About the Book
Author: Kimberly Rose Johnson
Genre: Romantic Suspense, Christmas
Release date: September 21, 2021
Bodyguard Sally Wilson has become the target. Can she save her own life as well as her daughter’s?
Christmas is supposed to be the happiest time of the year, but when Sally’s young daughter, Emma, becomes the target of child traffickers, and the little girl’s biological father wants Sally dead, the Christmas season takes a dark turn.
Police officer, Dillon Brady, responds to a call for help at the home of his friend and Protection Inc. bodyguard, Sally Wilson. When their relationship tips beyond friendship, Dillon is determined no one will hurt Sally or her daughter again. Will his resolve be enough?
Sally is drawn to Dillon. He’s a natural with Emma and appears to care about both of them. Sally’s been fooled before by a man she believed loved her, but what if it’s an act? Can Sally learn to trust again and follow her heart, or will Dillon get relegated to the friend zone?
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This is an enjoyable novella and a good one to read of an evening at under one hundred pages. It wraps up a series. While it does read relatively well on its own, many characters in this story have histories from the previous novels. The full impact of this novella is best appreciated if the previous books in the series are read first.
There are scenes of suspense but the ones with the most impact are off screen, so to speak. We hear about them through a phone call or report from someone else. In that sense, this is a good novella for people who don't like to read really suspenseful scenes.
The plot gives several characters the opportunity to trust God for protection and a good outcome to a serious situation. We see the vital nature of prayer in trusting God for peace and safety. Don't expect in depth character development but do expect a good story of faith, a slowly developing romance, and some gentle suspense.
My rating: 4/5 stars.
About the Author
Kimberly holds a degree in Behavioral Science from Northwest University in Kirkland, Washington, and is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers.
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More from Kimberly
Every year since I signed the contract for my debut novel, a book set at Christmastime, I have made it a goal to write a Christmas book, usually a novella. This year, Personal Threat is that book.
I wrapped up the series with Personal Threat. My husband came up with the title for this one because the threat in this book is very personal for one of the Protection Inc. team members.
We first met Sally in book two of the series and it seemed only fitting she starred in a book of her own. We also get to know Dillon better in this book which for me was super fun to write. He’s played an important and growing role as the series has progressed and is one of my favorite characters in the series.
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I received a complimentary digital copy of this novella through Celebrate Lit. My comments are an independent and honest review. The rest of the copy of this post was provided by Celebrate Lit.
(My star ratings: 5-I love it, 4-I like it, 3-It's OK, 2-I don't like it, 1-I hate it.)