Memories of You

About the Book:

Memories of You: A Sweet, Amnesia, Military Romance (San Diego Marines Book 4) by [Jess Mastorakos]

Title: Memories of You
Series: San Diego Marines #4
Author: Jess Mastorakos
Release Date: July 22nd, 2020
Genre: Contemporary Romance

A mind might forget but a soul remembers everything…

When you get married, you make so many vows.

For better or for worse. I’m a Marine with a wicked scar from the 50-cal round that almost took me out, so check that box.

For richer or for poorer. We’ve been together forever, me and Cat, so check that one too.

In sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, until death do us part.

If I’d known the sickness part had the power to do us in, I would have laid down some prep work. I would have come home earlier and stayed up later, spending hours memorizing her laugh and tracing the patterns of her curves.

The car accident might have taken my wife’s memories but she’s alive and she’s physically whole. The fact that she thinks we’re broken up from a fight we had ten years ago means I have a lot of ground to cover in a short amount of time.

But how do you convince someone they love you as much as you love them? How do you expect them to honor the vows you remember making but they don’t? And to what lengths would you go to try?

Memories of You is a clean, standalone romance told from both POVs in the first person. You’ll find sizzling chemistry, swoony kisses, but no steam.

Book Review:

Memories of You is the first book that I have read by Jess Mastorakos and it was simply amazing! I liked it so much that I am now reading the whole series. Memories of You is the fourth book in Jess Mastorakos San Diego Marines series. US Marine Travis Brooks is living a good life, he has a job that he loves and his wife by his side. But a bad car accident changes everything. Cat wakes up from the accident with post-traumatic amnesia, and she has an incomplete memory of their relationship. Catherine Brooks can’t remember the last eight years and she has no idea why her ex-boyfriend would be sitting by her bedside. Will Cat and Travis’ marriage survive Cat’s lost memories?

Cat was a strong woman and she stood by her husband while he served in the Marines, she was content with her life. But the accident changed everything. She no longer remembered her husband and her life felt out of order. I liked Cat and I felt bad for her, her life felt all out of whack. She couldn’t remember her husband and she didn’t understand what was going on. However she also knew in the back of her head that her husband loved her and he was worth fighting for. Cat learned to find herself as she tried to remember her life. 

Tarvis was a sweetheart, he loved Cat so much and he really wanted to make their relationship work. I really liked how he didn’t try to push Cat, but instead he just tried to love her at her own pace. It was so hard for him to give her space, because he truly loved her and he wanted to be with her. He worked at his marriage, but he was also struggling with coming to terms that he may never get the “old Cat” back. 

It was such an interesting concept and I really liked the development of the story. Travis and Cat really loved each other, but they had to figure out how to live with Cat’s lost memories. They not only had to figure out how to work through their marriage but they had to deal with Cat’s unreasonable parents and figure out their life goals. It was hard work as they learned what it meant to be married all over again. Cat had to learn to trust Travis and Travis had to be patient with Cat. I really enjoyed reading Memories of You! I am super excited to read the other books now, I can’t wait to read about the Cat and Travis’ friends. I would definitely recommend this book. Memories of You is a clean, Marine romance book!


Objection to Love

About the Book:

Objection to Love: A Sweet Romance Novel (Greenbank Romances Book 3) by [Karen Thornell]

Title: Objection to Love
Series: Greenbank Romances #3
Author: Karen Thornell
Release Date: March 2nd, 2023
Genre: Romantic Comedy

One thing is for sure… law school was way easier than love.

September Miller has a ten-year plan for success, and it doesn’t include a personal life. So why does it hurt that her colleagues think she’s a bore and never invite her anywhere? And, more importantly, why is she enlisting her new next-door neighbor to fix that?

Garrett has barely moved in but somehow he’s already caught up in helping his neighbor learn how to have fun. It’s selfless of him and has absolutely nothing to do with finding the uptight lawyer attractive.

