- Author: Jessica R. Patch
- Publisher: Love Inspired
- Print Length: 224 pages
- Release Date: June 7, 2016
- Genre: Christian , Love Inspired- Suspense
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Minutes into FBI profiler Bryn Eastman’s first case since a near-fatal shooting, a brazen serial killer sets his sights on her next. Now her life—and career—is in the hands of her new partner, Detective Eric Hale, the man she once loved and lost. Racked with nightmares of the shooting and regrets for the tragedy that tore her and Eric apart, Bryn doesn’t want Eric to discover the secrets she carries—but she needs him. Seeing Bryn brings back memories Eric can’t control. Memories of a once-in-a-lifetime love. But the tough detective knows their only path to a second chance goes straight through a relentless killer…one who won’t quit until he counts Bryn as his fifth victim.
Jessica R. Patch lives in the mid-south where she pens inspirational contemporary romance and romantic suspense novels. When she’s not hunched over her laptop or going on adventurous trips in the name of research with willing friends, you can find her sneaking off to movies with her husband, watching way too much Netflix with her daughter, dominating her son at board games, and collecting recipes to amazing dishes she'll probably never cook. She is the author of the Seasons of Hope series and writes for Love Inspired Suspense. Some of her novels include, Fatal Reunion, Protective Duty, Concealed Identity, and Final Verdict.
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Book Review by Bree Herron
Protective Duty was that book, the one you can’t put down. I was truly blurry eyed after finishing this fantastic book. This is the second book Jessica has written for the Love Inspired Suspense and if you haven’t read Fatal Reunion go out and get it! Eric is back from Fatal Reunion and this time his past is coming home. Bryn (new favorite name), is coming back to work a case that Eric was/is in charge of. Their past is just as thrilling as their present.
Eric is that character, women swoon over. I felt drawn to his personality and emotions instantly. Bryn is a tough cookie, I love a gal that feels she can take care of her own. And faith, well they both have that to work on but two is better than one. Bryn’s faith journey is one that so many can relate to.The One Thing I Want Most.. #ChristianRomance #ProtectiveDuty #LoveInspired @JessicaPatch Click To Tweet How is it that we are constantly so sure we are enough with out the Lord, and yet he is our constant reminder we need him? No matter your personal journey with God, this book is enlightening on Independence and faith. You can have both and you can face your past, sometimes your past is just what you need.
I loved this book and say it’s a MUST read for your summer 2016. Find your new thriller here!
I received an advanced copy in return for a fair and honest review.
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I read this book straight thru. A for sure “can’t put down”. I felt like I knew the characters from the first chapter by Jessica’s amazing way of pulling you right into the story. Nothing better than being inspired in my faith while on the edge of my seat! Loved it. Can’t wait for more from this amazing lady!
Agreed! Jessica Patch does an amazing job!
Celeste, I am very excited for the next installment to be out.