Expecting Danger by Jennifer Pierce

September 12, 2020

Author: Jennifer Pierce
Series: Small Town Guardians, Book 2
Genre: Christian Mystery and Romance
Publisher: Anaiah Press
Release Date: December 4, 2018

Kate has been on the run from the men who killed her husband and left her for dead—which isn’t easy considering she’s eight months pregnant—but now they’ve found her. Again. Still reeling from her late husband’s betrayal, the last thing Kate wants is the help of a handsome stranger.

Security expert, Jacob Jones, is still grieving the loss of his pregnant wife, and he’s not ready to move on. But when he thwarts an attempted abduction of the beautiful Kate, he finds himself inexplicably drawn to her. Despite her reluctance, he’s determined to do whatever it takes to save her, including giving up his own life.

Kate’s only option is to take a leap of faith and allow Jacob to help her. But can she trust him to keep her and her unborn baby alive? Or will he fail her like everyone else in her life?


My Thoughts:
Just by looking at the cover you know some suspense is going to be happening and boy does it! There is suspense and intrigue from the very beginning and not that slow burning suspense but a rather fast paced kind. Even more so knowing that the main character Kate is eight months pregnant!! 

Right away you meet Kate and we know she is on the run because of something she saw. She has been in multiple witness protection locations but to no avail. Danger is still after her. She is bitter at God and feels like he has abandoned her. While on the run she runs in to Jake. He immediately feels drawn to her and wants to help her. She reminds him of his late wife and he struggles with that fact. He doesn't know if hes drawn to her because he's trying to replace what he had with his wife or if its because he actually is developing feelings for her. 

The love story between them is a slow take. The focus is mainly on the fact that she is on the run. I feel like he developed feelings for her a lot quicker than expected but some fall in love at first sight as they say. Kate is more guarded and although she feels comfortable with him she doesn't want to get too comfortable. 

This being a the second book in the series, you do see the characters in the first book and interact with them once again. This is my first book by Jennifer Pierce as I didn't read the precious book but I must say that if you enjoy suspenseful books with clean romance in them then you may want to grab these!! I love how the author weaves Bible verses into the characters conversations and it flows beautifully! For me it did not feel preachy or out of place. 

My Rating: 4 Stars/Really Liked it

Favorite Quotes:
"This storm you're going through is awful - horrible even - but God is with you every step of the way."

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(I received a copy of this book as part of  Just Read Tours. I was not required to post a positive review. All views expressed are only my honest opinion.)
About the Author

Jesus follower, raising 2 kids & a husband, never leaves home without a book, fluent in English and sarcasm, Author for Anaiah Press

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