Sunday, February 7, 2021

Active Defense by Lynette Eason

Book review of Active Defense by Lynette Eason (Revell) by papertapepins



She's used to life-or-death situations.
She just didn't expect them to follow her home.

When former field surgeon Heather Fontaine returns from a party to find that someone has broken into her house--and threatened her friends--she assumes it is the stalker who has been creeping her out. She hopes to find safety and peace of mind by leaving the city and hiding out in a small town. But trouble follows her even there.

Luckily, a stalker isn't the only one observing Heather. Travis Walker has been secretly watching out for her for weeks. As owner of his own security agency, it's what he does. Together, Travis and Heather must figure out who wants her dead--and why--before it's too late.

This is the third book in the Danger Never Sleep series, and it's the best series I've read in a while. There's romance and danger and intrigue, but what I love most are the characters. They are well rounded and relatable, and are far from flat. Well written! Funnily enough, because we've met the characters by now in previous books, I was least looking forward to Heather Fontaine's story, but I loved her just as much as the others.

My only complaint is that I wasn't completely satisfied with how it all resolved. I just don't think the person, or persons, responsible for the trouble could have pulled it off. Overall it's a fantastic story and I look forward to the next one!

This book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc. Available at your favourite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.



THE AUTHOR


  1. Lynette Eason

    Lynette Eason is the bestselling author of Collateral Damage and Acceptable Risk, as well as Protecting Tanner Hollow and the Blue Justice, Women of Justice, Deadly Reunions, Hidden Identity, and Elite Guardians series. She is the winner...

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Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Point of Danger by Irene Hannon

Book review of Point of Danger by Irene Hannon (Revell) by papertapepins



Hate mail was one thing. This was quite another.

Radio talk show host Eve Reilly is used to backlash from her pot-stirring on-air commentary and interviews. But now it seems a disgruntled listener is resorting to more than angry words to express their displeasure. When a suspicious package arrives on her doorstep, Eve turns to law enforcement for help.

Police detective Brent Lange can't find any evidence to link the string of unsettling incidents that follows, but he's convinced they're connected. As the harassment grows more menacing, it becomes clear someone wants Eve's voice silenced--permanently. 

But unless he can track down her elusive foe, the gutsy woman who is willing to take risks for what she believes--and who is swiftly winning his heart--may not survive.

Eve Reilly has some strong opinions and doesn't shy away from sharing them on her talk radio show. While that gets her her share of fans, there will always be those who vehemently oppose those opinions too. She is a strong lead character, that while you may not agree with everything she stands for, you have to admire her strong yet respectful stance. It was nice to have the author stand up on some of these issues through her character as well, no matter how unpopular some of them might be.

Brent is a fairly standard Hannon male lead, so I'd say in this book he is outshined by the freshness and originality of Eve's character but they compliment one another well. This story will keep you in suspense all the way through. It's a fun read and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Yet another reason Ms Hannon is one of my very favourites!

This book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc. Available at your favourite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.


THE AUTHOR



  1. Irene Hannon

    Irene Hannon is the bestselling author of more than fifty novels, including Hope HarborSea Rose LaneSandpiper CovePelican PointDriftwood Bay, and Starfish Pier, as well as Point of Danger and the...

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Saturday, August 29, 2020

Acceptable Risk by Lynette Eason


Book review of Acceptable Risk by Lynette Eason (Revell) by papertapepinsAcceptable Risk by Lynette Eason

For one journalist, the story of a lifetime is hitting too close to home

Sarah Denning is a military journalist with the Army in the Middle East when she is taken hostage. When former Army Ranger Gavin Black is asked by his old unit commander--Sarah's imposing father--to plan an extremely risky rescue, he reluctantly agrees and successfully executes it.

Back in the US, Sarah is livid when she's discharged on a false psychiatric evaluation and vows to return to the Army. Until she learns of her brother's suicide. Unable to believe her brother would do such a thing, she puts her plans on hold and enlists Gavin to help her discover the truth. What they uncover may be the biggest story of Sarah's career--if she can survive long enough to write it.

Sarah Denning is an investigative journalist who does whatever it takes to get the story. She is no stranger to difficult and dangerous situations but this time she really cuts it close. She is rescued in the nick of time by a team led by none other than the man she had been successfully avoiding for some time.

Gavin Black is a former army ranger, now a private security contractor. He and Sarah had gone on a few dates that had gone extremely well from his point of view and he hadn't figured out why she suddenly cut it off.

There's danger, suspense and romance here in spades. My only gripe is that there is too much dialogue. I found that slowed the story down to a point. It's still a great read, the characters and wonderful and the plot well written. Both this book and the first in the series are well worth a read!

This book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc. Available at your favourite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.


THE AUTHOR

  1. Lynette Eason
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    Lynette Eason

    Lynette Eason is the bestselling author of Collateral Damage and Acceptable Risk, as well as Protecting Tanner Hollow and the Blue Justice, Women of Justice, Deadly Reunions, Hidden Identity, and Elite Guardians series. She is the winner...

    Continue reading about Lynette Eason

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