[Review] Protect Me by Cary Hart

40168268.jpgWho will you be when no one is watching… when the lights go down?


I don’t know who I am anymore. It’s been so long since I’ve been allowed to think for myself. And now that I can, all I can think about is him. My protector. His massive build which should frighten me but makes me feel safe. And his intense eyes that linger on me when he thinks I’m not looking. But why would he want me? I’m broken.


I vowed never to get close to anyone again. Do the job, get paid and survive. That’s all. Then she’s thrown into my life, needing a place to hide. She thinks she’s damaged, but she just needs someone to show her how strong she really is. Damn if I don’t want to be that man. But I’ve got a past of my own, and no good deed goes unpunished.



With the help of her friends, Penny is able to escape an unbearable life and try to start over. A bad decisions leads her back to that life, and she loses everything she holds dear because of it.

When she is rescued a second time, Penny is unsure how to handle this new lifestyle. Staying at a friend of a friends, Shapiro’s, she is trying to heal.

Shaprio wants to protect her. Seeing her hurt is killing him, but he knows he needs to give her time. When they finally connect, it’s everything both of them has ever wanted.

I really liked the character development between these two. Their relationship built slowly and there was more background to read about. There was drama, a love story, and friendship which is the trifecta of a fantastic story.



[Review] Play Me by Cary Hart


Who will you be when no one is watching… when the lights go down?

I played because I loved it… it was in my blood.
Now I play because it’s all I have left. And I’m about to chance it all for him.
When the lights go down, and I step off that stage, will he still want me? When he finds out who I really am, what I’m not?

Her voice drew me in, her heart is what makes me want to stay.
Part of me wants to take care of her, the other wants to break down her walls.
I’m not sure I’m ready to risk it all… chasing her down, when I’m struggling to hold on to the only thing I’ve ever known.



A simple meet-cute turns into the best thing that ever happened to Ellie and Lee… but once Lee hears Ellie sing, he walks away from her.

Lee has one thing on his mind these days: finding his way through life to make sure his grandmother is okay. Between work and his past, he’s scared to lose the one thing that’s always been there. When he sees Ellie again, he realises his heart may have healed enough from his past for a new life.

Ellie has finally broken away from her controlling parents. Trying to make a name for herself as a singer, she’s surprised when Lee comes back in her life. The sparks between them are undeniable and it just may be what saves them both.

An adorable read that you’ll be drawn in from page one. Lee’s mysterious past, Ellie’s possibilities, their story together is one of love, heartache, and seeing how the choice to be successful as a couple and as individuals does not have to be a choice. Loved it.