Book Review: Deadly Safari

14 Apr

445891Texas Ranger Alex Markham lands an unusual assignment—protecting an ambassador’s daughter on the African savanna. No one—not even wildlife filmmaker Meghan Jordan herself—can know his true identity. The stubborn but beautiful Meghan is nothing like the bookish woman he expected…and neither is his unguarded reaction to her. For the cowboy-turned-cop, the routine babysitting assignment turns into a lifesaving mission when poachers target the unsuspecting beauty. But when Meghan learns the truth of Alex’s identity, can she forgive him before their chances for a future are destroyed forever?


harrislisAward-winning author Lisa Harris has been writing both fiction and nonfiction since 2000 and has twenty novels and novellas in print. She currently lives with her family in Mozambique, where they work as missionaries.

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My Impressions:

Love Inspired Suspense is a Christian imprint of Harlequin. Each month several new books are introduced featuring romance with a suspenseful twist. One of the books for March 2014 is Lisa Harris’ Deadly Safari. Featuring a hunky cowboy, an independent and somewhat stubborn documentary film maker and an exotic locale, Deadly Safari is a great read for those seeking a quick romance.

Meghan is the only daughter of an ambassador to Equatorial Guinea. An independent go-getter, she is still vulnerable when it comes to relationships. When her father receives threats against Meghan, he contacts a Texas Ranger to join her on location on a South African game reserve. But the ambassador insists that Alex’s real identity and job as protector must remain a secret. The two are immediately drawn together as they face mysterious accidents and murderous poachers.

Deadly Safari is a Christian romance with a faith message front and center. Both main characters are Christians, yet they both struggle with guilt, loss and abandonment from the past. There are definite sparks between Meghan and Alex, though they try valiantly to extinguish them. The action is fast-paced and the romance is sweet. The suspense didn’t really get going until halfway through the book, but when it did, it was non-stop. The setting was great. I appreciated the author’s descriptions of the people and places of South Africa.

Deadly Safari is a good pick for a lazy weekend escape.


(Thanks to the author for my review copy. The opinions expressed are mine alone.)

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