Friday, December 13, 2013

Safe by the Marshal's Side by Shirlee McCoy

Safe by the Marshal's SideBook Description:

For a year, U.S. marshal Hunter Davis has protected witness Annie Delacorte and her toddler daughter. But now, someone is determined to stop Annie from testifying against the men who killed her husband. To guard Annie, by-the-book Hunter will have to break a promise to himself: to not get emotionally involved. After all, he already cares more deeply than he ever imagined for the sweet family of two; a family he'll do anything to keep safe and sound by his side.

Witness Protection: Hiding in plain sight

My Thoughts:
This was a good quick read.  Annie is feeling suffocated.  She and her young daughter have been in witness protection since she witnessed two men murder her husband.  Now, the trial is getting close and she is having to be guarded much more closely and with much less freedom.  Hunter has been the Marshal over her protection detail since she entered the program, but he has always seemed aloof and cold.  Being in close proximity to him is making her notice that he is a man and not just a Marshal.  Hunter is used to keeping things professional but with Annie and her daughter it is much more difficult, especially when they are in danger!
I did love Hunter.  I thought he was a great character.  He is thought of as an icy professional when in reality he 'feels' more than any of them imagine.  With Annie and her baby, he feels protective and like something in his life that was missing is now there.  He can't overstep his professional boundaries just because he is attracted to her.  Annie is determined to testify.  She wants her husband's killers to be brought to justice, even if he wasn't the man she thought him to be.  Her daughter is the center of her world and she will do whatever it takes to keep her safe.  As the danger gets closer, Hunter and Annie do too.  Hunter has more at stake than losing a witness if something happens to Annie, he may just lose his future happiness. I rate this a 3/5.  It was a good read but some of the things just didn't ring true for me.  It really was a good story line though!

Thank you to the publisher for providing the review copy of this book (via netgalley).  I received this book in exchange for an honest review and the opinions stated above are 100% mine.


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