20 May 2019

Hers to Protect | Book Review + Giveaway


She’s sworn to protect…

But does that include a speeding celebrity?

Violet Hawks is a by-the-books police officer—so when she catches a man speeding, she arrests him. Only, the man is famous race car driver Josh Stevens. To make amends, Josh launches a charm campaign, and it works on the small town…and on Violet. But when Josh is connected to an investigation, Violet begins to wonder—can she trust her instincts when her heart is involved?

Publisher: Harlequin Heartwarming
Release Date: May 7, 2019



Return to Indian Lake with this eleventh heartwarming story, Hers to Protect. (But don’t worry if you haven’t read them all yet—I haven’t, and I still enjoyed this story plenty.)

Rookie ILPD cop Violet Hawks dreams of leaving her small-town for some big-city action. Yet, when drug-trade rumors lead to her arrest of race car driver Josh Stevens, it just might be time for her perspective to change. Circumstances brings Violet and Josh together again and again, and though instantly likeable as a couple, they must still overcome suspicions, past guilt, and the distance and danger of their careers.

Though a few relationship moments toward the end seemed too (unnecessarily) black-and-white dramatic, I had fun with this story between Violet and Josh that Hers to Protect delivers. There’s plenty of romance amidst the cop intrigue and small-town charm. For the reader looking for a quick, contemporary read, it is sure to be a delightful summer-reading choice.

I received a complimentary copy of this book and the opportunity to provide an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review, and all the opinions I have expressed are my own.


Catherine Lanigan is the international bestselling and award-winning author of over forty-five published titles in both fiction and non-fiction, including the novelizations of Romancing the Stone and The Jewel of the Nile. Ms. Lanigan’s novels have been translated into over twenty-four languages. Lanigan was tasked by the NotMYkid foundation to pen a collection of compelling and informative true stories of teen addicts. Ms. Lanigan’s Shores of Indian Lake series for Harlequin Heartwarming includes Love Shadows, Heart's Desire, A Fine Year for Love, Katia's Promise, Fear of Falling, Sophie's Path, Protecting the Single Mom, Family of His Own, His Baby Dilemma, Rescued by the Firefighter, and Hers to Protect.

Ms. Lanigan is a frequent speaker at literary functions and book conventions as well as inspiring audiences with her real stories of angelic intervention from her Angel Tales series of books. She is an outspoken advocate for domestic violence and abuse and was honored by The National Domestic Violence Hotline in Washington, D.C. She has been a guest on numerous radio programs including “Coast to Coast” and on television interview and talk show programs as well as blogs, podcasts and online radio interview programs. She writes a monthly blog for heartwarmingauthors.blogspot.com.


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1 comment:

  1. Great review, Hallie! I actually really like that Josh is a race car driver. I haven't come across that in a romance, I think. I like the sound of this story!