Monday, July 16, 2018

Love in the Line of Fire by Michael Murphy

Title: Love in the Line of Fire
Author: Michael Murphy
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: MM, Contemporary
Pages: 200
Reviewer: Redz

Publisher’s Blurb

Agent Jonah Pratt heads the Secret Service team guarding the President’s husband. When a routine day turns into a dangerous assassination attempt, the stranger who dives into the melee and takes down the assassin complicates the situation, sparking Jonah’s anger.

Just back from multiple tours of duty in Iraq, Benji hides the fact that he brought the war home with him and that it continues to haunt him. His actions in stopping the would-be assassin are more instinct than strategy. And his first conversation with a furious Jonah doesn’t end well.

Losing a member of his team turns Jonah’s world upside down. And if Benji seems to know exactly what Jonah is experiencing, it’s because he went through the same thing in combat. Jonah’s work consumes him, leaving little room in his life for anything else, and Benji focuses on his studies, working to keep his nightmares at bay. But when they get together, Jonah and Benji recognize a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for love and happiness—one worth fighting for. 

Love in the Line of Fire by Michael Murphy, this is the first time I have ever read this author. I will be looking for more, I really liked the pacing of this story, and the love. There is a lot of heart and soul in this story and it really shines through.
Jonah heads the secret service team guarding the president’s husband. Jonah prides himself on being the best.  He has lost his best friend and really trying to stay focused on his job.
Benjamin Campbell or Benji: he is a student. He instinctively took down a shooter. He understands the grieving process and allows Jonah some leeway there. Benji has been to war and has PSTD.
I found these two to really be what the other needs. They are well matched and really need each other.
The action and adventure was really good in this story too. I would love to read more from this author in the future. This story was one I couldn’t put down or stop reading.

                                 Five Shooting Stars 

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