Guarded by the Soldier (Justice Seekers #2) by Laura Scott

Published July 1st 2020 by Love Inspired Suspense

About the Book: He’ll put his life on the line…
If it means protecting a little boy and his pregnant mom.

After months of searching, security expert Ryker Tillman finally finds Olivia Habush and her young son—just as they are attacked by armed mercenaries. Now safeguarding Olivia, her unborn child and little Aaron is the former special ops soldier’s new mission. But to save the family burrowing into his heart, Ryker must figure out why someone wants them dead…


This is the second book in The Seekers series but can be read as a standalone story. Having said that, I will be g0ing back to read the first book as I did enjoy this one. In this story we meet widow, Olivia Habush and her three year old son Aaron who are on the run. After the death of her husband and her kidnapping by mercenaries that he worked with, Olivia has managed to remain in hiding for a few month, that safety she has started to become used to vanishes in a moment. Rykker, an ex-soldier has been looking for her after coming upon her house and realizing she and her son are missing. He tracks her down just in time. What follows is a harrowing adventure alluding the group that is after her. She needs to figure out what they want as well as keep her son and soon to be born baby, safe.

This is a quick read with lots of action. Olivia is not a victim. She has fought for her little family’s safety and will do whatever it takes to keep doing that. She is a smart woman who uses that to save herself on a couple of occasions. She is also pretty physically fit for a woman who is 8 months pregnant. She is also vulnerable for love and caring, after what she has been through. Rykker is a swoon worthy hero. He is handsome, caring, loyal and determined. He wants to save Olivia and Aaron at any cost, and begins to feel deeply for them both relatively quickly. Aaron is a child too good to be true. He has his moments, but he is so well behaved that I wanted to give him a hug myself. He wanted to be with his mommy so badly and definitely wanted the baby to be a little brother. There were a lot of strong, strapping heroes in the story, a double cross that I was expecting and unfortunately a few dead bodies along the way. This is also a faith story. Olivia continues to pray that God show her the path he has for them, and that he give Rykker the knowledge and strength to save them. I recommend this one to those who enjoy a Christian Suspenseful Romance that has a HAE. The publisher generously provided me with a copy of this book upon request. The rating, ideas and opinions shared are my own.

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About the Author: Laura Scott is honored to write for the Love Inspired Suspense line, where a reader can find a heartwarming journey of faith amid the thrilling danger. She lives with her husband of twenty-five years and has two children, a daughter and a son, who are both in college. She works as a critical-care nurse during the day at a large level-one trauma center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and spends her spare time writing romance. Visit Laura at www.laurascottbooks.com.

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