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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Irene Hannon: Deceived



By K. L. Bridgewater

I picked up Irene Hannon’s book, Against All Odds, because of the cover’s design and the book genre. The cover featured two people, a male and a female, above the fold of the title with a SUV traveling up a driveway to a house. The book fits in the romantic suspense genre, which as we all know, I love. So I slipped the back under the crook of my arm and purchased it at the checkout.

Ever since that day a couple of years ago, I have read every single one of Irene Hannon’s book, including her contemporary romance books. No disappointment. She is a great writer with a great eye for detail.

Deceived, Private Justice Series #3   -     By: Irene Hannon
When Revell publishing sent me the link for the books I could review for October, I took a deep breath as I saw Deceived on the list of books. I own the first two books in the series, Vanished and Trapped, which I love.

Irene Hannon does a great job at creating characters with real life flaws. They are not picture perfect with steady wealthy incomes and flashy cars. Her characters live in condos and usually work ten plus hours a day.  I loved how Hannon created Conner as the hero. He was mentioned in the first two books, but I couldn’t wait for this book to flush him out as a character. Conner was sweet, patient, and willing to even clean up Kate’s throw-up. He knew right from their first encounter that he wanted to push their relationship. Kate even felt something toward Conner, which she has not felt since the death of her husband. I don’t disagree with her. Conner was a great guy.  Hannon made him believable, and a true hero worth pining after.

The characters run into each other because of some strange incident which draws the suspense and intrigue of the plot. Hannon does a good job at keeping me on the edge of my seat. I couldn’t wait to see why Greg Sanders took “Kevin” from his parents. I wanted to know how “Kevin” survived the attack on his father. The twists in the plot were woven together by a master storyteller. I finished the entire four hundred page book in two days and can’t wait to read her next book, Buried Secrets, coming out in Spring 2015.

Another great book by an extremely talented writer!

I received a free copy from Revell publishing in exchange for my honest opinion.

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