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Love Under Protection

(425 Madison #15)

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Harley
My best friend asked me to be his best man at his destination wedding.

With a demanding and stressful job with NYPD life for me was all work and no play, but a week-long trip to Hawaii to celebrate Jameson's nuptials sounds like the perfect excuse to get away.

Leaving work behind wasn't as easy as I thought it would be, though.

That was until she walked up to me
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180 pages
Published (first published March 23rd 2020)
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Elaine
This is a sizzling addition to the series. Raylynn found her fiancé cheating on her, broke their engagement and left her job as he was her boss. She escapes to Hawaii a few days earlier than originally planned and, after a close encounter with Harley, a man she meets in a bar there, she thought she'd had a one night fling. However, the reason she's gone to the island is to be the maid of honor at her best friend's wedding and is shocked to discover that Harley is the best man!

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Mar 23, 2020 marked it as to-read

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Victoria Weston
Mar 17, 2020 rated it really liked it
This is the fourth book that I've read in this book series, the 425 Madison series and I always enjoy reading each and every one of them, all in there own right are fantastic.

Harley and Raylynn have never met before and are both there in Hawaii attending there friends wedding and they decided to leave early to have a few extra days relaxing because they needed it.

Harley works for the NYPD and it's a very stressful job. Harley is a very sweet, caring, loving and protective man.

Raylynn has just
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Lisa Mandina
Mar 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This addition to the 425 Madison Ave series was a hit! We started out on a much-needed vacation with a little fling, that led to a fun wedding hook-up, and even after trying to be placed into the friend-zone after coming back home, things all just pointed to Harley and Raylynn being a perfect match.

I should have known since I enjoyed the first book by this author in this series, Love Under Construction, that I would like this one as well. And this one I liked even better! Once again we got to
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Isha Coleman
Mar 21, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: first-reads
Valentine dives under the skin and into the heart. Prepare to be swept away. Harley and Raylynn bring out the best in each other at the worst possible time. Raylynn thought that she was happy in her life, until betrayal leads her into treacherous territory. Harley is the hero she never hoped to find. Fearless and sexy make for an addictive combination. Could these passing acquaintances have stumbled onto forever or could their chance for a happy ending have come too late? Sexy with a twist of ...more
poppy
Mar 21, 2020 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed Harley and Raylynn's story it was another super addition to the series. I thought these two were just smoking hot together not only did they have tons of chemistry but they were a lot of fun too I think this is my favorite book from the series and I would definitely recommend it.
Siobhan
Mar 19, 2020 rated it liked it
Love Under Protection is the fifteenth book in the 425 Madison series, yet it works perfectly fine as a standalone story. If you have read other books in the series specifically Aubree Valentines Love Under Construction you will recognise characters, but it is not essential.

In truth, I had a bit of a debate about what rating to give this book. I really enjoyed the first half and thought it could be a four-star rating. Although I enjoyed the second half, I feel things were a bit rushed. I
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Michele Del Rey
Mar 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Really good book. Could not put down
Donise
Mar 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
Although this can be read as a stand alone characters from previous books in the 425 Madison series do make an appearance. This is the story of Harley and Raylynn who first meet at a bar in Hawaii and spend the night together. The next morning they are broken apart by the arrival of each of their friends and the start of those friends' wedding celebration. They soon find out that Harley is the best man and Raylynn is the maid of honor and then due to a misunderstanding their encounter goes awry ...more
Charity Esparza
Mar 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
I just love this whole series, all the 425 Madison Avenue books. A good portion of this book takes place elsewhere. It starts with a destination wedding in Hawaii. (The wedding of Olivia and Jameson from Love Under Construction, book 6 of the series.) Raylynn is the maid of honor; Harley is the best man. Harley needs a distraction from a case he's working (policeman), and Raylynn needs to let loose after a bad breakup and losing her job. They find what they need in each other. Some ...more
Andrea Guy
I kinda feel bad that this book didn't do it for me.

I enjoyed Raylynn and Harley's story up to a point. When they were in Hawaii with the hook up and then the discovery that they were in the same wedding party, the story was fantastic. The chemistry between the two was office the charts. I even liked the set up for Raylynn to have the one night fling, but then they went back to their regular lives and that's where the story got spoiled for me.

