Book Review #213: Defying Her Billionaire Protector

Author: Angela Bissell

Genre: Romance, Women’s Fiction, Contemporary Romance

Language: English

Series, if any: Irresistible Mediterranean Tycoons, Book 2

Publisher: Harlequin (US & Canada)

Date of publication: 30 December 2016

No. Of pages: 219


Marietta Vincenti might be a paraplegic, but she values her independence. So naturally her italian temper is full form when her brother’s best friend – private security tycoon Nicolas Cesar, decides to swoop in and take her to his Mediterranean Island in order to protect her from a stalker. 

The battle-hardened and scarred Nico sees light in his life since the time Marietta has stepper in. And he slowly unearths a vulnerable and passionate side to fierce italian beauty. 

Can love light the way and give wings to the two broken souls?


What appealed to me more would be the incredibly delectable, honest and vulnerable heroine; she is honest, strong, and disabled. Something that is rarely seen considering how most of the books (like the society) insists upon perfection – the perfect figure, creamy complexion, delicate dispositions. For this alone, I would like to appreciate the author; she created a beautiful heroine who might be physically helpless, but her strength in character makes up for it. The balance between a disabled individual and a person who is immersed in the world of physical security is striking, ironic and yet well balanced. 

The setting of the book is definitely full of romance, but the world of disability has been beautifully and carefully handled with all the delicacy and tact that is required. The narrative style is simple and natural. The cover image reflects the characters while hihhlighting a strong title. 

My opinion: Nothing bad especially considering a different kind of heroine. 

My rating: 4 out of 5


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