Guarding Gaby

Guarding Gaby

by Jean Brashear

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Gabriela Navarro believed she and Eli Wolverton would always be together...until he abandoned her.

Years later, Gaby has made a new life in the big city. Her future is bright, and Eli is her past. When she returns to bury her father and learns that Eli is accused of his murder, she is stunned, but she no longer knows the man who's replaced the boy she loved.

Then their paths cross again, and though the longing between them is more powerful than ever, Eli refuses to defend himself and pushes her to go. Does Gaby believe the charges against him, or the urgings of her heart?

There is so much more at stake than Gaby can imagine. With his freedom and his life on the line, only one thing would draw Eli away from his search for the truth: Gaby's safety.

Even if that means he'll lose her forever.

"Jean Brashear's distinctive storytelling voice instantly draws in the reader. She writes with warmth and emotional truth." ~ #1 NY Times bestselling author Debbie Macomber

Product Details

BN ID: 2940161230152
Publisher: Jean Brashear Literary Trust
Publication date: 04/16/2019
Series: Second Chances , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 45,753
File size: 836 KB

About the Author

A letter to Rod Stewart resulting in a Cinderella 16th birthday for her daughter might have been the first step on Texas romance author Jean Brashear’s path to being a New York Times and USAToday bestselling author of more than 50 novels in romance and women’s fiction.

Jean’s stories are hailed as “feel-good romance at its finest” and her quirky small towns are called “a special place for hearts that need healing.” All are evidence of Jean’s heartfelt belief that love is the most powerful force in the universe, and her stories reflect that bone-deep commitment to spreading her faith in the goodness that exists inside us all.

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Guarding Gaby 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Bette313 6 months ago
Very enjoyable book that is a wonderful second chance romance wrapped up in a great action packed suspense filled story. Gaby and Eli are amazing characters that are well developed and the story has a nice flow to it. Eli's backstory will break your heart as well as give you hope. This book is the start to a new series from this author and I simply can't wait for more! I definitely recommend it.
Anonymous 7 months ago
Great book
Anonymous 8 months ago
Jean Brashear has written another great book! It's a standalone, but there was a connection to her TEXAS HEROES, THE MARSHALLS series. Love it when authors connect series! It was well written with a great storyline. I became invested in the characters, Eli and Gabby. My heart hurt for them and rooted for them to overcome all the obstacles. Eli was swoon worthy! This was a great second chance book. So looking forward to more form Jean Brashear! *l received an ARC of this book and this is my voluntary review.
Tarri 8 months ago
When Gaby's estranged father dies in Texas, she leaves New York to go home to bury him and settle his affairs. Chad, an ex-boyfriend and current sheriff meets her plane, with the hope of rekindling their high school romance, but another ex, Eli, still has a hold on her heart. Chad tells Gaby that her father was murdered and Eli is his prime suspect. Of course, Gaby does not believe Eli would ever do any such thing. This book is different from all of the Jean Brashear books I have read, and I've read a lot (okay all). There is a love story, but it seems secondary to the action and the plot. I was drawn in and found it hard to put the book down until I finished. As this is book one in a new series, I am sure I will enjoy all the rest of the series as much as I did Guarding Gaby.
JigsawGirl 8 months ago
4.5 star read. I have read pretty much all of Jean Brashear's Texas Heroes series, and see slight similarities between this book and those, but this book has a really different sense about it. I think it is because more emphasis is placed on the situation, and the romance isn't as prominent. The couple is pretty consistently in peril throughout most of the book, and that is not a usual place in which to find the romantic couple. Yes, it is a second chance love story between Eli and Gaby. There is also a "bad" guy/ "good" guy situation. This is not really a mystery, it is more a suspenseful novel with a good dose of intrigue, heavy on the suspense. Very early in the book, it was easy to see what type of role Chad was going to play. There was a surprise twist toward the end, but it wasn't really that much of a surprise. There was danger and a bit of violence. One thing that really struck me was how sad Eli's childhood was, and how much it played in the current situation. One of the characters from Texas Hearts made an appearance, and a reference to Rafe and Diana was made. An entertaining book, where, once I started reading, I just read through to the very end. I would have liked an epilogue, just because I'm a good epilogue kind of woman, but this book ended very nicely with Eli and Gaby's HEA. I I voluntarily read and reviewed the Advanced Reader Copy of this book.
MaryRhonda 8 months ago
Jean has done it again. Another great story. While this story is not part of the Texas Heroes series (best series ever) I love how she manages to tie a small portion of this story to that series. This story has a bit of everything: grief, heartbreak, suspense, disbelief, but ultimately love. Readers: take a chance on this second chance romance. You won’t be disappointed.
PEJ2 8 months ago
One night Gaby was out with her friend Chad when they found a young boy named Eli nearly beaten to death. They got him to the hospital and Gaby visited him as often as she could. Gaby began to have strong feelings for Eli and he for her but Gaby’s father didn’t approve of her relationship with the wild boy that Eli was, he wanted her to marry Chad the sheriff’s son. When her father discovered that Gaby was spending so much time with Eli he prevented her from seeing him before Eli fled town which caused a huge rift between Gaby and her father. Fast forward several years to Gaby now in New York and just having received a promotion she worked hard for. Then she receives a phone call telling her that her father has died and she has to return home to bury him. Eli has also returned he was summoned by Gaby’s father before his death he asked Eli to keep Gaby safe as he no longer trusted how things were going around his ranch and the town. Eli struggles to keep Gaby safe and to prove himself innocent of the murder of both his mother and Gaby’s father. The sparks are still strong between them and flames up as they work together to resolve things. I have never read a book by Ms. Brashear that I didn’t love and devour and this one was no exception. I can’t wait for the next book in this series. I was given an ARC and am happily giving my honest review.