Review: Above Protection by C.J. Pinard


He’s bearded, angry, highly trained, and has a job to do.

She’s the damsel in distress who’s smarter than she looks, and doesn’t want anyone’s help.
Could it be they both need something neither will admit to? Fate fueled by the laws of attraction may just decide for them.

I didn’t ask for this. I was just doing my job, and they have the nerve to put me on a Witness Protection detail? This is crap. I’ll do my assignment, then go back to my job and what I love – kicking ass and taking names. I hadn’t spent 6 years in the Marine Corps to be put on babysitting duty once I’d joined the FBI. The witness they assigned me to, Rayanne, is an annoying, brainless blonde with a sassy mouth and a body that belonged on a website you had to pay to access. Not that I noticed or anything.

I can look after myself. I don’t need anyone’s help, and the government is being ridiculous for putting me in the Witness Protection Program. I’ll testify against my former bosses and then go back to my life as a single girl in the big city. I love my career as a paralegal, and once this Neanderthal they’d assigned to babysit me was out of my life, I’ll go back to it. I just wish he wasn’t so easy on the eyes. The beard, hard body, and that voice. Why couldn’t they have sent me someone ugly – and nice? Because Duke is neither of those things.

ABOVE PROTECTION is book 1 in the Imperfect Heroes Series.(less)


Above Protection is a fun romance filled with action, suspense, humor, and heat… but that is par for the course with any C.J. Pinard book.  Her books are full of heroes in uniform, and usually they are a little rough around the edges.  Duke certainly fits this profile – FBI agent with a temper.  Protecting a witness is not how he wants to spend his time, but he’s in trouble at work.  If he wants back in his boss’s good side, Duke will make sure Rayanne lives to testify in court.

The circumstances that bring Duke and Rayanne together are a huge inconvenience for both of them, and they both just want to get back to their normal lives.  Their story is about how unhappy strangers become sweethearts while staying one step ahead of dangerous criminals.  I really liked this story – it is a quick, flirty story with a great plot, thrilling action, and sweet romance!  I am looking forward to the  next book in this Imperfect Heroes series.


author858173I’m a California girl living in land-locked Colorado. Lover of red wine, wearer of fabulous shoes, and a die-hard Niner fan, I’m also an editor at heart. I’ve written over a dozen books that contain both contemporary/new adult and paranormal romance that are a little bit badass, a little heart-wrenching, and sorta funny (to me, anyway). All my books usually contain law enforcement or military undertones, since strong, brave, alpha men and women are my weaknesses. When I’m not writing, I can be found working at a very strange day job, which may or may not have some mild influences on my gripping stories – so strange, in fact, I think I’ll write a book about it one day.

I’m also a proud member of the Romance Writers of America (RWA). Maybe one day they’ll give me a super cool romance award! (A girl can dream!)

Listen up! I’ve got several free stories available for download, and you can find a list of books on my website, Feel. free to email me anytime, I love hearing from readers!


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