Stormy Haven

Stormy Haven

by Elizabeth Goddard

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Overview

He’s her undercover bodyguard—but she can’t know

A Coldwater Bay Intrigue story

When someone tries to kill former government agent Jonna Strand, Ian Brady comes to her rescue. Now Ian must keep Jonna safe and catch the would-be killer—without revealing he was sent undercover to protect her. But when Jonna learns the truth, can she look past his secrets and lean on him to ensure they live through the storm-ridden night?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781335490599
Publisher: Harlequin
Publication date: 09/04/2018
Series: Coldwater Bay Intrigue
Edition description: Original
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 737,232
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 6.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Elizabeth Goddard is the award-winning author of more than thirty novels and novellas. A 2011 Carol Award winner, she's a double finalist in the 2016 Daphne Du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery/Suspense, and a 2016 Carol Award finalist. Elizabeth graduated with a Computer Science degree and worked in high-level software sales before retiring to write full time.

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Stormy Haven 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Legal procedural with lots of suspense, including Homeland Security & US Diplomatic Security Service. Intense suspense & surprising romance.
Bookworm_Debbie More than 1 year ago
A fantastic heart-pounding romantic suspense novel! Both Jonna and Ian are incredibly strong and courageous. They face danger at every turn. This book is packed with twists and turns so that means it is packed with danger. They each have a lot of baggage from their pasts. It is all related to their jobs and it makes it hard to go back to the dangerous situations that they are now having to face together. The biggest decision they have to deal with individually is whether they can trust each other or not. I love the setting for most of this book. The lodge on the cliff in northwestern Washington and the winter storms that keep taking place are perfect for this story. It really adds to the feeling of danger and helped to get my heart racing. I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author. I have chosen to write this review to express my personal opinion. Disclaimer: *Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a copy of this book for free in the hope that I would mention/review it on my blog. I was not required to give a positive review, only my honest opinion - which I've done. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own. 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.*
Lattebooks More than 1 year ago
Oh such a spine tingling ride! The setting was amazing – I could see the storms and cliffs on the beach as if I was there. I felt the adrenaline rush every time they were running for their lives. The sparks and chemistry were perfect for the situation and I was cheering for these two by the end! Another fabulous suspense from this author! Bookshelf keeper
Lis More than 1 year ago
This is book 2 in the Coldwater Bay Intrigue series from Elizabeth Goddard. Jonna Strand runs a lodge known for it's amazing views & storm watching. She left her old life behind in Miami & is running from memories that still haunt her of being left for dead in her previous job of being an ICE Agent. Ian Brady has left his job in law enforcement and started his own security consultant business. He has been hired by Jonna's previous boss to watch over and protect Jonna in the event that an old threat finds out where she is these days and he can't let her know why he is there. She thinks he is just a guest that enjoys watching storms. He has a secret past of his own that he is trying to forget. Then the past catches up with both of them and becomes their present. I was hooked on this book from page 1. I enjoy all of Elizabeth Goddard's books. She is one of my favorite authors, She consistently puts out amazing suspense novels that grip you from the very first sentence. This one is no different. I love the setting. I live in Washington State and wish this lodge was real. I'd love to watch the storms along the coast. It really was not just a setting, but a character of it's own. I loved the leads. Ian and Jonna really had me rooting for them. There is not much I didn't love about this book. It was fast paced, suspenseful, and had you believing you were riding right along with them. I can't wait to read the 3rd book in the series when it comes out!
carol223CS More than 1 year ago
