In Safe Hands
Deacon Daniels, onetime lead singer and idol to his teenage fans, saw his career and reputation ruined when a ...more
An enjoyable story with just the right balance of romance and mystery.
It's seven months since Maverick's world imploded.His Air Force career ended in the worst way leaving him with physical and emotional scares.His only comfort is too lose himself in drink and by his own admission he's having one long pity party....
When his sister asks for his help with a private protection case it's the last thing he wants but he finds himself in a position where he can't say no.
As the lead s ...more
I love Victoria Sue's books and all the worlds she has created so far. It's a bit like magic ;) So naturally, I jumped on the chance to read this one. The blurb also sounded like it was right up my alley and thankfully I was right (which shouldn't be a shock).
Now before I start my review, I would like to give some credit to Jay Aheer for the awesome cover !! Freaking beautiful, if I say so myself.
Maverick Delgardo is a soldier brought down by the injuries he sustained in his last fight. H...more
This isn't working for me at all, unfortunately. So much telling, not enough showing, I was having trouble really feeling the emotions. Also, the dialog was somewhat stilted. So, I'm putting a pin in this one. No rating.
In Safe Hands is a fast paced action thriller that kept me guessing to the very end. With an alternating point of view, as well as occasional forays into the mind of the killer, this novel allows the reader to delve deeply into the minds of Deacon and Mav and how they both have coped with life altering tragedies from their pasts. Wounded, scarred both figuratively and emotionally, Deacon and Mav find solace in each other despite the fact that imminent danger has ...more
I borrowed this one, but I can definitely see myself buying it once I have more money (and maybe if the price comes down just a little bit).
Mav Delgardo can’t seem to come to terms with the loss of his foot and consequently the loss of his career as a USAF helicopter pilot. Wallowing in a bottle, sleeping in his sister’s spare room, it’s not until she needs his help to guard a former musician that he ma ...more
(view spoiler)[Maverick was wounded in Somalia and has ongoing alcohol problems now. Feels guilt about staying with his sister, and not getting his proper prosthetic limb fitted. Feels awkward about visible scarring. Deacon had a drug addicted brother who died - the reason his deals with family friendly companies and TV studios fell through - band members then turned on ...more
Maverick Delgardo is retired from the Air Force after an accident left him unfit for duty. An amputee and disfigured from the fire, when we meet him, he’s still not coping, sleeping on his sister’s couch and drinking til he forgets all he lost… which was more than just his leg.
Deacon Daniel’s used to be a heartthrob lead singer, but all that went to dirt when a bad manager, a scandal and his mother got involved ...more
Maverick and Deacon are both in different ways broken. So much as happened in their lives by the time they meet ...more
I honestly believe Jay Aheer is incapable of creating a cover that is less-than visually stunning. The cover composition is as exciting as the plot. While I’ve promoted Victoria Sue a time or two, this is the first of her books I’ve read and reviewed.
POV ~> Third-person
Mav served in the Air Force until a suicide bomber took several lives and left him medically discharged. Since the incident, he’s done nothing more than wallow in self-pity over being an amp ...more
If you’re looking for a tender relationship along with a suspenseful plot then I recommend checking out this book!
Maverick and Deacon story will keep you glued to this great book from page 1.
After a war wound end his pilot career, Mav is in a real dark and low place in his life... That's when Deacon shows up needing help... and as it happens, Mav is his best chance to stay alive and to find out who's threatening all he holds dear...
This is an awesome and thrilling book - don't miss it!
One drink more and ...more
I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
I was excited to read this book because the blurb caught my eye. Washed up pop star + disabled veteran, it was bound to be an interesting read. I admit that this had parts that kept me interested and wanting to read more, but ultimately the execution was not my favorite.Deacon was the lead singer for a band and they found quick fame but also it ...more
Mav is. . . .broken, and thinks fixing things is downing a bottle of Jack. Crashing on his sister's sofa isn't doing him or her any favours. When Jamie calls him out to do something for her, Mav really has to dig deep to get out of his stupor. Meeting the new client, however, does wonders. Deacon needs some help. After a scandal last year left him penniless, he can't afford to pay for the protection he needs. someone is ...more
I loved Mav; he had such a hard time with his recovery with the injuries he received while in the Air Force. While he might’ve not been physically where he used to be, he was still strong, and mentally, he was deep in the depression that was so crippling that at times he felt done. I hav ...more
(.★*..•`★¤4.5 in safe hands stars.¤★*..*ˑ★
When his sister could not provide her latest client with protection, injured former Air Force pilot Maverick found himself filling the role. Despite not wanting the pity and the looks, Maverick knew he would be of little help for the former rock star who was only looking for a second chance.
He'd lost his career thanks to a fame grabbing reporter, then he'd lost his brother. The last straw was losing custody of his beloved niece. But, what more ...more
In the meantime, though… We have Maverick. By all accounts a good man who has had a lot of shit heaped on his plate. He lost part of his leg, and with it, he lost a chunk of his life to the bottle he’s lost himself in. He drinks to drown out…well, everything. I ...more
I was hooked from page 1. Maverick and Deacon seems, at first, completely opposite, but the more I’d read, the more I saw how similar and complementary they were.
I completely melted for them, both of them, in their flaws and their strength. They made me smile, melte and cry a little too.
This book was well written, the plot was well built, consistent and captivating. I loved the atmosphere of the book, dark, intrigui ...more
A defeated soldier. A fallen rock star. Can these two very damaged men become whole again?
Mav Delgardo hasn’t been able to regain control of his life after almost dying in an attack. Damaged and deeply scarred, he is dangerously near alcoholism when Deacon Daniels enters his life… And gives him a reason to live again.
This is a very intense story about two men who have had to deal with hard blows from life. Mav was an aircraft pilot who suffered severe wounds after an attack. He lost his ...more
Mav is having a hard time since he returned home from active duty. He was injured while deploye ...more
I have never been disappointed by a story written by Victoria Sue so I was sure that I would love In Safe Hands and boy did I! She has proven to me that she can write all kinds of romantic stories – paranormal mPreg shifters and non-shifter mPreg, Regency era historicals, sci-fi thrillers, contemporary romance and now romantic suspense.
Mav has nearly lost himself in the bottle; he's having difficulties coming to terms with the career ending injuries he suffered ...more
Have you read a book that you loved but you struggled to put it into a review? That’s the problem I’m having with this one. In Safe Hands by Victoria Sue is the first book I’ve read from this author. And what a great first book to start with! This is a standalone, but I’d love to see it become a series, with some of those other male characters we were introduced to in the story!
Maverick is struggling. He’s living on his sister’s couch and spends his time drinking. His sister nee ...more
Engaging from the start, I was pulled into the worries, stresses and emotional turmoil that both Maverick and Deacon are experiencing. There's physical and mental scarring with so much recovery for each to go through separately but together they are so good for each other.
The mystery surrounding Deacon and the stalker aspect really makes you think, with several viable ...more
Mystery plot was cleverly woven and I was guessing who the killer was almost till the end.
The only things I did not like was all the coincidences and Mav's compliance to stay away from Deacon or the killer would find a way to hire a hitman to kill people he loves.
I don't really know how legal system works when it comes to accounts of proven criminals, I'd have thought that they should be frozen, especi ...more
Victoria Sue fell in love with love stories as a child when she would hide away with her mom’s library books and dream of the dashing hero coming to rescue her from math homework. She never mastered math but never stopped loving her heroes and decided to give them the happy ever afters they fight so hard for.
She loves reading and writing about gorgeous boys loving each other the best—and creating ...more