I can’t hold it in any longer! I think it’s time to give you all a sneak peek at James Rymer, the mysterious and sexy male lead of Protected.


I saw Riley coming towards us.

“Ariya! I’ve been looking for you. I wanted you to meet a friend of mine, James Rymer. He just joined the hockey team and I told him he had to meet our cheerleaders.”

I made a face at him for the cheerleader comment before turning to see who I was being introduced to.

If I thought Caroline and Ashley had handsome men on their arms, I couldn’t even think of a word to describe James. His light brown hair fell in his face ever so slightly and beautiful light blue eyes with darker spots scattered throughout them looked back at me. I’d never seen eyes like his before. His skin was flawless and his jaw defined. He was taller than me by a good bit; I am 5’8” but had to tilt my head back slightly to see all of him. He had to be over 6 feet tall.

James was wearing a black shirt that hugged his chest and I could tell he wasn’t overly buff, but he was defined, broad-shouldered and solid. My breath caught for a minute and I tried to recover swiftly.

I reached out my hand, “Ariya Adams.”

He smiled out of the side of his mouth and just said, “James.”

His voice was low and strong. It’s the kind of voice I imagine women think a man has when fantasizing about being whisked away by the guy off the cover of a romance novel. I tried to think of something clever to say but my brain was just fogged.

What was wrong with me? I never acted like this.


Would James make you speechless too? Hope you enjoyed meeting him 🙂