So many reviews in such a short time. I’ll be posting a blog post about what’s been happening recently in my life a little later this month. Hopefully everything will be back to normal by that point but, here’s another review! This is Point of Danger by Irene Hannon.
I liked Brent a lot. Okay so here’s the thing. At the beginning, there was a lot of outward attraction and it doesn’t really make sense that they were discussing each others’ (Eve and Brent) outward appearances and positive points. Page 16 already discussed Eve’s curves was weird. I was concerned.
BUT! As I kept reading, which was really hard. (I currently do a Play-by-Play series on my bookstagram @ofsunflowersandbooks and then save them for highlights.) I kept getting distracted because it was hard to dive in. And then I was like okay, stop it. Sit down and finish.
So I did. And Brent was good. He had a lot of sad things going on inside, and he was a little quick to let Eve in and tell her why he was hesitant. (Like I mentioned the romance went really quickly) But he was a well written character otherwise. I liked his relationship with Adam and the way that he handled himself with Eve. He was so sacrificial in his time and he treated her with the respect and the protection she maybe didn’t think she needed. It took away a lot of that tight-stomach feeling I have when characters are dumb away and I felt at peace with him.
Eve was cute. She was really bold in talking about her political opinions (duh, she’s a radio talk show host.) And I liked a lot of her hands on house projects. That made her three dimensional for me.
The plot was soooooo stinkin’ slooooooow. For a suspense novel there was so little suspense. I was looking forward to a good heart-rushing can’t-stop-reading type of suspense and this was more like, I like to read once in a while and this is the book I’m reading so it’ll take me about a week.
That being said, because of unforeseen circumstances in my house, I was basically stuck reading because there wasn’t very much else to do so I finished it in one sitting.
The ending was awesome. Super suspenseful. I was happy when I finally got to it. But I wish that had extended a little more into the first 4/5ths of the book.
There was some talk of physical features, but not in a sensual way. Eve mentioned being “hot and bothered” twice in the book. Chapter 10 was pretty “steamy” but, and this gave me a respect for this author, there was one very brief kiss, and then one or two towards end. Otherwise there was almost no content outside of marrage.
That being said, one of the characters was happily married, but was still being tempted by adultery by a younger woman. Also one of the main characters’ husbands was extremely emotionally manipulative and controlling, and that may be a trigger for certain readers. He was also very “needy” and there was some talk of marriage activities.
There was also QUITE a bit of political talk in this book. Most of the character’s stand was in agreement with mine based from a biblical standpoint. Some topics discussed were Antifa, and the Pro-life movement.
I would not recommend Point of Danger to young girls. I would not recommend it to teens either. And I would recommend discernment to girls over 20 years old. If you’re married, this may be a book you could enjoy. The story itself was good, and the writing style and values portrayed in this book by the author were good. But it was not an ideal story for you girls, my audience. I will be keeping Irene Hannon on my radar though.
Thank you Irene and Revell books for sending me a copy of this book! All opinions were my own and a positive review was not required!