I never (well, I guess now that would be almost never) read the books from a series out of order.
I worry that I might be missing something important that came up in a previous book.
I’m re-thinking my rule.
I’ve picked up quite a few books this summer that haven’t grabbed me. I’ve been able to read a few pages and put them down without a hint of angst. Some of them I’ve finished, most I haven’t.
I read Lethal Legacy in one day.
I read a lot of romantic suspense and Irene Hannon is one of my favorite authors. Lethal Legacy, with its combination of murder, family drama, a Mafia don, a handsome detective, and a daughter fighting for her father’s name, did not disappoint.
The story was compelling enough to keep me turning the pages. Even after I knew who the bad guys were, I had to see how it would all play out.
The characters were well developed and realistic. They were people I’d like to get to know and hang out with. They had interesting quirks (I like quirks), flaws I could identify with, and strengths that I admire.
The faith element was woven in as seamlessly as I’ve seen in a while. It felt integral to the story without being preachy—and that is a line that is so easy to cross.
If you’re looking for a great read to cap off your summer check out Lethal Legacy and the entire Guardians of Justice Series by Irene Hannon.
Available August 2012 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.
The super fine print: I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion. I was not required to give a positive review.