Safe from Harm

Safe from Harm

by Kate SeRine

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ISBN-13: 9781492639169
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Publication date: 10/04/2016
Series: Protect & Serve , #2
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 664,774
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 6.80(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Kate SeRine writes award-winning romantic suspense and paranormal romance. A past recipient of an Emily Award and the National Readers Choice Award, she has also been a finalist in the Fire and Ice Contest, Finally a Bride Contest, and the Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence. She lives with her husband and two sons outside Indianapolis, Indiana. Connect with Kate at

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Safe from Harm 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
DebsIN More than 1 year ago
I loved the twist and turns in the relationship between Gabe and Elle. They have been dancing around each other since high school, but what really brings it all to a HEA is the twists and turns in the suspense part of "Safe From Harm". The second in the series, it is a stand alone book that has its main focus on Gabe and Elle. My favorite genre is romantic suspense and this one delivers with Gabe and Elle both being targets from a crazed family that hates the government and knows no bounds when it comes to targeting officials. Along with the great suspense, the chemistry between Gabe and Elle was intense and steady while they were dealing with the threats.Their romance is slow to blossom, but the author gives us plenty of background and misunderstandings between Gabe and Elle. When Gabe and Elle finally come together, you just have the ahhh feeling. Kate Serine gives you a well developed story that will keep you turning pages. A must read for all romantic suspense readers. Thank you to NetGalley and Sourcebooks for gifting me with "Safe From Harm" and asking for my honest opinion. This is mine. 4.25 Stars!
ReadYourWrites More than 1 year ago
Safe from Harm is the second book in the Protect & Serve series about a law enforcement family. This one focuses on Deputy Gabe Dawson and attorney Elle McCoy. They end up getting far closer than either of them could have imagined after their mutual friend is gunned down in the local diner by the son of the local establishment hating nut job. As the prosecution of the killer begins, Gabe and Elle are soon threatened as well. After hiding their true feelings for each other since high school, they band together along with the rest of the Dawson law enforcement clan to take down the leader of a pseudo cult that has plagued the town for years. Gabe and Elle are fun to watch. From the moment you witness their banter between each other, you see a guy using his charm to take down the barriers that his long time crush has falsely thrown up for years. Elle acts like she hates Gabe and he has never know why. Oddly enough, over the years, Gabe has done selfless things for her that she never knew about. He even drove up to her college campus to fix her car and never told her or anyone else. Gabe has a reputation of being a womanizer but Elle learns that you can’t judge a book by its cover. As with any good romance, Gabe and Elle eventually set outside their differences and their clothes. What happens between the sheets, in the car, and in Elle’s office is nothing short of intense. And the suspense is just as hair raising at times. Gabe and Elle are very likeable and easy to root for. They are good for each other and have a great support system around them. I really liked Safe from Harm. The concept of a government hating madman is very relevant to today’s climate, especially with someone targeting law enforcement. There is a good balance of romance and suspense that keeps the story moving along quite nicely. The supporting cast was also an integral part of the story. I really want to know what happens in the lives of the other people in Gabe and Elle’s families. **I received a copy of this book from Sourcebooks Casablanca voluntarily reviewed.**
beckymmoe More than 1 year ago
Great romantic suspense! This one had me turning the pages (when I had other things I was supposed to do!), desperate to find out what was going to happen to Gabe and Elle. The antagonist, a scarily wily and influential domestic terrorist, seriously creeped me out. He had zero boundaries, especially as he got more and more desperate... (shudder) Fortunately, Gabe comes from a family of lawmen, so he's in the perfect position to step up and keep Elle safe from the family that's bent on vengeance--he's got built-in backup. Though I (unlike Elle, who wasn't willing to give him an inch for a good third of the book) completely bought into his supposed conversion into a one-woman man (I think Elle's aunt was right, he just wasn't finding what he was looking for with all those others), I did find his "secret" history of loving Elle since she moved into their neighborhood as a teenager rather suspect. Maybe he thought she was cute, in a younger-than-him kind of way, and yeah, the flowers were a nice touch. But pining the whole time? I don't