The Defender

The Defender

by Lindsay McKenna
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The Defender by Lindsay McKenna

After escaping her troubled past, all Katie Bergstrom wants is to put down roots on her raptor rehabilitation facility outside Jackson Hole. She doesn't count on reconnecting with her estranged birth mother—or the recent appearance of a sexy ranch hand.

Former marine Joe Gannon is used to a life of risk. Working on the ranch, life is simpler…except for the undercover work he's been asked to do. Getting too close to Katie could damage his current operation. Yet despite his orders to remain suspicious, he knows she's innocent—and in danger. As he does everything he can to protect her, Katie can't help but fall for him. But after a lifetime of betrayal, is this too-secretive, too-seductive rancher someone she can trust?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781459249011
Publisher: Harlequin
Publication date: 11/13/2012
Series: Jackson Hole, Wyoming , #6
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 32,502
File size: 390 KB

About the Author

A U.S. Navy veteran, she was a meteorologist while serving her country. She pioneered the military romance in 1993 with Captive of Fate, Silhouette Special edition.  Her heart and focus is on honoring and showing our military men and women.  Creator of the Wyoming Series and Shadow Warriors series for HQN, she writes emotionally and romantically intense suspense stories. Visit her online at

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The Defender 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
90% of this book is about birds wnd 10% romance. I thought i bought a romance. I had to force myself to finish this book.
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jef71 More than 1 year ago
The Defender, Was very good reading. I enjoyed it very much. I like the birds and how they handle them.
rhonda1111RL More than 1 year ago
The Defender by Lindsay McKenna 4 STARS I really liked all the information about the birds. It made the story so strong. Thier are a few love scenes that I skimmed over. The Defenders deals with real issues like Eagles and other predators rehab. adoption,foster care,drug cartels and drug addiction. Katie Bergstrom works in her new raptor rehabilitation facility near Jackson Hole. It was built for her a dude ranch with a grant that even pays her. Katie was given up for adoption. She was a troubled teen till she saw the Raptors fly. Then she got a new passion and a new foster mother. Joe Gannon was injured in Afgan. He is now working undercover for the FBI. To get close to Katie and see if she is part of her birth mom drug dealings. Joe is from Jackson Hole and so he is perfect for the role. He even had some falcon training so he good work with Katie. He does not think Katie is working with her mom. Katie picks men that end up liars even on drugs. She is glad to meet Joe he is more the hero type than addicts. Her birds trust him and they can read peoples dishonest behavior. I could almost see the birds taking off and landing in the discriptions. That would be cool to see those birds up close every day. Iris knew that Katie was trying to get the state to open her birth records so she can find her birth mother. So Iris hires a P.I. and finds Katie's birth mom. She as a record as a drug dealer amd addict. She was only 16 when she had her. Katie calls her mother. Days later they meet. Not at all like she dreamed of, but at last she is getting to know her. And her mom wants her to work with her. The FBI want her to work with them and trap her mother. The first half of the book tells a lot about the different birds and taking care of them and introduces all the characters. the Last half is more action and drama. It all works together into a good entertaining story. I was given this ebook to read in exchange for honest review by Netgalley. 11/13/2012 PUB Harlequin HQN pages 384