Monday, May 13, 2019

Review of Hers to Protect by Catherine Lanigan

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Hello, and welcome to my stop on the tour for Hers to Protect by Catherine Lanigan! I had the chance to read this delightful story and have my review for you down below. Please make sure you follow the tour for more reviews, excerpts, and interviews, like the one I am hosting on my other blog at Candrel's Crafts, Cooks, and Characters later this week. And of course, you have to check out the amazing giveaway at the end!

Hers to Protect
(Shores of Indian Lake #11)
By Catherine Lanigan
Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 384 Pages
April 1st 2019 by Harlequin Heartwarming

She’s sworn to protect…

But does that include a speeding celebrity?

Violet Hawks is a by-the-books police officer—so when she catches a man speeding, she arrests him. Only, the man is famous race car driver Josh Stevens. To make amends, Josh launches a charm campaign, and it works on the small town…and on Violet. But when Josh is connected to an investigation, Violet begins to wonder—can she trust her instincts when her heart is involved?

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**My thoughts**
This is the second book that I have read in the Shores of Indian Lake series. I will say that you definitely do not need to read the other books in the series to appreciate this title. The story, while it alludes to the other couples that have come together in this town, really focuses on the current couple and their path to making things work out, if meant to be. Characters continue to weave their way throughout all of these stories for familiarity, but it is not essential to know their entire backstory for this one to make sense. That being said, I have a feeling that the rest of those books would be worth checking out, as I really liked this one, almost better than the last one I read.

Violet and Josh both have something to prove. Violet is the rookie cop who wants to make a big splash, but always thought she would have the opportunity to do so in a larger city. She is still making rookie mistakes, but has an innate sense of how to be a great investigator and cop. Josh is the star race car driver who was brought up in the foster care system and wants to show the world that he is a great human being in addition to being a star driver. They also share the pain of losing a parent at a young, tender age. Violet lost her father and Josh lost both of his parents.

Of course the two of them have friction, especially after Violet busts Josh for doing 200 mph on the back country roads. And then there is that matter of Josh's former connection to a known drug lord whom Violet is investigating. In spite of her investigation, she cannot help but be drawn to him because she can see beyond his celebrity persona into the man he is deep inside. And he is able to look past her uniform to see the kind and loving woman within who just wants to make the world a better place.

There is just a hint of a thriller story in here, which is fun in a romance. And they have a slow burning flame that is kindled and nurtured throughout the story. I like reading books sometimes that are all about the relationship and not so much about jumping into bed together. It was a great way to pass a rainy Sunday and I am definitely going to keep on reading more books in the series.

I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

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About the Author

Catherine Lanigan is the international bestselling and award-winning author of over forty-five published titles in both fiction and non-fiction, including the novelizations of Romancing the Stone and The Jewel of the Nile. Ms. Lanigan’s novels have been translated into over twenty-four languages. Lanigan was tasked by the NotMYkid foundation to pen a collection of compelling and informative true stories of teen addicts. Ms. Lanigan’s SHORES OF INDIAN LAKE series for HARLEQUIN HEARTWARMING includes LOVE SHADOWS, HEART’S DESIRE , A FINE YEAR FOR LOVE, KATIA’S PROMISE, FEAR OF FALLING, SOPHIE’S PATH, PROTECTING THE SINGLE MOM, FAMILY OF HIS OWN, HIS BABY DILEMMA, RESCUED BY THE FIREFIGHTER and HER TO PROTECT (2019).

Ms. Lanigan is a frequent speaker at literary functions and book conventions as well as inspiring audiences with her real stories of angelic intervention from her Angel Tales series of books. She is an outspoken advocate for domestic violence and abuse and was honored by The National Domestic Violence Hotline in Washington, D.C. She has been a guest on numerous radio programs including “Coast to Coast” and on television interview and talk show programs as well as blogs, podcasts and online radio interview programs. She writes a monthly blog for

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  1. Hers to Protect sounds like a great read!

  2. The cover is beautiful and I enjoyed the synopsis.


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