Saturday, July 12, 2014

Secret Service Rescue-Elle James

Secret Service Rescue
Elle James
Harlequin Romantic Suspense, Jul 1 2014, $5.50
ISBN: 9780373278787

In Raleigh, Patrick O’Hara demands help from former Vice President Kate Winston to find their missing granddaughter Shelby; who was taken from the Beth City University library two weeks ago.  Kate and her three adult sons are stunned while the VP’s Secret Service agent Daniel Henderson insures her safety.  Patrick explains that Kate gave up their daughter Carrie so he raised her as a single dad.  Daniel obtains information from arrested disgraced agent D’Angelis.  He and Kate’s son RPD officer Thad drive to the house where Shelby is being restained.  Ignoring an inferno, Daniel runs inside and brings Shelby out; he stays with her as his new assignment.

When Shelby learns she will receive 24/7 bodyguards, she refuses until she finds out why she was abducted and why the Feds insist on protecting her with agents.  Kate remains in shock because years ago her mom insisted the baby died in childbirth.  Assigned to protect Shelby, Daniel struggles to control his unprofessional attraction; Shelby recognizes her hero’s reluctance battling his desire as she shares all the same feelings while coping with her new found maternal family.

The latest delightful Adair Legacy romantic suspense (see Special Ops Rendezvous by Karen Anders, Executive Protection by Jennifer Morey and Her Secret, His Duty by Carla Cassidy) is an exciting contemporary that sweetly wraps up the major overarching threads.  With a nod to the relationship in the movie the First Daughter (sans comedy), Secret Service Rescue is a well-written fun tale.

Harriet Klausner

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