Wednesday, November 9, 2022

In His Protection by Sandra Owens

With their lives on the line, can they trust their hearts not to break?

A small town sheriff running from her past learns to love again in the first book in K-9 Defenders, a suspenseful new romance series from award-winning author Sandra Owens.

Every small town has its secrets…

Chief of police Tristan Church likes Marsville just the way it is. He has his job and his police dog, Fuzz, for company. He could have Sheriff Skylar Morgan, too, but she’s determined to keep him at arm’s length, even if the one night they shared was unforgettable.

Skylar can’t deny that the connection she has with Tristan is unlike anything she’s ever felt before. She loves Marsville, but while most of the town is happy with her as Sheriff, it’s been a long, hard road proving herself. Dating the town’s beloved police chief is the last thing her reputation needs—even if it’s exactly what her heart wants.

But when their sleepy little town is suddenly full of dangers, it’s clear that someone is targeting Skylar. She and Tristan must work together to find the culprit… and as the threat against her grows, so does the intimacy between them. With their lives on the line, can they trust their hearts not to break?


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In His Protection by Sandra Owens

Book 1
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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

Avid Reader☆☆☆☆
M/F Romance
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This is set in a small town. Skye is there to start anew. After leaving her previous assignment, she wants to go where nobody knows her. She loves her job, but knows that sometimes, being an outsider can bring with it its own issues. She is in charge of the deputies and not everyone is happy that she got the job. While she deals with some insubordination, she also has to contend with the very sexy chief whom she met the first night she was in town and then promptly ignored.

Tristan knows that Skye is running from something, but he just can't seem to care. She made the rules and now that they have to work together, it takes all of his willpower to keep his hands to himself.

When Skye's past comes back to haunt her, she knows that nothing good is going to come of seeing her former fiancé. Also, with a disgruntled employee, that also is a negative in her column. But the people of the town are going to surprise her.

With danger lurking in the shadows and romance on the horizon, it will take all of her courage to step into the light and more forward.

I can't wait to see what the next book in the series will bring. This was a medium-paced story that had more action in the last part of the book. However, the small town feel was refreshing and fun.

This is the first book in a new series – along with other Owens fans, I was delighted that there is a new group of K-9 heroes to follow. If you have not read any of her previous books, I would most definitely recommend them to you. A great combination of suspense, canine skills, and affection and an engaging romance.

Chief of police at Marsville, Tristan Church spent a night with a beautiful stranger last year... then she turned out to be the new sheriff. Ever since then, Skylar Morgan has kept her distance, as she knows just how delicious Tristan is, and how difficult it is to resist the attraction between them.

This simmering need and desire between the two of them is causing both of them great frustration but they are professionals, and for Skylar – who left her last job due to ending a relationship with a colleague – she does not want to go there again. As things get messy in town, and in her personal life, she will have to decide who she trusts and who makes her feel safe and happy.

Tristan and Sky together make a great couple and I loved their ease with each other and the fun that they manage to have even in a dangerous situation. This is greatly helped by Tristan's unusual family situation – he lives in a huge house with his dog, Fuzz; artist brother, Parker; Parker’s daughter, Everley; and, when on leave from the service, his brother, Kade.

I really enjoyed this book and the promise of romances for the other two brothers is great news!



Author Bio

SANDRA OWENS lives in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. Her family and friends have ceased being surprised by what she might get up to next. She’s jumped out of a plane, flown in an aerobatic plane while the pilot performed death-defying stunts, and rode a Harley motorcycle for years. She regrets nothing. Sandra is a Romance Writers of America Honor Roll member and a 2013 Golden Heart Finalist. Her books have won many awards and she is an Amazon bestseller.

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ARC provided by

Carina Press.

Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of In His Protection (K-9 Defenders #1) by Sandra Owens to read and review.

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