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Rules of Protection

Tangled in Texas, Book 1
Narrated by: Mackenzie Cartwright
Series: Tangled in Texas, Book 1
Length: 11 hrs and 53 mins
Categories: Romance, Contemporary
4 out of 5 stars (119 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

It's rule-breaker Emily Foster's birthday, and like everyone at The Jungle Room, she just wants to get some action. Unfortunately she stumbles on the wrong kind, witnessing a mob hit. To protect her, she's entered into the Witness Protection Program with by-the-book Special Agent Jake Ward as her chaperone.

When the location of their safe house is compromised, Jake stashes Emily deep in the Texas backwoods. The city-girl might be safe from the Mafia, but she has to contend with a psychotic rooster, a narcoleptic dog, crazy cowboys, and the danger of losing her heart to the one man she can't have.

Jake's as hot as he is infuriating, and she can't help but push all his buttons to loosen him up. Their mutual, sizzling sexual attraction poses a dilemma: Jake's determined to keep her safe and out of the wrong hands; she's determined to get into the right ones - his.

©2014 Alison Bliss (P)2015 Tantor

Critic Reviews

"[A] laugh-out-loud romantic comedy with a dash of suspense mixed in!" ( Aestas Book Blog)

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Awful!

The heroine in this book makes all women sound dumb, weak and selfish. I couldn't even finish it! Totally wasted purchase.

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Frustrating

There was a lot of funny dialogue but the heroine allowing the continued verbal abuse by hero without calling it out and blaming herself became frustrating. I enjoy good verbal barbs when they are clever and equal. But constantly calling someone stupid without remorse is abuse.

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Action/Humor/Romance

I loved this story. It dragged a little but overall it was great. I hope Cowboy is the next Hero she writes about.

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Hilarious!!

I thought this book was so cute and funny I cracked up out loud several times. Highly recommend it for people who like witty funny characters.

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Female lead kind of a dimwit

Ugh I am having a hard time writing this. I want to say I liked it. The first half was better than the second half, which fell flat.

It didn't help that the heroine does some really stupid things. I dislike it when a heroine jumps to conclusions and acts upon them without thought. It's really not a good plot device.

Also, every single time I heard the hero's name spoken, my brain added "from State Farm"

The book had it's moments, the narration was decent. The side characters felt more fleshed out that Jake and Emily, which is odd since you are in Emily head the whole time.

The sex is a bit flowery and light on the sexiness. So if you are looking for some steam, there is not a lot to be found here.

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Gives women a bad rep

Just horrible. Couldn’t finish it. The narrator was the only good thing. The heroine was just so wishy washy and the hero nothing but a Neanderthal.

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Good story line with great characters.

I liked the story but personally would have told the main character, Jake to get over himself. Yes, I know he's protecting her. But, he's too controlling and speaks to Emily really rude and disrespectful. I really just wanted a scene were she gets her say and tells him, "look dude, you said this and you didn't say this...!" This book was writing in the view of a man. lol

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OTT hero/heroine

Wayyyy too much with the heroine's attitude and hero's responses---went over the "believability" line for me . Most men would not tolerate her jumping to unreasonable conclusions and reactions much less fall in love with her. And women should NEVER tolerate the abusive name calling and lack of anger management much less fall in love with him. Made them both seem very unstable and immature and in need of some intense counseling! Having said that, the story line had enough excitement to keep you listening--even if just to see if Emily or Jake evolved or matured enough to handle life and love.

Narrator was very good and distinguished between characters very well.

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The hero man handled the heroine, consent was not clear in some situations. Controlling alpha douche all in the guise of “protecting” her. I had high hopes for the story, but it fell flat.

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Great story... great characters.

Kept me interested from page 1 right through the epilogue. And six more words because Amazon needs more BS.

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  • Susan Rogerson
  • 02-26-17

Brilliant

I really enjoyed this book , i have never laughed so much it was that good.