SUSAN SLEEMAN is the bestselling author of over fifty romantic suspense and mystery novels with more than one million books sold. She writes romantic suspense novels that are clean with inspiring messages of faith. Readers love her series for the well-drawn characters and edge-of-your-seat action. She graduated from the FBI and local police citizen academies, so her research is spot-on and her characters are real.
In addition to writing, Susan also hosts TheSuspenseZone.com. She has lived in nine states but now calls Oregon home. Her husband is a retired church music director, and they have two beautiful daughters, two special sons-in-law, and two amazing grandsons.
Pepper stood up. “How dare you.” She could spit fire at him right now. She’d loved and supported Victory since the day she was born. “You know nothing about me.”
Pepper whirled around at that voice. Heart. Breaking. She loved that gruff, commanding voice more than anything else in the world.
He wore a look a lot like Aiden’s. Blank, which she knew—or hoped—had to do with protecting his heart because he still cared for her. Except he probably hated her.
Donaldson sat back in his chair. “Allen.”
Former police officer Allen Frees had both hands on the wheels of his chair. He wore a fire department uniform of slacks and a white shirt. Emblems. A badge. His life of service hadn’t ended when he landed in that chair after a building blew up over his head.
As far as she’d been able to tell, it barely slowed him down. She’ll give everything to protect her family. He always knew she was the one.
Veterinary tech Pepper Miller lives a quiet life in Last Chance County. She’s watching her niece until her sister shows up…if she ever does. When Victory’s father demands he take over her care, Pepper knows something has gone wrong. With a new drug in town, and her sister embroiled in a dangerous bargain, it’s up to Pepper to protect the people she loves.
Even if it costs every secret she’s ever kept.
Fire Department liaison Allen Frees lives with the injuries he sustained as a police officer in a raid gone wrong. He’s put his life back together but getting the truck crew and engine squad to succeed might be his toughest assignment yet. When Victory is nearly kidnapped at a community event, Allen steps in to help Pepper keep her niece safe. The one thing he couldn’t fix was the love he lost, but he isn’t going to let Pepper walk away this time.
No matter what walls he has to break down.
Last Chance County returns in this blazing new series from Sunrise Publishing.
Last Chance Fire and Rescue Book 1: Expired Return Book 2: Expired Hope (coming soon) Book 3: Expired Promise (coming soon)
About the Author
Lisa Phillips is a USA Today and top ten Publishers Weekly bestselling author of over 50 books that span Harlequin’s Love Inspired Suspense line, independently published series romantic suspense, and thriller novels. She’s discovered a penchant for high-stakes stories of mayhem and disaster where you can find made-for-each-other love that always ends in happily ever after.
Lisa is a British ex-pat who grew up an hour outside of London and attended Calvary Chapel Bible College, where she met her husband. He’s from California, but nobody’s perfect. It wasn’t until her Bible College graduation that she figured out she was a writer (someone told her). As a worship leader for Calvary Chapel churches in her local area, Lisa has discovered a love for mentoring new ministry members and youth worship musicians.
My Rating: 4 stars
This one is certainly action-packed and suspenseful. I enjoyed the fast pace and the plot. I hadn’t read the other books in this series by Lisa Phillips in the Last Chance line, and I really felt as if I were missing something. However, it was a good read for a suspense fan. The author does not play around when it comes to creating an edge-of-your-seat read.
My thanks to the publisher for a copy of this book. The opinion here is my own.
When I woke up this morning, I became aware of two things:
One, I felt hungover, and I knew I hadn’t had a drop of liquor. And two, I was pretty sure I had accidentally married someone.
I, Olivia Sutton, have a Ten Year Plan. It’s air-tight and written in permanent ink. You know what’s not on the plan? Getting married to the man I used to love to hate. But when my sister’s pre-wedding trip goes horribly wrong, I find myself legally bound to my old nemesis, tech sensation Lachlan Hayes. Lachlan pitches a plan to temporarily stay married. Is it absolutely insane? Yes. But it has the potential to fix so many problems for both of us—and create even bigger ones.
As secrets unravel between us, I discover there’s more to my nerd husband than arrogance and a party-boy reputation. Falling for this guy is definitely not on the Ten Year Plan, but living in the same house? Acting like I’ve given my heart to my husband? Public kisses that make me forget my name? When our fake marriage becomes all too real, Lachlan and I find ourselves crossing lines we swore we wouldn’t. It has me wondering if I can walk away from Lachlan when our time is up. Or if I’ll be the first the fall.
Grab the second book in the hilariously swoony A Lost Story Bookshop series. Perfect for fans of closed-door romantic comedy.
About the Author
Award-winning author Jenny B. Jones writes romance with sass and Southern charm. Woefully indecisive, she writes YA, New Adult, and women’s romance. Since she has very little free time, Jenny believes in spending her spare hours in meaningful, intellectual pursuits, such as watching bad TV, Tweeting deep thoughts to the world, and writing her name in the dust on her furniture. You can find her at http://www.jennybjones.com.
My Rating: 5 Stars!
