Friday, November 18, 2016

Forever Safe

GIVEAWAY

HEDLUND, JODY
FOREVER SAFE

Heiress to a vast fortune, Victoria Cole has everything she wants, including the perfect fiancé. Having left two other men at the altar, Victoria is sure that this time she's found her true love and will finally live happily ever after. As her wedding draws near, however, Victoria's life is threatened. To keep her safe, Victoria's father hires a bodyguard.

Tom Cushman's number one priority is protecting his clients which means no personal entanglements. But he's never guarded someone as beautiful and winsome as Victoria. After a near-kidnapping, the wedding is cancelled, and Tom hides Victoria at Cape Cod's Race Point Lighthouse until her attacker can be found. Appointed as assistant light keeper with Victoria posing as his wife. Tom believes the isolation of the lighthouse will keep her safe.

As Victoria struggles to live without familiar luxuries, her heart betrays her with growing feelings for her protector. Determined to help Tom stop fleeing from his haunted past, can the runaway bride learn to face her own fears? With the attacker closing in, will both of them ever be able to stop running and find the safety they long for?

My Review:

Supply checklist necessary before starting to read Forever Safe:

fainting couch (and you might just need a back up one! Or a lot of cushy pillows on your floor to soften those mid-swoon falls.)
Fan...electrical, ceiling, paper...all of the above...in duplicate.
Chocolate....just because it goes so well with a reading binge and you won't be able to stop reading once you start this one.

Y'all think I'm joking, right? Uh-uh. Because while this is the fourth book in the Beacon of Hope series, it's the first indie published one. And that means that the author hasn't been restricted by traditional Christian publishing rules when it comes to the romantical. Now that doesn't mean that she crosses any lines, but gentle readers should know that passion explodes off the page in some scenes. In others it is barely restrained desire that set my heart a pitter-pattering. But both are always tempered by respect and gentle tenderness. Tom is just....thud.....well, he's why you need the fainting couch and the pillows on the floor. An honorable protector who made a promise to Victoria's father and intends to keep it....despite the fact that Victoria doesn't want him to. :-)

Victoria is ridiculously wealthy, spoiled but not snooty and endearing from the very first page -- and I loved the runaway bride angle! They say opposites attract and that fits Tom and Victoria perfectly. He challenges her to look beyond her pampered lifestyle so she can become the woman God made her to be. And she soothes the brokenness in his battered soul. Together they make each other stronger....if they can stop running from each other long enough to figure that out!

Hedlund blends humour, suspense and toe-tingling romance into a page-turner of a read.

GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:

 If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of  Forever Safe please leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you post a comment and add your email address, please use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in the address to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email please remember to put the title in the  subject line so that it's easy for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday November 20 2016. Offer open to international readers. Good luck!

55 comments:

  1. I love love love Jodys books! Thanks Kav!
    Campbellamyd at Gmail dot com

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  2. Jody is a fabulous writer, but I have yet to read this one! lattebooksAThotmailDOTcom

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    1. Isn't she though? I love her books! Good luck, Susan.

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  3. I enjoy Jody's books and haven't had the opportunity to read one in awhile! I have my fainting couch and fan ready; just let me know if I need to buy some chocolate at the end of the week. Lol Ty for the fabulous review!

    dianalflowers(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. Oh, Diana, you should always have chocolate on hand, you never know when you're going to pick up that binge-begging book. LOL Good luck!

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    2. Do Oreos count? Lol Not quite the same, but that's all I have in my pantry atm.

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    3. Tsk, tsk, tsk...Oreos are okay for a short reading stint but for a marathon you need something more luxurious. Just sayin'.

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  4. Humor, suspense, and romance sound like a winning combination!
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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    1. It really is! Good luck, rubynreba.

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  5. I wore out my swooning couch reading this one! I had a constant blush on my cheeks, people probably thought I was sick...lol! Definitely a different read than her traditionally published ones.
    Look for a fifth Beacons of Hope book coming in January entitled "Never Forget", it has her daughter as the cover model! You can take a gander at it on her website :-)

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    1. Oh, Trixi, you always have the most interesting scoops. I will check that out and am thrilled that there will be another book. For some reason I thought this was it.Oooohhh...it's Nathaniel's story. And it's coming out in January!

