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Eryn McClellan teaches ESL in Washington, D.C., until the day she’s targeted by terrorists avenging her father’s actions in Afghanistan. The FBI has stepped in, but when it looks like they are using her for bait, General McClellan enlists the aid of the only man he knows he can trust: former Navy SEAL Ike Calhoun.

Embracing solitude in his remote cabin in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Ike thought he’d left the War on Terror far behind. Now he’s stuck shielding a blue-eyed beauty from ambitious federal agents and crazed jihadists. More disturbing still, the charming Eryn seems intent on shattering his self-imposed isolation. Ike does his best to resist her welcoming ways, but he can feel his restraint eroding like a mountain in a mudslide. With the FBI hot on their heels and the terrorists not far behind, Ike willingly wages a one-man war in defense of the woman whose passion and faith have given him the strength to rise above his past.

“This is a must read. A keeper. If you have never read Marliss Melton,she is a powerful and talented author who not only has heartfelt stories of heroes but they are realistic stories of elite warriors, the U.S. Navy S.E.A.L. “The Protector” is a wonderful story of love, facing your past, and moving forward to find love and happiness.” —April Renn

“I found The Protector to be beautifully written, exciting and captivating, keeping me glued to the pages until the unforseen and unforgettable ending. Ike’s abilities and daring-do deeds will astound you as he maneuvers Erin’s and his safety, keeping you gasping at the twists and turns on each page. Amid all the chaos- love also grows here!” –Publisher’s Weekly Blog

“A fantastic hero and a top notch suspense make for a fast and thrilling romance.”–Bookaholics Romance Book Club

Marliss Melton is the author of the bestselling Team Twelve Navy SEALs series. Wife of a retired Navy veteran, she relies on her experience as a military spouse and on her many contacts in the Spec Ops and Intelligence communities to pen realistic and heartfelt stories about America’s most elite warrior, the U.S. Navy SEAL. As the daughter of a foreign services officer, Melton grew up in various countries overseas before settling permanently in Williamsburg, Virginia. She has taught Spanish, ESL, and Linguistics at the College of William and Mary, her alma mater. In addition to her writing, Melton busies herself raising a young daughter, keeping tabs on three college students, and walking her miniature Australian Sheepdog.

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