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Protecting the Heiress

(The Heiress Duet #1)

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All I ever wanted was family. But one mistake cost me everything I’ve ever worked for.

To get it all back, I’ll have to return home and protect the most stubborn woman on the face of the planet. To do that effectively, I’ll need to go undercover as…a Manny.

I didn’t mean to fall for her or the kid. I really should have known better. When you get this close, it’s easy to get
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Published March 19th 2019
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Beneath The Covers Blog
When the announcement was made pertaining to these upcoming duets, I just knew I had to read them! I didn’t even know what they were about, I had to have them regardless! And you’d think by now, knowing the author’s love at keeping her readers in suspense, I’d be used to her cliffhangers. But I’m not. And I don’t think I ever will be. They just keep getting worse, and worse…which makes me LOVE them even more, and more!

To piggy-back off what I said before, I went into this duet completely blind.
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Nerdy Dirty & Flirty
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This book started and within the first couple of pages I was hooked. The more I read the more I wanted to read. The main characters, Jax and Neela, were so funny and interesting and had this great chemistry between them from their very first meeting. Even the secondary characters had these great moments that have me interested in getting their stories. There were elements of danger and a little bit of action. And of course there was an absolutely adorable baby that brought Neela and Jax together
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Lisa (Two Bookish Brits)
Gah I’m a complete sucker for a Nana Malone book especially one that involves her royals.

ARC received in exchange for an honest review

As soon as I seen these upcoming books from this incredible woman I just knew I HAD to read them. There wasn’t a single doubt in my mind that I’d love it and I was 100% right. Protecting the Heiress was amazing.

When we seen Ariel last she was waking away from the royal guard after the incident and was getting ready to start up her own business. Meeting new people
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Naadira  Moodley (BookedMercy)
I’m stumped. I don’t know how I feel about this book. It’s told in multiple POVs. Maybe that’s why I didn’t enjoy it as much as I hoped.

This book is about Neela and Jax. Neela’s life is forever changed when she gets guardianship over a a baby. She becomes a single mother overnight. Her life instantly changes. She knows nothing about being a mother. Add the fact that the baby's life is being threatened, makes this a whole lote more complicated for Neela. Jax is the new member of Ariel’s Royal El
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Nana Malone
Mar 17, 2019 added it  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition


** AVAILABLE MARCH 19 **
Protecting the Heiress is LIVE on March 19 and available on all platforms! I can't wait for the beginning of Jax and Neela's story to be here. We are only 2. DAYS. AWAY! 😍

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Valeen Robertson (Live Thru Books Blog)


When Ariel left The Royal Guard, she decided to start up her own protection agency. She's got lots of connections, though, who are just waiting to help, and Roone (from the Royals United Duet), to give her recommendations on who to recruit. One such person is Jax Reynolds. Jax left The Guard, too, but it backfired on him, thanks to a cheating ex, so he's been passing the time since by becoming a PI. But when Ariel barges her way into his life with a better proposal, he takes her up on her offer.
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KFForever
Mar 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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4.5 Stars ~ Reviewed by Emma-Louise on behalf of KindleFriendsForever

Welcome back to Winston Isles, one and all. An island like no other that I know. Full of intrigue, mystery and conspiracies around every corner.

When last we saw Ariel, her life was going off script in a way she had never imagined.
New goals and new purposes were needed and her friends/family knew how to aid her. Off she went to rebuild her path. Meeting new people recommended for special reasons.
One of these people wa
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Sissy's Romance Book Review
Protecting the Heiress by Nana Malone is book One in The Heiress Duet. This book starts the story of Jax Reynolds and Neela Westbrook.
Jax was once part of the Royal Guard but quit due to a ex-girlfriend he thought was pregnant with his child. Jax regretted leaving and when his friend Ariel offered him a job with her new security agency the Royal Elite, he took it. Jax has to go under cover as a Manny for the newly orphaned Mayzie Mackenzie whose guardian is Neela. Neela is dealing with her own
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A.BookNerd.Bookseller&Bibliophile.Blog
Nana Malone has written another classic comical romance series, I think Protecting the Heiress might be her funniest spin off to the royal series as of yet. I love reading books that still keep you in the loop of everything that is going on in the Winston Isles and all of the memorable characters we have already fallen in love with.

Nana has given us knew leading characters to obsess about, Neela, Jax, and Mayzie are going to make sure you devour this book in less than a day. Nana always seems to
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Glorimar Irizarry
Mar 11, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Nana Malone has written another classic comical romance series, I think Protecting the Heiress might be her funniest spin off to the royal series as of yet. I love reading books that still keep you in the loop of everything that is going on in the Winston Isles and all of the memorable characters we have already fallen in love with.

