Hello everyone, and welcome back to the blog. How are you all today? I hope good.
Today is my stop in the Witness Protection Widow Blog Tour and I have a review and an excerpt for you guys. Thank you to Harlequin Intrigue for sending me a review copy in exchange for an honest review. Without further ado, let’s start with the post.
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After Allison James finally escapes her marriage to a monster, she becomes the star witness in the case against her deceased husband’s powerful crime family. Now it’s up to US Marshal Jaxson Stevens, Ali’s ex-boyfriend, to keep the WITSEC widow safe. But as the danger escalates and sparks fly, will Jax be able to help Ali escape her ruthless in-laws?
Title – Witness Protection Widow
Author – Debra Webb
Publisher – Harlequin Intrigue
Release date – January 21st, 2020
Genre – Romance, Suspense
Trigger Warning – Death, Murder, violence, abduction, abuse
Version – ebook*
Language – English
Pages – 256
What I liked
First of all, I liked the pace of this book. It was fast-paced, which is just what I like in books. I never felt bored and especially I never felt the need to put down the book. I could have read it in one sitting if I wouldn’t have been in a reading slump.
Witness Protection Widow wasn’t a long book. Which means that you get through it pretty fast. Which is great to be honest. I’ve been reading so many big books these past few months that this was an enjoyable surprise. I liked nearly everything I’ve read and this comes from a person that always thought to never enjoy romance books. But look at me. I did like this book a lot.
Last but not least I loved the writing style of Webb. It was comprehensible, there weren’t long sentences and the descriptions were well done. My reading experience was smooth and I found practically nothing to argue about.
What I didn’t like
The only thing I have to criticize is the fact that at some parts of the story the pace might have been a little bit too fast. Especially more at the end. I thought that it was a bit rushed but that is my personal opinion only.
Overall, if you are a fan of suspense novels and romance Witness Protection Widow is the perfect book for you.
She shivered. The fire had gone out. She kept on her jacket while she added logs to the fireplace and kindling to get it started. Within a couple of minutes, the fire was going. She’d had a fireplace as a kid, so relearning her way around this one hadn’t been so bad. She went back to the kitchen and turned on the kettle for tea.
Bob growled low in his throat and stared toward the front door.
She froze. Her phone was in her hip pocket. Her gun was still in her waistband at the small of her back. This was something else Marshal Holloway had insisted upon. He’d taught her how to use a handgun. They’d held many target practices right behind this cabin.
A creak beyond the front door warned that someone was on the porch. She eased across the room and went to the special peephole that had been installed. There was one on each side of the cabin, allowing for views all the way around. A man stood on the porch. He was the typical local cowboy. Jeans and boots. Hat in his hands. Big truck in the drive. Just like Marshal Holloway.
But she did not know this man.
“Alice Stewart, if you’re in there, it’s okay for you to open the door. I’m Sheriff Colt Tanner. Branch sent me.”
Her heart thudding, she held perfectly still. Branch would never send someone to her without letting her know first. If for some reason he couldn’t tell her in advance, they had a protocol for these situations.
She reached back, fingers curled about the butt of her weapon. Bob moved stealthily toward the door.
“I know you’re concerned about opening the door to a stranger, but you need to trust me. Branch has been in an accident, and he’s in the hospital undergoing surgery right now. No matter that his injuries were serious, he refused to go into surgery until he spoke to me and I assured him I would look after you, ma’am.”
Worry joined the mixture of fear and dread churning inside her. She hoped Branch wasn’t hurt too badly. He had a wife and a daughter.
She opened her mouth to ask about his condition, but then she snapped it shut. The man at her door had not said the code word.
DEBRA WEBB is the award winning, USA Today bestselling author of more than 150 novels, including reader favorites the Faces of Evil, the Colby Agency, and the Shades of Death series. With more than four million books sold in numerous languages and countries, Debra’s love of storytelling goes back to her childhood on a farm in Alabama. Visit Debra at www.DebraWebb.com
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*A review copy of this book was sent to me by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Thank you to Harlequin Intrigue for including me in this tour. All thoughts are my own!