Review: Secret Service Setup by Jessica R. Patch, 3rd book of The Security Specialists

“There was no doubt he loved her. . ."

Title:  Secret Service Setup
Series: The Security Specialists
Author: Jessica R. Patch
Publisher: Love Inspired Suspense
Release Date:  March 6, 2018
Genre: Contemporary Suspense/Thriller
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A federal agent in the crosshairs

Can The Security Specialists protect him?

Secret Service agent Evan Novak becomes the target of multiple hit men when someone puts a two-million-dollar bounty on his head. Is it the gunrunner he’s tracking...or a traitorous agent? Framed and wanted, Evan reluctantly accepts protection from bodyguard Jody Gallagher, his former love who lost her Agency career because of him. But then the bounty is raised to include Jody… 


"There was no doubt he loved her. Had always loved her. Now with God's help he might be able to love her better.”

O, Evan, you grew on me for sure, but the highlight, the character that held me in was Jody. Author Jessica R. Patch sure knows how to give this second installment of The Security Specialist, Secret Service Setup some romance coupled with suspense and filled with angst. I'm talking about angst between our characters but also between the characters and readers.  Back to Jody, maybe it is because we share something in common, but this tough girl on the outside hiding the broken heart in the inside just speaks out to you. 

There's a certain tenderness that evolves to a representation of hope or the striving towards it. The intensity of a suspense is there, but the author's ability to weave in the message of redemptive hope solidify the compelling aspect of this story. I also love the appearance of other characters readers have met in the author's other stories. In all, Secret Service Setup and the whole series is not to be missed. You'll find the author carries the right notes of humor, suspense and romance in one beautiful written package. 

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the author/publisher. I was not required to write a positive review, and have not been compensated for this. This is my honest opinion.

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Jessica R. Patch lives in the mid-south where she pens inspirational contemporary romance and romantic suspense novels. Readers will identify with characters that are flawed but redeemable. 

Jessica grew up in southern Illinois. She attended Central Bible College where she met her husband, an ordained minister with Destiny Ministries. She's served as a Biblical Studies teacher, Women’s Ministry leader, Regional Women’s Representative,  co-pastor with her husband of the Young Adult Ministry as well as taught workshop and spoken to Women’s groups. Currently, she teaches the new & growing believers class with curriculum she wrote. She is a member of the ACFW, and Byhalia Christian Writers Group, a chapter of American Christian Writers. 

When she’s not hunched over her laptop or going on adventurous trips in the name of research with willing friends, you can find her sneaking off to movies with her husband, watching way too much Netflix with her daughter, dominating her son at board games, and collecting recipes to amazing dishes she'll probably never cook. She's the author of the Seasons of Hope series, Fatal Reunion, and Protective Duty. Jessica is represented by Rachel Kent of Books & Such Literary Management.

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Jessica is giving away a print copy of Secret Service Setup to one of my readers in yesterday's interview. If you missed it, head there now!! (US ONLY)

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