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Shielding the Innocent Target by Terri Reed

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Shielding the Innocent Target by Terri Reed

Book:    Shielding the Innocent Target by Terri Reed


Genre:   Romantic Suspense, Contemporary Romance, Christian Romance


Release Date:     May 21, 2024


A child under his protection…


and a hit man in pursuit.


After witnessing her boss’s murder, Paige Walsh must trust Deputy US Marshal Lucas Cavendish to bring her to safety. But when a notorious assassin targets her and her son, Lucas’s short-term assignment turns into a dangerous cross-country mission. For Paige to identify her boss’s killer, Lucas must get the family into witness protection. Except the hit man knows their every move…and trusting the wrong person could get them killed.


From Love Inspired Suspense: Courage. Danger. Faith.

My Review

5 stars


Terri Reed delivers an intense romantic suspense with great twists and turns.


It was inspiring to see both Paige and Lucas turn to God during the crises. As a US Marshal, Lucas preferred a more active assignment so when he’s assigned protective detail for Paige, her son, and her son’s medical therapy dog, he isn’t thrilled. Paige is fiercely protective of her son but must rely on Lucas’s wisdom and experience to see them to safety.


In the middle of it all, sparks fly between Paige and Lucas. I liked that the author seamlessly wove the romance into the story at just the right time and that she acknowledged emotions were heightened due to the trauma unfolding.


Including Paige’s epileptic son was a brilliant move by the author. His medical condition added to the suspense and his dog provided a wonderful element. My favorite part of the book? The ending drama. Amazing!


Fans of inspirational romantic suspense will enjoy this page-turner. Expect to lose some sleep because you won’t want to put it down!


Romance: Squeaky clean with only light kissing.

Faith: Both characters relied on God through crisis.


Disclaimer: I requested and received an advanced copy of this book courtesy of the publisher through NetGalley. I was not required to give a favorable review. All opinions are my own.

About The Author

Author Terri Reed

Award winning, multi-published author Terri Reed found solace from a chaotic childhood in the pages of books that took her far away to different realms and realities. When she discovered Christian fiction, she also discovered her own story telling voice. Now she writes books of heart-warming romance and heart-pounding suspense infused with faith. Her romance and romantic suspense novels have appeared on Publisher's Weekly top ten and Nielsen BookScan top hundred lists, and have been featured in USA Today. She's a member of the Honor Roll of Romance Writers of America. Her books have finaled in Romance Writers of America RITA contest, National Readers' Choice Award, Inspirational Reader's Choice Award, and the American Christian Fiction Writers Carol Award. One of her romance novels was adapted into a Hallmark movie for Christmas 2019. Terri resides in the Pacific Northwest with her college-sweetheart husband. When not writing, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends and running the agility course with her Australian shepherd.


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