Romance Books

Safe with Me by Kristen Proby (With Me in Seattle #5)

Book description from goodreads.com:

Keeping others safe is what Caleb Montgomery does. He’s never had a problem taking on an assignment, whether it was during his dangerous SEAL days or his most recent job of training war mercenaries. But being assigned to keep Brynna Vincent and her adorable daughters, Maddie and Josie, safe from an unknown threat has thrown Caleb off his axis. Hot for the tall brunette since she came back to town more than a year ago, being close to her day in and day out is cracking Caleb’s resolve to keep his hands off her gorgeous body and his head in the mission.

Brynna is sick and tired of being afraid. All she wants is a normal, quiet life for her and her precious girls. Just as she’s settling into her new home in Seattle and feeling safe again, Caleb shows up on her doorstep insisting the danger is as high as ever. But whether she needs to be sheltered from the threat in her past, or from the intense emotions she feels for the sexy, protective man sleeping in her home, remains to be seen. What will happen if Brynna and her girls fall in love with a man so broken he may not be able to protect them from the danger that threatens, much less himself?”

My rating:

4 1/2 stars

My review:

I think this is my favorite book in the series!  Book 5 follows Caleb Montgomery and Brynna Vincent.  Brynna is Stacy’s (Isaac’s wife) cousin and Caleb is one of the Montgomery brothers.

The book starts with the murder of Brynna’s ex husband, who is an undercover Chicago cop.  Brynna takes her kids and moves back to Seattle to be closer to her family and hears that the danger that hurt her husband has followed her.  Once she’s back in Seattle, the Montgomery brothers (well Matt [the cop] and Caleb) decide that Brynna needs round the clock protection, and Caleb volunteers for the job.  There has been intense sexual tension between Brynna and Caleb since they met, and it only gets worse.  Until they can no longer fight their attraction….

What I loved most about this book was how real it felt.  Ms. Proby wrote about PTSD in a very believable way, and I spent the whole book feeling sorry for Caleb, and wishing that he would deal with it.  There is a major announcement by the family in this book that completely blindsided me (won’t tell you, I don’t do spoilers) but I think it will be a good twist going forward.  This book moved at the right pace, and has the awesome characters I’ve grown to love over the past 5 books (with the exception of Samantha, who I still don’t like).  This is a really fantastic series, and I hope the author changes her mind and writes many more!

My recommendation:

Read it, but read the series in order.

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