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Mace

(Lighthouse Security Investigations #1)

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*****This book was originally published in the USA Today Bestselling boxed set Love Under Siege*****
Lighthouse Security Investigations
Mace Hanover, former Special Forces and CIA Special Ops, filled his security company with other men and women from the SEALs, Rangers, Special Forces, Deltas, and AF Special Ops. All having been trained in CIA Special Ops, his Keepers were
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Kindle Edition, 276 pages
Published November 13th 2018 (first published September 18th 2018)
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Sandy Kelly
Oct 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is the 1st book in the new series Lighthouse Security Investigations. We saw a glimpse of them in Searching Love and this book is our full introduction to them. This introduces us to Mace Hanover, the owner of the company, and Sylvie Gardner. Mace's focus has been on building up his company after leaving special forces. He doesn't think he has time for a relationship and he certainly doesn't plan on one. Sylvie is a single mom who works at a job she hates but keeps because it helps pay the ...more
Diane (Books and Tequila Blog)
Ah!! I love, love, LOVE this story!! Mace is the start of a new romantic suspense series centering around Lighthouse Security and Investigations group started by Mason Hanna. It completely checked off all the boxes for me... spunky heroine, cute kid, hot alpha hero, edge of the seat suspense, and swoony romance!

“I’m not some helpless, little woman, that you have to save… I’m a full-grown woman, who knows her mind and knows what she wants.”

Sylvie is a single mother working a dead end job just tr
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Sue Dayoub
Nov 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A great start to a new series

I’m a huge fan of this author and have loved all of her series but this one might go straight to my favorite. Maryann always writes strong and sweet heroes and heroines with twists that’ll have you turning those pages as fast as you can
Mace the owner of Lighthouse Security Investigation is a man who may be looking for more, loving his business and the land and lighthouse it’s on he’s missing something.
Elizabeth single mother to David is just living her life for her
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Pet
Mar 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Perfect story. Lots of suspense and I adored Mace and Sylvia. I’m generally squeamish when kids are written into suspense stories but it was well done and not too scary for either the child or the reader.
Mags
I was recently introduced to Maryann Jordan and the Lighthouse Security Investigations Series, when I read a short story called Levi from the Danger and Desire anthology, and frankly it left me intrigued to read more. And as Mace's story was first I thought I'd start with him and I'm glad I did, as Mace was a great read. That was well-written and nicely paced, and it had a nice amount of suspense/mystery in it. Although if I'm honest, I was expecting more in the way of action and thrills. But I ...more
Diane Lloyd Kliebenstein
Introduction to a new series

I have all the Saints Protection books by Ms. Jordan, which I have enjoyed (multiple times). I read the first Baytown Boys book, because the lead character in that book had been deftly introduced throughout the Saints series, his personality well exposed (and admirable). However, as with this new series, Lighthouse, the rest of the characters just seemed rather undeveloped or not very compelling (including the town/setting) so I have not gone further with Baytown.

In
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Erica Tyre
Dec 17, 2018 rated it it was ok
Blah

It’s just....kind of blah. I have all of the Saints and Alvarez series, and have enjoyed them all multiple times. This one, though, just didn’t have any spark to it. It was rather boring, really. The big bad guys were never fleshed out and didn’t ever feel like much of a true threat. The way it was wrapped up made me just go, “Really? That’s it?” Talk about anticlimactic! The actual threat at the end wasn’t even that threatening and felt like a rushed throw-away plot line. The h was a milkso
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Lisa Gibbs
Nov 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Mace Hanover, former Special Forces and CIA Special Ops, runs a security and investigations company that hires the best of the best from all branches of the military and they have worked CIA special ops. This group is amazing and his company scans local police reports among other things for trouble.

Sylvie Gardner is almost late for work on day when she literally runs into Mace and his coffee cup. She gets coffee all over her and it ruins her shirt. Mace, ever the gentleman, gives her an extra s
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Marie
Nov 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
This book is like a feast to be savoured.

And like a feast it has all your favourites.....a great Alpha hero who even as a ten year old boy on the first page steals your heart, a beaten but not defeated feisty, sassy woman, a gorgeous bubbly, funny kid, a twisted plot, steamy sex, danger, intrigue, sweet loving and a whole team of Keepers to make you swoon - I really don't know what else you could ask for. Once again Maryann Jordan's new series explodes from the pages leaving you hungry for more.
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Catlou
Nov 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Mace grew up hearing about pirates and heroic lighthouse keepers and knew he wanted to be as brave and protective as those heroes. Sylvie is a strong, independent woman, and, as a single mother, she’s raising her son, David, on her own. One morning they accidentally collide with each other, little knowing that their lives will become connected in the most unexpected of ways.

