Isaac Morrison is a SWAT cop and very good at his job. When his best friend, Hawk, contacts him to say his covers been blown he asks Isaac to protect his sister, Leah, and her son, Ben. Isaac quickly accepts the challenge. Leah and Ben arrive home and just as Leah steps out of the car someone grabs her. Isaac arrives in time to help and he realizes he must take them somewhere safe. Hawk was working undercover with the ATF because illegal guns that were confiscated by the police were ending up on the street and being used for crimes. Dirty cops are involves but Hawk nor Isaac know who who they are or who they can trust. Because her dad was killed in the line of duty, Leah has a hard time with the danger of her brother's work and although she's attracted to Isaac, she knows she can't fall for a guy who's a cop. She promised herself she would never fall for guy who had a dangerous job like her dad. However, Isaac is so caring and wonderful with her son she really can't help herself. Both Isaac and Leah have experienced great loss. Will they allow the Lord to heal those inner places and perhaps take a chance on love? But first they must find out who the dirty cops are before it's too late.
Under the Lawman's Protection is a fast-paced read that grabs you from the beginning and doesn't let you go until the last page is turned. You'll find yourself reading at light speed to see what happens, while biting your nails watching it all unfold. Who can they trust!!! I found Leah and Isaac to be life-like. Good people with real issues; easy to relate to. I also thought Ben was such a cute boy; a real heart stealer! I appreciated that although Leah had a strong faith she also had questions about why God allowed the things He did. Don't we all do that? I also liked how her faith had an impact on Isaac. It's a good reminder to us, that we too can have impact on someones faith, for good or bad. There were a couple of people in the story that I felt needed closure. They are mentioned several times and there were things going on but we never found out what happened to them. Other than that, this is a top-notch romantic suspense and one I would definitely recommend. This is Book 3 in the SWAT: Top Cops series but you could read it as a stand alone.
*This complimentary copy was provide by Harlequin through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*
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