Mission: Colton Justice by Jennifer Morey

In the latest book of the Coltons of Shadow Creek miniseries, emotions run high while threats keep escalating. What might have been an intentional death also becomes more complicated as further evidence comes to light, and I often never knew what direction the story was going to take. Jennifer Morey makes her installment captivating with numerous mysteries that need resolving. While subtle clues are given from time to time, nothing is assured until all details are eventually confirmed. MISSION: COLTON JUSTICE intrigues with conflicting emotions and troubling jeopardy.

While going to college for a criminal justice degree, Adeline Winters needed extra money to pay all her bills. Being a surrogate for a childless couple was her choice to bring in more cash, and she now has her own thriving private investigation business. When the father of the child that she carried wants to speak with her, Adeline has no idea as to his reason. It seems Jeremy Kincaid thinks his wife was actually murdered two years ago, not accidentally killed when her car hit a pole.

Though Adeline is unconvinced at first, she does take Jeremy on as a client when he makes a good argument for her looking into whether the supposedly deceased Livia Colton could have had anything to do with the wreck. As facts are gathered and truths come out, it does seem as though something sinister could have occurred. When the wellbeing of the young boy is threatened, Adeline and Jeremy know all their focus must be on recovering him before it is too late.

There is already an emotional bond between Jeremy and Adeline because of how little Jamie came to be born. When they reconnect because of doubts about the death of his wife, it is very difficult for her to ignore the desire to also bond with the child. I could really sense the deep feelings Adeline had for the boy that she gave to two loving parents, yet she tried to make the best of the situation and concentrate on discovering what happened to Jeremy’s wife. He desperately wants to learn what took place when his spouse was out alone, as it has kept him from moving on, whether he admits it or not. Adding to the tension when Adeline and Jeremy are together is the sexual awareness each has of the other, and keeping it under control is not always easy. Jennifer Morey certainly took the couple on an emotional journey as they worked to uncover the truth.

MISSION: COLTON JUSTICE had me constantly changing my mind as to what was going on in the present along with what transpired in the past. As Adeline investigates, shocking information is unearthed, and I was definitely stunned by some of the news. Several suspenseful events had me wondering how everything was going to turn out. While answers pertaining to this story were learned, there is still a big question to be explored in a future book of the Coltons of Shadow Creek miniseries.

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Series:  Coltons of Shadow Creek

Publisher:  Harlequin Romantic Suspense

Releases:  October 1, 2017

Purchase:  http://tinyurl.com/y79rgwmu

Genre:  Suspense

Rating:  4 Stars

Navy SEAL Protector by Bonnie Vanak

Puzzling threats and a reunited couple make the latest SOS Agency story intriguing because of numerous uncertainties. Who is trying to cause all types of damage at a ranch is unknown, and each new development just seems to bring more danger. A man and woman who knew each other for years are brought back together because of a death. Even though old hurts resurface, the two must work closely or much in their lives could be lost forever. NAVY SEAL PROTECTOR is filled with mysteries and heartfelt emotional issues. Bonnie Vanak cleverly entwines unexpected suspense with a touching romance.

After her father becomes an employee on the Belle Creek ranch in Tennessee, Shelby Stillwater felt like she finally had an actual home. Now that the man who owns the property has died, she worries that the place may be sold, which would mean losing her apartment plus the job as its bookkeeper. She then starts getting notes stating she needs to leave the ranch, yet Shelby does not tell anyone because of feared repercussions.

When Nick Anderson returns for his father’s funeral, he is once again back in Shelby’s life. A broken heart back in high school taught her it would be best to avoid him now, but the former SEAL is staying on the same property as her while he decides what to do with the ranch which was part of his inheritance. The thought of seeing Nick every day does not make Shelby happy, though the capable soldier might be able to fix the many troubles Belle Creek is facing.

There is one hardship after another for Nick and Shelby to triumph over in the story, and I repeatedly did not see a way to them to come out the winner on several occasions. Since the danger in the threats also keeps escalating, I feared for their safety and worried great harm might happen to them. Neither Nick nor Shelby are individuals who give up without doing all they can to reach a goal. I really liked how she pushed him to be a better man, even when childhood doubts had him questioning his actions. She frequently has to overlook the town gossips because of her parents, and I could envision such situations taking place in a small town. Bonnie Vanak brings realism into NAVY SEAL PROTECTOR, where hopeful dreams might actually occur if only chances are taken. Since Nick and Shelby often interacted when younger, they know much about each other. I enjoyed their reminiscing about the past, and watching them explore buried feelings as adults.

