cover image Safe from Harm

Safe from Harm

Kate SeRine. Sourcebooks Casablanca, $7.99 mass market (352p) ISBN 978-1-4926-39

SeRine’s second Protect and Serve contemporary (after Stop at Nothing) returns readers to the fictional Fairfield County, Ind., and the protective men of the Dawson family. Sheriff’s deputy Gabe Dawson has had a thing for county prosecutor Elle McCoy since she was a gangly teen. But given his reputation as a womanizer, Elle wants absolutely nothing to do with him. Then a family of domestic terrorists sets its sights on the pair, and Elle’s opinion of Gabe begins to change when he takes a series of bullets meant for her. Their sizzling chemistry combusts as they work together to end the threat to anyone in Fairfield who wears a badge. With sexual tension that’s off-the-charts steamy, the relatively common conflict between a good-hearted rogue and an honest woman is elevated to something deliciously page-turning. Readers will be particularly delighted by the eerily creepy antagonist and the realistic portrayal of members of the law enforcement community. [em]Agent: Nicole Resciniti, Seymour Agency. (Oct.) [/em]