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Review: Oath of Honor

30 Nov Posted by in Reviews | Comments
Review: Oath of Honor

Oath of Honor by Lynette Eason
Reviewed by: Pam Graber
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Publisher: Revell
Publication Date: January 2, 2018

There is a reason that Lynette Eason’s books are always on my MUST READ list. Oath of Honor lives up to every bit of the Romantic Suspense genre’s hype. In this case it’s more suspense with a side of romance.

Izzy St. John is a cop, in a family full of cops. Her mother is the chief of police. One brother is with the FBI, one is a detective, her twin is undercover, one sister is a K9 handler, and the other is a doctor. Overachievers, much? She’s been on the force a year longer than her partner, Kevin Marshall, but he’s been one of her best friends all her life. When he talks her into going on a stakeout with him, she agrees, under duress. However, when she sees him murdered in cold blood, she’s ready to single-handedly take on the gangs that are fast taking over her city. When Kevin uses his labored breaths to make sure that she takes and hides his phone, she agrees, never thinking that those words could have been his last.

Detective Ryan Marshall already lost his older brother to the battlefields of Afghanistan. He’s unprepared to hear Izzy’s “Officer Down” cry on his police radio, and knows in his gut that his baby brother is the officer that’s down. As he arrives on scene, he finds Izzy covered in his brother’s blood, and can’t believe he’s lost another sibling. He vows to catch and punish the man who did this, but the more he and Izzy investigate, the bigger the crime seems to become. As they pursue the murderer, Izzy becomes the pursued, narrowly escaping several attempts on her life. Can Ryan and Izzy find the clue that shows them what’s really going on before it’s too late to stop a gang war?

Ms. Eason is one of the best I’ve read when it comes to writing strong female lead characters. Isabelle St. John is no exception, and neither is her mother, or her sisters. They are all smart, capable, and can handle themselves when danger comes their way. They can also be soft when it’s required, and they’re not afraid to show their hearts to the men in their lives. Izzy takes longer than Ryan does to realize that they might be a perfect match. I also really liked the fact that it took me over 90 percent of the book before I figured out who was actually orchestrating the mayhem that the characters lived through. That doesn’t happen often, and is a sign of a very well-plotted story.

If you love suspense with plenty of action and just a smidgen of romance, Oath of Honor is your book. It’s book 1 in the Blue Justice series, and since I started the series with book 2, I know you’ll love that one just as much. I highly recommend!

Rated PG: Murder and mayhem ensue right from the start of the book. This is not really suitable for young kids.

Reviewer’s copy was provided by the Publisher via NetGalley. Thank you!

 


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