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Thursday, March 17, 2022

Book Review -- Malicious Intent(Defend and Protect #2) by Lynn H. Blackburn



Dr. Ivy Collins, founder and CEO of Hedera, Inc., is ready to begin clinical trials of her company’s cutting-edge prosthetic. Her work has been heralded by government, medical, and advocacy groups and everyone hopes the device will be a success. Well, almost everyone. Someone is trying to sabotage Hedera and the launch, but to what purpose--and how far will they go to get what they want? Meanwhile, U.S. Secret Service Agent Gil Dixon can’t believe he’s finally been reunited with Ivy, his childhood best friend. Now that he’s found her again, Gil intends to spend the rest of his life with her. But it will take all his skill to uncover the truth in time to save Ivy’s life’s work, her own life, and the innocent lives caught in the crossfire.Perfectly balancing chilling suspense and uplifting romance, award-winning author Lynn H. Blackburn delivers a story of revenge, greed, and overcoming that you won’t want to put down no matter how late it gets.


Lynn H. Blackburn loves writing romantic suspense because her childhood fantasy was to become a spy, but her grown-up reality is that she’s a huge chicken and would have been caught on her first mission. She prefers to live vicariously through her characters and loves putting them into all kinds of terrifying situations while she’s sitting at home safe and sound in her pajamas! 

Lynn’s titles have won the Carol Award, the Selah Award, and the Faith, Hope, and Love Reader’s Choice Award. Her newest series kicked off in March 2021 with Unknown Threat, Book 1 in the Defend and Protect series. 

She is a frequent conference speaker and has taught writers all over the country. Lynn lives in South Carolina with her true love and their three children. You can follow her real life happily ever after by signing up for her newsletter at and @LynnHBlackburn on BookbubFacebookTwitterPinterest, and Instagram.


Malicious Intent is book two in the Defend and Protect series. I have not read book one but I had no problem following along. The series is written by the talented Lynn H. Blackburn. This book focuses on childhood friends, Dr. Ivy Collins and Secret Service Agent Gil Dixon. They have not been in each other's lives for awhile and Gil has to talk to her in regards to counterfeit money that her company, Hedera has deposited. When they show up, Dr. Collins is being attacked. 

Gil and his team make it their mission to protect Ivy. They need to find out why someone wants to get information on Hedera so bad. They do not seem threatened or scared when the Secret Service Team is constantly with Ivy. 

The amount of action and suspense is constant with this book. Books that keep my heart pounding throughout and have me turning pages fast are my favorite books to read. This book takes you on a wild, adrenaline filled ride to unravel who wants into Hedera's system so bad. 

The author always has such well written characters, you get to know them so well in the span of the book. She will keep you on your toes. I cannot wait until the next book in the series comes out. 

Thank you to Revell Reads for allowing me to read a copy of this book - all thoughts are my own. 

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