The Keeper by Rhonda Nelson

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This is the day of the week that I post a review that is on the steamier side of romance.  Today’s selection is a Blaze novel from the series that I have been reading.  I hope you enjoy this one!  Let’s face it, the cover alone sells the book!

The Keeper by Rhonda Nelson
ISBN: 978-0-373-79668-7
Release: Feb 2012
Publisher: Harlequin Blaze
Source: I purchased this book to read and review

sugarbeat's books romance books romance novel reviews historical contemporary eroticaBlurb:
Ranger Security Case File #1877
Name: Jackson Oak Martin, a man as strong and steady as his name implies.
Case: Tracking down a Butter Bandit
Agent note: This case is gonna sizzle….

On the surface, it seems like an almost ridiculous assignment. A thief has been breaking into pastry chef Mariette Levine’s shop. And the only thing taken? Organic butter. But one night, Mariette herself is attacked, and Ranger Security assigns agent Jackson Martin to guard their favorite chef – closely!

Unfortunately, the ultra-dishy Jackson also makes Mariette’s reserve melt faster than…er, butter. Which is bad. In a very, very good way.

Has Mariette discovered the recipe for delectable disaster, or is this tasty body guard someone she’ll need to keep on her menu for good?

The Keeper is another book in the Men Out of Uniform series that I have been following for some time now! Like the rest of this series, it does not disappoint. It is a hot little number in it’s trademark red cover!

Major Jackson Oak Martin’s Ranger team was caught by an IED that took out several members of his team and deafened him in one ear. Unwilling to face riding a desk for the rest of his military career, he takes a medical discharge and finds a job waiting for him at Ranger Security. The men who formed Ranger Security are former Rangers and understand the hardships he will face with rejoining civilian life. Jackson’s first case upon joining the team is to find the “Butter Bandit”. Someone is breaking into Mariette Levine’s shop and targeting her butter. Jackson is anticipating Mariette to be a rosy cheeked older lady. He is surprised when he find that she is the woman of his dreams. Too bad she’s on a break from men!

Mariette has had bad luck with men, and has decided to focus on her career and leave men alone for a while. She doesn’t seem to be a good judge of character anyways! Imagine her surprise when the yummy “giant” that walks through her door is the man who is going to be spending nights protecting her!

The Keeper is a great little addition to this wonderful series that Rhonda Nelson has been writing. I have enjoyed how she tastefully describes all the traumas that precipitate the men’s exits from the military. This book is no different, with the description of Jackson trying desperately to save one of his team members who was hit by the IED. These little reminders make me thankful for the men and women who protect our security by putting their lives on the line.

This is a great little book to pop in your purse and devour in a bunch of hours while sitting at a dance studio, the skating rink or snowy day curled up on the couch!

Buy a copy of The Keeper (Harlequin Blaze)

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  1. Catherine says

    It sounds sexy with a bit of humor sprinkled in (“Butter Bandit”?). Gotta love a story with a great hunk and a pastry chef. YUM.

    catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

    • Sugarbeat says

      Hi Catherine!
      It was – just a wonderful funny, sexy story! A great choice for a lazy afternoon read.