Friday, June 22, 2012

REVIEW: “A Man of Honor” by Loree Lough

First of all, I would like to extend a heartfelt “Thank you” to Loree Lough and her publisher for sending me a copy of "A Man of Honor" to review for them. I am truly grateful for this generosity.

“A Man of Honor” by Loree Lough is the third book of the First Responders Series. Dusty Parker is a man who has overcome a great deal in his past. Now, he is a preacher with a heart for troubled teens. Grace Sinclair seems to be the perfect partner, also having a heart for young people and a few items of her own baggage.

This story has it all: romance, suspense, a thread of faith woven throughout. The characters are realistic and the plot keeps the pages turning. But I struggle to say that this was an amazing book. I’ve never read the first book in the series, but the second and third First Responders novels have not subscribed to the fantastical “Happily Ever After” type of ending. These are gritty, intense reads that feel like real life at times. I usually read Christian fiction to be entertained, so I prefer that sugar-coated hero and heroine riding off into the sunset. So my struggle comes from being too invested in the wonderful characters that Loree Lough has created, I suppose.

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