Mini-Review — Driving Force

7 Dec

Driving Force is a collaborative effort by Kate Angelo, the primary author of the novel, and Lynette Eason, the creator of the original Elite Guardians series. The result is a great book by a new-to-me author combined with a favorite series. I loved the fresh voice Angelo brings to the novel. A fast-paced romantic suspense, it kept this reader on her toes trying to decide just whodunit. There seems to be danger around every turn as the characters try to deny the chemistry between them — a perfect combo for lovers of this genre. I especially loved that the the female lead is a highly trained bodyguard and the male lead is a determined and accomplished disabled veteran. The military working dog/service dog is a big plus for animal lovers. The novel immediately grabbed me and kept me engaged until the last page was turned. Do you love great romantic suspense? Then this one is for you. Recommended.


Audience: Adults.

(Thanks to the publisher for a complimentary copy. All opinions expressed are mine alone.)

He’s the last client she wants to protect…

Elite Guardians bodyguard/former sniper CHRISTINA SHERMAN has protected uncooperative clients before—but this time, well her client is bossy, headstrong and occasionally eats off the floor. Yes, he’s a highly trained military working dog, but certainly her skills could be put to better use, right?

Not according to former Special Forces Air Commando GREY PARKER. He needs her help to protect his dog while he undergoes an experimental surgery that could restore his ability to walk. He just needs someone to keep his canine partner safe. Most of all, Grey wants back on his feet so he can track down a deranged scientist known as The Scavenger who unleashed a nerve agent that left Grey sidelined in a wheelchair.

When an attempt is made on Grey’s life, and dead bodies begin piling up—with evidence the same toxin is responsible—suddenly Christina is tasked with keeping both dog and soldier alive…and with them, the secrets that could stop a terrorist attack.

But this time, even Christina might be in over her head.

Kate Angelo is an author, minister, and public speaker from Southwest Missouri who works alongside her husband strengthening and encouraging marriages and families through their ministry. As the mother of five mostly grown children, she is fluent in both sarcasm and eye rolls—subjects she never intentionally taught while homeschooling. With her chihuahua taking up half of her desk space, she writes suspenseful stories of imperfect people who encounter hope and healing through Jesus. Kate is a tech enthusiast, coffee lover, productivity guru, accomplished knitter, avid boater, prayer warrior, and known klutz. 

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One Response to “Mini-Review — Driving Force”

  1. Cindy Davis December 7, 2022 at 11:11 am #

    Nice review! I love romantic suspense!

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