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Protect Me

(The Rossi Crime Family #1)

4.04  ·  Rating details ·  1,108 ratings  ·  157 reviews
Damon Rossi is a ruthless leader, and an even more ruthless man to my body, and heart. The moment I meet him I know he could kill me with nothing more than his hands. He controls the room, demands attention and when my brother is murdered for a debt he owes I’m forced into his protection. But that doesn’t mean he has to care about me.

Or pretend he values my life, which he
Kindle Edition, 179 pages
Published March 1st 2019 (first published February 23rd 2019)
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Oct 17, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
DNF @ 40% By now, I still don't like the spineless heroine and the bad ass Alpha, mafia Hero lasted for all of 5 pages before he melted into cliche butter around her. Plotting was boring and predictable. It isn't keeping my interest so I'm moving on.
May 20, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mafia, 2020
"Protect me" is the story of Damon and Keira. I really enjoyed reading this book.l Damon was a merciless killer but Keira got under his skin and turned him into a marshmallow. Blood, death, violence, steam, love and a happily-ever-after and you have a nice darker romance story for your pass-time!
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I am loving J.L. Becks new books. There is just something about these new books and the way she is writing that I can't seem to put these books down.

In the second book to this standalone series, we get Damon from the last book. He is not a nice guy at all. Damon is an arrogant, womanizing, jerk. He has almost no soul until Keria walks in.

Keria is in bad shape and is in need of help. She is told to go to Damon to get that help. What she doesn't realize is she might have just walked into the
Mar 26, 2019 rated it did not like it
DNF @ 20%.

The H treats the h like trash. I was disgusted with his behavior. Wished he was more like Hero from the first book.
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4 Mobby stars!

Great, Great short novel! Favorite of the series so far.

I loved Damon Rossi as the asshole quasi-mob boss owner of a strip joint in town and Keira is the virginal innocent girl whose brother was involved in shady shit to put her through school.
After her brother is killed she goes to Damon for help and protection. At first he is very againt the idea of babysitting his once friends naive and fragile little sister, but he soon developed a liking for his charge. Sparks fly as well as
Feb 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is my first book reading JL Beck co authoring. True to her style this book grabbed me from the first chapter until the end!
This book is the second in the series but can be read as a stand alone, as I didn’t read the first book.
Kiera finds herself alone in the world with only one person she’s allowed to trust Damon Rossi!
Damon Rossi is taken aback when he has to keep this Kiera alive from someone he knows.
Damon and Kiera have awesome chemistry that turns to more pretty quickly.
The story f
Bookbytch5 janet Gray
Feb 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
2 story in Broken Hero's Series, OMG Damon and Keira story was one sizzling HOT STEAMY read why did it have to end, They have insta attraction that makes chemistry off the hook from the moment they meet. Thats it cant say any more with out given spoilers, A must read, Well done Ladies you knocked it out of the park.
Mar 15, 2020 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: freebie
🎁 Books 1 & 2 in the Series are FREE on Amazon today (3/15/2020)! 🎁 ...more
Teresa Lara
Feb 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Loved Damon and keiras Forbidden intense emotional beautiful broken heart stopping love story.Ready for more,Bring on Zander
Feb 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Protect Me is a vicious whirlwind that left me numb and shocked. I wasn’t prepared for any of this intense and delightful storyline that left me battered and scarred by the end. Don’t get me wrong, this story is truly wonderful, but it will not let you get away without being touched by its danger, mystery, and passion. I held my breath the entire time just waiting for the axe to fall on my head, but instead I found more heart than I ever imagined. You never know what kindness and compassion can ...more
Misty Schott
Feb 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wow, what a ride!!!

