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Friday, April 1, 2011

Hawken's Heart by Suzanne Brockmann Review

Happy Friday!
In 2011 I'm participating in a Men in Uniform Challenge hosted by The Book Vixen's Blog and a Romantic Suspense Reading Challenge hosted by Nitty Gritty Blog. It's surprising how few romantic suspense novels I've read given that I write in that genre, and I always swoon over men in uniform. Thank you to my goodreads pals for introducing me to some great books to try, like Hawken's Heart by Suzanne Brockmann.

Here's my 5 star review:

Thanks to Buggy for recommending this book! This was my first foray into Suzanne Brockmann’s Tall Dark & Dangerous series, and it certainly won't be my last. (The cool thing is that "Harvard's Education", which I think is #5 in the series, also came in the ebook package I bought for my Nook). When Buggy mentioned that a hot uniformed man was imprisoned for murdering his commander, I knew this book was right up my alley!

Some things I really enjoyed:

* Nell's character. She had a softness about her but she was also very strong. I also laughed when she made fun of "Crash's" name. What the heck kind of name is that? Very appropriate for a SEAL, I guess. I thought she should've called him Will.

* Crash/Billy. He epitomized the brooding, stoic hero, and I loved when his walls finally came "crashing" down (with Nell's help).

* The line "If you'd die for me, why won't you LIVE for me?" Go Nell!

* The little surprise at the end.

* The tightness of the story. The book was on the short side, mostly because there wasn't unnecessary fluff, and I liked how I could finish it in one weekend.

I wish more of the story took place in prison but I think it was important to know the development of their romance in order to connect deeply with the characters. A great read!


Frankie said...

Thanks for the informative review Jen!
I take it that Suzanne Brockmann’s Tall Dark & Dangerous series doesn’t need to be read in order?

“When Buggy mentioned that a hot uniformed man was imprisoned for murdering his commander, I knew this book was right up my alley!”
hehe ;)

Jennifer Lane said...

Hey Frankie, I'm not sure but I think each novel in the series features different characters (though "Harvard" made a brief appearance in Hawken's Heart and Harvard's story is #5) so I think they can be read out of order.

The Book Vixen said...

I need to check this series out!


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