After reading a book by this author years ago, I was a forever fan. My opinion has not changed over the years. Jenny B. Jones does romantic comedy so well and I am never disappointed in her work. This one was great and I love this trope, so that made it even better. And we get to see Sylvie and Frannie!
My thanks to the publisher for a copy of this book.
I love this sweet series so much, set in Cedar Ridge, Georgia. It follows a family of foster children, all grown up now, raised by a wonderful and godly woman named Ruby. I also love her. This one is Ryder’s story and how he is suddenly the guardian of his four-year old twin nephews. Twins who have no manners and are absolutely wild. So, Ryder hires a nanny. That’s as much as I’ll tell you. Trust me when I say you’ll very much enjoy this next book from Laurel Blount. She writes with such heart. I can highly recommend her work.
My thanks to the author and publisher for a copy of this book. I have shared my own opinion here in this review.
Jill Kemerer is a Publishers Weekly bestselling author of heartwarming, emotional, small-town romance novels often featuring cowboys. She is a multi-published author of Christian romance novels with Harlequin Love Inspired–over half a million of her books have sold worldwide.
A former electrical engineer, Jill now writes full-time. Her essentials include coffee, caramels, a stack of books, her mini-doxie, and long walks outdoors. She rarely passes up a bookstore and spends too much time at the library. She resides in Ohio with her husband and two almost-grown children. For more information, visit her website, jillkemerer.com.
My Rating: 4 Stars!
I love Jill Kemerer’s cowboy/rancher stories so much. This one was just terrific. So many things to love about it. Truly. I’ve enjoyed this series a lot and sad to see it end, but I know she’ll have something great planned for her readers next.
My thanks to the publisher for a copy of this book via Net Galley. The opinion here is my own.
Award winning author Virginia Vaughan lives by the motto ‘It’s not hoarding if its books’. Always the kid with her nose stuck in a book, becoming a multi-published author hasn’t stopped Virginia from continuing to grow her own collection of favorite reads. Her family has refused to help her move anymore because of the sheer number boxes of books, but she’s no quitter. She’ll keep buying books and, the next time she moves, hire a moving van.
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Christina Suzann Nelson in an inspirational speaker and the award-winning author. Her first novel, If We Make It Home, was honored as one of Library Journal’s top five inspirational novels of 2017.
In 2017, Christina was named the OCW Cascade’s Writer of Promise and received a Cascade award for her novel, Swimming in the Deep End.
Her stories have been published in the Cup of Comfort for a Better World, Cup of Comfort for Adoptive Families, as well as other publications.
Christina is over the top about her passions, including the stories created somewhere in the twists and turns of her less-than-focused brain. When she’s not writing, Christina serves on the board of the non-profit, Every Child Linn-Benton, where she has the opportunity to influence the lives of families and children in the foster care system.
On a typical day, she chases escaped farm animals, reads, hikes with her dog, and enjoys her husband and six kids.
This one drew me in completely from the beginning. I love it when I book does that. From then on, my attention did not waver. I desperately wanted to look at the ending first to find out what happened to Heather, but I managed to restrain myself. Well written with a really good plot, this one will be one for the keeper shelf.
My thanks to the Revell Reads program for a copy of this book. The opinion in this review is my own.
ECPA best-selling author Amanda Barratt fell in love with writing in grade school when she wrote her first story—a spin-off of Jane Eyre. Now, Amanda writes romantic, historical fiction, penning stories of beauty and brokenness set against the backdrop of bygone eras not so very different from our own. She’s the author of over a dozen novels and novellas including The White Rose Resists: A Novel of the German Students Who Defied Hitler and My Dearest Dietrich: A Novel of Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s Lost Love.
Amanda lives in the woods of Michigan with her family, where she can be found reading way too many books, plotting her next novel, and jotting down imaginary travel itineraries for her dream vacation to Europe.
Connect with her on Facebook and visit her online at amandabarratt.net.
‘Who among us knows what we are capable of doing to survive until the choice is before us?’
To review a book such as this is a hard thing indeed. Amanda Barratt has written a powerful and unflinching look at a period of history that is incredibly painful. Barratt’s research into this dark time is impeccable and she does not hold back the gritty details.
I’ve read many books on the subject of the Holocaust, but Barratt makes it come alive in an achingly intense way as we come to know the characters in this book.
A word of warning: this story is hard to read at times. Many times. But read it we must. We don’t just read about an event in history. We get to know it personally from those who lived it. A truly stunning account of a devastating time. Barratt’s telling will resound long after the last page. Well done!
My thanks to the publisher for a copy of this book .
Pepper Basham is an award-winning author who writes romance “peppered” with grace and humor. Writing both historical and contemporary novels, she loves to incorporate her native Appalachian culture and/or her unabashed adoration of the UK into her stories. She currently resides in the lovely mountains of Asheville, NC where she is the wife of a fantastic pastor, mom of five great kids, a speech-language pathologist, and a lover of chocolate, jazz, hats, and Jesus. Her nineteenth novel, Authentically Izzy, debuts in November with Thomas Nelson. She loves connecting with readers and other authors through social media outlets like Facebook & Instagram.