Save Me by Heidi McLaughlin: Review

Posted April 5, 2016 in review Tags: , , ,

Save Me by Heidi McLaughlin: ReviewSave Me by Heidi McLaughlin

Series: Archer Brothers #3
Genres: Romantic Suspense
Also by this author: Third Base, Home Run, Grand Slam, Christmas With You: an anthology

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.

Save Me
Heidi McLaughlin

what i think

UGLY CRY ALERT. Seriously, I was hesitant to even start this book because I wasn’t sure I was ready for all the feels. I finally just made myself do it. So, what did I think of Save me?

Save me is really original. I haven’t read a book with a premise like this and as leery as I was to start it, it really is intriguing. I wanted to know what happened to Penny and her daughter and I really wanted to know if Tucker and Penny would end up together. I haven’t read the previous two books in the series, so I know this one can be read as a stand alone.

First thing, you need to know it is a love triangle. And, because Tucker was such an amazing guy, it almost made me not like Penny because she moved on. Yes, I know she thought he was dead, and yes, she was on the run. But I just struggled to accept her decisions because Tucker was so amazing. It really hindered my total enjoyment of the story. I would have given the book 5 stars if Penny never remarried. I won’t say much about the rest of the book because you need to experience all the CRAZY twists and turns on your own. You learn from the 2nd chapter that Penny is married so that isn’t a spoiler. If you enjoyed the previous 2 books in the series, you will love this. These SEALs just can’t catch a break!


  • POV: Dual
  • Tears: Yes
  • Trope: Military, Secret Identity
  • Triggers: possible child abuse mentioned and briefly described
  • Cliffhanger: No
  • HEA: View Spoiler »

if you liked

Men of Honor Series by KC Lynn, Fighting to Start by SL Ziegler, The Hurricane by RJ Prescott….then you will probably like Save Me!

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Heidi is a New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author.

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, Buttercup and a Highland West/Mini Schnauzer, JiLL.

When she’s isn’t writing one of the many stories planned for release, you’ll find her sitting court-side during either daughter’s basketball games.

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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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2 responses to “Save Me by Heidi McLaughlin: Review

  1. Oh man! This sounds really emotional, but I don’t think I can read it. I really can’t stand anything that closely resembles a triangle. And I don’t like ugly crying with books! Haha! I already did that this year and more than enough for the year! 😀
    I’m glad this was an original and good read for you! 🙂

    • I am not a fan of love triangles. Its why this book sat on my kindle forever before I finally opened it. I think I would have loved it if Penny wasn’t married. I get why she was-she thought Tucker was dead. But still…

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