With the list of suspects who want Nick to sell the ranch growing, I never knew for certain who was actually responsible until the frightening conclusion. The author definitely made a couple scenes exciting because possible scenarios are very perilous. I really like stories where a couple get the opportunity to be in a relationship after previously missing out on the chance, and when some suspense is added into the mix, then I am even happier.

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Series:  SOS Agency

Publisher:  Harlequin Romantic Suspense

Releases:  October 1, 2017

Purchase:  http://tinyurl.com/y7qy98za

Genre:  Suspense

Author website:  http://www.bonnievanak.com/

Rating:  4 Stars

The Agent’s Covert Affair by Karen Anders

Danger happens immediately in the latest To Protect and Serve story, and the peril only intensifies with each new threat. The baby of an injured naval employee is missing, and NCIS is working the case. When the sister of the woman insists on being included in the investigation, agent Derrick Gunn thinks she will only be a hindrance. But Emma St. John proves her worth time and again, and this causes admiration which leads to unexpected feelings. When circumstances turn perilous, keeping each other alive becomes almost as important as finding the child. THE AGENT’S COVERT AFFAIR has risk-filled adventures and an emotional romance. Karen Anders does not disappoint when it comes to romantic suspense, as situations are realistic while characters are engaging.

Though Derrick Gunn has been on a NCIS team for three years, he still likes to work on his own since that is how he previously operated with another government agency. But when a JAG lawyer is seriously hurt and her young child is taken, he reluctantly agrees to let the woman’s sister assist in order to learn what happened because time is crucial. Emma St. John is a private investigator, and Derrick quickly learns she is very capable when it comes to tracking down evidence plus taking care of herself.

Any time he is on a case, Derrick never lets it become personal. Yet being around Emma plus trying to locate her nephew has him feeling emotions that should not surface. When facts seem to point toward a large drug cartel being involved in the baby’s disappearance, Derrick and Emma must fight the strong attraction between them while preparing to battle ruthless men who do not like to lose.

The threats in THE AGENT’S COVERT AFFAIR grabbed me from the start, and my apprehension over what would take place next kept increasing because so much is uncertain. At the start of the book, whoever is behind the abduction is not known, and even when the culprit is learned, there are still facts to uncover. As the risks escalate and physical harm is a definite possibility, Derrick and Emma find themselves bonding with each other, something they rarely do because past experiences have made them not work well with others. Insight into the reason for each of their reactions let me come to understand what currently motivated them, like seeking justice for those who have been wronged. Though they try to resist the pull between them, the desire they feel can be overwhelming.

Suspenseful situations can occur at any time without warning. One of the reasons I enjoy the To Protect and Serve stories so much is that I never know what will happen or to whom. There are plenty of characters with bad intentions in this book, and I certainly enjoyed seeing if the good guys would win or fail when they tangled with someone who had an opposite goal. Although the story is part of a miniseries, the book stands alone since the case is not connected to any prior plots.

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Series:  To Protect and Serve

Publisher:  Harlequin Romantic Suspense

Releases:  October 1, 2017

Purchase:  http://tinyurl.com/ybvvyw4h

Genre:  Suspense

Author website:  http://www.karenanders.com/

Rating:  4 Stars

Cowboy by Zoe Dawson

Since the first time I met the SEAL known as “Cowboy”, his thoughts concerning a woman back in his hometown captured my attention. Though there was never a relationship between the distinctly different couple, plenty of fantasies have been envisioned since they last saw each other. In the third book of the SEAL Team Alpha series, most of the danger and intrigue takes place in the United States. But that does not mean there is a lack of suspenseful action or emotional issues to resolve. Zoe Dawson once again expertly interweaves threatening developments with a heartfelt romance, and COWBOY is often moving yet also frequently gripping because of unanticipated peril.

After the circumstances of how his father died led to his family losing their ranch, Wes “Cowboy” McGraw left Reddick and dedicated his life to becoming a capable SEAL. Following another successful mission, he is going back home to see his relatives during his leave and will even attend his high school reunion. Though numerous bad memories keep resurfacing, there is one good thing Cowboy fondly remembers about his Texas town, and he sure hopes to run into Kia Silverbrook while there.

