Monday, February 19, 2018

Secret Service Setup

GIVEAWAY
PATCH, JESSICA R.
SECRET SERVICE SETUP

A federal agent in the crosshairs
Can the security specialists protect him?

Secret Service agent Evan Novak becomes the target of multiple hit men when someone puts a two million-dollar bounty on his head. Is it the gunrunner he's tracking...or a traitorous agent? Framed and wanted, Evan reluctantly accepts protection from bodyguard Jody Gallagher, his former love who lost her Agency career because of him. But then the bounty is raised to include Jody...

My Review:

Eeeeeeppp! Jessica R. Patch! Eeeeep!!! That's my romantic suspense super squeal, which is more shrill than my other infatuated literary cheers. And for good reason because this author knows how to deliver an adrenaline rush of a read.

She is also horribly mean to her characters...to the point of being downright cruel which leads to a scrumptious amount of angst and mayhem. Including plenty of action packed scenes that had me wincing and ducking. And don't get me started on the first aid scenes...my complexion still has a green tinge.

The suspense is impossibly complicated with hired killers climbing out of the woodwork in a relentless stream of ingenuous murder attempts. But Jody and Evan have some equally clever counter moves. In fact, Jody has a cool superpower which definitely comes in handy a time or two.

And then there's the romance. Be. Still. My. Heart. "His sly grin tipped her heart on its side." (p 117) You and me both, Jody, and my heart hasn't righted itself yet! Even though I know what Evan did to Jody was ...well definitely hard to forgive. Even harder to forget and that keeps Jody holding him at arms length because even though the reader can see he's clearly a changed man, she isn't letting him show her that transformation -- the kind that happens when you have invited God into your life. These two dance around their buried feelings in a delicious way. Their almost kisses turned my toe curls into permanent waves. And the wicked banter -- dark humour to cut through the tension is icing on the cake.

An exquisitely marvelous example of inspirational romantic suspense that belongs on keeper shelves everywhere.

GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:

If you would like a chance to win a copy of Secret Service Setup, leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you add your email to a comment, remember to use AT and DOT 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 easy for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday February 25 2018. Offer open to International Readers. Good luck!

39 comments:

  1. I just picked up my own copy from Goodwill this weekend so it's on my TBR pile as we speak :-) Jessica knows how to deliver a doozy of a read!

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    1. I'm enamoured with her storytelling...and gobsmacked that you found a copy at Goodwill. It's must come out! Good luck, Trixi.

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    2. I was gobsmacked when I saw it as well....I found three, well four but I already had a copy of that one...Fugitive Spy by Jordyn Redwood, Night Stalker by Shirlee McCoy and this one by Jessica. The one I have (and read) already was Treacherous Trails by Dana Mentink.

      I often find a slew of LI books there, mostly older ones so I was surprised to find not-yet-released ones as these are March titles! :-)

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    3. Must have been donated by someone who belongs to the book club program because they get their copies two months before release dates. You lucked out there, Trixi.

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    4. That's what I figured as well. :-)

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  2. I have been WAITING for this one FOREVER it seems, I can hardly stand the suspense (pun intended)!

    I'm a bit jealous that Trixi found one at the Goodwill when I have been stalking Walmart for it's release. (I am not a patient waiter) I think I'll head over to my Goodwill and see if I can find one! but in the meantime please include me in the drawing!

    thanks for the giveaway Kav!
    tracey14567 at gmail dot com

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    1. lol -- I think Trixi finding a copy at Goodwill was an anomaly. This book is worth stalking though. Good luck,Tracey.

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    2. Tracey, see my comment above. I was shocked to find FOUR March release LIS on their shelf! I often find a while slew of Love Inspired titles but they are mostly older ones. The best part, at 99¢ a piece, you don't break the bank...lol!

      It's worth a look at Goodwill :-)

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  3. Agree, Trixi, Jessica DOES know how to deliver a doozy! I just finished reading Deep Waters so am all gobsmacked and ready for this one! Thanks, Kav, for your review and giveaway!
    jacsmi75 at gmail dot com

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    1. You're the one that recommended I read this one first out of my latest LI batch. You know of what you speak! Good luck, Jackie.

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  4. Jessica is fabulous at suspense! I love her stories. :) lattebooksAThotmailDOTcom

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    1. She's an exceptional! Good luck, Susan.

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  5. One of these days I will get around to reading a book of hers. cheetahthecat1986ATgmailDOTcom

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    1. Hope it's soon -- she's too good to miss. Good luck, Kim.

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  6. I still haven’t gotten around to reading any of her books but would love to....soon....

    mindyhoungATmsnDOTcom

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    1. Yes -- you must!!! Good luck, Mindy.

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  7. Every time I think you have told me about the BEST book to read with your wonderful review, then you spring something like "SECRET SERVICE SETUP" and I just sit going WOW!!! This is a just gotta read book for sure. Thanks for giving us the heads up.

    I'd LOVE the chance to win a copy. Thank you for the chance!
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

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    1. There's a whole lot of gotta read books out there! Good luck, Kay.

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  8. Sounds like you enjoyed this one. Thank you for the chance.
    leliamae54(at)aol(dot)com

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  9. Sounds great. Can't wait to read this one. Thanks for your amazing review!
    pwestfall7 at hotmail dot com

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  10. I always Love The sound of Jessica's Books
    Thanks for sharing it with us
    iamabho AT gmail DOT com

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  11. If I ever win a book by the talented Jessica, I’ll be going eeeeep! too!! :) Thank you so much for the chance, Kav.
    noela_63 AT live DOT com DOT au

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    1. She's an eeeeeepppp! kind of author. :-) Good luck, Noela.

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  12. If this is part of the series with Fugitive Spy, then I’d like to win, too! Really like LIS! Thanks Kav AGAIN! You sure can pick them. You are the best! paulams49ATsbcglobalDOTnet

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    1. That's one that I haven't read so I can't tell you for sure if it's part of a series. This one is labeled any where as being in a series but there are secondary characters from other books I've read so I think it is. Good luck, Paula.

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  13. Sounds really good
    marcus802001(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  14. Your reviews make me smile! AND make me want to read this "exquisitely marvelous example of inspirational romantic suspense". Thank you for the chance! Becky lelandandbecky [AT] reagan [DOT] com

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    1. Glad I can make you smile, Becky. Reading all these glorious books keep me grinning! Good luck, Becky.

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  15. This is one author that is a LI Suspense must-read for me. And I don't have many of those, since I don't tend to gravitate towards suspense. I have all, but one (well, now two) of her books. I'm always excited for her releases. tlhcoupon(at)Hotmail(dot)com

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    1. It's all you avid readers commenting on this blog that brought my attention to Jessica R. Patch. Now she's a must-read for me as well. Good luck, Terrill.

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  16. These love inspired suspense are always favorites.
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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    1. I agree -- such great authors. Hard to pick which ones to read each month. Good luck, rubynreba.

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  17. Thanks for the giveaway!

    ladysnowangelphotos(at)gmail(dot)com

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