Sunday, September 12, 2021

HOSTILE INTENT by Lynette Eason, Reviewed by Nicole, Rebecca, and Paula

Hostile Intent, the fourth installment in award winning author Lynette Eason’s Danger Never Sleeps series, is a satisfying conclusion and my personal favorite in the series.

Childhood friends, hints of romance, and a thrilling and realistic storyline that will have readers eagerly wanting to find out what happens next...the recipe for a wonderful romantic suspense novel. Although the romance is a bit lighter than I generally prefer, the brilliant and captivating storyline and thorough character development makes this book a must read for fans of romantic suspense.

Hostile Intent is highly recommended for readers of romantic suspense, especially those who enjoy books by authors such as Dani Pettrey, Lynn H. Blackburn, Rachel Dylan, and Irene Hannon.
*I received a complimentary copy of this book from Revell and was not required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are mine. Faith Content rating: light

"I need to talk to you about something . . . . A murder that you may be somehow mixed up in."

So many questions; so very few answers. Ava Jackson had simply been living her life as quietly as possible, having requested and received an early discharge from the Navy in order to oversee the care of her critically ill mother and to support her younger brother through medical school. Following the unexpected death of her father, and while still grieving, the last thing that Ava expected on her way through a dark parking lot on that fateful evening was an attempt on her life; thank goodness her friend, FBI Agent Caden Denning, had good timing.

Subsequently, Caden's questions about her possible connection to the recent murder of nearly an entire family leave Ava wondering if the time has finally come to delve deeper into her father's past. Can she trust Caden to handle family secrets, maybe even help her make sense of them all? Sure, Ava had crushed on him as a teenager, the hunky older brother of one of her best friends, but the kinds of feelings the man stirs up as an adult are totally different and if she would admit it, come rather close to being defined as attraction.

What a brilliant, tantalizing thriller! With a killer who exhibits no remorse, only unadulterated revenge and a body count that keeps rising, surprisingly it may be the characters in this book who are long remembered for the tender authenticity with which they respond to each other; keeping the reader emotionally engaged and providing pleasant breathing room between high speed scenarios. Ultimately it will come down to this, will Ava and Caden survive long enough to enjoy that elusive "third date"?
* I purchased a copy and was under no obligation to provide a review.

I have not read a Lynette Eason book that I have not loved. This fourth book in the series Danger Never Sleeps reminds me of Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy with its cast of characters from FBI, CIA and other agencies. It is another thrilling story with cameos of characters from previous books. I like that this group of friends is there for each other when one needs support, be it physical, spiritual or emotional.

This was a wild ride for Ava and Caden, childhood friends who are becoming closer as they track a killer. The story was fast-paced with lots of action and many questions to be answered, along with interesting information about puzzles, hacking, and what makes a criminal tick. Ava and Caden try their best to thwart the person who is after Ava and seek to outwit him before he succeeds in kidnapping her. But other emergencies get in the way and the killer will not let up!

Fantastic ending to a terrific series that cements Ms. Eason as an all time favorite author.
*A complimentary copy of this book was provided by Revell through Interviews and Reviews. I was not required to give a favorable review. All opinions are my own.*5 stars and a strong faith thread

Secrets are about to be revealed . . . but will the guilty be brought to justice?

Ava Jackson entered the military shortly after high school, but her mother's illness has forced her to request an early discharge. She already lost her father while deployed, and there's no way she's going to let her mother die alone. But after a visit to the nursing facility where her mother lives, Ava is attacked walking back to her car. Fortunately, FBI Special Agent Caden Denning arrives in time to help fight off her attacker.

Caden reveals to Ava that she may hold the key to the murders of three families, and he needs her help before anyone else is harmed. The hits show a pattern, and clearly the killer has an agenda. But if Caden and Ava can't discover what it is, Ava may be next on the hit list.

Revell Publishing, August, 2021
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Lynette Eason is the bestselling author of 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 and two children. Learn more at


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