. Josh is so fascinating for he is discovering so many things. I love the way Catherine wrote this story. Its a story of discovery and a s ...more
Rachel DeVaughn
May 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed reading this book about Violet and her determination to be a good police officer and contribute to the team. I haven't read any other books by this author or the "Shores of Indian Lake" series, but I felt like this could be read as a stand alone book. I enjoyed the small town feel of the characters and setting. I liked seeing the change that race car driver Josh made during this story with his priorities about career and family. Josh and Violet were great main characters and I r ...more
May 15, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Hers to Protect was a really good story. This was the first book that I have read by this author, and now I look forward to reading more of her books in the future!

Although this story is the eleventh in a series, I had no trouble stepping in and enjoying the setting and the characters.

At first, I wasn’t sure if I would like Josh Stevens very much. He seemed very cocky toward the beginning of the book, as he reacted to being arrested by the heroine of the story, Violet Hawks. However, I quickly b
May 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I received this book as a promotion and really enjoyed it. The author sets up a very unlikely romance between a rookie policewoman and a speeding racer driver and puts in a lot of twists and turns along the way. The story doesn't shy away from the dark aspects of small town life, such as crime and drug-dealing, and it will keep you guessing whether true love can really win in the end. Another enjoyable trip to Indian Lake. ...more
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Catherine Lanigan is the bestselling author of over thirty published titles in both fiction and non-fiction, including the novelizations of Romancing the Stone and The Jewel of the Nile, as well as over half a dozen anthologies, including “Chicken Soup for the Soul: Living your Dream”, “Chicken Soup for the Writer’s Soul”, “Chocolate for a Woman’s Heart”, Chocolate for a Woman’s Spirit”. Ms. Lanig ...more

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