Book Review: Protecting What's Mine (Benevolence #3) by Lucy Score

This was such a fantastic story filled with so many things I love. A sexy firefighter, an awesome heroine, a cute dog, and a wonderful cast of characters. I can't say enough good things about Protecting What's Mine.

Book Review: Protecting What's Mine (Benevolence #3) by Lucy Score | About That Story
Protecting What's Mine (Benevolence #3) by Lucy Score

If you can't stand the heat, don't fall for a firefighter...

Fire Chief Lincoln Reed is known for his heroics in the fire department and in the bedroom. Life is a never-ending good time. Until she lands in the middle of the accident scene he’s working…and then his backyard. Too bad she’s immune to flirty first responders.

Flight trauma surgeon Mackenzie O’Neil is on a crash course with burnout. She’s got a scar on her face and a shake in her hands. A temporary job as a small-town family physician is just the prescription. She’ll learn to meditate. Sleep more. Take up gardening.

She definitely won’t take her shirtless, firefighting neighbor’s hot body for a test drive.

But Linc and his tattoos are very persuasive. What’s a harmless little adrenaline-fueled fling between neighbors? It’s all naked fun and games until the shadows from Mack’s past find their way into her present. Can Linc be her hero when she needs him the most or will their scars ruin everything?

One thing is certain: Someone is going to get burned.

Author’s Warning: This small-town happily ever after is smokin’ hot, sweetly hilarious, deliciously suspenseful, and a one-two punch to the feels. One-click for a disaster dog, precocious kids, a good ol’ fistfight, nosy neighbors, high-adrenaline first responder heroics, firefighter bromance, and kitchen sexytimes.

5 out of 5 stars

Protecting What's Mine was a seriously fun read! I couldn't get enough of Mack and Linc and their witty banter and all the laugh-out-loud, entertaining moments. I loved their ups and downs, watching them come together and falling in love. It was exciting to read and I loved it all.

Right from the start, I was pulled into the action and adventure. I loved Mack and Linc’s first encounter and the spark between them. I loved their instant connection and flirtation. There were so many great scenes, heartfelt moments, and interactions. Linc was so sweet and flirty and I loved him sharing and being more than the fun time guy and really opening his heart. Mack was a tough, independent woman but had some things she was struggling with and I loved the growth she had over the course of the story. When Mack and Linc finally get together, holy wow they are smoking HOT. Dirty talking firefighters for the win!

There was some awesome drama and a bit of suspense happening. I loved the pulse-pounding emergency calls too, those were thrilling. There’s a delightful cast of characters that helped to create some super humorous scenes that had me smiling. I loved all the different bonding moments and the relationship between Linc and Luke, I found it really touching. And the dog! So cute. I need a Sunshine in my life.

I was hooked the entire time. Protecting What’s Mine was so incredibly entertaining and witty but it had this wonderful layer of emotion too. Fantastic read!

Book Review: Protecting What's Mine by Lucy Score | About That Story

Purchase your copy of Protecting What's Mine
Amazon | Author's Book Page
Connect with Lucy Score
Add Protecting What's Mine to Goodreads

Pretend You're Mine (#1) - Amazon | My Review

Lucy Score has a very large backlist of books that I am having a great time working my way through. From standalone stories to books in a series, she's got a ton to choose from. You can find her full book list on her website, HERE. Below are the ones I've read and shared on my blog so far. :-)

Forever Never - Amazon | My Review

Book Review: By a Thread by Lucy Score | About That Story
By a Thread - Amazon | My Review | Favorite Read of 2020

Book Review: Riley Thorn and the Dead Guy Next Door by Lucy Score | About That Story
Riley Thorn and the Dead Guy Next Door - Amazon | My Review | Favorite Read of 2020

Book Review: Rock Bottom Girl by Lucy Score | About That Story
Rock Bottom Girl - Amazon | My Review | Favorite Read of 2019

The Mistletoe Kisser Amazon | My Review

Book Review: The Price of Scandal (Bluewater Billionaires) by Lucy Score | About That Story
The Price of Scandal - Amazon | My Review

I am a huge fan of a sexy firefighter romance. Let me know some of your favorites!

Book Review: Protecting What's Mine by Lucy Score | About That Story

Don’t want to miss another post? Subscribe to this blog by email.