Nana has given us knew leading characters to obsess about, Neela, Jax, and Mayzie are going to make sure you devour this book in less than a day. Nana always seems t
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kgagnon
Mar 09, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I absolutely adored this forbidden romance! This latest in the Royals of the Winston Isle saga is funny, sweet, suspenseful and very sexy! Ariel is setting up her new business after leaving the Royal Guard. Her first employee is Jax, a cocky, ex Royal Guard who was recommended by Roone. He takes on their first undercover assignment to protect Neely, and the new baby she became guardian of. Jax makes a perfect manny, he is so good with the adorable little Mayzie, and the chemistry between Neely a ...more
queen_of_the_books_18
Nana Malone has bought us another kick ass Royals book with lots of intrigue, secrets and suspense.

The insane chemistry between Neela and Jax was incredible, I love a good slow burn romance but I did find myself shouting come on just give in!!

I loved the whole concept of this plot, of Neela inheriting a baby, a baby who could be kidnapped at any second... so enter the Manny. Jax is trying to get back into the royal guard so he is hired to protect Neela and the baby from harm. But Neela has no
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RoseyLovesBooks
Mar 10, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Jax Reynolds made a mistake when he quit the Royal Guard. Ariel Scott offers Jax a way back in by joining her new security agency Royal Elite. Their first client is attorney Mr. Bipps, who's the executor of Willa MacKenzie's will. Jax goes undercover as a live-in manny for newly orphaned baby Mayzie MacKenzie, whose beautiful guardian Neela Wellbrook refuses to hire security. From their first meeting, Jax wants Neela so bad it sucker-punchs him ... and the feeling's mutual. Jax and Neela start g ...more
Isha Coleman
Mar 12, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: first-reads
It's the surprises that keep life interesting and Heiress pulls out all the stops. Malone is a whiz when it comes to keeping readers intrigued and boy do Jax and Ariel deliver. A red herring here, an cataclysmic attraction there and an adorable baby keeps the canvas interesting. Add in a few blasts from the past and you can't wait for the adventure ahead. Protecting the Heiress is an adventure that must be experienced over and over again.
Bin Blogs Books
Mar 19, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
As usual, Malone creates a hot naughty and romantic tale with a bit of intrigue and satire for the contemporary romance junkie.
Kelly Emery (Beneath The Covers Blog)
Full review can be found at Beneath The Covers Blog --> https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...

*ARC provided for a voluntary honest review.*
PP's Bookshelf
Mar 14, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Nana Malone has thrown me for a loop in Protecting The Heiress. This is so much more than royal romance. This is a thriller, a mystery, a sizzling hot romance and for me a clear cut winner.

This story is told from multiple POV. The first book of a duet, this story is all about building the anticipation and thickening the plot. The story starts when Ariel, ex-Royal guard of Winston Isles and best friend of the queen set out to recruit another ex-Royal guard Jax Reynolds as part of her new private
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Janine - The World Was Hers for the Reading
Going through a nasty divorce and business division, the last thing Neela was expecting was to become an instant mother. But, when she is named guardian of the adorable toddler, Mayzie, when her friend is in a fatal accident, she can’t turn her back on the little girl and her life is turned into more chaos than it already was before.

But, Willa dies under mysterious circumstances and had some unsavory business associates . . .possibly leaving Mayzie as well as Neela at risk. Concerned, the solici
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Marnie
Mar 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
🌟⭐💫 Plots within plots going on in this Romantic Suspense 💫⭐🌟

While this is the first book in the Heiress Duet that will stand-a-lone, we get to spend more time with the fantastic crew of Royals from the Winston Isles, and the guards whose lives are intertwined with theirs. What a great series of duets that Ms Malone has written, and I love hearing from these secondary characters as they reappear in the ever developing under-plot that runs alongside the main romantic-suspense theme of each duet.

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Michele Gay
Mar 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A●R●C ~ I was given Protecting the Heiress: The Heiress Duet Book #1 by Nana Malone as an Advanced Readers Copy (A●R●C) from Give Me Book Promotions. I voluntarily read and reviewed this book.

Loved it! Can’t wait for book #2 to finish up Neela and Jaz’s story.

Jaz was burned by love in the past, his ex was pregnant and asked him to leave the Royal Guard due to being in the line of fire all the time being a body guard for the Royals of Winston Isles, he quit but his ex was pregnant with someone e
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Emma
Mar 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed-books
4.5 Stars ~ Reviewed by Emma-Louise on behalf of KindleFriendsForever

Welcome back to Winston Isles, one and all. An island like no other that I know. Full of intrigue, mystery and conspiracies around every corner.

