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Port Of Paradise , by Lisa Marie Rice. Romantic Suspense ARC Review.

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Hope Winston will do anything for a friend—even if it means travelling across the world to help run an English language school in Italy. When her good deed puts her life in danger, Hope is in need of protection, but she doesn’t want protection from a cop. She has good reason to distrust them--so how is it that she's ended up sleeping with one?

Head of the elite anti-mafia squad, Capitano Franco Rivera finds the gorgeous American delectable but dangerous. He feels compelled to protect her, even though she can't seem to stop stirring up trouble.

Hope needs a keeper and Franco is just the man to keep her…in his bed. 

Note: Port of Paradise was previously released by another publisher. This edition has been lightly edited and updated.


Hope Winston is in Italy,  looking after her friend's language school.  Her friend is laid up in hospital after a hit and run.  Little things have been happening that make her very nervous, but talking to the police frightens her as well.  She has had a very bad experience with cops in the USA. 
Captain Franco Rivera is glad of the excuse to look after the beautiful American.  He knows he must protect her from his enemies as well as whoever is watching her house.  Organised crime is a big problem in his part of Italy,  he already lost his father to it. 
A sexy and action filled trip to the Mediterranean.  Our heroine thinks she is just going to teach English to the locals. 
I live in Spain and the similarities with the lifestyle and attitudes of the people amused me.  From the machismo of our hero to the fierce,  loving, mama bear actions of his mother. 
Even the driving is the same. 
I have read a few books by this author and have enjoyed every single one.  Always a really good story with great characters. 



Lisa Marie Rice is eternally 30 years old and will never age. She is tall and willowy and beautiful. Men drop at her feet like ripe pears. She has won every major book prize in the world. She is a black belt with advanced degrees in archaeology, nuclear physics, and Tibetan literature. She is a concert pianist. Did I mention her Nobel Prize? Of course, Lisa Marie Rice is a virtual woman and exists only at the keyboard when writing erotic romance. She disappears when the monitor winks off.

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