Thursday, June 30, 2016

TLC Spotlight + Review + Giveaway: Defender by Diana Palmer

Diana Palmer
HQN Books
June 28, 2015

The man who shattered her trust is back to protect her… New York Times bestselling author Diana Palmer delivers a breathtaking story of second-chance love.

When Paul Fiore disappeared from Isabel Grayling's life, he told himself it was for all the right reasons. She was young and innocent, and he was her millionaire father's lowly employee. Three years on, Paul is the FBI agent assigned to Isabel's case. Too late, he realizes what life in her Texas mansion was really like back then—and how much damage he did when he left.

Once love-struck and sheltered, Isabel has become an assistant district attorney committed to serving the law, no matter how risky it gets. But right now, the man she can't forgive is the one thing standing between her and a deadly stalker. She knows Paul won't hesitate to protect her life with his own. But if she can't trust herself to resist him, how can she trust him not to break her heart all over again?

My Thoughts:

All right, Defender was an all right read. When I started reading this book, I felt that it dragged a little. After all it was a 100 pages of back story on how Paul and Isabel knew each other. I actually thought the story would jump ahead to where the blurb talks about. Nope. It wasn't until we got to the part where Paul left the Grayling home that we saw how controlling and abusive the father was. You saw the controlling right away, because he had his daughters watched all the time, but the abuse wasn't as noticeable until after Paul left. I could understand why Isabel was pissed at Paul, because he kind of threw Isabel under the bus. She was a little to forgiving in my opinion when finally got the the reasoning out.

Basically, Paul is called out to the case that involves Isabel's father. He eventually finds out how horrible it was for Isabel and Merrie, of course he feels bad. Now he trying to make amends for his actions, and come to terms with his past.

Defender wasn't a bad read, but there are few issues. In someways, Defender gives an impression that there is possibly a story for Merrie. After all that has happen to the girls and now they are free to find themselves. However, Merrie can't rightful do that cause of her father's actions in the story. Hence the reason I believe there is a possible story for her. If there is story for her, I hope that it's good. Fortunately, things workout for Paul and Isabel.

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About Diana Palmer
An icon in western romance, Diana Palmer has been writing with Harlequin since 1980 and has published over 180 titles, with over 61 million books sold! When not writing, Susan’s hobbies are gardening, knitting, crocheting, astronomy, archaeology and animals. She also has dogs, cats, birds and lizards.
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