Held hostage on a train, ex-lawyer Morgan Thorsby finds her powers of persuasion failing her for the first time. Former marine sniper Brady Owens is her only hope—but his split-second hesitation on the trigger leaves her wounded. Yet when an obsessed stalker threatens Morgan, Brady steps up. Protecting someone so tough and beautiful is hardly a chore, but Brady pulls back every time they get close. Morgan isn't ready for the connection forming between them, either, but she knows she needs his help. Can Brady capture the culprit in time for Christmas?
FIRST RESPONDERS SERIES Brave men and women alert and ready for danger and love.
A six member, elite First Response Squad- including two negotiators, a bomb tech, a sniper, an EMT, and a team leader. Book 1 - Silent Night Standoff - Nov/2014 Book 2 - Explosive Alliance - May/2015 Book 3 - High-Caliber Holiday - Nov/2015 Book 4 - Emergency Response - May/2016 Book 5 - Firestorm* - August/2016 Book 6 - Deadly Rescue* - Dec/2016
My thoughts: HIGH-CALIBER HOLIDAY is the third book in this high-suspense series, but it easily stands alone. I enjoyed getting to know Morgan and Brady and getting reacquainted with the other team members who all interact in this close-knit group of friends who work together in one way or another.
I thought this was too cut and dried -- at first -- as the book starts with her threatened death but the bad guy is quickly apprehended... But the stalking continues. Roses. Pictures. It is apparent that her stalker knows her well. And has an vendetta against her. Brady and the police as well as his friends work together to profile the stalker--but who is it? And will they figure it out before time runs out?
If you like romantic suspense, you will love Susan Sleeman's books. I couldn't put High-Caliber Holiday down and read it on a Sunday afternoon. My heart went out to Brady, he's been so badly hurt. Morgan was extremely nice and caring--but a bit testy at times.
Recommended. My daughter borrowed my copy when I finished and said it's her favorite Love Inspired Suspense book so far.