GUARDING THE WITNESS
When Cassie McBride discovers a dead body in a rental cabin, she quickly becomes the killer's next target.
Now the upbeat, chatty property manager is under the personal protection of police chief Nate Walsh—the living embodiment of the strong, silent type.
Nate's tragic past has taught him that a cop falling for a pretty witness can lead to disaster. Dogged at every turn by the murderer, Nate must stay focused and not let his growing feelings for Cassie interfere with his duty.
If there's any hope for Cassie—or a future for them—it's going to take all Nate's skill to not only keep her safe…but to keep her alive.
The story pulled me easily into the drama and danger, and the once spiked interest didn't whither away through the tale. The non-stop action, hair-raising moments, fear, and attacks keep the story moving at a high speed, Nate and Cassie providing many smiles as they fumble with their attraction to each other, and try to stay alive.
Cassie with her motor-mouth was hilarious, she just made me smile with her attitude towards life, and her honest disposition. Nate was smitten, he had to make an effort in a middle of a murder investigation to keep his eyes and thoughts off Cassie, yes, those two were adorably delightful with each other.
The murder mystery spilled into an involved investigation of multiple dangerous crimes. And there were times I wanted to scream advice and direction to the characters when their actions baffled me, just proving the point that I was right there, with the story, involved and entangled in the mystery.
Cassie and Nate were more than just adorably clumsy with their affections towards each other. During the dangerous times, as they were leaning on each other for safety, support, and encouragement, they learned to open their minds, share their memories and dreams, and took the leap of faith trusting in each other with their vulnerabilities. Cassie inspired Nate to trust in God and His guidance, Nate taught Cassie how to speak her truth to her family. I really enjoyed those two together, so perfect for each other in every possible way.
Mix fast, intense, morbid action with delightfully engaging romance, and you get a story that is hard to put down, a tale that you want to inhale to know what is going to happen, yet savor so you get to enjoy it as long as possible, fascinating stuff!
~ Four Spoons with a teaspoon on the side
MY GRADING SCALE:
5 Spoons - Amazing, memorable story that I loved and want to read again. The best of the best and not given lightly
4 Spoons - Fantastic, entertaining story that I enjoyed and connected with and will gladly recommend to readers
3 Spoons - A good story, not much that stood out but I was engaged enough to spend the time to read it through
2 Spoons - A story with some issues, that were a problem to me
1 Spoon - Not for me