Rough Around the Edges

Rough Around the Edges

by Patricia Keelyn

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Rough Around the Edges by Patricia Keelyn

A protector whose touch was as seductive as it was dangerous . . .

Alejandro (Alex) Jamison grew up on the rough side of Miami. As a teenager, he'd been arrested repeatedly for petty crimes, and then at eighteen, he was caught breaking into a jewelry store, and it seemed his life was set in a downward spiral of ever-increasing lawlessness. Then a judge offered him a choice: military service or jail time. He enlisted, and it woke him up and changed his life. Now he runs a youth center in his old neighborhood where he's determined to prevent other young people from traveling down the path he almost took.

Then, Dr. Kristen Helton walks into his life, disrupting his carefully built world.

He knew the first time he met her that she spelled trouble. She was an outsider, a rich do-gooder he expected to run when things got rough on the mean streets he called home. But she was his equal in courage and determination, a woman as stubborn as she was beautiful, but could he ask her to share a desperate struggle that risked their future, even their lives?

Kristen Helton had defied her wealthy parents only twice in her life: once when she went to medical school instead of taking her place in Palm Beach society, and then when she'd accepted a position in a free medical clinic in one of Miami's roughest neighborhoods. Then she met Alex Jamison, a man from a different world, a man she knew her family would never accept.

Despite all the reasons to keep her distance, Kristen is drawn to the haunted hero whose powerful body awakened a hunger too strong to resist as she joins his fight to keep kids out of trouble.

Could a woman who'd always played by the rules help a renegade battle the odds and win?

Product Details

BN ID: 2940158408526
Publisher: Panther Press
Publication date: 07/05/2016
Series: The Protectors , #2
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 194,796
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Patricia Keelyn is the pseudonym for author, editor, and writing teacher, Pat Van Wie. Pat's published eleven novels for three major publishers, including: Ballantine, Bantam, and Harlequin. Her last three books were hardcover suspense novels released under the pseudonym Patricia Lewin.

Pat has also taught writing workshops and classes in various formats and lengths around the country and is currently teaching creative writing at her local Community College.

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Rough Around the Edges 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Trimaze More than 1 year ago
Irresistible Love Story "I received this book from eBook Discovery. I voluntarily reviewed this book and this is my honest review." Rough Around the Edges is the third book by Patricia Keelyn that I have had the pleasure to read. It is a beautifully written love story that proves love truly has no boundaries. The characters are well developed and the storyline is well written. I would recommend this book to any reader who enjoys novels that have a "fairytale" feel to them. Even though this book is the second book in the Protector series it is a standalone novel. It's not necessary to read "Loving Lindsey", the first book in the series, before enjoying it. Although, you may want to read the first book because it is just as good.
Bigedsgirl1 More than 1 year ago
Fast Paced Feel Good Contemporary Romance! This is the second book I've read by Patricia Keelyn and I received it from eBook Discovery in exchange for an honest review. This is part of Ms. Keelyn's The Protectors series but can be read as a standalone and has no cliffhangers. I was attracted to the male hero Alejandro from the beginning and drawn into his struggle to keep the teen center open that he had established in the rough neighborhood that he grew up in. The idealistic heroine, Kristen Helton, comes from a privileged Palm Beach background, but is a dedicated doctor working at a clinic located in the same neighborhood as the teen center. I enjoyed the pace of this story and the way the relationship between Kristen and Alex was allowed to build and grow; the secondary characters had depth and added color and nuance to a wonderfully entertaining and satisfying tale of two people letting what is, become more important than what should be.
Anonymous 11 months ago
This book was very nicely done. Very sweet. Didn’t see the ending coming. But loved the way it wrapped everything up. And I got my HEA!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Tis is the third book I have read books by Ms Keelyn and every one was an excellent book. Enjoy! CB
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a great romance . Really enjoyed reading it .