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Deadly Testimony

(Safeguard #2)

3.88  ·  Rating details ·  122 ratings  ·  29 reviews
The stakes have never been higher as an elite team member must outwit a dangerous killer and save the man she's sworn to protect. The second installment of the exhilarating Safeguard series from Piper J. Drake.

Kyle Yeun didn't start out bad and he doesn't intend to end his life while on the wrong side of the law, either. His testimony to his former employer's environmental
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Published May 9th 2016 by Carina Press
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What a fantastic story this proved to be, with a literally kick ass heroine, Isabelle Scott (Lizzy) and a man in danger because he dares to try to tell the truth (Kyle Yeun). During their initial encounter she rescues him from armed assailants who are determined to stop him testifying during and seeing her disarming fighting skills in action inspires him to track her down and hire her services as his bodyguard to supplement those provided by the US Marshals and police as part of their witness pr ...more
Angela James
Jan 22, 2016 marked it as edited
A sexy little end to their workout scene!

He shot a low kick at her and closed the distance faster than he’d done so far, lashing out with a right cross. His longer reach gave him an advantage and it’d would’ve been a great move if she hadn’t been expecting it.

As it was, she slipped to the side just enough for his punch to whisper past her face. Then she raised her shoulder, pushing her cheekbone to her shoulder to capture and tuck his fist against the curve of her neck.

Kyle started to pull back
Apr 29, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, romantic-supense
ARC provided by the Publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Great second book in the Safeguard series. This book also can be read as a standalone as characters from the previous book appear, but they and their backstories don't impact the current plot. This book takes a kick-ass, ex-military, Centurion heroine and pairs her with a civilian hero-in-distress. I haven't read many books with the heroine as warrior and the hero being saved. Interesting concept and delivery.

Isabelle s
Kim Reads (Read Your Writes Book Reviews)
Reviewed by Gemini

With Deadly Testimony, Piper J. Drake has created a novel that truly shows how a female can be just as interesting in the role of bad-ass military sniper as any guy. The dialogue is very entertaining and there is an excellent balance between the scorching romance and the main characters’ attempts to stay alive while being hunted down by unknown assailants. More importantly, this novel is very straightforward and is easy to follow. The suspense elements are not complicated and t
This is a romantic suspense novel about a businessman who has insider knowledge about bad things his company is doing. He's preparing to testify when an attempt on his life is made. He hires the Safeguard security company to provide protection and they assign 00000 to protect him.

This was just an ok read for me. The overall plot was fine but the execution didn't work for me for a couple of reasons. It was slow. There was some action but the times in between really drug. Part of why it was so sl
Apr 23, 2016 rated it liked it
This story had its moments. The action was well done. You can tell that there was a fair amount of research done for this as the terminology seemed true to the parameters. The down time in the story was where it got a little boring and long winded. Kyle was a very formal guy which I really do understand based on his culture. Lizzie was a badass and the writer didn't overly do it to where she loses some of her femininity. The plot was interesting though it glosses over how things wrap up. While i ...more
Janet Robel
May 19, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very good! I've really enjoyed this series. Lizzy and Kyle make quite a team.
Jan 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Keeps you on your toes.

Excellent combination of action and romance. You want to know what will happen to the other members of the Safeguard Fire Team!!
Marian Tustison O'Connor

3.6. Not bad the chemistry was just off a little bit for me. I'll move on to next book in series
Lydia Kass
Mar 20, 2017 rated it liked it
Lizzy finds herself attracted to Kyle, the detail she is supposed to be protecting in the witness protection program. Too many people know where they are and they have to go dark; quite a few things blow up but Maylin is there to add new dishes to her culinary repertoire.
May 09, 2016 rated it really liked it
From the very first page of Deadly Testimony, it is clear that Isabelle "Lizzy" Scott is not a woman to mess with! She is coming off a long shift on a personal security detail and all she wants is to get to her room to relax, but when she approaches the elevators she finds her path blocked by several thugs threatening another man. When they refuse to move and make the mistake of underestimating her, she takes the 3 thugs down in under 10 seconds, calmly steps onto the elevator and disappears as ...more
May 12, 2016 rated it liked it
Gotta love a fast-paced romantic suspense!

Security for hire Isabelle Scott really just wants to get up to her hotel room when she stumbles upon Kyle Yeun about to be attacked. Even though she's off the clock and REALLY has to pee, Isabelle graciously decides to help Kyle, a move that takes about 10 seconds but earns her a new position as his personal security guard while he's awaiting trial against his former employer. Kyle annoys the hell out of Isabelle almost immediately; unfortunately he al
Piper Drake takes on the protector/target relationship with a twist, pairing a man in need of professional protection with an ex-military, no-nonsense woman when he finally decides to rat on a company with questionable practices - and risks his life in the process.

Even while writing this review, I’m not too sure what to say about a story that I’d expected to be a bit more straightforward in setting, action and adventure. Perhaps the best way to put it is that ‘Deadly Testimony’ is a wordy read,

Deadly Testimony is the second book in Piper J. Drake's Safeguard series, about a group of former soldiers whose gone the way of private security. The books in itself can be read as a standalone but the worldbuilding is more in depth with all books read.

