Secret Refuge is book two in the Wings of Danger series, however, it is definitely a stand alone novel, as well. Having read the first book in the series, Hazardous Homecoming, it was nice to finally understand more about Mick’s background and the tragedies that have happened in his life.
These characters were thrown into the path of trouble over and over again! The author keeps up an excellent, frenetic pace in the story that makes it very exciting to read. The main characters are both very likeable. Their pasts are intertwined in a tragic way and Mick should be the last person that Keeley feels attracted to. So, it is humorous to watch her fight that attraction throughout the whole book.
Although the book is action-packed, there are many tender moments both in the present story and in the recollections from the past that both Mick and Keeley think on from time to time. There is also a strong thread about the importance of understanding God’s grace, the letting go of guilt, and of being able to accept the forgiveness He offers.
Secret Refuge is an exciting addition to the Wings of Danger series. (4.5 stars)
I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
Former parole officer Mick Hudson blames himself for the death of Keeley Stevens’s sister. If he hadn’t paroled a criminal, she might still be alive. When he hears that the suspected killer has been spotted in Keeley’s hometown, he worries she might be the next victim. Keeley doesn’t want to take help from the man who could have prevented her sister’s death, but she has more than herself to worry about. She’ll do anything it takes to protect her family. And Mick will risk his life to make sure that the past does not repeat itself.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Dana Mentink lives in California where the weather is golden and the cheese is divine. Her family includes two little girls (affectionately nicknamed Yogi and Boo Boo.) Papa Bear works for the fire department and he met Dana doing a dinner theater production of The Velveteen Rabbit. Ironically, their parts were husband and wife.
Dana is an American Christian Fiction Writers Book of the Year finalist for romantic suspense and an award winner in the Pacific Northwest Writers Literary Contest. Her suspense novel, Betrayal in the Badlands, earned a Romantic Times Reviewer’s Choice Award. Besides writing, she busies herself teaching third and fourth grade. Mostly, she loves to be home with Papa Bear, Yogi, Boo Boo, a dog with social anxiety problems, a chubby box turtle and a feisty parakeet.