Review: Protected by a Dangerous Man (By a Dangerous Man #10) by Cleo Peitsche


Title:  Protected by a Dangerous Man
Author: Cleo Peitsche
Publisher/Year: Pouch Productions 10/5/15
Length:  209 pages
Series:  By a Dangerous Man #10


He’s the man she’s been waiting for, but can she trust him?

Bounty hunter Audrey is close to solving her first big private investigation case, no thanks to her lying clients. But their omissions pale in comparison to what mysterious billionaire Corbin Lagos has been guarding under lock and key in his office.

Audrey doesn’t have time to confront Corbin, not when he’s determined to eliminate Henry Heigh once and for all. Keeping Corbin’s protective instincts in check is a game she can’t win, and the extremes he’ll go to will change their lives forever.

My Thoughts

We’ve been on this very long journey with these characters and it’s about time that we got to the conclusion of their story.  We know that Corbin and Audrey have had their ups and downs and the question that remains is what will it take to get back to the up and stay there.

When we left this couple, things were bubbling over all over the place.  there was the concern that Henry was still out to get Audrey (and by get i mean kill) and that Corbin was going to kill him first.  Then there was the story line of Corbin’s ex (sort of) wife who was still alive and wondering what her story was.  And then there’s the story line with Neil/JD and clan, and wondering who killed whom, and why – for what motivations.

So as you can imagine, knowing that Ms. Peitsche usually writes novella style books, it was going to be a big question of how that was all going to get resolved – but the great thing here, we got a full length – 200+ pages to finalize everything.

There’s still a lot of strange stuff going on that you’ll see – major trust issues, knowing that Audrey is being lied to by just about everyone, and the question becomes which story line will have a happy ending.

Sprinkled throughout thankfully though was the intense passion, heat and chemistry that i have come to expect from our author.  There’s still something insane and heated between Audrey and Corbin that is so hard to tame and i don’t know that we even want to.  In addition to their love story (since it truly is one) there’s such a great sexual story going along with it.  Showing us that Audrey is more mature than she even knew, and that even she can experience heat and passion like never expected before.

As expected,we get to see stories culminate with some deaths, some lies, some of the stories not quite tied up as expected but still resolved enough to avoid question.  I think that there’s still a lot to wonder about Rob and Jennifer – what would happen there if left to simmer and then there’s Sara – JD’s sister and her who life.  So while so much was resolved, still so much to wonder.  all in all,  a great finale to the series.  Enjoy!