But maybe agreeing to spend every Saturday together wasn’t the best plan for either of them. September’s plans can’t be abandoned and there’s an expiration date on how long Garrett will be around. So what are they supposed to do when more than just Saturdays start to look appealing?
Objection to Love is a sweet romance with plenty of laughs and a happily ever after. It is the third book in the series but can be read as a standalone.

Book Review:

I was so excited to read the next book in the Greenbank Romance series! We get Em’s book! I really enjoyed the first book and the novella, so it was fun to see all the characters again. This was such a sweet and cute story that felt so easy to read!

September Miller is working through her ten-year plan for success, which does not include a personal life. But why does it hurt when her colleagues think she is boring and never invite her to anything? And why is she asking her new next-door neighbor to help her fix it? Garret has just moved in, but has somehow found himself caught up helping his neighbor learn to have fun. It’s selfless of him and has absolutely nothing to do with finding the uptight lawyer attractive. Maybe spending every Saturday together was not the best plan for either of them, but Em isn’t giving up her plan just yet and Garrett’s only planning to be around for so long. What are they supposed to do when more than just Saturdays start to look appealing?

This was so fun! I read it pretty quickly and thoroughly enjoyed it. Em is super driven and focused. I feel like I was able to understand her desire to prove herself and I felt for her as she struggled with how others viewed her. She was trying so hard and was so determined. I loved seeing her get to relax and find how much she enjoyed spending time with Garrett. It was also sweet to get to see her relationship with April! It is always sweet to see the continuation of characters’ stories. I felt like Em learned a lot throughout the stories about understanding priorities for her life and what balance looks like for her, not her family or to prove herself. 

Garrett was so sweet! I loved his optimism, his focus on appreciation of life, and the sunshine vibes he gave. It was fun to read about their Saturdays adventures!  I enjoyed their conversations and the ways they helped each other stretch. 

This was a super cute clean romance, with only some kissing! It can be read as a standalone, but I think it is even better with context of the other books!

I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the author. All views expressed are only my honest opinion, I was not required to write a positive review.

Cruise (Shipped)

About the Book:

Cruiseshipped: A small-town, forced-proximity, sweet romcom (Getting Shipped! Book 6) by [Savannah Scott]

Title: Cruise (Shipped)
Series: Getting Shipped #6
Author: Savannah Scott
Release Date: March 1st, 2023
Genre: Romantic Comedy

If I’m going to be stuck with anyone, at least it’s a hot fireman with that smile I can’t seem to forget.

Brooks and I met three years ago when my best friend’s boyfriend held a party to propose to her in front of all their friends — in the middle of his goat farm.

Yes. You heard me. His goat farm.

When my eyes traveled across the driveway that night and landed on Brooks, I didn’t count to ten. I didn’t consult the saints. I took off at a casual pace, walking straight toward him. my hips swaying and my head held high. How could I not? Here in the middle of podunk Ohio stood the most captivating man I’d ever laid eyes on.

There’s one small problem. Brooks fights fires in a small midwestern town. I live in Boston with my family and all the culture and opportunities a big city has to offer. So, after the best weekend of my life, I returned home, single. And I put him out of my mind–mostly. At least I tried to.

But, now Brooks is here, on this cruise. And just like before, I can’t keep my eyes off him, especially when he’s singing the Ohio state theme song off-key, with hand motions, on the stage of the dueling pianos show. Or when he’s lounging by the ship’s pool in only his board shorts. Ay. Mami. Is it hot in the Caribbean, or is it just that fireman?

I need to pull it together before I make the worst mistake of my life–falling in love with a man who’s committed to living a thousand miles away from me.

Book Review:

I am in love with Savannah Scott’s books! They are so cute and fun, and I love the crazy seniors. This one was adorable as well, and we finally get to see Gabriela and Brooks’ HEA!

