Spotlight on Romantic Suspense — Expired Hope

26 Apr

Expired Hope JustRead Takeover + Review Blitz

Welcome to the Takeover + Review Blitz for Expired Hope by Megan Besing & Lisa Phillips, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

About The Book

Expired Hope

Title: Expired Hope
Series: Last Chance Fire and Rescue #2
Authors: Megan Besing & Lisa Phillips
Publisher: Sunrise Publishing
Release Date: April 25, 2023
Genre: Christian Romantic Suspense

She battled every fire she ever faced.

He’s risking everything for the chance to belong.

Veteran and therapist Natalie Atkinson watched her Army career explode in her face. All she ever wanted was to help people carry their burdens. Seeking a new future in Last Chance County doesn’t start so well when she’s the one being rescued from a client’s burning house. To make matters worse, now she’s stuck evaluating the truck and rescue squads for the fire department. When the chief overhears why she left her last job, she’s determined to prove to him and her boss that she’s still the right therapist to assess his crew.

No matter if success takes everything she’s got.

Fire Chief Macon James is the right man for the job. He doesn’t need a therapist interfering with the running of his crew or putting his position in jeopardy when a counselor is what tore his family apart. He’s got to get his firefighters to be a team, and he can do it without Natalie’s help. After an explosion destroys her car, it quickly becomes clear she might need him as much as everyone thinks he needs her. If these two stubborn hearts will surrender, they could have everything they want.

Or it could all go down in flames.

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“Peter, you are not at war. Look for Joey in your backseat. Do you see him?” Natalie Atkinson gripped the steering wheel of her Volkswagen Beetle and put on her hazards. If only counselors had emergency lights. 

“Stand down.” She spoke loud and clear over the phone connection. “There’s no enemy.”

Not one they could see.

Trash bags whipped past her window and her mouth fell open. Clearly, the highway department had left sacks on the side of the road all over town. To a veteran who’d served where IEDs were concealed in anything from garbage to ditches to animal carcasses, those discarded bags could have sparked a memory of an explosion—the one that had flipped Peter’s Humvee and killed everyone inside except him.

A trigger Natalie should have anticipated. For him, and for herself.

“Peter, I want you to pull over. I’m—”

“I-I’m not at war,” Peter rasped. “I’m no longer a soldier.”

“That’s right.” He needed to be grounded by the truth. Being a soldier was only a thing of both their pasts. Not their futures. “Do you see Joey?” His six-year-old had noticed something wasn’t right and called her on speaker. “Joey, are you still with us?”

“I’m here, Ms. Natalie.” Unlike his father, his voice was as steady as a sharpshooter. “We’re pulled over.”

“Good.” The stoplight turned red before her, and Natalie slammed on her brakes. She brushed her bangs back in place, covering her scarred forehead. “Do you know what exit you last passed or what store you’re by? I’m heading toward you, but I need your location.”

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About The Authors

Lisa Phillips Megan Besing

Lisa Phillips is a USA Today and top ten Publishers Weekly bestselling author of over 50 books that span Harlequin’s Love Inspired Suspense line, independently published series romantic suspense, and thriller novels. She’s 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 is a British ex-pat who grew up an hour outside of London and 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). As a worship leader for Calvary Chapel churches in her local area, Lisa has discovered a love for mentoring new ministry members and youth worship musicians.

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Despite adoring happily-ever-afters, Megan Besing didn’t unlock a love for reading until her mid-twenties, which quickly expanded into writing. Her stories have won many awards, but her most cherished achievements are being a wife and mother. She lives in a pocket-size Indiana town, centered around extended family. She’s always planning a road trip with a view, yet her favorite place may just be on her front porch drinking tea.

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Tour Giveaway

(1) winner will receive a paperback of Expired Hope and a $10 Gift Card to the Sunrise Shop!

Expired Hope JustRead Giveaway

Be sure to check out each stop on the tour for more chances to win. Full tour schedule linked below. Giveaway began at midnight April 26, 2023 and lasts through 11:59 PM EST on May 3, 2023. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.

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3 Responses to “Spotlight on Romantic Suspense — Expired Hope”

  1. @justreadtours April 26, 2023 at 3:32 pm #

    thanks so much for being on the tour!

    • Megan Besing April 28, 2023 at 11:47 am #

      Thank you for hosting Expired Hope!


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