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The Dangerous Protector

The Dangerous Protector

(The second book in the Puffin Harbor series)
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Coastal Maine serves as the appealing backdrop for this charming but cliched novel of romantic suspense from Chapman (The Seductive Imposter). When a lobsterman alerts state Assistant Attorney General Willow Foster to the presence of contaminants in Puffin Harbor, she begins a secret investigation. She's unofficially assisted by bar owner and former salvager Duncan Ross, whose offers of both marriage and passion she's been resisting since a one-night stand 18 months earlier. As the two explore both the corporate paper trail and the local seascape, Duncan reveals that he's actually a Scottish lord, while Willow is forced to grapple with her fear of commitment. The story's use of old-fashioned romantic conventions often seems silly in this modern context. Corporate polluters call their victims "Miss," while Duncan's sister's Internet lover arrives from New Zealand carrying family heirlooms to ask for permission to court. Chapman's mimicry of Duncan's brogue is also unfortunate, making him sound more like Popeye ("Can ya climb with yar splint?") than an aristocratic adventurer. This novel works best when it focuses on the timeless bonds between friends and family, community and place.

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Hardback Editions

2005 : USA Hardback
Title: The Dangerous Protector
Author(s): Janet Chapman
ISBN: 0-7394-5352-1 / 978-0-7394-5352-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Mira Books
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Paperback Editions

May 2005 : USA Mass Market Paperback
Title: The Dangerous Protector (Pocket Star Books Romance)
Author(s): Janet Chapman
ISBN: 0-7434-8631-5 / 978-0-7434-8631-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pocket Star
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Kindle Editions

May 2005 : UK Kindle edition
Title: The Dangerous Protector (Pocket Star Books Romance)
Author(s): Janet Chapman
Publisher: Pocket Books
Availability: Amazon UK   

May 2005 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: The Dangerous Protector (Puffin Harbor)
Author(s): Janet Chapman
Publisher: Pocket Books
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