protecting the heiress

Protecting the Heiress by Nana Malone
Series: The Heiress Duet, book 1
Genre: contemporary, romantic suspense
Publisher: Sankofa Girl
Publication Date: March 19, 2019
Rating: ★★★★★

When the announcement was made pertaining to these upcoming duets, I just knew I had to read them! I didn’t even know what they were about, I had to have them regardless! And you’d think by now, knowing the author’s love at keeping her readers in suspense, I’d be used to her cliffhangers. But I’m not. And I don’t think I ever will be. They just keep getting worse, and worse…which makes me LOVE them even more, and more!

To piggy-back off what I said before, I went into this duet completely blind. I knew the story was going to be about a new, fresh set of characters, with dashes of cameo appearances from the previously beloved ones, while still keeping the story line unique and entirely separate from the other duets.

I was instantly transported back to the Winston Isles, my new favorite place to be, and was introduced to Jax and Neela. Another threat looms in the air, which brings more secrets, lies, and hidden agendas. Not wanting to give too much away, Jax is “hired” by Neela to take care of baby Mayzie. How Neela comes upon this baby, I’ll let you find that out on your own. Just know that with a new baby comes the threats as to how Neela became the child’s new guardian. Something wicked, disturbing and tragic is brewing, and it’s up to Jax, with the help of our favorite former royal guard, Ariel, to find out where this risk is coming from, who is orchestrating it, and the ever mysterious why it’s happening.

Immediately upon Jax and Neela meeting, you can feel the instant attraction between them. And as their time together passes, that attraction flares into uncontrollable chemistry that sparks and soars off the pages. The sexual tension, and entirely swoony emotional facets to their connection sets their character dynamic apart from the other couples we’ve read before. Lust may have clouded their vision initially, but it’s their compassionate bond and selfless actions toward not only baby Mayzie but each other that showcases the passionate and intense desire for one another. But when one secret comes to light, truth and trust is the only thing that can possible save them….or break them apart.

I’ve probably said this a million times, but I seriously cannot wait to find out what happens next! The author’s cliffhangers are epic, and leaves you on the edge of your seat, desperate for resolution and answers between Jax and Neela. I’m dying for more…a thoroughly addicting series!

5 Stars!


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protecting the heiress

All I ever wanted was family. But one mistake cost me everything I’ve ever worked for.

To get it all back, I’ll have to return home and protect the most stubborn woman on the face of the planet. To do that effectively, I’ll need to go undercover as…a Manny.

I didn’t mean to fall for her or the kid. I really should have known better. When you get this close, it’s easy to get burned.

But I’ll do anything to protect them, even if it costs me everything…again.

(Book 1 in the Royal Elite Heiress Duet)

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