Duty Bound by Noelle Adams and Samantha Chase

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Duty Bound

Duty Bound by Noelle Adams, Samantha Chase 
(The Protectors #1) 
Publication date: April 10th 2014 
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

I used to think I could be a hero, but one deadly night destroyed that delusion. So I’ve come home defeated. My military career, my best friend, my purpose—all of it is lost.
What I find is her.
She’s my best friend’s sister, and she’s everything I shouldn’t want. She’s on a hopeless quest for answers about her brother’s death, but those are secrets that can never come to light. She’s always been a fighter, and she desperately wants the truth.
I desperately want her.
Someone is trying to kill her now, and she won’t let me keep her safe. I have to do it anyway, even if she doesn’t trust me, even if she hates me for it. A man protects what’s precious to him, whether or not he can ever claim her for his own. So she becomes my purpose.
I’ll become a hero for her.

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I am still trying to decide what I want to say about this book while I am writing the review. 

I have wanted to read this book since I posted the blitz about it on my blog.

We have Levi, who is back from war with his other 3 friends.  They have lost the fifth member of their group, who also was Harper’s brother. 

Harper is on a mission to find out what actually happened when her brother died.  Levi knows the answer to that but doesn’t want her to know. 

And so it goes.

I loved Levi as the protective alpha male, trying to protect Harper from whoever is out to get her.

I wasn’t a big fan of Harper.  She is a small woman, yes, we know that.  But wow.  Harper feels like she has to be over aggressive to prove that she can handle herself and it drove me a bit nuts.  We know, you are tough.  You got this.  No need to be quite so angry when someone does something for you.

Things I wished –

That Levi would have told Harper about how her brother died.  There could have been a confrontation and then a moment there.

That when it came to who was trying to kill Harper that it would have been expanded.  It went by too quickly.  They were there and gone.  I wish there would have been more to the background of that story. 

Overall it was a good book, I just wished there was more to the stories.  It was the difference between truly caring about the characters and feeling kind of meh about them.

3.5 stars

Thank you to Netgalley for providing me with a copy of Duty Bound.

New York Times and USA Today Bestseller/contemporary romance writer Samantha Chase released her debut novel, Jordan’s Return, in November 2011. Although she waited until she was in her 40?s to publish for the first time, writing has been a lifelong passion. Her motivation to take that step was her students: teaching creative writing to elementary age students all the way up through high school and encouraging those students to follow their writing dreams gave Samantha the confidence to take that step as well.
When she’s not working on a new story, she spends her time reading contemporary romances, blogging, playing way too many games of Scrabble on Facebook and spending time with her husband of 25 years and their two sons in North Carolina. For more information visit her website at www.chasing-romance.com.

Samantha Chase

Noelle handwrote her first romance novel in a spiral-bound notebook when she was twelve, and she hasn’t stopped writing since. She has lived in eight different states and currently resides in Virginia, where she teaches English, reads any book she can get her hands on, and offers tribute to a very spoiled cocker spaniel.

She loves travel, art, history, and ice cream. After spending far too many years of her life in graduate school, she has decided to reorient her priorities and focus on writing contemporary romances. For more information, please check out her website: noelle-adams.com.

Noelle Adams

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