Undercover Protector

Undercover Protector

by Elizabeth Goddard

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Undercover at a tiger sanctuary, Special Agent Grayson Wilde's convinced the owner must be involved in a wildlife trafficking ring—until someone tries to kill her. Now with Gemma Rollins's life on the line, it's clear that more than the wildcats need his help. Gemma's determined to rebuild the tiger oasis she lost when her family died. But someone wants her out of the way, and she's starting to wonder if her parents' and uncle's deaths were really accidental. Grayson says he'll do anything to protect Gemma, but she can't shake the feeling that her alluring new volunteer might not be all that he seems. With a vicious criminal closing in, though, she has to trust Grayson…because she won't survive without him.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780373456819
Publisher: Harlequin
Publication date: 01/03/2017
Series: Wilderness, Inc.
Edition description: Original
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.40(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Elizabeth Goddard is the award-winning author of more than thirty novels and novellas. A 2011 Carol Award winner, she's a double finalist in the 2016 Daphne Du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery/Suspense, and a 2016 Carol Award finalist. Elizabeth graduated with a Computer Science degree and worked in high-level software sales before retiring to write full time.

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Undercover Protector 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Suzie_W More than 1 year ago
Set in the wilds of Southern Oregon, Elizabeth Goddard’s latest release takes readers just outside of the Rogue River Wilderness. And what a unique setting it is! In fact, I don’t think I’ve ever read a book set in a wildlife sanctuary before. And Undercover Protector takes readers into one built to house endangered tigers. Goddard’s story will hook you from the first page as the action and danger are immediate and ramp up from there. I loved that there were so many unique attributes to this story—the setting for one, but the heroine has a slight disability and Gray’s job is so unique I didn’t even know there was such a position in law enforcement. I enjoy these books from Love Inspired because they’re fast reads but always well written and worth the time spent with the characters. Disclosure statement: I receive complimentary books for review from publishers, publicists, and/or authors, including Netgalley. I am not required to write positive reviews. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255.
Lis More than 1 year ago
This is the 2nd book in The Wilderness, Inc series! And like the first one, it does not disappoint. I don't know what it is about this series, but they capture you from the first sentence to the very last. You don't want to put the book down. There is so much action. It's nice to be able to have a page turner that is also a clean read. Rare theses days. I really really hope that they would make this book series into a movie or tv show. It would be so amazing! We need more family friendly books and & shows like this one! This book starts off with Gemma almost dying when her brakes and steering go out while navigating the dangerous roads near her Tiger sanctuary in Oregon! She is saved from Grayson Wilde. He is a special agent who is going undercover to find out about an animal trafficking ring. What happens next, you will have to read to find out. You are going to want to read this book as soon as possible and if you haven't yet, pick up the first book in the series, Target For Murder! Both books have have you on the edge of your seat the whole time. So pick them up & enjoy the ride!
Amigagal More than 1 year ago
I've been wanting to read a book that centered around animal trafficking and this one is fantastic! I know this is a big problem in the world today and it concerns me. I could tell the author did research on the subject and I enjoyed learning more about it. Special Agent Grayson Wilde works for the US Fish and Wildlife Service. He gets a tip that there might be some trafficking of tiger parts going on in a tiger sanctuary, so he goes undercover as a volunteer to find out if that is truly happening. He lost a good friend to this trafficking ring and he wants the criminal brought to justice. The owner is Gemma Rollins and Grayson is going to investigate her first.....until it's obvious that someone is trying to kill her! Gemma, on the other hand, lost her family and is determined to carry on the legacy of a tiger sanctuary that her parents began when she was young but why is someone trying to kill her? Maybe her family's deaths weren't accidental after all! The action doesn't stop in this book and you never know what is going to happen next! Every one is a suspect! I found it hard to understand how Gemma could keep going after things continued to happen to her. This is a great book and I would highly recommend it!
