This series just gets better and better. I love learning more each book about all the characters in the Elite Guardians. This one has Haley in it and we get to learn more of her background. There are many twists and turns through this story. I received this book through Revell for a fair and honest opinion that I gave of my own free will.
I have loved this series and couldn't wait to read this book. It did not disappoint. And this is one book that I was totally unprepared for who the "bad-guy" was. I didn't see that one coming and normally by the end I have a good idea.
The romance was also nicely done in this book. It wasn't forced but very slowly built throughout.
The theme of forgiveness is huge and something we all have had to deal with in some way in our lives. Haley and Steven both have to take a step toward forgiveness and it's not easy.
Overall, this was a great book that I couldn't read fast enough. Can't wait for Lynette's next series.
A copy of this book was given to me through the publisher. All opinions are my own.
The cover design put me off, but I've enjoyed this author; so I gave Chasing Secrets a try. Characters are under-developed though a lot of backstory is presented. Plot is so unrealistic it's just not believable. The theme of redemption [?] is continually segued and lost. With the mention of the other 'elite guardians' throughout this book, I secured the first book in the series. I gave it a cursory read - once I got past the cover design; and found the same modis operendi of under-developed characters and unrealistic plots. Disappointing.
We have now come to Haley's story in this impressive and my favorite romantic suspense series with a truly unique theme- a group of bodyguards made up with some really tough women, with the exception of Charlie the only male team member. This was another jam packed, action and adrenaline filled episode of the Elite Guardians. I have read this series from the start and each story is unique with the very high value of the team and their familial like relationships with each other.
Haley, in my viewpoint, was always ready to do what was asked and no matter the danger stepped in. We get to have her story this time and what makes her tick. Hailey's love for the underprivileged kids and her wanting to keep them off the streets giving them opportunities for a better life really gave a softer edge to her tough as nails personality. She has always been the team member with the secrets that surrounded her. We finally get to know those secrets along with uncovering Haley's past that she was not entirely aware of. There definitely was a lot going on and along with Haley, the mystery really kept us all on our toes with all these threads that seemed unrelated yet Haley had to watch her back at all times.
We also get to meet Steven, Quinn's new partner and a possible love interest for Haley, who is dealing with deep issues concerning forgiveness and hate. I have highly enjoyed this series and I wish this was not the end. I hope that in the future we get Charlie's story and I bet the new bodyguards have some interesting tales to tell as well. Kudos to the design team on these amazing covers; they are my favorite for a suspense series. So much personality packed into each one.
I received a copy of this book for free from Revell. I was not required to give a positive review and all views and opinions expressed are my own.
Award-winning author Lynette Eason concludes her romantic suspense series about an agency of female bodyguards.
In Chasing Secrets, Elite Guardian Haley Callaghan is a survivor of the streets. She channels that into her competence as a bodyguard. All of a sudden, Haleys life is in danger when a cold case takes her from South Carolina to Ireland. What happens when the bodyguard needs a bodyguard?
Detective Steven Rothwell accompanies her, as they chase down the secrets of her past. Steven is intrigued by Haley, but who has time for romance when lives are on the line? Who is preventing her from uncovering the truth with those attempts on their lives? Will they unravel the family secrets before it is too late?
Eason is an excellent storyteller, weaving plot twists along with her development of complex characters. Violence in the story is appropriate but not too graphic. The book grabs the readers attention from the very beginning. The clean romance develops at a realistic pace, and faith elements are present but not overpowering. The theme of forgiveness and letting go of bitterness is central to this book. The plot twists will keep the reader guessing until the very end.