Forged in Desire

Narrated by: Ron Butler
Series: The Protectors [Jackson], Book 1
Length: 10 hrs and 57 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (250 ratings)

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Strong enough to protect her. Bold enough to love her.

When good girl Margo Connelly becomes Lamar "Striker" Jennings's latest assignment, she knows she's in trouble. And not just because he's been hired to protect her from an underworld criminal. The reformed bad boy's appeal is breaching all her defenses, and as the threats against her increase, Margo isn't sure which is more dangerous: the gangster targeting her, or the far-too-alluring protector tempting her to let loose. 

Though Striker's now living on the right side of the law, he's convinced his troubled past keeps Margo out of his league. But physical chemistry explodes into full-blown passion when they go on the run together. Surrendering to desire could be a deadly distraction - or finally prove that he's the only man qualified to keep her safe, and win her love.

©2017 Brenda Streater Jackson (P)2018 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited
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Great book

I love this book but it is listed as book 2 when its actually book 1 in the series.
Margo was super annoying and frustrating in the beginning. She literally had me fussing out loud at her. I could understand her independent mindset but she was overly nosey while at the same time acting like her business was private. She was deliberately difficult for someone who's life was in danger. Glad that she finally came to her senses. Brenda Jackson has a way of writing that keeps you totally engrossed in the story and Ron Butler is an awesome narrator.

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Action, romance, love - who could ask for more?

I think this is the best book so far that I’ve read by Brenda Jackson! It had a great story line and I didn’t know the answer until the end. I loved Grainger & Westmoreland series but I think the Protectors are the best. The more you read the better the backstory is revealed.

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Best yet

I loved the way it brought the Grangers into the mix.
Storyline was great. It keeps you engaged. The sex scene were hot

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  • 02-18-20

Wonderful!!!

I enjoyed this book! Great author! This is a wonderful story. It will definitely hold your attention. Wonderful performance.

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It was okay

It was okay. It wasn't a page turnner, but towards the end it looked like Striker was kinda cheating with another woman, now you have t9 read the next book to find out.

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Good

liked the book, i really enjoy the families Westetmoreland, Madris and now the Ganget, keep them cominf. Ready for the next book.

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Awesome

This book checked off many elements one would want. Good storyline, characters, continuously pique my curiosity as to what was going to happen next. It was also a little hot at times. ALL GOOD!!!

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Hate cops much?

This could have been a great book but the constant undertone of anti-police rhetoric got old quick.

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different direction

love Ron butler narration. this was a different story from previous books of her"s. enjoyed the change. I listen to escape from work and it was great

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Wow factor all the way!

Great story, excellent narration, you won’t be disappointed! Very sexy, suspenseful, action packed, classic Brenda Jackson.