Unexpected Protector by Sloan Johnson Review

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Unexpected Protector (Isthmus Alliance Book 2) by Sloan Johnson Blog Tour

Unexpected Protector by Sloan Johnson is book 2 in the Isthmus Alliance series. Have you read my review of Unexpected Angel (Isthmus Alliance Book 1)? If not, read that first and then take the time to meet Tommy.


Everyone makes mistakes in life. Unfortunately, Holly Richards has become an expert at taking the wrong path in life. This time, she may have gone so far that she has alienated the one person who has always been there for her. Will she be able to make the right decision for once in her life?

Tommy Reed’s world shifted the night he found Holly Richards lying in a pool of blood on the ground. For reasons he can’t explain, he feels the need to protect Holly from her own past. In the process, he’s hoping to also teach her that there is more to D/s than releasing pent up emotions.

Life isn’t easy for the former-junkie and the cop. Some of those closest to Tommy are less than thrilled with his devotion to Holly. Those who pressured Holly into her former life are worried she’ll share what she knows. Is there any way for both of them to come away from the situation unscathed?


“Spanking,” I say, my voice barely audible.

“What was that? You need to speak up.”

“I want you to spank me,” I whisper a little bit louder. I don’t recognize my strained voice.

“Spanking how? You said you weren’t into pain, but now you’re saying you want me to spank you. Do you mean lightly, teasing you as I run my fingers through your pussy. Or are you willing to let me push you to your limit, spanking you hard with my bare hand or possibly a belt, thrusting my fingers into your throbbing core until you come so hard your juices are dripping down your thighs?”

Hearing him list the different ways he could turn my ass red brings my body to life. I feel myself growing wetter with every suggestion, not wanting but needing to feel the sensations he describes.

“I want that,” I admit meekly. As I sit next to him, our bodies barely touching, I resist the urge to climb into his lap, pushing fabric to the side and taking what I need at this moment. “I need you to show me that pain can be pleasure.”

“Are you sure?” He asks sincerely. “I can respect the fact that you said you don’t want pain. I won’t lie and say I don’t enjoy inflicting it to an extent, but if that’s not something you crave, it won’t be fun for either of us.”

I look him in the eye, wanting him to see and feel the sincerity of my words. “You might be the only man I have ever trusted enough to explore that with.”

He wraps his arms around me, nearly pulling me off my stool. “I’m honored that you feel that way, babygirl. What else?” He urges me to continue. I shift in my seat, feeling a damp spot forming in my panties. If the thought of him doing these things to me affects me so deeply, I’m going to be slipping over myself when he’s actually touching my body.

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Disclosure: I received an ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are completely my own.

My Review

I love Tommy! I may have been smitten with Dylan in Unexpected Angel, but I’m over that. I’m in love with Tommy. 😉

Oh my yumminess! This is the second book in Sloan Johnson’s Isthmus Alliance series and it’s Holly’s and Tommy’s story.

In the first book you may remember Holly as Tasha’s best friend. I’m not going to sugar coat it – Holly was a grade A biotch junkie in the Unexpected Angel. In the prologue of Book 2, Tommy is there while Holly is in a coma from her drug abuse after leading Tasha into dangerous waters with drug lords…sketchy friend I know, right!?

Any who when she wakes up from her coma guess who’s still there for her. You guessed it, Tommy. She goes to rehab and Tommy is the one she lives with after her rehab stint. We all know these IA guys are all into BDSM, but Tommy shows a different side to being a Dom. He shows a  more caring and nurturing kind of side, along with a kinky side. 😉

This book takes you into the struggles of both Holly and Tommy. Oh, and by the way, he is my new BBF. There is also a new character that comes in at the end that you will want to learn more about (and I hope we see more of him in the next book) and there is a cliffhanger, but it’s still an amazing read. I definitely did not see that cliffhanger coming, but even though it doesn’t have an ending or happily ever after, this is a book you cannot miss!

I’ll be “im”patiently awaiting the next book in this series.

Buy Unexpected Angel (Isthmus Alliance #1)

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Buy Unexpected Protector (Isthmus Alliance #2)

About the Author

Sloan is a Midwestern mom who began writing nearly seven years ago as a way to make money while staying home with her daughter. Now,

with two kids in tow and having written more articles on how to assemble various pieces of furniture than she can count, she is reaching to

make her dreams come true.

Unexpected Angel, her debut novel, released in August 2013. Unexpected Protector is set to release November 2013.

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