Sunday, January 10, 2021

Active Defense by Lynette Eason

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Active Defense
by Lynette Eason

ISBN-13: 9780800729363
Paperback: 288 pages
Publisher: Revell
Released: January 5th 2021

Source: ebook review copy from the publisher through NetGalley.

Book Description from Goodreads:
As a former field surgeon in Afghanistan, Heather Fontaine is used to life-or-death situations. She just didn't expect them to follow her home. When she returns from a party to find that someone has broken into her house--and threatened her friends--she assumes it is the stalker who has been following her and creeping her out. She hopes to find safety and peace of mind by leaving the city and hiding out in a small town. But trouble has followed her even there.

Luckily, a stalker isn't the only one watching Heather. Travis Walker has been secretly watching out for her for weeks. As owner of his own security agency, it's what he does. Together, Travis and Heather must figure out who wants her dead--and why--before it's too late.

My Review:
Active Defense is a Christian romantic suspense. This book is the third in a series, but it works as a standalone. Heather grew up in an abusive home and then in foster care, so she's learned to depend on herself and has trouble asking others for help. But she's worried about a seemingly harmless stalker and tells her friends about it. Then someone starts trying to kill or at least kidnap her, and she learns how to accept the help of friends...partly because they're determined to help her. Both Heather and Travis were competent and did a good job of thwarting the bad guys, but Heather had trouble figuring out who hired them. Though it wasn't obvious, I did guess it early on, but there's a good reason why Heather didn't suspect that person.

The main characters were brave, caring people who reacted realistically to events. Heather and Travis built each other (and others) up, helped each other grow and heal, and made a good team. The Christians were motivated by their belief in the value of human life. There was no sex or bad language. Overall, I'd recommend this exciting story.

If you've read this book, what do you think about it? I'd be honored if you wrote your own opinion of the book in the comments.

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