Tuesday, July 19, 2022

Grace Under Fire: A Novel by Julie Garwood

(Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for providing me with a copy of this book!)

about book: (summary from Goodreads)

A Navy SEAL will need every bit of his extensive skill set when he appoints himself as bodyguard to a woman determined not to need one in this thrilling new novel from #1 New York Timesbestselling author Julie Garwood.

Grace Isabel MacKenna had a hundred things to do today. Killing someone wasn’t one of them. It was supposed to be a quick visit to Boston for the Buchanan anniversary party, then on to Scotland to collect an inheritance. She checks into the hotel and then decides to go for a brisk walk. But after getting lost she ends up with a wounded man stumbling into her arms, and then his shooter coming after them both. When she fires back in self-defense, she doesn’t expect him to drop dead. Thanks to the Buchanans dispatching Navy SEAL and now a lawyer Michael Buchanan to help her deal with the police, Isabel endures hours of interrogation and is finally free to go.

Isabel knows she should be grateful for Michael’s help, but since she’s harbored an extreme dislike for him for years, gratitude is difficult to muster. Michael has appointed himself her de facto guardian, and she’s stuck with him despite their constant bickering and sizzling attraction. Even when Isabel goes to Scotland to claim her inheritance, Michael follows her, but he isn’t the only thing she can’t shake. Mysterious threats against Isabel surface, and before they can deal with their growing feelings for each other, Michael and Isabel must first survive.

my thoughts:

Romance, thrills, and suspense - what more could I want in a book? In Julie Garwood's new novel, Grace Under Fire, we get all the excitement and fun of a suspense-filled mystery, plus some sizzling romance to boot. I absolutely LOVED it! What a terrific story!

Isabel is a busy, busy bee. Her to-do list would make you faint from exhaustion. Except, today she must add murder to her list. Yep, whilst out for a walk she stumbles upon a wounded man and in an effort to save him and herself from his attacker, she must fire her weapon in self-defense. Only, she didn't expect for her shot to be fatal. Fortunately, her attorney, Michael, helps her deal with the police and soon she is on her way.  Of course, she's not too keen that Michael is now her bodyguard - seems that Isabel has been getting threats and security is essential. So, the two head off to Scotland and let's just say that sparks ignite, along with the growing sense of danger lurking nearby. 

Garwood has written a sexy and fun story that will captivate you right from the start. The characters are easy to get caught up with and their story makes for quite a thrilling read. You will LOVE reading all about Isabel and Micheal - what an exciting couple!

I would happily recommend Grace Under Fire to anyone and everyone looking for their next new read - check it out! 

Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for providing me with a copy of this book!

1 comment:

Lark said...

Romance and suspense do make for a great combination! I love the sound of this one. :)