About the Book
Book: Active Defense
Series: Danger Never Sleeps #3
Author: Lynette Eason
Release Date: January 5, 2021
As a former field surgeon in Afghanistan, Heather Fontaine is used to life-or-death situations. She just didn’t expect them to follow her home. When she returns from a party to find that someone has broken into her house–and threatened her friends–she assumes it is the stalker who has been following her and creeping her out. She hopes to find safety and peace of mind by leaving the city and hiding out in a small town. But trouble has followed her even there.
Luckily, a stalker isn’t the only one watching Heather. Travis Walker has been secretly watching out for her for weeks. As owner of his own security agency, it’s what he does. Together, Travis and Heather must figure out who wants her dead–and why–before it’s too late.
Bestselling and award-winning author Lynette Eason will have you looking over your shoulder as you dive into this fast-paced, suspense-filled story about losing control and finding something even better.
Active Defense by Lynette Eason is one wild ride. This is a story the reader will not want to put down. As with the previous two novels in the Danger Never Sleeps series, Active Defense is a story that will keep the reader guessing right up until the end. It was fun to see characters from the first two novels make several cameo appearances. I actually quite like the deep friendship between the women in this series. They are always there for one another, and, like all true friendships, are willing to call each other out when necessary and hold each other accountable. They are a great illustration of true friendship. I love the relationship between Heather and Travis. I think it is sweet how much Travis is drawn to Heather. His protectiveness of her, his consideration of her feelings, and his acknowledgement of her being an intelligent, independent, strong woman makes Travis one excellent hero. I found that Heather and Travis’s relationship grew naturally and realistically over the course of the story — this is definitely not an insta-love kind of romance. I found Heather’s trust issues relatable. Her upbringing has made trusting others quite difficult. Instead, Heather feels it is best to take care of things on her own and with as little fuss as possible so as not to burden others. I relate to Heather in this. Trust is a really hard thing for me, and I found that the way Heather works through her trust issues is rather realistic and familiar. I also love how down-to-earth and common-sense she is. Heather is a rule-follower, sure, but she also uses her brain. She assesses her situations and creates solutions to problems based on what is appropriate for the moment rather than following a black-and-white rule book. I really love this quick-thinking, common sense, logical way about Heather. And, finally, my favorite aspect to Active Defense is the suspense and mystery. It definitely kept me turning pages well into the night. I love the fast-paced, highly engaging, edge-of-your-seat kind of read that is Active Defense. This is a story I highly recommend, and I cannot wait for the next novel in this series to release!
I purchased a copy of this novel in eBook form from Amazon.com on January 9, 2021, in order to review. I also received a review copy of this novel in eBook form from the publisher, Revell, via NetGalley. In no way has this influenced my review. The opinions expressed in this review are my own.