Book Review & Giveaway: To Love and Protect by Ruth Roberts



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First Son Daxon Hayward has refused a secret service detail since the day his father was elected President. Threats are made against the First Family on a daily basis, but this time the threat against Daxon is very real. When he continues to refuse protection his father takes matters into his own hands and plants an undercover secret service agent to protect him. She is very capable and very beautiful. The plan is flawless. 

Lorelei Davis has always dreamed of being a secret service agent. Everything she has done in her life was to bring her one step closer to her goal. She finally made it. Now, she has received her first assignment: Protect the First Son, don’t let him know she is a secret service agent… and don’t fall in love. “

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12-3-2015 7-51-18 PMRomance novelist Ruth Roberts lives in the
Big D, where city life abounds but the wide open spaces Texas is famous for are
within easy reach. Her books transport readers to the glittering life of high-society,
while making the characters normal, fun people we would all like to have as
friends. She loves reading, writing and Gilmore Girls. She and her teenage
daughter call themselves the real life Gilmore Girls. Her very own romantic
hero of twenty years is her greatest inspiration and support. She loves hearing
from fans so drop her an email at


I received a free ecopy of this novella for an honest review.
To Love and Protect is a short but sweet suspenseful romance about a Secret Service agent who falls in love with the man she is assigned to protect. He’s also in love with her but she’s petrified about how he will react when he finds out her true identity.

This was a quick and easy read. I like Ruth Roberts’ writing style. This could have been written as a full length novel but I enjoyed it as a novella.  I definitely recommend this story to anyone who enjoys sweet romances.


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Book Review: Axel by Megan O’Brien

23551042Title: Axel
Author: Megan O’Brien
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: March 2, 2015

Summary (from Goodreads)

More than a year ago, Sophie disappeared without a trace. When she turns up again, she’s a different woman with one big secret and Axel will stop at nothing to make her his.

Sophie was once afraid of the world. In her time away she’s learned a hell of a lot except to rely on anyone other than herself.

When Axel comes careening back into her life he demands just that and so much more.

He won’t take no for an answer.

As the threats build from all sides Axel will stop at nothing to protect those he loves.

This is the story of Sophie and Axel. The third installment in the Ride Series.

My Review

I received a free ecopy of this book as a beta reader.

Sophie ran away from her brother’s biker club because she was pregnant and her father threatened her, and those she cared about, if she didn’t have an abortion. Of course, she had no choice but to run away. Eventually, though, the biker club finds her and she realizes that they are her family and that Axel, the baby’s dad, loves her. Sophie goes from being a single, lonely mom to having everything she never knew she wanted. And that’s just the beginning of the story.

I liked how the biker club is a big happy family and how Axel, a tough biker, turns into an overprotective pussycat when he’s with Sophie.

I recommend this book for anyone who likes a feel good romance with a bit of suspense. I plan on reading the first two books in the Ride Series when I get a chance.


About the Author

7875736Megan O’Brien is the author of “Cole” the first in the new “Ride Series.” She has a passion for a good love story and most enjoys writing stories with an alpha male and strong female characters.
Megan was born and raised in Marin County, California where she still resides with her amazing husband and two lovely sons.

When she’s not enjoying family time or burying her nose in her kindle she loves hiking, running and relaxing moments on the back porch with a glass of wine.

Book Review: The Braille Club by J.A. Kerr

23644345Title: The Braille Club

Author: J. A. Kerr

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Publication Date: November 29, 2014

Summary (from Goodreads)

Benedict is the master of detachment; this detachment will last until his first encounter with The Braille Club. It will become his obsession. He meets Siena, another club member with explosive results. This is their story; about the games they play and their all-consuming passion.
Harrisons is London’s newest private members club and home to the secret Braille Club.
“The Braille Club is just another club, like a diamond is just a stone!”
Benedict’s eyes are closed…
What does he hear… a gasp… silence, a sensuous aroma… arousal, and then… a touch. He’s ready. Are you?
The Braille Club… imagine an air of darkness where extraordinary things happen to you and your senses. Where only touch leaves a memory…
Welcome to the world of a select group, who walk into the dark, in order to see the light. Who need to be blind … before they can see…?

My Review

I received a free ecopy and I am receiving a small fee for an honest review.

J.A. Kerr has created a unique private club called the Braille Club and has built several stories of couples who are members of the club.

The way this story is written is interesting. Some of the stories are in the present and some are in the future. There are also flashbacks to the past. While this could have been confusing, the author pulls it off and the story actually flows well. I also liked the blurbs at the beginning of each chapter that explain how the Braille Club works. The one thing that was frustrating was the lack of punctuation, especially quotation marks.

The characters were well developed and I enjoyed how they and their relationships progressed throughout the novel. I also found it interesting that I had trouble relating to Benedict at the beginning but, eventually, as he found his emotions, he became different, likeable, person.

I definitely recommend this book. It is full of drama, joy, love , sex, intimacy, and even some suspense. I look forward to reading Braille II but I hope J.A. Kerr invests in an editor for the next book.

Book Review: Levitate by Kaylee Ryan

23463961Title: Levitate

Author: Kaylee Ryan

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Publication Date: March 3, 2015


About the Book:

Trust. Five Letters. One Word.

I’m the girl who doesn’t let anyone in. My world was shattered and turned upside down in one night. Since then I’ve been trying to live, if that’s what you call it, but fighting the anxiety of what happened and trusting others is hard. Each day is a struggle to reach for the unknown.

Truth. Five Letters. One Word.

I watched my father give my mother the world and the stars. She took everything from him, then left him as a broken man with nothing to live for. I told myself I’d never fall in love. I’m guarding my heart and emotions, only looking out for number one. The only way to have truth in any relationship is to stay true to yourself.

Just when you think you’ve got it all figured out, you realize your puzzle is unfinished. You find a piece you never thought you needed until everything changes with one touch.

After that…you levitate.


My Review:

I have read a couple of books by Kaylee Ryan, including Tempting Tatum, and I really like her writing, so I jumped at the chance to read another one of her books. I don’t read a lot of contemporary romance but I enjoy her stories.

In Levitate, Maxon and Kensington meet through their roommates who are dating. Both Maxton and Kensington are “broken” and don’t plan on ever letting anyone close enough to date, let alone be in a serious relationship. Eventually, they start to break down the walls around each others’ hearts.

I’m not sure why I like Kaylee Ryan’s books so much. The male characters are unrealistic: gorgeous, attentive, loving, and possessive. Maybe it’s the fantasy of such a man. In any case, if you enjoy contemporary romance, I’m betting that you’ll like Levitate.

Book Review: Tempting Tatum by Kaylee Ryan

21851560Title: Tempting Tatum

Author: Kaylee Ryan

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Publication Date: July 8, 2014

Description (from Goodreads):

What do you do when your whole life crashes and burns? How do you get through the flames?

Tatum Thompson is living the dream. Her life is perfect; with a loving boyfriend, loving parents and a soon to be college graduate how can life get better? Life is good until it isn’t. When tragedy strikes Tatum runs to Josh only to find him in a compromising position with someone else. Turning away from the only life she knew, Tatum is forced to alter her life plan. 

Blaise Richards is a tattoo artist who moonlights as a volunteer fire fighter. Lies and deception leave his broken heart closed until the beautiful green eyed girl casts her spell over him. She’s making him feel things he’s never felt. Making him want things he thought he would never want. 

Tatum wants Mr. just for tonight. 

Blaise wants Tatum to be his forever.

Can Mr. Just for tonight convince Tatum that she’s the one? How long can Tatum resist Blaise’s determination to make her his?


I read this book as a beta reader.

I don’t read a lot of contemporary romance, and I often have a difficult time getting through them, but this was a quick and enjoyable read. Kaylee Ryan’s style of writing is easy to follow and flows well.

The characters and their feelings are described well. Tatum doesn’t want to be in a relationship at this point because of all she has been through which I thought was realistic and smart. Blaise is every woman’s dream. He’s not only sexy but he’s patient, grounded and knows that Tatum is “the one.” He’s not very realistic (at least not in my world) but he is fun to read about.

I definitely recommend Tempting Tatum to anyone who enjoys contemporary romance.

Book Review: Sawyer Says by Carey Heywood

20555957Title: Sawyer Says

Author: Carey Heywood

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Description (from Goodreads):

Sawyer says…
Casual flings are the only way to go.
Everyone you trust eventually leaves.
Falling in love is for anyone, but her.

What else would she say when all she knows is loss and abandonment? Sawyer Sterling learned too young that depending on anyone else will get her nothing but heartache in the end. Never shying away from outwardly showing her love, she struggles accepting it herself. Stubbornly, she vows to never risk her heart. 

Dealing with revelations she never saw coming, her impulse is to distance herself from emotional entanglements. When her past collides with her present, can Jared Keller help prove to her just how wrong her assumptions are? He is the exception to her argument that everyone leaves. Will she ever see him as something she deserves?


I received a free ecopy of this book as a beta reader.

Sawyer Says is about Sawyer, who has had a rough start to life. Her parents died when she was young and her grandma, her only living relative, pawns her off on strangers to raise her. Luckily for Sawyer, the people who care for her are good people. Although she thinks she’lll never love anyone, she eventually figures out that not only are there people in her life whom she already loves, she’s also capable of falling in love.

It was easy to empathize with Sawyer because of all she’s been through. Her roommate, Jared, is an all around good guy and almost too good to be true.

This is a good story and anyone who likes romances will enjoy it. 

Review: The Nurse He Shouldn’t Notice by Susan Carlisle

410+jlzfmQL._AA160_     Title: The Nurse He Shouldn’t Notice

     Author: Susan Carlisle

     Genre: Contemporary Romance

     Publisher: Harlequin

     Publication Date:  August 2012

Description: Dr. Court Armstrong is running from the past, a flight that takes him straight to the doorstep of a Ghanaian hospital and Nurse Maggie Everett. Working with firebrand Maggie is a challenge Court relishes every second of, but he’s in her world now–and he’ll have to keep his distance if he wants his heart to survive intact…


There is instant attraction between Court and Maggie but they both have issues to resolve before they can open their hearts to one another. And there’s also the issue of him only being in Ghana as a temporary doctor and Maggie would never leave somewhere that she is so needed.

The developing relationship between them and the care that Maggie feels for others, especially a young orphan boy whom she wants to adopt, is well written. The thoughts and emotions of the main characters are expressed well. The flirting and sexual tension were also fun.

If you enjoy romances with a little bit of adventure this is a good one to pick up. Order from Sleepygirl’s Used Books here.