Days before Christmas, CIA agent Amber Starke is on the run with her murdered best friend's special-needs son. And they're next on his criminal father's hit list. Amber failed her undercover mission to bring down her friend's husband for his crimes, but she won't fail to protect her friend's son. Now that the killer knows she's not just a nanny but an agent, she must rely on her childhood crush, Deputy Lance Goode.
The handsome lawman was burned in love by his first wife, who was killed while evading the law. But he'll do everything he can to help Amber, except offer his heart. Unlocking the secrets in Amber's autistic charge is the key to their survival, but with the killer on their trail, one mistake could cost them their lives.
A non-stop thrill ride to save their lives when a CIA agent's cover is blown, the life of a special needs child in her protection is in danger from his father, and the only place to go is back home.
This was a gripping tale with the constant fear filled action and twists in the plot. The tension is high, and with the blown undercover identity Amber has no idea who she can trust from her agency. The only people she can rely on are family and people back home, but bringing danger to their doorsteps could have unthinkable consequences. The suspense and action were well built, the intensity is high, and the spins in the plot keeps the fervor and energy soaring.
Sam, the special needs child who's father wants him dead, has autism, and he sees life, relates to it, as numbers. I really loved that part, number geek as I am, I even understood some of his thought process with them. I do not know that much about autism, but how it was described felt real, authentic, and credible. His relationship to Amber was touching, and later on with Lance so natural.
Amber and Lance have both struggled with their faith. Now faced with not only with each other again, but with life and death situation, and keeping Sam alive, the basic questions about life, faith, and future are in their minds. I loved it when Amber told Lance that she felt guilty about being angry with God, Lance answered to her that God is big enough to deal with our anger. Their conversations about faith in God were comforting and encouraging, giving hope and light in the dire situation they were in and relatable to real life issues, as well.
Enthralling action and suspense, a shy and sweet growing romance between childhood friends, a destiny of a little boy that is sure to touch hearts of the readers in addition to encouraging and inspiring growth in faith and conversations about God, made a compelling tale, a story that was hard to put down
~ Four Spoons with a teaspoon on the side
Lynette Eason grew up in Greenville, SC. She graduated from the University of South Carolina, Columbia, and then obtained her masters in education from Converse College. Author of twenty inspirational romantic suspense books, she is also a member of American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) and Romance Writers of America (RWA). In 1996, Lynette married "the boy next door" and now she and her husband and their two children make their home in Simpsonville, South Carolina.
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