Friday, October 30, 2015

High-Caliber Holiday (First Responders #3) by Susan Sleeman

Title: High-Caliber Holiday (First Responders #3)
Author: Susan Sleeman
Pages: 224
Release Date: November 1, 2015 (eBook); November 3, 2015 (paperback)
Genre: Suspense/Romance
Publisher: Harlequin Love Inspired Suspense
Format: Paperback
Note: I received a free copy of this book from the author in exchange for my honest opinion.

About the book:

     Caught in the crosshairs!

     Held hostage on a train, ex-lawyer Morgan Thorsby finds her powers of persuasion failing her for the first time. Former marine sniper Brady Owens is her only hope – but his split-second hesitation on the trigger leaves her wounded. Yet when an obsessed stalker threatens Morgan, Brady steps up. Protecting someone so tough and beautiful is hardly a chore, but Brady pulls back every time they get close. Morgan isn’t ready for the connection forming between them, either, but she knows she needs his help. Can Brady capture the culprit in time for Christmas?

My review:

     An absolutely wonderful suspense novel!

     The characters are fantastic. I connected with them immediately. Taking center stage in this novel are Morgan Thorsby and Brady Owens. Morgan is the only daughter of a wealthy business owner who has become dissatisfied with that lifestyle and wants to be independent. Brady is a former marine sniper and currently the sniper for the First Responders Squad (FRS).

     It was great to get updated on all the other members of the FRS. I am thoroughly enjoying getting to know each team member better when they are the focus of one of these books.

     The action in each book is a stand-alone story. But there is so much interaction within the FRS as they support, and work with, each other that it is important to read these books in order.

     The book starts with an adrenaline rush, life threatening situation. Then once we have been given a chance to catch our breath and meet the characters a secondary mystery starts to appear. This mystery is built slowly with a fantastic balance of calm and tension building. It is incredible at keeping the reader’s interest.

     As with each of Susan Sleeman’s books that I’ve read, I loved this one. I’m giving it a rating of 5 stars and highly recommending it.

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