I loved getting to see more of Brooks’ character. He had always been the guy who followed the rule and did the right thing, and now, he was having a vacation fling with Gabby. It was fun to see him loosen up with Gabby and also open up to her. He had to decide what he wanted to do, and whether or not a relationship with Gabby is worth the risk.

I loved Gabby! She was such a fun character. Her no filter and vibrant personality totally worked with Brooks. It was fun to read about a character who was so fearless. And I loved her with Brooks. They balanced each other so well. He grounded her without clipping her wings.

The story in this one was so much fun! All the crazy seniors are back along with Chris. I loved Chris in this one by the way, and I cannot wait for his book. I have no idea who will fit with his personality, but he needs someone amazing!

I would definitely recommend this book and the whole series! It can be read stand-alone, but I think it’s much more fun to read as a series. It is a clean rom com perfect for a light, low stress read.

I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the author. All views expressed are only my honest opinion, I was not required to write a positive review.

Faking it with the Grump

About the Book:

Faking It With the Grump: A Sweet Small-Town Romantic Comedy (Second Chance Café Book 1) by [Kate O'Keeffe]

Title: Faking it with the Grump
Series: Second Chance Cafe #1
Author: Kate O’Keefe
Release Date: March 14th, 2023
Genre: Romantic Comedy

He’s grumpy, boring, and thinks it’s okay to wear a suit and tie to a small town bar full of lumberjacks. But when I kiss him? Let’s just say I wasn’t expecting THAT.

It’s one thing to be dumped by the huge Hollywood star you thought you were going to marry. It’s quite another to move back to the small town you’re both from.

As a booby prize for being shown the door by Dex Ryder, everyone is trying to set me up with their son, their nephew, or their long-lost cousin’s gardener. Either that or they’re throwing me pitying looks that say, “You’re a big loser.”

I’m not going to put up with their patronizing sympathy anymore.

So, when I spot new-guy-in-town Christopher Young, I set out to make him mine. Or you know, pretend to make him mine. I’m still in a horrible funk over Dex, and Christopher is an uptight grump. Not exactly my type.

The fact that despite appearances, he’s gorgeous and doing weird things to my blood pressure doesn’t mean a thing.


Not. A. Thing.

Hunter’s Creek, population next to nothing, is the reason I work all the time. I’m solely focused on buying the town’s lumber mill so I can go back to NYC and get my big promotion. This small town is a means to an end. Nothing more.

That is until the prettiest girl I’ve ever seen superglues her lips to mine in an unexpected and very public way. She’s not the kind of woman I usually go for with her boho dress and ankle boots, but that kiss…

I’m disappointed when she comes up for air and tells me it’s all for show. But if Harper Cole wants me to be her fake boyfriend while I’m here in town, who am I to turn her down? Being attached to a local might ingratiate me to the townsfolk and make my job that much the easier.

After all, dating Harper can only be make believe. Not when my entire future is at stake.

Book Review:

This was a fun and sweet read! Rom-coms are always enjoyable to read because they are generally light with some seriousness sprinkled in between. Faking it with the Grump is the first book in Kate O’Keefe’s new series, Second Chance Cafe

Harper and Christopher were such fun characters. They really complemented each other. I really liked seeing the growth of the characters. Harper learned from mistakes and really stood up for herself. I loved how Christopter pushed her to be better. Christopher was sweet and I loved how Harper helped him loosen up. 

The romance was sweet and fun to read. It did feel a little fast, but I think there were some time skips so it fit. I wanted to see how Christopher and Harpher were going to end up together even with everything pulling them apart. The side characters were fun, the small town charm is always a wonderful addition. I am excited for the next book. 

Faking it with the Grump is a great start to a new series. It is a clean romantic comedy set in a small town. 

I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the author. All views expressed are only my honest opinion, I was not required to write a positive review.

