Happy Tuesday, Reader Friends!
My first read of 2021 was Lynette Eason’s Active Defense. It’s book three in the series Danger Never Sleeps. Have you read it? If not, read my thoughts below to find out why it should be on your TBR pile!
About the Book
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.
First let me address the fact that this is the 3rd book in the series. I’ve read book one but I wasn’t able to read book 2 (doesn’t time fly?). So with that being said, I think this book stands well on its own and you won’t miss anything if you haven’t read the other two books first. Now on to the book…
The number one thing I loved about this book was the plot twist. I totally didn’t see it coming and I don’t even want to hint as to what it is. It blew me away. Now granted I was already engaged in the tale. Trying to figure out what was going on, who was behind all the trouble Heather was experiencing and why. I loved how protective Travis was of her and that he had moments of vulnerability that gave Heather insight to his heart.
I also really, really loved one of the secondary characters and a couple of scenes with him made me tear up. All in all, this was a great way to start my 2021 reading year.
5 stars from me.
*I received a complimentary copy from the publisher via NetGalley. My review was not required nor influenced.
About the Author
Lynette Eason is the best-selling, award winning author of almost fifty books including the Women of Justice series, the Deadly Reunions series, the Hidden Identity series, the Elite Guardians series and the Blue Justice series. She writes for Revell and for Harlequin’s Love Inspired Suspense line. Her books have appeared on the CBA, ECPA, and Publisher’s Weekly bestseller lists. She has won several awards including the Carol Award, the IRCC award, the Selah, and the Christian Retailing’s Best 2017 Award. She placed in the top ten in the James Patterson 2016 co-writer contest. The movie, Her Stolen Past, based on Lynette’s novel, aired February 2, 2018 on the Lifetime Movie Network. Lynette is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW), Romance Writers of America (RWA), Mystery Writers of America (MWA), International Thriller Writers (ITW), and Faith, Hope, and Love (FHL) chapter of RWA as well as the Kiss of Death (KOD) chapter.