Monday, January 9, 2017

Tangled Webs

GIVEAWAY

HANNON, IRENE
TANGLED WEB

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 neighbour 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 Review:

There's always a rush of anticipation whenever I get an Irene Hannon book in hand. I know I will settle into an absorbing story that will keep me buried in the pages for the duration of the read. No distraction is big enough to deter me from my reading pleasure...well, maybe if Finn McGregor in the flesh walked into my room I might spare a glance his way. :-)

So, Finn. Blissful sigh. Ex-army ranger on hiatus in the country surrounded by woods and lake and a rather intriguing and very beautiful neighbour. Their first meet is memorable.  And Dana is packing quite a mystery which peaks Finn's natural curiosity. Hannon offers readers a tantalizing slow reveal of her background that kept me committed to turning pages in order to figure everything out. Love that kind of armchair heart-racing puzzle.

Their love story heats up pretty quickly but with all the wariness of getting involved in what is destined to be a long distance relationship since they live in different parts of the country. But the attraction is so intense it isn't long before they are falling hard and fast which results in some toe-curling, playful, sweet and heady romantical scenes. The kind I love to savor. :-)

As to the suspense -- this one is more mystery than suspense. And it's not one that we need to solve since Hannon lets us in on the who, what, where right from the beginning. An unusual twist for this genre but I found it engaging. And knowing what was happening while Finn and Dana are in the dark made the read edgier in a different kind of way.

If you are a Men of Valor fan you'll be thrilled to know that Finn's big brothers, Mac and Lance, make a few cameo appearances. And there's a beautiful, heartwarming scene at the end with the whole family together which wraps this series up perfectly. No worries if you haven't read Buried Secrets or Thin Ice because Tangled Webs reads well as a standalone too. I just get such a kick out of catching up with past heroes.

Another superb romantic suspense from a must-read author.

Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.

GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:

 If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of  Tangled Webs please leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you post a comment and add your email address, please use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in the address to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email please remember to put the title in the  subject line so that it's easy for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday January 15 2017. Offer open to international readers. Good luck!

41 comments:

  1. Irene had me hooked from "Thin Ice", the first book I'd ever read by her. I didn't realize it was the second book and I loved it so much I had to go back and read "Buried Secrets". And thus that lead to needing to read this one as well! I love her style of writing, it's a bit different than some other suspense writers, but just as good :-) I can't wait to see what's in store for the future!

    Obviously I am not entering. So glad you loved it just as much as I did Kav, these ones aren't to be missed in my humble opinion!

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    1. Have you read her other series, Trixi? If not you're in for a treat!!!! And she has a new suspense one coming out this year some time. Woot!

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    2. I have not, but I know she has many more books to enjoy! If only I had more time to read...there are times where I'd love to be a hermit holed up somewhere with only books for company, maybe then I could catch up on all the books I want to resd, lol! Irene is one of those must-read authors for me :-)

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  2. Irene Hannon is one of my most favorite authors. She's number 3 on my Goodreads page, I've read 29 of her books to date and I'm always looking for her next one. I think her suspense are my favorite. I loved this Men of Valor series along with her Heroes of Quantico and Guardians of Justice series too.

    Great review! Anyone who hasn't read this one is in for some good reading. Have a blessed Monday Kav!

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    1. Ohh...Tracey, I've only read 22 of her books. I need to figure out what I've missed and catch up. That's an exciting prospect. Thanks for chiming in.

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  3. Sounds intriguing, Kav. Throw my name in the hat, please! :)

    ckbarker at gmail dot com

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    1. Thrown gently, Cheryl. Good luck.

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  4. Romantic Suspense is hard to beat, especially Irene's books. Thank you, Kav!

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

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    1. You've got that right, Melanie. Good luck!

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  5. Thank you so much for the wonderful review, Kay! And yes, I'll have another suspense book out in October. DANGEROUS ILLUSIONS will kick off my Code of Honor series. In April, I'll take readers back to Hope Harbor in SANDPIPER COVE, a contemporary romance/women's fiction novel.

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    1. Sqqqquuuealllll....looking forward to reading both of those, Irene. Thanks for stopping by...and for writing such awesome books!

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    2. That's great news Irene!!!! Another suspense series to add to my must-read list, thanks for the heads up :-)

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  6. Yay, another Irene Hannon romantic suspense! I just love her writing. Thanks for the review and giveaway!
    momrain(AT)aol(DOT)com

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    1. You're welcome, Loraine. Good luck.

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  7. I love her suspense novels! Except for the whole biting my nails part... Great review- I really want to read this one!

    colorvibrant at gmail dot com

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    1. Maybe you need to start read Irene Hannon books with gloves on -- the classy kind they used to wear in the fifties. LOL Good luck, Heidi.

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  8. I'm ready for a good suspense book! Sounds great!
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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    1. You can't go wrong with Irene Hannon. Good luck, rubynreba.

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  9. Wow, I have NEVER read this lady and have been told I must do so! lol So please enter me, Kav. From your review, I think I am really missing out by not reading her books! Thanks for the giveaway and chance!
    jacsmi75 at gmail dot com

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    1. Ouch!That cracking sound you just heard was my jaw hitting the floor. Really, Jackie? Not a single Irene Hannon book? Ever? Oh my! Good luck!

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  10. Thanks for the chance to win. I also haven't read her before, that I can remember, but it sounds really good :) iamabho (at) gmail (dot) com

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    1. Oh mercy, Linda, you must try one of Irene Hannon's books. She's awesomesauce. Good luck!

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    2. I'm going to check them out right now. Thanks

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  11. I'm with Jackie as I have never read one of Irene's books either. Another new author to check out on my next trip to the library. I want some awesomesauce in my life too! Thanks, Kav.

    Dblaser(at)windstream(dot)net

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    1. Oh, yes do, Diane. Your library is bound to have some in their collection. Good luck.

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  12. I've seen her books on FB, but have never read any. Thank you.
    leliamae54(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. You're in for a treat, Lucy. Good luck.

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  13. I have heard great things about Irene's books but I haven't read any of them yet either. I can hardly wait to read this series and all of the others too. Thanks for the review and giveaway. d[dot]brookmyer[at]yahoo[dot]com

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    1. If you love romantic suspense you're going to love her work, Donna. Plus she's written some awesome contemporary romance as well. Good luck!

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  14. I really like the name Finn!!
    Dianna G.

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    1. I'm partial to it too -- I had a cat named Finn. LOL Good luck, Dianna.

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  15. Great review, KAV! I love romantic suspense! Thank you for the chance.

    psalm103and138 at gmail dot com

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  16. Nice review. Need to add to my to read list. cheetahthecat1986(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Your list must be as long as mine is, Kim. Good luck.

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  17. Irene Hannon does not disappoint. I enjoy all her books and have read the 1st two in the series. Thanks for the giveaway! hulett house (at) mchsi (dot) com

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    1. I agree - you can't go wrong with a book by Irene Hannon. Good luck, sweetpea.

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  18. I'm ready to be captured by Irene Hannon's, Tangled Webs!
    Worthy2bpraisedATgmailDOTcom

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    1. She is such an amazing author. You'll love this book. Good luck, Mary.

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  19. You know me and romantic suspense. As long as there aren't serial killers, I'm good. I like the twist of knowing the culprit beforehand. I've read a couple of books like that before where the reader knows the twist before the characters do and I quite enjoyed them. tlhcoupon(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    1. It's a really interesting approach for a supsense and Irene Hannon does it beautifully here. Good luck, Terrill.

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