IN PROTECTIVE CUSTODY
Beth Cornelison's In Protective Custody (4.5) brings together two independent people in an unlikely bond that grows into love. After firefighter Max Caldwell's sister is shot, he discovers that her now-dead husband's family is dangerous. He flees with his sister's newborn baby to prevent the in-laws from taking him. Along the way, he meets Laura Dalton, who becomes involved in the escape, and immediately forms a protective bond with the baby. On the run, the two find themselves falling in love. This is an emotionally packed, fast-paced read with a satisfying ending.