Author: Irene Hannon
Series: Men of Valor #3
Release Date: October 4, 2016
Rating: 4 Stars
Reviewer: Jessica Higgins
As the Men of Valor series comes to a close, the last of the McGregor men fall in love in the least likely places with danger surrounding them at every corner!
Finn McGregor needs time to decompress after the disaster he was involved in overseas. He sets out for a peaceful month in the woods to enjoy the solitude and figure out where he wants to go next in his life. He enjoys the peace until he is awoken one night with bloodcurdling screams. He races across the woods and into the closest cabin to his to find Dana Lewis, a publishing executive who has escaped to the woods to deal with her own demons. As they become closer, someone else is trying to not only drive a wedge between them but also drive Dana out of her cabin altogether. Finn and Dana join together to figure out who is behind the pranks bent on pushing her from her safe haven. With danger at every turn, Finn finds himself back in the action sooner than he had planned.
I really enjoyed this series when it started out. In fact, I thought that Buried Secrets was the best book written by Irene Hannon that I had read, which made me look forward to the next book. Thin Ice didn’t hold up to the first in the series, but it was still really good and I kept looking forward to Tangled Webs. After all, the McGregor boys have been some of my favorite characters. Tangled Webs is a really good book, but I felt like it was more of an effort to complete the trilogy. It was a good read but there was a lot less suspense than what I was hoping for. It even had several places it could have been very suspenseful and just petered out. There just wasn’t much to draw me to it. I’ve not written a trilogy before, but am in the process of it and I am finding out how difficult it can be to continue a story along through three books.
I feel that if Dana’s backstory had been explored more as well as her situation that drew her to the woods put in at a different time and played up more it could have really helped the story. She came across more helpless than the typical female lead in a Hannon book, until the end. I did enjoy the way she came out of her shell when it really mattered. The characters themselves were good. The McGregor boys have developed over the series and it is always nice to see how they come out for each other when they need one another. Hannon is a very good romantic suspense writer and has great potential, I just didn’t feel this one lived up to that potential. I will however still be recommending to readers that enjoy romantic suspense as a quick, clean read!
I received a complimentary copy of this book from Baker Publishing Group in exchange for an honest and thorough review. The views and opinions expressed within are my own.