Elizabeth, reeling from the untimely death of her best friend, has been reevaluating her life. She is comfortable, in a relationship with David-a man of whom her family approves-and seems to have everything she needs. That is until she decides she needs a change. Elizabeth begins to focus on herself and finds strength in her friendships. But will this newfound independence last? Shelley Shepard Gray takes us into Elizabeth’s world in The Protective One.