• The Protective One

  • A Billionaire Bride Pact Romance
  • By: Cami Checketts
  • Narrated by: Amy McFadden
  • Length: 4 hrs and 50 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (856 ratings)

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The Protective One

By: Cami Checketts
Narrated by: Amy McFadden
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Betrayed by an FBI agent while in protective custody, MacKenzie Gunthrie escapes a crime lord and is left hiding from the authorities and her enemies. She finds solace in the peaceful mountain town of Crested Butte, Colorado. With help from a longtime camp friend and a new identity, she's starting to feel safe. The only problem is the overconfident and much too good-looking Isaac Turnbow. Protecting her identity has become second nature, but Isaac poses a threat to her heart.

Isaac Turnbow has an undeniable need to convince MacKenzie he's someone she can trust and kiss, but when well-armed men arrive to disturb their budding relationship, he must prove to her and himself that he can protect her.

This fast-paced, clean Billionaire Bride Pact Romance is a fun and touching listen you won't be able to pause.

©2017 Blackstone Audio, Inc. (P)2017 Cami Checketts

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ummm the h continually dated a serial rapist

so. i hate this story. the H is amazing but the h continually dates a serial rapist. a man she knows, was told by her best friend, raped her best friend, fathered her bffs child. he got away with the rape since his father owns the town and pays everyone off. she continually ignores her friend and friends brother. she decides that her friend was just making the whole rape up. that brad is the victim and falsely accused. FOR NO F*ING REASON EXCEPT THE RAPIST SAYS HER BFFS FAMILY HATES HIM.

i just don't get it. she's an f*ing idiot. i might actually stop this one. its God aweful.

all because h is mad the H didn't call her over 10 years ago after a kiss and didn't make a big deal when they met again. like i said i want to o punch her.

if i was the BFF, I'd kick her freeloading ass out of my house and hire a loyal person to run my business while I'm away. she had absolutely no loyalty to her supposed bff.

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Couldn’t finish!

I very rarely discard a book halfway through, but I simply couldn’t listen to another word of it. First, MacKenzie behaves and thinks on 16-year-old level. She switches off and on like a light switch between Brad (smooth operator/ known rapist) and Isaac , the brother of the rape victim- a childhood friend of hers, and who wants to protect her from any danger. I mean, seriously, who thinks like that??? THEN, she goes out with bad Brad, not once, but TWICE! Stupid, immature Mackenzie doesn’t deserve a good man, and I can’t listen long enough to see I how it ends.

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Yeah, throat punch

The Heroine is stupid and disloyal. You don't know who to trust but you would choose to trust a person who is accused of raping your friend, fathering her child, and not the person who gave you a job and use of her home.

Then the male protector turns into a cry baby and whines and pouts like a child all throughout the book and especially at the end. I CAN'T STAND IT

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I’ll believe the reviews NT!

I read the reviews but listened anyway. Damn!Damn!Damn! No doubt I would like to gut punch Mackenzie but Isaac needed a few knots upside the head as well. She openly on more than one occasion had misplaced loyalty but when she sent Isaac away so she could go out with Brad and his P whipped a$$ even though he hasn’t had any was still determined to be all pitiful and protective no matter how bad she treated him. Some people just need to learn the hard way. Unfortunately!

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The FMC is borderline intolerable

The basis of this story is good but the FMC just comes off as plain ridiculous as the story progresses. The FMC’s friend, Hailey, provides her with a place to stay, clothes, and work but when Hailey warns her to stay away from Brad because he raped her, the FMC doubts her because they are not really close friends and the accused rapist is charming and appears sincere. Come on! Instead of calling her friend and clarifying the incident, she believes a complete stranger and accused rapist over the friend who came to her rescue. No sensible woman would do that. Then she runs off to Chicago leaving a note on MMC’s windshield so she doesn’t disturb his sleep. Are you kidding me?!!? How is that ever going to work out well? I understand she needs to get back to Chicago but there are no other flights? Or maybe she could use this crazy invention called a telephone to contact the MMC as soon as she arrives back in Chicago. Lazy, ridiculous writing. Then the MMC flies all the way to Chicago and when he sees something he doesn’t like he runs away without talking to her. Compounding this irrational, juvenile behavior, the MMC literally runs away from the FMC when she tries to confront him. These characters are both immature and plain stupid.

The narrator did not do this book any favors. Maybe she agreed that the FMC is stupid and immature because she took on a screechy, infantile quality to her voice for the FMC’s dialogue. It made the FMC sound unappealing, unattractive, and annoying.

Again, if the characters had been better developed this book could have been great. The overall premise of the book was strong and could have built the foundation for a strong read.

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Really dislikeable female lead

Struggled to finish, persevered owing to narrator .
Agree with other reviewers, h is a people user & so stupid. Definitely put me off reading this author.

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Was this written by the same author

The whole story was ridiculous
The heroine was awful
Who would date your friends x let alone a rapist
Poor Isaac needed a better story
Also so much oh poor me
Liked all the other books
Not this one

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Horrible main character

She is a horrible person going on dates with the person that assaulted your friend then tried to take the there a 3 sides to every story angle? She belongs in H E double hockey sticks. She is immature for her big age and very unrealistic. Her friend is good enough for her to use her and stay in her house rent free and wear her clothes but not good enough to be believed when she said she is a victim of a crime. Makes you think why the author was so comfortable with her being the main character without repercussions for her actions. Just a terrible friend

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She makes excuses for her friend’s rapist and dates him

If you like reading about a person that believes that her friend and her brother about a guy that raped said friend yet makes excuses and dates said rapist because he’s nice to her just because she likes friend’s brother but he asks her questions about why she’s afraid when she jumps and screams anytime she sees someone in the shadow or hears random footsteps then this book is for you!

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Couldn’t finish :(

I found the fact that Mackenzie kept running back to Brad, who she has been told by a very sweet friend, was a rapist was hard to bare. I cannot imagine constantly repeating having trust issues, but then deciding to go with someone who you have been warned, is, in fact, very dangerous. Additionally, this was a painful example of cat and mouse, where one of them fled then the other fled and like I said, I couldn’t even finish it.

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