A Waltz with Traitors

About the Book:

A Waltz with Traitors by [A.L. Sowards]

Title: A Waltz with Traitors
Author: A.L. Sowards
Publisher: Covenant Communications
Release Date: March 14h, 2023
Genre: Historical Fiction

Czech soldier Filip Sedlák never wanted to fight for the Austro-Hungarian Empire. So at the first opportunity, he defected to the Russians. Now he and others like him have formed the Czechoslovak Legion. Their goal: leave the chaos of Russia, sail to France, and help the Allies defeat the Central Powers, thereby toppling a hated empire and winning an independent Czechoslovakia.

With the fall of the tsar, Nadia Linskaya’s life is in ruins. Her family is dead, her lands are confiscated, and her aristocratic world is gone forever. But Nadia is determined to elude the Bolshevik agent who destroyed her family and find a way to survive in this changed world.

When Nadia takes refuge with the Czechoslovak Legion, the last thing she expects is an ally. But when Filip proposes a sham marriage to ensure her safe passage across Siberia, she takes it. Neither Filip nor Nadia expect real love, not when the legion has to take over the longest railroad in the world—and then hold it against Bolshevik counterattacks, partisan sabotage, allied intrigue, and a set of brutal Siberian winters. At risk is the future of Czechoslovakia, the fate of Russia—and their hearts.

Book Review:

Wow, this was a stunning book! A Waltz with Traitors is written by A.L. Sowards and it is a historical fiction. I have to admit that it took me a little while to get into this book, but it was worth the effort. 

The characters were engaging and I fell in love with Filip and Nadia. I loved getting to know both Filip and Nadia. Marriage of convenience is one of my favorite tropes so I was excited about that.They were such strong characters who had learned to overcome much. I was rooting for them as they fell in love. It was sweet to read about Filip and Nadia interacting. 

The plot was very interesting. I was drawn into the war and the fight that Filip and Naida were facing. I didn’t know how this was going to end. I am not really a historical fiction type of person but this book was really good. I did have a harder time with the battles and such but I was still interested in the book. 

A Waltz with Traitors is a historical romance. It does have a lighter romance but the characters were wonderful. I love the side characters and the family that they had created together. 

I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the publisher through Netgalley. All views expressed are only my honest opinion, a positive review was not required. 


A Match in the Making

About the Book:

A Match in the Making (The Matchmakers Book #1) by [Jen Turano]

Title: A Match in the Making
Series: The Matchmakers #1
Author: Jen Turano
Publisher: Bethany House Publishers
Release Date: February 21st, 2023
Genre: Christian Historical Romance

Miss Gwendolyn Brinley accepted a temporary paid companion position for the Newport summer season, believing it would be a lark to spend the summer in America’s most exclusive town. She suddenly finds her summer turning anything but amusing when her employer expects her to take over responsibilities as an assistant matchmaker. Tasked with the daunting prospect of attaining advantageous matches for her clients, Gwendolyn soon finds herself in the employ of Mr. Walter Townsend, the catch of the Season, but a gentleman Gwendolyn finds beyond irritating.

Walter Townsend is reluctantly in search of a wife for the sake of his unruly motherless children who cannot keep a governess for long. What he wasn’t expecting was Miss Brinley, an amateur matchmaker who turns his quest for a new wife into a complete and utter debacle. Constantly besieged by society ladies on a mission to win his affection, Walter must find a way to overcome their inundating attention–and his unexpected attraction toward Gwendolyn.

The more time they spend together throughout the Newport Season, the harder it is for Gwendolyn to find Walter a wife when she realizes his perfect match might be . . . her.

Book Review:

This was such a cute book! I haven’t read a lot of historical fiction lately, so it was fun to jump back into this genre. And I love the romcom vibe that comes along with Turano’s books. It is a Regency read with some modern romcom influences that I adore.

I had a harder time getting into the story for this one, but once I started really reading, I was hooked. I loved the craziness of the Season, and Turano masterfully crafts some hilarious events. Regency ladies were savage, and I loved how Gwendolyn was unfazed by everything they did.

