Take the shot
or take a chance?
FBI sniper Andre Diaz saved Juliette Lawson from a deadly hostage situation. But only hours later, he receives the surprise of his life when she takes him hostage in order to escape Quantico. Now the federal agent knows just how desperate Juliette is to stay hidden from her dangerous cop ex-husband.
Putting her trust in another law enforcement officer is difficult. Yet Juliette senses Andre is definitely one of the good guys. Perhaps he truly can protect her from the secrets she's been running fromunless her deadly past catches up with them both first.
The Lawmen: Bullets and Brawn
About the Author
Critically acclaimed and award-winning author ELIZABETH HEITER likes her suspense to feature strong heroines, chilling villains, psychological twists and a little bit of romance. Her research has taken her into the minds of serial killers, through murder investigations, and onto the FBI Academy’s shooting range. Her novels have been published in more than a dozen countries and translated into eight languages. Visit her at www.elizabethheiter.com.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
4 1/2 STARS! Just when she thought she could stop running, danger strikes when she least expects it! Elizabeth Heiter is back with the first of three books in a spinoff to her popular "The Lawmen" series, "Bullets and Brawn". She brings us in hot in the middle of a hostage situation, and keeps the action and intrigue popping throughout. A well-developed cast of lawmen, friends and family work diligently to get to the bottom of the case and keep Juliette safe. I would have liked to see a tad more of their romance play out in the plot, but overall a great book! Looking forward to the next in the series! FBI sniper Andre Diaz expects just another day on the job when he's called out to a hostage situation, but as things turn rocky, he steps in to rescue Juliette Lawson. She knows who is behind this setup, but she can't admit to it. When she tried to get help in the past, no one would believe that her cop of an ex-husband did what she said he did. She's desperate to get away from the questioning, but Andre never thought she'd urge him at gunpoint to get her away from Quantico! Even though she's threatening him, Andre can tell she's not the bad guy here. She needs someone on her side for once, and based on the instant draw he feels towards her, he's going to be it! Can he and his connections keep her safe while they try to track down her ex?
I loved this story! From the very first scene, I was giddy with excitement to find out how the plot will play out. There's a perfect balance between the riveting action and the sweetest romance, both aspects were played off in an excellent fashion, making them believable, intense, and captivating. FBI sniper Andre Diaz and his brothers of heart, Marcos, and Cole, have a rare connection between them. The brotherly love, care, and loyalty are thick and tight, there is nothing that would ever come in between them. Those three together was enough to make me swoon, I can't wait to read the stories for Marcos and Cole. The intensity of the suspense and the mysteries behind the attacks keeps the energy high and vigorous through the story. As the suspects of the attacks are known, the tension is intensified by the culprit's close connection to Juliette Lawson, the eerie feeling of knowing they are coming after her again, and the fact that the brothers are dancing on the line of legal and illegal measures to keep Juliette safe. All the characters in the story are appealing and charismatic, people I look forward to getting to know more about. Juliette and Andre's attraction is immediate, yet the connection has a believable quality to it. They are drawn to each other both mentally and physically, the growing feelings they have for each other are nearly palpable in the air. I loved how the budding relationship balanced the deadly, callous crimes. On the other hand, the story is vicious, but the developing emotions between Juliette and Andre brought joy and wonder of falling in love to the tale. Cold-blooded, heartless acts of crime mixed with adorable and ardent romance and devoted and true bromance made Bodyguard With a Badge compelling, potent, and dynamic story that was impossible to put down before the end. Highly recommended! ~ Five Spoons
Love the start of this series. Elizabeth Heiter writes romantic suspense at it’s finest. Major suspense with a great love story. Juliette finds it hard to confide and trust an FBI agent while running from her ex-husband who is trying to kill her and is a cop as well. Well developed characters, great storyline, and many twists to keep you guessing!!