Protective Custody by Paige Tyler
Publisher: Whiskey Creek Press
Genre: Action/Adventure, Contemporary, Mystery/Suspense
Length: Full Length (172 pgs)
Other: M/F, Spanking
Rating: 3.5 cherries
Reviewed by Mistletoe
Paisley McCoy is a sexy reporter who writes about the San Francisco club scene for a local magazine. Having a dad on the police force has led to one hard and fast rule--she doesn’t date cops. She likes her men sensitive and intellectual, two qualities in short supply in any cop she’s ever met. However, when her safety is threatened and her life in danger, she gets stuck with a standard-issue cop for a bodyguard--aggressive, opinionated, and certain he’s always right. In short, the complete opposite of the kind of man she usually goes for.
Gray Beckham is a no-nonsense cop who’s peeved about being taken off a major burglary investigation to babysit the captain’s bratty daughter. Just because she’s gorgeous doesn’t change the situation. His career is important and she acts as if the whole situation is a joke and insists she doesn’t need his protection. While she might be sexy as hell, there’s no way he’s going anywhere near her, not if he can help it.
Despite their differences, though, Paisley and Gray can’t deny the chemistry between them. As that connection turns into a romance neither can avoid, they find out that the stalker is a far greater threat than they originally thought. They’re dealing with a crazed lunatic who has decided that if he can’t have her, no one will.
Paisley’s world is turned upside down when she finds herself being threatened by a stalker. Until they can find out who is stalking Paisley her father assigns Gray as her twenty-four hour bodyguard. While the two are together the sparks fly.
Protective Custody is a great story. Paisley is a feisty woman who can stand on her own, yet she knows just when to rely on others. Gray is a strong man who finds himself falling for Paisley and is more than willing to fight for her and her safety. The two make a wonderful couple. I enjoyed watching Paisley and Gray find each other. The love that they find shines throughout the story.
As much as I enjoyed the love story between Paisley and Gray I would have liked a bit more on the stalker part. Seeing that part of the story unfold was very interesting but it seemed a little rushed. Most of the book centered on the two being intimate and let me tell you those scenes are great. They burn up the pages. They seemed to be made for one another. Although they are a great couple I didn’t quite click as well with these characters as I have with others in Paige Tyler’s books. I think maybe a bit more depth into the characters would have helped me enjoy them better, what I did read I enjoyed.
Regardless, I am big fan of Paige Tyler and this book wasn't disappointing. I will definitely be on the look out for more of her books in the future.