Protecting Kate by Amy J. Hawthorn
Dark Horse Inc. Book 1
Publisher: Indie Publishers
Genre: Contemporary, Mystery/Suspense
Length: Full length (234 Pages)
Heat Level: Spicy
Rating: 5 Stars
Reviewed by Sorrel
Trent Dawson, horse trainer and former soldier, smells trouble at a simple charity auction. His good intentions get the better of him and he bids a small fortune on a damsel in distress. It turns out there’s far more than meets the eye to the former Ms. Kentucky and their chemistry is off the charts.
The only thing standing between Kate MacDonald and her worst nightmare is Trent Dawson and the men of Dark Horse Inc.
Kate is a former pageant winner who is divorced and getting herself back together. However, a charity auction leads her to trouble. Thankfully, she’s got Trent as her knight in shining armor. He also happens to be part of her past. Who knew he’d be the reason for all of her troubles?
I had no idea how fast her life could be turned upside down by the former soldier turned horse trainer. I wasn’t sure if he’d be able to save her from the possible impending doom.
Trent and Kate are so different but also much alike. The nice thing about this book was I could pretty much guess that these two had a chance at forever. How they’d get there was the rub and I loved how it happened. No spoilers, but it was great! They had chemistry and a spark.
So what made this book so interesting? It wasnt only the mystery and suspense but also the relationship between each the main characters. This book was sweet and caring and then hot and sizzling. There were more twists and turns than a roller coaster! All of the twists and turns, plus the many dimensions of their relationship built the tension in the book and made it a great read for me.
Throughout the story, the mystery and suspense played a massive role. The story was cleverly written and I’m excited to see who would be featured in book two. I’ve got some ideas and I really hope the author continues this series. Getting to learn about characters that could feature in the next book and reading about some of their background only enhances and makes this story more interesting. I would definitely love to read the second book when it comes out.