Wednesday, March 12, 2014

[Musing Maddie's Review]: "Risk Taker"

Risk Taker by  Lindsay McKenna
Publisher: Harlequin (February 4, 2014)
Series: Shadow Warriors, 3
Genre: Romantic Suspense

A Navy SEAL fights the most important battle of his life—love—in New York Times bestselling author Lindsay McKenna's Shadow Warriors miniseries 

In the mountains of Afghanistan, her daring rescues have made Medevac pilot Sarah Benson a legend. She loves taking her helicopter where others fear to fly—the danger, the adrenaline…and the distraction from thinking about her own hurt heart.

U.S. Navy SEAL Ethan Quinn is man enough to prize Sarah's valor as well as her beauty. But his efforts to reach his beautiful colleague cannot pierce her armor. Can he prove that it's possible to find love in a war zone?(


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Musing Maddie's Review:



Before reading Risk Taker , I had never read any Lindsay McKenna before. But, I can assure you, I will be back for more.



From the wonderful characters, carefully researched and believably described action scenes set in war-torn Afghanistan, and credible dialogue, this story is a must for any who love to read drama and romance.



US Navy SEAL, Ethan Quinn was the sort of hero you couldn't help love. Not only was he strong, valiant and heroic in his actions, he was tender, thoughtful and kind in his care of Sarah; the woman who captured many a man's imagination, but never their heart. Ethan was cautious with this lonely woman, determined to offer her solace, friendship and even love if permitted.



Daring and brave Medivac pilot, Sarah Benson, had seen much horror in war, but, the true experience of depravity came at the hands of those who had been entrusted with her care. Her scars were in her heart, which kept her guard up, and her isolation from friendship intact.



The story paced well, shifting POV throughout, which gave terrific depth and understanding to the behaviour of the characters. Beware, their journey was heart-wrenching, sad, and may cause tears. (Yes, I am a sop!) It was also filled with hope.I eagerly await the next installment, Degree of Risk.


     4 STARS!







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Musing Maddie received a copy of this book from the publisher, via NetGalley, in exchange for her honest opinion.

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Meet Musing Maddie:


Musing Maddie is an avid reader, who mainly devours all things romance. She loves series, but only when the story warrants a few books rather than one. A strong, intelligent female with a bit of sass and wit is the preferred heroine in the books she reads, and some sizzle between the sheets is welcome too. Well, ok...more than welcome! Well, not just between the sheets is just fine too! She’s from Down Under, so her humor is on the crazy side. Captivating storylines, with well developed plot and yes, hot, hunky Heroes, is definitely a preference, but she loves it when the characters are damaged, and their story brings hope and restoration. Yes please to HEAs!

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Thanks for the review -- and the recommendation, MM! I've got this series on my list now; I don't believe I've ever read one of McKenna's books either. I'll have to change that soon!

Have you read Lindsay McKenna? Do you have a favorite book of hers? How about a favorite romantic suspense from Harlequin?





Enjoy!



Until Next Time,


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