Holiday Defenders and Silent Night Standoff – Reviews

Today I get the privilege of reviewing two books by Susan Sleeman.

This holiday season, three military men of honor must do everything they can to save Christmas

Mission: Christmas Rescue by Debby Giusti
On the run from a killer, Elizabeth Tate must accept U.S. Army captain Nick Fontaine’s protection for the sake of her young niece and nephew. Now her life is in the hands of the very man who broke her heart years ago.

Special Ops Christmas by Susan Sleeman
Researcher Claire Reed’s top secret project is stolen, putting her at risk of being kidnapped to unlock it. Her undercover bodyguard—her former love, Green Beret Travis Chapman—is on his most dangerous mission yet.

Homefront Holiday Hero by Jodie Bailey
When someone tries to kill the daughter of a military official, U.S. Army major Tyler Rainey must keep Kelly Walters from harm…while guarding his own heart against very unexpected feelings.

Review: Christmas, hunky military heroes, and romance — the perfect combination in a collection of novellas by Debby Giusti, Susan Sleeman, and Jodie Bailey.

Though the stories were short, each came jam-packed with lots of excitement, intrigue, and love. Reading them was a great way to spend a rare carefree afternoon.

I thoroughly enjoyed each of these stories and highly recommend them.

Rating: 4 roses



When armed robbers strike her bank, hostage negotiator Skyler Brennan’s life is on the line. Rescue comes from the last person she thought she could count on—the ex-boyfriend who chose his job over their relationship. FBI agent Logan Hunter knows how much is resting on this case. The promotion of his dreams…and the safety of the woman he’s never been able to forget. But when an unexpected twist in the case pulls Logan in two separate directions, he’ll have to make an impossible choice. Will he manage to have it all by Christmas—a career and love—or will he lose them both?

First Responders: Brave men and women alert and ready for danger and love.

Review: I’m a big fan of Susan’s writing and couldn’t wait to read this book. As soon as it appeared in my mailbox, it was all I could do to finish the other book I had started. Silent Night Standoff fulfilled my lofty expectations. The writing is excellent, the story intriguing, and the romance — well, I just love a happily ever after. I particularly enjoyed the twist that was completely unexpected.

Since this is the first in a new series, I anxiously await book two. 🙂

Rating: 5 roses

If you pick these up, I pray you enjoy them as much as I did.


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I received both of these books from the author/publisher in exchange for an honest review.