By Sloan Johnson
Our Rating: Four and a Half Glasses of Wine
Everyone makes mistakes in life. Unfortunately, Holly Richards has become an expert at taking the wrong path in life. This time, she may have gone so far that she has alienated the one person who has always been there for her. Will she be able to make the right decision for once in her life?Tommy Reed’s world shifted the night he found Holly Richards lying in a pool of blood on the ground. For reasons he can’t explain, he feels the need to protect Holly from her own past. In the process, he’s hoping to also teach her that there is more to D/s than releasing pent up emotions. Life isn’t easy for the former-junkie and the cop. Some of those closest to Tommy are less than thrilled with his devotion to Holly. Those who pressured Holly into her former life are worried she’ll share what she knows. Is there any way for both of them to come away from the situation unscathed?
Sloan did it again. She did a great job at letting us in to the lives of Tommy and Holly, letting us see their weaknesses and flaws, without dwelling on them. She does an amazing job at the passage of time too. She does not write a book that only spans over the course of a week because we get a day by day by day by, ugh, day rundown of their lives. We are lucky to see their lives and how it's progressed over a period of time. Did that even make sense??? I'm sure it did, moving on.
We start just about where UA (ha! For us medical people) ends, with Holly in the hospital and Tommy keeping vigilance at her bedside.....and why is Tommy there you ask? Even he is not sure, aside from the fact that he feels drawn to her. As the story progresses, we see him become more attached and determined to help her. And eventually their relationship becomes more than just him trying to help out the friend of a friend.
Holly is unsure what she has done to deserve the kindness from her unexpected protector, but soon enough she finds a way to accept and eventually embrace it. With the help of both her best friend Tasha (even though Tasha owes her nothing), and Tommy, Holly begins to find herself for what is the first time in her life.
Everything seems to be moving right along and looking up for them both when some one returns to Tommy's life and threatens to ruin what they have......and don't worry, it's not another woman!!!
I have a few complaints, but only because I am an impatient girl! First, the book just ends...... In the middle of some crazy drama!!!!! I literally SHOUTED "oh come on, you have GOT to be F*cking sh*tting me!!!!" Seriously, my husband looked up at me like I had two heads! Sloan, you are killing me! I can not wait for the next book!!!! Secondly, I still feel like I don't really know much about the Alliance. I understand WHAT it is, but I would like to know more about how it was formed, ect, ect.
Minor griping aside, I absolutely LOVED this book and am gladly giving Unexpected Protector 4.5 glasses of White Zin! Now Sloan, can I get a sneak peak of what happens next???
ExcerptI nod, my throat constricted by the emotion I’m not used to feeling. “Good girl,” he whispers in my ear before drawing the lobe into his mouth, sucking and nipping. He continues working his way down my neck, biting my collarbone harder than I’m used to. I jerk in surprise, but not in pain. “Don’t stop,” I beg him. My mind doesn’t seem to process the fact that he’s on the wrong end of my body to make my core clench tight. I never knew before now that it’s possible to be driven to climax without any direct contact with either my nipples or pussy. I scream his name as my head falls back, eventually allowing my head to come back to rest on his shoulder. “Such a responsive girl,” he praises me as he holds me close to him. “What about you?” I ask when my breathing returns to normal.
Meet SloanSloan is a Midwestern mom who began writing nearly seven years ago as a way to make money while staying home with her daughter. Now, with two kids in tow and having written more articles on how to assemble various pieces of furniture than she can count, she is reaching to make her dreams come true. Unexpected Angel, her debut novel, released in August 2013. Unexpected Protector is set to release November 2013. Sloan loves to hear from her readers! email@example.com
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