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The Dangerous Protector

(2005)
(The second book in the Puffin Harbor series)
A novel by

 
 
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.

Genre: Romantic Suspense    Get it on Google Play

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Used availability for Janet Chapman's The Dangerous Protector

Hardback Editions

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


Paperback Editions

May 2005 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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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
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

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


May 2005 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Dangerous Protector (Puffin Harbor Book 2)
Author(s): Janet Chapman
Publisher: Pocket Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA