Under Fire

by Lynn Blackburn


This was my first series from Lynn Blackburn, and I loved it so much that I bought physical copies of the book after borrowing the audiobooks from the library. The Defend and Protect series was a great mix of suspense and romance, and it focused on the Secret Service. No surprise there why it intrigued me. With all the underlying tension between Tessa and Zane throughout books 1 and 2, I couldn’t WAIT to read their story.

While I did really enjoy the book, it ended up not being my favorite of the three. The suspense and action were a lot slower for the most part, and the romance was way up. It was perfect for those who love the will-they or won’t-they get together books, with special looks, pet names, and kisses. I tend to prefer suspense over romance and this book was definitely a romance over suspense. I still really enjoyed it, and I really appreciated the touching on alcoholism. Overall, it is a book I recommend and will probably enjoy again in the future.

Genre:  Romantic Suspense


USSS Special Agent Zane Thacker has landed his dream assignment protecting the president of the United States. When the president plans a fundraiser at the exclusive estate of a political supporter in Raleigh, Zane is thrilled to be working again with Special Agent Tessa Reed, his best friend–and the woman he desperately wishes could be more.

Though Tessa almost lost everything, she battled her demons and came out on the other side healthy and healed. But when her role as the liaison between the Raleigh office and the president’s protective detail wrenches her past back into the present, her greatest failure threatens to come to light.

Zane refuses to let Tessa go through this alone. But can he stand by the woman he loves and protect the president from a mounting threat at the same time?

Sparks fly as award-winning romantic suspense writer Lynn H. Blackburn closes out her Defend and Protect series with this explosive tale of secrets kept, lies exposed, and relationships restored.

Lynn Blackburn’s Website: https://www.lynnhblackburn.com/

Purchase Link: Amazon |  Baker Book House  | Christianbook

Have you read the series? Which book was your favorite? Have you read any of Lynn Blackburn’s other books? Recommendations for a next read from her? Or if you haven’t read her yet, are you intrigued?

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