This is a wonderfully engaging tale of intrigue, drama, and romance. The action is fast paced, full of emotion, suspense an
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Jennifer
Nov 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Mace, ex Special Forces, founded Lighthouse Security Investigations. The group consists of a variety of retired military men and women. They work behind the scenes and take cases mostly by invitation. When chatter indicates a single mom and son may be in need of their services, Mace considers taking on their case. Soon after accepting a new case, Mace realizes the single mom and her son's case are directly related.

Sylvie, a single mom whose sitters are not available, decides to take her son to w
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K B
Mar 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
4 stars
I purchased a copy of the the novel Mace: Lighthouse Security Investigations which is interconnected with the Saints Protection & Investigations series and also linked to the Alvarez Series whose lead members were all in the same Special Forces Team. All series were written by Maryann Jordan and this review was given freely.
A good introduction to the series of the 10 alpha male Keepers and their support staff. Vivid descriptions pepper a easy flowing story of suspense and murder combine
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D. Harley Jean
Nov 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Excellent Series “Spin-Off”!

I was kindly provided this book as an ARC; in exchange for my honest review. This is book 1 of Ms. MaryAnn’s new series. If you haven’t read anything she’s written yet; I highly recommend you start with her Alvarez Security series, then move on to her Saints Protection series (which the last book of that series paves the way beautifully for this book).

What can I say other than Ms. MaryAnn pretty much ALWAYS nails it. The two main characters here are Sylvie & Mason (M
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CarolKat
Nov 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I read this book in the Love Under Siege Anthology.

Once again a 'can't put it down' book from Maryann. I was enthralled from the very first page. Mace's grandfather, the house, the lighthouse, the history, I felt like I was there.

Then his company Lighthouse Security Investigations, I loved the way he found this latest case. It was intriguing the way he put the pieces together and found Sylvie and her son.

A favorite scene was when Mace meets with Sylvie after her son witnesses a murder from a dis
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Paula
Nov 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
An Outstanding Story .

I purchased this story for my collection of the author's books after I read an advanced readers copy of MACE . It's the first story in a new series LightHouse Security . I really enjoyed reading this story .
It's is a beautiful well written story . Has a very suspenseful and action packed storyline . The characters are fantastic .
If the rest of the series is this great which I have no doubt they will be .I cannot wait to read them . The author makes you feel like you right
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Shelly
Nov 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
New series

Mace by Maryann Jordan is a start to a new series...Lighthouse Security and Investigation. Mace is the leader of this group and if you are a fan of Maryann's we met him in Searching Love. Mace served with Jack from the Saints series and Tony from the Alvarez series. Mace is now heading his own group of super security men in this super secret liar.
A chance meeting has him crossing paths with Sylvie, single hard working mom. He is drawn to her. When Sylvie's son happens to witness a cr
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Dawn Cruikshank
Jan 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Mace

This is a refreshing story. Mace is the owned of Lighthouse Investigation and he monitors the local police and stumbles upon the case where a bit witnesses a murder. Since he is only 8 years old, the police are doubtful of his "story" but his mother believes him and so does Mace. Sylvie is a harried mother having to deal with a discriminating boss and an ex-husband who is always hitting her up for money yet wants nothing to do with his son. Mace falls for both mother and son and wants to pro
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Busybeth76
Feb 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
Keepers of the Heart

Mace Hanover is the owner and heart of Lighthouse Securities Investigations. Made up of a team of well trained and experienced operators LSI jumps into help various federal agencies in sensitive, and off the books, missions. In this particular book the mission becomes personal for Mace. He takes it upon himself to protect a lovely single mom, Sylvie Gardner and her son, David, from unscrupulous and dangerous men. When David witnesses a crime, no one takes him serious, except
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Melanie Marnell
Nov 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Mace Hanover is a protector and rescuer by nature. Sylvie Gardner and her eight year old son become embroiled in danger when David witnesses a murder. Mace and his crew take over protection of Sylvie and David when it becomes apparent that there is a threat to their safety. As the mission progresses, Mace develops genuine feelings for both Sylvie and David and those feelings are definitely reciprocated. A HEA is definitely in their future but first they have to neutralize the danger to David.

