Slick’s Review – Personal Protection (Hauberk Protection, Book 2) by Leah Braemel

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She can cover him with one hand tied behind her back. Maybe two.

Sam Watson excels at keeping other people safe. Now a stalker is targeting him, but so what? A few doctored photos and a couple threatening phone calls are no big deal. He can watch his own back. Then again, the view from behind the sexy spitfire assigned to protect him isn’t so bad…

Rosalinda Ramos has managed to keep her attraction to Hauberk Security’s owner tightly under wraps. It’s just as well he doesn’t know. One slip—in the bedroom or on the job—will cost her her heart and her career, so she’s got only one thing on her mind. Protect Sam, whether he wants it or not.

The stakes—and the heat—rise exponentially when she discovers Sam belongs to an exclusive sex club—one she must investigate for potential suspects. Suddenly she finds herself immersed in a world that pushes her boundaries.

Sam delights in leading Rosie deep into his sexual shadows—until they go one game too far. Making him wonder if he can allow the woman he loves to take a bullet for him.

Product Warnings
May incite the reader’s protective instinct, forcing her to throw herself on the nearest man.

Slick’s Thoughts:
Personal Protection is the second book in the Hauberk Protection series. I’ll admit I was ready for Sam Watson’s story as soon as he made an appearance in the first book, Private Property. There was just something about him that had me screaming, “More, more, more!” I’m happy to say that this book did not disappoint, not at all. In fact, this one more than lived up to my expectations.

Sam Watson is a former FBI agent and owner of Hauberk Protection Agency. He is one hundred percent in charge and runs his company and life in a cool and efficient manner. Trouble is one of his employees, Rosalinda Ramos (aka Rosie or Rosebud), has caught his attention and he’s finding in increasingly difficult to stay away from her. He suspects she feels the same way, but he hesitates to make a move fearing a sexual harassment lawsuit or loosing an invaluable employee.

I really can’t say enough about Sam. He’s larger than life, protective, calm, cool, and collected (except around Rosie). I love his southern accent and I especially love how it’s more pronounced when he’s trying to charm someone. He’s a Dom and he knows his way around floggers, whips, and other tools of the trade. But, he’s also broken. During his FBI days, an undercover mission went terribly wrong and he still blames himself for the damage that was done. He can’t let go of this part of his past and it affects his personal and professional life even 8 years later. There are so many, many layers to this complex man.

Rosie….man I’d like to be as kick-ass as she is! She’s independent, capable, strong, fierce, and doesn’t take crap from any of the men she works with. Her co-workers admire her but they also feel the need to protect her which drives her insane! She also happens to be obsessed with her boss and the owner of Hauberk, Sam. Since she’s seen him with many women over the two years she’s worked for him she doesn’t feel she measures up to his standards. Since she loves her job she knows her attraction for him can go nowhere but it doesn’t keep her from dreaming.

Sam is being stalked and Chad Miller the operations manager of the Washington, DC office decides it’s time for Sam to have some protection. Sam being Sam tries to refuse but Chad eventually convinces him. Trouble is Chad puts Rosie in charge of Sam’s detail much to Sam’s dismay and things get really interesting. Sam and Rosie finally admit their attraction and start to act on it. Throughout the book Sam does things that make Rosie think he doesn’t trust her as the agent in charge of his protection which infuriates her. When she tries to protect him from a threat, he over reacts and breaks things off because in his mind he’s putting her in danger. Sam then thinks that Rosie has been taken in retaliation for the incident 8 years ago and all hell breaks loose.

There were so many twists and turns to this story I felt like I was on a mountain road and wasn’t sure if I wanted to get off. The action, dialog, characters, and plot were all so well written that I found myself completely immersed. From this one story, I can tell there will be many more stories to come and I can’t wait to read them all.

***This is just a small example of why I love this book:
Shaking his head, Sam left his two operatives to bicker in his foyer and stalked down the hallway. Just what he needed, some whack job was stalking him, his lead op wanted to transfer or else she’d file a sexual harassment suit—justifiably so after the way he’d behaved the night before, and his two secondary CPO’s who were suppose to be guarding him were threatening to a) feed his dick to the lions, and b) let him choke on his gonads. Goddamn, why didn’t he just stand out front with a target on his chest and hope whoever was gunning for him put him out of his misery?

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6 thoughts on “Slick’s Review – Personal Protection (Hauberk Protection, Book 2) by Leah Braemel

  1. After reading the review, I went to Leah’s site to check the series out. Thanks for the wonderful review – have the series on my list.

  2. I loved the first in this series, I have this one on my tbr pile…Slick thanks for the great review…definitely can’t wait to read this one!!!

  3. Aww, thanks, Slick. Sam was one of those larger-than-life characters that I fell in love with. It really felt like he’d walked into my room and started telling me his story — and it just had to be written. So I love when readers tell me they fall in love with him too.

  4. Loved your review Slick. This is a fave book of mine. I’m a huge Sam fan & Leah said on her blog that she’d love to hear us talk about Sam if we ever met. I’ll start the chat right now. Just so you know, Sam is mine lol.

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