About the Book
Book: Honor's Refuge
Author: Hallee Bridgeman
Genre: Christian Fiction / Suspense/ Romance
Release date: November 1, 2022
When she was just five years old, Melissa Braxton watched her father take her mother's life. Separated from her sister, Lola, at that time, Melissa grew up with a strong desire to help those stuck in abusive relationships. It's why she became a therapist and opened a domestic abuse shelter.
After losing a leg to a gunshot wound in the line of duty, Phil Osbourne has felt like a man without a purpose--until he hears Melissa's story and decides to use his Special Forces contacts to track down her missing sister. He knows what he discovers will break Melissa's heart. What he doesn't realize is that helping the women reunite will bring the cartel down on them like the category 5 hurricane striking Miami.
Bruised yet not quite broken, Melissa and Phil battle the storm and the cartel, calling on strength they didn't know they had to escape death, save the innocent, and--just maybe--find healing in each other's arms.
About the Author
Honor's Refuge is book three in the Love and Honor Series that is written by Hallee Bridgeman. While they are part of a series, you can read them as stand alone books. The author does a good job in filling in the gaps. You will see characters that were in previous stories, but you will not feel lost.
I am so happy that Phil got his own story. Phil has had a lot to overcome. He lost his leg in a remote jungle area and sunk into a deep depression afterwards. He has finally gotten to a good place and is serving as an EMT. Melissa had a broken home life. Her mother was killed by her father when she was young and she was separated from her sister. She has devoted her adult life to helping those in domestic situations.
Phil really likes Melissa and she likes him. Sounds like a simple romance right? WRONG. Phil does not think he deserves Melissa. He feels she belongs with someone who is whole, and not missing a limb. Melissa keeps hanging in there and praying about it. Phil decides to try and find her sister and finds out she is married to a major player in the drug cartel. Ironically, She is also being abused by her husband. Who is not ready to let her go.
This book is packed full of action and suspense. Melissa has kept her domestic violence safe haven so private that it's untraceable - until the cartel get involved. This book had me on the edge of my seat the whole time.
Thank you to the author, publisher and Revell Reads for allowing me to read a copy of this book - all thoughts are my own.