By Jennifer Pierce
Release date: December 4th, 2018
Christian Romantic Suspense\
Kate has been on the run from the men who killed her husband and left her for dead—which isn’t easy considering she’s eight months pregnant—but now they’ve found her. Again. Still reeling from her late husband’s betrayal, the last thing Kate wants is the help of a handsome stranger.
Security expert, Jacob Jones, is still grieving the loss of his pregnant wife, and he’s not ready to move on. But when he thwarts an attempted abduction of the beautiful Kate, he finds himself inexplicably drawn to her. Despite her reluctance, he’s determined to do whatever it takes to save her, including giving up his own life.
Kate’s only option is to take a leap of faith and allow Jacob to help her. But can she trust him to keep her and her unborn baby alive? Or will he fail her like everyone else in her life?
Witness protection stories, especially ones with a twist, can be some of the best suspense stories.
Pierce does a great job of giving the reader only bits and pieces of information on a “need to know” basis, instead of dumping all the info in the first chapter, which would leave the reader with a much lower level of suspense. As it is, we find out about Kate’s background right along with all the other characters, and not before. Only tiny bits were revealed to the reader first. I love this approach! It creates curiosity, anxiety, even a level of distrust (not a bad thing) It’ kept me turning the page!
I liked the quirks Pierce gave Kate. Quite funny. I enjoyed both characters overall. Well-crafted interesting backgrounds. I love the protective nature Jacob displayed ( I have a thing of protective protags!). It was great to revisit old characters from the previous book, to get a more complete picture of their lives now and their interactions with new people.
Yes, definitely. A great second installment of the Small Town Guardians series.