December 17th, 2017
Home | Log in! or Register

On Top Shelf
Rebecca ZannettiRebecca Zannetti
Fresh Fiction
Fresh Pick

Holiday Giveaways

Reviewer Application

Readers & 'ritas

December brings fabulous reads!

Slideshow image

Since your web browser does not support JavaScript, here is a non-JavaScript version of the image slideshow:

slideshow image
Ex-NFL star + snarky single mom = a touchdown of a holiday romance

slideshow image
The vampires are coming... and this time, the lights won't stop them.

slideshow image
The owner of a delightful Southern café tastes the sharp sting of suspicion in this delectable comfort food mystery...

slideshow image
This holiday season, love is on the menu.

slideshow image
A Spartan heart can conquer anything, even myths, magic, and monsters.

slideshow image
There’s nothing like a firefighting cowboy to keep you toasty warm this Christmas...

Protecting Kate

Protecting Kate, June 2015
Dark Horse Inc. #1
by Amy J. Hawthorn

Self Published
Featuring: Trent Dawson; Kate MacDonald
218 pages
ISBN: 0151654212
EAN: 2940151654210
Kindle: B00ZNF984Q
Add to Wish List


"Former Miss Kentucky And A Sexy Ex Soldier Spells TROUBLE"

Fresh Fiction Review

Protecting Kate
Amy J. Hawthorn

Reviewed by Susan Dyer
Posted July 20, 2015

Military | Romance | Contemporary

Kate is in an abusive marriage. One day, she finds a stray tiny dog in her path and brings him home. When her husband, Preston, comes home he is outraged that she has let the dirty dog into his home. He kicks the dog and tells her to throw it outside. She is heart broken at the way he is behaving and as he picks up his packed bags and leaves for a business trip, she vows that tonight is the last time she will be in his house! She calls her cousin, Leigh, back in Kentucky and asks her to come and pick Kate up. She is leaving Preston and could care less if she ever sees his enormous home and all the cold sterile things in it.

PROTECTING KATE will keep you on the edge of your seat as Kate tries to figure out her life and especially after she meets Trent Dawson. He is a local horse breeder and horses have always had Kate's heart. Kate, many years ago, was Miss Kentucky. When her friends ask her to help them out with an auction that will benefit the animal rescue, she says yes in a heart beat. Trent finds himself bidding on dinner with Kate, even though it costs him ten thousand dollars and the last thing he is looking for is a woman in his life.

Even though she has divorced Preston, he shows up in her life again and Trent wants and needs to protect Kate. Well, here is where things really heat up! Kate feels as if Preston is harmless and Trent sees him for the snake that he is. While fighting the attraction to each other they are also fighting over Preston. Every time Preston comes around, something bad happens and Trent refuses to let Kate out of his sight. This infuriates Kate as she feels she can take care of herself. She has a gun and she's not afraid to use it.

PROTECTING KATE is the beginning of a series, Dark Horse Inc. and I will definitely be reading the rest of this series. The trouble that finds it's way to Kate and Trent is heart stopping and thrilling. I read their story pretty quickly and was so caught up in all the action, I actually found myself holding my breath at times. I have never read anything by Amy J. Hawthorn before, but I'm going to find her previous books now. She hooked me for me very first page and never let me go right until the very end. Trent and Kate and the chemistry between them is very hot and just when everything is calming down, trouble comes knocking again. I can't wait to read the next book in the Dark Horse Inc. series.

Learn more about Protecting Kate


Trent Dawson, horse trainer and former soldier, smells trouble at a simple charity auction. His good intentions get the better of him and he bids a small fortune on a damsel in distress. It turns out there's far more than meets the eye to the former Miss Kentucky and their chemistry is off the charts. The only thing standing between Kate MacDonald and her worst nightmare is Trent Dawson and the men of Dark Horse Inc.

What do you think about this review?


No comments posted.

Registered users may leave comments.
Log in or register now!





Fresh Fiction contests

© 2003-2017
all rights reserved

Google+ Google+