Reviewed by Amber
TITLE: The Protector
SERIES: Sizzling Miami #3
AUTHOR: Jessie G.
PUBLISHER: Self Pub
LENGTH: 325 pages
There was a time when Master Saul Alvarez filled his days fighting and his nights teaching willing subs the pleasure of his whip. His compassionate understanding of the masochist mind makes him the most sought after professional sadist in the Miami BDSM community. Neither role invites long term relationships, but he’s comfortable with his solitary existence until he is charged with guarding Durango’s prized whore. One look into those terror filled eyes has him vowing to risk it all to save the beautiful man.
Javier Escardo had been praying for death, but never expected the stone cold killer he got in response. One glimpse into those sinful eyes reveals not only the promise of retribution, but a reason to live. Seven years later, free and mostly sane, Javier is determined to take what belongs to him. Saul’s heart. Through hell and back, through layers of pain and shifting realities, that one truth has remained firm. His protector needs saving and he can’t do it alone.
Hidden beneath the public persona, Kyle Jansen is a man who craves to be invisible without being insignificant. He longs to find a Master who will see his need to be taken over without abusing him and a lover who will care about him beyond the sexual games. It isn’t until he encounters the smoldering combination of Saul and Javier that he realizes it was never supposed to be just one partner at all.
Can two battered hearts be mended by the love of a third? Kyle becomes the light to their darkness, and he’s willing to risk his heart for theirs, but when the past threatens Saul, will Javier’s sacrifice destroy them all?
The Protector deals with issues of sexual abuse and forced prostitution. While these acts are not detailed on the page, there are many references to them and the ongoing fight to heal and overcome. This book should not be read by anyone who would be adversely affected by these references.
In the third installment of Jessie G’s amazing Sizzling Miami series things are even more heated and way more dangerous. Triad relationship stories haven’t ever been my favorite genre to read. But I’m happy to say that I didn’t mind at all in this book. This triangle just worked. It worked so unbelievably well. These three men complimented each other so perfectly that it wouldn’t have been as good if it wasn’t for the triad aspect.
Kyle Jansen has had a very successful career as the lucrative porn star Kip Veil. Very comfortable in his skin his confidence exudes from him. He’s unprepared, however, for the electric pull he immediately feels for the Latin couple he spots in a cafe.
Saul and Javier have a lot of scars they’re healing from. Together in every way but sexual they exist as a couple but both are tiptoeing around each other. They’re finally at a point where they can take things to the next level and get physical. They have lightly discussed adding a 3rd to their relationship someone who can take Saul’s dominate side and someone who compliments Javier’s softer side.
There’s almost an immediate connection between these men upon their first meeting and subsequent interactions. There was something so tangible about their connection. I loved how they were so obviously a threesome but how they also had their couple time inside their relationship.
In this installment the bonds within this family are reinforced and made more apparent. I adore the connections all these men have with one another. They’re a band of brothers that have overcome prison, abuse, and unimaginable horrors and I love reading about them getting their happily ever after. I really can’t wait for book 4. I recommend this whole series.