Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Christmas Captive

GIVEAWAY
JOHNSON, LIZ
CHRISTMAS CAPTIVE

Sabotage at sea

On his cousin's Christmas cruise wedding, navy SEAL Jordan Somerton anticipated having the typical best man duties -- not facing down criminals boarding the ship. But when the luxury liner is infiltrated  by men determined to kidnap the flower girl, he's plunged into an unexpected mission. Maid of honor and DEA agent Amy Delgado hasn't forgiven Jordan for a misunderstanding in their pasts. But with her young niece targeted, she must draw on Jordan's skills as a protector. Signs point to an inside job. With a traitor in their midst, can they ensure that every passenger returns home safely for the holidays...even as they find love amid deepening danger?

Men of Valor: These navy SEALs were born to excel...

My Review:

Taut. Tense. Breath-snatching.Adrenaline rushing. Page turning perfection. And that's just the romance. Seriously. You'll want to order some toe braces to prevent chronic toe curling when you read scenes like this one: "...she tried to look away, but there was nothing but him. Up and down. On each side. He surrounded her. Big and broad and ever the protector." (p 105) Thud!

And the suspense is pretty compelling as well. There's something incredibly edgy about limiting the action to the confines of a cruise ship -- and despite those restrictions there is plenty of action! Lots of cat-and-mouse chases and danger around every corner. Oh -- and macabre humour at the most inopportune times. Loved that the most....though I choked more than once when I tried to gasp and laugh at the same time, so be forewarned.

A heart-stopping romantic suspense that belongs on every reader's keeper shelf. It's that awesomesauce good.

GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:

If you would like a chance to win a copy of Christmas Captive, leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you add your email to a comment, remember to use AT and DOT  instead of @ and . in order to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email, please add the title to the subject line so it's easier for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday November 5 2017. Offer open to International Readers. Good luck.

35 comments:

  1. All I need to know is this is "awesomesauce good" that's enough to know it needs to be on my shelf too! :-)

    teamob4 (at) gmail (dot) com

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    1. Seriously, we can't pass up on the awesomesauce books! :-) Good luck, Trixi.

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  2. I was thinking not long ago a book set on a cruise ship would make for a good story, and here it is. Jumping in on this one, sounds good!

    Thanks Kav!
    tracey14567 at gmail dot com

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    1. It's a great setting -- the limitations of the setting really set it apart. Good luck, Tracey.

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  3. Love it when humor gets involved! LattebooksAThotmailDOTcom

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    1. I do too! Especially when it crops up in unexpected places. Good luck, Susan.

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  4. Looks like a good Christmas LIS
    Thanks for sharing
    iamabho AT gmail DOT com

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    1. It's excellent, Linda. One of the best this season, I think. Good luck.

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    2. Awesome Wow Thanks for sharing
      I'll put it on my list

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  5. I find myself enjoying books by Liz so much; therefore, this is at the top of my wish list!
    Thanks for a fabulous review and giveaway, Kav!
    jacsmi75 at gmail dot com

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    1. I should have mentioned that this is part of a series -- Men of Valor -- and I think it might be the last one. :-( I was so discombobulated by the toe-curling stuff (and you know how sensitive my toes are!) that I forgot. Bwahahaha! Good luck, Jackie.

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  6. Lol you got us on this one!!!! becci43atgmaildotcom

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    1. Glad I could convey the importance of reading this book, Becky. :-) Good luck!

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  7. Thud, indeed. What a terrific review, Kav! I'm ready to board ship and get my toes curled while my heart races right along with these characters. Thank you.

    Dblaser(at)windstream(dot)net

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    1. Nothing like a hair-raising, toe-curling cruise to send a reader's heart racing. Good luck, Diane.

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  8. "Compelling suspense!" The Men of Valor series are great reads!! lelandandbeckyATreaganDOTcom

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    1. And I think this is the bestest of them all. Good luck, Becky.

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  9. I enjoyed this book. Good luck ladies.

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    1. It was awesomesauce, wasn't it, Lucy?

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  10. Going to have to check this series out! Thanks for the heads up! paulams49ATsbcglobalDOTnet

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

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  11. I haven't read any of Liz's suspense books, though I really enjoyed her romance series set on Prince Edward Island. Christmas Captive sounds like another book I should add to my "want to read" list. Thanks for letting us know about how good it is and for the giveaway.

    pmkellogg56[at]gmail[dot]com

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    1. Yes -- that Prince Edward Island series is awesome!!! Her suspense is just as good. Hope you get to sample some soon. Good luck, Pam.

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  12. After reading your review, I must read this book!
    Thank you for your awesome review!
    pwestfall7 at hotmail dot com

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    1. Bwahahahaha! You're welcome, Pam. Good luck.

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  13. Love to read this. teshawATsbcglobalDOTnet

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    1. Yes you would! Good luck, Tammie.

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  14. Love Liz Johnson's LIS books. Thanks for the opportunity.

    mindyhoungATmsnDOTcom

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    1. They are great! Good luck, Mindy.

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  15. Sounds good. cheetahthecat1986ATgmailDOTcom

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  16. Suspense and a Christmas book got my attention!
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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    1. A lethal combination. :-) Good luck, rubynreba.

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  17. This sounds SO good!!! Definitely want to read it now!

    Blessings!
    Jasmine
    montanamade(at)gmail(dot)com

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