Monday, November 2, 2020

Review: Breakwater Protector (Saltwater Cowboys #2) by Christy Barritt

About the Book
One secret will tear them apart. The other will pull them closer.

Lizzie McCreary needs to disappear. As danger stalks her, she escapes to windswept Cape Corral with her eight-year-old son, Preston. The isolated island offers her a desperate hope for safety.

Saltwater cowboy Dash Fulton isn’t looking for love. Yet when he rescues a woman and boy from the woods, he immediately feels a bond with the two. He can sense the pair are harboring secrets. The question is, what are they?

Dash has secrets of his own, and pressure continues to mount for him to come clean. But as he’s caught up in the peril surrounding Lizzie and Preston, his own problems become a low priority. He can’t let anyone hurt the sweet single mom and her precocious son.

As more details come to light, will wounds from the past ultimately drive Lizzie and Dash apart? Or will the man chasing Lizzie destroy any hope for the future?

My Thoughts

I'm loving this series, the island of Cape Corral, and all the residents, human and horse alike. Breakwater Protector is the second book in the series, but can be read as a standalone.

Like I've come to expect from Christy Barritt's books, the suspense and intrigue starts right off the bat and continues to build until the exciting conclusion. Breakwater Protector was great, even better than the first one in this series. I was completely invested and reading as fast as I could. At one point I thought I had everything figured out, but there were some twists that really surprised me. I love when I can be shocked like that.

I'm excited to see what kind of suspense awaits in the next book.

4.5 Stars