Thursday, October 6, 2022

Word of Honor by Hallee Bridgeman: Book Review

  **I received a complimentary copy for consideration. All thoughts are my own. 

FBI Special Agent Lynda Culter is investigating an ecoterrorist organization in the Alaskan wilderness when her partner is taken captive and murdered before her very eyes. The only person who can identify the key players, Lynda gets assigned to take part in a joint operation in Istanbul to take the organization down.

As a woman in a Muslim country, she'll find it much easier to move around undetected with a fake husband. Unfortunately for her, the man assigned to play the role is none other than US Army weapons specialist Bill Sanders--the man who crushed her heart into a million pieces back in college.

With a cargo bay's worth of hurt and baggage between them, these two consummate professionals must play their parts perfectly if they hope to stop those responsible for bombing oil pipelines, killing innocent civilians, and threatening to destabilize the oil markets. But love long buried has a way of resurfacing at the most inopportune times--and protecting Lynda has become Bill's primary focus.

Hallee Bridgeman is the award winning and USA TODAY bestselling author of several action-packed romantic suspense books and series. An Army brat turned Floridian, Hallee settled with her husband in central Kentucky, where they have raised their three children. When she’s not writing, Hallee pursues her passion for cooking, coffee, campy action movies, and regular date nights with her husband. Above all else, she loves God with all of her heart, soul, mind, and strength; has been redeemed by the blood of Christ; and relies on the presence of the Holy Spirit to guide her.

Word of Honor is the second book in the Love and Honor series. While I think we did get to know the team a bit more in the first novel, I do think this could be read as a standalone as well.. though you'll certainly get some book one spoilers if read out of order. 

In this book. we get to know Bill Sanders (Drumstick) better. Even in this first book, I got the impression that he had a good story to tell, so I was excited to learn more about him... and this did not disappoint. Second chance romances tend to be some of my favorites, so I really enjoyed seeing him reconnect with his college sweetheart. Lynda. I found the action in this one wasn't quite as nonstop as the first book. That's not to say there wasn't plenty of action though, there certainly was that... and plenty of twists and turns to keep me guessing and reading on. Like the previous book, this was still more military heavy than I typically enjoy, though less so I think than book one. Either way, I found I enjoyed this one even more than the first! 

Overall, this was a good read and one that fans of romantic suspense are sure to enjoy.


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