“Save Me” Book Review/ Giveaway**

April 7, 2016 / 1 comment

“Save Me” Book Review/ Giveaway**Save Me by Heidi McLaughlin
Series: Archer Brothers #3
Published by Self-Published on April 5th 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Format: eARC
Source: ARC
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Tucker McCoy thought the hardest mission of his life was over. After being deployed for six years, all he wanted to do was return home to his wife and daughter. But when he arrives home with roses in his hand, the last thing he expects is to be welcomed by a stranger. Being presumed dead for six years doesn’t help his cause as no one is giving him the answers he needs.

Now his mission is to find out where his family is and he’s willing to do whatever it takes to bring them home, even if that means bringing down the people involved.

Penelope McCoy has a secret and one she’s willing to keep until she can find someone to trust. In order to do that, she and her daughter must hide, change their identities and forget about their previous life.

For six years she’s been running and she soon realizes that time is catching up with her. Now she has to decide whether to run again or face the ghosts of her past head on.

Liezel’s Thoughts:

If being proclaimed dead while sent on a wild goose chase for six years isn’t enough to break a man than maybe discovering that your wife and daughter have dropped off the face of the earth will. This is what exactly what happened with Tucker McCoy.

The best thing that I appreciated about this book was Tucker’s character building. I loved that being a tough-guy he had an emotional side. His feelings of pain, regret and longing can  be felt along the pages. I loved that no matter the consequences were he would not stop looking for his family. Even the risk of death would not keep him from discovering the truth. Right alongside with him was his team.

The quote “Blood doesn’t make a family, loyalty does”, fits perfectly in this story.  I appreciated how Heidi  McLaughlin flawlessly incorporated  each of the couples from the previous books without it becoming too overwhelming. There are certain truths that we discover about the other members of the team that I also deemed interesting. The details definitely  set the future books up nicely.

And while the romance was a bit lacking for my personal taste, I  enjoyed this third installment to “The Archer Brother’s” Series. These books are certainly one of my favorite military romances. Even if this book can be read as a standalone I would start from the very beginning because each of the the stories are in their own right sensational.

The Verdict:


My Review At A Glance
Writing Style
Story Flow and Pacing
Overall Impact
Character Development
Heat/ Sexual Tension
Overall: 4 / 5


Having Penelope on my bike now, with her hands caressing my skin, even if she’s not meaning to, makes me realize that I like her there. I’m enjoying the way her legs are pressed against my hips and the way her fingers graze my skin so innocently.

Pulling off to one of the lookout points, I set both feet down and shut off my bike.

“Watch,” I instruct, pointing to the sky. Without hesitation, she rests her head on my shoulder and I instinctively lean into her. I like it. I like the way I’m feeling with her right now. She’s here because she wants to be, not because of who I am.

“What am I watching for?”


“It’s dark, I can’t see a bird in the dark. No one can.”

Realizing my mistake, I shake my head. “Fighter jets. They’ll be coming to land in a second.”

“How do you know?”

Because I wanted to be one until I found the SEALs.

“When you live on base, you follow patterns.” Before I can say anything else, two jets appear and align themselves for landing.

“Are you a pilot?”

“No, I’m not cool like that.”

“So what do you do?”

Kill bad people.

“I’m the guy who protects you while you sleep.”



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About Heidi McLaughlin

Heidi is the author of USA Today, Digital Book World, Amazon and Barnes & Noble Bestselling novel, Forever My Girl

Originally from the Pacific Northwest, she now lives in picturesque Vermont, with her husband and two daughters. Also renting space in their home is an over-hyper Beagle/Jack Russell and two Parakeets.

During the day Heidi is behind a desk talking about Land Use. At night, she’s writing one of the many stories planned for release or sitting court-side during either daughter’s basketball games.

My Review At A Glance
Writing Style
Story Flow and Pacing
Overall Impact
Character Development
Heat/ Sexual Tension
Overall: 4 / 5

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