Friday, August 11, 2017

Homefront Defenders by Lisa Phillips

Book description:

PROTECTING THE PRESIDENT Amid the idyllic scenery of Hawaii, rookie Secret Service agent Alana Preston is attacked, and a sinister plot to assassinate the president begins taking shape. But nobody seems to believe Alana, and she doesn't know who she can trust--except Secret Service director James Locke. Now, with an assassin hiding in plain sight on the island, she and James may be the president's last line of defense. The closer they get to cracking the case, however, the more intertwined their lives become. And they must fight to keep their hearts out of it. With the life of the commander-in-chief in their hands, falling in love could be a deadly distraction...

My review:

 I first ran across Lisa Phillips when her Sanctuary Series came up as recommended Christian fiction on Amazon. It is a series set in a hidden town full of people in the Witness Protection Program. I bought the first two books, and was hooked, (and was sad when the series ended).

 This is the first Love Inspired Suspense novel I have read by Phillips, and she does not disappoint here either. This is a bit different from some suspense novels I have read in that it centers on Secret Service agents.

 These books are a good bit shorter than the other books I read by Phillips, but she packs a lot into the pages. I liked everything about the book: plot, setting, characters, suspense, and action. Granted, the book was just 218 pages long, but I couldn't put it down and read it through in one sitting. I enjoyed the family dynamic between the female lead character and her family, and thought it added a lot to the story.

 I figured out early on who the bad guy was, but was surprised by the twist in the story when the author revealed who the bad guy was. That also made the book end in a different way than I was expecting, so kudos to the author for that surprise.

 All in all, this was a great read, and I enjoyed every page of it.

 I was given a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

About the author: 

A British ex-pat who grew up an hour outside of London, Lisa attended Calvary Chapel Bible College where she met her husband. He's from California, but nobody's perfect. It wasn't until her Bible College graduation that she figured out she was a writer (someone told her). Since then she's taken the Apprentice and Journeyman writing courses with the Christian Writers Guild, and discovered a penchant for high-stakes stories of mayhem and disaster where you can find made-for-each-other love that always ends in happily ever after.

Lisa can be found in Idaho wearing either flip-flops or cowgirl boots, depending on the season. She leads worship with her husband at their local church. Together they have two children--a sparkly Little Princess and a Mini Daddy--and two bunny rabbits.

Check out her website at

Thanks to the author for the review copy.