After an attack at a military charity gala, navy commander James Darius learns someone wants to kill him—and kidnap his two daughters. And there's nothing the recently widowed single father won't do to protect his girls…even if it means asking a beautiful bodyguard to pose as his girlfriend.
Though security expert Zoe Dean agrees to handle the threats and near-fatal assaults, she refuses to get attached to the handsome commander and his lovely daughters.
But with the would-be kidnappers closing in, saving James and the little girls, while protecting her heart, may be one mission Zoe can't master.
An action packed story with an engaging plot and charming characters. It was easy to embed myself into the story, and the fact that I had not read the previous installations in the series didn't hinder my enjoyment of it.
Zoe Dean is a great heroine, she can handle herself in any situation and is a tough competitor when fighting against the culprits. She has a history that she would rather hide, staying off from the limelight and anonymous is what she prefers. Her connection with the Darius family is immediate, James' daughters accepting and welcoming her presence in their lives, trusting her to keep them safe.
James Darius is a single dad of two precious daughters. He had a difficult marriage, with a lot of baggage and promises he can not break. He is fighting to keep his family safe while trying to get hold of highly sensitive material for his job. To fall for Zoe is the last thing he expected or has time for right now in his life. He is stubborn, capable, fierce protector, with a soft spot in his heart for his girls.
I liked the connection between James and Zoe. It felt authentic and even though rather instant, it was believable. The action is constant, the threats multiple and twisted keeping the reader on their toes, and the plot moving forward with great tempo. The characters faith in God is a natural part of the story. They rely on Him to guide them, to keep them safe. The prayers are constant and well embedded into the storyline.
A splendid, entertaining, intense, Christian faith-based romantic suspense
~ Four Spoons