Thursday, July 20, 2023

EXPIRED PROMISE by Lisa Phillips and Emilie Haney, Reviewed by Rebecca Maney


" . . . Jude shuffled through more of the images. Andi. Her mother. Her brothers. Her father." . . . "How in the world was Andi Crawford involved in his case?"

A. T. F. Agent Jude Brooks knows he needs to take a trip back home. After finding pictures of the Crawford family strewn across a vicious cartel leader's desk, Jude decides to follow up personally, quietly, unobtrusively . . . oh, who is he kidding? Seeing Andi again after so many years was going to be as difficult as his case might turn out to be, because technically someone in her family could end up being connected . . . please, say no.

E.M. T. Andi Crawford is fighting her way up the ladder to qualify as a Last Chance County firefighter. Jude Brooks never entered her mind as an obstacle, but here he was, like everyone else, trying to tell her what to do and more importantly what not to do. She didn't need him, she could protect herself, right????

When things turn ugly fast, it becomes crystal clear that Jude knows what he is talking about; the entire Crawford family is in the cross-hairs of a dangerous drug lord. Another obvious? After all these years, Andi's heart is still tethered to Jude Brooks, whether she wants it to be or not.

A sit-down-and-don't-look-up-until-you-are-finished, kind of a good story! Fast paced, but not too fast. Romantic, but not icky sweet. Predictable in some ways, but definitely not in others. Characters with enough depth to tug on your heart-strings. More importantly, at the very center? "My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever."

*I purchased this book and was under no obligation to provide a positive review.

BackCover Blurb:

Fire. Family. Faith.
A female fire-fighter and a hero ATF agent get a second chance at love, but when she's targeted, will the secrets of the past destroy them?

She’ll stop at nothing to protect her family.

Probie fire-fighter and EMT Andi Crawford loves her job, but when her family becomes the target of a dangerous drug cartel, she’ll have to choose between firefighting and protecting her family.

Even if that means accepting help from the one man who broke her heart.

The last thing he wants is to return home…

Superstar ATF Agent Jude Brooks never thought he’d return to Last Chance County—and especially not to uncover information about the Crawford family, the family who rescued him as a teen. The last person he wants to see is Andi…mostly because of the love he still has for her.

But working together to uncover the truth ignites all their old feelings and suddenly, he has to decide…the love he can’t forget, or a future he wants.

But what happens when the past shows up to destroy it all…

A romantic second chance at love suspense with a strong-but-wounded hero, a woman in danger, a found family and a fight for justice with a surprise twist!

Another riveting Last Chance County romantic suspense!

Last Chance Fire and Rescue
Book 1: Expired Return
Book 2: Expired Hope
Book 3: Expired Promise
Book 4: Expired Vows (coming soon)

Last Chance County by Lisa Phillips
Book 1: Expired Refuge
Book 2: Expired Secrets
Book 3: Expired Cache
Book 4: Expired Hero
Book 5: Expired Game
Book 6: Expired Plot
Book 7: Expired Getaway
Book 8: Expired Betrayal
Book 9: Expired Flight

Book 10: Expired End

Sunrise Publishing, May, 2023
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