Enlarge cover. Error rating book. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. The hat. The gun. And the will to protect. Showing up to investigate a double homicide, Sheriff Phoenix Cade almost comes out of his boots when he sees the blonde--the only witness to the crime--covered in blood.
He'd danced with her a few nights before and had every intention of getting her number until she threw up all over his shoes. Hell, his shoes would wash… Ria Port The hat. Hell, his shoes would wash… Ria Portman has spent the better part of six years convincing her family and friends that she could take care of herself.
They said they could handle her disability, but truth was, they lied. When her assistant and client are murdered in her studio she will have to rely on one man—the one man who makes her want to trust again. Yet, Ria is different. Get A Copy. Kindle Edition , pages.
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Jan 23, Victoria rated it liked it Shelves: damsel-in-distress , blind-deaf-mute-disabled , romantic-suspense , kindle-unlimited-read. Overall, it was an okay read. Nothing very memorable or exciting. I'm not sure that I've read anything from this author before but for some reason was expecting this to be a little more steamy than it was. Jan 14, Ginny Pearson rated it it was amazing.
Phoenix is the sheriff. He decides to stop at the bar his buddy owns. He is teasing Phoenix about getting out more. Tate tells him if he dances with a woman, he will back off. Ria is blind. This happened by being in a car accident. Her sister tells her she needs to find someone. She can't believe when she is asked to dance.
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Now Phoenix is taking her to his cabin to protect her from the men who will be coming after her. While she is held up there, they realize they are falling for each other. Now Phoenix is the sheriff. Now Phoenix just has to catch the bad guys so they can see if they can take this to the next level.
Jan 16, CarolKat rated it it was amazing. I requested and received and ARC of this book. I am reviewing of my own volition. One of my favorite things about this book is the heroine. She's smart, tough, feisty and blind. She left the big city with her sister, to start over in her old family home. When she meet Phoenix Cade, she doesn't know he's the sheriff every woman wants.
All she knows is she attracted to him and she hopes never to run into him again after she embarrasse I requested and received and ARC of this book. All she knows is she attracted to him and she hopes never to run into him again after she embarrasses herself. None of that seems important after two goons kill her assistant and a client at her home office. Saving herself by hiding on the shelf under her massage table, it was pure luck she wasn't discovered and killed. One of the things the bad guys don't take into consideration is the acute senses of a blind person. Everything is more enhanced to make up for the lack of sight, so while she is unable to visually identify them she can give some definite insight into them.
The heat ratchets up a notch as Phoenix takes her into protective custody. His family cabin becomes the scene of their budding romance. As the layers are pealed off this mystery, betrayal and heartbreak ensue. Very well written with edge of your seat suspense, extremely hot make-out scenes and so much more. Jan 28, Melissa Morr rated it it was amazing.
Ria Portman never thought she would hear from Phoenix Cade after the night they shared a couple of dances and embarrassed herself after but after witnessing a double homicide of her assistant and a client who would show up to investigate but none other than Sheriff Phoenix Cade. Phoenix Cade thought he would never see the woman who intrigued him that night at his friends bar until he walked into her house and found her the witness to a double homicide from that moment he promised himself he woul Ria Portman never thought she would hear from Phoenix Cade after the night they shared a couple of dances and embarrassed herself after but after witnessing a double homicide of her assistant and a client who would show up to investigate but none other than Sheriff Phoenix Cade.
Phoenix Cade thought he would never see the woman who intrigued him that night at his friends bar until he walked into her house and found her the witness to a double homicide from that moment he promised himself he would protect her from the killer. Protected by the Lawman was fast paced, romantic suspense that kept me turning the page. Phoenix was a protector but also understood Ria wanted to be self reliant. An oh Phoenix stole my heart in one scene I know it took a lot from him to do it but he was a gentleman.
If you are looking for a awesome an old fashion romance with some suspense I recommend you pick up a copy of Protected by the Lawman, your favorite beverage and a nice comfy chair because you will not be able to put it down. I received a free copy for my honest review! Jan 12, Stacy Jordet rated it it was amazing. What an emotional and satisfying read this was. This is the first book in a new series and this book hit it out of the park. I loved the characters, story line, the mystery and the sexy times.
Ria was a wonderful leading lady. Ria is blind but yet she doesn't let this stop her from doing anything. She is a little tired of her sister and parents babying her because she is a strong, capable and independent person. She runs a successful business, has some wonderful friends and is just an all around a What an emotional and satisfying read this was. She runs a successful business, has some wonderful friends and is just an all around amazing person.
An incident happens at her place of work and it puts her in path of the hot man she recently danced with. I loved everything about Sheriff Phoenix Cade. I loved his dedication to family, friends and his job. I loved that there were references to him being a hard nosed man throughout the book yet you saw his softer side. I especially liked his interactions with Ria.
Even from the beginning he never saw her blindness as a disability more so as a strength to the type of woman she is. I really enjoyed this book and can't wait to read more. Jan 16, Gladys rated it it was amazing. Protected by the Lawman is an entertaining and well written read. This romantic suspense offers a gripping storyline and engaging characters. Ria and Phoenix have great chemistry and I just loved them together. I love a book that is created to showcase what I consider "reality based characters". Ria is smart, sexy, sweet, feisty and blind.
Phoenix, is strong, tough and a hero to his core. I loved the steam and heat these two created and enjoyed the softness Ria brought out in Phoenix. A very ple Protected by the Lawman is an entertaining and well written read. A very pleasurable read that I highly recommend. I'm posting a voluntary review after reading an advance copy of this book.
Jan 16, Elaine Swinney rated it it was amazing. The things one can do with a remote. Do they make a remote for husbands? Seven of our grandchildren are at, or close to, driving age. I have endured driving with teenage drivers, but driving with grandchildren is an entirely different reality check. As passengers, young grandchildren have the heightened security of car seats, belts to buckle, and no one under twelve in the front seat.
