10.13.2022

Honor Bound ~ Review

Honor Bound
Love and Honor #1
By Hallee Bridgeman

Honor Bound is the first book in the Love and Honor series, and in this book, Dr. Cynthia Myers is using her chance to serve in the mission field to hide from the mess her life in the US became. Her ex-fiancé, who managed to have his moment of running around captured by the media, and a father who is now the VP of the United States, yup, her life is grand. So to escape it all, she is working as an OB in a wartorn region of Africa.  

When a Special Forces team enters her village seeking her help for injured team members, she demands all weapons be left out of the village. Not the smartest move when a warlord operates in the area, one who has no issue stealing the local children, killing the men, and doing everything imaginable to the women. 

Soon the warlord's men are after Captain Rick Norton, his men, and the no longer anonymous Dr. Myers (daddy's identity has suddenly been discovered, making her a high-interest target).  They are now on a mission to make it to an evac point and get safely away. Of course, along the way, feelings of attraction occur, but circumstances and ideals being what they are, stand in the way of Rick and Cynthia. 

This is an interesting book and one that made me want to read the next in the series, where other members of Captain Norton's team will be taking center stage.  I can't say that I was particularly drawn to either main character where I got invested in their story, but it was a good read. I'm thinking this would be a book my sister would more greatly appreciate, as she is into military-themed fiction more so than I am. But this is a good diversionary read to get one out of the day-to-day normal, which, let's admit it, is the purpose of reading fiction.

I was provided a complimentary copy of this book with no expectations but that I offer my honest opinion - all thoughts expressed are my own.


About the Book:
You can't override the heart
It may seem odd to seek peace by moving to a war-torn African country, but for medical missionary Dr. Cynthia Myers, it provided a way to escape a shallow life of unearned wealth, a philandering fiancé, and a father now square in the public eye as vice president of the United States. At least here she knows her work and life have meaning. But all that is thrown into chaos when she fails to save the life of a local warlord's mortally wounded son.

As part of the Army Special Forces "A-Team" on a mission to capture and subdue the warlord, Captain Rick Norton is compelled to use deadly force to save Cynthia's life. Enraged at the violence she witnessed and riddled with guilt that men died because of her, Cynthia tries to hold on to her anger--but an unwanted attraction is taking hold.dady's 

With two members of his team badly injured and rebels in hot pursuit, Rick will have to draw upon all his strength and cunning to get her out alive . . . because he's beginning to think they just might overcome their differences and be able to make a life together.

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