This book was absolutely intense and exciting. Keira is shocked to find her brother dead in her apartment. There's a note waiting for her telling her that whoever did this will be back for her. Her brother did tell her if something like this ever happened to go to a man named Damon Rossi and he would protect her. Well when she finally meets Damon she can't believe her brother sent her to the devil himself. Damon has no time to offer free protection to some chick from the bad g
E Loprete
Feb 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I received this book for an honest review. What a thrilling story that will have your heart racing and on edge from beginning to end. This dark romance between Keira a young woman who is on the run to find the one man who has to protect her from her brother's murder. Damon Rossi is the devil himself and when he meets Keira his world is turn upside down as he makes good on his promise to her brother. The chemistry and passion between these two is instantaneous and he now has to protect her from h ...more
Darcy Smith
Feb 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What an outstanding story. This is the second one in the series and boy is it good. This one starts towards the end of the first one. Yes, you can read it without reading the first one but boy does it make it even better to read the first one then this one. This one has so many twists and turns and the suspense and drama that comes along with it. This has you on the edge of your seat and I just couldn't put down till I reached the end. I just had to know what happened and how it ends. This is ju ...more
Feb 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is book two in this series. It can totally be read as a standalone. Book one was good but I thought this one was even better. It was darker, grittier and more intense. Damon and Keira are opposites. Both have complicated lives and they are complex characters. Damon is not a good guy but I liked the softer side that Keira brought out in him. Keira was sympathetic and I liked the emotional turmoil she suffered through over the feelings that Damon brought out in her. I could have done without ...more
Feb 19, 2019 rated it liked it
Damon is a criminal. Cold, selfish, and used to having his way. He knows that getting close to someone will be a way to let your enemies in. However, Keira quickly slides into his heart. She is on the run from some bad guys who killed her brother. He had given her an address to run to if anything happened to him. When she gets to Damon's strip club, she is terrified. He is not very nice to her in the beginning. She fights him at all turns. He wants to control her. She wants to run. Can her save ...more
Feb 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Kiera is only eighteen when she one day finds her brother killed in their home. He told her that if anything happens to him she has to find Damon who will protect her. She does that and suddenly her whole life is. changing. Violence, hate and murder and then there is Damon also a criminal but there is something about him. Can he keep her safe and can she trust him ? This book was amazing. So exciting from the beginning till the end. I just couldn't put it down, and I can't wait to the next one. ...more
Feb 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: dark-romance
When a horrible tragedy happens to Keira she is on the run for her life. Her brother sent her somewhere to keep her safe and there she meets Damon Rossi. Keira comes into Damon’s life like a hurricane but he decides he has no other choice than to protect. His only problem is keeping it professional and not falling for the beauty. This is the 2nd book in the broken hero’s series but can be read as a standalone. Keira and Damon are amazing together! This is a quick insta love read and told in dual ...more
Mar 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I really got into Damon & Kiera's story. Wow. It had me on the edge of my seat. It was intense & fast paced. I'm voluntarily leaving an honest review for a copy of the book. ...more
Apr 14, 2020 rated it liked it
Found the book to be very boring and predictable.
Mar 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
I wanted to hate on Damon for the way he was treating Kiera, but as I kept reading I started to feel a certain way about him, and it wasn't hate! This book pulled me in, kept me interested and left me wanting more!! I definitely recommend this book and I am moving on to Keep Me (book 3) ASAP!! Enjoy!!
Feb 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
Protect me is not what I was expecting. It’s dark, gripping and a roller coaster of a ride. It had twist and turns and a very unexpected twist at the end. The love story Damon and Keria’s is breathtaking and unexpected. I have never read anything from these authors but they are definitely worth a look.
Stacie McGlaughlin
Jan 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Cassandra Hellman & J.L. Beck’s “Protect Me” is an amazing read. It is the second book in the Broken Hero’s Series. This series just keeps getting better and better! I was hook from the very beginning. Damon and Keira have amazing chemistry together! I absolutely love how they are pushed together and form an instant connection right from the start. This book gives you all the feels! I definitely recommend it! ...more
Jan 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Protect Me was a fantastic book! This is the second book in the Broken Heroes series and tells Damon and Keira’s story. I loved this book and the characters! It was intense and unpredictable. I did not want to put this book down and it held my interest throughout. I would highly recommend this book and look forward to reading more from Cassandra Hallman and J.L. Beck in the future!
Mar 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I couldn't stop myself from reading, until I got to the last word. The story is just so captivating.
I love how Damon goes from a bad guy in front of his employees, to a sweety in front of his woman.
The story is lit, the characters are lovely.
Can't wait to read about the other "bad guys" in subsequent stories
Inga Lady Of Bookland
Wow, this was dark and delicious...but I loved Protect Me (The Rossi Crime Family, #2) by J.L. Beck and Cassandra Hallman. Should I worry about my mental health? Nope ;)

This book is not meant for everyone as it is not for people who can’t handle very dark themed romance, with violence and not your usual hero in shining armor, who is there to love and save a damsel in distress. Nope, he is a hard-core criminal, so be warned and don’t venture into this world if you are not ready to put your moral
Apr 23, 2019 rated it did not like it
Rape? Pass

Yeah I'm all for dark romances but when the hero's are so casual about rape and are pretty much confirmed as having raped someone before and/or not opposed to rape as a thanks. Instant romance instant thanks. I think this could have been a decent story if the plot was thought out more and there was an actual character arc for the main characters.
I’ve never read any book that a hero has fallen head over heels in love with his woman this fast. They just know each other only about two days and H just goes crazy for h. The story is too easy and too predictable.
Real review

Hello fellow readers. I wanted to provide my feedback on this book. I won’t go into specific book details in case you still want to read just overall opinions.

I want to start off by saying that this book (series) had potential. There is definitely something there but the execution was less than stellar. I have listed some of the main issues I have with this book, but please note that I do enjoy a good dark romance and mafia romance book so my opinion is based off of the story, not th
Sandy Kelly
Feb 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is book 2 in the Rossi Crime Family series and can be read as a stand lone. I did and understood everything that happens, although I liked it and went back and read book 1 because I liked it so much! Damon Rossi is a criminal through and through just because of how he was raised. He is ruthless and knows he has to make the harsh decisions in order to keep not only himself safe but the people that rely on him. Now he has been tasked with keeping Kiera safe after his former best friend (and h ...more
Char Davis
Feb 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is an action packed suspense filled romance story.It's an emotional rollercoaster ride for innocent virgin Kiera finds her brother has been tortured to death and a note saying he's be back for her.Keira remembers how her brother kept telling her to remember a name and address and if anything ever happened to him to run to Damon Rossi .When Kiera sees that the address is a strip club she's even more confused .When she's looking around his office going through things that don't concern her.Sh ...more
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