Thin Ice

Thin Ice: A Novel (Men of Valor)Title: Thin Ice
Author: Irene Hannon
Publisher: Revell
ISBN: 978-0-8007-2453-5

“Don’t get lost, Christy. Hang on to the faith that’s sustained you all these years,” Lance comforts the ice skater in Irene Hannon’s novel, Thin Ice.

~ What ~
Second in the Medal of Valor series, this four-hundred-page paperback targets those interested romantic suspense that blends murder with forgiving one’s past while finding love. With no profanity or sexual scenes, the topics of physical abuse, murder, and death may not be appropriate for immature readers. The ending includes an excerpt from the next book in the series, acknowledgments, author’s biography, and advertisements.

In this current-day continuing story of the McGregor brothers, Lance has recently started working for the FBI in Missouri. When a farmhouse catches on fire and thirty-two-year-old Christy Reed, a world-class ice skater, sees her sister’s house burn to the ground, she is once again mourning the death of a family member. After receiving a strange letter regarding her sister, Christy comes in contact with the FBI special agent, who is up for his first case to solve.

While searching if the beautiful skater’s sister is alive, not only does Lance deal with guilt and trauma from leaving his position in Delta Force, but he also begins to see God has season for everything including romance.

~ Why ~
If you have read the first one in the series, you will remember the eldest brother falling in love in the first one. This focuses on the middle son and his realization that he can be forgiven. A third one is in the works regarding the youngest son. All deal with their high-profile jobs and how they find their way while helping each other.

~ Why Not ~
Those who do not like continuing stories of families and the turmoil of their vocations may want to pass on this one.

~ Who ~
The bestselling author of over fifty novels, Hannon has received three RITA awards from Romance Writers of America and is a two-time Christy Award finalist. Her husband and she live in Missouri.

~ Wish ~
Guessing the outcome early in the book, I expected more interaction between the stalker and Christy instead of the typical amorous thoughts between the main characters. I also wish all pronouns of God were capitalized for reverence.

~ Want ~
If you want to follow what happens next to the McGregor boys in life and love, this second one is fast-paced, skating on the issues of trusting God to help one move on after a tragedy.

Thanks to Revell for furnishing this complimentary book in exchange for a review based on the reader’s honest opinions.

This review will be posted on the Baker Publishing, DeeperShopping, and Amazon with links on Bookfun.org, LinkedIn, Godinterest, Pinterest, Google+, and Twitter.

GRAMMARLY was used to check for errors in this review.

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