Bound by Duty by Valerie Hansen | Book Review by Loraine Nunley #BookReview

Synopsis of the book:

Her serial killer brother’s escaped — and it’s single mom Zoe Sullivan who’s under suspicion! Sgt. Linc Colson trusts two things: his instincts and his Rottweiler K-9 partner, Star — and certainly not the pretty face he’s assigned to monitor. He’s done everything to keep her from getting under his skin — now he must stop those who want to put her six feet under.

My review:

I really enjoyed this story. Single mom Zoe is under suspicion because of her brother’s sins. How difficult that must be, to stand tall in your innocence when the world believes you to be guilty. The tension between Zoe and Linc is good. I liked the addition of a lovable little boy and a dedicated K-9 dog.

I made a reference in a former Love Inspired Suspense review that I didn’t like the speed of the romance. It seemed too fast. Having read this story, I have to clarify something. The speed of this romance worked for me. I think it was because Zoe and Linc were more developed as characters. This made them more likable and believable to me.

I loved Zoe’s depth of character which showed in her love for her son and in her concern for Linc and his dog even when they weren’t on her side.

Linc was doing his job. Admirably, I might add. I loved his dedication to his job and his K-9 partner. Then he is blindsided by his developing feelings for Zoe.

And who is after Zoe? I loved the suspense.

What I enjoyed most about this book:

There was a lot to like about this story. I really liked Zoe and her personality. She was pressed down but not crushed.

What I didn’t like about this book:

That I’m going to have to read the other books in this series to find out what happens with the serial killer.

My rating:  4 out of 5 stars

Would I recommend this book to others? Yes. It is a fast paced romantic suspense. I thought the characters were really good. This is the second book in this series. It can be read as a standalone but if you want to find out what happens with the killer, you will need to read the others.

Note: I received this book complimentary as a participant of the Love Inspired Blog Tour. I was not required to give a positive review. All of the opinions I have expressed here are my own.

Where can I learn more about this author and their books?

Valerie Hansen, author website

Valerie Hansen, Love Inspired page

-Loraine Nunley

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