Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Tangled Webs, Men of Valor #3 by Irene Hannon


"...when something feels right, there's no sense dancing around the truth." (49)


Title:  Tangled Webs
Series:  Men of Valor, Book 3
Author:  Irene Hannon
Publisher:  Revell
Release Date:  October 4, 2016
Genre: Inspirational Contemporary Fiction / Suspense



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 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.

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.


What a start! Our main characters met abruptly and surprisingly - because of screams.  Hearing a woman scream, Finn, former Army Ranger jumped into action with a loaded weapon, broke down the door and.... Well, you'll just have to read it to figure out the rest. With that scene alone, we can expect some interesting plot lines in Irene Hannon's Tangled Webs, the conclusion to the Men of Valor series.  Speaking of the series, I need to rewind and jump back to before the start of the story to the dedication. I love what Irene wrote in her dedication of Tangled Webs to her father.

"To my father, James Hannon - the most unselfish man I've ever met.  As I conclude my Men of Valor series, thank you for reminding me by example that valor isn't found only in grand sweeping gestures, but in quietly doing - day after day, with kindness, grace, humility, and love - what needs to be done.  You will always be my hero."

Now, isn't that just lovely? Beautifully written.  Back to the book. I'm happy to meet the McGregor boys again and Finn was just as yummy as his brothers.

"The man exuded an action-figure magnetism that appealed to her." (49)

Yep, most definitely. The romance was top-notch, as we see how these two characters, Finn and Dana, both nursing a painful past come together and find healing with God and each other. I enjoyed their subtle and not over the top development of their mutual feelings. We start Tangled Webs with the kind of suspense we expect from the author, and finding closure, not only to this particular story, but to the full Men of Valor series. I do think somewhere in the middle, it got a little convoluted and the suspense aspect rushed. Dana's past experience showed us her strength and what can be unexpected in life. Yet, I felt it wasn't well rounded in allowing me to fully know her - like there's a missing piece to the puzzle.

In all, a story of romance and of suspense, with characters that'll make you smile.



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Irene Hannon is the bestselling author of more than forty-five novels, including That Certain Summer, One Perfect Spring, and the Heroes of Quantico, Guardians of Justice, and Private Justice series. Her books have been honored with three coveted RITA Awards from Romance Writers of America, a Carol Award, three HOLT Medallions, a Daphne du Maurier Award, two Reviewers' Choice Awards from RT Book Reviews magazine, a Retailers' Choice Award, a Booksellers' Best Award, and a National Readers' Choice Award. In addition, she is a two-time Christy Award finalist, and Booklistincluded one of her novels in its "Top 10 Inspirational Fiction" list for 2011. She lives in Missouri. 

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3 comments :

  1. So glad you enjoyed this one! And thanks for making a note about the dedication. My dad is a truly special man.

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  2. This sounds like an excellent book. Now I need to get a copy of it!

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  3. Excellent review, Annie! I love Irene's stories.

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