It took a smoking hot story and just dosed it with a
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Jennifer Pierson
Mar 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I LOVE this series, and LOVE Aubree Valentine's stories, so I was all in when I saw this one was to come out! Raylynn found her fiance cheating on her, so she broke things off, plus she had to quit her job since he was her boss as well. She's to be a maid of honor in her best friend's wedding taking place in Hawaii, so she decides to go a few days early. That's when she meets a hottie named Harley at a bar there, and they hook up. Harley is a workaholic, stressed out member of the NYPD, so has ...more
Kayla Pocernich
Mar 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Harley is my best friend and asked me to be his best man at his destination wedding. With a demanding and stressful job with NYPD, life for me was all work and no play, but a week-long trip to Hawaii to celebrate Jameson's nuptials sounds like the perfect excuse to get away. Raylynn is one of my best friends and asked me to be her maid of honor at her destination wedding and after finding my fiance in a compromising position the thought of escaping to Hawaii is the perfect excuse to find myself ...more
Kari Hansen
Mar 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
Being betrayed by her fiancé not only ended her relationship but it ended her job as well. Needing to regroup her best friends wedding in Hawaii couldnt have come at a better time and being distracted by the sexy stranger at the bar is exactly what she needed.

Harley loves his job as a policeman but it can be all encompassing so some sea and sand in Hawaii while attending his best friends wedding is the break he needs, especially when he spends a steamy evening with a beautiful woman at the bar.

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Jennifer
Mar 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved this addition to the 425 Madison series! Love Under Protection has chemistry and romance, but also plenty of conflict and suspense. Trying not to give spoilers, one of the things I loved and that made it so real for me was Harleys reaction when he sees Raylynn again. It wasnt this fairy tale romance but real reflection and it took some time for things to get back on track for them. Actually, there were numerous relatable and realistic moments throughout this book that made me ...more
Amy M. (Amy Loves Reading Blog)
Another perfect book in an amazing series! Still getting to see the other characters from other books makes me smile so much and fall more deeply for this group of friends!!

I wasnt sure how much of the beach fling I would enjoy but oh my goodness I swooned! So many aspects of Harley you dont realize until he steps up to the challenge! I think I fell for him faster than most characters. He seems to truly believe his job is to make sure Raylynn is happy and safe. Getting back to real life had me
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Charlotte Lynn
Mar 23, 2020 rated it really liked it

Nothing to lose for Harley and Raylynn as they hook up in Hawaii not realizing that they were both in Hawaii for the same reason. A one-night stand turns into more as feelings develop, attraction grows, and their hearts open.



Harley is a tough as nails cop not looking for love or a relationship. He lives at 425 Madison, of course, and when relocation forces Raylynn to move in across the hall there was no way to avoid seeing her. They try to stay away, they try to fight their feelings, and they
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Astrid Rudloff
Mar 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I voluntarily review an ARC.
This is the fifteenth part of the 425 Madison avenue series. The books are standalones, but to enjoy meeting old acquaintances you should read them in order. You'll probably binge-read them anyway.
I love this whole series. This book wasn't an exemption. It's a great romance with a good writing style, reliable good and bad characters, badmouthing, very good friends, learning to trust and to love, misunderstandings and the futile attempt to keep it in the friend zone.
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Merry Jelks-Emmanuel
Mar 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Harley and Raylynn heats up the pages to this sizzling romance. After getting a rude awakening by her ex after finding him in a compromising situation, Raylynn decides to leave it all including her job. Adding two days onto her vacation in Hawaii for her friends wedding, she all she wanted was to get her groove back which comes by way of Harley. What she expected to be a one night stand turns into so much more. Now she finds herself living with her best friend thanks to her ex's underhanded ...more
Tammy
Mar 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I loved the no nonsense flirty ness of Raylynn and Harley; they say what they want, they go after what they want and they get what they want! Harley is a cop, on a vacation in Hawaii - there for a friends wedding; Raylynn has just quit her job and has come to Hawaii a couple of days before her friends wedding. The two meet in a bar and a fling ensues, they cant keep their hands off each other - they decide to go with it, have some fun, then go their separate ways. They do have a lot of fun, the ...more
Angie Klug
Mar 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This fling romance is an amazing addition to this series! AND...it even begins at a destination wedding in sunny Hawaii. A quick break from fast paced NYC was a great way to keep the pages turning for me!
Raylynn is the maid of honor and best friend of the bride, while Harley is the HOT cop best man and best friend of the groom. Both arrive in Hawaii a few days early to escape real life in hopes of having some no strings attached fun!!
Aubree Valentine has done an awesome job weaving this new
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N.D. Jackson
Mar 26, 2020 rated it liked it
Raylynn and Harley's story was a fun island romance, at least it should have been. When they met things were hot and fun, lighthearted. Exactly what they both needed with a bit of comedy and drama thrown in that they're in town for the same reason. It was more than just a nice meet-cute but that's what it was.