Gwendolyn was amazing! She won me from the beginning. I loved her practicalness and her calm through all the crazy. She knew her worth, and she wasn’t about to let anyone push her around. And her banter with just about everyone was so great, especially Walter!

Walter had to grow on me a little bit. He was convinced that his role in life was to be a good businessman, so he had neglected his children. I love how Gwendolyn changed him though and opened his eyes to see his responsibility was first and foremost to his kids. But he won me over eventually, and even though he was a bit clueless, he had a good heart. He wanted to do the right thing, but he wasn’t sure what the right thing was.

I loved his kids so much ! They were such terrors yet sweethearts all at the same time. Oscar was so adorable! I loved how much he cared for the twins, and it was sweet to see their connection with Gwendolyn from the beginning.

I would definitely recommend this book! It is perfect for anyone who loves historical fiction or rom coms. It is a super cute read with plenty of crazy shenanigans and adorable moments 🙂

I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the publisher through Netgalley. All views expressed are only my honest opinion, a positive review was not required.

Her Man of Honor

About the Book:

Her Man of Honor (Love, Unveiled Book 1) by [Teri Wilson]

Title: Her Man of Honor
Series: Love Unveiled #1
Author: Teri Wilson
Publisher: Harlequin Romance
Release Date: March 28th, 2023
Genre: Closed Door Contemporary Romance

Her bestie would do anything for her—including step in as groom in USA TODAY bestselling author Teri Wilson’s first book in the Love, Unveiled miniseries!

When did her longtime best friend

Become the perfect groom?

Everly England is a bridal-advice columnist. A guru. And unfortunately, a jilted bride! Her ruined reputation and wedding only get more disastrous when her bestie Henry Aston’s sympathetic kiss ignites a desire she never knew possible. Henry knows the glamorous city girl is terrified romance will ruin their friendship. But this stand-in groom plans to win her “I do” after all!

Book Review:

I have adored Wilson’s Hallmark books so I was excited to try this book out. However it was a bit more closed door then I was expecting.Her Man of Honor is the first book in Teri Wislon’s new series, Love, Unveiled series. 

Everly was a complicated character, however she was lovable and I enjoyed reading about her. She had been left at the altar and her whole life was falling apart. I really felt for Everly as she tried to figure out how to get her life back together. She was trying her best. It was sweet to see Henry try to help her. There were times when I was frustrated with Everly because I wished she would just talk to Henry. However, I enjoyed reading about Everly growing and starting to fall for Henry.

Henry was just the sweetest. I loved him and how he cared for Everly. He was Everly’s best friend. It was fun to read about him realizing his love for Everly and read about him trying to win her over. Henry was just trying his best to love Everly in the way that she needed it. 

Henry and Everly were a sweet couple. I really liked how they were friends first. The romance was sweet and easy because they knew each other. The book was interesting and fun to read. However there were a bit more innuendos then I was expecting. I would recommend Her Man of Honor to those who have enjoyed Wilson’s other books. 

I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the publisher through Netgalley. All views expressed are only my honest opinion, a positive review was not required.

Better Together

Book Review:

Better Together: A Christian Cowboy Romance (Wolf Creek Ranch Book 4) by [Mandi Blake]

Title: Better Together
Series: Wolf Creek Ranch #4
Author: Mandi Blake
Release Date: March 14th, 2023
Genre: Contemporary Christian Romance

She doesn’t believe in love, but a marriage of convenience with her best friend might change her mind.

Colt has been in love with Remi for years, but she friendzoned him a long time ago. When tragedy strikes, Remi comes up with a plan to help–she’ll marry him so he can get custody of his niece and nephew. All the odds are stacked against him, but Remi’s crazy proposal just might work.

