Two damaged people. One deadly enemy.
And a pair of hell-raising flying kittens…

Tirzah hacked into a shady agency’s computers to get proof of their evil deeds…and uncovered a secret so wild it can’t possibly be real.

Shapeshifting supersoldiers on the run from their creators? A lab studying captive mythical creatures? It has to be some bored employee’s fantasy novel. Right?

Then the flying kitten turns up. And the assassins. And the gargoyles.

But just because Tirzah uses a wheelchair doesn’t mean she’s helpless. Okay, so some secret organization is gunning for her? She’s going to gun right back… and she knows exactly who can help her. If she can track him down…

Pete was once a Recon Marine. That was before he was abducted and turned into a monster. Now he’s escaped his prison… but in his heart, he’s still in chains.

It’s not just his ferocious cave bear he has to hide. For the safety of everyone – his team of misfit shifters, his family, and especially his thirteen-year-old daughter – no one can discover what his captors did to him.

He can’t let himself get close to anyone.

Until the most gorgeous woman that he’s ever seen hacks her way through all his defenses, to offer him a job he can’t refuse.

Zoe Chant returns to the thrilling and heartwarming world of Protection, Inc. with a new team of misfit shifters!

This is an adult 18+ title.  It contains language, violence and sexual situations geared toward a mature audience.

Titles in the Protection, Inc: Defenders series include —  Defender Cave Bear – Defender Raptor –

(Return again to the world of Protection, Inc. – this time on a different coast but with the same action-packed, sexy sizzles and unique humor that we’ve come to expect from this series.  Welcome to Protection, Inc.: Defenders – it’s gonna be a great ride.  You don’t have to have read the first series Protection, Inc. but I’d highly recommend it for it is an amazing series)

If you love anything by Zoe Chant be sure to visit our Zoe Chant page for book lists and links to reviews done here at Shifter Haven.

Title:  Defender Cave Bear
Series:  Protection, Inc.: Defenders #1
Author:  Zoe Chant
Published:  August 11, 2019
My Rating:  4.5 stars

DEFENDER CAVE BEAR is the first story in the spin-off series, Protection, Inc.: Defenders – and if this book is any indication we are in for one heck of a ride with this series.  If you haven’t yet read the original Protection, Inc. series, no worries, you can jump in here with no trouble at all.  There are occasional references to the original series, we might see the appearance of old friends now and then but this world is built around these new characters so you will not be lost.  I would, however, highly recommend the original series for it is an amazing reading experience, in my opinion.

To be frank, most of what you really need to know about DEFENDER CAVE BEAR is in the Cover Description – and if flying kittens don’t get your attention, then I don’t know what would!

Pete and Tirzah are such intriguing characters – I loved them both for different reasons but together they are magic.  Add in the other members of this protection agency, all misfits, all handsome and deadly, plus Pete’s daughter, Caro, and you have a lively crew that will deliver a riveting story that will keep your attention from the first page until the end – and then wish for just a bit more.  There is danger, laughter, and unseen twists that make this story one that you’ll not want to put down.  I laughed until I cried at times, when a book can do that, well, I’m hooked.  There is a bit of world-building for these new characters, but it’s light and flows naturally with the narrative and the dialogue.  You’ll learn the background of these characters and their world quite naturally.

I confess, I’m hooked on this spin-off series already and cannot wait for the next story, DEFENDER RAPTOR.  If you love Shifter Romance or Paranormal Romance with an intriguing plot, interesting characters and twists, turns, danger, and sizzling chemistry then you’ll love this story and this series.

I read this title through my Kindle Unlimited subscription.

Available for the Kindle