Acceptable Risk, #2Lynette EasonRevell / 2020 / Trade Paperback$10.99 Retail:4.5 out of 5 stars for Acceptable Risk, #2. View reviews of this product. 37 Reviews
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KavRCanadaGender: female5 Stars Out Of 5UnputdownableJanuary 19, 2021KavRCanadaGender: femaleA gripping plot with so many twists and turns even a compass wouldn't be able to keep a reader on a straight course to the end. Complex layers that include betrayal and the worst kind of villainy kept me in speed reading mode all the way through. And all the while enchanted with the developing romance.
Sarah and Gavin had dated before...until Sarah retreated after the third date. The way Gavin patiently works his way through her reluctance (downright fear, really) showcases his gentle, tender and respectful nature. Happy toe-curling sigh. This is the kind of hero that brings life to a story. And aptly matched in grit and determination by Sarah when it comes to finding answers in their investigation.
This is the second book in Eason's Danger Never Sleeps series but it reads very well as a standalone. I actually read the books out of order, one, three and now, finally, two and had no problem. I love the camaraderie of girlfriends who bonded during their service overseas and the way they continue to have each others' backs stateside.
Another unputdownable book by one of my fave romantic suspense authors.
JennaCanadaAge: 18-24Gender: female3 Stars Out Of 5Fast-paced suspenseJanuary 4, 2021JennaCanadaAge: 18-24Gender: femaleAcceptable Risk is another fast-paced suspense novel by veteran author, Lynette Eason. Nearly every chapter had an explosive scene that built the tension to a final, nail-biting climax. The complexity of Sarah Denning's character and back story enhanced the suspense as she not only was dealing with threats on her own life and coming to terms with her brother's suicide, but also working through her broken relationship with her father, a man, who through the majority of her life, seemingly wanted nothing to do with her. The fractured pieces of her story were a lot to unpack in a single novel, but the author rose up to this task quite admirably. While the story motored along with the speed of a racing Corvette, the character growth and development moved at a believable tempo.
It is important to note that it is a suspense novel and it does deal with the difficult subject matter of suicide. It can make for a dark story which can make it difficult to read at times. I wouldn't say Acceptable Risk is one of my most enjoyable, relaxing reads, but it is still a well-written novel with an complex mystery. I'm interested to see what is next in the Danger Never Sleeps series as book three is set to come out soon!
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BookLoverGender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Sleep is overrated, right?September 22, 2020BookLoverGender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Give me a good suspense book and I'll happily spend the day reading. Give me a great one and I'll stay up half the night finishing it. This one falls into the "great" category, without a doubt.
Thought there are several authors of suspense novels whose works I very much enjoy, I've yet to find one who keeps me turning pages like Ms. Eason does. She always leaves me guessing and wanting to rush on to see what's going to happen next! Her stories are definitely on the opposite end of the spectrum from boring and I've learned to never start one later in the evening, unless I want to be up reading until well past midnight. I do have to say, I was surprised that I actually guessed correctly "whodunit." I'm not typically right when it comes to Ms. Eason's stories, but this one did seem a little obvious, even though I didn't quite know the "why?" behind it. Though that didn't hinder my enjoyment of the story at all! It just gave me more questions and reasons to stay up and keep turning the pages despite knowing my baby would be up a lot earlier than I would like.
Sarah Denning is a compelling character. I so appreciated her strength and determination, despite her life being quickly upended in more ways than one. She hasn't had an easy go of it and willingly admits that some of it has been her own doing. The story focused a lot on her, which I found very fitting. Not that Gavin Black doesn't have his own issues, they just weren't at the forefront like Sarah's were. This book tackles family dysfunction, PTSD, suicide, and other mental illnesses. My heart broke with Sarah, for the grief she battles and the internal war with forgiveness. Gavin's level-headedness, compassion, and integrity were much needed in light of everything she was dealing with. He obviously cares for Sarah and does his best to protect her and be the friend she needs during a very difficult time. I really enjoyed the fact that he's not entirely the stereotypical suspense novel hero, He has a few of the usual traits, but I found it was his foibles that made him instantly likable. I also really enjoyed getting to see some familiar faces from "Collateral Damage." As soon as I turned the last page, I was online, looking to see whose story would be next . . . I have to confess, I'm slightly disappointed that it's not Caden's. But I'll still just be over here, waiting for the next one to come out . . . and probably binge reading her previous books until then.
*My thanks to the publisher for my copy of this book! I was not required to write a positive review and have not been compensated for it in any way. All opinions expressed are my own.
Mrs ARS5 Stars Out Of 5Hands down my favorite!September 21, 2020Mrs ARSQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5If you are looking for a book to keep you up at night and thinking about during the day- than look no farther then Acceptable Risk. It starts off strong and never lets up. I wondered how some of the characters even had the stamina to keep going. But their lives depended on it and to get to the bottom of the truth they needed to.
Sarah Denning is a military journalist and finds herself kidnapped in the Middle East. Not a very safe position to be in. However, as we get deeper in the story that ends up just being the tip of the iceberg of the evil that is coming her way.
This is a suspense, thriller, and a mystery all rolled up into one fantastic story. Eason also has time to show the complicated father/daughter relationship between Sarah and her father, her love interest and body guard Gavin, her friendships, and a grief that has rocked her world. Not too mention a very crazy and scary scenario of why so many people are harming themselves.
I think my very favorite part of the story was what Sarah finally realizes at the very end. You see, to me Sarah was not a really likable character. She was stubborn and rebellious and really took offense when there was none to be taken. Why? Well, that is the heart of this story.
The Elite Guardians was my favorite Eason stories, this one is my current. Looking forward to more.
I was provided a copy of this novel courtesy of Revell Publishing through Interviews & Reviews. I was not required to post a positive review and all views and opinions are my own.
Cheryl Read5 Stars Out Of 5Mystery!September 17, 2020Cheryl ReadAlways a great story!