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Review and Giveaway: Dangerous Illusion by Irene Hannon November 24, 2017

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Trish Bailey is on overload trying to deal with a demanding job, an ailing mother, and a healing heart. When a series of unsettling memory lapses leads to a tragic death–and puts Trish under police scrutiny–her world is once again thrown into turmoil.

Detective Colin Flynn isn’t certain what to think of the facts he uncovers during his investigation. Did Trish simply make a terrible mistake or is there more to the case than meets the eye? As he searches for answers, disturbing information begins to emerge–and if the forces at work are as evil as he suspects, the situation isn’t just dangerous . . . it’s deadly.

Bestselling and award-winning author Irene Hannon will capture your imagination with a mind-bending story that will have you doubling back to retrace your steps–and figure out what you missed!

My thoughts and giveaway:

Another romantic suspense book and it’s a good one. The interesting thing about this book is that you know who the bad guy is from the beginning but the question is why? Why is this person targeting Trish? What is going on? And what does the person have on the guy who is helping him? Is he really a bad guy or did he use to be and now he is stuck?

I really liked Colin, he was so kind but still did his job even though he felt an attraction to Trish.

Trish was a kind daughter, who only wanted what was best for her mom. I appreciated that she was a teacher too and had a heart for children

Overall, this is a very engaging read with an interesting plot. A great start to a new series.

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A copy of this book was given to me by the publisher. All opinions are my own. 

 

Tangled Web by Irene Hannon October 24, 2016

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Finn has packed away his combat instincts–but he may need them again when danger begins to stalk his quiet hideaway . . .

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.

Bestselling author and three-time RITA Award winner Irene Hannon draws readers into a web of psychological suspense where danger lurks in dark corners . . . and keeps them captive until the very last page.

My thoughts:

This is the final installment in this series. I have enjoyed it very much and looked forward to reading this book.

Know that you can read this book without reading the others and I think you will be fine. But it was nice already meeting Finn in the other books and finally getting to hear his story.

Irene created two characters with a broken past and who needed healing, not only physically but emotionally and spiritually as well. She did a great job weaving in the spiritual aspect into this book without being preachy.

I also really enjoyed the setting for this book, kind of isolated which gives the book a mysterious feel.

With all of the being said, this was not my favorite book. For me it lacked the tension I have come to expect. I found it very easy to put down and I never felt over invested in the story. There seemed to be a lot going one but didn’t tie together soon enough for me, even though I knew it would eventually it just seemed to take too long to get there.

This is my opinion only. If this book sounds interesting to you I encourage you to read for yourself and see what you think.

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A copy of this book was given to me by the publisher. All opinions are my own. 

 

Thin Ice by Irene Hannon January 28, 2016

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If Ginny Reed is still alive–who is the woman buried in her grave?

After losing her parents and her sister, Christy Reed has been mired in grief. Now, life is finally starting to feel normal again–until an envelope addressed in her sister’s handwriting arrives in the mail. And the note inside claims she is still alive.

FBI Special Agent Lance McGregor, a former Delta Force operator, is assigned to reopen the case . . . but he’s coming up with more questions than answers. Is Christy a pawn in a twisted cat-and-mouse game–or the target of a sinister plot? As Lance digs deeper, one thing becomes clear: someone in the shadows has a deadly agenda.

Bestselling author and three-time RITA Award winner Irene Hannon pulls out all the stops in this high-stakes thriller that races to a bone-chilling finish.

My thoughts:

Irene has penned another great book of mystery and romance.

In typical Hannon style she begins with a very intense and emotional scene and then we are thrown into the mystery of the fact that Christy’s sister might be alive.

I enjoyed reading about Christy’s love of ice skating and her journey to where she is now and the sacrifices she made for her family.

I loved getting to know a different McGregor brother. We met Mac in the first book and in this book we get to know Lance who was introduced in the first book.

The attraction between Christy and Lance is pretty fast even though they try to keep things business.

Overall, another great read from Irene.

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A copy of this book was given to me by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. 

 

Review and Giveaway: Buried Secrets by Irene Hannon April 2, 2015

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They both wanted quieter, safer lives.
But crime never sleeps . . .
and killers keep killing.

After years as a Chicago homicide detective, Lisa Grant is ready for the kinder, gentler life of a small-town police chief. But the discovery of a human skeleton by a construction crew at the edge of town taxes department resources. Enter ex-Navy SEAL Mac McGregor, the detective sent by the county to assist on the case. As they work to solve the mystery behind the unmarked grave, danger begins to shadow them. Someone doesn’t want this dead person telling any tales–and will stop at nothing to make certain a life-shattering secret stays buried.

