#WOTR21 #ContemporaryRomance #MilitaryRomance #RomanticSuspense – HOLDING HADLEIGH, Raptor Book #2 by PJ Fiala

Holding Hadleigh: A Protector Romance (RAPTOR, #2)

A RAPTOR operative on a mission.
A social worker with unfaltering compassion.
And the competition that sparks desire…..

Former Army Ranger Donovan Keach can’t stand the scum that threatens children. Determined to take down an online pedophile, he’ll stop at nothing until the criminal is locked up for good. But when he encounters a sexy, but nosy social worker, he suspects foul play.

Hadleigh Watterson will do anything to protect innocent children. While gathering evidence during a case study, Donovan sidetracks her plan. She’s ready to barrel in and take down the vermin muddying the innocent. Donovan has other plans. With an intense attraction building between them, teaming up is their only option. Can Donovan uncover the criminal while holding on to Hadleigh for good?

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I was born in a suburb of St. Louis, Missouri named Bridgeton. During my time in Missouri, I explored the Ozarks, swam in the Mississippi River, played kickball and endless games of hide and seek with the neighborhood kids. Spending summers in Kentucky with my Grandmother, Ruth, are the fondest childhood memories for me.

At the age of thirteen, my family moved to Wisconsin to learn to farm. Yes, learn to farm! That was interesting. Taking city kids and throwing them on a farm with twenty-eight cows purchased from the Humane Society because they had been abused, was interesting. I learned to milk cows, the ins and outs of a breeding schedule, feeding schedule and the never ending haying in the summer and trying to stay warm in the winter. Our first winter in Wisconsin, we had thirty-six inches of snow in one storm and were snowed in our house for three days! Needless to say, I wasn’t loving Wisconsin.

I am now married with four children and three grandchildren. I have learned to love Wisconsin, though I still hate snow. Wisconsin and the United States are beautiful and my husband and I travel around by motorcycle seeing new sites and meeting new people. It never ceases to amaze me how many people are interested in where we are going and what we have seen along the way. At every gas station, restaurant and hotel, we have people come up to us and ask us about what we are doing and offering advice on which roads in the area are better than others and great rides others have been on if we are interested.

I come from a family of veterans. My grandfather, father, brother and two of my sons and one daughter-in-law are all veterans. Needless to say, I am proud. Proud to be an American and proud of the service my amazing family has given.

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