To Protect and Serve

To Protect and Serve

by Pat Adeff




"Ms. Adeff has provided a perfect 'Hallmark Channel' book, filled with real characters and a great story." T.F.

Nancy's husband of over 20 years asks for a divorce, declaring that "Now is as good a time as any." Struggling back to her feet from the emotional sucker punch, she is determined to survive and raise her teenage daughters as best she can as a single parent. Romance and dating go on the back burner -- heck, they completely leave the building! That is, until local Police Officer Doug Saunders, a dedicated bachelor, enters Nancy's life. When he reacts so strongly to the single mother of two, Doug is just as surprised as Nancy. She sure isn't his usual Balboa Beach Babe type; but that doesn't stop his blood from racing whenever he gets close to her. He definitely is experiencing his own personal version of shock and awe. Both of them are surprised to find romance at this stage of their lives. However, the universe with its wicked sense of humor and timing proceeds to drop roadblocks in their path towards relationship happiness. Can they overcome their past and find love in the present?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781493668809
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 12/14/2013
Pages: 244
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.51(d)

About the Author

Pat Adeff has diligently indulged her love of writing ever since picking up a pencil in Mrs. Shaner's 1st grade class at McKinley Elementary School in Redlands, CA. The author of 13 plays, 8 of which have been produced in community theatres across the USA, Pat has earned several awards for her writing. She co-founded an award-winning arts academy, and founded a youth theatre workshop at the historic Redlands Footlighters Theatre. Pat has several more books in the works, as well as a made-for-TV movie. She is also writing the libretto for an upcoming musical! Being an incurable romantic she definitely believes in happily-ever-afters, at any stage of life.

Being a writer, when confronted with her own divorce, Pat of course wrote! Although "To Protect and Serve" is definitely fiction, the seed of the story grew from her own personal turmoil and overcoming the ups and downs of life being a single parent. Having been an avid romance reader from the start, Pat wanted to give women everywhere a sweet story that was wonderfully romantic, yet was real, down-to-earth, and heartwarming. According to her first reviews, she succeeded! She's almost done with her next book which is about a writer (of course) and the geeky, but cute guy who fixes her computer when it crashes on her. It's amazing just how often that computer crashes!


"Wow! I just finished "To Protect and Serve" by Pat Adeff and it was such a great read. I read it cover to cover in one sitting. I laughed, I cried and I couldn't put it down. Such a great story of a woman who fought for 20 years for a loveless marriage only to finally give up and find the man of her dreams. Good read. I highly recommend it!"

"This book leaves out the romantic clichés and focuses on the experiences that are relatable to everyone. It's an easy to read, hard to put down love story with depth, humor, sweetness and spice! Would certainly recommend this to anyone who enjoys a good leisurely read!"

"This is a great "Hey, it could really happen" type romance! Very down-to-earth and quite enjoyable, with a reality factor that seems to be missing from the average romance."

"I recommend this book to anyone who loves to read stories that leave them feeling good about life."

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