Sunday, August 05, 2012

Lethal Legacy by Irene Hannon



Here is my review of this wonderful romantic suspense novel:

First of all, I would like to extend a heartfelt “Thank you” to Irene Hannon and her publisher for sending me a copy of "Lethal Legacy" to review for them. I am truly grateful for this generosity. I really appreciate the time, effort and expense it takes to make a reviewer copy available to me.

Irene Hannon’s “Lethal Legacy” is the thrilling third novel in the Guardians of Justice Series. This story follows the third Taylor sibling, Cole, a police detective who just happened to be available when Kelly Warren showed up at the law enforcement office with what she believed was evidence proving her father didn’t commit suicide, but was murdered. The immediate attraction between the two grew as secrets from the past came to light and life for both Kelly and Cole became downright dangerous.

Hannon weaves a rich tapestry of suspense and romance that turns the novel’s pages at break-neck speed. The tension she creates as the sinister plot unfolds and the hero and heroine struggle with maintaining a purely professional relationship while the police investigation is open leads the reader to mixed feelings: wanting the case to close so these two can finally get together yet dreading the end of the story.

I was so engrossed in Kelly and Cole’s relationship, I found myself resenting the pages where the author was introducing subplots and advancing the story through other characters. Thankfully, the chapters are short and bounce from character to character so there is plenty of enjoyable character and plot development. However, by the time we got to the final major conflict in the story, my eyes were flying across the pages, my mind absorbing the action and racing to get to the reunion of these two characters that I have come to enjoy spending time with. The only drawback to this was that the last third of the book passed by way too quickly. Still, it was an entertaining read that I will keep to read again in the future.

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