Susan Sleeman is always a favorite when I’m in the mood for a romantic suspense. Her impeccable research and knowledge of crime solving add so much to her stories. I always learn new things when I read them, and Forged in Steele is another great example of this.
Sleeman puts much thought into the development of her characters, which is especially important in a series that follows the different characters throughout it. Bristol Steele and Jared Wolfe are the stars of this tale of second chances. They are both realistic and engaging, and I enjoyed rooting for them through the story.
With plenty of action, suspense, twists and turns, a dash of romance, and a sprinkling of inspiration and faith, this book kept me turning the pages. It’s a riveting addition to the Steele Guardians series.
*I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy from the author/publisher. All opinions are my own.4.5 stars.
When a baby goes missing…
The ink was barely dry on the contract Bristol Steele had signed for Steele Guardians to provide security for a metro hospital when a baby is abducted from the birthing center. Horrified and devastated for the family, Bristol puts everything in her life aside to find the abducted child and return the baby to her devastated parents. But when FBI Agent Jared Wolfe steps in and tries to shut down her efforts, Bristol isn’t prepared for the emotions that resurface from their long-ago summer romance.
She’ll risk everything, even her life.
Bristol can’t back down and soon finds herself working alongside Jared. She struggles to make sure her growing feelings for him aren’t a distraction, but as she tugs at Jared’s heart and he makes his feelings clear, she’s not sure she’s succeeding. Maybe she does need to back off for the good of the missing baby, but that might leave her company’s reputation in the dirt and proving her abilities to her father has always been her driving force.