Expired Return Review

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Happy Release Day to Lisa Phillips and Sunrise Publishing!!! Suspense is one of my favorite genres, and so I was so excited when Sunrise announced this series was coming. I highly recommend adding it to your reading list!!

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About the Book

Expired Return ReviewExpired Return
Author Lisa Phillips
Published by Sunrise Publishing
on January 31, 2023
Genres: Christian, Fiction / Christian / Romance / Suspense, Fiction / Christian / Suspense
Pages: 296

Fire. Family. Faith.

Last Chance Fire and Rescue

Working together might cost them everything.

Veterinary tech Pepper Miller knows she broke the heart of the man she loves...and there's no going back, especially when the secret that tore them apart is still hidden. Now, she's focused on watching her niece, Victory, until her mother's return. But when her sister goes missing, she'll have to turn to the one man she can't face in order to find-and save-her family.

Allen Frees' life blew up the night that Pepper left him. Not just because she broke his heart, but because a raid went south-and he ended up in a wheelchair. Now, as the liaison between the Fire Department and City Hall, he's determined to help the leaderless FD's truck crew and rescue squad work together, even if he can't fix his broken heart.

When Victory is nearly kidnapped at a community event, Allen helps Pepper protect her niece. But there's a new drug in town, and Pepper's sister is embroiled in a dangerous bargain. When her secret is discovered, and danger closes in, what will it cost her to save the people they love? And can Allen put aside the past to fight for a new future?

Last Chance County returns in this blazing new series from Sunrise Publishing.

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My Perspective

Expired Return is a wonderful start to a new series from Sunrise Publishing and Lisa Phillips. There is danger, suspense, fire, and so much more in the pages of this novel. It did take me a little bit to get into it, but once the danger and action came into play, I was hooked. Phillips did a great job of keeping my on my toes, making me guess as to who was behind what, and moving the story along at just the right pace.

I also want to commend her on her hero. Allen had a disability yes, but he didn’t let it stop him from doing what he needed to do. He didn’t let it define him as a person. Instead, he found ways to work with it, and he pushed himself to keep moving forward. I loved that! He was strong, swoony, and the perfect match for Pepper.

Pepper had this background that we only get little bits of pieces of throughout the story, so for a while she was hard to figure out. I suspected some things about her past, and I was right about a few. Then, talk about plot twist (sorry can’t reveal what it is!). Wow. I was not expecting that at all. But what Philips does is remind readers of a few things. 1 – We are not responsible for the actions of others. 2- Sin does have lasting affects on people in our lives. and 3 – Our family does not define us. We are our own people, and that’s something I think Pepper struggled with. I loved seeing her growth near the end of the story.

I’m excited to see what happens next in this series. I think it’s going to be fantastic. One to watch for!! I received a complimentary copy of this book. I was not required to write a favorable review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Favorite Quotes

Good lookin’ don’t last. Good cookin’ do.”

“If I get a horse, I’m gonna get two so I can call them Peanut Butter and Jelly.”

About the Author

Lisa Phillips is a USA Today and top ten Publishers Weekly bestselling author of over 50 books that span Harlequin’s Love Inspired Suspense line, independently published series romantic suspense, and thriller novels. She’s discovered a penchant for high-stakes stories of mayhem and disaster where you can find made-for-each-other love that always ends in happily ever after.

Lisa is a British ex-pat who grew up an hour outside of London and attended Calvary Chapel Bible College, where she met her husband. He’s from California, but nobody’s perfect. It wasn’t until her Bible College graduation that she figured out she was a writer (someone told her). As a worship leader for Calvary Chapel churches in her local area, Lisa has discovered a love for mentoring new ministry members and youth worship musicians.

Find out more at www.authorlisaphillips.com

Have you read any of Lisa’s books? Which was your favorite?