Author: Lynette Eason
Series: Danger Never Sleeps #2
Release Date: August 4, 2020
For one journalist, the story of a lifetime is hitting too close to home.
Sarah Denning is a military journalist with the Army in the Middle East when she is taken hostage. When former Army Ranger Gavin Black is asked by his old unit commander--Sarah's imposing father--to plan an extremely risky rescue, he reluctantly agrees and successfully executes it.
Back in the US, Sarah is livid when she's discharged on a false psychiatric evaluation and vows to return to the Army. Until she learns of her brother's suicide. Unable to believe her brother would do such a thing, she puts her plans on hold and enlists Gavin to help her discover the truth. What they uncover may be the biggest story of Sarah's career--if she can survive long enough to write it.
Reviewer: Gee Dixon
This is a fantastic read. book two of the Series "Danger Never Sleeps." The story picks up pretty much where book one ended.
Sarah Denning, was being held hostage overseas and once rescued she is back in America. Her love interest Army Ranger Gavin Black helps her find the truth out about her brother's death. Her father who she calls "General" and her are estranged.
Gavin helps put the pieces back together for her father and her. This book is full of suspense and inspiration. Lynette Eason does it again!
I received this book courtesy of Baker Publishing Group/Revell through Interviews and Reviews.
Reviewer: Monica Huyser
Acceptable Risk by Lynette Eason is the second book in the Danger Never Sleeps series--and just as fast-paced and riveting as the first one.
Journalist Sarah Denning is held hostage by the Taliban and then sent home to recover after being shot in the rescue operation. At the same time, she finds out her brother has committed suicide, and it doesn't sit well with her. Former Army Ranger Gavin Black is sent to help keep her safe and home and work with her to find the truth.
Acceptable Risk kept my interest from start to finish. The mystery in the book was interesting, and the relationships were intriguing. I sometimes didn't like Sarah's rebellious attitude, but I could understand it in the context of her life. I thought Gavin was a swoon-worthy caretaker for her. I appreciated the difficult conversations the couple had in this book. Even though it wasn't easy for Sarah, she made an effort to talk about her hard things with him. In return, he respected her enough to make an effort to understand her. The General was sort of a jerk, but in the end, I truly felt for him and could understand why he was the way he was.
Acceptable Risk was mainly a clean read full of suspense, adventure, and a mystery to solve--all elements of a good read for me. There were snippets of faith elements but nothing preachy at all. I thought this cover was also well done--Sarah's personality from the story seems to come through in her face.
I received this book courtesy of Baker Publishing Group, Revell Division, through Interviews and Reviews. All opinions in this review are my own.
Reviewer: Abigail Harris
Wow, I highly appreciate this series from Lynette Eason!
From the view of a Veteran's daughter, this series is so sad, but so needed!
What I appreciate about this series is that Eason is showing the darker side of the military. Yet she is still showing them the respect that our military should be given.
Suicide is a tough subject, especially veterans' suicide for me. In Acceptable Risk the topic is handled well for dealing with the issues it does.
Sarah's growth of character was done naturally without any force in the writing style. I enjoyed Gavin's side of the story, though at first, I didn't like him too much. After a while he showed that he was growing.
If you like suspense, I hope you will get a copy of Acceptable Risk by Lynette Eason!
Note: There is mention of past sins such as sleeping with guys, and there is mention of a professor who is buying sex. He is sent to jail, though.
This book was provided courtesy of Baker Publishing (Revell), through Interviews & Reviews.
Reviewer: Paula Shreckhise
Acceptable Risk is the second book in the Danger Never Sleeps series. These are gritty stories that deal with hard but realistic issues. Be warned : PTSD, hostage situations and suicide are not easy to read about. The action seemed a mile-a-minute but it also seemed true to life.
Gavin Black and Sarah Denning met in the Army in Afghanistan and dated a few times but things changed. They are reunited when Gavin rescues Sarah from a prison cell at the behest of her father, the General. They are soon caught up in a disturbing plot when they return to the States and spend time in a VA hospital. Can they uncover the criminal deeds before any more veterans suffer?
Theirs is a journey to rely on God to help them get to the bottom of the nefarious events. It is also a journey of forgiveness for Sarah and her father.
This story may be a bit raw but it moved at a fast pace and kept my attention. The heroine is strong, if opinionated and the hero is stalwart, sincere and patient while being a competent bodyguard.
This can be read as a stand alone, although we meet a few characters from book one. I am really looking forward to reading the third book in the series. Lynette Eason is a favorite author. I always say I will read anything she writes.
A complimentary copy of this book was provided by Revell through Interviews and Reviews. I was not required to give a favorable review. All opinions are my own.
Reviewer: Lori Parrish
Cool characters, cool plot I mean what's not in this book for readers, not to love? I loved everything about this book. In my opinion, this is Lynette Eason's best yet, and you'll not be disappointed! I sure wasn't.
Sarah and Gavin are excellent characters! Even the villains are well rounded out and made this story have a few sit on the edge of your seat moments. We also get to take a look at what PTSD might mean for our characters. I can't imagine what that must be like, and for those reasons alone, it makes me respect the Army folks even more! Whenever I see someone in our Army, I always like to say, "Thank you for your service" because we have no idea what they have seen and heard. So buckle up folks because you are going on a wild roller coaster ride, and you'll probably not put this book down until you are done.
One thing I will tell you this book will leave you thinking, pondering, or whatever the case it. I just can't say enough about what a fabulous read this was! Oh my, I happily give this book five stars wishing I could give it more! I highly recommend this book.
I received this book courtesy of Baker Publishing Group/Revell, through Interviews & Reviews, for my honest opinion.
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