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.
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.
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