Witness in jeopardy
It's a typical day at Rachael Long's day-care center -- until a masked gunman tries to abduct one of the children in her charge. First response commander Jake Marsh manages to defuse the situation before anyone is harmed...but not before Rachael unmasks the would-be kidnapper. Now Jake must lead a manhunt and protect Rachael from the criminal who's turned his focus on her. But the case is reawakening painful memories for Jake, and Rachael's treating emotional wounds of her own. And with danger mounting as Christmas nears, they must learn to let go of the past in order to outwit a killer...and find the peace that's always eluded them both.
First Responders: Brave men and women alert and ready for danger and love
Sniffle. This is the last book in the First Responders series and I'm gutted! Such an awesome series I wanted it to go on forever. I've read them all except for Explosive Alliance which is out of print now. Sob! So don't dally over this one -- get it now before it's too late!
Fitting that the first and last books are Christmas stories, bringing the team full circle with a delightful round of happily ever afters. Christmas Conspiracy reads well as a standalone, however, if you've been keeping current with the series you'll be thrilled with the way Sleeman wraps this up. Great glimpses of the whole team interacting together. Love that camaraderie. They are a tight, ready-made family and I'm going to miss them all! Sob!!!
There's a great blend of intriguing suspense and hesitant romance in this story with plenty of Christmas blended in. (And the end...be still my holiday lovin' heart!!!) Rachael and Jake have emotional reasons for wanting to remain aloof and unattached. They both are determined to guard their hearts and pour their passion into their jobs which seem more like callings to them. But what they are really doing is running away from the hard stuff. Yes, even big, brave, uber-protective Jake is running scared. Loved watching their hearts shift in the midst of a trying case.
Danger, edge-of-your-seat suspense and heart-melting romance combine to make this an amazing conclusion to a fantastic series. (But I'm still disgruntled and cranky that it's over.)
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