Blind Fury by Gwen Hernandez

Blind Fury (Men of Steele, Book 1) by Gwen Hernandez

When always-play-it-safe Jenna Ryan starts questioning how her brother died in Afghanistan, someone decides she must be stopped. Permanently. Her brother’s best friend—a sexy thrill-seeker she can’t stop thinking about—won’t reveal what he knows about the fatal shoot-out, putting Jenna at odds with the only man she trusts to keep her alive.

Former special forces operator Mick Fury would give his life to keep his best friend’s irresistible sister safe. He took an oath to stay silent about their last mission, but Mick’s will is tested by the white-hot attraction to Jenna he’s tried to ignore for years. Now he must risk everything—even falling in love—to protect her from the truth that could destroy them both.

Blind Fury (Men of Steele, Book 1) by Gwen Hernandez

I know these topless, spray-tanned men sell books, but for me? I nearly missed out on a fun read because the cover frightened me!

This book was great fun.

I had no expectations of Blind Fury when I downloaded it, but it fitted in with my promise to read more suspense in 2014. It turned out to be a very entertaining book packed with so much action it felt like watching a movie.

Was it perfect? No. Was some of it a little silly? Yes. But this is an author with more readability to her writing than a lot of the authors who get similar things bought by the big publishers. At least we actually got suspense in this one, unlike a lot of recent “romantic suspense” bestsellers that have been sappy romance cover to cover with no action in between.

When reading Blind Fury, you’ll want to ignore yourself if you start worrying about the plausibility. There’s so much drama and – yes – romance packed into the space of a few days that… Hmm. I did think the heroine reacted unrealistically to a day that involved a funeral, a trashed house, a trashed car, a couple of stalkers and then an exploded house AND murder attempt. In ONE day! She was altogether too cool and collected and blasé.

I also don’t see the need for rushed marriage proposals in books like this. “Happy for now” is just fine with me.

However, it sort of seemed like the extreme aspects of the story just added to the fun.

This was exactly the kind of thing I was looking for when I read it. I was becoming quite tired of the super-realistic contemporary romances that represented day to day life with very little in the way of twists or individuality to make one stand out from the other.

I would love to see this author and more like her writing for the bigger publishers. I’d like more books like this around to show that romances can be about more than small town quilting shops and misogynistic MMA fighters.

 

Review copy provided by NetGalley.

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