"a wonderful story"

Mikaela Laughlin enters another world so to speak to get the inside scoop for her book, and only one man will do to give it to her, Diarmid Redwolf. She realizes too late that meeting him and getting close could be her downfall. Does she have what it takes to be what Diarmid needs or will getting close to him put her in danger?

Diarmid Redwolf never believed he had a TrueMate out in the world. Not until he mets Mikaela. Taking her on a tour of the crime lab is one thing. Having her ride along to a crime scene to help her with her research may be taking it too far. Now with a serial killer on the loose, is Mikaela his next victim? Can Diarmid keep her safe and tell her his darkest secret, that he is a shapeshifter, and if he does will she accept him or run?

Protect and Defend is a wonderful story, drawing the reader into the lifes of Mikaela and Diarmid. Francesca Hawley brings Diarmid's pain out in the story as well as his desire for Mikaela. She also shows how Mikaela feels for Diarmid even before she meets him face to face. The reader will enjoy this story very much as they are drawn into the depths of the pages. You will also enjoy the flow the story takes as they read how Diarmid does what he can to risk his life for the woman he loves and knows he must save at all costs.

Reviewed by Stacy Link
Posted February 8, 2009


Mikaela Laughlin discovers a whole new world, and an entirely new species, when she tours the crime lab to meet Lieutenant Diarmid Redwolf while researching her next book. She's lusted after "Delicious Diarmid" from afar for a long time, but meeting him sets her body on fire. It doesn't take long for Mikaela to discover there's more to Diarmid than meets the eye. He is far more delicious up close than she ever dreamed.

Diarmid has bad guys to catch, but one look at the voluptuous writer has him wanting to catch her instead. His shapeshifter blood recognizes his True Mate and he wants her naked body arching beneath his. Now. But with a cold-blooded serial killer on the loose, Diarmid has one shot at his future and he will not fail. Because this time, the killer wants Mikaela.

Genre: Shape-shifter
Book Length: Super Plus Novel

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Protect and Defend
by Francesca Hawley

Ellora's Cave
January 1, 2009
Available: January 7, 2009
ISBN #1419920049
EAN #9781419920042
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