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.
Finn McGregor and Dana Lewis both are in need of a bit of peace and quiet after the individual traumas they endured that continue to haunt them. After a disastrous first meeting, Finn finds himself willingly drawn out of his self imposed solitude for the sake of his pretty, but nervous, new neighbor. He’s never met anyone quite like her, and he finds himself searching for excuses to come back.
Chief Burnett has always walked the straight and narrow, but now he’s nearing the breaking point. His beloved wife’s future is in jeopardy, and one shocking letter holds the key that will either save her – or destroy him.
When Dana’s sanctuary is invaded by attacks and vandalism, she begins to question whether she should leave or not. When the police are unable to turn anything up, Finn takes it upon himself to protect her.
I love Irene Hannon’s novels, and though this one isn’t quite my favorite of the series, it is nonetheless a great read. Finn and Dana are both great characters, both so broken and struggling, yet unlike many such characters in fiction these days, they are willing to open up and love. Finn’s brothers – whom you will have met if you read the last two books, are such fun teases and for me most of the best parts of the book were when they were there.
The plot is a bit slower than some of there other novels, but in no way dull. Hannon keeps a steady pace as she unveils each layer of the plot.
I’m disappointed that the series is now finished, but I eagerly await her next masterpiece, whatever it may be.
**I received a free copy of this book from Revell in exchange for an honest review. I was in no way required to leave a good review. I promise this review is my genuine opinion of the book.**
My Rating: Five Flames
Romance: clean. Only a kiss or two.
Drinking/Drugs: A drug lab is shown.
Blood/violence: Some shooting and a fight. Only a little blood.
Happy Reading y’all!