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Into the Crossfire (Protectors, Bk 1)
Into the Crossfire - Protectors, Bk 1
Author: Lisa Marie Rice
Former Navy SEAL Sam Reston keeps to himself. His world is dangerous, uncertain, violent...and there is no room in it for the helpless and weak. Then the most beautiful woman in the world moves in next door to him . . . . — Nicole Pearce's life is complicated enough -- with an ailing father and a new business to worry about -- and the last thing ...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780061808265
ISBN-10: 0061808261
Publication Date: 8/1/2010
Pages: 320
Rating:
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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4 stars, based on 80 ratings
Publisher: Avon Red
Book Type: Paperback
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SoBe avatar reviewed Into the Crossfire (Protectors, Bk 1) on + 147 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
maybe it's just me, but I didn't like this one as much as other LMR books. I can't really explain it, there wasn't one specific thing I didn't like, but it felt like there was something missing.

I loved the hero (and the other future heroes that were intro'd ) and the heroine who were both typical lmr characters. The plot was for the most part run of the mill... h meets heroine, falls for h immediately, seduces her, then has to protect her from big bad, so nothing unusual occurred... But still it feels like it's lacking something that I can't seem to pinpoint.

Then again its' rating is pretty high, so like I said, maybe it's just me. Either way if your a regular LMR fan, you'll enjoy this fast read!
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frazerc avatar reviewed Into the Crossfire (Protectors, Bk 1) on + 672 more book reviews
Good read with an action based plot. An enjoyable read-once and I'm looking for the sequel so it's a solid 4 star read.

The setting is San Diego [one of my favorite places] but other than the occasional comment about the sea and listening to the waves on the balcony nothing is particularly pertinent to the city.

The hero is Sam Reston, an ex-SEAL, now a very successful security consultant. He's working undercover on the night shift at the docks at the moment so when he swings by his office he's dirty, unwashed, and looking at least nearly as dangerous as he is. So of course he meets the heroine; Nicole Pearce, dainty, cultured, wearing haute couture and now renting the office across from his. He falls instantly into obsession, she hopes the scary thug is only a temporary employee of the company across the hall...

Some time later he rescues her from being locked out of her office and 'charges' her a date for dinner. Since he did rescue her and he has cleaned up his act a little, she agrees. He picks her up at her home and discovers her father is very ill. He passes the first hurdle by dealing with it with grace and treating her father with dignity. During dinner she realizes she is actually very attracted to him so she gives him The Talk: Her father is dying, she's trying to get her translation business up and running but is barely covering Dad's medical bills - she simply has no time to have a relationship. He listens politely, informs her he admires her caring and he isn't scared off. Since there's a nurse with her father she goes for it. 25 pages of Energizer bunny sex ensue...

Meanwhile there's a terrorist plot against the US discovered by a minor French civil servant who slips the warning into the middle of a file that he is sending to Nicole's office to be translated - right before he's killed by the terrorists. Now there's a hit out on Nicole and an order to get the file back at any cost.

The plot continues with multiple kidnappings, assaults, attempted murders, and, of course, rescues in the nick of time, and [equally of course] more Energizer bunny sex.



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1. Into the Crossfire
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3. Nightfire
reviewed Into the Crossfire (Protectors, Bk 1) on + 37 more book reviews
Just ok for me. I usually like her books but I didnt feel there was a much of a storyline between the characters in fact for much of the book they are apart. Not a keeper for me.
missyh avatar reviewed Into the Crossfire (Protectors, Bk 1) on + 85 more book reviews
I liked this book. Didnt love it. There was sooooo much inner dialogue at times. It seemed to make the story drag a bit in certain parts. I am very intrigued with the two other brothers though, so im going to continue with the series. Im hoping the next one's better.


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