Title: Christmas Conspiracy (First Responders #6)
Author: Susan Sleeman
Release Date: December 6, 2016
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Publisher: Harlequin Love Inspired
Format: Paperback (also available in eBook)
Note: I received a free copy of this book from the author. I have chosen to write this review to express my personal opinion.
About the book:
It’s a typical day at Rachael Long’s day-care-center—until a masked gunman tries to abduct one of the children in her charge. First response commander Jake Marsh manages to diffuse the situation before anyone is harmed…but not before Rachael unmasks the would-be kidnapper. Now Jake must lead a manhunt and protect from the criminal who’s turned his focus on her. But the case is reawakening painful memories for Jake, and Rachael’s treating emotional wounds of her own. And with danger mounting as Christmas nears, they must learn to let go of the past in order to outwit a killer…and find the peach that’s always eluded them both.
Another incredible romantic suspense!
This book is a stand-alone suspense story. The character’s lives are moving right along though and if you read the series in order a number of the references to personal lives will make a lot more sense.
The characters in the book are as well developed as I expected them to be. I love the details that Susan Sleeman puts into each one of them and the way she brings characters from previous books into each additional story within a series.
I loved finding out so much about what makes the team leader, Jake Marsh, tick. He has a lot of personal heartache that has helped to shape him. I wanted so badly for him to work through his history and be able to move on with his life.
Rachael has a huge hole in her life that she is working hard to fill with her day-care-center. As I read the details of her pain and loss my heart broke for her. Now she needs to try and determine if that is how she is to fill it for the rest of her life.
I thoroughly enjoyed Rachael’s belief in God. It was wonderful to find out how she has trusted Him to help her through past trials.
I am definitely giving this exciting story a rating of 5 stars and highly recommending it.