Wednesday, August 31, 2016

"without warning" by lynette eason

An incredibly intriguing plot kept me glued to Without Warning from beginning to end. Lynette Eason knows how to write suspense!

Intensity. Skill. Tenacity.
The bodyguards of Elite Guardians Agency have it all.

Katie Singleton, a partner with the Elite Guardians Protection Agency, stumbles upon her next assignment quite by accident. Spotting blue lights at a familiar restaurant, she stops to investigate, only to discover that owner Daniel Matthews has become the target of someone who will go to any lengths to put him out of business.

Daniel might be concerned, but he's not convinced that a bodyguard--and a female one at that--is necessary. A new attack and his niece's urgings are enough to make him reconsider. He and Katie must figure out who's behind the intimidation and threats--before a would-be killer strikes again.

Without Warning, the second book in Lynette Eason's Elite Guardians series, begins at a lightning pace that doesn't let down until the very end. While this is the second book in the series, I had no trouble jumping in without first having read book one. The action moves quickly and so much happens, yet I never felt lost or confused ... I just wanted to keep reading! Without Warning has a top-notch plot.

I really enjoyed the suspense aspect of this novel. I was constantly guessing the identity of the villain, and I ended up partially right and partially flabbergasted. (You'll have to read the book to see what I mean!) I especially loved Eason's choice to write portions of the novel from the villain's perspective—it gave glimpses of the villain's identity without revealing too much.

For me, the romance was just okay. I liked Katie and Daniel separately, and they were fine together, but I never found myself pulling for them as a couple. So even though Without Warning is classified as romantic suspense, I would say it's heavy on the suspense and light on the romance.

I decided to read Without Warning because a friend whose opinion I totally trust raved about Always Watching, book one in the series. I'm so glad I picked it up—I'm learning that you can't go wrong with a Lynette Eason novel! 4 stars.

Buy the book.
Read my reviews of Eason's Hidden Identity novels Nowhere to Turn (4 stars) and No Place to Hide (4 stars) and her novella Blackout (5 stars).

Lynette Eason is the bestselling author of the Women of Justice series, the Deadly Reunions series, and the Hidden Identity series, as well as Always Watching and Without Warning in the Elite Guardians series. She is the winner of an ACFW Carol Award, the Selah Award, and the Inspirational Readers' Choice Award. She has a master's degree in education from Converse College and lives in South Carolina. Learn more at

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Revell through the Revell Reads program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. Also, some of the links in the post above are “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."


  1. Thanks for the review. I've looked at several of her books before on the shelf but was unsure as she was new to me author. I'll put this series on my list.

    1. Thanks for stopping by, Susanne! Happy reading!

  2. Would this be an appropriate serious for a thirteen year old?

    1. It's been a long time since I read this book, but I would think it would be ok for a 13-year-old. My only concern would be violence, but I doubt it was excessive. I'm pretty sensitive to that, so I would've mentioned it in the review if I felt it was too much.


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