Her Tempting Protector

Navy SEAL Team (Night Storm, Book 2)
Narrated by: Ryan West, Kirsten Leigh
Series: Night Storm, Book 2
Length: 7 hrs and 4 mins
Categories: Romance, Military
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Publisher's Summary

Could she get it done?

In the wilds of Africa, all hell was breaking loose. There were riots and massacres, and in the middle of it all was one lone doctor determined to make a difference. Dr. Carys Adams was intent on saving a young mother's life, even if it meant operating in the worst possible conditions. It was going to take a miracle to save the newborn baby and keep the young mother alive. How was she going to get this little family transported to the hospital three days away? 

Can he get them to safety in time? 

Navy SEAL Cullen Lyons knew the moment he saw this stubborn, selfless woman treating her patients in a war zone, getting them to safety was going to take everything he had. When he convinced her the only way to safety was a dangerous journey through the hazards of Africa, he found out she was specifically targeted by the brutal rebels, which added a cherry on top. Will he be able to get Carys' patients to help before time runs out? Will he be able to keep Carys out of the hands of the rebels?"

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

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Fantastic listen!

You never know where you will meet your soulmate. Carys is doctor taking care of patients in Africa.
Navy Seal Cullen Lyons and his team are sent to get her out. Carys is loyal to her patients and when she
delivers a baby to a battered mother with 3 other abused children, she is not going to leave easily. Now
caught in a web of danger, Carys and Cullen do their best to transport the family to safety. Their
attraction is palpable, but duty comes first. Will Lyons and his men be able to transport them all safely?
Is Cullen too good to be true? Do they have a future? Carys and Cullen are fantastic characters with
depth and realism. The story is suspenseful, extremely entertaining and had me invested in the outcome
of everyone. It had me worried, fearful, concerned and in love and I couldn’t stop til the very end. This is
my kind of book, and I cannot wait to see what Caitlyn O’Leary has in store for us next.

For romantic suspense books, we need narrators that can build up the thrills and enhance the romance
as it builds. Kirsten Leigh and Ryan West are made for this. Leigh becomes Carys. She brings out her
personality with compassion and bravery. West has a real fierceness in his voice that aids in the building
of Cullen. He is soft, spoken yet so strong. The perfect narration for a fantastic book.

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Cullen and Dr. Carys

Loved listening to this intense journey. I would one minute be holding my breath, and just as quickly giving out a very unladylike snort laugh.
Keeps going this way throughout, and I was "in" it all the way.
The balance of emotions, actions, and intrigue is perfect, and one thing with Ms. O'Leary, you never know what you're gonna get, but can guarantee it will be awesome! The heat was felt, but just simmering, it was fantastic. Carys had been brutalized years earlier, and needed to go at her speed. There just didn't seem a good time for it, and anyway I was too invested in just getting the hell outta Africa with them.
Finally back in the states, Cullen was a freakin' saint, pulled back, treated Carys like a delicate rose. Little did he know the bloom was ready to be picked lol. A new code word would be needed and "nap" sounded good. The HEA is awww so sweet!
Feels here, people!
Just listen to the audio or read the book, you'll feel the whole realm of emotions, well-placed wit and humor being my favorites, the action and suspense well planned and intense, all fleshed together wonderfully, making Ms. O'Leary one of my most favored authors.
The narrators were not my favorites here, but did a fairly good job.

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Love it.

Love the story, the character, the happy ending, and the performers. Lots and lots of action. Loved it.

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Her Tempting Protector

This one kept me on the edge of my seat. The narrators were great! Dr. Carys Adams is hoping this latest assignment with Doctors Without Borders will not go sideways but then she is sent off to attend to a pregnant woman and when she arrives she finds a woman struggling to give birth and children who have been abused. Emergency surgery and arrival of a team of Seals and all may not be lost. US Navy Seal Cullen Lyons is captivated by Dr. Adams and after sending the rest of the team off with the kids he stays back with Dr. Adams, the new mother and newborn. Then with danger descending, they start the trek across Africa in a truck. Will close quarters and danger cement the chemistry brewing or when they are stateside find those feelings cool? This one was really good and these big tough Seals fall hard!

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Nice Suspense and Cute Romance

It’s been a while since I listened to an audiobook. I love audiobooks, but I just rarely find the time to listen to them. Between being with my little girl, working and blogging.. I just haven’t really found the best time to listen to audiobooks. But when I saw the opportunity to listen to ‘Her Tempting Protector’, I knew I wanted to give it a try again. It took me longer than I wanted, but I found the time and start listening.

‘Her Tempting Protector’ is the story of doctor Carys Adams. Carys is working in the wilds of Africa when things go wrong pretty fast. Things aren’t save for the doctor anymore. But Carys is determined to help her patient, a young mother who just gave birth to a baby boy. Soon Navy SEAL Cullen Lyons arrives to get Carys and help her back to safety. But when Cullen sees how determined Carys is to help the young mother, he tries to get them both to safety. And soon Cullen finds himself feeling more for Carys than he did for a woman before.

