There is nonstop danger in the fifth book of the To Protect and Serve series, where trusting the wrong person could get the main couple killed. A SEAL who has committed his life to protecting others and the sister of his best friend are on the run, facing one difficult obstacle after another. While hiding from enemies, an unexpected bond forms, changing both their lives and raising questions. The To Protect and Serve series by Karen Anders is always packed with action plus emotion, and A SEAL TO SAVE HER has both in abundance.
As the leader of a group of SEALs sent on a crucial mission, Lt. Dexter Kaczewski keeps wondering if he could have made different choices and prevented the devastating outcome of the assignment. Since he ended up in a hospital because of a serious injury, he has lots of time to think about what happened. He is certainly surprised when he gets a surprise visit from the sister of a fellow soldier who was also hurt. Piper Jones may now be a US senator with an important bill to pass, yet when her younger sibling is wounded in Afghanistan, she puts family first. But before she can return home, the hospital comes under attack and it appears they are after her.
Dex must quickly decide the best strategy that will keep them from being killed, and he thinks getting Piper away from the area is the first step. His still healing injuries complicate the matter of staying hidden, but there is no time for resting as they will more than likely be followed. With numerous suspicions about the ambush making it hard to trust anyone, Dex and Piper are reluctant to seek assistance. As they try to stay a step ahead of anyone looking for them, they find their feelings are becoming involved despite knowing they should not.
The emotion in A SEAL TO SAVE HER is honest and deeply affecting. I was definitely moved by what either Dex or Piper said on quite a few occasions, as their words were frank and came from the heart. Both have suffered losses at some point in their lives, and how these deaths impacted them told much about their inner character. Piper is especially vulnerable because of how she lost someone very close to her, and her life cannot move forward until she can get past this tragedy. Dex may be an intimidating SEAL on the battlefield, but the compassionate nature he frequently shows to his friend’s sister proves he can be tender as well as daunting. Regardless of his behavior, I always thought he did what was necessary at that particular moment. The desire Dex and Piper feel for one another adds an unwanted challenge to their already tough situation, and I never knew what their responses would be when confronted with overwhelming passion.
As each of the unknowns in the story is revealed, I was often caught off guard as the disclosure was so unanticipated. Karen Anders created a number of clever scenarios for the storyline, and I just could not stop reading until everything played out. The danger is very real during the many harrowing incidents, and I feared for Dex and Piper countless times. Having several past NCIS agents already met in previous To Protect and Serve books was a delight, and I really hope the two men featured throughout the story get to tell about their own lives in upcoming releases. A SEAL TO SAVE HER is an emotion-filled adventure.
Received copy from author
Series: To Protect and Serve
Publisher: Harlequin Romantic Suspense
Releases: June 1, 2016
Author website: http://www.karenanders.com/
Rating: 4.5 Stars