I a
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Rosemary
Nov 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
What a wonderful story! The concept behind how Lighthouse Security Investigations was created was truly an inspiring a wonderful story. To know that something from your childhood made such a mark on your life that the concept would stay with you into adulthood and would be the catalyst to create a livelihood where you become a protector like the light house helps protect ships from the cliffs. When Sylvie's son David witnesses what he believes is a murder, no one wants to believe him until Mace ...more
Jacey Jeffrey
Nov 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved this book in the new Lighthouse Security Series. Sylvie is a single mom to David. She works at a job she doesn't like but she needs it to pay the bills. She had to bring her child to work when he was sent home from school ill. While there David witnesses a crime. This is where Mace enters their life. The more time he spends with Sylvie and David the more he grows to care for them and wants to be part of their lives. He will do whatever it takes to protect the two people he kno ...more
Kari Hansen
Dec 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
After leaving the Special Forces he started Lighthouse Security Investigations and he has built a close team of people who have served.

Sylvie is a single mother who is stuck in a job she doesn’t like. One day she has to take her son to work with her and he witnesses a crime and they report it however no one believes them, but the suspicious activities don’t stop there.

When Mace finds out about what David witnessed and the subsequent happenings, he wants to help them but before too long he is per
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Ann Meemken
Jun 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I read this story as part of the collection of stories in Love under Seige. Sylvie is a single mom. When her son gets sick at school and no where else to take him she takes him to work to finish off her work day. While his mom is in a meeting he is witness to crime. When officers come to question him they do not not believe him only one that does is his mom. There are a few more incidents that put put them on the radar of Lighthouse security which is owned by Mace. He is intrigued by the case. T ...more
Shelly Roke
Nov 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Mace takes a girl to see 'Mom'

Mason starts out listening to pirate and lighthouse keeper stories when young, kind the military, goes Special Forces, but the lighthouse called him back. Now he runs Lighthouse Security and Investigations or LSI. A police report about a kid seeing an attack, then the house getting searched catches his eye.The police are giving it 'the kid was bored' routine. The new States Attorney goes missing. Then LSI gets called in by the State Police looking for the missing St
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Yvonne Cruz
Nov 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Ms Jordan’s new series starts with a bang . We got a glimpse of the group in Searching for Love, another series by this talented author.
Mason/Mace Hanover started Lighthouse Security with a group of former military and CIA men and women whose aim is to protect.
When a child witnesses a crime , Mace is drawn to help protect the boy and his Mom. In the middle of the investigation and all the suspense , drama, and budding romance, there is also another story. It’s a story about friendship, family, a
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Laura R
Nov 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I loved how even though Mace’s company, Lighthouse Security Investigations, which normally worked national and internationally on high profile cases, he still scanned through state police reports to see if anything caught his eye that he wanted to follow. And by Mace trusting his sixth sense, it leads him to eventually meeting and protecting both Sylvie and her son David. Sylvie is a single mother trying her best to raise her son on her own. The story does touch on how important it is for kids t ...more
Nicki - The Overflowing Bookcase
Mace has always found solace on the edge of the sea at the lighthouse, so when he sets up his security business he knows exactly where it should be located. But when a small child sees something he should not have seen, Mace decides to protect him and his single mother. When the danger increases Mace not only vows to keep them both safe, he finds himself falling in love. But can the mother and son become his family? With beautifully written characters and an honest storyline of finding happiness ...more
Jaclyn
Nov 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I loved the story between Mace, owner of Lighthouse Security, and single mom Sylvie. Sylvie and Mace cross paths when her son witnesses a crime. Mace comes in and offers to protect Sylvie and her son. Of course, a relationship between them forms and a sweet relationship between Mace and David forms as well. This is the first book in a new series and I can not wait to read the stories of the other team members. I also loved that we got more details on Mace's relationship with some of Maryann's ch ...more
Mary Lawson
Nov 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Mace (Lighthouse Securities Investigations #1)
Maryann Jordan

Mace Hanover was proud of the security agency he had formed. He had good qualified men and women working for him.
Sylvie Gardner worked hard providing for her son. When he tells her he saw someone get killed , she needs protection. Mace and his keepers undertake the job of protecting them and solving the crime.
Will Sylvie and Mace solve their attraction and stay safe?
A great start to the new series Lighthouse Securities Investigations
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Dawn Herrera
Nov 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviews, favorites
Mace was one fantastic book it was action packed with some suspense and really great connection and chemistry between the main characters. This was a story that hooked you from the first paragraph till the last word. It kept me on the edge of my seat waiting to see what was waiting around the next pages. The characters are hot, sexy, strong, courageous and honorable. I loved this book and I Absolutely can't wait for more of this great series. I voluntarily reviewed an advance readers copy of thi ...more
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