Thursday, 5 January 2017

Review ~ Hunter's Risk by Michelle Raven

Hunter's Risk
eBook received via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review

Release Date: November 17th 2016

Publisher: Bastei Entertainment 


Being pushed in front of an oncoming subway train is just one of many "accidents" to have happened to weapons expert Karen Lombard in the last few years. Alone and scared she turns to the one man she can trust - and who saved her life once before ... 


Four years ago, Clint Hunter led the Special Forces unit that rescued Karen from her kidnapper's clutches. Clint, however, lost one of his men during the mission. He left the Navy SEALs soon after and is now living a life of seclusion on his parents' ranch in Montana, plagued by guilt and sorrow. 


When Karen shows up at his doorstep and asks for help, Clint is forced to face the demons of his past once and for all. Even if it means risking everything ...

My Opinion

So ... this book had me at the cover. Then I read the blurb and it seemed to be ticking all the boxes--romance, suspense, SEALs, crazy ex-husband. It set up an intriguing plot and one I couldn't wait to get into.

Hunter's Risk was definitely a good story. The plot kept me engaged, and there was the right amount of suspense thrown in with the romance. I felt the chemistry between Clint and Karen, and thought things between them developed well. The twists the story takes kept me hooked and I couldn't put it down until I reached the end.

However, saying that, it wasn't perfect. To begin with I wasn't sure I'd even get to the end. While the plot is good, the book could definitely use another content edit to tighten it. There was also a lot of repetition, overused adverbs, a few continuity errors, and  spelling/grammatical typos that hindered my reading at times. I felt I was told the same thing quite a few times and there were sections I skimmed--the main one being Shannon's relationship. I thought those characters could have had their own book and they detracted from Clint and Karen. 

Similarly, I felt that another content edit would help in cutting the word count so that there would have been more room to play with the ending. It all felt rather abrupt and didn't really give me the closure I wanted. As well as that, there were questions I was left with, for example why did Clint never tell his family? I wanted to see their reaction.

Anyway, despite all of that, the plot was strong enough to carry the book in my opinion. It did engage me and keep me hooked, I just think it has even more potential and could be a great read if cleaned up a bit more.


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