[PDF] Defender for Hire By Shirlee McCoy

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Ing go of long held secrets Seth realizes that Tessa may be his second chance at love but their future depends on finding the man determined that Tessa never forgets the pa. Once again Shirlee McCoy came across with a good suspenseful story Very enjoyable

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Defender for Hire

Someone was watching herNo matter how many times Tessa Camry moves her mysterious tormentor always finds herand leaves a grim reminder of all she's lost But this year no lo. Right away I could tell this was going to be goodFull of action and suspenseStrong hero and a woman in needA widower meets a beautiful widowSo perfectButsigh I had no idea this was a Christian Romance when I got it I figured it out pretty uick You can have faith without it being smacked in your face every page It kind of killed an otherwise fantastic story for mePlus once you figure out it is a CR you already know that there won t be any steamy scenes DamnI feel like there should be a naughty grown up version of Christian Romance books This was a great story But if I had known ahead of time what it was I would have never touched it

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Nger content to deliver roses her stalker wants her dead When former soldier Seth Sinclair becomes her bodyguard he encourages her to stand her ground even if it means lett. Review originally posted at Harleuin Publication Date out now How I got this book ARC via Netgalley Someone was watching her No matter how many times Tessa Camry moves her mysterious tormentor always finds her and leaves a grim reminder of all she s lost But this year no longer content to deliver roses her stalker wants her dead When former soldier Seth Sinclair becomes her bodyguard he encourages her to stand her ground even if it means letting go of long held secrets Seth realizes that Tessa may be his second chance at love but their future depends on finding the man determined that Tessa never forgets the past blurb taken from Goodreads Defender for Hire was one of those books I really looked forward to reading because of the premise Stalker villain plus heroine in trouble plus hero who is a security expert should eual an amazing reading experience I had a few reservations about the book because it is in Harleuin s love inspired line and I found that the few modern day inspirational romance titles that I read were often two preachy and wrapped everything up in a neat little bow without having a lot of emotional depth Interestingly enough the faith element of the book was the best part and the rest fell completely flat for me The main problem that I had with this book is that there were so many too stupid to live TSTL moments and many times I would put down my EReader and say not again So let s start with our heroine Tessa She has been moving from town to town for the past five years because on the anniversary of her husband s death someone finds her and leaves the gift of a black rose She lives in a perpetual state of fear and has a secret that she feels she needs to keep This secret dates back to the massacre that she went through when her and her late husband were serving as missionaries in Africa She has a goofy big dog my favorite character and works as a physical therapist I felt for her because she was so afraid and felt like she couldn t trust anyone She d survived but she was not living At some point however I became incredibly frustrated with Tessa Someone was obviously after her They d tried strangling her in chapter three broke in her house and had been stalking her What frustrated me was the utter denial and complete lack of planning on her part when it came to her safety while the hero might be overbearing staying in her home was not an option I wanted her to get a gun change the security system make a choice that involved her own safety instead of constantly saying she didn t want to leave and that there wasn t a problem Just because she didn t want to see certain incidents as being connected didn t mean that they would completely disappear I could understand wanting life to get back to normal but at some point it s time to buck up and be smart Someone leaves a black rose for you every year and you don t possibly think the threat may have escalated Tessa continued to stall the investigation by not telling the entire truth due to her big secret I remember thinking that this better be a darn good secret indeed because I was beyond annoyed at that point I wanted to be on Team Tessa so badly and kept being denied that again and again by her terrible decision making Seth didn t annoy me as much in the beginning but he worked his way up there eventually He is a security expert and Tessa s patient He was definitely take charge but not overly so He cared about Tessa and once he realized there was a problem he was not about to leave her alone He knew that he shouldn t get involved with her troubles but what self respecting romance hero would ever walk away or let the police do their job for that matter It was apparent uickly that he was attracted to Tessa and that he would like to pursue that but he was able to respect her need for space in that regard He was able to help Tessa in a lot of ways because his own wife had died and he felt responsible He understood the kind of guilt that she experienced and the scenes where they discussed that were full of emotion I wish there would have been of those moments He reached his TSTL moment when his injured self ran after the stalker along with the injured puppy The sheriff also left his post to go tearing after the stalker I don t think either of them have ever gamed or read enough suspense because hello No backup on the scene and nobody thinks the stalker can t just circle around back to the heroine I was not convinced of the romance between these two characters They spent so much time being attracted to one another and in Tessa s case feeling incredible guilt and not wanting to rely on anyone that they never really had a chance to just be a couple Seth was in marriage mode not ready to just date but to see what could come of it Then they would spend time second guessing themselves so that by the time they finally did make that commitment I wasn t certain that it would stick We didn t get to see enough time with them just getting to be a couple When they were together they could laugh and banter for a little while but then usually Tessa would think she was doing the wrong thing I just wanted to smack their heads together and tell them to stop all that madness I didn t get to see nearly enough of Tessa s other ualities ualities that I would have really appreciated I was both happy and disappointed with the interweaving of faith in the story First I did not feel like I was being preached to at all Seth s faith was stronger than Tessa s but I loved the way that she began to dig roots in what she believed She came to her own understanding of what happened in her past and it was beautifully well written All of the problems on the Earth weren t solved by God but this book certainly showed the human struggle to rely on the unseen I loved it I was completely disappointed with the church scene in this book however Seth and Tessa go to a potluck and she basically has I m struggling please be my friend written across her chest Instead what do we get We get Peggy Sue the girl who is desperate for a man and is clingy and passive aggressive This is the kind of female to female interaction that frustrates me This woman was painted as someone who was so desperate so hungry for a love she hadn t found yet that it became her only purpose for being in the story at all There could have been so much explored in terms of fellowshipping with one another and community but it was missed entirely The suspense part itself was really enjoyable I wanted to know who this tormentor was and there were a few turns The resolution of the suspense portion of this story was lackluster and anti climactic The secret that Tessa had been holding onto for so long at risk to her own life was not nearly as huge as I thought it would be As the book was closing someone else had a TSTL moment which could have cost the hero his life and by that point I just wanted to be finished While Defender for Hire started off with promise many of the actions of the characters and the suspense plot really bogged this story down I wish we would have seen moments of Tessa and Seth together as a couple I want to know about Seth s family so I will try another book in this series The faith element except for the church portion was an integral undercurrent of the story and was the strongest part Tessa eventually began to realize she wasn t making good decisions and owning up to that fact but by that point it was too little too late I give Defender for Hire a D


