Series: Long, Tall Texans #45
Author: Diana Palmer
Blurb: The man who shattered her trust is back to protect her… New York Times bestselling author Diana Palmer delivers a breathtaking story of second-chance love.
When Paul Fiore disappeared from Isabel Grayling’s life, he told himself it was for all the right reasons. She was young and innocent, and he was her millionaire father’s lowly employee. Three years on, Paul is the FBI agent assigned to Isabel’s case. Too late, he realizes what life in her Texas mansion was really like back then—and how much damage he did when he left.
Once love-struck and sheltered, Isabel has become an assistant district attorney committed to serving the law, no matter how risky it gets. But right now, the man she can’t forgive is the one thing standing between her and a deadly stalker. She knows Paul won’t hesitate to protect her life with his own. But if she can’t trust herself to resist him, how can she trust him not to break her heart all over again?
Thoughts: You just can’t go wrong with Diana Palmer! No matter what she writes, it’s great. Even her books that are just an ‘okay’ read are stars above some other authors. Defender was interesting in that it maintained that old Long, Tall Texans vibe to it from the earlier reads in the series, which happen to be my favorites. Defender is just everything you love about Palmer’s writing. Period. While it isn’t my favorite Diana Palmer book, I loved getting flashed back to that older style of writing from her.