Seasoned sheriff's deputy Koda Wolfe reluctantly agrees to help this beautiful woman, even as he tries to convince her to leave for her own good. Soon he's compelled to protect Maggie from herself, his family's ancient curse, and a killer who could strike again.
The nights heat up in more ways than one as Maggie and Koda begin a fiery relationship. But as they delve deeper into the disappearance, the eerie woods come alive with secrets bound to tear them apart. And someone is watching their every move.
Maggie Sullivan has returned to the place where her best friend Aimee mysteriously disappeared. It's a bleak landscape that houses the town of Wolfe Creek and not everyone is welcoming to Maggie. It's a small town and the inhabitants keep a wary watch out for strangers in their midst but Maggie knows one of the townsfolk knows more than they are letting on.
Koda Wolfe is a descendant of the town’s founding father and works as a deputy at the local sheriff’s department. He is well aware how dangerous it is for Maggie to go around stirring up trouble but understands her intense sorrow at her friend’s disappearance. Everyone is suspect but no one wants to believe one of them is a murderer but Maggie gets under Koda’s skin and he agrees to try to help her solve the mystery baffling everyone.
There's something strange happening in Wolfe Creek and Maggie feels someone is watching her. It seems as if secrets abound in the quiet town and not everyone wants the truth to be revealed. Maggie wants to trust Koda but what if he is a part of what's going on? She has already lost her friend, is she now about to lose her heart?
Well, The Lone Wolfe Protector was an unexpected treat! Not at all what I was expecting but that's not a criticism at all. I loved that I was trying to work out who the perpetrator was and I'm happy to say it's not a particularly predictable ending. It’s a very complex tale fleshed out with Native American myths as well as a more sinister and all too human depravity. It's a creepy picture Ms Newell offers and I was totally entertained by it. A gentle romance that did not feel rushed or gratuitous and I would happily read more from this author.