My thoughts and giveaway:

Irene has once again written a book that will pull you in from the first page and have you asking questions from there on out.

In the very beginning we meet three characters who are tied to the accidental murder/death of someone. The person who tried to cover it up has too much to lose and doesn’t want anyone to know about this death. We don’t even know if this person is a man or woman. I kept trying to figure it out and really wasn’t sure.

Next we move ahead to the discovery of this body and meet Lisa Grant and Mac McGregor. The attraction and tension between these two is pretty instantaneous.

Irene had me guessing at some of the wounds that Lisa might be covering up. I loved how she dropped hints yet kept me guessing.

This book is full of layers of suspense and romance that propelled me to want to keep reading and find out who the mystery person was at the beginning and what exactly is Lisa trying to hide?

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A copy of this book was given to me by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

 

Review and Giveaway: Deceived by Irene Hannon October 6, 2014

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A grieving mother. A mysterious child. And a dedicated PI who’s determined to solve the puzzle.

For three years, Kate Marshall has been mourning the loss of her husband and four-year-old son in a boating accident. But when she spots a familiar-looking child on a mall escalator, she’s convinced it’s her son. With police skeptical of her story, she turns to private investigator Connor Sullivan for help. As the former Secret Service agent digs into the case, the boating “accident” begins to look increasingly suspicious. But if Kate’s son is alive, someone is intent on keeping him hidden–and may go to lethal lengths to protect a sinister secret.
As Irene Hannon’s many fans have come to expect, Deceived is filled with complex characters, unexpected twists, and a riveting plotline that accelerates to an explosive finish.

My thoughts and giveaway:

Wow. What a twisting and turning plot. So many nearly there encounters. This book will keep you turning pages late into the night and wanting more.

Irene has written a story that will speak to the heart of every mother. Your child dead but yet you see a child who looks like your son. How could it be? Kate tries to let the image go but she can’t, so she seeks help and ends up meeting handsome Connor Sullivan.

The chemistry between these two characters is great but forbidden, since Connor can’t date a client. So what happens when attraction sparks and is undeniable?

Things I absolutely loved about this book was Irene use of dialogue. It was so natural and real. The whole book seemed so real. Irene doesn’t dance around the attraction between the two characters and the thoughts they have for each other and the struggle to contain it. I also loved the little bits of clues Irene gives you just as you need them.

Irene Hannon fans will love this book and not be disappointed.

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Review and Giveaway: One Perfect Spring May 5, 2014

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“Irene Hannon is one great storyteller.”–Debbie Macomber, #1 New York Times bestselling author

Independent single mom Claire Summers is doing her best to make lemonade out of the lemons life has handed her. Workaholic Keith Watson is interested only in the bottom line–until a letter from Claire’s eleven-year-old daughter reaches his desk and changes everything.

As the executive assistant to a philanthropic businessman, Keith is used to fielding requests for donations. But the girl isn’t asking for money. She wants help finding the long-lost son of a neighbor. As Keith reluctantly digs into this assignment in his usual results-oriented style, he has no idea how involved he and Claire will become–nor how unusual the results will actually be. Who could have guessed that a child’s kindhearted request would bring love and hope to so many lives . . . including his own?

Through compelling characters and surprising plot twists, fan favorite Irene Hannon offers this tenderhearted story that demonstrates how life is like lilacs–the biggest blooms come only after the harshest winters.

My thoughts and giveaway:

First, what a lovely cover, don’t you think? I loved the vibrant colors. I have been wanting to read Irene Hannon for a long time and have finally gotten around to it with this book.

This is a story about over coming your past and not letting the past define you. Only Jesus can define us. Each character in this book is dealing with something from their past and trying to move on, heal from it, or forget it.

This book is rich in layers and it’s hard to just pin down one thing because there are a lot of characters in this book but their stories overlap in some way. Irene has done a great job making it all connect.

Our two main characters, Claire and Keith, are definitely rough around the edges in the beginning but as usually is the case they have wounds they need to deal with. The questions is how will they deal with it? And can they help each other overcome the things that are holding them back? Will they rely on God to help them?

Well, you’ll just have to read the book for yourself to see what happens and to meet all these amazing characters, I know you will find something in this book that is a treasure to you 🙂

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A copy of this book was given to me by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.