Thursday, February 16, 2012

When the Smoke Clears Review

Lynette Eason is one of my favorite romantic suspense authors. This book continues to build on the strength of her prior books. 

This book has all the elements to be a book you can't put down. Alexia Allen is a heroine with a past filled with pain and a present filled with questions and danger. Hunter Graham is a detective who wanted to catch Alexia's eye in high school, but didn't. Now they are thrust together when Alexia reluctantly comes home in time to try to save a man who's been attacked in her mother's basement.

Everything is stacked against them...from any hope of a relationship to trying to prove Alexia isn't the murderer. This books shows such growth in characterization from the author's first full length novel, that I literally couldn't put it down. I had to see how Alexia would overcome the intense pain of her past and whether she would risk hurt in the present or remain walled-off. 

One comment: this book is clearly the first in a series. Not all threads are wrapped up neatly in the end. I can't wait for the next book! 

"I love this book. It will keep you guessing until the very end."--Dee Henderson, bestselling author
After a brush with death due to equipment failure, smokejumper Alexia Allen is ordered to take time off while the incident is under investigation. She makes a last-minute decision to recuperate at her mother's home and attend her high school reunion. Yet trouble seems to be following her, and within hours of arriving home she is confronted with murder, arson--and a handsome detective.

But the conflicts ahead are nothing compared to the ghosts of her past. As she struggles to accept and forgive her family's past, she must also decide if the secret she's been guarding for the last ten years must finally come to light.

1 comment:

Marianne said...

Thanks, Cara! enjoyed your post. Also love Lynette Eason and Dee Henderson!


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