Back in high school, many saw Kia as someone rather odd, and she still loves her goth look. A good hacker for years, she now even makes money doing legitimate work for clients. Kia and Cowboy make contact shortly after he arrives, and both keep picturing some of their long-time fantasies coming true. But when it is apparent someone is out to harm her, she wonders what could be the cause of the threats against her. Having her very own SEAL around just might come in handy in more ways than one.

Military themed stories are a favorite of mine, and Zoe Dawson has certainly created riveting stories for her SEAL Team Alpha series. Regardless of where problems are taking place, the situations that the team tackles are realistic incidents which could actually occur. Sometimes the predicament is personal and other times the dilemma could affect countless people, but these courageous soldiers give it their all every time. Kia finds herself mixed up in a couple of problems, and trying to solve them brings all kinds of risks into her life. She has always kept her thoughts hidden inside and became an independent woman because of her childhood. But what is currently happening to her is definitely much easier when a SEAL comes into her life. COWBOY drew me in because of the danger, while the emotional scenes had me connecting with the characters.

Though Kia and Cowboy noticed the other in high school, neither tried to get closer in any way. Surprisingly, this attraction has lasted over the years that they were separated, and being together now only increases their awareness. While they do not want to become emotionally involved with someone, the pull between them overrides any of their reasons and results in lots of steamy sex. As beliefs are confronted, they must face several challenges which could significantly test their relationship. All the teammates are featured at some point in the story, and I especially enjoyed getting an extra glimpse of Tank whose story is next. There is also a variety of animals in the book, and I smiled quite a few times because of their animated antics.

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Series:  SEAL Team Alpha – Book 3

Publisher:  Blue Moon Creative

Releases:  August 26, 2017

Purchase:  http://tinyurl.com/y9f3llse

Genre:  Suspense

Author website:  http://zoedawson.com/

Rating:  5 Stars

Runaway Heiress by Jennifer Morey

The latest Cold Case Detectives story has one of the people who work for Dark Alley Investigations researching a murder that a client wants resolved. Jasper Roesch is a former police officer, and he is very good at his current job. But as he talks with the individual who wants answers, he senses Sadie Moreno is not disclosing all she knows. As he tries to find any relevant information, his personal feelings get involved and making certain she stays safe becomes a priority. Jennifer Morey has lots of mysteries in her story, and I was intrigued with each new detail that was learned. Suspense builds in RUNAWAY HEIRESS because of the huge number of unknowns.

Although Sadie Moreno is the heir of her very wealthy father, she finally had enough of his callous behavior and quit following his demands. Much of her time now is dedicated to helping the homeless, and she has even started a center to assist them in having a better life. Sadly, one of the men whom Sadie aided was murdered by an undetermined person, and she is determined to find his killer.

But on her way to hire Dark Alley Investigations in order to hopefully solve the case, she is shot. Jasper Roesch works for the company, and he is put in charge of keeping Sadie from further harm plus learn who killed the man that she befriended. When it becomes apparent the person intent on coming after her is not giving up, Jasper devises a solution which should keep her protected. As the two grow closer while hiding, facts each are keeping from the other could affect their futures.

With numerous facts in RUNAWAY HEIRESS remaining hidden at first, I kept speculating about what was really happening plus who was the culprit behind any wrongdoings. Jennifer Morey definitely had me guessing as to what Sadie was keeping concealed about herself, and I was very surprised when all is eventually revealed. The author certainly built up the suspense about her heroine’s puzzling life, and it was fun trying to predict how all aspects would turn out. Since there is someone who wants to hurt Sadie, threats could occur at any time regardless of what she doing. This opportunity for unforeseen danger to take place makes the story more gripping.

Jasper is a competent investigator for the agency, but he does have some personal issues to overcome, just like Sadie. They each have doubts caused by past experiences that will not go away easily, and these misgivings make their relationships have plenty of ups and downs. A few unexpected turns add new complications to their lives, and wanting to discover how things would work out kept me reading. Another compelling installment to the Cold Case Detectives miniseries.

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Series:  Cold Case Detectives

Publisher:  Harlequin Romantic Suspense

Releases:  September 1, 2017

Purchase:  http://tinyurl.com/ycjkgqf3

Genre:  Suspense

Rating:  4 Stars

Cover of Night by Laura Griffin

Once again, a SEAL team faces danger and puts their own lives on the line to save other people from harm. The Alpha Crew series is about a group of men who are tough and ready to tackle any risks, and when a member encounters a particular woman, his protective instincts are often all about her. I have always enjoyed reading about these courageous individuals and the women who come to love them, and this novella series has plenty of suspense and romance to keep me entertained. COVER OF NIGHT by the talented Laura Griffin has frightening scenarios that are realistically depicted with lots of danger and genuine emotions.

