The Protector by Marliss Melton
Approx. 85,940 words.
Published on June 24, 2011.
For a year, former Navy SEAL Ike Calhoun has grappled with personal demons in his mountain hideaway. Being tasked to protect the Commander's daughter from terrorists disrupts his solitude, pulling back into the war he wants to forget. Eryn McClellan isn’t any ordinary woman, however. Charmed by her appeal and healed by her faith in him, Ike finds himself waging a one-man war in her defense.