LizD1 More than 1 year ago
Undercover Protector ( Wilderness, Inc. Book 2 ) By: Elizabeth Goddard Undercover Protector is book two in Wilderness , Inc. series. This book can be read as a stand-a-lone with out any problems. Undercover Protector is a Love Inspired Suspense book by Elizabeth Goddard. She did not disappoint me. She captured me right at the start and did not turn me loose till the end. This book is filled with action, suspense, and romance. I caught myself trying to read faster , so I could turn the pages faster to see what was going to happen next. Get read for a fast paced story that will keep you reading way in the night . Special Agent Grayson Wilde is undercover investigating a wildlife trafficking ring and he is convinced that Gemma Rollins , who is a over the Tiger Sanctuary is involved. Gemma loves her tigers at the Sanctuary. She is trying to rebuild after her parents and uncle died, but she is having to many accidents. Are they accidents are is someone trying to kill her? Grayson will do anything to protect Gemma, but what is he not telling her? This story has so much action , so be sure and take timeout to breathe. I was given a copy of this book , but was not told that I had to give a positive review. All options are my own.
SusanSnodgrassBookworm More than 1 year ago
When I first met Grayson Wilde as a secondary character in Elizabeth Goddard's last book, I knew right then that he needed a book for himself! Indeed he did. Elizabeth Goddard writes fast paced Christian Romantic Suspense and does it very well. The action rarely lets up, giving the reader little time to breathe between gasps of surprise. Truly. I did a lot of gasping in this one. What a ride. And one of the culprits was a total shock! I highly recommend her books. This one releases December 1, 2016. Grab it while you can. Don't miss out! * I was given a preview copy of this book. My review is my own honest opinion.
carol223CS More than 1 year ago
Elizabeth Goddard's Undercover Protector Wildlife trafficking is the theme behind this action packed adventure filled with intrigue, danger, and mystery!!! The setting is in the Southern Oregon wilderness. It takes place at a wildlife sanctuary for tigers. You will feel as if you are right there in the action due to the vivid description. The owner is Gemma Rollins. The previous owner was her uncle who was killed in a car crash in which she survived but was left with a severe limp. Prior to her uncle's death, her parents had owned and run the sanctuary but they were both killed in a plane crash. Odd coincidences??? Now someone is sabotaging the sanctuary!!! Undercover wildlife agent Grayson Wilde is volunteering at the sanctuary to track down the trafficking ring. He is under the assumption that Gemma must be part of this operation Then several attempts are made on her life. What does this mean??? Colorful characters, a tale of deceit, murder, killing wild animals for body parts plus a story of learning to trust, romance with many faith references and spiritual reflections that will embed themselves into your memory. This is book # 2 in the Wilderness, Inc series. It can be read as a stand alone.
Bookworm_Debbie More than 1 year ago
This is an incredibly exciting suspense novel! This book is a “stand-alone within a series” novel. The story itself stands alone though characters from the first book are mentioned and make cameo appearances. I absolutely love both of the main characters in this wonderful story. I was completely able to understand the emotional hang-ups that both Gray and Gemma deal with. They are so well developed and their pasts are slowly shared and discussed. The journey that Gemma goes on to trust God again is very easy to understand. She wants to believe but her heartache has raised horrible doubts. The mystery about the wildlife trafficking ring is gradually spelled out. The suspense and danger that Gemma and Gray face is so well presented that I was caught up in it and at times my heart was racing as their lives were in danger. I was hooked from the first chapter and knew that I needed to find out who was behind it and how they would be caught. I can’t wait to see what comes next in this series. I received a free copy of this book from the author. I have chosen to write this review to express my personal opinion. Disclaimer: *Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention/review it on my blog. I was not required to give a positive review, only my honest opinion - which I've done. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own and I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.*
Britney_Adams More than 1 year ago
Undercover Protector is an intriguing tale! I really enjoyed the uniqueness of the setting and found the work at the tiger sanctuary to be quite interesting. Goddard’s imagery is vivid, pulling me into the animal enclosures where the roars of the big cats echoed in my ears. Gray and Gemma’s story is a great blend of action and suspense, and danger escalates with every turn of the page. A fight for survival until the very end, Undercover Protector is an exciting addition to the Wilderness, Inc. series. I received a complimentary copy of this book. No review was required, and all thoughts expressed are my own.
