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When Kristi’s husband dies, she must take care of their son Cody on her own. He is on the donor list for a new heart and they make frequent trips to the hospital for his condition.
Zach McCloud has known her since childhood. He will be deployed for a year and offers her his home to live in so she is closer to the best hospitals.
When he returns, he quickly learns someone is trying to harm Kristi and Cody. Confused at who would want to harm this mother and child, he must figure out what is going on so he can keep them safe.
Number of Pages: 224
Vendor: Love Inspired Suspense
Publication Date: 2016
|Dimensions: 0.59 X 4.21 (inches)|
Series: Men of Valor
JaquelynAge: 25-34Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5so good!!May 15, 2017JaquelynAge: 25-34Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I have loved every book I've read by Liz Johnson. This book easily falls into that category. The Men of Valor Series are all amazing books, and they are great stand alone stories as well. Hazardous Holiday was so much fun to read. It was different than any book I've read before because the main characters are already married, but didn't plan to stay that way. Zach and Kristi knew each other as kids, but not so much as adults. Knowing she needs his help Zach offers to marry Kristi and move her and her son Cody to his house. Little does he know that's just the beginning of what he will need to do for them.
Zach would do anything to have his cousin alive again, but since that's impossible he vows to take care of his widow. Going away on deployment gives him just enough time to have her Cody set up in his house and on his insurance before he leaves. When his deployment is up, is when it gets interesting. Kristi is used to having the house to herself, and that all changes when her husband comes home. To say the situation is unique is an understatement. When weird things start happening there is no one better to have by her side. Zach is a SEAL and he will do everything in his power to protect his new family. Can they figure out who is after them before someone really gets hurt?
I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a one of a kind suspense. I really enjoyed everything in this book. The story unfolded great and I liked watching the relationships grow. It was fun to see the, fight emotions that married people should have for each other. I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion. All opinions expressed are my own.
BookLoverGender: female4 Stars Out Of 5Marriage of convenience meets Navy SEAL?? Yes, please!January 3, 2017BookLoverGender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 5Meets Expectations: 4Ive been a big fan of Liz Johnsons books since reading her very first one and I have yet to be disappointed! I was so excited to read this book, though maybe even more so when I realized I somehow (gasp) missed reading the two books that come directly before it! I have no idea how that happened, but it has since been corrected and I was so happy to realize that I was going to get to read 3 new books by one of my favorite authors, rather than just one. Though you technically dont have to read this series in order, the other stories are all excellent, so why not?
Ms. Johnsons books always hold my attention from the first chapter, and with this one, it was the very first line! I adore marriage of convenience stories and add in suspense and a SEAL team and you have all the ingredients for a book Im almost guaranteed to love. I definitely enjoyed the bit of a mystery and the guessing of who the culprit was and what they wanted that kept me on my toes. Ms. Johnson once again did an excellent job of creating a story and characters that were fully engaging. I so enjoy how she describes things, with the unique words and details sprinkled throughout that add an extra layer of depth and quirk to her tales. She alternates holding my breath captive through a suspense scene and making me laugh/sigh at a sweet moment.
As always, the characters were my favorite part. I adored Cody, Kristis son, who was so precious and lovable. And obviously Kristi and Zach, though I felt so silly for not remembering that his nickname was Ziggy and Id met him in the previous books. I enjoyed getting to know both of them as they worked to figure out how their marriage was going to work and how to keep each other safe. Zach has spent years in training and then protecting people and how he has to protect those who mean the most to him. He doubts himself at times and I loved Kristis faith in him when he second guesses himself. Kristi at the same time wonders if shes enough or if shes made a mistake in jumping into another marriage, while at the same time battling the grief of moving on without her late husband. There were so many layers to their characters and my only mild disappointment with this story was how few of those I saw. There were simply so many things going on and with a story thats rather short by my standards, sometimes its hard to fit in the depth I always enjoy. I rarely come across modern marriage of convenience stories and I have to say that this one was very well written. Its very realistic with their questions and concerns and I appreciated the conversations they had, trying to work things out and figuring out how to move forward.
