Author: Becky Wade
Publisher: Bethany House
Release Date: May 3, 2016
Reviewer: Jessica Higgins
A fast paced romantic novel with just the right amount of suspense to keep the pages turning quickly.
Dru Porter is trying to redeem herself from her last protection assignment. It’s hard for people to take her seriously as a bodyguard, but that’s what she is. A former Marine with a black belt and a better markswoman than most men, Dru has been assigned to protect Gray Fowler. Gray is a star NFL tight end who is being pursued by a stalker. His team hires Dru’s protection agency to keep a watch on Gray. He doesn’t think much of his new bodyguard, after all she’s half his size. How can she possibly protect him? Dru is determined to uncover the identity of Gray’s stalker and keep the relationship between them strictly professional, which proves to be the more difficult of the two. The closer they get to uncovering the stalker, the closer Gray and Dru grow to each other. With each day, the danger grows and it is hard to keep their hearts and lives separate.
It can be hard to want to take Dru and what she does seriously. A woman being a bodyguard is not what would be expected. But sometimes the unexpected is good. Dru is able to look at situations differently than most, not only because she is a woman but also because of her training. She proves to be very good at what she does and I really liked her as a character. I enjoyed the fact that Gray wasn’t made to be the quarterback or the only reason the team was a success. Yes he was a big part of that success, but it was shown that it was a team effort. The attraction between Dru and Gray was obvious from their first encounter but was played out well.
It is clear this has more of the romance aspect than suspense, but the suspense moments were done well and at the right moments. I did not realize until reading this book that it is the fourth book in a series. It makes me wonder what the others are like, but also shows that it can easily be read as a stand-alone without a problem. Overall it was a very enjoyable read and I would recommend to those that enjoy romantic suspense, especially in the Christian genre.