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After a busy morning of special birthday breakfasts, present wrapping, and costume making, my two littlest girls were finally playing quietly with a friend. I had just enough time to throw the chili together before I had to pick kids up from school. Soon I noticed that the beans seemed to be gumming up the blade.
The blender came to a screeching halt, bogged down in a cement of beans and tomatoes. Without taking the time to unplug it, I reached my finger near the blade to dislodge the beans. A whizzing sound buzzed in my ears and the next thing I knew, blood was spraying in a bright red arc across my kitchen floor. A trip to the ER, ten stitches, and one generously mummified finger later, I was back in my kitchen, woozy from pain medication and staring at my gory bowl of chili.
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Send your story less than words to nettie thewyomingwoman. If you are interested in representing The Wyoming Woman Magazine in your corner of Wyoming, please contact: Peg Novotny peg thewyomingwoman. One of them dead-end doozy fights we does. Are we going to fight it out? Both feel bad then. Do we need to do it? Or can we just start over? My Christmas was saved by a compliment and a pat. But now, all these years later, I see their interaction in another less self-centered way. In a moment of conflict and disconnection, Uncle Sid and Aunt Doris were able to recognize a negative pattern, declare a ceasefire and re-establish a warmer connection.
It was probably pretty easy for Doris and Sid to cut short their fight and change direction because, on most days, their relationship was a safe haven of loving responsiveness. We know that people who feel secure with their partner find it easier to do this. They can stand back and reflect on the process between them and they can also own their part in that process. For distressed lovers, this is much harder to do.
They are caught up in the emotional chaos at the surface of the relationship, in seeing each other as threats, as the enemy. To reconnect, lovers have to be able to de-escalate the conflict and actively create a basic emotional safety. They need to be able to work in concert to curtail their negative dialogues and to defuse their fundamental insecurities. They can have their differences and not careen helplessly into Demon Dialogues. They can deal better with the disorienting ambiguity that their loved one, who is the solution to fear, can also suddenly became a source of fear. In short, they can hold onto their emotional balance a lot more often and a lot more easily.
This creates a platform for repairing rifts in their relationship and creating a truly loving connection. To learn how to do this, I have couples revisit rocky moments in their relationship and, applying what they have learned in Conversations 1 and 2 about the way they communicate and their attachment fears, figure out how to smooth the ground. In my practice, we replay turbulent big-bang arguments as well as quieter continual disconnections. They qualify for the Oscar in marital spats.
This time it starts with Claire pointing out that Peter could have done more to help her during her bout with hepatitis. You make sure I suffer for every little error. I am just one big disappointment to you! You make that perfectly clear. Is that what you mean? A creep is what you are. Here are the steps that can set them on the path to greater harmony:.
In their argument, Claire and Peter were totally ensnared in attack and defend, who is right, who is wrong; who is victim, who is villain. She changes her perspective and her tone. We get trapped here. We both want to prove our point so we do that till we end up totally exhausted. They name their moves together. Then you threatened, remember? The bit about how you could do without me? Claire smiles. Together they come up with a short summary of their moves: Claire loses it while Peter plays impervious; Claire gets louder and threatens, Peter sees her as impossible and tries to escape.
What a conversation. Well, I can see that talking to a rock must be frustrating. They both agree that it is hard to be honest. Do you know what I mean? But I guess part of me is shaky, too. We need to recognize how our usual ways of dealing with our emotions, pull our partner off balance and turn on deeper attachment fears. If we are connected, my feelings naturally will affect yours.
But seeing the impact we have on our loved ones can be very difficult in the moment when we are caught up in our own emotions, especially if fear is narrowing the lens. In fact, she states that his behavior is all just about his personal flaws. He is a creep! To really take control of Demon Dialogues and soothe raw spots, both partners have to own how they pull the other into negative spirals and actively create their own distress.
Now Peter can do it. You start to feel like I am not here with you. I do shut down. I just want to stop hearing about how you are so angry with me. But in these situations, you are not just mad are you? I get that now. I know your sensitive spot is about being left and abandoned. I guess, I used to just see you as the righteous principal busy proving how useless I was as a spouse.
And that feels so bad, you just want to give up and run. Of course, it really helps here if partners have been able to be really open about their raw spots in previous conversations, but assuming you have a big impact on your partner and being actively curious about his or her vulnerabilities helps too. Voicing your deepest emotions, sometimes sadness and shame, but most often attachment fears, may be the most difficult step for you, but it is also the most rewarding. So often we miss the attachment needs and fears that lie hidden in recurring battles about everyday issues.
Unpacking moments of disconnection like this helps Claire explore her own feelings and risk sharing them with Peter. I have this sense of dread. I can feel it like a lump in my throat. If I stopped coming to you, trying to get your attention, you might just watch us drift off into more and more separateness. You might just watch our relationship fade out, go off the screen. And that is scary. I feel like I know you in a different way when you say things like that.
Then you are more like me somehow. And it makes me want to reassure you. Taking the above steps forges a renewed and true partnership between lovers. Now a couple has common ground and common cause. They no longer see each other as adversaries, but as allies.
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They can take control of escalating negative conversations that feed their insecurities and face those insecurities together. I like it when we both agreed that this conversation was too hard, that it was out of hand, and scaring both of us. It feels very powerful for us to agree that we were not going to just get stuck the way we usually do. Even if we are not quite sure where we go next, this is a lot better.
But it does mean that they know how to stop a rift before it widens into an unbridgeable abyss. It takes practice, going over an unsettling past encounter again and again until it makes coherent sense and, unlike the original event, can draw a possible supportive response from the other partner.