Thursday, August 16, 2018

Called to Protect, Blue Justice #2 by Lynette Eason

Book description:

For the past year, Chloe St. John has been working as a K-9 cop with her German shepherd partner, Hank. After being dumped by her fiance for another woman, Chloe has decided that Hank is just about the only male she likes. She's over the whole romance thing and focuses her attention on doing her job. Because a serious case of human trafficking with connections to her missing cousin just landed in her lap.

When US Marshall Blake MacCallum's daughter goes missing, he's ordered to kill the judge he's protecting and tell no one about his daughter's disappearance or she will die. Blake races against the clock to rescue his daughter while Chloe and Hank are asked to be a part of the task force assembled to bring down the traffickers. Chloe finds herself attracted to the silent, suffering man, but thanks to her previous bad judgment, she wonders if she can trust him. And can Blake trust himself around this firecracker of a woman?

Bestselling author Lynette Eason warns readers to buckle in for a fast and furious ride that will have their hearts pumping from the very start.

My review:

  I have enjoyed every book and series I have read by Lynette Eason, but feel this one is her best yet. I really enjoyed the first one, but liked this one even better....possibly because most of the characters are familiar now.

  Called to Protect is a great suspenseful read that I enjoyed every minute of. The plot and characters were top notch, and the suspense and drama were awesome. Eason tackles the issue of human trafficking in this book, and she does a stellar job of portraying how awful it is, and how the people work and operate who are involved in that horrible practice. As much as I enjoyed the book, it did bring a stark reminder of how widespread this crime is, and how many people have been abducted and forced into God knows what.

 The book is Romantic suspense, and I enjoyed that angle as well. Blake and Chloe are likable characters, and even I found myself rooting for that part. Slight spoiler: this isn't a book where they marry at the end of the book after a whirlwind romance, but the book did have a very good and promising ending the romance department.

 This is possibly Eason's most riveting novel so far. The human trafficking angle made for a great plot, and the dilemma of U.S. Marshal Blake Macallum made it even better.

 Called to Protect also hits on forgiveness, and how we must forgive those who have hurt us and done us wrong... no matter how bad the offense.

 This is definitely a book Eason can be proud of, and it left me wanting to read more of the St John family.

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

About the author:

Lynette Eason is the bestselling author of Oath of Honor and Called to Protect, as well as the Women of Justice, Deadly Reunions, Hidden Identity, and the Elite Guardians series. She is the winner of three ACFW Carol Awards, the Selah Award, and the Inspirational Reader's Choice Award, among others. She is a graduate of the University of South Carolina and has a master's degree in education from Converse College. Eason lives in South Carolina with her husband and two children. Learn more at

Called to Protect is available from Revell Publishing, part of the Baker Publishing Group.

Thanks to Revell for the review copy.