Remi wants nothing to do with relationships, but when she sees how determined Colt is to help his niece and nephew, she can’t stand by while they’re taken from him. Her painful childhood might be locked up in the past, but she has a chance to give these sweet kids the life she always wanted. Marriage doesn’t have to mean risking her heart, right?

Being married to Remi is Colt’s dream come true, but the hurts of her past keep her at arm’s length. Can he show her that love is the path to healing?

Book Review:

Ahh, this was just too cute! I have been really enjoying this series and this one is my favorite so far. Better Together is the fourth book in Mandi Blake’s Wolf Creek Ranch series. Marriage of convenience is one of my favorite troups so I was really excited to read this one. And I couldn’t wait to read Remi and Colt’s story, I knew that it was going to be good. 

Remi was an interesting character but I loved her. She was kind and full of life. Life had not always been kind to her and she made her mistakes, but God was kind. It was cool to read about Remi learning to trust God more and to trust Colt. I loved Remi’s relationship with Colt, he was her steady. Remi had to learn to let go of her past and trust that God was faithful through everything.

Colt was an awesome character. He had me from the beginning. I loved his heart and how he cared deeply for those around him. He was such a sweetheart to Remi and you could tell that he loved Abby and Ben, his niece and nephew. Colt had to learn to trust in God’s plan and wait on Remi. 

Remi and Colt were just wonderful characters. I fell in love with them from the beginning. They were relatable and I loved watching them fall in love. I really like how they were friends first and how real their friendship felt.  I felt so bad for both of them, they had been through a lot. It was sweet to read about Remi and Colt as they came together to raise Colt’s niece and nephew. They were trying their best to love the kids and each other. 

The romance was lovely and I adored the kids. Abby and Ben helped make the story. They were kids and it was cute to read about them interacting with Colt and Remi. I love the family aspects of Blake’s books. I also love how Blake weaves faith so seamlessly into her books. God was at the center of her books. Remi and Colt were learning to trust in God’s plan and to go to Him when life felt hard.

Better Together is just an amazing book! I would totally recommend it! It can be read standalone but I think that it is better read as part of the series. I am so excited to read the next book. Better Together is a clean Christian contemporary, marriage of convenience, friends to more romance. 

I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the author. All views expressed are only my honest opinion, I was not required to write a positive review.

Amelia Gray is Almost Okay

About the Book:

Title: Amelia Gray is Almost Okay
Author: Jessica Brody
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Release Date: March 28th, 2023
Genre: Children’s Fiction

When you can choose to be anyone, how do you know who you really are? From the author of Better You Than Me and I Speak Boy comes another fun and relatable book about new experiences and how staying true to yourself is the best way to be okay.

Twelve-year-old Amelia Gray has changed schools thirty-nine times (!!!) because of her dad’s job, which doesn’t leave a lot of time for making friends. But that’s okay. Amelia loves her “life on the go” with Dad and their adorable supermutt, Biscotti. She’s been in enough middle schools to know that friendships are messy, and who needs that?

But when her dad announces that he wants to stay in their new town for the whole summer—maybe even forever—Amelia realizes she’s going to have to do the one thing she’s never had to do: fit in.

So she gives herself not one but three total makeovers, to try out a few personalities and hopefully find her “thing.” Is she Amie, a confident track star? Mellie, a serious journalist? Or Lia, a bold theater kid?

Juggling three identities is hard, and Amelia soon finds herself caught in the kind of friendship drama she has always managed to avoid. Yet despite her best efforts, she still can’t answer the most important question of all: Who is the real Amelia Gray?

Book Review:

What an interesting read! Amelia Gray has seen the whole country. She has never stayed in one place for long and that’s how she likes it. All she needs is her dad and her dog, Biscotti, but what happens when her dad decides they should try life on the stay. Amelia is terrified, and so she decides to reinvent herself, 3 different Amelias for 3 different activities. She’s determined to figure out who she is: Amie, the confident tract star, Mellie, a serious journalist, or Lia, a bold theater kid? But as she goes along with her lies, she begins to get caught up in a whole web of trouble without answering the question: Who is Amelia Gray?

