Sunday, June 26, 2016

Forever Safe by Jody Hedlund

Race Point, Massachusetts, 1876

Will she ever be able to stop running, even when she believes she’s finally safe?

Heiress to a vast fortune, Victoria Cole has everything she wants, including the perfect fiancé. Having left  two other men at the altar, Victoria is sure that now she’s found her true love and will finally live happily ever after. As her wedding draws near, however, Victoria’s life is threatened. To keep her safe, Victoria’s father hires a bodyguard.

Tom Cushman’s number one priority is protecting his clients, which means no personal entanglements. But he’s never guarded someone as beautiful and winsome as Victoria. After a near-kidnapping, the wedding is cancelled, and Tom hides Victoria at Cape Cod’s Race Point Lighthouse until her attacker can be found. Appointed as assistant light keeper with Victoria posing as his wife, Tom believes the isolation of the lighthouse will keep her safe.

As Victoria struggles to live without familiar luxuries, her heart betrays her with growing feelings for her protector. Determined to help Tom stop fleeing from his haunted past, can the runaway bride learn to face her own fears? With the attacker closing in, will both of them ever be able to stop running and find the safety they long for?

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Jody has a wonderful way of drawing you in with her characters and settings. The book started out in New York but ended up in a very small Cape Cod town at a lighthouse. I love her lighthouse books so much. I haven't gotten to visit one but they make me want to. The beginning of the book drew me in but I can tell you I got really excited and into it once they got to the lighthouse, so much so I stayed up until 2 a.m. to finish it. At the beginning of the book I thought Victoria was extremely bratty and spoiled. And I suppose she was. But her heart wasn't so she was more open to change that others in her situation. Tom is a guy with major smarts and attention to detail. I find it funny that he only begins to miss some things when his attention is drawn to Victoria. Otherwise, no matter what he is doing, he catches it all, because that is his job. It's just who he is. I love that his a man of honor. 

There was a twist in there that I didn't see coming right away. But all the details about a certain character weren't revealed until later. I loved the mystery and the romance. I give it 5 stars for being well written, strong characters and a good plot. Can't wait for book 5!   

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Jody Hedlund is the author of over ten novels, including Love Unexpected, Captured by Love, Unending Devotion, The Preacher's Bride, and A Noble Groom, winner of the 2014 Carol Award for historical romance. She makes her home in Michigan, not far from the lighthouses she writes about, and loves hearing from readers on Facebook and her blog at JodyHedlund.com


HER BOOKS

The Hearts of Faith Series...
The Preacher's Bride
The Doctor's Lady
Rebellious Heart

The Michigan Brides Collection...
Unending Devotion
A Noble Groom
Captured by Love

The Beacons of Hope Series...
Out of the Storm: A Novella
Love Unexpected
Hearts Made Whole
Undaunted Hope
Forever Safe 

The Noblest Knights Series
The Vow: A Novella
An Uncertain Choice
A Daring Sacrifice
For Love and Honor (March 2017)

Historicals:
Luther and Katharina: A Story of Love and Rebellion
Newton and Polly: A Novel of Amazing Grace (September 2016)



In compliance with new regulations introduced by the Federal Trade Commission,  as part of every Web or Amazon review that I was provided a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. 

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