Emily Graves left everything behind to save her aunt's struggling bed-and-breakfast, but she's hardly through the door before she's the one who needs saving. Someone in Bridal Veil, Oregon, will go to any lengths—even murder—to keep her from making the B and B a success. Sheriff's deputy Archer Reed has made it his personal mission to bring down the culprit. But first he has to convince Emily to accept his protection…and determine why anyone would want to harm her. As Emily's unknown enemy becomes increasingly violent, Archer may be the only person who can keep her alive.
My thoughts: SILENT SABOTAGE is the fifth book in Ms. Sleeman's First Responder series, but it easily stands alone. I enjoyed getting to know Emily and Archer. Archer is a sweetie, strong and courageous and he knows when to take control and when to step back and leave Emily alone--usually. Emily is prickly and wants to be in control of her own life. She doesn't appreciate Archer taking control even when it's for her own safety. I understand why once it's revealed, but until then it kind of grated on me. I did figure out "whodunit" before the end of the book but I didn't know why so I had to keep reading to find out. Ms. Sleeman is a master at romantic suspense and I highly recommend this book and/or any of the other books in this collection. 5 stars.
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 - Silent Sabotage - August/2016 Book 6 - Christmas Conspiracy - Dec/2016