Monday, July 30, 2012

Lethal Legacy



The police say her father's death was suicide. But Kelly Warren says it was murder -- and she has new evidence that she believes proves it. Detective Cole Taylor doesn't put much credence in her claim and nothing in his case reviews suggests foul play. But when Kelly ends up in the emergency room with a suspicious life-threatening medical condition, the incident strikes him more than just coincidence. Digging deeper, he discovers she's linked to a long-ago crime. Is history repeating itself? And who wants Kelly silenced?

My Review:

Exquisite writing doesn't begin to describe this breath-taking read. Hannon just keeps getting better and better with each book she writes. Though third (and final) in the Guardians of Justice series, Lethal Legacy easily reads as a stand alone. However, fans of the series will be thrilled to connect with the Taylor clan once again.

This time it's Cole who takes the spotlight. Nothing like a reformed rake police detective with a nose for mystery playing the role of hero in a romantic suspense novel! Cole was a perfect fit for this reader! And I loved how Hannon developed the relationship between hero and heroine. She took the time in every scene to up their attraction, increase their connection, lower their defenses -- even the scenes Kelly and Cole weren't together in! As a result the romance took as much precedence as the suspense and it made the read all the more satisfying.

In fact, between the romantic development and the suspense at every turn, I couldn't bring myself to stop reading. Devoured this one in a day -- only coming up for air long enough to attend church in the morning! Put this one on your TBR list -- waaay at the top -- and clear a day to settle down for an amazing read!

Giveaway Opportunity:

If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of Lethal Legacy, 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 August 5 2012. Offer open to international readers. Good luck!


  1. i have been wanting to get this book. How awesome if i could win it, instead! Thanks Kav, for the great giveaway and opportunity to win!


  2. I have really enjoyed the Guardians of Justice series as well as her Heroes of Quantico series. Irene Hannon does a great job, IMHO, of balancing suspense and romance. Can't wait to read Cole's story, too.

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  3. I haven't had the chance to read anything in this series, and I'd LOVE to! Thanks for this review and giveaway. Please toss my name in the hat! :)

  4. Marianne, I hit my bookstore on the weekend and did a happy dance when I saw this one displayed at the front. I've been waiting for it too!!!!!!

    Clari -- I so agree -- finding that balance between romance and suspense is so important to me as a reader. Irene is brilliant at that balancing act!

    Emily -- you're in for a treat. Hannon is an awesome writer. You'll be hooked in no time.

    Good luck everyone!

  5. Oohh, I really like suspense/romance. I think I have read one or two books by Irene Hannon... maybe some Love Inspired/Suspense? This one looks great! Thanks for the beautiful review of this book!!


  6. Yes, Ladette -- Irene Hannon writes for Love Inspired Suspense as well. You'll enjoy how she uses the longer word count in her other series though. Blissful sigh.

    Good luck!

  7. I really like reading romantic suspense. Lethal Legacy sounds like another great book to read. Thanks for the chance to win a copy.


  8. Good luck Pam! A good romantic suspense is the best, isn't it?!

  9. Wow sounds like a wonderful book to read...hope to win a paperback copy of Irene Hannon's new book...'Lethal Legacy'.......I have shared on facebook and

  10. thanks for the chance to read this mystery

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  11. Good review! You've made me want get my hands on this book and hide away somewhere to read it! =-)

  12. Good Luck Teddy, Karen and eyeballlucy!!!

  13. This looks like a great mystery. Thanks for the chance to win it.

  14. Great review,Kav. I love romantic suspense and Irene Hannon does it so well. Thanks for a chance to win one of her books.

  15. Irene Hannon is one of the best at romantic suspense and she's really surpassed herself with this one! Good luck rubynreba and Merry!

  16. I haven't read any of Irene's books yet but after reading this, I need to look for her books and start reading them.


  17. Oh, you really need to start reading Hannon, Jo!!!! Good luck!!!!

  18. I would love to read this book! Can't wait! Loved her others. :)


  19. I have not read any of hers. Please enter me. Thanks.

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