Above Protection

Imperfect Heroes

Book 1
C.J. Pinard
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He's bearded, angry, highly trained, and has a job to do.

She's the damsel in distress who's smarter than she looks, and doesn't want anyone's help.

Could it be they both need something neither will admit to? Fate fueled by the laws of attraction may just decide for them.


DUKE

I didn’t ask for this. I was just doing my job, and they have the nerve to put me on a Witness Protection detail? This is crap. I’ll do my assignment, then go back to my job and what I love – kicking ass and taking names. I hadn’t spent 6 years in the Marine Corps to be put on babysitting duty once I’d joined the FBI. The witness they assigned me to, Rayanne, is an annoying, brainless blonde with a sassy mouth and a body that belonged on a website you had to pay to access. Not that I noticed or anything.


RAYANNE

I can look after myself. I don’t need anyone’s help, and the government is being ridiculous for putting me in the Witness Protection Program. I'll testify against my former bosses and then go back to my life as a single girl in the big city. I love my career as a paralegal, and once this Neanderthal they’d assigned to babysit me was out of my life, I'll go back to it. I just wish he wasn’t so easy on the eyes. The beard, hard body, and that voice. Why couldn’t they have sent me someone ugly – and nice? Because Duke is neither of those things.

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C.J. Pinard
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Mar 30, 2016
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English
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Fiction / Romance / Contemporary
Fiction / Romance / Erotica
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She's a cute, foul-mouthed nurse with an attitude as big as the ocean, but has a caring heart even bigger.
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KYLE
Eighteen years old when she broke my heart. Eighteen years old when I left to join the Marine Corps, knowing when I got back, she would not be there waiting for me. I never expected to see her ten years later, all heartbroken and humbled. I just don't know if I can go there again with Adria Green. She's short, sassy, and even more stubborn than she was when we were kids - and painfully more beautiful. So why do I find myself completely and inexplicably drawn to her? Because what drew me to her back then has been reignited without my permission, and there doesn't seem to be a way to douse the old flame. I've already lost half a leg. I can't lose my heart, too.

ADRIA
Am I to blame for my actions when I was just a kid and starting out at life? I was stupid back then, but I'm not stupid anymore. I'm educated, confident, and after my ex-fiancé cheated on me and left, I'm even more careful with who's going to get my heart. Seeing Kyle Adams after all these years made my heart stop and then almost drop out of my chest. He's even more gorgeous and considerably more built than he was when we were in high school - despite the injury. I feel myself being pulled toward him like nothing I've ever felt, not even back then. But can we go there again? Can you really and truly go back? No, I don't believe you can. I'm just not sure I can go forward now, either.

Beyond Love is book 4 in the Imperfect Heroes Series, but books in the series can be read in any order. This book is for readers 18+. Contains adult situations, language, and minor scenes of war.

Recommended Reading Order:
Antihero(Imperfect Heroes 1)
Above Protection(Imperfect Heroes 2)
Beneath Broken(Imperfect Heroes 3)
Beyond Love(Imperfect Heroes 4)
Books can be read as standalones, however, this is the suggested reading order.
He's been broken, repaired, and has finally risen above his devastating injury.
She's a cute, foul-mouthed nurse with an attitude as big as the ocean, but has a caring heart even bigger.
They once loved each other back when life was simple and being an adult wasn't an issue. What was once a beautiful love turned into a devastating heartbreak. Are they brave enough to give it another try now that life is complicated and ugly? Because while their circumstances once tore them apart, love was never their problem.

KYLE
Eighteen years old when she broke my heart. Eighteen years old when I left to join the Marine Corps, knowing when I got back, she would not be there waiting for me. I never expected to see her ten years later, all heartbroken and humbled. I just don't know if I can go there again with Adria Green. She's short, sassy, and even more stubborn than she was when we were kids - and painfully more beautiful. So why do I find myself completely and inexplicably drawn to her? Because what drew me to her back then has been reignited without my permission, and there doesn't seem to be a way to douse the old flame. I've already lost half a leg. I can't lose my heart, too.

ADRIA
Am I to blame for my actions when I was just a kid and starting out at life? I was stupid back then, but I'm not stupid anymore. I'm educated, confident, and after my ex-fiancé cheated on me and left, I'm even more careful with who's going to get my heart. Seeing Kyle Adams after all these years made my heart stop and then almost drop out of my chest. He's even more gorgeous and considerably more built than he was when we were in high school - despite the injury. I feel myself being pulled toward him like nothing I've ever felt, not even back then. But can we go there again? Can you really and truly go back? No, I don't believe you can. I'm just not sure I can go forward now, either.

Beyond Love is book 4 in the Imperfect Heroes Series, but books in the series can be read in any order. This book is for readers 18+. Contains adult situations, language, and minor scenes of war.

Recommended Reading Order:
Antihero(Imperfect Heroes 1)
Above Protection(Imperfect Heroes 2)
Beneath Broken(Imperfect Heroes 3)
Beyond Love(Imperfect Heroes 4)
Books can be read as standalones, however, this is the suggested reading order.
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