An Alisa Review: Protecting Max by Edward Kendrick

Rating:  3.5 stars out of 5


Twelve years ago, Max Harman survived a vicious attack by his ex-lover Tony. It severed their relationship and landed Tony in prison.


When Tony’s released from jail, Max’s nephew Jack fears the man may seek revenge on his uncle. Wanting to buy a gun for protection, he visits Deacon Young’s shop. Deacon convinces him to bring Max by to do the same. Despite his misgivings, Max gets a gun for security, too.


When Jack’s fears prove to be correct and Tony starts to stalk Max, Deacon steps in to try to protect him. Can Max’s growing interest in Deacon — and vice versa — survive Tony’s escalating reign of terror?


This was a nice story.  Max has been his nephew, Jack’s, guardian since he was six and Jack doesn’t want a repeat of twelve years ago when he found his uncle bleeding on the floor.  After some convincing (not as much as you would think for someone who hates guns) he gets Max to get a gun for protection.


We see this story mostly from Max’s point of view so it is easy to understand his thoughts and feelings.  We also get to see a little from Jack which really shows how worried he is about his uncle.  Max and Tony take their relationship slowly and don’t even really begin to work at it until after the danger is gone.  They both don’t want to get emotional with all of the stuff going on and have it hurt them in the future.  Tony quickly becomes an important person in their life even if he could possibly only be a friend in the future, he wants to help keep Max safe along with Jack.  The story of these two was really part of the background until Tony is caught which I think worked out well.


The cover art by Written Ink Designs is very nice and works well for this story.


Sales Links: JMS Books | Amazon | B&N


Book Details:

ebook, 140 pages

Published: July 29, 2017 by JMS Books

ISBN: 9781634864268

Edition Language: English

By Scattered Thoughts

At over 50, I am ruled by my terriers, my gardens, and my projects. A knack for grubbing about in the woods, making mud pies, and tending to the injured worms, bugs, and occasional bird and turtle growing up eventually led me to working for the Parks. I was a park Naturalist for over 20 years, and observing Nature and her cycles still occupy my hours. From the arrival of Ruby-throated Hummingbirds in the Spring to the first call of the Snow Geese heading south in the Fall, I am entranced by the seasons. For more about me see my bio on my blog.

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