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The Protector Audiobook

The Protector

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Publisher's Summary

What if the woman you loved was the one person you could never be with? Elizabeth Grayson doesn't want a bodyguard. She's worked hard for her normal life, but her father, the founder of a booming seafood empire, is a prime target for his unethical competitors. When her father hires a bodyguard for Elizabeth, she's less than enthusiastic...that is, until she meets the mysterious Layne O'Connell. Sarcastic, charming, and secretive, Layne is hired to keep Elizabeth safe. But protecting her heart wasn't in the job description. Elizabeth's father has been keeping secrets from her, and she's soon going to find out that her family is stranger than she could ever have imagined: she's descended from vampires. When Layne reveals her true nature, Elizabeth's world is thrown upside down. Because Elizabeth has fallen for the one person she can't be with: the brooding werewolf who was charged with keeping her alive. Part heart-pounding mystery, part epic romance, the novel The Protector will leave you spellbound.

©2016 Bridget Essex (P)2017 Rose and Star Press

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    Ann Townsend Central Valley, CA United States 02-17-17
    Ann Townsend Central Valley, CA United States 02-17-17 Member Since 2010
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    "Until the Creature Was a Woman Standing or Attacki"

    I applaud Ms. Essex's youthful blend of lesbian and paranormal romance. Ms. Murphy did a mostly great job narrating. There were only two sound editing issues in the parts to which I consciously listened. I LOVED Raised by Wolves, also authored by Ms. Essex. Though not a fan of the narrators of the Knight series, with only hints at intimacy, the Knight series is passable YA. With Protector, though, some of the scene description kept bugging me. Rant commencing heretofore:

    "flopped into the chair" followed closely by the same character sitting in the chair. In my mind, the character would have to get up to get down. The concert hall, backstage hallway scene was awkward with the action sequence of the darkly clad, hooded character racing toward Elizabeth, then just stopping to remove her coat/cloak and escort Elizabeth on stage.

    Where I stopped listening after being annoyed by action inconsistencies in the lovemaking scene... Why can't the boy shorts come down with the jeans? Why does the author like having her characters in this and her other works have through-panty or after navigating moving fabric to the side?

    The next morning, Elizabeth turns to find not Lane but a creature staring at her. Lane's involved in a silent tangle with a woman. The stranger woman looks up at Elizabeth to show off her elongated incisors. Is the woman the creature? Is the creature fighting with lane or just showing off? Is such a fight supposed to be silent, except for the staring? How can Lane's get-back-vibe be so powerful in her leather jacket stretched to bursting, but not when she's half dressed? Sorry. Rant concluded...

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    christin 02-25-17
    christin 02-25-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Long winded"
    What would have made The Protector better?

    A good body guard. And a smarter human. The bodyguard sucked,


    What was most disappointing about Bridget Essex’s story?

    Unnecessary talk. You getting ready for some serious stuff and there's too much talk. Okay you love me you said that 50 times now lets go throw down. And the girl was so dumb.


    What about Stephanie Murphy’s performance did you like?

    She did a good job.


    What character would you cut from The Protector?

    All of them except Magdelina


    Any additional comments?

    Glad she wasn't my bodyguard.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 05-18-17 Member Since 2016
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    "I was so engrossed!"

    While this is one of the longer books written by Bridget, it's perfectly paced. Stephanie did amazing with the narration too!

    The ending left off well, not needing a follow up story, but I would love to know where Lane and Elizabeth end up in the future c:

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    Sara Rothamel 03-22-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Good but slow"

    I loved a Knight to Remember so I was.excited to see another Bridget Essex book. the plot was good enough to keep me wanting to know what's going on but the pacing was off a bit. I found myself getting impatient or thinking you've described that 10 times already.. Elizabeth's inner monologue dragged on and the rest zipped by like a roller coaster. Maybe next time more dialogue to help develop the other characters a bit. Overall good but not the can't put it down feel of Knight to Remember.

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    Ubcool 03-19-17
    Ubcool 03-19-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Struggled to Finish"

    Not quite the vampire stories I'm used to reading or hearing. I thought the story was pretty boring. After chapter 4, I truly was bored but kept listening as I liked the narrator.

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    lpeters 03-16-17
    lpeters 03-16-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Lesbian Twilight!"

    I really liked this book a lot. I couldn't wait to get back to listening to it. I kind of hope there's a sequel coming.
    The narration was pretty good. She did well with interchangeably playing different characters with different accents.

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    zenabuff Hell sometimes called Kentucky 03-15-17
    zenabuff Hell sometimes called Kentucky 03-15-17 Member Since 2013

    I have MS and LD and make spelling and grammar mistakes, please forgive the handicap.

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    "Loved the Book, Good enough to make you howl, or not."

    Discovering secrets is the name of this book. Between falling in love, not just lust, with the body guard your father, who loves you a lot, but not in a creepy way, got you because the fishing business is a lot more dangerous then anyone would imagine. Or so he tell you. Thing is, things are not always what they seem. Like my body guard, who is beautify, most of the time, gets shot for me at point blank range, yet acts like nothing happened?

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Teyah 03-11-17
    Teyah 03-11-17
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    "The Protector"

    This was a cool story, I enjoyed listening to it. Some parts of it were unbelievable but overall it was a good story with an excellent message!

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    M.K. 03-09-17
    M.K. 03-09-17
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    "Gripping story, enthralling audio"
    If you could sum up The Protector in three words, what would they be?

    Fastpaced, Gripping, Mysterious


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Protector?

    I loved when the Sullivans came into the story. So many fierce yet unique characters!


    Which character – as performed by Stephanie Murphy – was your favorite?

    All the characters were done exceptionally well and I really loved the way she voiced Layne.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    The gory parts were so well written and narrated that I felt chills during the violent scenes.


    Any additional comments?

    Buy this audiobook now. The plot moves along nicely and the characters are one of a kind.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Crystal 03-02-17
    Crystal 03-02-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Excellent!"

    I loved how the writing kept this story a mystery from the main character for so long. The descriptions are beautiful. The narrator was lovely to listen to.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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