Wilani More than 1 year ago
Another awesome page turner by Elizabeth Goddard. I found it difficult to put down. Gemma and Gray were great characters. They seemed so real. I could feel like I was right there with them running from the danger and trying to figure out who was causing all the trouble for the Tiger Sanctuary. This is well written and one I will want to read again
TrixiO More than 1 year ago
Gemma Rollins’s dream came true the day she was able to open her Tiger Mountain sanctuary. That is until bizarre things start happening! Special agent Grayson Wilde takes a volunteer position working undercover to bring down the head of a wildlife trafficking ring targeting the tigers in her sanctuary. With danger mounting every day and threats escalating, can he protect both her & the big cats? Or will time run out before he can achieve that goal? Tigers & lions & bears, oh my…..well minus the lions and bears that is! Both Gemma and Gray have a special place in their hearts for tigers and both want the same thing. To preserve the dwindling population of the big cats through education and also to stop the illegal selling of their body parts for profit. I learned a lot through this book, the unfortunate truth on how much criminals can gain monetarily to sell & destroy these beautiful creatures on the black market—especially for Asian medicine. So I was especially invested in this story due to my own love of tigers. As for the suspense, it gained fast momentum as the threats escalated—effigies left in prominent places Gemma would find them, tigers being let loose of their habitats, and the various ways someone tried to kill her. There were many twists to this story & I enjoyed reading them all! Both Gemma and Gray have trust issues due to past things and must overcome them in order to work together to bring the persons responsible to justice. Romance, fast paced suspense, surprise twists, and faith-filled characters all conspire to bring the reader a book impossible to put down! I loved reading what the author wrote at the end of the book: “We live in a fallen world and bad men do bad things, but we know that God is always there working things out for good on our behalf. Don’t ever forget that. If you struggle with knowing this, ask Him to open the eyes of your heart. It is always my hope and prayer that my stories will entertain you and provide a powerful emotional experience, but more importantly that they will bring you closer to the One who holds you.” *I received a complimentary copy by the author. I was not required to leave a favorable review and all opinions expressed here are strictly my own*
BrittanyMc More than 1 year ago
What an exciting new addition to the Wildnerness, Inc. series! Undercover Protector is book two in the series, but it reads as a stand alone novel. Something sinister may be going on at the tiger sanctuary that Gemma Rollins manages. I found this to be such an interesting and creative plot for the book. The author did a good job of making me second guess who could possibly be behind the strange happenings at the sanctuary. When the mishaps began to become more deadly, the tension ramped up. Adding to the uncertainty is the growing chemistry between the main characters. Both Gemma and Gray had good reasons to guard their hearts, plus Gemma also struggled a lot with her faith in God. Undercover Protector is a great choice for those who enjoy romantic suspense. I received a complimentary copy of this book. All opinions are my own.
Blogger35 More than 1 year ago
Another great page turner that starts with Gemma driving to work in the rain only to find out her car isn't working properly on the mountainous road! Gemma has finally achieved her lifelong dream of owning a Tiger Sanctuary that fulfills her parents' dream of rescuing these wild animals as well as her uncle's dream. Unfortunately, her family died and now it's just her keeping the tigers safe. With someone trying to sabotage her property, will she ever be able to trust anyone? Special Agent Gray Wilde is undercover and about to interview for a volunteer position at this Tiger Sanctuary when he runs into Gemma being in trouble. Does Gemma realize there's a wildlife trafficking ring going on and will Gray be enough to protect the innocent in this investigation? Gemma has a limp and must use a cane, which slows her down in the story but doesn't make her any less of a protagonist to the story :) She is passionate for her cause protecting and nurturing the tigers, keeping them safe, and honoring her parents' legacy. She feels safe with Gray, but isn't sure if he's really trustworthy. Gray is a superb hero even though he has his own trust issues going on. Every time there is trouble with the Sanctuary and Gemma, he is right there to help out all the while making sure the tigers are always safe. I wish there had been more scenes with the wild animals in this story, but they are described tangibly and it was a real treat to learn about them in this book! "Tigers were worth more dead than alive, their parts bringing money in excess of a hundred grand, thanks to the demand for traditional Asian medicine. All it took was finding a buyer on the black market and someone needing money could easily make it in spades. Gemma Rollins might be standing in the way of that. If Gray discovered her life was in danger, he would not only work undercover, but serve as her protector." Really enjoyed the ending and how Cooper has a nice moment with Gray. It felt to me that Gemma kept losing her cane throughout the story, but was glad she found other ways of getting around while danger was in their midst. Another great story from Goddard that will keep those pages turning! Thanks to the author for the review copy provided. I was not required to write a positive review, the comments and opinions are my own.