by Kate SeRine
Series: Protect and Serve #2
Genres: Romantic Suspense
There’s something about prosecuting attorney Elle McCoy that Deputy Gabe Dawson just can’t get enough of. Even with Gabe’s family legacy in law enforcement and promising career, Elle’s smart, sassy rejection of all his charm makes Gabe want her even more.
But Gabe’s confidence is shaken when he’s shot on the steps of the courthouse, protecting Elle from a terrorist intent on revenge. Worse, Elle isn’t out of danger yet. But as they race to counter the terrorist’s next move, Gabe determines to prove to Elle—and himself—that he’s a man worthy of her.
Safe from Harm by Kate SeRine is the second novel in her Protect and Serve series. The series involves Dawson brothers Tom, Gabe, Joe, and Kyle. Safe from Harm shares a heated romance between Deputy Gabe Dawson and prosecuting attorney Elle McCoy. Filled with danger, their haters’ to lovers’ romance kept me flipping the pages.
Coffee Dates with Safe From Harm:
First Date: Gabe and Elly have a history. They have known each other since he was nineteen and she was the new neighbor who lost her family. These two have an interesting chemistry, exchanging barbs as the sexual tension around them explodes. SeRine pulls us into the suspense aspect when Gabe finds himself in the middle of a restaurant shooting that leaves a good friend dead. My first date has me curious and I am ready for more.
Second date: We begin to learn Gabe and Elly’s history. SeRine makes us privy to Elly’s thoughts and we begin to understand why she holds such animosity towards him. Gabe tries to pursue Elly and even eggs her on; because he thinks, she is adorable when she is angry. Gabe’s reputation as a player hurts him throughout this tale. Thankfully, SeRine lets us in and allows us to get to know this sexy man. Watching these two tango was delectable. The suspense angle is intense as the father of the man who killed Gabe’s friend holds Gabe and Elly accountable. SeRine brings us up close and personal with a zealot who has a beef with the government. I found her accounting of this homeland terrorist chilling and realistic.
Third date: Near death experiences, finally have these two communicating. The sparks when these two unite felt genuine, and melted my kindle! However, danger is lurking, and their careers are at stake. SeRine did a wonderful job with the ebb and flow of this date using their relationship growth to offset the building danger. I thoroughly enjoyed this tale and appreciated the little details about Elly’s career and the terrorist’s family. The buildup to the climatic ending was nail-biting but the ending was a tad rushed. Nevertheless, I ended up closing this book with a smile.
Safe from Harm proved to be a stronger book than Stop at Nothing. While I still prefer a stronger suspense story with a side dish of romance, SeRine balanced the two threads and developed both.Safe From Harm by Kate SeRine will have you flippin' the pages Click To Tweet
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