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WHAT IT'S ABOUT
The guardians, the shadowy heroes of the top-secret program designed to protect members of the most elite government organizations, are being hunted down one by one. There is a single explanation: a traitor must be embedded somewhere in their midst. But if they themselves are the target, who will protect them?
CIA operative Renee Niezen has heard tales of the guardians, though she's never really believed in their existence—until she is approached by Charlotte, an old friend who desperately needs her help to stop the systematic destruction of the guardian program. Renee accepts the plea for assistance, but not everyone is thrilled to have her on the team. Kade—one of the last guardians standing—is unimpressed with Renee's qualifications and turns instead to the legendary Saint Squad for help. But when Renee is caught in the crosshairs, Kade must set aside his antagonism for the woman in order to protect her. Their grudging alliance soon develops into much more—but before the pair can examine their feelings, their investigation takes a dramatic twist. With lives on the line, Renee and Kade must use their spy training at every turn as they draw dangerously close to the shocking truth.
I LOVE Hunter's books, and I especially love how to ties the characters from other stories together, so one couple's story can touch characters I've grown to love in other books. In reading this one that had a lot of the Saint Squad characters in it I realized I'd missed one of those, so I'll be sure to go back to catch up on that book.
This new Guardian series is a lot of fun and has so much potential for future stories. I loved Renee and Kade, and now I want to go back and read the first book, Fail Safe again.
Hunter is doing something different in her books now, having an unfinished thread at the end of the book. I'm getting excited where I see some of them going.
I listened to the audiobook, and the narrator did a great job.
I devoured this book. I loved how it wove together the Guardian novels with the Saints Squad novels. It was so much fun to see the two working together. Normally, I like to try to solve the problem to see if I'm correct. With this novel, I enjoyed sitting back and watching the story unfold. The ride was more fun for me than solving the who-is-behind-it question. I would highly recommend this book to any and everyone who loves a great novel.
Wowza, I loved the fast paced, action filled feel to this book! There was never a dull moment. Even the downtime in this book felt important and filled with some sort of tension. Books like this are exciting and exhausting! By the end I feel a huge sigh of relief that we all made it out alive. ha.
This book brought back so many old friends from previous books, all working together for one common goal. It felt sort of like a family reunion, but not nearly as happy and carefree. That happens when everyone is trying to stay alive.
This is exactly the kind of book I've come to expect from Traci Abramson. I love that I know what I'm going to get when I pick up one of her books. What a fun ride this one was! Sometimes quite literally. Wait until you read about Kade's "ride". :)
Content: Some violence and peril, some kissing.
Traci Hunter Abramson's books have been a bit hit-and-miss for me, but I was intrigued by the book description for Safe House, so I thought I'd give it a try. And, I'm glad I did. It was an enjoyable read, with a good amount of action and a clean romance.
I liked the mix of the Guardians and the Saint Squad. Other than the names (calling the members Ghost or the Saint Squad 😬) I really liked the interaction between the groups.
The book mentioned a burn phone several times, and that threw me. I've only heard it referred to as a burner phone.
At least one big thing was left undone, I assume to leave this open to a sequel. But the most pressing things were resolved. I liked the romance aspect, and even though the strong feelings came on quickly, it was written in a way that felt realistic.
This was a fast, clean and enjoyable read, and I’d read more about the Guardians.
*I received a complimentary copy. All opinions expressed are my own.
I know I can always count on Abramson to write a gripping romantic suspense and that's exactly what she delivered once again. I love revisiting favorite characters, learning more about them and meeting some new ones. I feel like the books build throughout the story, as well as throughout the series, block by block, and that completely draws me in. Although this is a new series, the Saint Squad is incorporated into this storyline and it's great to have them a part of it.
The danger and threats are almost tangible and had me on edge. There is NO WAY that I could be in this type of career because I'd wilt away from the stress and anxiety. The twists and turns had me reeling at times and I loved every minute of it. I can handle it if I'm on this side of the adventure--reading about it secondhand.
Renee has no idea how close to death she'll come when she agrees to help an old friend. It made me reflect on a question--how far would I go to help someone, especially if it meant saving many people's lives? I'm a chicken, so I don't know, but I'm glad there are some brave people out there. And Kade? Or Ghost Two, I guess I should say. He's a fabulous character and although he doesn't like people, he's very good with them, whether it be evading, assisting, or working with them. I especially love the way he interacts with Renee.
This is one series that leaves me anxiously awaiting more and it can't come fast enough.
Content: mild violence; mild romance.
*I received a copy, which had no influence on my thoughts and opinions, which are solely my own.*
I love the way this author writes her books! She fills them with suspense, great characters and a love story that you don't want to miss. There's always tons going on in her books and I never want to put them down!
This one was fabulous! I loved Renee. As the book opens, she agrees to do a favor for an old friend, but she had no idea that it might cost her her life. I love that she wants to help find out what's going on, so even with the danger to herself, she keeps trying. She has to go into hiding with one of the guardians, Ghost or Kade.
I liked Kade too. I liked that he tried to make himself more aloof from Renee, because that's how he is with everyone, but he can't quite do it with Renee. He keeps letting out little bits of his past that he never shares with anyone. But at the same time, he knows he can't have the kind of life that Renee would want. He works so hard to protect Renee, and figure out who is after the two of them before it's too late.
And I really loved that this one includes the whole Saint Squad! They are some of my favorite characters ever, I love that you get to see a little bit of how a lot of them are feeling about being targeted yet again.
I loved how the action in this one starts right away. You have no idea just who is shooting at everyone or just why they are. It took literally the whole book to figure out who the killer was, and there's no way I would have been able to guess from the beginning who it was.
This is such a great book! Make sure to get your own copy!