Elite Guardians is the latest series from Lynette Eason. Like her Women of Justice series and Deadly Reunions series, two series that I loved, this new series features strong female lead characters, this time as bodyguards. Olivia, Katie, Maddy & Haley run the Elite Guardians Agency, an all female bodyguard agency.
The first book, Always Watching, opens with Maddy McKay acting as bodyguard for a well known talk radio personality, but when she is taken out of the action early in the story and spends time recovering in the hospital, Olivia Edwards steps in as bodyguard to Wade. He lives with his preteen daughter, Amy, and his sister-in-law who is the housekeeper/live in nanny. Kind of an unconventional situation. He is not pleased about having a bodyguard follow him around at all times, but of course it turns out to be completely necessary. I enjoyed most of this story, but I never really warmed up to Wade. He seemed a tad boring.
Always Watching is the second book of the series and this one is a real rollercoaster of a read! You are in the middle of the action as soon as you crack open the cover and it just goes from there. I really enjoyed this one! Katie Singleton happens by a restaurant run by a friend, Daniel Matthews and finds him in need of her help. This one has a strong message of faith running though it in a very natural way, and I appreciated that as well.
Maddy McKay, who started out as the bodyguard in Always Watching has a somewhat undefined relationship with Quinn Holcomb. She has been alongside the police detective while he recovered from a serious injury he sustained earlier in the series. He has been surly and growly and self absorbed and she's had about enough - but then they are both kidnapped and have to survive Hunger Games style on a small island who knows where. Just like the other two books, this one has plenty of action and drama while still staying clean and without gratuitous violence.
The last book of the series, I assume, is Chasing Secrets and it's set to be released in August 2017. I look forward to reading this one as well.
Lynette Eason is an author I highly recommend in the christian romantic suspense category. Not only is she a skilled writer, she comes at things from an angle outside of the normal formula - the women are bodyguards, cops, medical examiners, not just the men are heroes!