Author: Sara Blackard

Title: Falling for Zeke

Series: Book 1 Stryker Security Force Series

Genre: Christian Romantic Suspense

Publication date: July 7, 2020

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Book Blurb

An ex-Army Special Operations member burned once by love. A single-mom stalked by a powerful enemy. Can he risk his heart for her safety?

Zeke has everything he could want.

A multi-billion dollar inheritance allows him to protect others… 

… and with the comradery of his brothers-in-arms. 

He spends his time growing his security firm and keeping his head down. Love is the last thing on his mind, until Samantha and her daughter are in need of his help.

Samantha used to have a comfortable life.

Now she waits tables to put food on her own.

Forced from the life she had built, Samantha works to restore what was lost. With her daughter in tow, she begins a new life in the Colorado mountains. It’s not perfect, but it’s all theirs. But when the tempting Zeke offers to help her, she begins to wonder if love could heal her shattered life.

What will Samantha do when past troubles come knocking?

Will Zeke protect his heart or will Samantha shatter his defenses?

If you like page-turning adventure, fascinating characters, and engaging stories of triumph, you’ll love Sara Blackard’s exciting sweet security romance series.

My Review

This is an extraordinary book. It played like a movie in my mind.

I love Zeke and his team. I call them “the formidable team”.

This book was full of suspense and action.

The chemistry between Sam and Zeke got me flipping the pages to see if a relationship will work out between them.

You can’t help loving little Eva. She made me laugh with her little girl’s love for princesses stories and handsome princes.

This book lived up to its genre,a romantic suspense genre.

This is book 1 of the Stryker series. I can’t wait to read book 2 coming out in September 1, 2020.

The book cover is also beautiful. I almost fell in love with Zeke. What a hunk he is!

I felt for Samantha. I could empathise with her over her fears and her protective love for her daughter,Eva.

Themes of friendship, love and solidarity were navigated in this book. It was like an action movie with Zeke as the main hero. I did my best not to swoon over him.

Sara Blackard writes well. She did a good job plotting out the perfect scenes and settings with extra doses of humour and suspense.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author. Opinions expressed in this review are mine.

About the author

Sara Blackard has been a writer since she was able to hold a pencil. When she’s not crafting wild adventures and sweet romances, she’s homeschooling her five children, keeping their off-grid house running, or enjoying the Alaskan lifestyle she and her husband love. Visit her website at and sign up for your FREE copy of the Stryker Security Force prequel, Mission Out of Control. IG@sara.blackard


The author, Sara Blackard is giving away two signed copies of the book “Falling for Zeke”.

All you need to do is to leave a comment on this blog post or my Instagram post @thebook_chic to enter the giveaway. This giveaway is open to all participants around the world.

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Happy reading!