Without Warning (Elite Guardians Series #2)

Without Warning (Elite Guardians Series #2)

by Lynette Eason

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Without Warning (Elite Guardians Series #2) by Lynette Eason

Taut Writing and Breakneck Pacing That Will Keep Readers Up All Night

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.

Witty dialogue and a simmering attraction will have readers flying through this tension-laced thriller. Eason exercises complete control of her readers' emotions as they race through the pages to discover the truth.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780800723255
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/02/2016
Series: Elite Guardians Series , #2
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 130,612
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

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 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 she lives in South Carolina. Learn more at www.lynetteeason.com.

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Without Warning 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 52 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Exciting, fast read. Ready for book 3
BirdFlight More than 1 year ago
Lynette Eason has enraptured me with her mystery/suspense series "Elite Guardians". I've had a hard time putting any of them down. I'm sad it's taken me this long to get my review up about this amazing book. "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." I have loved this series for many reasons, but the main one has to be the characters like Katie. She suffers a past that still effects her in present day, that's not unusual in stories today, the rare gem about this character is that she is not instantly healed. People who have something traumatic happen do not recover in a day, in a month, or even a year. Most cases it takes a lifetime and even then it never fully goes away. Katie gave me the impression that her trauma couldn't just be stuffed away or ignored, and it was truly apart of her character, shaping her into the person she had become. Finding that type of reality in a book is not as easy as you would think. I won't spoil more for y'all, but I do highly suggest getting this book series from your local bookstore or library. It truly is perfect for people looking for a book that will keep you up all night in the need to see how it ends. that's all I have for now. I hope y'all enjoyed my opinions and I hope you have a blessed day! I received this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review, which I have given.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Liked these first two, but two in a row where bodyguard fall in love with client left me slightly disappointed. Not sure if I'm interested in reading the last two in this series.
lolly-pops More than 1 year ago
WITHOUT WARNING is the second book in Ms. Eason's Elite Guardians series but it easily stands alone. Daniel Matthews is flabbergasted when someone targets him by framing him for a murder then burning down his restaurant. Who has a vendetta against him--and why? His niece is worried for his life and hires Katie Singleton to guard him -- thus beginning the series of what should be fatal attacks against Daniel. I did figure out who the bad guy was right away because I know the formula. And once the police officer mentioned there was an accomplish I went to work figuring out who that would be. And yes, I got that, too. But I didn't know why. And for the life of me I couldn't figure that out. So I had to keep reading to find out why. I usually love Ms. Eason's books. She's one of my favorite romantic suspense authors, but for some reason this book didn't grab me. Maybe there's too much drama in my own life, maybe not, but I couldn't care about these characters. I tried. I do like the way Eason works in a faith message and I will read the third book in this series, so she isn't losing me as a reader. Considering all the five and four star reviews, it's probably just me and I might enjoy it more if I read it when there's less drama in my life. So don't take my word for it! If you love romantic suspense and Lynette Eason, grab your copy of WITHOUT WARNING now. I was given a free copy of this book. All opinions are my own.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Kathae More than 1 year ago
Romantic suspense readers will love this novel, second in the Elite Guardians series by Lynette Eason. The suspense is gripping; when I was reading I felt like I should have been looking over my shoulder for my own safety! The author is not afraid to go big as the plot intensifies throughout the story. The characters were likable and complex throughout this fast-paced book. Katie and Daniel were caring individuals who were both in process of dealing with issues from their past. If you are ready to speed up your heart rate, pick up this book! I received a copy of this book from the publisher, Revell, for review purposes. The thoughts expressed here are my own.
kristine-morgan More than 1 year ago
Lynette Eason, one of today's top Romantic Suspense writers, has created a unique group of bodyguards. Elite Guardians Agency is staffed by females and they are quite capable of keeping you safe. They come from various backgrounds and each has a distinct history and can bring different skills to the Agency. I enjoyed the fact that while good at their jobs all of the women show an all too human side. The characters are well developed and the plot is fast moving. This is book two and although I did not read the first book, I had no trouble enjoying this book. It can definitely be read as a stand alone novel. From Amazon: 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. Witty dialogue and a simmering attraction will have readers flying through this tension-laced thriller. Eason exercises complete control of her readers' emotions as they race through the pages to discover the truth. About the author from Amazon blurb: 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 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 she lives in South Carolina. Learn more at www.lynetteeason.com. I was given this book by NetGalley.com for review purposes. All thoughts are my own.