      And yes, I thought I was coming down with the flu when I read Forever Safe but the 'fever' and burning cheeks cleared up once I'd finished reading it. LOL

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    2. I just happen to have the inside scoop being on her readers team...and since the book was up on her website already, I could share the not so secret "secret" ;-)

      I love the fact that the cover model is her own daughter...that makes it extra special!

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    3. Yes -- and it's a gorgeous cover.

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  6. So glad I stopped by 'cause you ladies are making me LOL.....thanks!
    I don't think I have missed reading any of Jody's books...loved them and can't wait for Never Forget to be available!!

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    1. Yes -- I just found out about Never Forget today and I love that it's coming out in two months!!!!

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  7. Such a great author! Love the cover art too! thanks for the chance to win! Have a blessed day!
    swanphillips4(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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    1. You're welcome, Wenona. Good luck.

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  8. I LOVE Jody's books! I MUST own this series. Kav, thank you for the chance.
    psalm103nd138 at gmail dot com

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    1. Oh yes you must -- and I love the lighthouse theme. Good luck, Caryl.

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  9. No fainting couch or enough pillows to line the floor. But have mucho chocolate to compensate.

    mindyhoung AT msn DOT com

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    1. Then you better read this on the floor, Mindy! Just to be safe. LOL Good luck!

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  10. Jody's books are awesome. Thank you for the chance.

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  11. Well, this certainly sounds interesting and perhaps a bit different from the other two of the Beacon of Hope series which I have read....and that I greatly enjoyed! Thanks for the review and opportunity to participate. dixiedobie at yahoo dot com

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    1. There's actually three Beacon of Hope books published with Bethany House, CC. Good luck.

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  12. Tom certainly sounds swoon-worthy and I'm curious about the self publishing angle so I added this series to my TBR list. Great review! Thanks Kav.
    Dblaser(at)windstream(dot)net

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    1. It's a great addition to your list, Diane. Good luck.

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  13. Can't wait to read this one--sounds like a great read. As always, thanks for the wonderful review.
    pwestfall7 at hotmail dot com

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  14. Beautiful cover!

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

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  15. I'm so excited about this book!!! It's on my goodreads to-read list!
    Elly -Indiana-

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  16. Kav, you and your reviews! :) Once again I am intrigued by your words solely to try my luck :)As I have this authoress´allergy as well.

    Count me in, please.

    janka(dot)halcinova(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. LOL -- me thinks you'll love it, Janka. Good luck.

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  17. I haven't read any of the series, but have enjoyed many of Jody's previous releases!

    pattymh2000(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. It's a great series, Patty, with a unique lighthouse theme. Good luck.

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  18. This sounds great and I know it has to be if Jody is the author!

    wfnren at aol dot com

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    1. Yes -- she knows how spin a captivating tale! Good luck, Wendy.

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  19. cool cover. Love her books. cheetahthecat1986(at)gmail(dot)com

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  20. Yeah! A new book by Jody Hedlund. Our church library readers love her books and can't get enough of them.
    Thanks for entering me in your giveaway.
    Janet E.
    von1janet(at)gmail(dot)com

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  21. Would love to be entered! I read the first 2 in this series, and now I'm seeing I need to find #3!
    pocoauthorATgmailDOTcom

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    1. It's a great series, isn't it? Good luck, Nicole.

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  22. This whole series simply sounds awesome! I've been wanting to read it really badly for a couple of years now, ever since I read the prequel Out of the Storm!
    Thank you for the chance to win this installment!

    samanthabis23 at gmail dot com

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    1. You're welcome, Samantha. Good luck.

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  23. I read the 3 previous books in this series and they are unforgettable. I waited awhile before I read Teresa's story because I was mad at her in the second story so I don't want to read want to read the third but she acted like a much better person in book three. I look forward to reading book 4.

    Deanne Patterson

    Cnnamongirl at aol dot com

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    1. LOL -- isn't it funny how real these characters become and how annoyed we can get with them? Good luck, Deanne.

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  24. I'm glad you told me to get prepared for this one. I have everything in place just waiting to get the book! Another must read to add to my stack. Thanks for the review and giveaway. d[dot]brookmyer[at]yahoo[dot]com

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