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When Josie's life is in danger, it's time she ask her ex fiance Blade to protect her. He will soon find out they have a son together. Now he is more determined to protect his newfound family. Can this couple make a go of it a second time around?
Vendor: Love Inspired Suspense
Publication Date: 2017
Dimensions: 6.62 X 4.22 (inches)
Series: Navy Seal Defenders
SHIELDING HIS FAMILY
Defending an accused kidnapper could get attorney Josie Bishop killedbut facing the father of her child for the first time in seven years could destroy her heart. Yet when her ex-fiance, former SEAL Edward "Blade" Harding, shows up at her door ready to offer his protection, she can't deny him. Nor can she deny him the chance to know their son. Then shots are fired at Josie's home and a brick is thrown through her window with a scrawled note that says "Drop the case or pay the price." Now Blade is more determined than ever to protect his newfound family at all costs. But can he overcome his past mistakes in order to make sure they survive their presentand possibly have a future together?"
KavRCanadaGender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Not a fan of secret baby stories but this one really worksMay 1, 2017KavRCanadaGender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5As a rule, I'm not a huge fan of secret baby stories. and that's because I feel there has to be a really good reason for a woman to keep the birth of a baby from its father. It really bothers me when the reason for keeping baby a secret is shallow or self-serving. So, frankly, I wasn't certain about this Love Inspired Suspense story.BUT I'm a big Elisabeth Rees fan so I decided to give her the benefit of the doubt and I'm so glad I did!
The secret child angle is really well done, and, without giving anything away, I totally bought into the circumstances that left Josie a single mom and Blade unaware that he had fathered a son. It's a pivotal part of the story and creates some luscious tension between Josie and Blade. And Rees got all the protective mama emotions just right. My stomach churned right along with Josie's as she watched her son hero worship his new-found dad.
Blade is a phenomenal hero but I find myself weighing my words because I don't want to post any spoilers. And there are a lot of surprises when it comes to this intrepid hero. But part of the joy of the read is discovering him as the story unfolds so I'm not going to say much more other than...blissful sigh.
Intriguing suspense and heart-hammering action paired with a second second chance romance makes for a lethal combination.