Monday, November 4, 2013

Blog Tour: Unexpected Protector by Sloan Johnson

Title: Unexpected Protector
Series: The Isthmus Alliance #2
Author: Sloan Johnson
Genre: Adult, Erotic Romance
Publish Date: October 26, 2013
Review Source: eARC provided by Author for Review

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Everyone makes mistakes in life. Unfortunately, Holly Richards has become an expert at taking the wrong path in life. This time, she may have gone so far that she has alienated the one person who has always been there for her. Will she be able to make the right decision for once in her life? 

Tommy Reed’s world shifted the night he found Holly Richards lying in a pool of blood on the ground. For reasons he can’t explain, he feels the need to protect Holly from her own past. In the process, he’s hoping to also teach her that there is more to D/s than releasing pent up emotions.

Life isn’t easy for the former-junkie and the cop. Some of those closest to Tommy are less than thrilled with his devotion to Holly. Those who pressured Holly into her former life are worried she’ll share what she knows. Is there any way for both of them to come away from the situation unscathed?


Oh what can I say about Unexpected Protector that won't completely give away the whole book.  This book was incredible.  I loved Unexpected Angel but Protector blew me away.  I was afraid I would not like it, because I didn't care for Holly at all in the first book but she completely redeems herself 100 fold in Protector.  

First you have Tommy who is panty meltingly delicious!  He is part of the Isthmus Alliance with Zeke (his cousin) and Dylan.  Protector picks up where Angel leaves off.  Tommy can't pull himself away from Holly while her life hangs in the balance at the hospital.  The doctors put Holly in a medically induced coma to curb the effects of the withdrawals from the drugs she was addicted to.  His career hangs in the balance after the events of the night that landed her in the hospital and that has him questioning whether being a cop is really what he's always wanted after all.

Then you have Holly, who after she wakes up becomes a completely different person. Tommy takes it upon himself, with the financial backing of Dylan (at Tasha's request), to be Holly's guardian essentially.  Holly has never really known love, she has no close relationships in her life and her actions almost cost her the life of the only sane and clean friend she has in her life.  Can Holly stay clean long enough to grab the one man who is sitting by her side, unwavering in her time of need?  

I love the relationship between Tommy and Holly.  Their connection felt real and powerful to me.  His use of things like blind folding Holly and playing emotional music to get Holly to come out of her shell and admit that she might just be more sub than Domme is electric and beautiful and oh HOT as hell!  These two are sexy together and I love how they get to know one another after being inextricably intertwined together.

Please don't get me started on the ending.  When I finished I posted to Facebook that Sloan had "destroyed me" and she did a little happy dance around her house or at least that's what I imagined she did in my head after her next post to Facebook about how she felt she had accomplished what she wanted with Unexpected Protector.  Now, I can't tell you what prompted me to feel like she destroyed me but even a week later I'm still distraught and I need Unexpected Consequences NOW!  I can't wait to read Zeke, Mary and Jeff's story!  You know that one is going to sizzle!  


“Spanking,” I say, my voice barely audible.
“What was that? You need to speak up.”
“I want you to spank me,” I whisper a little bit louder. I don’t recognize my strained voice.
“Spanking how? You said you weren’t into pain, but now you’re saying you want me to spank you. Do you mean lightly, teasing you as I run my fingers through your pussy. Or are you willing to let me push you to your limit, spanking you hard with my bare hand or possibly a belt, thrusting my fingers into your throbbing core until you come so hard your juices are dripping down your thighs?”
Hearing him list the different ways he could turn my ass red brings my body to life. I feel myself growing wetter with every suggestion, not wanting but needing to feel the sensations he describes.
“I want that,” I admit meekly. As I sit next to him, our bodies barely touching, I resist the urge to climb into his lap, pushing fabric to the side and taking what I need at this moment. “I need you to show me that pain can be pleasure.”
“Are you sure?” He asks sincerely. “I can respect the fact that you said you don’t want pain. I won’t lie and say I don’t enjoy inflicting it to an extent, but if that’s not something you crave, it won’t be fun for either of us.”
I look him in the eye, wanting him to see and feel the sincerity of my words. “You might be the only man I have ever trusted enough to explore that with.”
He wraps his arms around me, nearly pulling me off my stool. “I’m honored that you feel that way, babygirl. What else?” He urges me to continue. I shift in my seat, feeling a damp spot forming in my panties. If the thought of him doing these things to me affects me so deeply, I’m going to be slipping over myself when he’s actually touching my body.

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Sloan is a Midwestern mom who began writing nearly seven years ago as a way to make money while staying home with her daughter. Now, with two kids in tow and having written more articles on how to assemble various pieces of furniture than she can count, she is reaching to make her dreams come true.

Unexpected Angel, her debut novel, released in August 2013. Unexpected Protector is set to release November 2013.

Sloan loves to hear from her readers!


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