Reading Challenge for 2023

Bad boy Jed Hamilton is ex-special Forces and a current undercover recovery agent who's mentally and physically tough, a lone wolf and, above all, violently allergic to commitment, permanence, and anything wedding related.

So when he learns, in the very sexy McKenna Dixon’s bridal salon, that his younger sister is getting married and wants him to be her “man of honor”, Jed wishes he was anywhere but in Cape Town. Especially now that he'll be spending more time around the one woman who makes him consider perilous phrases like “what if” and “maybe”…

McKenna Dixon loves bad boys, but her past experience with the species has led to nothing but pain and heartbreak. Jed Hamilton is exactly the type of man she should avoid, but when a nasty incident threatens her and her daughter, Jed immediately appoints himself as their protector, even though it’s not a part of his job description.

McKenna is determined not to allow another bad boy to flip her life inside out, and Jed is determined to retain his bachelor status and to keep travelling and working. But, as they both discover, love does its best work when busy making other plans…
I thought I hadn't read anything by Joss Woods but after setting this up I remembered reading on another book by her. I really enjoyed that one, so I don't know why it took me so long to try another book by her. 

I really enjoyed Claimed by the Warrior. It's a fast-paced story with a good mystery. I really enjoyed both Jeb and McKenna. Mckenna is a single mom who works hard to take care of her daughter and business. Because of her bad choices in the past, she tries her best to do the right thing. Maybe doing the right thing too much. She's also forgotten how to live. 

Jeb is a bad boy who wants to live his single life. He's not ready to settle down or at least he thought that until he meets McKenna and her daughter. When trouble comes knocking on McKenna's door, he will do anything to protect her and her daughter. 

This is a good story, but the ending felt kind of rushed. I liked the mystery part of it and felt the author did a good job of hiding who is out to get McKenna. As a whole the story is a good one and I do want to read the next one in the series. 


  1. I really struggle with rushed endings! But this one sounds like a great read. Glad a new to you author was such a win for you.

  2. It's always a good sign when the book you read makes you want to get the next one.


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