Protection for Hire by Camy Tang
About the book:
Tessa Lancaster's skills first earned her a position as an enforcer in her Uncle Teruo's Japanese Mafia gang. Then they landed her in prison for a crime she didn't commit. Now, three months after her release, Tessa's abilities have gained her a job as bodyguard for wealthy socialite Elizabeth St. Amant and her three-year-old son.
But there's a problem or two ... or three .... There's Elizabeth's abusive husband whose relentless pursuit goes deeper than mere vengeance. There's Uncle Teruo, who doesn't understand why Tessa's new faith as a Christian prevents her from returning to the yakuza. And then there's Elizabeth's lawyer, Charles Britton, who Tessa doesn't know is the one who ensured that she did maximum time behind bars. Now Tessa and Charles must work together in order to protect their client, while new truths emerge and circumstances spiral to a deadly fever pitch.
Factor in both Tessa's and Charles's families and you've got some wild dynamics---and an action-packed, romantic read as Tessa and Charles discover the reality of being made new in Christ.
Protection for Hire is the second book I've read by Camy Tang and while I enjoyed Formula for Danger, I loved Protection for Hire!
I liked reading about Tessa Lancaster (both who she was before she became a Christian and who she is now). I found her character to be realistic - even though she is a new believer in Christ, she still deals with controlling her temper.
I found most of the characters to be likeable (except for the 'bad guys') especially Tessa, Charles, Josh, and Vivian.
I would say Protection for Hire is best suited for mature audiences as some things in this book may not be appropriate for young readers.
The way Protection for Hire ended leaves me wanting to read the next book in the series, especially after reading an excerpt of the next book.
I definitely recommend Protection for Hire! I loved it and if you enjoy suspense/romance books, I think you will too.
*I received a complimentary ARC copy of Protection for Hire from the author for my review. I was not required to give a positive review, only my honest opinion, which I have done.*
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