Top positive review
excellent romantic suspense!
Reviewed in the United States on October 28, 2018
"Hidden Peril," book #2 in Irene Hannon's Men of Valor series is another fast-paced, intense read! First of all, be sure to read book #1 in this series, "Dangerous Illusions," first as you are introduced to the main character Kristin and her childhood friends in that and they all play roles in this one. Kristin loves her shop and the role that she plays with helping the world, this is part of the pact that she and friends made years back. However, when Kristin's employee is shot and killed in the shop and then a customer is killed, Kristin begins to believe that there is something sinister going on. Detective Luke Carter is new to the area's force, but not new to the job as he has experience in the field and recognizes signs that there is much more to the initial picture that is presented and he feels that Kristin may be in danger herself. This causes him even more concern as he realizes that he is losing his heart to this woman.
Kristin and Luke met at Trish and Colin's wedding, right at this start of this book and I loved how this interaction set the stage for what was to come, as well as building upon the bond between the three characters, and how the new people in their lives are being worked into these friendships as well. I cannot wait for book #3 to see even more of this! There are so many pieces to this story, so many layers, as Kristin is dealing with unresolved issues from her childhood involving her family, and although it takes a terrifying incident to see changes in these relationships, it was very well-written and I love that even after so many years, there can be a change as evidenced with Kristin and her parents. Luke had suffered so much heartache and he has been living his life, not feeling ready to love again or capable, but yet there comes a time, a time that is God's timing and His will that he is ready for a relationship and he was able to meet Kristin and then have much more contact with her due to the case. It is scary how real life this book is, as there are terrorist attacks and plans that we hear so much about and that is the world that we currently live in. However, this should not cause our faith to be shattered or to live in fear, and not follow our hearts; these characters are all such inspiring examples of this and this is a wonderful romantic suspense book that should not be missed!
*Thanks to the Revell Reads Program for the complimentary copy of this book.*