"This is what a love story should be." - RT Book Reviews

In this forbidden romance from USA TODAY bestselling author Annie West, his protection is essential…and their passion is unstoppable!

He’s sworn to keep her safe.
She threatens his every barrier!

Niall Pedersen is the only person Lola Suarez can turn to when a stalker threatens her. A self-made security tycoon and her brother’s best friend, Niall immediately offers her a hiding place - that turns out to be his private retreat on Australia’s glamorous Gold Coast!

Lola may be forbidden, but their sizzling heat incinerates Niall’s resistance. Yet once innocent Lola is sharing his bed, he can’t hide from the truth: she deserves a happily-ever-after. Exactly what Niall, scarred by tragedy, has always vowed he can’t give!


"A fantastic contemporary romance" ~ Anna Campbell, award winning author

"Annie West just goes from strength to strength. This is an incredibly fabulous romance about a man who swears to protect his best friend's little sister from a crazy stalker. The fact he's a multi billionaire because of his self-made security business helps! But there's still oodles of room for tenderness and deep matters of the heart, which touched my heart." ~ Malvina, Goodreads

"..swept you away with its passion, excitement and danger. Great read." ~ Diane, Amazon

"One of my most favourite storyline scenarios is forbidden attraction and The Innocent’s Protector In Paradise certainly didn’t disappoint it is one of the best I’ve read in a long while." ~ Peta, Goodreads

"I absolutely loved this book. Lola & Niall's journey is fraught with danger and insecurities. Niall can keep Lola safe but can she convince him that he deserves to . . . Reviews Continue

North America Edition

Released : November/December 2021



United Kingdom Edition



Australia / New Zealand Edition