Contemporary Fiction, Review

Never Let Go by Elizabeth Goddard

Hi, reader friends! Today, it is my great pleasure to welcome author friend Elizabeth Goddard to the blog. We’re celebrating her new release, the first book of the Uncommon Justice series, with a JustRead blog tour and giveaway!

about the book

Never Let Go by Elizabeth GoddardTitle: Never Let Go
Series: Uncommon Justice #1
Author: Elizabeth Goddard
Publisher: Revell
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: February 5, 2019

The case may be cold, but things are about to heat up.

Forensic genealogist Willow Anderson is following in her late grandfather’s footsteps in her quest for answers about a baby abducted from a hospital more than twenty years ago. When someone makes an attempt on Willow’s life to keep her from discovering the truth, help will come from an unexpected source.

Ex-FBI agent—and Willow’s ex-flame—Austin McKade readily offers to protect the woman he never should have let get away. Together they’ll follow where the clues lead them, even if it means Austin must face the past he’s spent much of his life trying to forget—and put Willow’s tender heart at risk.

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my thoughts

As a novice who had dabbled a bit here and there in my own family tree, I can hardly imagine the thrill and sense of accomplishment professionals must experience. Willow and Austin’s complex relationship made my heart accelerate and sent my matchmaking hopes into overdrive (it’s romantic suspense which suggests Happily Ever After but sometimes, you just don’t know what those squirrely authors are going to do next!)!

Willow’s story is heartbreaking yet the fact that she simply keeps putting one foot in front of the other (despite the fog of her often overwhelming grief) is truly inspiring. Her wonderful relationship with her grandfather and fond memories of her parents soften the edges of her steely determination and drive to accomplish her mission. Willow is obviously intelligent and I admire her quick and analytical thinking.

Austin is a tough guy hero with baggage, regrets, and a vulnerable core (which makes him and frankly most men super uncomfortable and usually cranky). His protective instincts are locked into hyperdrive from beginning to end and who can resist that level of intense sustained focus?! Woo, that man is swoony! Austin’s authenticity and loyalty earns him a gold star in my book. Heroes don’t have to be perfect, they have to be available and willing.

The genealogy and mystery threads in this story kept my mind churning over possibilities (because my newest fictional friends obviously needed my help, right?!) You can bet your tree branches I’ll be checking out Elizabeth Goddard’s backlist while I eagerly anticipate the next installment of the Uncommon Justice series! Consider me wowed! I highly recommend this title for readers who enjoy action-packed romantic suspense, this story delivers!

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher and was under no obligation to post a review. The opinions expressed are my own.

Never Let Go by Elizabeth Goddard quote graphic credit Faithfully Bookish


about the author

Elizabeth Goddard
photo credit: Emilie Hendryx

Elizabeth Goddard is the bestselling, award-winning author of forty novels and counting, including the romantic mystery, The Camera Never Lies–a 2011 Carol Award winner.

Four of her six Mountain Cove books have been contest finalists. Buried, Backfire and Deception are finalists in the Daphne Du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery and Suspense, and Submerged is a Carol Award finalist.

A 7th generation Texan, Elizabeth graduated from North Texas State University with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and worked in high-level software sales for several years before retiring to fulfill her dreams of writing full-time.

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tour giveaway

Two (2) winners will win a copy of Never Let Go & swag from the publisher, Revell.

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