"A clever mix of the immortal, romance and time travel."
My Secret Protector by Pam Binder is a classic mix of
modern day immortals reaching back through time to keep the
world on track, as we know it. And this is exactly the job
William MacAlpin was enlisted to do. Little does he realize
that such a serious mission with high consequences would do
more than stir up his need to protect time, but also awaken
a feeling he thought he may never experience...true love.
William MacAlpin is a man who likes to live life on his
terms and really wants nothing to do with the politics of
his immortal life. Unfortunately, the council that governs
them has spoken and he will have no choice but to
participate. William is told that the Renegades, a faction
bent on altering time and taking control of the council,
has sent one of their own, Bartholomew, to the past to
alter history and destroy the MacAlpin family line.
But there is a catch, you see, William as an immortal is a
Protector by birthright. Which mean he regenerates faster
than most from deadly blows to the body, outside of having
his head chopped of as that is the only thing that can kill
an immortal, and is driven to complete his mission at all
costs. For if he does not, his life could be forfeit by the
same council that sent him back in time.
The year is 1558, London England and Queen Mary is in
power. Isabelle de Pinze, a young beautiful woman and a
servant of the queen, is working late at her art studio.
Isabelle is unique for her time as she is encouraged by her
adoptive parents, Myra and Angus, to be her own person and
follow her creativity.
The story opens fairly quickly as Isabelle stumbles on an
ambush for William as he comes through time. They are
hoping to cut him off at the pass so he cannot succeed in
catching the Renegade.
The connection between Isabelle and William is fairly quick
as the first touch sets of a whirlwind of emotions and
sparks for both of them. There lives become fairly
intertwined as the events of this mission unfold.
Pam Binder is a wonderful writer and has an incredible way
with words and metaphors. She is so fantastic at her
descriptions that I found myself going back and rereading
them because they were so beautiful or tangible.
My Secret Protector is a classic tale of paranormal romance
and good over evil. The conflicts are intense, the villains
are despicable, and the romance is sweet. I recommend My
Secret Protector, as it is a fun read and also the sequel
to The Inscription; which was one of my first Paranormal
Romances I read and one of the reason I am so in love with
Reviewed by Mindy Lobaugh
Posted August 7, 2003