Friday, September 2, 2016

My Review: Without Warning

This book was so good!  I just wanted to go ahead and share that, before you get to my totally gushing review in a moment. :)

Katie Singleton, a partner with the Elite Guardians Protection Agency, stumbles upon her next assignment quite by accident. Spotting blue lights at a familiar restaurant, she stops to investigate, only to discover that owner Daniel Matthews has become the target of someone who will go to any lengths to put him out of business.

Daniel might be concerned, but he's not convinced that a bodyguard--and a female one at that--is necessary. A new attack and his niece's urgings are enough to make him reconsider. He and Katie must figure out who's behind the intimidation and threats--before a would-be killer strikes again.

About the Author:
Lynette Eason is the bestselling author of the Women of Justice series, the Deadly Reunions series, and the Hidden Identity series, as well as "Always Watching "in the Elite Guardians series. She is the winner of an ACFW Carol Award, the Selah Award, and the Inspirational Readers' Choice Award. She has a master's degree in education from Converse College and she lives in South Carolina. Learn more at

My Review: 5 stars! 

Without Warning is the second book in Lynette Eason’s Elite Guardians series, and is a book I’ve been highly anticipating for months! I really enjoyed the first book, Always Watching, but I have to say that Lynette has raised the bar even higher with this book and it will definitely be going on my list of favorite suspense novels for this year!

Lynette has definitely made a name for herself in the suspense genre and I always love her books. They keep me up way too late more often than not, and I can’t resist grabbing every spare moment to read, despite knowing I’ll have to put them down eventually and actually be productive. This book kept me guessing from page one and sifting through suspects, trying to guessing “whodunit.” I loved the rapid-fire pace of the story, but also appreciated the slower moments that balanced it out and allowed the relationship to build naturally. I do have to confess her books feel just a bit improbable at times, with how everything works out, but I think that’s part of why I love them: everything eventually works out for the best . . . Well, maybe not for the villain, but I’m not generally not terribly upset about that.

Katie Singleton is the heroine of this story and I loved her immediately! I vaguely remember meeting her in the previous book and really liking her, but my faulty memory definitely didn’t do her justice. She is strong and bold, but also struggles with her past and the mistakes that led her to this point. She also fits perfectly with the hero, Daniel Matthews, who has also become a favorite character. He is definitely not the average protection agency client, with his military and investigation background, something that I really enjoyed. The premise of the whole series, of a team of female bodyguards can sound a bit farfetched, especially because it’s flip-flopped from the norm, but Lynette does it so well! Her heroes are still just that: heroes. They may allow the ladies to take the lead, but they never come across as weak or lacking. They are still incredibly strong characters, which is especially true of Daniel. He has a very bold personality, which came right off the pages. He struggles with an anger problem, but it’s something he’s learned to control. He also battles PTSD and we get a few glimpses of that, which makes him come to life even more. I loved getting to know him and seeing someone take care of Katie for a change. He is especially sweet with his niece, Riley, another character that I really loved meeting. I’m kind of hoping she has a book of her own in the future - I personally would adore that (hint, hint).

I also really appreciate how the author weaves faith and trust in God throughout the story, without it coming across as preachy or overtaking the main storyline. It’s subtly woven throughout as an overarching theme and I enjoyed the bits of wisdom shared throughout the story, a few of which I’ve saved for future reference.

The ending was also superbly done and I really regret reading the excerpt of the next book that was at the end because I really want to read that one now, but I’m forced to wait! I knew there was a reason some readers wait for the entire series to release . . . I just don’t have that kind of self control. In case it wasn’t obvious from all of my fangirling and overuse of certain words, I HIGHLY recommend this book!

Many thanks to Revell for my copy of this book! I have given my honest review and have not been compensated for it in any way. All opinions expressed are my own.

Thank you so much for popping over to read my review!  I hope I didn't scare you off and that you'll consider visiting again.  :)  Before I sign off, I do have to share the cover for the next book (Maddy and Quinn's!!!) that I am SO excited for!  Definitely shouldn't have read the excerpt, but happily, I don't have to wait too terribly long, since it's currently scheduled to release January 2017!  Yay!
So, here's the cover, then scroll a dab further and you'll find a link to learn more about it, just in case you care to join me in my torturous waiting.  :)

Click "here" to learn more!

And that's all for today!  I hope your day is overflowing with little moments of joy!


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  1. And that is why I don't read previews of future books!!!

  2. Great review, Sarah! I haven't read any of Lynette's books because suspense isn't my favorite genre, but I'd like to check her out after reading your thoughts.