In Safe Hands (Kirstin’s Audio review)

Title: In Safe Hands
Author: Victoria Sue and Michael Pauley (Narrator)
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: June 27th 2019
Genre(s): Romance
Length: 7 hrs and 31 mins
Reviewed by: Kirstin
Heat Level: 2 flames out of 5
Rating: 4 stars out of 5


Former helicopter pilot Maverick Delgardo’s injuries ended his Air Force career, leaving him bitter and one drink away from becoming an alcoholic. When his sister asks for his help on a private protection case to babysit a disgraced pop star, Mav reluctantly agrees.

Deacon Daniels, onetime lead singer and idol to his teenage fans, saw his career and reputation ruined when a reporter’s exposé led to a devastating scandal. Without money or a job, a heartbroken Deacon has lost custody of his baby niece. And just when Deacon thinks his life can’t get any worse, a stalker’s threatening messages escalate to murder.

Mav only agreed to one meeting, but his protective instincts kick in, along with an attraction to Deacon. When the body count increases, however, Mav is unsure he is up to the task of protecting Deacon from a killer. But it is too late for Mav to step away, now that he’s lost his heart, and he must find the strength to reassure Deacon and his niece that they are in safe hands no matter the cost.

This is my first Victoria Sue and it won’t be my last. The story had me intrigued from the start. It was very fast paced and full of action.

Deacon is a former rock star that fell from grace and has been left with nothing. Yet somehow, he’s got a stalker after him, sending him messages and trashing his apartment. When he goes to Maverick and his sister for help, he gets more than he bargained for.

Maverick is taken by Deacon from the start, but he’s a client. And Deacon is one drink away from becoming an alcoholic. He’s living on his sister’s couch and has nothing. But when people start dying and the murders are all connected to Deacon, he can’t let him be harmed.

There was a lot of supporting characters in this story that made it so interesting. I enjoyed the relationship between Maverick and his sister and her history as an officer. I loved how Deacon repeatedly stepped up and cared for his niece. The love there was palpable and drew me into the story even more completely.

Michael Pauley’s ability to separate each character’s voices and keep them original throughout the book was incredible. I loved the scenes that were filled with heat and anger that came through full of emotion.

This was well worth the listen!

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Review Copy

Audio copy of In Safe Hands provided by publisher in exchange of an honest review.


Reading has become such a huge part of my life as an adult. I love the escape, but I also try to take something from each story for myself. I am a lover of words. I love dialogue. I love a slow burn and a happy ever after. Favorite Authors: Garrett Leigh, Amy Lane, Mary Calmes, Lane Hayes, T.J. Klune, Roan Parrish, N.R. Walker, Cara Dee, Anyta Sunday