Book Review: To Trust and Protect

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Welcome the tour for the next novel in Christina Mattingly's Claimed series, To Trust and Protect! Read on for more info! To-Trust-and-Protect-Cover- To Trust and Protect (Claimed: Owen and Caitlin) Publication Date: May 1st, 2023 Genre: Shifter Romance Owen is a wolf shifter who works as a deputy and paramedic in the small mountain town of Pinehurst. He wants to find the right mate to share his life with but is happy to take things slow. Caitlin is hiding from her abusive ex-mate when she meets a guy who seems like he’s too good to be true, but she’s willing to try being in a relationship with someone who just wants to keep her safe and make her feel loved and valued. What they don’t know is the past Caitlin is working so hard to heal from isn’t as far away as she thinks… and it’s threatening to burn down the life Owen and Caitlin are building together. Note from the author: This book contains dark themes that may be disturbing to some readers, including stalking, assault, kidnapping, sociopathy, domestic partner violence, pregnancy loss, and abuse (mental, physical, emotional, sexual, and financial). The consensual spicy elements of the book also contain MFM scenes, degradation, choking, and impact play. Please be kind to yourself and be aware of your triggers. Available on Amazon


My Review
This is the second book in this series but it can be read as a standalone novel. I briefly was introduced to Owen in the first book. It is nice to get to know him better in this book. Despite his wolf side, he has a gentle soul. I love the way that he is considerate of Caitlin's emotions. That is why when they are intimate together, it is not just physical attraction. 

I could understand Caitlin's hesitation in the beginning when it came to Owen. Due to her past relationship. it was great to see Owen take an interest in what Caitlin's needs are behind closed doors. As the story progresses, Caitlin comes out of her shell. Although, I will always associate Caitlin to her baked scones. All the different yummy flavors featured in this book made me hungry. This book is an emotional read. I look forward to reading the next book in this series. 

About the Author

haklggce058gvfhiv7nkifiq8e._SX300_CR0,0,0,0_ Christina Mattingly enjoys spicy romance novels with strong characters and phenomenal world-building. Get a FREE novella if you subscribe to author’s newsletter! Christina Mattingly Book Tour Organized By: R&R Button R&R Book Tours

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