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5+ stars for Defending Sophie by @desireeholt #romanticsuspense #militaryromance #bookreview

Title: Defending Sophie: Brotherhood Protectors World (Team Trojan Book 1)

Author: Desiree Holt

Genre: Romantic Suspense, Military Romance

Book Blurb:

Being unceremoniously discharged from 10th Special Forces due to internal politics, five members of Team Trojan needed to find a use for their specialized skills. They were fighting men, trained to protect, guard, extract and rescue. Sitting around being bitter about it only made things worse but what the hell was out there for them? An invitation to join the Colorado division of Brotherhood Protectors gave them an unexpected opportunity to show the world what they could continue to do. For Bodie Jackson, leader of Team Trojan, who only knew a life of service in the military, the invitation was a lifeline. As he listened to the founder of Brotherhood Protectors, former SEAL Hank Patterson, he realized the military may have done him a favor. He now had a place where he could still use his knowledge and skills to serve others and keep his team intact. The one thing he didn’t have, and at the moment wasn’t worried about, was a woman in his life. Then a photographer with deep blue eyes and honey brown hair blew into his life. Sophie Hart came to Fool’s Gold, Colorado, hoping to distance herself from a bad relationship that had turned into a nightmare that almost destroyed her. Accepting her close friend’s invitation to do the photography for her wedding was exactly the change she needed. Lots of girl time and lots of fun. That is until she photographed a killing in a ghost town. And met Bodie. All her good intentions to avoid men flew out the window when the tall, hunky, sexy guy became her defender, along with Team Trojan. Try as they might, they couldn’t fight the blaze of attraction consuming them. But first they had to find the killers who were searching for Sophie.

My Review:

Accidentally photographing murder puts Sophie in the crosshairs of killers...good thing Bodie and Team Trojan are ready to protect her. Photographer Sophie Hart needs an escape from a bad break-up. Arriving in Fool's Gold, she agrees to be the wedding photographer for her friend's upcoming wedding. Just what she needs to unwind. Everything is going great until she mistakenly takes pictures of a killing, in a ghost town no less. She's in over her head, especially when it comes to handsome Bodie from Team Trojan. He swears he'll keep her safe but what about her heart? She's falling for her protector but she's just another job to him, right? All he cares about is defending Sophie. As the killers close in on Sophie, she'll have to decide if love is worth the risk of a broken heart.

Defending Sophie is an adrenaline-rushing romantic suspense I couldn't stop reading. I love a good woman in trouble/bodyguard romantic suspense and this one is the best one I've read all year. Desiree Holt is a prolific author who pens unputdownable books. I've been an avid reader of hers for over a decade. Defending Sophie is hands down, her best book to date. The plot moved at a very quick pace with equal parts suspense and romance. I connected with both Bodie and Sophie right away. I also found the hard-working members of Team Trojan easy to connect with. There's a full cast of characters, including unsavory ones, to interact with. The action is well-developed with intricate narration. It read like a movie so there were times my heart beat a staccato. The romance was sublime with plenty of heat. The ending melted my heart. Defending Sophie is a part of a brand new multi-author series and I honestly can't wait to read the other books in the series. If you're a romantic suspense reader, you need to read Defending Sophie. Brilliantly written, Defending Sophie will keep you on the edge of your seat. Highly recommend!

My Rating: 5+ stars

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Author Biography:

USA Today best-selling and award-winning author Desiree Holt writes everything from romantic suspense and contemporary on a variety of heat levels up to erotic, a genre in which she is the oldest living author. She has been referred to by USA Today as the Nora Roberts of erotic romance, and is a winner of the EPIC E-Book Award, the Holt Medallion and a Romantic Times Reviewers Choice nominee. She has been featured on CBS Sunday Morning and in The Village Voice, The Daily Beast, USA Today, The (London) Daily Mail, The New Delhi Times and numerous other national and international publications.

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Reviewed by: Mrs. N


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