Forged in Desire (Protectors Series #1)

Forged in Desire (Protectors Series #1)

by Brenda Jackson

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Strong enough to protect her. Bold enough to love her.

When good girl Margo Connelly becomes Lamar "Striker" Jennings's latest assignment, she knows she's in trouble. And not just because he's been hired to protect her from an underworld criminal. The reformed bad boy's appeal is breaching all her defenses, and as the threats against her increase, Margo isn't sure which is more dangerous: the gangster targeting her, or the far too alluring protector tempting her to let loose.

Though Striker's now living on the right side of the law, he's convinced his troubled past keeps Margo out of his league. But physical chemistry explodes into full-blown passion when they go on the run together. Surrendering to desire could be a deadly distraction—or finally prove that he's the only man qualified to keep her safe, and win her love.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780373790005
Publisher: Harlequin
Publication date: 01/31/2017
Series: Protectors Series , #1
Edition description: Original
Pages: 416
Sales rank: 171,224
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.60(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Brenda Jackson is a New York Times bestselling author of more than one hundred romance titles. Brenda lives in Jacksonville, Florida, and divides her time between family, writing and traveling. Email Brenda at or visit her on her website at

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Forged in Desire 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Mrs Jackson did her thing with this book! Oh my goodness, the mystery and the romance. Well worth the money! Now this is the way you start a new series!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You are doing your thing . Why do I have to wait until April . Love ya
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved how Ms. Jackson held you in suspense about the murders. While still incorporating some background into the upcoming heroes and heroines. Truly enjoyed everything about this book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The first third of the book was about how much Striker and Margo wanted each other. I thought this was a crime story. Didn't bother to finish this book went nowhere .
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it!!Another great story for this series.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loooooved the grainger series! This book was good but way too long & had too many plots for 1 novel. So many people trying to kill Margo gave me a headache. Wouldve enjoyed catching up with the graingers more (it didnt mention anything about Jules & Carsons pregnancies or much about present times with shephard & his sons).
Debby236 More than 1 year ago
Margo Connelly is indeed your basic good girl. She enjoys a quiet life making wedding dresses. All that changes when a mob boss makes threats against her. She is winds up with a protector, Lamar “Striker” Jennings. Margo is not sure who is worse for her health - her protector or the ones after her. As the threat to her increases so too does the desire she feels for Striker. Striker has not always lived on the right side of the law and he is sure that a woman like Margo is not for him. Passion increases and Striker’s resistance decreases and soon the two cannot resist each other. But will his desire for her be too much of a distraction? Brenda Jackson is a talented writer who can devise clever plots and add amazing heroes and heroines. Margo and Striker were perfect for each other. Unfortunately, they had other issues to resolve before they could truly turn their attention to love and desire. That included keeping her safe. The plot was multi layered and had more than a few twists to keep us on the edge of our seat. Love is not always expected but cannot be denied. Pick up Forged in Desire and prepare to be entranced.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Brenda Jackson has done it again in this new series. Great story, looking forward to reading the other books in the series. Well done Ms. Jackson.
Rhondaz More than 1 year ago
Forged in Desire by Brenda Jackson......This was full of suspense, romance and a page Turner. The characters were very well developed and likeable. What a great start to a new series, I can't wait for the next. I enjoyed watching the story unfold between Striker and Margo. I voluntarily reviewed an advance reader copy of this book.
Lashea677 More than 1 year ago
Margo knew trouble was headed her way, she just had no idea how much. With danger on her heels and a man named Striker by her side, she's in way over her head. Forged In Desire is full of edge of your seat danger and scorching heat, but for me it fell short of the magnetism I've come to expect. What I did love is she stayed true to her roots by creating strong family ties between a close knit group of friends. Hidden agendas, secret revelations and fierce friendships made for an exciting journey.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago