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.


  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...

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Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Vying For the Viscount by Kristi Ann Hunter

Book review of Vying For The Viscount by Kristi Ann Hunter (Bethany House) by papertapepinsVying For the Viscout by Kristi Ann Hunter
For Hudson, the newly titled Viscount Stildon, moving to England from India where he was born and raised was already an arduous enough endeavor. When he learns the fate of the racing empire he inherited along with his title depends upon him getting in the good graces of another stable owner, he's even more at a loss.

The stable at the neighboring estate has been Miss Bianca Snowley's refuge for years, and when a strange man appears to be stealing the horses, she jumps to their protection without a second thought. Upon learning Hudson is actually the new owner, she can't help but be intrigued by the area's newest eligible bachelor.

Any thought of romance is quickly set aside, however, when Hudson proposes they work together to secure suitable spouses for each other. As their friendship grows, Hudson and Bianca begin to reconsider what they truly want in life. But will societal expectations and the weight of their responsibilities keep them from pursuing their true desires?

While this book started out for me a little slow and a little odd, I quickly became immersed in the story and enjoyed it immensely. Bianca is a feisty heroine and a lot of fun. I always enjoy a horse centric story and this one is chalk full of them. It took me a little longer to warm up to Hudson, but seeing things from his point of view in growing up British in India and coming to England as an adult was fascinating. I love the good dose of humor infused into this story as well.

This is a promising beginning to a new series from one of my favourite authors and I am excited to read Aaron Whitworth's story next. 

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


  1. Kristi Ann Hunter

    Kristi Ann Hunter

    Kristi Ann Hunter ( is the author of the Hawthorne House and Haven Manor series and a 2016 RITA Award winner and Christy Award finalist. Kristi graduated from Georgia Tech with a degree in computer science but always knew she...

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Thursday, August 6, 2020

Don't Keep Silent by Elizabeth Goddard

Book review of Don't Keep Silent by Elizabeth Goddard (Revell) by papertapepins

Don't Keep Silent by Elizabeth Goddard

Justice comes easy for these two. But forgiveness? That's another matter altogether.

Investigative reporter Rae Burke will do anything to find her missing sister-in-law, even if it means facing Liam McKade, a man who almost lost his life saving hers. A former DEA agent, Liam thought he could find peace at his Wyoming ranch, but he doesn't feel at home anywhere anymore. When the reporter who blew his cover on an important investigation inserts herself back into his life, he's less than thrilled. But Rae's keen investigative skills have led her down the right path--and directly into the dragon's mouth--leaving Liam no choice but to protect her.

As the danger increases, the past they both tried to flee catches up to them, along with the feelings they once had for each other . . .

This third book in the Uncommon Justice series was my favourite. I really enjoyed the character of Rae. The suspense starts off intense right away, and this is a story you won't want to put down. The plot is quite convoluted and seems to be headed in many different directions, and it takes a skilled pen to weave it all together so wonderfully in the end. Well done!

Sometimes the romance and attraction can take center stage in this genre and overpower the suspense and action but I found this to be a great blend of both. I have to say all three of these books lived up to their exciting and intriguing titles!

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.


  1. Elizabeth Goddard
    Emilie Hendryx

    Elizabeth Goddard

    Elizabeth Goddard has sold over one million books and is the award-winning author of more than 40 romance novels and counting, including the romantic mystery The Camera Never Lies--a 2011 Carol Award winner. She is a Daphne du Maurier Award for...

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