After a disastrous Middle East mission ends his six-year Army Ranger career, Finn McGregor needs some downtime. A peaceful month in the woods sounds like the perfect way to decompress. But peace isn’t on the agenda once he crosses paths with publishing executive Dana Lewis, a neighbor who is nursing wounds of her own. Someone seems bent on disrupting her stay in the lakeside cabin she inherited from her grandfather. As Finn and Dana work together to discover who is behind the disquieting pranks, the incidents begin to take on a menacing tone. And when it becomes apparent Dana’s foe may have deadly intent, Finn finds himself back in the thick of the action–ready or not.
I enjoy a good romance with a side of mystery and I knew Irene Hannon would deliver. My thoughts:
What I liked:
The romance. It wasn’t complicated and sometimes that’s nice. Finn and Dana each come to the table with their own issues and are forced to face them, but the story is weighed down by unnecessary drama.
The suspense. I found myself immediately drawn into the story from almost the first page. I will admit that the suspense dies down a bit as the story goes on, but I still found myself very much invested and seeing how things were going to play out.
Complicated villains. It’s easy to have a villain who is all bad. It’s harder to have a villain who is complex and here is where Hannon succeeded. The ‘bad guy’ (or ‘bad guys’) are bad, but they’re motivations are real and that adds an extra layer to the story.
What I didn’t like:
This is probably because I’ve read a lot of Irene Hannon’s books, but I just noticed that the hero and heroine in this book is kind of interchangeable with the heroes and heroines in the previous other books. This book just felt the same and I found myself skimming towards to the end.
Romantic scale: 7.5
Overall, it was a good read.
**I received a copy from Revell. My opinion was not affected in anyway.**