TheArtistLibrarian More than 1 year ago
Without Warning - The Return of the Elite Guardians Agency! Mrs. Bookworm's review (originally posted on The Artist Librarian blog): I loved the first novel in this series, Always Watching, and Lynette Eason doesn't disappoint us with another intriguing story full of twists and turns to keep you enticed. Warning: I wasn't able to put Without Warning down until the very end where an unexpected villain was revealed! I would never have guessed it ... The Elite Guardians series has a slight reversal of stereotypical gender roles with Katie, our protagonist, being the protector and restaurant owner Daniel the "protectee." The main characters must work together to figure out who is targeting Daniel and his restaurant. I enjoyed the fast pace of this romantic suspense novel, but there is enough building and moments between Katie and Daniel to make their relationship progress convincingly. I eagerly await Maddy and Quinn's story, Moving Target, due to release in 2017 and look forward to more of Lynette Eason's books in the future! [Disclosure: A complimentary copy of this book was received from the publisher for review purposes.]
ReginaFujitani More than 1 year ago
An exceptionally excellent book! Fast-paced, on your seat gripping, page turner! Eason writes another fantastic contemporary mystery book. The romance isn't heavy handed like some Christian romance books, it's just enough to make you sigh. This book is worth more than five stars! Looking forward to the next book in the series! Thanks to Revell and Netgalley for the opportunity to read and review this book. My opinion is my own and doesn't reflect my review in any way!
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Fitzysmom More than 1 year ago
This new series by Lynette Eason just continues to get better. I liked the first book, Always Watching, but I REALLY liked Without Warning. This time around the action focuses on Katie Singleton who is one of the partners in the Elite Guardians Protection Agency. The case that is the focus of the novel came about by an interesting twist of fate. Katie teaches a self-defense class a couple of times a week at the local gym. One of her students is Riley Matthews. Riley's parents were killed in a tragic accident several years ago and she is now being raised by her beloved uncle Daniel Matthews. Daniel is a successful restaurant owner and pilot. He's also quiet wealthy. The twist of fate happens when Katie sees that there is a crime scene at Daniel's restaurant and she stops to see if Katie and Daniel are okay. What ensues after that pivotal stop makes for some very heart-pumping suspense. Lynette Eason's thrillers are the best sort. She leaves bread crumb trails along the way that are hardly recognizable with the first reading. If you go back and look at the story a second time you will see the brilliance of the hidden yet visible clues along the trail. If you've not yet read a book by Lynette Eason this series is a good place to start. We have read some of her past novels in our book club and had a blast discussing how clever the plots are. And by the way, the romance that develops between Katie and Daniel is nice and spicy as well. I heartily recommend this book to all lovers of romantic suspense. I received a copy of this book to facilitate my review.
Ellen-oceanside More than 1 year ago
Another tense, family based story by Lynette Eason. This is the second in the winning series ELITE GUARDIAN. Katie see's the restaurant, owned by the uncle, of Riley, a friend of hers, streaming with lights. Daniel the owner of 6 restaurants, finds his ex chef had been murdered. Second's later one of his restaurant is burning. Hard for Daniel to watch years of work go up in flames. Was Daniel guilty, even though he offered a college fund for the daughter of the chef, if Maurice got counseling. Why is he a target. How to protect his niece, Riley was there secrets from his tours as a marine. The tension doesn't stop till last page. Great read for all. Looking forward to the third book in January. Given ARC by Net Galley for my honest opinion, of which I have given.
Ellen-oceanside More than 1 year ago
Another tense, family based story by Lynette Eason. This is the second in the winning series ELITE GUARDIAN. Katie see's the restaurant, owned by the uncle, of Riley, a friend of hers, streaming with lights. Daniel the owner of 6 restaurants, finds his ex chef had been murdered. Second's later one of his restaurant is burning. Hard for Daniel to watch years of work go up in flames. Was Daniel guilty, even though he offered a college fund for the daughter of the chef, if Maurice got counseling. Why is he a target. How to protect his niece, Riley was there secrets from his tours as a marine. The tension doesn't stop till last page. Great read for all. Looking forward to the third book in January. Given ARC by Net Galley for my honest opinion, of which I have given.
Ellen-oceanside More than 1 year ago
Another tense, family based story by Lynette Eason. This is the second in the winning series ELITE GUARDIAN. Katie see's the restaurant, owned by the uncle, of Riley, a friend of hers, streaming with lights. Daniel the owner of 6 restaurants, finds his ex chef had been murdered. Second's later one of his restaurant is burning. Hard for Daniel to watch years of work go up in flames. Was Daniel guilty, even though he offered a college fund for the daughter of the chef, if Maurice got counseling. Why is he a target. How to protect his niece, Riley was there secrets from his tours as a marine. The tension doesn't stop till last page. Great read for all. Looking forward to the third book in January. Given ARC by Net Galley for my honest opinion, of which I have given.
