My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Katie Singleton, a partner with the Elite Guardians Protection Agency, stumbles upon her next assignment quite by accident. Spotting blue lights at a familiar restaurant, she stops to investigate, only to discover that owner Daniel Matthews has become the target of someone who will go to any lengths to put him out of business.
Daniel might be concerned, but he's not convinced that a bodyguard--and a female one at that--is necessary. A new attack and his niece's urgings are enough to make him reconsider. He and Katie must figure out who's behind the intimidation and threats--before a would-be killer strikes again.
Witty dialogue and a simmering attraction will have readers flying through this tension-laced thriller. Eason exercises complete control of her readers' emotions as they race through the pages to discover the truth.
I really enjoyed this second book in the Elite Guardians series by Lynette Eason. I'm never disappointed when I read her books. With lots of action, suspense, and danger, this is a fast paced romantic suspense story that will keep you on the edge of your seat. I did some guessing on who the bad guy was and was half right. :D
Daniel is such a good strong male character. He's a great boss, has taken in his niece to raise, and is a Marine, so he has the ability to focus and think clearly in crisis mode. And although he has the basic instinct to want to take charge and be the one who protects everyone, he's good about recognizing that Katie has skills of her own and can handle the pressure. I loved Katie and Daniel's relationship and how it develops naturally throughout the story.
Katie is also a strong character with plenty of training to carry her through her body guard assignments. However, she's also working through a tragedy from her past that has caused her to leave her chosen field and work as a body guard. After being hired by Daniel's niece to guard him, she finds herself facing her biggest fear and turning to the only One who can get her through it.
Daniel's niece, Riley, was also a wonderful character. For a teenager, Riley has a lot of common sense and is very mature. Having been forced to grow up fast due to her parents dying, Riley is very concerned about losing her uncle. After hiring the bodyguards she continues to have an active role in what's happening. I loved her faith and how she gently pushes her uncle to come back to his faith.
If you like romantic suspense, you won't want to miss the books in this series! I can't wait to read the third book!
*Thanks to Revell Reads for a complimentary copy of this book for review purposes. I was not required to write a positive review and all opinions stated are my own.*
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