Honor Bound, by Hallee Bridgeman, is the first book in the Love and Honor series. This story does follow the prequel, which introduces the characters. However, the author does a wonderful job of introducing them in this story as well. This is a very well written story that shows the dedication some military members have to keeping others safe. This story is fast paced and full of action and hard to put down. The characters are very likeable. I especially like Cynthia’s character due to the desire she has to help others less fortunate than herself. This is very noticeable after she returns to her aunt’s clinic to work. I like the relationship between the military men, the depth of their training shows in the story. The humor shown with the use of their nicknames is fun to read.
I voluntarily received a complimentary copy of this book through the Revell Reads Blogger Program. This is my honest review.
About the Book
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.
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.