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...

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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.



THE AUTHOR

  1. Kristi Ann Hunter

    Kristi Ann Hunter

    Kristi Ann Hunter (www.kristiannhunter.com) 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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