Duty Bound (The Protectors #1) by Samantha Chase & Noelle Adams

Duty Bound (The Protectors Book 1)


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.


I was really excited to start Duty Bound. I recently discovered Samantha Chase and Noelle Adams and have enjoyed their works. I thought perfect! I like these two authors, I should enjoy their books they wrote together. Unfortunately that is not what happened. The writing was just not good. It was...it was just not written as well as other books I read by either of the authors. That and I couldn't stand Harper. That definitely didn't help.

Levi is back from the military. Back because of an accident that killed Harper's brother and his best friend, and injured him and his fellow soldier brothers. As soon as he sees Harper he is smitten. She is beautiful, but Gavin's sister. Gavin who they just buried. He needs to stay away because of that. I mean really the timing would be terrible.

Harper is convinced that there is something going on with the accident that killed her brother. Something she has not been told. She is a reporter and determined to get to the bottom of it. The only problem? Someone seems to be trying to kill her and she won't take that seriously. Levi does everything he can to help protect her, but that just makes her furious with him. She has a hissy fit every two seconds about how she is a big girl and can take care of herself, even though she acts like she is two. She frustrated me to no end. She was always saying how grown up she was, but she never acted like it. If Levi would suggest she do something, like go to the police, she would just instantly be all no way! Even if she was going to do that to begin with. Ugh it was annoying.

So Harper was annoying and acted like she was two, Levi was alright but a bit overprotective, and the entire way through book it was just like 'I hate him/her! But they are so hot....they are so annoying! But look how hot they are!' It was not good. It was just they had a physical attraction that they eventually acted on and somehow that was supposed to be love in the end. Really not a favorite of mine, but I might give the second book a chance just to see if with different characters that I didn't hate if the book would be better.

Rating: ★ ★

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