Ellen-oceanside More than 1 year ago
Another tense, family based story by Lynette Eason. This is the second in the winning series ELITE GUARDIAN. Katie see's the restaurant, owned by the uncle, of Riley, a friend of hers, streaming with lights. Daniel the owner of 6 restaurants, finds his ex chef had been murdered. Second's later one of his restaurant is burning. Hard for Daniel to watch years of work go up in flames. Was Daniel guilty, even though he offered a college fund for the daughter of the chef, if Maurice got counseling. Why is he a target. How to protect his niece, Riley was there secrets from his tours as a marine. The tension doesn't stop till last page. Great read for all. Looking forward to the third book in January. Given ARC by Net Galley for my honest opinion, of which I have given.
SusanSnodgrassBookworm More than 1 year ago
Lynette Eason writes Christian suspense. Does it well, too. This book was action packed, suspenseful and well written. The characters were believable and the plot well thought out. And it's set in my home state of SC! *I was provided a copy of this book by Net Galley in exchange for my honest review.
More_Than_A_Review More than 1 year ago
After meeting Lynette Eason at the International Christian Retail Show and having the opportunity to interview her, I could not wait to read Without Warning. She gave us a little sneak peek into the book and totally had me hooked. I was not disappointed. I received this book free of charge from NetGalley in exchange for my honest review. You can see my full review at More Than a Review dot com where I rate the level of sex, violence, language and drug/alcohol use in books.
NatalieRae More than 1 year ago
The second book in the Elite Guardians Series continues to follow the lives of the women in the Elite Guardians Protection Agency focusing on this time on Kate Singleton. The story begins with rather restaurateur, Daniel Matthews--Once a Marine-Always a Marine--turned restaurant owner and sole-guardian of his teenage niece when he interrupts a suicide murder in the basement of one of his restaurants while another one goes up in flames. The tension builds when Kate is requested at the insistence of Daniel's niece to protect her uncle from someone willing to go to great lengths to kill the Marine but she struggles with her own fiery demons. Suspense Level: 4 Action Level: 4.5 Romance Level: 4 I enjoyed the cast of characters and found it easy to dive right into the story without feeling like I missed something having not read the first book in the EG Series. The action throughout the book kept me suitably concerned about what was going to happen next and while some of the plot was predictable it wasn't enough to deter me from turning pages late into the night. My biggest complaint about this story is the role of Daniel Matthews. Being the wife of an Army soldier (Hooah!!) and the daughter of a Marine (Oorah!) I know a thing or two about the ego ingrained in the men and women of these services. To me, Daniel Matthews didn't fully embody what I've come to know of Marines. He was quick to agree to protection from a female bodyguard (PLEASE understand that I have nothing against women in the military or their abilities-I'm coming at this from the male's perspective) and during moments of intense action was complacent to allow her to take the "heat". I understand there are strong women in the world and they can be protectors just as much as a man can be ... however, as I said before the Oorah is beat into their heads (sometimes literally) during boot camp. You could be staring at the wimpiest Marine and yet in his head he is the best he's ever known. That's my perception. That's my expectation. Daniel Matthews didn't meet that and it bothered me. I want my hero's to be strong. To at least attempt to protect the women in a gun fight--after all, that's what he's been trained to do--not standby. Daniel's thoughts and actions, in my opinion, let me down. Without Warning offers romantic suspense fans a fantastic story that will draw you in immediately and leave you scrambling with every action filled page to get to the end--which, will only make you want to read the rest of the series. Immediately. *I received this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
jebsweetpea More than 1 year ago
Nutshell: Katie Singleton is walking down a new road as part of the Elite Guardian Protection Agency, a group formed and supported by the mayor of the city. On her way home from a job that has just completed, she notices a fire happening in the vicinity of a well-known restaurant and decides to check it out. Upon arriving, she sees it is the restaurant of the uncle of one of her student's in her self-defense class the Guardian's teach. Unbeknownst to everyone standing there, this is just a chain of events that will take place over the next days to try and end the uncle's life. Katie is hired by the niece to protect her uncle, Daniel Matthews, and keep him alive. As she gets deeper into this job, her past, her trust and her heart are all on the line. Pro's: This is the 2nd book in the Women of Justice series, but can easily be read as a stand alone book. It is a very intense, fast paced story that will keep you turning page after page to get to the end. Con's: I found the chain of events on Daniel's life to be a bit over the top and unrealistic as to how many attempts on his life there were in such a short period of time. Very suspenseful, but a bit much. The plot of the attacker also seemed to fizzle away as the story went on. I thought that could have been used much more throughout the book. Recommendation: if you enjoy suspense and mystery, you will enjoy the second book in this series. Revell Publishing sent me this copy to review for them. Opinions expressed are my own.
