Friday, June 9, 2023

Review: The Protector by Dee Henderson

Series: O'Malley # 4
Genre: Tyndale House
Publisher: Romantic Suspense
Released: October 1, 2010
242 pages
About the Book:

Firefighter Jack O'Malley is fearless when it comes to facing an inferno. But being a target doesn't sit well with him, especially when a serial arsonist is endangering his men.

Cassie Ellis is a firefighter who has already been touched by the flames. She fears she's been sidelined for good. But faced with a house ablaze and fire engines too far away to make it in time, she's got no choice but to go in.

Cassie's partner, Ash, got her through the aftermath last time, but now Cassie has to decide if she can trust Jack as her backup. For she saw the arsonist, he saw her...and Cassie's afraid it's someone she knows.

Jack is determined to help her laugh again. He never expected love to tie his heart in knots or Cassie's faith to change his life. The fires are escalating; now the arsonist is targeting Cassie. And Jack has become the protector of a woman he will risk everything to save...

My Rating & Thoughts:    ⭐⭐

Jack O'Malley is a firefighter and a lieutenant in his division. We get to learn quite a bit about who he is and what his job entails. While investigating a few fires Cole, an arson investigator and Jack’s boss, begins to wonder if someone is targeting Jack with the arsons, as each event happens while Jack is on duty. Cole enlists a former firefighter to help him investigate. Can they catch the person responsible before somebody gets seriously injured in a fire? I found myself fully invested in this case. Not only does a possible romantic interest develop for Jack but this person is also a strong witness about trusting in God during difficult and trying times. I enjoyed seeing their witness to Jack and that were able to help Jack work through his questions and provide a different approach then the way some of his family members were taking. I also really enjoyed that we get to know his sister, Rachel, better in this one. We hadn’t really gotten to know her much in the earlier books but she a very active secondary character in this story. I fully enjoyed following the characters and watching relationships develop and solving the case by stopping the arsonist. Story kept me guessing and including a strong faith element without being overbearing. 

(I purchased my copy of this book; opinions expressed 
in this review are my honest opinion and completely my own.)

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