I’m definitely a fan of Romantic Suspense novels, and although this is the second book in a series, it can be read as a standalone. ‘Her Tempting Protector’ is definitely a story that starts right away. There’s no slow introduction at all. And I definitely enjoyed that, but it also took me a little while to really get into. Right from the beginning this story is filled with lots of suspenseful moments, that keep you sitting on the edge of your feet. And I loved that.

The two main characters Carys and Cullen are definitely fun to get to know. As a nurse myself, I loved getting to know Doctor Carys. And Cullen really seems charming, handsome and very kind. There where moment where I found him too much though. He was charming, but he was to fond of the doctor to fast is you ask me. And I just found what he said and thought a little to much at times. Sure I believe in love at first sight. But I didn’t feel it here as much in the beginning.

The romance between Carys and Cullen was definitely sweet though. Even if I found it too much at times. And I loved them together.

Since this was my first audiobook in a while, I was a little anxious about the narrators. But I shouldn’t have worried. I loved both Ryan West and Kirsten Leigh. Their voices where nice to listen too, and I could really hear the characters emotions in their voices. The story flowed easily from one narrator to the other, and it was definitely fun to listen too.

Overall I’d definitely recommend this audiobook. There was some very nice suspense and cute romance.

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one of my favorites!

Talk about being blown away by a story! This story blasted its way to crowd in at the top of my favorite COL books, which now proudly has 3 in first place.

Her Tempting Protector delivers not only a crazy fun rescue adventure (I mean, fun as in lots of someones are out to kill us kinda fun) entwined with a slowly seductive love story, but it also sheds light on the heartbreaking atrocities that so many live with every day - from both the victims' and the caregivers' perspectives. This book makes you pause and think while you anxiously flip the pages to see what happens next.

There's just something about the quiet but strong (and cocky in a good way) confidence a man emanates when he's secure in who he is, what he wants, and what needs done to both protect and secure that. Cullen knows what his job is and he relishes in doing it - whether it's being a protective big brother, a rock-solid teammate, or the shield and safety for his woman - he takes charge and gives his all. Cullen is the perfect mix of hilarious, sweet, and bossy alpha hero I've come to treasure.

I loved getting to see Carys (from Her Steadfast Hero) make her appearance as Cullen's woman. Her history combined with who she was as a woman - strength mixed with vulnerability, secure confidence weaved with heartbreaking insecurities, her loving empathetic heart supported by a steel backbone - created a gorgeous woman from the inside out. I saw myself in her as much as I hoped I had my own version of strength she had.

Cullen and Carys were the ideal match for each other. She was someone he could protect and take care of, to give the dream of family and love to, while he gave her the safe place and someone to depend on when she needed it, and the someone to have her back as she chased her dreams. They were the perfect mix, neither overpowering the other. I loved how they complimented each other and both drew strength and gave strength from their love.

I adored every moment from the first page to the last, experiencing all the danger and the excitement layered with beauty, heartbreak, and triumphs. Stories like this give the perfect kind of escape for me. It touched my heart in a way that I know I'll remember moments clearly and enjoy revisiting often.

These two narrators do an amazing job at bringing the story to life and I enjoyed listening to them. Great job with acting it out and expressing the emotions of the characters and the action surrounding them.

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Suspenseful!

Tempting Protector is the second book of the Night Storm Series, a great military romance. This is my favorite in the Series. This story is suspenseful, action packed, and emotional. Carys and Cullen are both great and beautiful characters. Carys, a doctor, is resourceful, determined, and strong. Cullen, a navy SEAL, is handsome, protective, and supportive. The rescue is suspenseful and heart pounding. The supporting characters are great and intriguing. Ryan West, and Kirsten Leigh did an amazing job with the narration. Their voices suit the characters perfectly. I love their voices together. I enjoyed it. Looking forward to more books written by Caitlyn O'Leary.

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  • A D.
  • 08-13-20

A Wonderful, Action Packed Navy Seal Romance

If you are a fan of Caitlyn O'Leary's books, you may recognise Dr Carys Adams from another book in a difference series. My goodness, that woman seems to attract trouble! Here she is again, near Khartoum, with Medecins San Frontieres again and she needs the help of Navy Seals to get save her and get her, and her chargers, out of there. This book is go-go-GO from start to almost the end. She has an instant connection to Cullen and he becomes her personal guard committed to getting her to safety. They work well together though there were many touch and go moments to contend with.

I really enjoyed listening to this book but I did struggle with one thing. The book is fast paced, most of it happening in a matter of a few days with our characters on the run. It is the transition from Navy Seal and Doctor in a war torn country to man and woman in a budding relationship that I struggled with. Carys has been through a lot, with two close encounters with the bad-guy kinds. I feel her experiences post-trauma deserved a little more attention. However, that said, all the pieces are in place and she does get her happily ever after. Thank goodness. She totally deserved it!

I always enjoy Ms. O'Leary's books. They are always entertaining and energetic with intense characters in intense situations. She knows just how to weave together humour, sexual tension and action to create a perfect moment of escapism. This book is no exception. I really enjoyed it!

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

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  • karen grave
  • 05-21-20

another great follow on

cullen is gorgeous and funny, loved this story and the way Ms O'Leary didnt rush the romance bit. i haven't listened to any of the other books.... but may give it a go. great stories, good angst, educating, romantic, alpha, steamy....need I go on?😉😉😉