Thursday, November 6, 2014

Holiday Defenders

Authors: Debby Gusti, Susan Sleeman, Jodie Bailey
Publisher: Love Inspired Suspense
October 2014
ISBN: 978-0-373-44626-1
Genre: Romantic suspense / Christmas novellas

This holiday season, three military men of honor must do everything they can to save Christmas

Mission: Christmas Rescue 
by Debby Giusti

On the run from a killer, Elizabeth Tate must accept U.S. Army captain Nick Fontaine's protection for the sake of her young niece and nephew. Now her life is in the hands of the very man who broke her heart years ago.

My thoughts: A sweet romance about two high school lovers who are reunited after a long separation. Now with her brother in danger and wanted by the police for murder, Elizabeth must keep his children safe and find the secret threatening her life. Will Nick keep her safe long enough to find the answers?  I had suspicions who the "bad guy" is, but wasn't sure until the end. 

Special Ops Christmas
 by Susan Sleeman

Researcher Claire Reed's top secret project is stolen, putting her at risk of being kidnapped to unlock it. Her undercover bodyguard—her former love, Green Beret Travis Chapman—is on his most dangerous mission yet.

My thoughts: Claire and Travis are both strong-willed individuals, working in the military. Old lovers, Travis is the last person Claire wants taking care  of her when her life is in danger.  Knowing the way romantic suspense usually works, I figured out who the "bad guy" was early on, but kept reading to figure out why.  Lots of action to keep pages turning. Will Travis be able to keep Claire safe and recover the stolen items before it's too late? 

Homefront Holiday Hero by Jodie Bailey

When someone tries to kill the daughter of a military official, U.S. Army major Tyler Rainey must keep Kelly Walters from harm…while guarding his own heart against very unexpected feelings.

My thoughts: Very cute story, wrapping gifts for military children who has a parent on deployment. Someone is after Kelly but she doesn't know why. The attacks increase until the day of the gift giveaway, when it turns serious?  Who is behind it?  I had no idea initially, and that surprised me, but then it seemed to end too soon and I knew something bigger was involved. The original "end" was a let down, so glad it continued. 

Over all thoughts:  GREAT collection of three Christmas romantic suspense novels. Recommend all three. All involved military personnel and danger. If you like romantic suspense and want a Christmas novella collection, HOLIDAY DEFENDERS is a great book to consider. 4.5 stars.  

Paperback, 224 pages  Available in ebook and paperback. 

1 comment:

Judy said...

Great review Laura! I read this book and loved it!

Judy B