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Holiday Defenders novella collection by Debby Giusti, Susan Sleeman, and Jodie Bailey | Review by Loraine Nunley

Mission: Christmas Rescue by Debby Giusti

Synopsis of the story:

On the run from a killer, Elizabeth Tate must accept U.S. Army captain Nick Fontaine’s protection for the sake of her young niece and nephew. Now her life is in the hands of the very man who broke her heart years ago.

My review:

This was a nice short story with some suspense. I had trouble with the romance between the main characters. It felt a little forced to me. I did enjoy Elizabeth’s niece and nephew as well as Nick’s neighbor who added some depth to the story.

My rating:  2 out of 5 stars

Special Ops Christmas by Susan Sleeman

Synopsis of the story:

Researcher Claire Reed’s top secret project is stolen, putting her at risk of being kidnapped to unlock it. Her undercover bodyguard — her former love, Green Beret Travis Chapman — is on his most dangerous mission yet.

My review:

I enjoyed this story. The romantic tension between Claire and Travis was so good. I also liked the mystery of discovering who was after Claire.

My rating:  4 out of 5 stars

Homefront Holiday Hero by Jodie Bailey

Synopsis of the story:

When someone tries to kill the daughter of a military official, U.S. Army major Tyler Rainey must keep Kelly Waters from harm…while guarding his own heart against very unexpected feelings.

My review:

It took me a few pages to get my bearings on this story because you are dropped right into the action at the beginning. When things slowed down a little and I got to know Tyler and Kelly, I began to enjoy their adventure. I liked the romantic tension between them.

My rating:  3 out of 5 stars

Overall Rating:  3 out of 5 stars

Would I recommend this book to others?  Yes, particularly for those who like the Love Inspired formula for romantic suspense.

Note: I received this book in a giveaway. I was not required to give a review. All of the opinions I have expressed are my own.

Where can I learn more about these authors and their books?

Debby Giusti, author website

Susan Sleeman, author website

Jodie Bailey, author website

-Loraine Nunley


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