Wednesday, November 2, 2016


Title: Protector
Author: Michelle Horst
Genre: A Standalone Suspense Romance
 Release Date: November 2, 2016


I’ve always thought of myself as a pretty happy-go-lucky kind of person. I wanted to save the world, or at least leave my stamp behind. In my own naïve way I thought I could bribe karma but life has a way of teaching us lessons.

I never knew how selfish I was until my life was ripped away from me.


I’m forced to watch as they torture and kill my family … and I know I’m next.

I hear their screams.

I watch them die.

It’s the worst kind of torture

Then he comes. He made a promise to my brother. It’s the only thing keeping him bound to me.

A promise to protect me.

I should set him free of the promise … but I don’t. He’s my shield against karma. He’s my protector.

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Amazon/Goodreads Rating: 5/5
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This book is classified as a suspense romance but I would lean more on the suspense side.  Sure there is some romance but it is not the normal romance and it is not a light read.  This book has darkness.
“Madness is a place where your soul goes to die.  Insanity becomes a safe haven for your devastated mind - your crushed soul - a place where you can wither away until there’s nothing left, not a glimmer of the person you once were.”    
Riley had a happy life, wonderful loving family, she was able to travel the world until she comes home and has her world ripped away.  Her family is taken, tortured and killed in front of her.  She wasn’t suppose to survive, but she did and wishes she hadn’t.
“Grief is like a cancer,” she (the doctor) says as she starts to wash me.  “It eats away at all the good memories.  It strips you down until you feel like giving up is the only way out.”
Griffin has failed his team, most of all Josh, Riley’s brother.  Why couldn't he protect Josh's family?   He will do what he has to do to protect Riley and keep his promise to Josh?  At all costs ?  Will he be able to live up to this task?  Will he be able to keep her safe? Or will he fail josh again?  
The author did a wonderful job allowing the reader to experience all the emotions that Riley has to deal with since she came home. The reader is lead on a roller coaster of emotions as Riley goes from a carefree girl to witnessing the torture and death of her parents and two brothers.  With lines like:
“My thoughts are all jumbled.  It feels like I’m trying to navigate my way through a maze of thorns.  Every thorn has the power to hurt me.  Every thorn represents a memory".
You are right there grieving with her.
The interactions with the other characters brings even more depth to the story.  Their interactions helps Riley try to deal, let alone understand why this had to happen.
“Mr. Perry is right.  Whether it’s a body part or a loved one, the void the loss leaves in your life is devastating to the point that you’ll never feel whole again.”
Griffin is lost as well and blames himself for what has happened to Riley and her family.  As you watch this strong alpha guy deal with the fallout of these events, you will be speechless.  At times his promise seems to be too much and at times he feels he can conquer the world especially when he tells Riley that they can be a mess together.  
Emotions are high in this book and it will pull you in from the beginning and keep you reading until the end. There are several surprises and twists in the story that will keep you on the edge of your seat.  All can say without spoiling anything in this book is that this is a must read and you will not be disappointed.


Have you ever seen a bomb detonate? Just after the explosion, there’s this hissing silence and then chaos follows - rubble, destruction and so much pain and sorrow.

Right now, it’s as if that scenario is being played in reverse.

It’s a terrifying chaos as that man goes to stand in front of Dad. Dad’s still unconscious. He can’t even do anything to defend himself.

Life seems to be returning to my body in flashes. First, I start to yank at the chain. Then my mouth opens in a horrifying, silent scream.

The man grabs a fistful of Dad’s hair, shoves his head back, and then I watch as he presses the blade to Dad’s neck.

A violent pain blossoms in my chest and it threatens to bring the walls down around me. I watch as blood starts to trickle down Dad’s neck and then the man shoves the blade deeper.

I start to scream as hysteria hits me in waves. Part of me is caught in a nightmare-like state, refusing to believe that this is actually happening right now.

The man just walks away after slicing Dad’s neck open. My eyes are glued to my father’s blood flowing from the wound. The hysteria rages inside of me until I’m swept away in a maddening mania.

I can’t think clearly anymore.

I can’t process what I’m seeing.

All I can do is weep, scream, and yank at the unforgiving chain around my neck.

This - whatever this sick and twisted situation is - cannot be happening.

This is not real … this is not real … this is not real.

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International bestselling author of Predator, The Monster Series and many others. She loves writing anything from Young Adult to Suspense Romance.

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