Her Ruthless Protector

Night Storm, Book 1
Series: Night Storm, Book 1
Length: 6 hrs and 28 mins
Categories: Romance, Military
4.5 out of 5 stars (42 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

It only took a moment for him to know she was his.

Navy SEAL Kane McNamara has his mission. Four potential terrorist targets in Oman. His job is to keep everyone safe and try to figure out where Al-Qaeda will strike next. Guarding an international music show is on the bottom of Kane’s list, until he meets the woman organizing the event. Then, all bets are off. She’s fun, feisty, and their chemistry is off the charts.

Has she finally met her match? 

A.J. Lancaster has never met anyone like Kane. Nobody's ever given her this much crap or been this much fun. Her job doesn't give her a spare second to think, but she'll make time to flirt with the most interesting man she's ever met. The fact that he’s insanely gorgeous in that rough mountain man sort of way might also be why she’s taking a minute to enjoy some man candy.

It's turning deadly...fast 

Soon, Kane, A.J., and the rest of the Night Storm SEAL team realize the music show is the next target. 

When bullets fly, it’s down to Kane and his team to stop Al-Qaeda’s plans, and Kane must ensure that the stubborn woman he loves stays alive, so they can have their chance at a happy ending.

©2020 Caitlyn O'Leary (P)2020 Caitlyn O'Leary

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What a book!!

This story has everything. It has banter between the two main characters, laughs, steam and lots of suspense. Ryan West and Savannah Richards were fantastic. The two of them made the story come alive and very enjoyable. I highly recommend it if you like an alpha SEAL and a feisty heroine. I received a copy of this audiobook from Audiobook Boom and I am leaving my 100% honest review.

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Excellent to listen to!

Haha! Loved this right outta the gate. Laughing at the dialogue as I get to hear someone other than my mind talking. Intense situations and Hot chemistry between two very strong mains, plus the plot to kill innocents that needs to be stopped makes for some serious listening. The random "A" names that Kane keeps coming up with is just snort laugh worthy!
I prefer the male narrator, tho I have to say the female narrator nailed A.J.' sexuality.

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More military than romance

This book is more military than romance. I enjoyed the audiobook but it was not really for me. It was well written and the story was good but I am not really into military stories.

I thought there would be more romance so I thought I would try it. If mostly military stories with a bit of romance is your thing then you will enjoy this book. If romance with a touch of military is what you prefer then you may want to think twice.

I really liked the narrators. Both done a great job.

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audio made me love it more!

Written filled with adventure, drama, and cute flirty fun, Her Ruthless Protector is sure to satisfy!

I loved the way Kane and AJ connected and interacted, and seeing AJ through Kane's eyes - that was a powerful thing to experience and let sink into me. I loved seeing how they could each hold their own, but yet, were amazing partners, both in the bedroom and out. AJ complimented Kane well with her backbone, her smarts, and her heart.

Seeing this is a military story as much as a romance story, bullets fly and bad guys abound everywhere, giving just the right amount of suspense and anxiety. Dealing with the enemy and the powers-that-be, and choosing what is right over what is ordered, and showing what having your brother's back truly mean, the military story line packs a punch.

Mix together the twist and turns, tear-filled moments, steamy moments, and laughter-ringing times and you've got another awesome Caitlyn O'Leary story to escape into.

The narrators did an amazing job bringing this story to life. Their use of voices and inflections embodied the characters fully and matched exactly what I expected. In fact, while I loved the story originally, the narration of it made me enjoy the story that much more. Bravo!!

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absolutely love this Audiobook and cain

omg holy Hotness with audio version and those 2 narrated it were absolutely fantastic. this is one of my favorite books by Caitlyn O'Leary. I can't wait to listen to more of them.

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Lucy pearson

This book is a great beginning for this series. I loved it. It is about Navy Seals in Yemen trying to stop a terrorist strike on a musical show. It is also a love story and it has plenty of suspense and action. I can't wait to read the next book in this series. The narration was terrific and it was done right.

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A Great Military Romance!

This was my first Caitlyn O'Leary's book, and won't be my last. This is the first book in the Night Storm Series, a military romance. I loved it! Kane and A.J. are great characters, and they share an instant attraction and a strong chemistry. A.J. is a beautiful woman, strong, and feisty. Kane is handsome, protective and supportive. The story has it all: fun, sexy, suspenseful, fast-paced and action packed, filled with danger, and twists and turns. The storyline is great, and the world building is complex and well done. Ryan West, and Savannah Richards did a great job with the narration. I enjoyed it. Looking forward to the next book in the Series.

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Her Ruthless Protector

Kane is a member of the SEALs and his latest assignment takes him to the Middle East where his team finds a bunch of electronics and when they start to work their way through it they discover another threat and that is how he meets A.J. She is the producer of a variety/talent show like America's Got Talent but it encompasses different countries and is being staged in Oman. The show has already been plagued with pranks but when she is introduced to the new security team she realizes it may be more serious than she thought. Kane and A.J. are great together. They fit and they work well together. She understands him and his "job" and he works just as hard to not only keep her safe but help her with her job. The banter between them is perfect and add in the rest of the team and there are times of laughing in between the suspense and intrigue. This one was really good and I enjoyed having it in audio.

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More action than romance, but I enjoyed it!

This was a great story, it just didn't have enough romance and sexual tension for me. It was a lot more of Kane's POV and SEAL activity. Both narrators did a great job, too. I'd still recommend it to friends that like more action than romance.

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Kane finds more than a match in AJ

Kane and his team was a group of characters. Upon meeting them they are completing one mission being through head first right into another. This was intense and not. It was a bit slow to get started. After meeting AJ things began to pick up some and kept moving forward. I am anticipating the intensity of the rest of the Night Storm crew.