Here we meet Kyle Yuen. He needs protection since his testimony can actually make it difficult for a certain company to ever recover from the publicity his statements could reveal. But Kyle is already feeling that despite the tight security the
Nikki Brooks
Apr 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed, piper-drake
Kyle Yeun isn't a bad guy but he got caught up in the nefarious practices of his company. But when he reaches his breaking point he reaches out to the Feds and agrees to testify them. When he wanders off from his protection and is attacked, he is saved by an off duty Safeguard Agent. She quickly snuffs out the threat and returns him to his protection detail. But when his safety is compromised he knows he needs outside help. He brings in Safeguard to protect him. And he wants Lizzy to protect him ...more
Apr 22, 2016 rated it really liked it
MAN, I was in the mood for some romantic suspense when I picked this book up. And I got it. WHICH MAKES ME HAPPY!

*ahem* Where the last Safeguard mission was more of a team affair, this time we get Lizzy going in on her own to keep someone safe. It certainly gave us a different dynamic since solo Lizzy does things differently than she would if she had backup. (No worries, though, the Safeguard crew has her back when she needs it. They're good like that.)

Speaking of which, Lizzy is solo for a reas
Mignon Mykel
Jan 25, 2016 rated it really liked it
Like the previous, this book was a grab-your-attention-from-page-one-and-don't-let-go one. And, similar to the previous, it is the action that draws the pages, not so much the romance. Where Hidden Impact had a car explosion, making Gabe rethink his choice to not help Maylin out, this particular one shows off Isabelle's skills, as well as the trouble Kyle finds himself in. These are standalone books, but it was fun to get to see Gabe and Maylin again!

Isabelle, or Lizzy as Gabe (a childhood frien
May 12, 2016 rated it really liked it
I liked the role reversal on this one--heroine is the protection, hero is witness being protected--but the heroine still has a thing for pretty shoes, a win-win! :)

Although it took a while to really get "into" the story--Lizzy's a bit standoffish, partly because of the pressures of being a woman in a man-dominated field who constantly has to prove herself and Kyle comes off as somewhat stiffly formal, due in part to cultural differences--once the story got rolling I had a hard time putting it do
May 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Deadly Testimony by Piper J. Drake is book two in her Safeguard series. It is an action-packed, intelligent, and sexy story with a strong and confident heroine that I absolutely loved and rooted for.

Isabelle Scott, "Lizzy", is coming off shift from working private security during an evening party when she ends up saving a man's life. Unbeknownst to her, the man's life she saved is Kyle Yeun, a man who is being kept under witness protection with the Seattle PD and the US Marshals until an import
Aug 26, 2016 rated it really liked it
Another episode of the Centurion Corporation's now new Safeguard Division. Sniper Isabelle Scott is tired and annoyed by her assignment and just wants to get up to her hotel room. At the elevator bank, three thugs surround a man waiting for the elevator. Lizzy quickly assesses the man, then takes the three thugs out.

Next day, Gabriel is approached with a new request for a personal security contract. The gentleman at the elevator, Kyle Yeun, wants Lizzy as his personal guard. He is ready to testi
Book Him Danno
May 10, 2016 rated it really liked it
I had read the first in the Safeguard series and I wasn't much of a fan. Something about the story didn't click. I figured when I read the second book I would figure out if it was the authors writing style that I didn't quite understand or if it happened to be that story.
I am stuck.
I like the idea of Isabelle, Smart, sexy, with just too much attitude. She can kick butt and I wish the writer would have explored her challenge be a woman in a man's field and how she struggled to keep her famine sid
Molly Smith
Initial Thoughts: I liked this second installment in the Safeguard series. I liked the complex nature of Kyle as well as Lizzy. They were not the typical “roles” you expected from the mercenary/bodyguard and the mark storyline. Lizzy is smart, cunning and for all her cold menace, warm and caring. Kyle, for all his faults, is trying to be a better man. I really enjoyed their characterizations and the overall journey between them. Though their romance and connection sparks quickly, it was fitting ...more
Linda Quick
Apr 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book! It has very fast paced action as Lizzy, a Safeguard asset, is called into service to protect Kyle, a government witness. The threats against Kyle are very real and force Lizzy to take unconventional steps to keep him safe. As they try to keep ahead of the threats, they discover their attraction to each other. The result is romantic suspense at its best.

This is a wonderful series that fans of the genre will love. While part of a series, Deadly Testimony is a stand alone novel.
Jan 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I just knew I would love Lizzy's story and I was right, there is something inspiring when you read a novel with a great female lead, a strong woman who can stand on her own but someone who also sees when a partner is a good thing to and that is Lizzy to a T.

Lizzy and Kyle were always going to be full on fireworks as they are both dominant personalities who love control, but when it came down to it Kyle hired Lizzy to keep him safe and she would do her job or die trying so how could Kyle not fall
May 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Oh what a good read! Female bodyguard and hot Asian male protectee. Lots of action and adventure. Kyle and Lizzy were made for each other! I love how they bring out the best in each other. This story will keep you on the edge of your seat and up past your bedtime.
Complimentary copy provided by author/publisher for an honest review.
Kellie Murphy
Jun 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another keeper

I just discovered this Author recently and can't get enough of her books. Romance, action and steamy sex make it a winner in my author list. I am eagerly awaiting the next one in this and her other series.
Feb 26, 2016 rated it really liked it
A plot! An actual plot! Something that's been seriously missing in the books I've been reading lately. It wasn't the most fleshed out plot (it was only 200 pages, so...), but there was conflict that wasn't just interpersonal. High five!
Theresa Hurley
Great story! Great romance and suspense!
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Piper J. Drake is a bestselling author of romantic suspense and edgy contemporary romance, a frequent flyer, and day job road warrior. She is often distracted by dogs, cupcakes, and random shenanigans.

Other books in the series

Safeguard (3 books)
  • Hidden Impact (Safeguard, #1)
  • Contracted Defense (Safeguard #3)