Book Review: Protecting His Best Friend’s Sister (The Protectors Book 1) by  Samantha Chase and Noelle Adams 7

 Protecting His Best Friend’s Sister

(The Protectors Book 1)

by  Samantha Chase

and  Noelle Adams





Protecting His Best Friend’s Sister was originally published as Duty Bound. It has since been expanded, revised, and re-edited.

The only woman I want is the one I can never have.

Harper. My best friend’s sister. I’ve wanted her since I was eighteen, but she’s always been off-limits. Now I’m home after years in the Marines, and nothing has changed–except everything has. Her brother is dead, and she’s on a hopeless quest for answers about his death.

And I want her just as much as ever.

Someone is trying to kill her now, and she won’t let me keep her safe. I have to protect her anyway, even if she doesn’t trust me, even if she hates me for it. A man protects what’s precious to him, whether or not he can ever claim her for his own.

And Harper has always been precious to me.


My Rating:


Favorite Quote:


I’m really short and really blond, and there’s nothing I can do about either of those things. But because I bear an unfortunate resemblance to Tinker Bell, I’ve always had to put up with being patronized, underestimated, or not taken seriously.



My Review:


I had a difficult time appreciating the character of Harper, as she was prickly, defensive, argumentative, and obnoxiously stubborn to the point of arrogance. But she also mourning the loss of her brother and had always been passionate about her causes. In trying to understand her brother’s death, Harper had been ruffling some feathers and as a reporter, trying to dig up a more of the story. She finds herself having a harder and harder time blowing off a threatening letter and denying she had a real problem once other events start to occur that were more difficult to ignore. Her brother’s best friend, Levi, who had followed him into the military, felt an obligation to watch over her and keep her safe while attempting to ignore his long-held attraction for the obstinate and fiercely independent firecracker. But he was used to seeing what needs to be done then barking orders and having them followed – oops. Of course, the sparks fly, but given their undeniable chemistry – sizzling sensual scenes ensue between the verbal sparring and intrigue.

About the Authorsamantha Chase

New York Times and USA Today Bestseller/contemporary romance writer Samantha Chase released her debut novel, Jordan’s Return, in November 2011. Although she waited until she was in her 40’s to publish for the first time, writing has been a lifelong passion. Her motivation to take that step was her students: teaching creative writing to elementary age students all the way up through high school and encouraging those students to follow their writing dreams gave Samantha the confidence to take that step as well.

When she’s not working on a new story, she spends her time reading contemporary romances, playing way too many games of Scrabble or Solitaire on Facebook and spending time with her husband of 25 years and their two sons in North Carolina

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7 thoughts on “Book Review: Protecting His Best Friend’s Sister (The Protectors Book 1) by  Samantha Chase and Noelle Adams

  1. Reply boundtowriting Aug 12,2017 7:36 am

    Stubborn characters always annoy me because it takes so much longer for anything to happen. Just like in TV shows where everything would have been avoiding if that one character told all of the information. Great review!

  2. Reply terriluvsbooks Aug 12,2017 10:38 am

    I know many stubborn characters in my life. They all annoy me.

  3. Reply Bewitched Reader Aug 12,2017 12:18 pm

    I have a love/hate relationship with stubborn characters, but best-friends sister is one of my favorite tropes.

  4. Reply Alisha Webster Aug 12,2017 2:09 pm

    the book might not have been a home run but I love the quote!

  5. Reply theabominablebookgirl Aug 12,2017 2:26 pm

    I love angsty relationships! I would also prefer a stubborn heroine to a crying one,

  6. Reply Gayathri Lakshminarayanan Aug 13,2017 10:24 pm

    I like reading about stubborn characters until they are all stubborn about wrong causes and things. Then it turns out to be frustrating, doesn’t it?

    Gayathri @ Musings Over Nothing

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