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Hi I'm Janna and I am a book whore! I started this blog after being a part of another for years. While being a big blog may be nice I like to stay true to me having a love for books, that's why I blog. I love books and I want to share that love with my readers of this blog. I love to read, books are my escape and a huge part of my life besides my husband and two children. I am honest and sometimes sassy in my reviews but never mean. Some of my favorite authors include Kristen Ashley, Penelope Douglas, T.M. Frazier, M.N. Forgy, Rachel Van Dyken, Meghan March and Vi Keeland to only name a few!

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Sunday, December 4, 2016

ARC Review! The Hero by Donna Grant


Owen Loughman is a highly-decorated Navy SEAL who has a thirst for action. But there’s one thing he hasn’t been able to forget – his high school sweetheart, Natalie. After over a decade away, Owen is returned home to the ranch in Texas for a dangerous new mission that puts him face-to-face with Natalie and an outside menace that threatens everything he holds dear. He’ll risk it all to keep Natalie safe – and win her heart. . . .

Natalie Dixon has had a lifetime of heartache since Owen was deployed. Fourteen years and one bad marriage later, she finds herself mixed up with the Loughman’s again. With her life on the line against an enemy she can’t fight alone, it’s Owen’s strong shoulders, smoldering eyes, and sensuous smile that she turns to. When danger closes in, she holds close to the only man she’s ever loved…

I liked this overall, but I was not a big fan of the end and the fact that the story isn't finished.  I don't mind it when a story goes over more than one book, as long as the principal arc in which the characters were involved is resolved.  In this case, it wasn't.

There were also some issues with plotting and pacing, some changes in hair color from one point in the story to the next that was often enough that I think it may be a part of the final.

Overall, though, I liked this one enough to be curious as to what happens next, which is the ultimate goal of the book, and a book that is the beginning of the series.

Owen and Natalie were compelling, their attraction brought you into the story and was strong enough that the suspense and action elements of the story did not detract from it.

The secondary characters, the brothers and Callie, were also interesting and were necessary for the story itself.  So, while there were some pacing issues, the first part of this dragged a bit for me, and some editing issues, the characters, the story and the overall plotting of the story itself were strong enough that I was able to easily get past the flaws in the story and enjoy it.

I recommend this book and am looking forward to the next one!

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