Friday, June 23, 2023

EXPIRED HOPE by Lisa Phillips and Megan Besing, Reviewed by Rebecca Maney


"She lifted her chin. 'Tomorrow your crew is going to teach me how to be a firefighter'."

Excuse me. What? Fire Chief Macon James thought that he heard Natalie Atkinson say that she was going to shadow his crew through their training drills. The stubborn woman . . . and he couldn't do a thing to stop her, her professional evaluation of his team's relational health was crucial for his job security. If only there didn't seem to be some sort of invisible tether between them, or was he just imagining the connection, (he had saved her life, there was that) because a therapist was the last person he should be attracted to.

When a series of adverse events continue to befall Natalie, Macon is afraid that her independent streak will ultimately put her life in danger. She doesn't have to face hardship on her own, but wait . . . isn't that what he has been trying to do?

"God's the perfect one . . . You're not responsible for the things people do . . just what you do in response . . . God is trustworthy . . . Let Him have the brokenness . . . He's the only true Healer. No therapist can do what He can."

As Natalie and Macon struggle to lay down the guilt that they have been carrying on their backs for so long, feeling like they are never enough, readers will be caught up in their story . . . Last Chance County has survived its name for a reason . . . hope . . . that never expires.

*I purchased a copy and was under no obligation to provide a positive review. 3.5 stars 

BackCover Blurb:
Fire. Family. Faith.
A fire chief, a woman in danger, a forbidden love…can it survive the flames of revenge?

She's running to a fresh start...

Veteran and therapist Natalie Atkinson just wants to help heroes survive their past. But when she's rescued from a fire...and falls for the one person she's supposed to help...she could destroy both their futures.

It's his last chance to get it right...

Fire Chief Macon James is the right man for the job--he just has to prove it to the counselor who is signing off on his team. What he doesn't expect is to fall for her.

But danger is stalking her and someone is going to get hurt.

So, he'll have to protect her, without crossing any lines. And she'll have to make sure that she doesn't get him killed.

A romantic suspense with a heroic but wounded fire chief, a woman on the run, secrets, a forbidden love, and a plot that will keep you guessing.

The second breathtaking book in the Last Chance Fire and Rescue series!

Last Chance Fire and Rescue

Book 1: Expired Return
Book 2: Expired Hope
Book 3: Expired Promise (coming soon)
Book 4: Expired Vows (coming soon) 

Sunrise Publishing, April, 2023
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