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Protect Me (Rivers Edge Book 4) by [Black, Lacey]
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Nate Stevens loves three things: Work, Family, Women. In that order. Having absolutely no desire to follow in three of his siblings’ footsteps by settling down, Nate lives for his work as a firefighter. That’s why his chance meeting with Lia leaves him unsettled like never before. There’s just something about the beautifully shy and reserved woman that he can’t walk away from.

Run. Hide. Keep moving. That’s exactly what Lia Walker has done for the last nine months. Escaping from her past, Lia continues to move from place to place before finding herself in the small town of Rivers Edge, Missouri. Following a chance encounter with her new boss’ brother, Nate, which leaves Lia feeling confused and vulnerable for the first time in months, Lia has to make a decision: to run or to stay.

When pasts are finally exposed, Nate and Lia find themselves at a crossroads. Nate will do anything to protect Lia from her past, but the question remains: Will Lia let him? When Lia’s past finally catches up with her, will running be the only way to protect the ones they love most in this world?

*Disclaimer: This book contains graphic language and detailed sex and is recommended for those 18 and over.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
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  • Print Length: 380 pages
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  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00Y9CS3YA
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews
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I was looking forward to Nate's story from the first moment the title was released. I mean, what woman doesn't like the thought of a hot able-bodied man coming to her rescue and protecting her. But I had my fears as to whether or not Lacey could produce the suspense and angst that I often associate with damsels in distress, especially after the first glimpse of Lia that we got at the end of Promise Me.

Well, she most certainly did pull it off, and balanced it well with the light-hearted humor and love we have come to associate with the Stevens family.

Nate is a self-proclaimed bachelor and a fireman (well hello big boy!) He's hell bent on remaining a bachelor for fear of leaving a wife and family should anything happen to him on the job. Lia is on the run. She needs to move from city to city, never overstaying her welcome for fear that she will be found.

When the two of them meet, which might I add is probably one of the best 'first impressions' ever, the sparks most certainly fly, quickly becoming a raging inferno of desire. Better keep that fire extinguisher close to your kindle!

Lia's past eventually catches up with her and poor choices are made. I don't want to give anything away, but in Lacey's true fashion, it works out and Nate and Lia get their HEA. We are also treated to a sneak preview of Will's story.
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This book, like her others in the series is good. The story line and everything are great, like I said in my last review it is just predictable if you have read her other books. The author uses the same phrases for different people too, and while I tried to not dwell on it too much, I just think it's weird. Again there was some spelling/ editing errors.
So my rating is 4/5 because the storyline and overall writing quality is good . & of course I would still recommend this book to others if they love a happily ever after .
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Nate, one HOT, alpha male and a fireman to boot! Just that alone makes this book worth at least 8+ stars!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars 5 'ALWAYS TOGETHER' STARS!! July 4 2015
By Danielle - Published on Amazon.com
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Lacey Black has created an incredible cast of characters in her sexy small town romance series, Rivers Edge. This book, the fourth full length novel of the series, adds a bit more edge, a bit more drama, more suspense and a whole lot more steam to what was already a sexy, steamy, suspenseful series.

Protect Me is the story of Nate Stevens and Lia Walker. Nate is the second oldest brother of the Stevens clan. He's a firefighter, he's a confirmed bachelor and he's the "cool" uncle to his niece and nephews. Lia Walker is a woman running from a frightening past. She longs for a home, a place to belong and roots. But her past is chasing after her, hunting her down, and should it catch up to her, the consequences would be scary and painful.

Nate and Lia are drawn to each other from their first meeting. Like being hit over the head with it, their attraction was instant and electric. They couldn't fight it, they couldn't deny it. But Lia knew she'd be leaving, and Nate knew he'd never be able to give her more. Lia never stays in any place for more than a few months before she moves on, and Nate vowed, after a cruel break up early in his life, that he'd never marry or have children so he wouldn't leave anyone widowed and fatherless because of his career choice.