When the magazine where Karly Bonham is employed decides to send her to Thailand, she hopes writing an article on the U.S. ambassador to that country will hopefully showcase her talent. All goes well and her assignment is coming to an end, then her last day turns deadly when men use force to take over the resort where she is staying. Now Karly must do whatever she can to stay alive.

After hearing an unknown number of hostages are being held by terrorists, Alpha Crew members are sent to the area. While the SEAL team is gathering intel on the situation, Ethan Dunn comes across Karly who so far has avoided any of the men carrying guns. When he tries to send her away for her own protection, she insists on staying and giving the SEALs needed information. Though Ethan does not like agreeing to her offer, the needs of the other hostages outweigh those of Karly because there is little time left to make a final choice on how they proceed.

While the storyline does not give in-depth details because of the book’s shorter length, there is still enough information conveyed to let me know what is going on and why. Terrorists are threatening people at a resort, and there is no time to wait or more lives could be lost. Ethan and his team members must act swiftly, and Karly becomes caught up in their mission because of her resourcefulness. I liked her determination to carry on even though she was actually scared. The author shows Karly as being vulnerable, yet her sharp mind never stops working on a solution to keep her and others safe all throughout the story. Ethan has dedicated his life to making sure those who would hurt someone never get the chance to carry out their goal. As crucial decisions are made, regardless of where the action is taking place, the suspense of what will eventually happen keeps building. The romance between Karly and Ethan is at first based on desire because of emotional situations that they experienced together. But lingering thoughts of each other turn their attraction into more than something momentary. The author shows their connection is more than sexual, especially in how much Ethan cares about Karly’s welfare. COVER OF NIGHT interweaves perilous escapades with unexpected love.

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Series:  Alpha Crew – Book 3

Publisher:  Pocket Star

Releases:  September 4, 2017

Purchase:  http://tinyurl.com/yd7gde3d

Genre:  Suspense

Author website:  http://www.lauragriffin.com/

Rating:  4 Stars

Capturing a Colton by C.J. Miller

Many of the dramatic developments in the previous Coltons of Shadow Creek stories led to quite a few of the happenings that take place in this story. Some of the incidents are frightening while others are very joyous occasions, and every one of them let me know more about the Colton siblings and those who are now closely connected to them. C.J. Miller cleverly interweaves all the events to create a story filled with surprises. CAPTURING A COLTON enthralls with unexpected incidents and interesting family dynamics.

When his foster sister gets engaged to a Colton and a party celebrates the occasion, there is no way Declan Sinclair could avoid coming in contact with the adult children of Livia Colton. Though he does not really know any of them, their being related to the woman who caused his own family much suffering makes him want to avoid them if possible. Yet there is something about Jade Colton who owns the property where the festivities are taking place which fascinates him.

Since Declan, who is a realtor, has bought the Colton homestead in Shadow Creek, he is staying in the area while some decisions are being made about the house and acreage. He also takes time to visit Jade, and discovers how dedicated she is to helping Thoroughbreds that were once connected to racing and now need new homes. While talking with her, Declan comes to understand just how much she is still affected by the terrible deeds committed by her mother. Especially when there is a chance the escaped criminal could still be in the area and might pose a threat.

From the beginning of the Coltons of Shadow Creek continuity series, I have been captivated with the very complicated link between the six Colton children. Though not all have blood ties, this fact does not keep them from supporting each other when it really counts. They have certainly endured some troubling times in their pasts, but it has not kept them from moving forward and making their lives positive. I really liked how the sixth story brought some closure to different aspects of the ongoing plots, yet left one question open so the miniseries can continue.

C.J. Miller was tasked with showing how all the past couples are now doing, while also telling about Declan and Jade’s budding relationship. Though Declan has valid reasons for not liking the Coltons, he can comprehend the behavior of a person is what counts, not their ties to someone else as many of the townsfolk do. Both he and Jade are repeatedly supportive of the other, yet there were a few times when I nervously waited to see how several of their discussions would turn out because of their current inner feelings. Whether a normally concealed fact was being revealed by Declan or Jade, or if they were divulging a secret wish, I wanted this couple to find the happiness that all her siblings had found. Livia Colton has turned many lives upside-down, and the cunning woman has certainly been hard to catch. What happens in CAPTURING A COLTON is definitely intriguing.

