Book Review: Active Defense

14 Feb

I have been a long time fan of Lynette Eason‘s romantic suspense. In my efforts to whittle down my TBR, I chose Active Defense, book 3 in her Danger Never Sleeps series. These novels feature strong female main characters with ties to the war in Afghanistan. Former field surgeon Heather Fontaine is front and center in this twisting, hold-your-breath book. Recommended!

As a former field surgeon in Afghanistan, Heather Fontaine is used to life-or-death situations. She just didn’t expect them to follow her home. When she returns from a party to find that someone has broken into her house–and threatened her friends–she assumes it is the stalker who has been following her and creeping her out. She hopes to find safety and peace of mind by leaving the city and hiding out in a small town. But trouble has followed her even there.

Luckily, a stalker isn’t the only one watching Heather. Travis Walker has been secretly watching out for her for weeks. As owner of his own security agency, it’s what he does. Together, Travis and Heather must figure out who wants her dead–and why–before it’s too late.

Bestselling and award-winning author Lynette Eason will have you looking over your shoulder as you dive into this fast-paced, suspense-filled story about losing control and finding something even better.

Award-winning, best-selling author, Lynette Eason writes for Harlequin’s Love Inspired Suspense line and for Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group. Her books have hit the Publisher’s Weekly, CBA and ECPA bestseller lists and have won numerous awards such as the prestigious Carol Award, the Selah, the Daphne, the IRCC award and more. Lynette is married, has two children, and lives in Greenville, SC.

My Impressions:

Lynette Eason never disappoints with her edge-of-the-seat romantic suspense. Active Defense, book 3 in her Danger Never Sleeps series is full of twists and turns that kept me guessing until the end. I really liked the military connection. The women in the ensemble cast, as well as some of the men, have served in Afghanistan in some capacity. In this novel, main character Heather Fontaine was a field surgeon who is haunted by some of harrowing experiences, namely the forced suicide bombing by a young Afghani boy. Now back in the United States, Heather senses danger from a watcher. She flees to an undisclosed location, but danger finds her. There are car chases, explosions, kidnappings, and multiple shootings — those who like a fast-paced, adrenaline-filled plot will love this book. Danger is around every corner, but so is romance as Heather and Travis unite to discover who is threatening Heather. I also liked the inclusion of a secondary plot line that fleshed out the backgrounds of the two main characters. One theme is the necessity to find someone to trust and depend upon. While Heather trusts God, she discovers that doing life alone is not ideal.

Active Defense can be read as a standalone novel, but I recommend starting at the beginning. All 4 books in the series are available. Binge-reading, anyone?


Audience: adults.

(Thank to LibraryThing for a complimentary copy. All opinions expressed are mine alone.)

One Response to “Book Review: Active Defense”

  1. Cindy Davis February 14, 2022 at 2:22 pm #

    I loved this book and had not realized when I read it that I hadn’t read the first two, LOL. I still don’t think I have but I am also working on getting that TBR pile down!!

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