Tuesday, November 8, 2022

Targeted by Eason, Blackburn, and Walters Book Review

About the Book:

In On the Run, IT Specialist Daria Nevsky is a highly skilled FBI agent with the ability to hack any computer. She must go on the run to find out who wants her dead--and Dr. Ryker Donahue refuses to let her do it alone.

In Deadly Objective, physical therapist Emily Dixon and Secret Service Agent Liam Harper are committed to keeping their relationship professional. But when the vice president's son enters the crosshairs of a killer, some lines will have to be crossed in order to keep him safe.

In Caught in the Crosshairs, there is no love lost between former Army PSYOPS officer Ari Blackman and CIA officer Claudia Gallegos after Claudia is implicated in the murder of a Saudi prince. But to prevent a coup that would put America at risk, they'll have to learn to trust each other--before it's too late.

You can read an excerpt here.

My Review

This is an entertaining collection of romantic suspense novellas. It is a good way to be introduced to new authors if you have not read their full length works. Each novella reads well on its own although there are some references to characters in their novels. Each is a separate story, not related to the others.

As is often the case with a collection, the writing styles of the authors vary. Most noticeable to me was the difference between Blackburn's and Walters' ways of writing. Blackburn's novella contained lots of relationship interaction and thought with suspense here and there. The emphasis is on relationships, it seems, more than suspenseful action. Walters' novella is almost completely action. It does contain character interaction and thought but it is woven into the action of the plot. It is sufficiently revealing but is not a major element. Eason had lots of action and mentioned characters from her full length novels, something her devoted readers will appreciate.

Each novella has a romance element as well as a faith component. Reading these stories is a good way to find a new author with a writing style and plot development you like.

My rating: 4/5 stars.

About the Authors

Lynette Eason
 is the USA Today bestselling author of Life Flight, Crossfire, and Critical Threat, as well as the Danger Never Sleeps, Blue Justice, Women of Justice, Deadly Reunions, Hidden Identity, and Elite Guardians series. She is the winner of three ACFW Carol Awards, the Selah Award, and the Inspirational Reader's Choice Award, among others. She is a graduate of the University of South Carolina and has a master's degree in education from Converse College. Eason lives in South Carolina with her husband. They have two adult children. Learn more at www.lynetteeason.com.

Lynn H. Blackburn
 is the award-winning author of Unknown Threat and Malicious Intent, as well as the Dive Team Investigations series. She believes in the power of stories, especially those that remind us that true love exists, a gift from the Truest Love. Blackburn is passionate about CrossFit, coffee, and chocolate (don't make her choose) and experimenting with recipes that feed both body and soul. She lives in Simpsonville, South Carolina, with her true love, Brian, and their three children. Learn more at www.lynnhblackburn.comPhoto Credit: Mary Denman

Natalie Walters
 is the author of Lights Out and Fatal Code, as well as the Harbored Secrets series. A military wife, she currently resides in Texas with her soldier husband and is the proud mom of three. She loves traveling, spending time with her family, and connecting with readers on Instagram and Facebook. Learn more at www.nataliewalterswriter.comPhoto Credit: Emilie Hendryx Haney

Revell, 368 pages.

I received a complimentary egalley of this book from the publisher. My comments are an independent and honest review.

(My star ratings: 5-I love it, 4-I like it, 3-It's OK, 2-I don't like it, 1-I hate it.)

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