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Series:  Coltons of Shadow Creek – Book 6

Publisher:  Harlequin Romantic Suspense

Releases:  August 1, 2017

Purchase:  http://tinyurl.com/y6w9fmlm

Genre:  Suspense

Author website:  http://www.cj-miller.com/

Rating:  4 Stars

Kid Chaos by Zoe Dawson

Danger keeps escalating in the second SEAL Team Alpha story, while romantic entanglements unexpectedly come into the lives of two focused individuals. The backgrounds of Ashe Wilder and Paige Sinclair are complex, and both have chosen risky careers. Neither is looking for anything permanent when they meet, as she is on an important assignment while he needs to unwind. But they have dedicated their lives to helping others, so when threats increase, they are ready to put themselves in jeopardy to make certain good wins over evil. Zoe Dawson makes her stories about SEALs and the women who come to love them captivatingly believable at all times. I never knew what would happen next, but I did know that it would be imaginative with lots of detail. KID CHAOS is highly entertaining with dangerous exploits and scorching passion.

While he was deployed on a long secret mission, the girlfriend of Ashe Wilder found someone new because the Navy SEAL was constantly gone. So when the soldier known as Kid Chaos returns to the states, he learns their relationship is over. The next time he gets some time off, he decides to do some bike riding in the Andes mountains of Bolivia. Ashe uses a tour company in the country to set up his excursion, and he is ready for some high-energy outings.

The woman who checks him in is actually a NCIS agent covertly working to discover if weapons stolen in the U.S. have ended up in this region plus learn of anyone linked to the theft. When Paige Sinclair meets a new client, there is a potent attraction between them. Though she realizes her full concentration needs to be on the assignment, she sure would like to enjoy a brief fling with the tempting man. When an incident reveals their true identities, Ashe is ready to assist Paige regardless of whatever challenge arises.

Easily a standalone story because of thorough explanations, KID CHAOS begins where the first book in the series ended. The camaraderie amongst the elite group of SEALs is very evident, as their bond is shown with friendly putdowns and loyalty. They work very well when on a mission, as each person understands their responsibility. Military stories are always a favorite, and Zoe Dawson knows how to make these courageous individuals come across as admirable and certainly genuine. Whether they are fighting an enemy or providing companionship for their fellow soldiers, their responses are realistic.

Getting to know Ashe was especially enjoyable, as he has the most outgoing personality. From comments to actions, this lively man had me feeling a connection and wanting him to find someone special. While he may appear to be in good spirits, inside he feels the loss of past relationships. Paige has never taken the time to get really close to a man, as she had other duties which seemed more crucial. But after coming in contact with Ashe, she starts to question much about her life, just as he comes to do, too. I definitely liked how Ms. Dawson made her romantic couple tough when needed, yet also vulnerable to real life experiences. The story has several hints about the next book, and it also appears the SEAL team has more perilous future missions.

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Series:  SEAL Team Alpha – Book 2

Publisher:  Blue Moon Creative

Releases:  July 17, 2017

Purchase:  http://tinyurl.com/y7mmzz8w

Genre:  Suspense

Author website:  http://zoedawson.com/

Rating:  5 Stars

 

Rescued by the Billionaire CEO By Amelia Autin

Intensely emotional scenes can be found all throughout the latest Man on a Mission story, and Amelia Autin makes each situation highly realistic. This author is known for creating stories which are very convincing because of how believable each development comes across, and I was totally caught up in uncovering what would ultimately happen in the lives of her newest romantic couple. There are a large number of touching discussions and honest feelings depicted in the book, and unexpected threats are perfectly interwoven into the compelling love story. RESCUED BY THE BILLIONAIRE CEO is a gripping novel of emotional realism and frightening danger.

After making a career change to work as the assistant to an actor, Alana Richardson moves to Hong Kong and hopes she made the right decision. What she did not expect was to be snatched off the street by ruthless assailants and taken to an unknown location. Her future looks dire until a man manages to get her safely away from the area. Alana has no idea who he is, but she is certainly thankful yet also curious.

Though Jason Moore owns a successful electronics company in Hong Kong, his actions with another venture called Right Makes Might actually bring him even more satisfaction. It does not take Alana long to deduce who her savior is because of a connection with her employer, and she admires his willingness to carry out covert missions to help those in danger. While Jason believes it would be better for him to ignore the potent pull between him and Alana, he decides discovering if their attraction could lead anywhere is worth the risk.