know... Her crushing on him, though, I totally buy--hot older guy and all, unattainable for so many years and then an apparent player (when of course her 'tude turns to one of disdain, as it should, as a cover up)--though her being so quick to think the worst of him when a case was on the line? That was...Not. Cool. She did have me giving her the squinty-eye more than a few times in the course of the novel. Fortunately she came around in the end, to make sure the "romantic" part of the romantic suspense would be fulfilled :) Safe From Harm worked okay as a standalone--the younger two brothers, heroes of the intro novella ("Torn" in Way of the Warrior ) and book one ( Stop at Nothing ) of course play a part, but you don't have to have read their stories before this one. (Shhh--I still have to read Stop at Nothing. And I totally plan to before Tom's book comes out :)) Can't wait! Rating: 4 1/2 stars / A- I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good story and plot. Would have liked more backstory on the families because different incidents were mentioned with no explanations given. I thought there were prior books but found none. Starting the next book, maybe it wii fill in some blanks. Overall good read tho.
Barb-TRC More than 1 year ago
Safe from Harm by Kate Serine is the 2nd book in her exciting Protect and Serve series. I enjoyed the first book by Serine, and Safe from Harm is even better. Gabe Dawson is our hero, and a sexy hunk who is known to be a love and leave them type. Gabe comes from a law enforcement family, with members of the police force or the FBI. Elle McCoy is a prosecuting attorney, who has had a deep crush on Gabe when they were teenagers. But Gabe felt Elle was too good for a bad boy like him, and pushed her off to his best friend. Now that that they are both grown up, Elle hates Gabe, and he keeps trying to win her over not understanding why she hates him so. One morning at the coffee shop, sitting with his best friend, he runs outside to get something and hears shots. His friend is dead, and Gabe blames himself for not being there. It will be Elle, who secretly does care about Gabe, to help snap him out of his drunken depression. The sparks fly, but Elle makes sure nothing happens. After the murderer is found and convicted, there is another attempt on both Elle and Gabe’s lives, with the suspect shot dead. The villain in this story is the matriarch of a local family that hates law enforcement, and lives by his own rules, including forcing his family members to help him kill members of the Dawson family, including friends, as well as the prosecuting attorney, Elle. This was one of the worst villains I have read. What follows is an intense exciting story that will constantly bring our heroes in grave danger, with no evidence to prove who is behind the attempts, even if they know who. What makes him even worse was what he made his children do, or he would hurt or kill them too. This story had me a nervous wreck in some parts; as I began to read faster to see what happens. The romance between Gabe and Elle was a slow build, with them bonding in need to help each other against a vile enemy. Gabe will work hard to convince Elle that he is not the womanizer she thinks he is, and he does indeed care about her. I did love them together, and their chemistry was scorching hot, as they gave into their true feelings. This was an exciting, tense, action filled story, with an evil villain. It was also a nice sexy romance, with a great couple that kept us rooting hard for them to make it together. Kate Serine does a fabulous job of writing this story that had us tense and desperate to find out what happens at the end.
BooksAndSpoons More than 1 year ago
A high-tension novel, filled with threats, attacks, danger, and death. I loved it, every alarming moment of it, and I admit I was scared. The culprit is known, and I don't know if that made it even more intense, the fact that they couldn't prove it and the threats just kept coming and escalating each time with the arrogance of the menace. It was terrifying. And then when the culprit got talking, he was insane, there was no way to reason with him, and that was alarming and frightening. Elle and Gabe had amazing chemistry between them. Their history was playfully entertaining, and when they got together it was just off the charts sizzling hot. I loved them together, I loved how they interacted, how they cherished each other and the moments they had. They had their issues that had to be worked on, but even through the difficult times they pulled for each other, protected each other, and were there for the other. The bond between Gabe and his brothers was heartening and heartfelt. They really were willing to do anything for each other, even though there was a mention of difficulties in the past between them. All the characters were intriguing, the whole story was well built and easy to imagine the scenes in my mind as their unfolded. This story reminded me again how enjoyable a great romantic suspense can be, when the red-hot romance is scalding your mind and the danger around them is matter of life or death, that moment of peril keeping you as a reading on your toes - I loved it! ~ Five Spoons