Debragg More than 1 year ago
Without Warning" by author Lynette Eason is part of her series called Elite Guardians. Kate Singleton is part of the Elite Guardians Protection Agency. She finds out that Daniel Matthews, a man who owns a restaurant that she likes, is in trouble. He has some enemies, or one enemy who wants him and his business gone. Daniel does not want a bodyguard but he is finally convinced by his niece that he needs to have help before something happens to him. Will Kate be able to keep him safe? I really like the novels that I have read by this author. I give this book a 5/5. I was given this book by Revell Publishing Company and these are my opinions.
Sunnymeadows More than 1 year ago
Without Warning, by Lynette Eason, is the 2nd book in the Elite Guardian Series. This book is romantic suspense at its best! I loved this book, even more than the first one of the series. The main female character is Katie Singleton, who we met in the first book. I enjoyed learning her story and how she came to have PTSD and how it’s impacted her life. She is a very strong character and the reader will like her from the beginning. The male lead in the story is Daniel, who has custody of his niece, Riley. Daniel is ex-military and also struggles with PTSD. When Daniel finds a body hanging in his basement and then his restaurant burns down, his niece hires Katie from Elite Guardians Protection Service. The story is fast past, with lots of plot twists and turns. The author, Lynette Eason, does an excellent job of weaving faith in God into her stories and it is this element of faith in her books that keeps me reading everything and anything she writes. She is just that great of an author, and I appreciate that she stays true to her faith in her stories, but never comes across as preachy or judgmental. I highly recommend this book, however, don’t start reading it before bed as you will not be able to put it down and you’ll be reading all night! I can’t wait for the next book from this series. Though this book is the 2nd book in the Elite Guardian Series, it could easily be read as a standalone book. Another winner from an award winning author! I received a copy of this book from Revell Publisher in exchange for an honest review.
ARS8 More than 1 year ago
Without Warning is a nice addition to Lynette Eason’s Elite Guardians series. This time we follow guardian/bodyguard Katie Singleton. She happens to be driving home one night when she notices policemen at the restaurant of owner Daniel Matthews who is the uncle of one of her self-defense students, Riley. A dead body has been found hanging in the basement of his restaurant and one of Daniel’s other places has gone up in flames all in the same night. Coincidence? Nobody seems to think it is. Because of this, 17 year old Riley decides to hire Katie and her team to protect her uncle so she does not lose him as her parents have already died in a car accident. However, Daniel is not your usual client as he is a former marine and has skills of his own. This was a fast paced ride and the villain was quite wacked out. He/she did not seem to give the characters a moment of peace and they were constantly on their toes trying to stay one step ahead and trying not to get killed. I liked the chemistry between Katie and Daniel and I enjoyed visiting the whole team again. The stark white covers with the smoke around the characters I think are some of the best suspense covers I have seen. I look forward to Maddie’s story next. I was provided a copy for an honest review from Revell Publishing and the opinions are my own.
Bookworm_Debbie More than 1 year ago
An incredibly well-crafted romantic suspense novel! This is a stand-alone story. Some of the characters are the same as in book one but the focus is on a different member of the Elite Guardians Agency. I thoroughly enjoyed finding out more about Katie Singleton and her past. It was wonderful to find out what led her to join this wonderful agency of women bodyguards. She has some very painful memories that affect how she deals with different situations and I really liked seeing how she learned to move past them and do the job that needed doing. Daniel Matthews has so much skill and strength of character going for him that he is used to not needing anyone’s help. I found it delightful to find out that he was able to put that all aside and accept help from Katie and her friends just knowing that it would make his niece Riley feel better having them around. I love it when a strong man is willing to do something just to help someone he loves cope in a trying situation. The story is fantastic. There were so many twists and turns to it that I was kept guessing until very late in the book as to who the villain was. That is always going to keep me reading and totally engaged in the book. I received a free copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest opinion. Disclaimer: *Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above 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 and I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. 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.*
Virginiaw More than 1 year ago
This was a wonderful second book in the Elite Guardians series. Kate Singleton and Daniel Matthews are wonderful characters and work well together. They both learn many things from each other. Bad things keep happening to Daniel and soon he thinks that it may affect his niece. This is when he and his niece hire the Elite Guardians. There are many twists and turns and it keeps you on your toes. I received a copy of this book from Revell for a fair and honest opinion.