Elizabeth Goddard’s Stormy Haven Under the direction of his Uncle Gil, Ian Brady goes undercover to protect one of his uncle’s former employees. He must not reveal to the former government agent, Jonna Strand who he is or why he is staying at the Washington State Inn that she now runs after leaving Miami. Action packed from the beginning to the final page. The storyline is riveting filled with intrigue, a dangerous storm, someone trying to kill Jonna, suspense with some romance trying to kindle. The main characters are well defined, well developed, artfully drawn and have interesting past to overcome. The supporting characters add to the story. Even Jonna’s fur baby, Chop Suey, the cat is a fun addition to the story. This is book # 2 in the Coldwater Bay Intrigue Mystery series. It can be read as a stand alone. I volunteered to read Stormy Haven. Thanks to the author for the opportunity. My opinion is my own.
carol223CS More than 1 year ago
Elizabeth Goddard’s Stormy Haven Under the direction of his Uncle Gil, Ian Brady goes undercover to protect one of his uncle’s former employees. He must not reveal to the former government agent, Jonna Strand who he is or why he is staying at the Washington State Inn that she now runs after leaving Miami. Action packed from the beginning to the final page. The storyline is riveting filled with intrigue, a dangerous storm, someone trying to kill Jonna, suspense with some romance trying to kindle. The main characters are well defined, well developed, artfully drawn and have interesting past to overcome. The supporting characters add to the story. Even Jonna’s fur baby, Chop Suey, the cat is a fun addition to the story. This is book # 2 in the Coldwater Bay Intrigue Mystery series. It can be read as a stand alone. I volunteered to read Stormy Haven. Thanks to the author for the opportunity. My opinion is my own.
TrixiO More than 1 year ago
Definitely intense, hair-raising action in the latest Coldwater Bay Intrigue suspense by Elizabeth Goddard! She never disappoints me with her stories, they have plenty of elements to keep me invested in them. This is a high-stake, action-packed, run-for-your-life but at the same time confront-the-danger adventure. I really love that Jonna is portrayed as a competent, strong female lead and not some wilting damsel in distress! She can well take care of herself in spite of the high-risk to her life. Ian certainly has his hands full trying to protect her almost strong-will nature. He's the epitome of a natural hero and would give his life to keep her safe. Though they sound like perfect people, they aren't! They struggle with mistakes in their past that cost lives and need to learn to forgive themselves in order to move on. The author puts them in situations where they need to confront those issues and find peace in God. I like the realism throughout the story, bringing it to life in my mind. Under it all, is the slow burn of romance brewing, though it doesn't take precedence over the suspense element. You can feel the attraction between these two and root for their happiness you know is coming at the end. Since I reside on the Oregon coast, I well know what our winter storms look like, sound like, and feel like and it adds to the already tense nature. I can picture in my mind what it looks like when Jonna jogs on the beach on a stormy winter night, bringing shivers down my spine! That's when I know the author did her job, when I can intensely feel the danger in a well-written suspense novel. I can't wait for the next Coldwater Bay Intrigue installment! Be sure to read the “Dear Reader” at the end, even Goddard said “she wrapped up in blankets while she wrote the story” because she could feel the intensity of those storms. You know if an author can accurately describe something to make themselves feel it, you as a reader will too and are in for a treat! *I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author and was under no obligation to leave a favorable review. All opinions are my own. *
LizD1 More than 1 year ago
Stormy Haven ( Coldwater Bay Intrigue #2 ) By: Elizabeth Goddard Stormy Haven is book two in Coldwater Bay Intrigue Series. It is a Love Inspired Suspense. I love the story and the characters, both are well written and well developed. I was captured right at the first and did not want to put it down. The author did not disappoint. This is one of those edge of your seat stories where I could not read fast enough to see what was going to happen next. Just when you think you can breathe , something else happens. This is a fast paced action filled suspense and romance story. Someone is trying to kill Jonna , a former government agent. Ian comes to her rescue, but can he keep her safe and alive? I was given a complimentary copy of this book , but was not told that I had to give positive review. All opinions are my own.
Blogger35 More than 1 year ago
