Tuesday, November 6, 2012
THE DOCTOR'S DEFENDER by Terri Reed
Brenda Storm loves being a doctor and is very good at it. So why is someone out to kill her? After the delivery of poisoned cupcakes, the hospital assigns her a bodyguard to protect her at all times. Kyle Martin is an ex-SEAL who is prepared to give his life, if necessary, to protect Brenda. What he's unprepared for is the attraction he feels for her. Brenda doesn't quite know what to think about Kyle. He's strong, cocky and bit full of himself but she finds herself drawn to him as well. They both are courageous except when it comes to love. Will they have an opportunity to explore the possibility of their feelings or will the killer get his target?
I enjoyed The Doctor's Defender. It was the type of story that keeps you on edge the whole way through. You also don't know who it is behind the attempts until the very end, which is something I really like. The characters were interesting to get to know. I liked that Kyle was strong and intense but was also a joker. Yet it was his faith that made him really appealing. Brenda was a strong woman but not unreasonable. The chemistry between them was strong. There were a couple of questions, as a reader, I felt were unanswered but it didn't detract from the enjoyment of the story. This is the third installment in the Protection Specialists Series but I didn't feel lost having not read the previous books. If you're looking for a quick, fast-paced, suspenseful read, The Doctor's Defender just might do the trick.
Mass Market Paperback: 224 pages
Publisher: Love Inspired (October 2, 2012)
*This complimentary copy was provided by Harlequin through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review*