I know a story written by Amelia Autin will completely hold my interest on every page, and RESCUED BY THE BILLIONAIRE CEO proves this fact again and again. Jason and Alana are a couple whose personal problems could certainly exist, and any reactions to difficulties that arise are also very imaginable. Their sentiments range from painful memories to overwhelming joy to angry outbursts, and I felt as though each response was spot-on for the circumstances taking place. During heartfelt conversations, I was profoundly affected by either what Alana or Jason said. Then there are the instances where these two divulged their innermost feelings in thoughts which contained much sincerity.

While Alana tries to be truthful when she talks with Jason, he does keep some parts of his life a secret because he does not want to influence her opinion about him. There is also a part of his past that still affects him as an adult, and the skillful writing of Ms. Autin had me experiencing much empathy for him.  Alana is definitely a compassionate person, and her ease in making others feel better had me respecting this amazing woman. The relationship of these two is filled with many ups and downs, where passion is particularly genuine and feelings can be candidly frank or left unspoken. Any dangerous aspects are all too real, and wanting to know how everything would end kept me reading. The Hong Kong setting is very colorfully described, and I often felt as though I was right there with the characters. Several individuals from past stories are featured from time to time, but enough is revealed about them to make this story a standalone.

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Series:  Man on a Mission

Publisher:  Harlequin Romantic Suspense

Releases:  August 1, 2017

Purchase:  http://tinyurl.com/ybuxu8ks

Genre:  Suspense

Author website:  http://www.ameliaautin.com/

Rating:  5 Stars

Her Lieutenant Protector by Lara Lacombe

Perilous danger is cleverly entwined with a very moving love story, making the third book in the Doctors in Danger miniseries riveting from beginning to end. I was instantly caught up in what was secretly occurring on the cruise ship, and the more I learned, the more I worried over the final outcome if the frightening plot was successful. In today’s society, terrorists come in many forms and have various beliefs, so the premise of the story is definitely conceivable. The heartbreaks suffered by the two main characters all too often happen to good people, and the author had me experiencing the many highs and lows of this couple with much believability. Lara Lacombe has written scenarios that are chillingly realistic, causing HER LIEUTENANT PROTECTOR to be enthralling all the way through.

Being chosen as the chief medical doctor on a new cruise ship is a great career move for Mallory Watkins, and she feels that her life is back on track after a distressing event took place several years ago. Determined to put the tragedy behind her, she looks forward to the day when her mistrust of men will be overcome and dating is once more enjoyable. Before the ship sets sail, Everest LeBeau introduces himself to her as the head of security. Though Mallory seems friendly enough, there is something about her cautious glances that makes the former soldier interested in uncovering the reason.

When Mallory begins to feel comfortable anytime Everest is around, she is surprised by her reaction. But before she can discover what the significance of her response to him means, passengers on the east coast cruise began to fall ill and the possible cause of the sickness could be alarming. As Everest and Mallory work together in trying to expose who is behind the sinister plot, they find relying on one another brings them closer.

Since I have had the pleasure of being on a cruise ship before, the situation envisioned by Lara Lacombe is absolutely terrifying. I can only hope this story written with lots of realism never comes true, but it certainly made for a gripping story with all its possibilities. From unanticipated incidents to sinister thoughts, I often expected the worst to take place while hoping for things to end well. Ms. Lacombe kept escalating the threats, which made me read the story in one setting as I just had to know what would be the resulting consequences.

HER LIEUTENANT PROTECTOR is emotionally stirring. Whether there will be a relationship between Mallory and Everest is a big question in the story, and the author puts many bumps in their road to ever being truly happy. Both have lived through painful episodes in their lives, and their compassionate natures are very evident when truths are revealed. Doubts have kept them from getting personally intimate with anyone in a long time, and Ms. Lacombe has created several scenes where their conversations are very touching, while their actions often speak loudly about their personalities. I was genuinely moved by the sincere honesty depicted by Mallory and Everest, and this made their romantic story even more satisfying. Also, the two previous couples in the miniseries make an appearance, and it was great catching up with these four delightful individuals.

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Series:  Doctors in Danger

Publisher:  Harlequin Romantic Suspense

Releases:  July 1, 2017

Purchase:  http://tinyurl.com/mxwo46n

Genre:  Suspense

Author website:  http://www.laralacombe.com/

Rating:  5 Stars