His to Protect: A Fireside Novel

· Loveswept
21 reviews

About this ebook

A warm home for broken hearts, the Fireside Grill serves up hope and healing in equal measure. Stacey Lynn’s sensual, deeply emotional series heats up as a jaded restaurateur falls hard for a woman who’s hiding from a damaged past.

Declan James lost his last ounce of trust the day his wife walked out the door, leaving him to save the restaurant they built together. Throwing himself into his work, Declan swears off women—or at least, women who expect him to stick around in the morning. But when he discovers a skittish beauty scrounging through the Fireside’s trash to feed her dog, Declan offers her a job and a place to rest her head. There’s just something about her that awakens his protective side. And soon, not even that mangy mutt can stop Declan from caring for her.

After one too many trips to the ER, Trina Wilson finally gathered the courage to leave her husband, taking only her car and hyperactive boxer. Unfortunately, life on the run proves harder than she anticipated—until Declan takes a leap of faith on her. But even as Trina starts to see beyond his gruff exterior, she can’t relax, even for a moment. Not with her husband still tracking her down. What Trina doesn’t know is that in Declan, she has a powerful ally—and, if she would only follow her heart, a devoted lover.

Praise for His to Protect

“Stunning characters and a bright, refreshing voice drew me in on the first page. I didn’t want to put it down!”New York Times bestselling author Claudia Connor

“There’s just something about a damsel in distress that gets me every time. Add in a strong woman and a dog? I’m done! I loved this book!”New York Times bestselling author Susan Stoker

His to Protect will have you on the edge of your seat the entire read. I swooned one moment and held my breath the next. Stacey Lynn will leave you wanting more—so much more!”New York Times bestselling author Kelly Elliott

“If you’re looking for a hero who might be a little rough around the edges but has a heart of gold, then Declan is definitely your guy. His to Protect is a great read!”USA Today bestselling author Alexis Morgan

The passionate novels in Stacey Lynn’s Fireside series can be read together or separately:

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Includes an excerpt from another Loveswept title.
21 reviews
July 12, 2016
This is the first book by this author I've read and I must say I am truly impressed with her attention to detail in her character creations. Each movement is described in such detail to the point that I can actually visualize the characters entire demeanor and movements...it truly is as though I'm watching a movie in my mind. Declan can only be explain by one word...WOW! He is the embodiment of a protector of those weaker than himself, and with a kind and gentle heart thrown in. He was exactly what Trina needed to begin her healing from the years of abuse at the hands of her husband. The story grabs ahold of you from the prologue and takes you on a ride filled with suspense, and plenty of angst, but is balanced beautifully with passion and the growth of learning to live a new life filled with freedom. This is the first book (second in the Fireside series) by Ms Lynn I've read and now find that I'd not only like to read the first book in the series, but I'm anxious for the third book. At no time while reading this story, did I feel lost by not having read the first book...the author did a fine job of providing the backstory, as well as the appearance of the Tyson and Blue tied in nicely with Declan and Trina's story. This book was provided by Netgalley for my honest review.
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Bette Hansen
July 12, 2016
WOW! This book grabbed me by heart from the very first page and I could not put it down! Trina and Declan are two characters I will remember for quite a while. The story was very well done and handled a difficult topic perfectly. Great job by the author on this one. Declan James is a strong kind man who has had his heart broken and has given up on finding a HEA. That is until he discovers the very scared but beautiful Trina Wilson digging in the dumpster behind his restaurant. He immediately knows something isn't right so he very carefully and with great kindness tries to give her a helping hand. Trina has only recently found the strength and will to leave her abusive marriage. Having been let down by the people who should have protected her, she's decided to go to Canada and start her life over. She makes a stop in Michigan which will change her life, for the better.... Definitely a book I recommend.
Shirley Cropper
July 18, 2016
Hated the ending :-(
1 person found this review helpful

About the author

Stacey Lynn was raised in the Midwest. Over the long, frigid winters, she would read every book she could get her hands on, from John Grisham and Danielle Steel to Ann M. Martin and C. S. Lewis. She began writing poems and short stories long before she reached high school, and now, as a wife and mother to four children, she finds solace from the craziness of her life by creating steamy, sexy stories. After publishing her first book, what began as a hobby has now turned into an unending passion.

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