Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Liz Johnson's A Promise to Protect ~ Reviewed

A Promise to Protect
By: Liz Johnson 

Love Inspired Suspense Series
Steeple Hill Books 

ISBN-13: 9780373445189




Navy SEAL Matt Waterstone knows about keeping people safe. When his best friend's sister is attacked, Matt promises no harm will come to Ashley Sawyer-not on his watch. But Matt's not the only protective one. Ashley will do anything to safeguard the residents of the battered women's shelter she runs. She's sure she can handle the threats she gets in return. What she can't handle is the way Matt scales the walls around her heart. Yet when she falls prey to a crime web far more sinister than she'd realized, trusting Matt could be the only way to survive..
Promise to Protect involves a young woman named Ashley Sawyer, who, after having been in an abusive relationship, now runs a battered woman’s shelter.  After taking in and successfully hiding a young girl whom she knew nothing about, Ashley is beginning to receive threats like none she’s had before – someone trying to run her over, a brick being thrown through the window of the home, threatening notes.  She is unsure how to react when Matt Waterstone, her brother’s best friend who is also a Navy Seal, comes to the rescue at the request of her brother.  They find that they are getting involved in more than they bargained for, not only with the threats they are receiving, but with their growing feelings for each other.                
I wasn’t sure how much I would like this book at the beginning, but the story line was really good and it drew me in quickly.  I love that Ashley was willing to run this home and help these woman.  Even though she had been through a horrible experience, instead of keeping it quiet and not dealing with it, she used it to help less fortunate women.  I was glad when she was finally able to realize that she couldn’t rely completely on herself for everything.  She had to learn the hard way that God’s strength was made perfect in her weakness.
Reviewed by: Sarah Meyers

1 comment:

Liz Johnson said...

Sarah, I'm so glad that you ended up enjoying A Promise to Protect! Thanks for taking the time to review it! :) Merry Christmas!