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.
Award-winning, best-selling author, Lynette Eason has written/contracted thirty-six books since 2007. She writes for Harlequin’s Love Inspired Suspense line and for Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group. Her books have hit the CBA and ECPA bestseller lists. Lynette has been teaching for more than ten years and is very happy to make the transition from teaching school to teaching writing whenever the opportunity presents. She is married, has two children, and lives in Greenville, SC.
If you like fast-paced, grab-you-from-the first-sentence romantic suspense, then you really need to check out Lynette Eason’s latest novel, Without Warning. Like the title says, the attacks come out of nowhere for main character Daniel Matthews. This former Marine turned restauranteur can handle himself in any crisis, but to calm his niece’ fears he hires the services of the Elite Guardians, specifically Katie Singleton. With her ATF experience and his Marine know-how, the bad guys don’t stand a chance. As bullets fly and bombs explode, fireworks ignite between the two, making this book a highly recommended read for those who love their romance with the spice of danger!
Without Warning is told in the third person and includes insight into the bad guy’s psyche allowing the reader to get the full picture without giving too much away. The book grabbed me from the beginning, and I found it hard to put down to work or do housework. So hard, that I let other things slide to get this book read. Both main characters suffer from PTSD which was handled in a realistic and credible manner. The action never stops — sniper bullets, bombs, emergency landings — but I never got the sense that it was too much, if you know what I mean. Characters struggle with survivor’s guilt along with anger towards God — also very credible emotions and reactions. Daniel’s teenaged niece had the strongest faith and her character shares some wisdom beyond her years:
“[we] . . . don’t have to understand everything about God to believe in Him.” (p. 133)
“But sometimes He answers our prayers in ways to just say ‘I’m here, I haven’t forgotten you’.” (p. 324)
The ending brought a big surprise, although a happily-ever-after does come at last.
Without Warning is another great book from award-winning author Lynette Eason. A highly recommended read from me.
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(Thanks to Revell for a review copy. All opinions expressed are mine alone.)