Sadie is thriving in her new life and taking every moment to enjoy her new freedom. After a failed marriage that changed everything she knew to be true, she gets the courage to start over on her own. Sadie’s world quickly changes from her new normal when one night she gets pulled over by the most gorgeous police officer she’s ever met.
Feeling optimistic about opening up again, she hopes that begins with Officer Stevens. He’s protective, sweet and seemingly trustworthy. She wonders if her past will ever allow her to get close to someone again. Her friends keep telling her how much she finally deserves to be happy. Will their chance meeting give her an opportunity to find out how fulfilling true love really should be? She wants to put her past to rest and move on, but will she finally allow herself to trust him when she feels like her life might be in danger?
I slipped my tank top over my head and pulled it down as I caught a glimpse of the scar that stretched across the left side of my lower stomach. It triggered a memory of who I thought I would be forever; a useless piece of someone’s property.
Keep Me Safe could have went in so many directions. I found myself wondering why the author didn’t take us down the predicted road many times during this book. I have to say once I got to the end, I realized she was pretty brilliant on the path she took us. Just when I changed my prediction of how this was going to go, and accepted that I was wrong earlier, she pulls the rug out from under me and gives me a shock.
Sadie clearly had a horrific marriage to Brent, so many scars both mentally and physically but one thing he didn’t take from her was her courage. She was starting on her own now and she found comfort in the normal things in life. Then she meets Parker, the handsome cop who pulls her over for speeding. Later those two run into each other again and the bond is formed and the relationship started. Sadie is going to have to share her secrets with Parker and that frightened her, but he had a motive of his own to make sure she knew she wasn’t shattered forever, nor was she broken, she was a survivor and his hero.
Parker is a woman’s dream come true, while he isn’t into the game playing, he is into making sure Sadie knows she is safe and loved. Both Sadie and Parker are written as well-adjusted, mature characters, I personally loved that. So many times the author could have taken us down the drama path but she kept it real and sane. There were a couple of intense moments in the book, but for the most part it was a feel good story that made my heart melt. Parker going from cop to detective in this story opened up many questions regarding the case he was working on. It was a refreshing turn of events in how this plot played out, once again, just when you give up on thinking you know it all, she proves you should of never predicted in the first place.
I really recommend this book to you readers, it will break your heart, restore your faith in love and give you the feel good moments that only Parker can deliver. Sadie was a strong woman, who even though she was a victim, she was always a survivor and had a plan at all times. Her life meant something to her and I admire that in a female character.
Elaine is a Florida native who recently packed up and moved her family to Utah. She is a stay at home mom to two younger children and runs a crafting business named Frills & Freckles from home. When she’s not cleaning up after her kiddos or using her creative mind for a customer, you can find her satisfying her need for her favorite TV series or listening to music. Though finding time to write often seems like a lost cause, she uses every free minute to work on her debut novel, Keep Me Safe.