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Safe Harbor

3.91  ·  Rating details ·  101 Ratings  ·  14 Reviews
"No one's going to hurt you."When he finds Nicole Harris cowering in a closet—a terrified witness to murder—Detective Alex Donovan's only priority is keeping the beautiful redhead alive. But Nicole is harboring a deep, dark secret—a childhood trauma that stops her from counting on anyone. Haunted by the violence in his own past, Alex knows he shouldn't get personally invol ...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published May 7th 2013 by Love Inspired (first published January 1st 2013)
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Oct 20, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: books-for-sale
If this had been marketed for a secular audience, I'd give it 3.5 stars. However, two things were present that should not be in any Christian book...profanity (G*, p. 68) and a Christian romancing a nonChristian character with steamy kisses, etc etc. (Which said character never really had more of a faith turnaround than a moment of saying "oh, your help made me trust again in God and man" to the MC hero. That's looking a bit more like faith in Alex than in God, Miss Nicole...)

The mystery was dec
Oct 18, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: review-books
Safe Harbor was a suspenseful story and one where it took me a while to figure out who the killer was.

I liked the emotional growth both main characters went through and I also enjoyed the romance. Nicole annoyed me slightly with how she didn't want to follow many of Alex's (her police protection) orders and kept insisting she go with him everywhere.

All in all, a good read -- it kept me entertained and I hope there's another book in this town, about Alex's brother. If you like romantic suspense,
Jun 01, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: inspirational
Rated 3.5 Stars, review courtesy of the TBR Mountain Range.

This inspirational novel explores how faith can renew confidence after a traumatic experience, giving hope that a normal life is earned once you've forgiven yourself.

Nicole Harris has recurring episodes of fear related to her father's abuse of her and her two siblings. When her boss is threatened and consequently murdered, it's not unexpected that her repressed fear forces her into a closet, acting on impulse. It's what saves her life th
Jan 05, 2015 rated it it was ok
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Nicole Harris is trying to deal with the recurring episodes she has triggered by situations that remind her of her father's abuse se endured in her youth. When an episode is triggered by a loud argument her boss is having in his office, she hides herself in the closet and stays there until Alex Donovan finds her, hiding in the corner in the dark. Good thing too...h
Jun 16, 2013 rated it really liked it
Nicole Harris is witness to a murder. Alex Donovan is in charge of keeping her safe. They become close as Nicole is able to get Alex to talk about things he's never talked to anyone else about and Alex is able to help her gain confidence in herself. After many attempts are made on her life and many suspicions about who the killer might be, they are able to work together and solve the crime. Well written story that kept the pages turning.
Jill Twigg
May 29, 2015 rated it really liked it
A cozy who done it mystery. Detective Alex Donovan is the first responder to find Nicole hiding in the closet of her employer. She may or may not be a witness to his murder. Under his protection, Alex struggles with keeping her safe because of past history. Nicole struggles as well with trauma from her earlier childhood that may hinder her from being a prominent witness.
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Lots of suspense and misdirection. Detective Alex and Nicole, the witness, come from disfunctional families and have trouble relating to each other. Alex even has trouble trusting his team so how can he expect Nicole to trust him with her safety.
John Hanscom
Apr 04, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Somewhere between 3 1/2 and 4, closer to the 4 side. It was a good story. The only "fault" was the author seemed not to be able to decide whether the female protagonist should be called "Nichole" or her nickname "Nic," and randomly and inconsistently vacillated between the two.
Apr 21, 2013 rated it liked it
Love Inspired Suspense Nicole and Alex
Aug 09, 2014 rated it liked it
My mom gave me a stack of these to read, so I'm working through them quickly. They are quick, easy reads, but a bit cheesy.
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Apr 08, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Enjoyed the book. Was a very good read.
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