Savannah and Ryan did the job of complimenting the whole cast of characters not just the primary.

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  • Sara
  • 03-18-20

I want me a Ruthless Protector

Her Ruthless Protector, the first book in the Night Storm series is brilliantly-written fast-paced, action-packed military romantic suspense. Given the length of the audiobook, the plot is rich, flows smoothly, with clear and concise scene transitions. The storyline is entertaining and utterly engaging, with exciting action and HOT steamy scenes. The character development is phenomenal; I absolutely loved the men, their interactions and the banter was hilarious. Of course, my favourites were Kane and A.J, their connection is electrifying and the chemistry, charged.

Usually, I have a problem with the female leads, authors tend to make them dramatic with too many insecurities, and the snark becomes nothing but annoyance. A.J., in my opinion, is the ideal heroine, confident, efficient, intelligent, capable, fast with her come back and more than a match for Kane.

Stellar narration by Ryan West and Savannah Richards. They honed in on the characters, emulating the nuances, and the animations, bringing the story to life. Caitlyn O'Leary has now become my go-to author for the genre; she is a talented author, captivating her readers/listeners with her quality plots, authentic characters, and witty dialogue. I really enjoyed this audiobook, and I highly recommend it.

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  • Jane A.
  • 03-02-20

Awesome!

I adored this story first time around on my ebook and fell in love with it all over again listening to the audiobook. AJ & Kane are two of my all time favourite characters and are brought perfectly to life by Ryan West & Savannah Richards. It definitely ticks all my boxes - action, drama, wonderful characters, hit sex and humour! The banter and back & forth works so well in the audio version.
I’ll confess I wasn’t sure about Ryan West to start with but he totally grew on me, Savannah I liked from the start.
I can’t wait for the rest of Night Storm and please, please can there be more appearances from Kane & AJ. A definite 5* read for me.

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  • Bette
  • 03-15-20

Outstanding Military Romance! Fabulous Narration🎧

I loved this book, it grabbed my attention right from the start and captivated straight to the end. This is my first book by Caitlyn O’Leary and it will not be my last, she is a gifted author. I enjoyed her writing style the story has a natural flow to it, the storylines and characters she created are realistic and easy to relate to. I adored Kane McNamara, his dedication to his Night Storm Seal team, the mission he was on and those who he swore to protect. I loved the camaraderie amongst the members of the team, it is like a great team should be. The teams next mission is a protection detail in Oman, working the International Music Show which is is a potential target for the al-Quada terrorist. Kane meets A.J. Lancaster, the event organizer and there is instant attraction. I loved these two together and for each other, he an alpha Seal, she a strong, independent woman. She is not afraid to stand up to him, Kane has met his perfect match. I loved how everything plays out in this book, loved the great banter and dialogue, how he kept trying to guess what A.J. stood for, it added light to the seriousness of the story. This book is well plotted and there is never dull moment with plenty of drama, action, some angst, humor, thrilling and suspenseful moments, heartfelt ones and some hot romance. Thank you Caitlyn O’Leary for this great story and the emotional rollercoaster ride.

Ryan West and Savannah Richards are fabulous narrators and voice artists. They did a great job portraying the characters, bringing them to life giving each their own voice and personality. The set the perfect tone for the story, captured the characters emotions and passions which could be heard in their performance. They are entertaining storytellers and a pleasure to listen to. Thank you for the great listen🎧

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  • serenechaosnyc
  • 03-13-20

Exciting and a good set up

I requested and received this audiobook and I really liked it. I loved the camaraderie between the different characters (the opening scene was so funny) and it was a fantastic set up for the series. I really enjoyed the banter between AJ and Kane and the book was well paced with an exciting background story about an impending terrorist attack at a concert. The main characters were also well developed and fun- AJ was confident and smart- i love that she plays a role in helping to protect the attendees of the concert. And Kane is the alpha male, a bit typical, but what i loved was his interactions with the other characters which really brought the personality and humor into the story. Overall, really well done. The series is shaping up to be a good one!

Ryan West and Savannah Richards both did really well in the audiobook. I though Ryan West's female voice was pretty good while his male voice was very gruff but he may have intended it that way. I thought Savannah Richard's male voice got better as the book progressed (initially, I thought it sounded just a bit overdone and forced). However, they did a good job with the story so I enjoyed listening to their narration overall.

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  • A D.
  • 02-22-20

Adventurous and delicious!

Caitlyn O'Leary sure knows how to deliver a military romance with all kinds of Seal deliciousness! There is the intense attraction, the on-the-edge-of-your-seat action and a whole lot of romance one usually expects and enjoys with this genre. The characters are strong and capable, equally matched and carefully balanced.

But I think that one of the best parts of this book is how the team interacts with each other. They constantly roast each other yet have each other's back under any and every circumstance. Plus we have met some of the characters before in Caitlyn's previous Seal team series. I enjoy that continuity as I like to revisit old characters. Despite all that, this book is entirely standalone, so if this is your first encounter with this author's books, you cannot go wrong with this audiobook!

I would imagine that meeting your potential forever person on a mission would be difficult. I particularly liked how Caitlyn allowed the characters to be together wherever possible but also showed Kane prioritising his mission over his personal life where required. Similarly AJ's job of producing Eurovision in Oman had to take precedence over what she would have liked to do instead. It wasn't a case of insta-love and the end but a carefully orchestrated development of a relationship in the midst of a very strong dose of reality. I loved it!

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

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  • karen grave
  • 05-20-20

well done

first listen to this author and it was great. at 1st i thought, too much mission which is a surprise for me but then it unfolded. I found the romance side so refreshing. no angst or rethinking of love and attraction. it was sensible a love relationship and great plot and steamy scenes included.
loved it and narrators