Oh! And I have to add that the ending was so perfect! Definitely a sigh and read it again ending! And then read it again, and again, and again, until you get tired of the sweetness of it.
Overall, I would highly recommend this engaging story to anyone who enjoys romantic suspense paired with marriage of convenience and an adorable kid.
My thanks to the author for my copy of this book! I was not required to write a positive review and have not been compensated for it in any way. All opinions expressed are my own.
Digging4PearlsShippensburg, PAAge: 45-54Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Stirring Christmas ReadDecember 21, 2016Digging4PearlsShippensburg, PAAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Navy SEAL Zach McCloud is determined to protect those under his care. Just returned from deployment, he arrives to find his ready-made family in need of safeguarding. Someone wants them dead and he aims to get to the bottom of it.
Recently widowed, Kristi Tanner, only agreed to marry Zach because of her five-year-old son, Cody. Her son is on the heart transplant list and is deteriorating with each passing day.
Hazardous Holiday is a great suspense read that will have you turning the pages to get to the bottom of who is trying to kill the McCloud family. Liz Johnson has created a sigh-worthy hero who is tough but also has a soft heart. This is book five in Lizs Men of Valor series with Harlequins Love Inspired Suspense line. I highly recommend it.
So kick up your feet and relax with this unusual Christmas read. You wont be disappointed.🙂
I voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book that was provided by the author and Harlequin. A favorable review was not required and all views expressed are my own. 2016.
llamalina reada5 Stars Out Of 5Hazardous Holiday..suspenseful & inspiring!December 14, 2016llamalina readaQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This is what true love is all about...and it's NOT boring! Navy Seal Zach McCloud is secretly in love with his cousin's widow. He decides to marry her to help with her medically ill son. After returning from a year long deployment, he comes home to their lives being in danger. He will do anything to protect his ready made family. Will love conquer all or will little Cody make it to Christmas. This is book #5 in Liz Johnson's Men of Valor series, but can be read as a stand alone book. I highly recommend this series as every book has been excellent. By far some of my favorite books by Love Inspired Suspense.
I was provided a copy of this book by the publisher for my honest opinion. My honest opinion is this is a great book I would buy it again. Hope you enjoy it too :-)
Michelle K5 Stars Out Of 5Well Written, Unique and Impossible to Put DownDecember 13, 2016Michelle KQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Wow! This was such a well written and unique story. It was a little different than the usual Love Inspired suspense because of the modern marriage of convenience angle, but that made it all the more interesting to me. Great characters, plenty of danger and some great plot twists combined for a story that was impossible to put down!
Plot: When widow Kristi Tanner's son, Cody, is ailing and in need of a heart transplant, a temporary marriage to her husband's cousin will provide her with the financial security and proximity to better hospitals that she needs. During the first year of their 'marriage-in-name-only' Navy SEAL Zach McCloud is deployed overseas. Upon his return, the family is nearly run off the road quite deliberately. With threat after threat coming at them and Cody's health failing while he waits for a new heart, it will take everything Zach has to keep his family safe. All the while, both Kristi and Zach must guard their hearts, for they didn't intend to make the marriage permanent.
Characters: Zach is definitely my kind of hero! You've got to love a man that will step up and take care of a child that's not his own. I always enjoy a story of unrequited love, and Zach's had a thing for Kristi since he was 18. Kristi is such a great mom and she's willing to do anything to protect her son. My heart just goes out to her as she's struggling with her son's illness. I loved how much faith and trust that six-year-old Cody had! His character was so well written and genuine.
Recommendation: I'd highly recommend this book, and any other by Liz Johnson. It kept me guessing what would happen until the end. If you enjoy Romantic Suspense, you'll love the non-stop action of Hazardous Holiday. It's part of the Men of Valor series, but completely stands alone.
Rating: 5/5 stars
I received a copy of this book from the author. This review is my honest opinion.