Okay, Amelia has gone through a lot. She just wants things to stay the same. I think kids will really identify with her as she tries to figure herself out. In middle school, all you want to know is who am I? And I love the message that this book gives which is you don’t need to have it all figured out. Amelia wants to know the one thing that defines her, and in the end, she sees she doesn’t need to choose one thing. But it takes a lot of heartache to see that.

And I think that goes into the next main thing which is friendship is hard. And I loved seeing that because it is hard to make friends and keep friends, and I loved watching Amelia learn how to reconcile with her friends and rebuild bridges. While I love all the messages in this book, I had a hard time staying invested. I think it felt a little young in some places, and I wasn’t super into the story.

But I think I would still recommend it to middle graders especially those who love contemporary fiction.


Importance of making friends

Light romance only

Strong relationship with dad

Traditional values

Importance of communication

Realizing you don’t need to have everything figured out yet

I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the publisher through Netgalley. All views expressed are only my honest opinion, a positive review was not required. 

Under Fire

About the Book:

Under Fire (Defend and Protect Book #3) by [Lynn H. Blackburn]

Title: Under Fire
Series: Defend and Protect #3
Author: Lynn H Blackburn
Publisher: Bethany House Publishers
Release Date: March 7h, 2023
Genre: Christian Suspense Romance

USSS Special Agent Zane Thacker has landed his dream assignment protecting the president of the United States. When the president plans a fundraiser at the exclusive estate of a political supporter in Raleigh, Zane is thrilled to be working again with Special Agent Tessa Reed, his best friend–and the woman he desperately wishes could be more.

Though Tessa almost lost everything, she battled her demons and came out on the other side healthy and healed. But when her role as the liaison between the Raleigh office and the president’s protective detail wrenches her past back into the present, her greatest failure threatens to come to light.

Zane refuses to let Tessa go through this alone. But can he stand by the woman he loves and protect the president from a mounting threat at the same time?

Book Review:

Wow! This book was just everything that I had hoped for! Under Fire is the third and final book in Lynn H Blackburn’s Defend and Protect series. I have loved Blackburn’s books since I picked up the first book of hers that I have read, and this book was just as good as her other books. 

Oh my goodness, Tessa and Zane! I was so excited to finally read their story and there was so much to unpack. The romance and suspense and faith were the perfect blend and kept me reading! 

Tessa was a whirlwind and there was just so much to learn about her. It was so interesting to read about her. She had a lot to work through, but it was sweet to see her learn to rely on God. I loved reading about her interacting with Zane and falling in love. I loved how strong and capable Tessa was. I also adored her relationship with the guys on her team, it was sweet. Tessa had to learn to let others in and to rest in God’s plans.

Zane was also amazing! He was such a sweetheart and I adored him! He had fallen for Tessa hard but they had their issues to work through. Zane had to learn to trust Tessa and what it looked like to care for Tessa. Zane was such a wonderful and strong character, but he did have his own past to work through. 

Romance was sweet and I loved the development. Blackburn wrote a wonderful friends to lovers romance. I was rooting for Zane and Tessa from the beginning. The suspense was also so engaging. I was on the edge of my seat as I read this book, I did not want to put it down. It was so good that I finished it in a day. 

One thing that I always love about Blackburn’s books is how she weaves in faith so well. These characters are human, they make mistakes but they also learn to trust God. Blackburn portrays characters that feel real who are learning what it means to rest in God who is in control no matter the circumstances.

Under Fire is amazing and thrilling! I would definitely recommend this book, it needs to be on your TBR! I would recommend this book to those who enjoy suspense books, probably at least 13 and up because of the suspense. Under Fire is a clean Christian suspense romance. 

I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the publisher through Netgalley. All views expressed are only my honest opinion, a positive review was not required.