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.
- Print length 297 pages
- Language English
- Sticky notes On Kindle Scribe
- Publication date January 31, 2023
- File size 4178 KB
- Page Flip Enabled
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Susan, Thank you for sharing your thoughts.