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Screenwriter’s Shield – TWiT Book Review

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I write romantic comedies for a living, but life has taught me that “true love” is fiction. It always ends badly, and if you’re lucky you get out in one piece.  I did, and I’m following my dreams in LA. My cat and I are enjoying our quiet little life, but of course, good things don’t last.
In the space of two days, my abusive ex finds me, I hire a bodyguard named Lucas, and social services calls to tell me my favorite cousin is dead, and oh, by the way, she left you custody of a baby you didn’t know she had. Welcome to fatherhood!

To protect this adorable little girl, and myself, the three of us head to a remote safehouse. Lucas is sweet and funny and good with the baby, and my cat likes him better than me. I’m not sure how long we are going to be here, but I’m already afraid that my heart isn’t going to make it home in one piece.

Rating: 4.5
Good Book!
Great Plot
LGBTQIA Relevance

‘Screenwriter’s Shield’ by Joy Danvers is a novel that masterfully intertwines themes of love, protection, and personal growth. The story revolves around three central characters, each uniquely crafted to draw readers into their world. Delilah, the sweet baby girl, epitomizes innocence and vulnerability, becoming the emotional anchor for the tale.

Ezrah, the insecure and previously abused screenwriter, brings a complex blend of fragility and resilience to the narrative. Ezrah’s past experiences have left him scarred, both physically and emotionally, yet his determination to create a safe and loving environment for Delilah underscores his profound strength and capacity for love.

Lucas, the handsome bodyguard, embodies the archetype of the protector. His introduction into Ezrah and Delilah’s lives marks the beginning of a shift from fear to security. Lucas’s presence is not just a physical shield against external threats, but also a source of emotional support and stability.

Moreover, the inclusion of Delilah adds another layer to the intricate web of relationships in “Screenwriter’s Shield.” Delilah’s interactions with both Lucas and Ezrah enrich the narrative. The interplay between these three characters not only drives the plot forward but also injects a profound emotional depth into the story.

The presence of Ezrah’s violent and possessive ex-boyfriend serves as a central source of narrative tension. This character’s menacing aura casts a long shadow over the lives of Ezrah, Lucas, and Delilah, injecting an element of suspense into an otherwise heartwarming tale. From the outset, readers are made acutely aware of the potential danger posed by the ex-boyfriend, whose unpredictable behavior and relentless pursuit create a palpable sense of dread.

However, despite the skillful buildup, the final standoff between Lucas and the ex-boyfriend concludes rather abruptly. The anticipation that has been meticulously crafted throughout the book culminates in a resolution that, while satisfying in its own right, may leave some readers craving a more drawn-out or climactic ending.

Through these carefully developed character dynamics, Joy Danvers succeeds in creating a narrative that is as emotionally compelling as it is inspiring. The journey of Ezrah, supported by Lucas and influenced by Delilah, encapsulates a powerful message of love, protection, and the transformative impact of genuine human connections.

Joy Danvers ImageAbout The Author
Joy Danvers loves writing romance novels and often avoids the rest of her responsibilities to do just that.  She lives in Alaska with her large family and patient husband and enjoys traveling anywhere in the winter, preferably somewhere with a beach.

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