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Saturday, December 21, 2013

Review & Giveaway: Yuletide Protector by Lisa Mondello

Yuletide Protector (Love Inspired Suspense) by Lisa Mondello
Steeple Hill / 2009
  Find on: Amazon, Goodreads

About the book:

Her ex-husband wants her dead? Daria Carlisle can hardly believe it. Detective Kevin Gordon insists it's true...and that it's his fault that her ex is still at large. Which means it's his responsibility to make sure Daria stays safe. So when Daria stubbornly refuses to run scared, Kevin takes on the role of yuletide protector. He knows firsthand that Daria's ex means business. And with Christmas coming, the determined cop intends to give Daria the holiday celebration she deserves--safe and sound by his side forever. 

My rating:
My thoughts:

I've read and enjoyed many Love Inspired Suspense novels; but, unfortunately, I didn't care for Yuletide Protector all that much. The story started out well and I thought I was going to really like it, but somewhere along the way it felt like nothing much was happening in the story and things became mundane for me. I also didn't like the romance story and the ending that much, as it seemed like things were resolved very quickly. Plus, there seemed to be contradictions in the storyline at times.

The things I liked: I liked the beginning and how Kevin was undercover doing a sting operation. I also liked how selfless Kevin was, at times, and that he protected Daria using his own money, since the police department didn't have the budget for it.

Overall, Yuletide Protector was an okay read for me. I wanted to enjoy it more that I did, but it just didn't click with me. There were things I liked, but a lot of things I didn't. I do seem to be in the minority, though, as most of the reviews I've seen for Yuletide Protector are from people who loved/really enjoyed the book.

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  1. All of my family are not going to make it home for Christmas this year. It won't be the same without them here, so I wish it could have been different.

  2. A dishwasher...and some gift cards. :)

  3. A few new things to spruce up my kitchen. Lights to go under the cabinets, a new faucet and a new garbage disposal!!

  4. I have an iPad on my Christmas list again this year

  5. A gift card to the local Christian bookstore.

  6. On my Christmas list is an exercise machine.

  7. Family time. I would love to read this book.

  8. I asked for a steam mop but didn't get one. :(

  9. I would love to have a Pole Lamp for my Living room. Also carpet in my living room. Thanks for a chance to win this book. Maxie Anderson mac262(at)me(dot)com


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