But what happens when you meet the other half of your soul? What happens when you want what you thought you could never have? What happens when, despite all your plans, vows, and decisions, you can't envision life without that other person? Will Nate and Lia fight for their love?

Lacey Black is such a talented author. It has been a pleasure to watch her talent grow, her writing style becoming richer and more complex, with each addition to this series. This book is her edgiest, sexiest work yet, and she nailed it. I adore this author, I adore this series, and Lacey will always be an auto buy for me. Well done, Lacey!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A great story! July 2 2015
By NH - Published on Amazon.com
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Lia has lived with a monster for years and has finally had enough. When the chance to escape her nightmare comes, she takes it and runs. For months she moves from place to place in fear of her past catching up to hear but what she doesn't count on is coming to a place like Rivers Edge. There she meets Avery who takes a liking to her and offers her a job and a place to live. And it is here she meets Nate. Nate who doesn't do relationships but after meeting Lia with a bang (literally), he sees there is something different about her and is intrigued. She is beautiful, sweet, shy but guarded and all Nate wants to do is break down her walls.

Lia lives in constant fear but there is something about Nate that makes her feel safe. And even though she know she shouldn't get attached because she may have to run any moment, nothing can stop her from getting to know Nate. She slowly opens up to Nate and falls not only for him but with his family and friends. Things that she never had before.

They both have reasons why they think a relationship between them shouldn't happen but neither can stay away. But Lia's past is never far and soon it is going to catch up her. So Lia has to decided whether she will stay and have the support of those she loves to defeat her darkness or if she will run away to protect the only man she has ever loved.

This was a beautiful and heartwarming story and I was so glad to see them have their HEA.

And let's not forget the sneak peak we get into Will's story! I'm so excited for it but also sad that it will be the end.
5.0 out of 5 stars Great family series July 2 2015
By jrlovestoread - Published on Amazon.com
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This book is about a lot of things, but I feel that family is at the top. If you like a good family series, then pick up this series. You don't have to read the first 3 books, but it will make it easier to know this family. This time the book is about Nate. Nate is a firefighter who likes his women. Those women come easy to him. He doesn't want to settle down because he is afraid his job will end in death. Lia is on the run from an abusive relationship. She and Nate meet with her banging his head several times with a baking pan because she thinks he's an intruder. Let the relationship begin. Lia has never had a family. Therefore Nate's family is awesome in her eyes. She gets to feel as if she is part of something, but her past just won't leave her alone. There are a few angsty moments near the end in which you just want to shake her, but at the same time you understand why she did the things that she did. Dual point of view. No cliffhanger, but there is one brother left....... Love the characters and the writing style. Lacey Black portrays Rivers Edge in a way that makes you want to live there with this wonderful family. I love the family banter, and you just know they love each other. Awesome read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Pro-Stevens July 5 2015
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I loved this book as much as I loved the first 4 😘 Nathan much like his brothers and sister love to infinity. I was swooning the entire time. Although my heart broke for Lia she was such an amazing strong women. I was so happy they both found their purposes. loved that Jack 🎇🎆🎆. I can't wait to read more into this story. I also can't wait to read Will's story but why does it have to end there . What about a book on all the Stevens family all in one... food for thought I don't want to see them go 😢😢😢
5.0 out of 5 stars I loved Nate and Lia!! Dec 16 2015
By Shaunna Wolensky - Published on Amazon.com
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Lia and Nate made me swoon!! Lia is running from the past and Nate doesn't want to commit because of his career as a firefighter! But the instant chemistry between them is undeniable! I found Nate to be sweet and funny. And Lia was guarded but sweet as well! Sometimes when you read that someone has a horrible past they become so consumed with survival that they become annoying to read, well Lia was not like that. When you find out about her past you feel for her and your heart breaks for her but you realize right away she is stronger than she believes she is!! Love love love this book!!