Protect Me

Protect Me

by Lacey Black


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Nate Stevens loves three things: Work, Family, Women. In that order. Having absolutely no desire to follow in three of his siblings' footsteps by settling down, Nate lives for his work as a firefighter. That's why his chance meeting with Lia leaves him unsettled like never before. There's just something about the beautifully shy and reserved woman that he can't walk away from.

Run. Hide. Keep moving. That's exactly what Lia Walker has done for the last nine months. Escaping from her past, Lia continues to move from place to place before finding herself in the small town of Rivers Edge, Missouri. Following a chance encounter with her new boss' brother, Nate, which leaves Lia feeling confused and vulnerable for the first time in months, Lia has to make a decision: to run or to stay.

When pasts are finally exposed, Nate and Lia find themselves at a crossroads. Nate will do anything to protect Lia from her past, but the question remains: Will Lia let him? When Lia's past finally catches up with her, will running be the only way to protect the ones they love most in this world?

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ISBN-13: 9781514373460
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 06/15/2015
Pages: 382
Sales rank: 694,985
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.79(d)

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Protect Me 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Once again, Lacey has not disappointed. I have read every book in this series, and have enjoyed meeting each of the Stevens siblings as they find their true love. This book has it all- suspense, humor and deep love as Nate realizes that falling in love as a firefighter is possible. Now I will await Will 's story.
ReneeEntress More than 1 year ago
5 star I was pulled right into this story. The story flowed well I read it in one sitting. The story has laughs, betrayal, secrets, pain, abuse, and heartbreak. If you have not I would recommend reading the below books first: Trust Me (Rivers Edge, #1) Fight Me (Rivers Edge, #2) Expect Me (Rivers Edge, #3) Promise Me: A Novella This is Lia and Nate’s story. Lia is running from her past. She settles in Rivers Edge but knows she can’t stay forever. Nate does not want to settle down after being rejected in his past. He wants no woman or child to wonder about him coming home at night. He’s a firefighter and anything can happen on the job. No one should be at home waiting on news if he made it home. When he meets Lia he wants her but knows she has issues and is skittish. He needs to find out why. He gets her to trust him and they grow closer. When all her secrets are exposed will he still want her? When her past comes back will he be able to protect her or will he just let her go? I felt I was able to connect with the characters and the story was a great read. I highly recommend this book, this series and this author.
LisaMcG More than 1 year ago
If you didn’t think you could fall more in love with a Rivers Edge hero more than Maddox, Jake, Travis, and Jase, wait until you meet Nate Stevens! He will make you swoon and sigh, as well as laugh and cry. This book had a little bit of everything (humor, romance, suspense, heat, angst) that makes up a good romance novel, and the story was perfectly paced. This book is a little darker and more suspenseful than the earlier books in the series. It starts with a glimpse into the heroine’s past, 9 months prior. Lia endures significant trauma and pain to escape, and in order to be free, she assumes a new identity, never letting anyone get too close, and a life on the run. Even if she could allow herself to trust another man, falling in love could put him in danger if her past catches up to her. Having his heart broken at a young age by his first love Jill, Nate has dedicated himself to his dream job of firefighting, while only casually dating and steering clear of committed relationships. With his dangerous line of work, he can’t stand the possibility of leaving a family behind if something happened to him. Before they even have a chance to get together (and what a fun meeting they have!), there are obstacles that both have to overcome if they ever want to open their hearts to someone. Their chemistry is instantaneous, but will their growing feelings be strong enough to defeat each other’s demons? Lia wants to open her heart to Nate. Her head tells her that maybe she should walk away and find the strength to keep Nate and his family safe from her dangerous ex, while her heart tells her that she just can’t do it. OH, THE FEELS!!!!!!!!!