There is something about a Lexi Blake book that makes them stand out from all of the rest, they are a bit suspenseful, they are sexy, they are dramatic at times and most importantly, they are some of my favorite books to read. Protected may be a novella but it is not lacking at all. I couldn’t put Protected down once I started it.
Genny and Wade have a connection and chemistry that is undeniable. Wade held onto his anger to Genny for breaking his heart, but once he learns the truth to her betrayal, the truth not only breaks his heart for what she has gone through but it also increases his protective instincts towards her and her son Ash. I will say this though it did take me a bit to warm up to Genny, I felt that while I understood her reasons for keeping her grudge against Wade it also came across as very immature because when it happened they were both kids. Once I warmed up to her any reservations I had went away. My heart did break for Genny, the abuse she suffered leaves more than physical scars but emotional and mental ones as well. My ex-husband was abusive to me. I still have anxiety over certain things that he did, but like Genny who has Wade to protect her now, I found my own version of Wade. Even though he was deployed during the last time my ex put his hands on me, he made sure I was safe and called in favors from friends to make sure I stayed safe until he was home.
Protected really hit home with me for more than the reasons I mentioned above. It reminds us that we don’t know the reasons why an abuse victim stays with her abuser, it reminds us to not judge because we never know what one is going through. It reminds us that even at our weakest points we can become strong, that while we will never forget we can heal especially when we have those who love and support us. Lexi Blake once again has written a book that I will not soon forget and needs to be on your TBR lists now.
Coming to other retailers October 29, 2018
NY Times and USA Today bestselling author Lexi Blake lives in North Texas with her husband, three kids, and the laziest rescue dog int eh world. She began writing at a young age, concentrating on plays and journalism. It wasn’t until she started writing romance and urban fantasy that she found the stories of her heart. She likes to find humor in the strangest places and believes in happy endings no matter how odd the couple, threesome, or foursome may seem.