It’s release day for Melanie D. Snitker’s Safe in His Arms. I’m very excited because I had the opportunity to read it early. It’s a clean romantic suspense that will keep you flipping pages and groaning in frustration when something else demands your attention and you have to put it down. I recommend all of Snitker’s work, she writes Christian romance and this is her first romantic suspense novel.
When a beautiful woman walks into his diner asking for a job, Joel Ash can’t bring himself to say no. The more he gets to know Anna, the more he’s convinced she’s hiding something. Intrigued and drawn to protect her, he prays he can ensure her safety and guard her heart. Even if it means risking his own in the process.
Anna Henderson is on the run. In a new town, she wants nothing more than to trust Joel and the family offering her a fresh beginning. She’s secured vital evidence that could put her obsessive ex behind bars and out of her life. But without the ability to access it, she’ll always be looking over her shoulder.
Worried her past will catch up with her, can Anna ever feel safe in Joel’s arms?
I really enjoyed Anna’s journey to independence and safety. She’s found life hard since the grandparents who raised her passed away and hasn’t known what it is to have a family in several years. I admire her for running away from an abusive relationship. Even though it meant living in her van, it’s exactly what she needed to do. She couldn’t run into a better man to insist on a job. Her fierce determination to be independent and scars from her past don’t make things easy on Joel at all. I love how he can’t resist falling for her even though she pushes him away. Readers will easily fall in love with him. This is a must-read for lovers of clean romance.