Review: Honor’s Refuge by Hallee Bridgeman

I have really been enjoying this fast paced series featuring Special Forces soldiers. You can pick up Honor’s Refuge and enjoy this book without having read the first two books in the series, however, I think it would be a great idea to read book one, Honor Bound, first if you have the time. In that book, you will see all that Phil Osbourne persevered through in order to survive the injury that led to the loss of his leg. Honor Bound is also a fabulous book and my favorite of the series, so I highly recommend it.

I loved seeing Phil again in this story. He had a lot of emotional junk to get through from not only the past two years, but also other stressors from earlier in his life, as well. Melissa was no stranger to violence, either. She survived abuse as a child and witnessed the murder of her mother. I was so impressed with what she had done with her life. She was a very strong woman.

It was hard to watch as Phil struggled with some really heavy things in this story and was emotionally beat down time and again. However, he made such a big journey spiritually from the first page to the last. I really liked how straightforward Melissa was in speaking to Phil about their relationship during difficult times in this novel. She didn’t pull any punches. I enjoyed this action packed and emotionally charged book from beginning to end.

(4.5 stars)

I received a complimentary copy of this book. All opinions are my own.


When she was just five years old, Melissa Braxton watched her father take her mother’s life. Separated from her sister, Lola, at that time, Melissa grew up with a strong desire to help those stuck in abusive relationships. It’s why she became a family therapist and opened a domestic abuse shelter.

After losing a leg to a gunshot wound in the line of duty, Phil Osbourne has felt like a man without a purpose–until he hears Melissa’s story and decides to use his Special Forces contacts to track down her missing sister. He knows what he discovers will break Melissa’s heart. What he doesn’t realize is that helping the women reunite will bring the cartel down on them like the Category 5 hurricane striking Miami.

Bruised yet not quite broken, Melissa and Phil battle the storm and the cartel, calling on strength they didn’t know they had to escape death, save the innocent, and–just maybe–find healing in each other’s arms.




Hallee Bridgeman is the USA TODAY bestselling author of several action-packed romantic suspense books and series. An Army brat turned Floridian, Hallee settled with her husband in central Kentucky, where they have raised their three children. When she’s not writing, Hallee pursues her passion for cooking, coffee, campy action movies, and regular date nights with her husband. An accomplished speaker and active member of several writing organizations, Hallee can be found online at


About Brittany

As a homeschooling mom and avid reader, I get great joy through reading and reviewing books. I focus my reading and my reviews on Christian fiction, primarily Christian romantic fiction. I also review sweet, clean fiction. I hope you will find my reviews helpful in your decisions on what books to read.
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2 Responses to Review: Honor’s Refuge by Hallee Bridgeman

  1. Cindy Davis says:

    Great review, this is an author I plan to try in 2023 😉

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