Back in their real lives things felt a little too "huh?" for me. There were things that had no context but proved to be enough drama that it should have been mentioned. It didn't fully take
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Magali
Mar 24, 2020 rated it really liked it
High protection
Very good story, very romantic, simple, hot with characters who seem tender, but Harley's character can become harder when it comes to protecting those he loves.
The story seems rather sweet in terms of protection, but it goes up in degrees advancing towards the end with a few twists.
Raylynn meets Harley, thinking it would be a one night stand, and she discovers that he is the best man of the marriage of their best friends. Their relationship is complicated by the trust they do not
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Kari
Mar 24, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: novella, ipad, for-review, 2020

Love Under Protection is the 15th book in the 425 Madison Avenue series. This is also the follow-up to Love Under Construction (book 6). While not my favorite of the series, I did enjoy this one. I liked it a lot more than the other Love Under Construction, mainly because I liked the characters more. I thought Raylynn and Harley were a good couple. I enjoyed the second half of the story more than the first half when they were in Hawaii. It showed them more in a realistic setting and allowed them
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Teshia Elborne
Mar 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I think this book had to be my favorite in the 295 Madison series if not then one of the top three. I enjoyed the dynamic between Harley, this tough cop and his soft spot for Raylynn. From the moment they meet, although they were just meeting a need for themselves, their mutual attraction was obvious. Their dynamic certainly increased through out the story. I enjoyed the dialogue, which was fun and snappy, with a few comebacks that made me chuckle. This was full of drama, and tension, agnst on ...more
Tesh
Mar 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I think this book had to be my favorite in the 295 Madison series if not then one of the top three. I enjoyed the dynamic between Harley, this tough cop and his soft spot for Raylynn. From the moment they meet, although they were just meeting a need for themselves, their mutual attraction was obvious. Their dynamic certainly increased through out the story. I enjoyed the dialogue, which was fun and snappy, with a few comebacks that made me chuckle. This was full of drama, and tension, agnst on ...more
Christine C
Mar 30, 2020 rated it really liked it
After losing her fiance and her job, Raylynn decides to get her groove back at her best friends wedding in Hawaii. Arriving a couple days early, she decides to go out and find a one night stand. Little does she know her ONS is the best man in the wedding, also there early to take a break from his job as a NYPD officer.

This was an enjoyable book. Raylynn and Harley are both relatable, fun characters and I liked them together. It was also fun catching up with Liv and Jameson, the couple getting
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LA
Mar 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: have-read-2020
A hot cop book is one of my favorites. When it is written by Aubree Valentine, reading it is a guaranteed adventure! Love Under Protection is part of the 425 Madison Avenue series. It is Aubree's second book in the series.

Love Under Protection is a rom com with a dose of suspense. After all the hero is a cop, he needed to do his thing! The main characters, Harley and Raylynn, made for some steamy reading!

I really enjoyed reading Love Under Protection. I highly recommend it.

I received an ARC
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Loralie
Mar 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I'm really loving the 425 Madison series and am starting to learn to identify the characters as they are making their cameos. Harley and Raylynn's first meeting started off on a moment where they just needed to let go and enjoy each other. And then it kinda went downhill. The push and pull between the two was fun, and Harley really showed his need to be of help. I maybe swooned a little. There was a whole lot of tension, but in different ways. There was a little suspense too. This book had so ...more
LLS
Mar 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This was another solid offering from this series! I had not read anything from this author before but it won't be the last. Raylynn is the maid of honor for her best friend's destination wedding. Harley is the best man at the same wedding. They hook up with neither one knowing who the other was. When they find out, they agree to a vacation fling. They both go back to their own lives but does it stay that way? I really enjoyed reading their story. It was also nice to see and hear from other ...more
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