Heroes of Providence, #2
by Lisa Mondello
Date of Publication: August 30th 2016
Publisher: Lisa Mondello
Cover Artist: Purple Girl Design
Genre: Contemporary Romantic Suspense
Tagline: SAFE HAVEN is book 2 of the Heroes of Providence series which began with Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2012 MATERIAL WITNESS.
The Book Junkie Reads . . . Review of . . . SAFE HAVEN (Heroes of Providence, #2) . . . Romance with a bit of action, drama, suspense, or the other way around action, drama, suspense with a touch of romance. Not quite sure and not sure that it mattered much to me. I loved this read. Daria was stubborn to the soul of her feet. She was not going to move. She was not going to allow a man that was no long part of her life take her away from the one thing she worked so hard to have. Kevin thought her out of her mind for not heeding the warnings that were given to her, but been the dutiful detective and a protector. He did what he felt he had to do. He just was not anticipating falling for the stubborn protectee.
I have read other books from Lisa but this one gives that extra bite, that additional fire along with intrigue and danger. The writing takes me to the scene being created and the characters give me friends to anchor myself to. I find that I am not just attached to the main characters. The secondary characters make memorable connection.
Heroes of Providence series:
Material Witness – Heroes of Providence, #1
Safe Haven – Heroes of Providence, #2
Reckless Hours – Heroes of Providence, #3
Desperate Hours – Heroes of Providence, #4
Final Hours – Heroes of Providence, #5
Cold Harbor – Heroes of Providence, #6
When someone you once loved wants you dead, is there any SAFE HAVEN?
Finding out her ex-husband hired a hitman to kill her didn't leave Daria Carlisle all warm and fuzzy. But Detective Kevin Gordon's suggestion she flee the only home that had ever truly been hers was downright crazy. Forget that the sexy police officer made her heart pound and her blood stir. She'd worked too hard to get what little she had. She wasn't leaving.
Kevin Gordon didn't make mistakes, but he'd made a big one in letting Daria's ex slip through his fingers. Although he tried to make it very clear to Daria that the fixer upper home she considered a palace was no safe haven, she just dug in deeper and insisted on staying, leaving him no choice but to be her protector. Left on her own, she surely faced murder at an assassin's hand. But can Kevin spend every waking hour sleeping on her doorstep just to keep this stubborn woman alive without risking his heart to love?
"Your husband hired me to kill you."
The last words Daria Carlisle expected to hear in her kitchen on a bright and sunny Sunday morning were those. She stared at the man who'd just uttered the frightening words. Words spoken with such ease and comfort it made her blood run cold.
She stood statue still, almost glued to the aged linoleum floor that was too frail to be salvaged. Her gaze swept from his face to the decrepit floor as she dragged in a breath of air. Earlier that day she'd been obsessing over how she was going to afford replacing the linoleum. Hearing these words from a man she'd just invited into her home willingly put a slightly different spin on her priorities.
Your husband hired me to kill you. The words just hung there in the air between them like some bright red cartoon balloon, mocking her.
New York Times and USA TODAY Bestselling Author, Lisa Mondello, has held many jobs in her life but being a published author is the last job she'll ever have. She's not retiring! She blames the creation of the personal computer for her leap into writing novels. Otherwise, she'd still be penning stories with paper and pen. Her book The Knight and Maggie's Baby is a New York Times Bestseller. Her popular series includes TEXAS HEARTS, DAKOTA HEARTS, Fate with a Helping Hand and the new SUMMER HOUSE series. Writing as LA Mondello, her romantic suspense, MATERIAL WITNESS, book 1 of her Heroes of Providence series made the USA TODAY Bestsellers List and was named one of Kirkus Reviews Best Books of 2012.
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