Protected in Darkness by Heather Sunseri
Release Date: November 7, 2017
Publisher: Amazon Kindle World
Genre: Fiction / Romance / Suspense / Military
This is a spin-off novella based on a character in the second book of the In Darkness series. Check out my reviews for the books in the original series: Exposed in Darkness, Cut in Darkness, Covered in Darkness, and Shot in Darkness.
About the Book:
Four years ago, Charley Packstone was hopelessly stuck in a miserable life as the daughter of the thug running Kentucky’s deadliest outlaw motorcycle gang and the twin sister to the gang’s future leader.
As Kate Ward, she’s built a simple but lonely life for herself and her four-year-old daughter inside the Witness Protection Program.
Kate has rules—rules to keep her and her daughter hidden from the wrath of the motorcycle club that wants her dead. But one fateful night, she lets her guard down after meeting a handsome stranger—Navy Seal Colt Callaway—at a bar along the Virginia Beach boardwalk. And after a sexy one-night-stand, Colt resolves to penetrate the steep walls that protect Kate’s heart.
A dead rat left on Kate’s front porch the next morning sends a clear message: the biker gang she ratted out years ago has finally found her.
No matter how badly Colt believes he can save the troubled and beautiful woman he just met, Kate’s only choice is to grab her daughter and vanish under a fresh identity. But can she do it before someone close to her is killed? And can she truly say goodbye to Colt forever?
Protected in Darkness is a novella based on a side character in the second book of the In Darkness series. Since the book is published and sold through Amazon Kindle Worlds, it is not actually a part of the original series at all. This is the kind of book that can be read whether or not you’ve read the series.
Many of us wondered what happened to Charley Packstone after she helped Brooke Fairfax and the FBI put her brother and the rest of Samuel’s Army behind bars. Last we saw her, she had just entered Witness Protection as Kate Ward. She has had a hard go in life so we all wanted to know more of her story and for her have a happy ending as well.
Kate and her four-year-old daughter live in Virginia Beach where they have friends and no one suspects a thing. All is safe and well, but she is lonely. She longs to be able to have a normal life, especially one with a guy, where she doesn’t have to lie about who she is or her past.
Colt is the cute Navy Seal who happens to be on vacation in Virginia Beach with his friends and their wives/girlfriends. He tries to sweet talk his way into Kate’s heart and doesn’t understand it when she turns him down. He doesn’t let this stop him from continuing to pursue her.
This is a super fun novella that takes you on a wild adventure of escaping the enemy and love. However, this is not a Christian novel so it does contain some alcoholic drinking references (a couple of Kate’s friends are seen getting drunk at one point), sexual references and at least two scenes (short, sweet, and to the point that you can easily skip over, but still were a little much), and some violence.
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher for my honest review, which I have given. I was not required to write a positive review and have not been compensated for it in any way. All opinions expressed are my own.
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About Heather Sunseri:
Heather Sunseri is a recovering CPA who began writing novels in order to escape the mundane life as a muggle. After twenty years in the corporate world, Heather decided to use her business savvy and curious mind to start a publishing business anchored by fictional stories. She is proof that one can be a numbers person and a creative… And that it’s never too late (or too early) to get a do-over. She’s married to the love of her life, mom to two amazing kids, and caregiver to the best golden retriever and one very, needy cat. When she’s not writing, she’s making homemade pizza and drinking Kentucky bourbon.