10 thoughts on “Defender for Hire

  1. says:

    I absolutely love Shirlee McCoy's books She is a master at suspense and super characters Her heroes are tremendously great I only discovered her earlier this year and now I'm trying to play catch up by reading all her books It's going to take me a while though because she has over 50 Lucky me I highly recommend her work It's great

  2. says:

    Defender For Hire Heroes For Hire by Shirlee McCoyFive years ago Tessa Camry was on a mission with her husband Daniel when an insurgent group attacked wounding or killing 20 people including Daniel Each year since someone has been leaving a black rose for Tessa on the anniversary of the massacre And each time she moves to a new place But Pine Bluff feels like home and she is tired of moving Seth Sinclair works private security and has been

  3. says:

    Right away I could tell this was going to be goodFull of action and suspenseStrong hero and a woman in needA widower meets a beautiful widowSo perfectButsigh I had no idea this was a Christian Romance when I got it I figured it out pr

  4. says:

    Review originally posted at Harleuin Publication Date out now How I got this book ARC via Netgalley Someone was watching her

  5. says:

    Defender for hire How much could one take when u have lost the one true love we’ll it seems alit if u find your second chance in the love that god will give to you and I’m glad to see there was a happy ever after for Seth and Tessa Thank yo

  6. says:

    Really enjoyed this book

  7. says:

    Once again Shirlee McCoy came across with a good suspenseful story Very enjoyable

  8. says:

    I hate that this is the last book in the series Have enjoyed all the books so much This one was A

  9. says:

    Heroes For Hire seriesI have been happy reading Shirlee McCoy's books so far have enjoyed them all that I have read Defender for Hire is a fast pacedstory It starts off strong and keeps grabbing your attention It is a clean read The plot is good Every year for the past five years Tessa is sent a black rose She

  10. says:

    I was completely taken with this book Tessa has been hiding for five years Each time she thinks she has escaped the past it finds her Now it is obvious there is someone out there watching her that wants to do than just remind herthey want to kill her Seth likes his new physical therapist but never expected to become involved in her personal issues When he sees her in trouble he can't just walk away and he fills the role