Jack Williams has never felt so lost. For him, being a Navy SEAL wasn’t just a job, it was a way of life. Protecting people had always been his strength until a career-ending injury forced him into retirement. He’s struggling to start over when he stumbles across a car in a ditch, springing him back into action. Only this is no random citizen in distress. He knows the pretty face behind the wheel. Intimately. In fact, there’s a good chance the baby in her arms is his. 

One year ago, Samantha Engel was forced into witness protection to escape her ruthless mob-boss father. Jack had been her protector, and seeing her again now, in desperate need of help, stirs up a flood of emotions that catch Jack off-guard. Scheduled to testify against her dad, Sam is now on the run. Her father’s offering a pretty penny to anyone who can silence her for good. Jack may not the protector he once was, but he knows one thing for sure: if Sam and her baby are in trouble, he’s not letting them out of his sight. 

With tensions running high and temptations running higher, Sam readily puts her life in Jack’s capable hands. Once the only person she could trust, she’d feared her daughter would grow up never knowing the man she owed her life to. But being back in Jack’s arms—and his bed—makes her heart pound as if no time has passed. With the mob threat closing in, Jack knows failure isn’t an option. But even if they survive, Jack will have to fight to find a way to keep Sam and her daughter under his protection, or risk having to say good-bye again—this time for good. 

Title:  The Protective SEAL
Series:  —  —  —  —
Author:  Katie Knight
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  May 15, 2019
Publisher:  Relay
My Rating:  4 stars

THE PROTECTIVE SEAL is going to grab you by the heartstrings and not let go until the final page – if then.  Jack and Samantha had one amazing, intense night together when they were separated from the SEAL team that was sent to rescue her.  She was on the run and heading into witness protection so neither thought they’d see each other ever again.  But life had other plans for this couple – and their beautiful baby girl.

Everything you need to know about this story is in the cover description blurb.  What that doesn’t tell you is the intensity of this story, the fast-paced action and the sizzling chemistry between Sam and Jack.  I enjoyed every single moment in this story and would have enjoyed even more.  Those details you should discover for yourself, but I’m betting that you’re going to fall in love with one adorable baby and her protective parents.  If you’re looking for a sexy, intense romance that will pull you in then you should be adding THE PROTECTIVE SEAL to your need to read list.

*I received an e-ARC of this novel from the publisher via NetGalley. That does not change what I think of this story.  It is my choice to leave a review giving my personal opinion about this book.*

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