I can't believe it took me this long to finish reading Stormy Haven, but man did I enjoy going through it! This story felt more personal to me for a few reasons...I live in Miami, I have two family members in law enforcement, and I love storms. Jonna was shot and nearly killed three years prior and has moved on with her life running the inn with a view of the best storms. Little does she know that her past has finally caught up to her and the nightmare has become real again. Ian is such a great guy, but he also has a past trauma yet he can't resist when Uncle Gil hires him to secretly protect Jonna while being a guest at her inn. Will he be able to keep this secret and be successful at the job this time? My favorite character in this story is Chop Suey, Jonna's cat. He was such an enhancement to the plot and made this cat lover smile more than once. She sagged, then gave in and plopped on the sofa. Chop Suey decided to return and mewled, rubbing back and forth at her ankles. "I am in so much trouble, and I don't mean just because there's a crazy man out there who wants me dead." Stormy Haven is part of a series but can be read as a stand alone, I totally recommend it and can't get enough of Goddard's books. *I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author and was under no obligation to leave a favorable review. All opinions are my own. *
MelissaGH More than 1 year ago
On the edge of my seat while reading this story. From one danger to the next danger, the author keeps the excitement and anticipation continuing through the whole book. Just when things seem to be calm, something else happens. Great reading. I couldn't put the book down. I received a copy of this book from the author and this is my personal honest opinion. No review was required.
BrittanyMc More than 1 year ago
Stormy Haven was pulse pounding and action packed! The danger started almost immediately upon opening the book and the main characters, Ian and Jonna, kept finding themselves in danger time and again! I enjoyed that the author was able to keep me guessing about who exactly was behind the repeated attempts on Jonna's life. I also enjoyed the way the relationship built between Ian and Jonna. Both of these characters viewed themselves as damaged, with little to offer somone by way of a relationship. But, that didn't stop those feelings from growing and the author handled them in a natural and believable way. Stormy Haven is book two in a series, but is easily able to be read as a stand alone. I really enjoyed this novel and look forward to more books in the series. (4.5 stars) I received a complimentary copy of this book. All opinions are my own.
Amigagal More than 1 year ago
Story Haven - just the title of the book should tell you about the suspense that will happen within the pages of this book! The characters are well developed and the story line definitely keeps you turning those pages - my advice? Don't read it during an intense storm! Much of the first part of the book happens during a big storm in the Pacific Northwest and that happens to be where I live so I know how those storms are. Jonna used to be a government agent but she was shot and left for dead in Miami a few years ago so she walked away from that life and went clear across the country to manage an Inn on the cliff of the Washington state shoreline. She's happy there until someone tries to kill her! One of her guests, Ian Brady, just "happens" to come to her rescue. She doesn't know that he was sent undercover to protect her. I think you can guess what happens when she finds out who he really is! Jonna is a strong, capable former government agent! She's no shrinking violet! Both Ian and Jonna have issues in their past that they need to get over to move on. Working through this "case" is going to help them do this. I loved watching Jonna continue to be a strong woman but still lean on Ian when she needed to. They were a good team. There are many surprises that keep this book entertaining and wanting to see what happens in the end! I highly recommend this book! Even though I was given a complimentary copy of this book by the author, I was not required to review it. These thoughts and opinions are my own!
Suzie_W More than 1 year ago
I love a good thunderstorm. There is such power and beauty of them. Add in the craggy Pacific Northwest coast, and those storms become majestic. And what a perfect setting for romantic suspense! Former ICE agent Jonna Strand walked away from her life in Miami, returning to Coldwater Bay in Washington where she runs a lodge where people come to watch the storms as the roll in over the Pacific Ocean. Now hints of her previous life are seeping into her new life. Ian Brady checked into Oceanview Lodge with a hidden agenda—to make sure Jenna remains safe (and alive). Ian and Jonna are strong, independent individuals who each carry guilt over past situations. While their responses to their disappointments and regrets are different, they both have a sense of justice and the need to protect ingrained in them. Against the backdrop of the rugged, and sometimes dangerous Washington coast, Stormy Haven weaves a tale of danger, secrets, regrets, corruption, and attraction I couldn’t put down. Disclosure statement: I receive complimentary books from publishers, publicists, and/or authors, including NetGalley and blog tour companies. I am not required to write positive reviews. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.