The Defender (Mass Market Paperbound)

By Lindsay McKenna

Harlequin, 9780373777105, 379pp.

Publication Date: November 13, 2012



After escaping her troubled past, all Katie Bergstrom wants is to put down roots on her raptor rehabilitation facility outside Jackson Hole. She doesn't count on reconnecting with her estranged birth motheror the recent appearance of a sexy ranch hand.
Former marine Joe Gannon is used to a life of risk. Working on the ranch, life is simplerexcept for the undercover work he's been asked to do. Getting too close to Katie could damage his current operation. Yet despite his orders to remain suspicious, he knows she's innocentand in danger. As he does everything he can to protect her, Katie can't help but fall for him. But after a lifetime of betrayal, is this too-secretive, too-seductive rancher someone she can trust?

About the Author

As a homeopath, Lindsay McKenna writes books that introduce people to alternative medicine. Living in twenty-two places in seven states during the first eighteen years of her life provided her with a backdrop for her fictional writing. A U.S. Navy veteran, she was a meteorologist while serving her country. Coming from an Eastern Cherokee heritage, she often likes to write about Native Americans. Visit her online at

Praise For The Defender

"Talented Lindsay McKenna delivers excitement and romance in equal measure." -RT Book Reviews

"McKenna's latest is an intriguing tale...a unique twist

on the romance novel, and one that's sure to please."

-RT Book Reviews on Dangerous Prey


-RT Book Reviews on The Quest

"Gunfire, emotions, suspense, tension and sexuality

abound in this fast-paced, absorbing novel."

-Affaire de Coeur on Wild Woman