Protecting My Heart - Melanie Shawn

Protecting My Heart

By Melanie Shawn

  • Release Date: 2018-02-12
  • Genre: Contemporary
Score: 4
From 206 Ratings


Welcome to Valentine Bay!

Ella Fletcher spent all of high school in love with the boy next door--her best friend, Donovan. It was never more than that, but she fooled herself into believing friendship was enough.
Donovan Valentine knew he could never make a move on his best friend Ella. After all, she depended on him. He was the only stable man in her life. If denying his feelings was the price he had to pay for protecting hers, then he was more than willing to pay it.
Celebrating their high school graduation, they drunkenly took part in a marriage ceremony using fake IDs. But now, fifteen years later, it turns out that the IDs weren't so fake, and neither is the marriage.
When Donovan returns to Valentine Bay to straighten things out, will this accident turn into the best thing that ever happened to them?
*** Standalone romance with HEA and no cliffhanger ***


  • Wonderful new small town series you won’t want to miss out on!

    By jenmcmullen10
    Welcome to your new favorite small town! Melanie Shawn really know how to create these amazing small towns that have amazing characters and wonderful histories. These small towns are the kind of places that you wish existed in real life so you could move there. Valentine Bay is no exception to that rule. A small costal town where the residents know everyone’s business and are as loveable and crazy as your great aunt or uncle. Ella and Donovan have been secretly in love with each other since high school but for different reason they both have kept their feeling a secret. So, when they drunkenly get married in Vegas after graduation they are both relieved they used fake ID’s. However, 15 years later when they realize that the ID’s weren’t so fake, they are forced to confront the feelings they have been hiding since they were 18. Ella and Donovan’s relationship is like a slow burn one you can see will take you over but you can’t force yourself to move out of the way. The road that takes them around to figuring out their feelings is a twisty one with a few ups and downs but at the end the payoff is worth the wait. I loved these two I can’t wait to check in with them in future books and I can’t get enough of this new amazing place called Valentine Bay.
  • Highly Entertaining Romance!

    By Cali Jewel
    Sweetly thrilling, emotionally engaging and crazy fun second chance romance for two childhood friends that never intended to follow through on their undeniable attraction. Best friends Ella and Donovan did not expect a high school graduations celebration in Los Vegas complete with fake ID's and a chapel marriage to leave a lasting consequence. However the marriage turns out to be just as real as the next day hangover only longer lasting..... Having to confront the past to fix his job Donovan is forced to return home and the results are not what he expected. Loved every heart pounding and exciting twist in the fun romantic journey.
  • Fantastic read!!!

    By sferguson105
    I loved this first book in this new series by Melanie Shawn!! Ella and Donovan were sexy, fun, and a cute couple!! They both faced issues from their past, and my heart broke for Donovan as he faced some of his. I enjoyed meeting a new plethora of Melanie Shawn characters, and loved 99% of them (Sorry Vicki... you drove me insane!! 😂😂). I can’t wait to see what the girls have in store for us in the next Valentine Bay book! I would definitely recommend this book!!