When last we saw Ariel, her life was going off script in a way she had never imagined.
New goals and new purposes were needed and her friends/family knew how to aid her. Off she went to rebuild her path. Meeting new people recommended for special reasons.
One of these people was Jax Reyno
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Lynn Reynolds
Rating: 4.5 Stars

Ariel Scott needs some very specific type of help. Jax Reynolds seems to think he has her number. He made a decision that he’s come to regret. Neela Wellbrook may not see it now but she bit the bullet. She’s a very bright woman who has a job that had me going “huh?” But don’t worry; our author reveals things in time.

If you liked the movie The Pacifier you should enjoy this story. Vin Diesel is a good inspiration for Jax. The only thing I couldn’t decide was who would be a good c
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Paulette
Mar 19, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Talk about riveting, this is that book. This book has it all; suspense, smiles, intrigue, sweetness, drama, human kindness, laughs, and heat. I couldn’t put this book down. I read it straight through and was captivated. Jax makes my heart palpitate and Neela is the girl that we all know or have been at one time or another ( not an heiress but not thinking very highly of herself).

I don’t do spoilers it’s not fair to the author and you can get the gist by reading the blurb or other reviews. I feel
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Beyond The Covers Blog
Mar 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: celeste
Just when you think a tropical island couldn’t get any hotter Nana Malone continues with the Royal story line with the Heiress Duet.  The first book is Protecting the Heiress and it’s hot enough to categorize it as a tropical heatwave.  Once again Malone does not mess around with the women in these books, they are not the damsels in distress waiting to be rescued.  These women are kicka*# and not afraid to show it.  There is lots action both drama and sexual that will keep you turning the pages. ...more
Rebecca Austin
Mar 21, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: trsor
Ariel Scott has just begun her own security company and has hired Jax Reynolds to work for her. Their first job requires Jax to become a "Manny" to a infant, Mayzie, whose mother, Willa, died under mysterious circumstances.

Neela Wellbrock was not expecting to be named guardian for Mayzie and she is overwhelmed with everything. Luckily Willa's lawyer, Mr. Bipps has hired a manny for her while she gets used to everything.

Jax has a job to do and he is keeping the real reason he is the "manny" from
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Cheri
Mar 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Hunky Jax was the last person you'd expect to be a MANNY. Neela sure didn't think so. That is when her brain woke open and her libido backed off--a little. She'd have never considered hiring him If she weren't so tired and felt so useless taking care of the sweet cute but little one who wouldn't eat for her. Wouldn't stop crying and sure would cooperate in any other way. Neela wasn't prepared to become an instant mother to a baby and the fortune that came with her. When the gorgeous sexy giant g ...more
Jodie
Mar 20, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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In Short
- I totally fell for Jax and his charm.
- Neela and Bex had me laughing out loud.
- Thoroughly enjoyed.

In Long
What a little charm of a read was this! I was really pleasantly surprised by 'Protecting the Heiress' and really enjoyed it.

I love how everything was quite gradual in this book, it felt very realistic which made me become almost like a cheerleader for Jax and Neela.

Jax is a fantastic character who has many sides to him, it was a gradual proce
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Jennifer Copeland
Protecting the Heiress by Nana Malone was an amazing book. This is the 1st book in her Heiress Duet Series. This is the 4th book that I have read by Nana Malone and she doesn’t disappoint. I couldn’t put my kindle down while I was reading Protecting the Heiress. This book had me on the edge of my seat until I could see what happened throughout the book. Nana Malone is becoming one of my go-to authors because of the awesome books she writes.
Protecting the Heiress begins with Ariel following Jax R
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Kathy Rouchelle
Nana Malone is back with another amazing duet that is still in the along the lines of the Royal Guards from her prince stories because hello....Ariel is back and this time she is on her own, starting her own security company and needing a few able bodies to work with her in her new venture. She will succeed of course because, well, she's Ariel! But this story revolves around Jax and Neela along with a precious little baby girl who Neela receives after a tragedy leaves the tiny one, for intent pu ...more
Christina  Fender
Oh my good golly Miss Molly! These duets are killing me, but I digress.
Okay, ahem... is this thing on?
Let me start by saying that this is a spin off of a continuing series, but can be read as a stand alone with only a few holes.

Protecting stage Heiress starts with Ariel and her journey after she leaves the Royal Guard. Her first recruit is Jax who is also a former royal guard. Jax left as his fiancé feared for his life and begged him to quit, so he does, but this don’t quite work out between t
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