Review: Protected (Deadly Secrets 3) by Elisabeth Naughton

Protected (Deadly Secrets)
by Elisabeth Naughton

Up-and-coming designer Kelsey McClane is on the cusp of success. Recently divorced, she should be enjoying her newfound freedom and glamorous future. Instead, she’s living in fear of the past. When she returns home to Portland on a press tour, danger creeps closer than ever. As threatening messages from her bitter ex-husband leave her vulnerable, a new man in her life makes her feel protected.

Former Army Ranger turned security professional Hunter O’Donnell is hired to guard Kelsey. When a shattering explosion rocks her world, Kelsey’s ex is the prime suspect, but Hunter speculates there’s more to the situation than Kelsey’s letting on. Intent on keeping her safe, he delves into Kelsey’s past. As the two work together to unmask her stalker’s identity, a fire ignites between them that they both struggle to contain.

While the investigation proceeds, it draws them closer not only to each other but also to a lethal plot that’s been in the works behind their backs. And with each new secret unveiled, it’s not just temptation putting them at risk—it’s a madman who will not stop until Kelsey is dead.

Kelsey McClane should be enjoying her success as a fashion designer who recently made waves in New York Fashion Week.  Instead,  she’s cowering and hiding after almost dying in a triggered explosion.  Death threats , malicious texts, exploding bombs, hidden cameras, candid stalker photos endangered Kelsey’s every move , and she had no clue who was behind all these.

Hunter O’Donnell was hired by the McClanes to keepkeep an eye on Kelsey after her divorce with the snake Julian Benedict . He was trusted by Kelsey’s brothers to be professional and protect her at all times.  But the more he spent time with her, the more he couldn’t help his feelings for best friend’s sister . It’s only a matter of time before both their lives get engulfed in a fiery rage of passion,  jealousy,  danger and death .

When Elisabeth Naughton writes a suspense mystery romance, expect the unexpected.  Prepare for the twists and surprises. Don’t bat an eyelash,  or else , you’ll miss the turn.

Protected is the third book in the Deadly Secrets series. It’s riveting, captivating and really got me spooked. I did not expect that twist coming. Kelsey’s and Hunter’s entangled mess and sure fire chemistry made the story more appealing and exciting to read. And the more I delve into these mind blowing books, the more I get involved with the characters and the more drawn and affected I am to their suspenseful world. I’ve said this before  and I’m saying it again. If it’s from Elisabeth Naughton , it must be great!

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