Friday, October 20, 2017

My Review: Christmas Captive

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?

About the Author:
Liz Johnson fell in love with Prince Edward Island the first time she set foot on it. When she's not plotting her next trip to the island, she works as director of marketing for a Christian radio network. She is the author of several novels including The Red Door Inn and Where Two Hearts Meet, a New York Times bestselling novella, and a handful of short stories. She makes her home in Tucson, Arizona.

My review: 5 stars
I always enjoy Liz Johnson’s books and this one is no exception!  I’ve been anxiously awaiting Jordan and Amy’s book and couldn’t wait to get started!  I first met Amy in “Navy SEAL Noel” and knew she was going to be perfect with Jordan, who held a special place in my heart after seeing him with Kristi and Zach’s son in “Hazardous Holiday.”  I love how all of the Men of Valor books connect, but can also be read alone (although why anyone wouldn’t want to read the rest of the series is beyond me).  

As always, Ms. Johnson drew me in right from the start and I didn’t want to put it down!  I was quickly absorbed in the story and hated having to pause for even a few moments.  I enjoyed the mystery and suspense, how she kept the story hopping, even when they actually had a calm moment.  My favorite part is always the characters, and that’s definitely accurate with this book!  I so enjoyed getting to know Amy and Jordan and finally getting the back story behind the animosity between them.  I loved that Jordan’s random jokes made me laugh, during an otherwise suspenseful story and seeing these two finally get their “happily ever after.”  The romance surprisingly didn’t feel rushed, despite the story taking place over only a couple days, but it definitely helped that Amy and Jordan had a past to connect them.  And those kisses!  *sigh*  

I also very much appreciated how much spiritual depth Ms. Johnson was able to include in this comparatively short novel.  I enjoyed watching the characters as they grew and changed, learning to forgive and to truly live, without fear.  
Overall, I loved this story and would highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys suspense and romance!

Thank you so much for stopping by and taking the time to read my review! 
As always, links are below if you'd like to check it out further!
Have a lovely day!

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