Protect Me

Protect Me

by Margaret Watson

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Protect Me by Margaret Watson

Police officer Mia Donovan is studying for the detective's exam when her captain offers her an assignment – be Finn O'Rourke's personal bodyguard for the next three weeks. He's in town to film a movie, he has a stalker, and the threats are escalating.

Mia isn't interested – she's focused on the looming exam. But her captain convinces her that successfully protecting Finn will look very good on her record when promotion decisions are made. So, reluctantly, she takes the assignment.

Finn isn't the arrogant, egotistical actor Mia expected. There's more than meets the eye when it comes to the 'most hated man in America', Finn's nickname since he cheated on his girlfriend, a beloved pop star.

But his stalker is lurking and the threat is escalating. Although Mia's feelings for Finn are growing, her job is to protect Finn, not fall in love with him.

"Margaret Watson, a star in the world of contemporary romance, grabs you on the opening page and keeps you reading to the happily ever after." -- New York Times bestselling author Susan Elizabeth Phillips

Product Details

BN ID: 2940151075541
Publisher: Margaret Watson
Publication date: 10/31/2015
Series: The Donovan Family , #6
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 34,434
File size: 356 KB

About the Author

Two-time Rita finalist Margaret Watson has sold millions of copies of her thirty seven books. After writing spicy Harlequin romances, Margaret dials it up a notch with her latest, the Donovan Family series. Once you start reading these sexy romantic suspense stories about a family of Chicago cops, you won't be able to stop.

When not writing, Margaret practices veterinary medicine. She lives near Chicago with her husband, three daughters and a menagerie of pets.

Susan Elizabeth Phillips, NYT bestselling author, says, "Margaret Watson, a star in the world of contemporary romance, grabs you on the opening page and keeps you reading to the happily ever after."

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Protect Me 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
BaronessBookTrove More than 1 year ago
I RECEIVED THIS BOOK FOR AN HONEST REVIEW FROM THE AUTHOR! This is my first romance book away from Nora Roberts and Janet Evanovich and I have to say that Ms. Watson is an excellent writer. Without having to read the first five books in this series you immediately are brought up to date with the Donovan clan. The main character of this book is Mia Donovan, the youngest of the Donovan kids. Mia is assigned to the protective duty to Finn O’Rourke, she doesn’t really want to do this, but her captain changes her mind. She wants to prove that she can do any assignment that was given to her. What I liked about Mia Donovan is that even she is independent. She grew up with big brothers yet she can still take care of herself. She doesn’t want a man to do something that she knows that she can do herself. I also liked how she kept it professional with Finn, throughout the assignment which was living in the same place as him for three weeks and pretending to be a couple. I, even more, liked how she tried her hardest to not let Finn back in once her job was done. I could tell that she was heartbroken when he didn’t follow her out of the hotel room. What I didn’t like was how she didn’t try to fight for him, before he left. She could have tried to make their relationship work despite what they sort of agreed on in the beginning. I also didn’t like how the police chief asked around all the precincts if they had a woman officer that he knew his godson couldn’t resist being with. This was especially terrible after everything that had happened with Finn’s ex-girlfriend. And then there is, of course, Finn O’Rourke, an actor who didn’t tell his story first in Hollywood about what really happened between his ex-girlfriend and himself. Now he is in Chicago shooting an indie movie to re-establish the image that he wants Hollywood to see him as. What I like about Finn is that he is able to not only keep up with Mia and her personality but is also able to keep her on her toes with his. Another thing that I like about him is that he is truly a gentleman around Mia. He only really shows Mia his true personality, the one that he only lets certain people see. What I don’t like about him is how he thought he needed Hollywood and his image more than he needed to be loved while also having a real relationship in the real world. I really hated how his pride kept him from realizing how much he really messed up with leaving Mia and how long it took him to realize that he actually loved Mia and missed her. He also knew that if he came back that she didn’t want to see him. Protect Me by Margaret Watson, I am glad that I read this book. I am giving this book five stars as I loved every minute of reading it. The book also kept me on the edge of my seat trying to figure out who the stalker person is. I also love with how, even though, it’s part of a series you don’t have to read the other books to know what had happened in those and with what is going to happen in this one. I am glad to have been asked to read and review this book. I am also recommending this book to any of my adult readers of my blog that like contemporary romance that is also wrapped up into a cop book. Anyways until next time enjoy this book review brought to you by Baroness’ Book Trove To read more reviews like this one please go to my blog:
DiiMI More than 1 year ago
She was given an offer she couldn’t refuse, not if she wanted to make detective on the Chicago police force. At first it seemed like babysitting, being an undercover protector of a fluffy, no-substance movie star, but Mia knows she is a capable officer, in spite of what her older brothers, of the Donovan family of law enforcement officers think. What the beautiful and very competent Mia found was Finn, a down-to-earth, caring hunk of gorgeousness whose stardom has been tarnished by an old scandal. Finn has been receiving threats and they are escalating, someone wants him or wants him dead. He just happens to be the superintendent’s Godson. With both her hopes and reputation on the line and under the microscope, Mia is determined to keep her assignment alive, even if he can be his own worst enemy. But did she have to play his elbow dressing to do it? Did she have to move in with him? Did he have to give off those sexy vibes? As the threat to Finn escalates, so does the “non-romance” and Mia finds herself caught between duty and libido, which was bad enough, but then her heart got involved. This three week assignment just became three weeks of a total eclipse of her heart, especially when Finn unveils his true self and not the personae his fans see. Brilliant dialogue, attitude and chemistry on steroids, Margaret Watson’s Protect Me is a beautiful twist on the whole big, bad, alpha protector thing as one amazing woman with beauty and brains takes on an unknown stalker to save the hot actor who may have stolen her heart. Ms. Watson has done a remarkable job of telling a tale with humor, heart and heat! I received this copy from Margaret Watson in exchange for my honest review.
Linda_RochesterNY More than 1 year ago
Mia Donovan is a cop with one goal - to pass the detective exam. Hollywood star, Finn O'Rourke, has a stalker. He's in Chicago shooting a new movie and Mia is assigned to protect him, by going undercover as his girlfriend. Being together 24/7 fans the flames of desire and Mia is fighting to keep her heart intact as the stalker gets closer and more dangerous. Protect Me is a well-crafted romantic suspense story. I love this book, as much as the first five books of this series. The author excels at writing detailed, in-depth stories with great characters that pull you in. This book is a great read. I was provided with a copy of this book in return for an honest review.
CathyGeha More than 1 year ago
Someone is stalking a movie star and the Superintendent of Police in Chicago has decided to assign a body guard 24/7 for the period of time Finn O’Rourke will be in town. Mia Donovan has mixed feelings about taking the job but for career reasons she agrees and then settles in to do the job to the best of her ability. Neither Finn nor Mia expect the immediate intense chemistry and with a three week limit to their time together how could a relationship ever be more than an affair – fun then done? This is an entertaining action packed story that has everything a good romance should have. The stalker is not obvious or easily found. The chemistry is combustible and the love scenes steamy. It was great to see the characters from previous books and find out how they are doing. I highly recommend this book and know you will enjoy reading it as much as I did! Thank you to the author for the copy to read and review.