I loved the back story between the two characters. It created such tension between Lydia and Jesse for the majority of the story. I appreciated the way Jesse worked hard to be kind and protect Lydia throughout everything, but continued to hold his heart back.
The situation that Lydia is in sets an exciting theme for the story. Right from the beginning, she is in danger. That danger seems to follow her throughout the entire book, never really letting up. The suspense in great and only toward the very end of the story did I suspect who the bomber might be.
There’s frustrating tension between Lydia and her teenage sister, Kate. Their interactions show that Lydia’s mistakes from her past continue to impact not only the way Jesse sees her, but also the ability to connect with her sister. I really felt for Lydia.
The Protector’s Mission was exciting and had a great romance thread running through it.
I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
Lydia McKenzie is the only living witness to a serial bomber’s latest threat. Surviving the explosion at the café, Lydia is rescued by police sergeant Jesse Hunt and his K-9 partner, a Rottweiler named Brutus. She’s struggling to remember details of the incident. But one thing she’ll never forget is how she once felt about Jesse—the high school sweetheart she left to marry another. In charge of her protection, the guarded cop believes the bomber’s after her, and he promises to keep her safe. But as more of Lydia’s memories return, the more the vicious killer wants her dead.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Margaret Daley is an award winning, multi-published author in the romance genre. One of her romantic suspense books, Hearts on the Line, won the American Christian Fiction Writers’ Book of the Year Contest. Recently she has won the Golden Quill Contest, FHL’s Inspirational Readers’ Choice Contest, Winter Rose Contest, Holt Medallion and the Barclay Gold Contest. She wrote for various secular publishers before the Lord led her to the Christian romance market. She currently writes inspirational romance and romantic suspense books for the Steeple Hill Love Inspired lines, romantic suspense for Abingdon Press and historical romance for Summerside Press. She has sold ninety-two books to date. Margaret was the President for American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW), an organization of over 2600 members. She was one of the founding members of the first ACFW local chapter, WIN in Oklahoma. She has taught numerous classes for online groups, ACFW and RWA chapters. She enjoys mentoring other authors. Until she retired a few years ago, she was a teacher of students with special needs for twenty-seven years and volunteered with Special Olympics as a coach. She currently is on the Outreach committee at her church, working on several projects in her community as well as serving on her church’s vestry. On a more personal note, she has been married for over forty years to Mike and has one son and four granddaughters. She treasures her time with her family and friends.