by: Kate SeRine
Series: Protect and Serve
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: October 4, 2016
Source: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Deputy Gabe Dawson has had his eye on prosecuting attorney Elle McCoy for years. But the smart, sassy redhead is immune to his legendary charm and good looks—until Gabe is shot on the courthouse steps protecting Elle from a vengeful domestic terrorist.
Elle McCoy has been protecting her heart from the cocky playboy cop. But it’s hard not to notice a guy when he takes a bullet for you and seems determined to turn his life around. With the extremists still at large and Elle a target, Gabe and his law enforcement brothers kick into high gear to take down the threat. And as they work together, Elle realizes she’s losing her heart to a man who will risk it all to keep her safe from harm.
Safe from Harm is the second book in the Protect & Serve series about a law enforcement family. This one focuses on Deputy Gabe Dawson and attorney Elle McCoy. They end up getting far closer than either of them could have imagined after their mutual friend is gunned down in the local diner by the son of the local establishment hating nut job. As the prosecution of the killer begins, Gabe and Elle are soon threatened as well. After hiding their true feelings for each other since high school, they band together along with the rest of the Dawson law enforcement clan to take down the leader of a pseudo cult that has plagued the town for years.
Gabe and Elle are fun to watch. From the moment you witness their banter between each other, you see a guy using his charm to take down the barriers that his long time crush has falsely thrown up for years. Elle acts like she hates Gabe and he has never know why. Oddly enough, over the years, Gabe has done selfless things for her that she never knew about. He even drove up to her college campus to fix her car and never told her or anyone else. Gabe has a reputation of being a womanizer but Elle learns that you can’t judge a book by its cover. As with any good romance, Gabe and Elle eventually set outside their differences and their clothes. What happens between the sheets, in the car, and in Elle’s office is nothing short of intense. And the suspense is just as hair raising at times. Gabe and Elle are very likeable and easy to root for. They are good for each other and have a great support system around them.
I really liked Safe from Harm. The concept of a government hating madman is very relevant to today’s climate, especially with someone targeting law enforcement. There is a good balance of romance and suspense that keeps the story moving along quite nicely. The supporting cast was also an integral part of the story. I really want to know what happens in the lives of the other people in Gabe and Elle’s families.
**I received a copy of this book from Sourcebooks Casablanca voluntarily reviewed.**
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Kate SeRine writes award-winning romantic suspense and paranormal romance. A past recipient of an Emily Award and the National Readers Choice Award, she has also been a finalist in the Fire and Ice Contest, Finally a Bride Contest, and the Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence. She lives with her husband and two sons outside Indianapolis, Indiana.
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