Friday, February 20, 2015

Book Review: Broken Honor (Tonya Burrows)

Think of someone in your life who is the quintessential loner, who prefers solitude and would rather be totally self-sufficient than ask for help or admit a weakness.

Then you've met someone like Travis Quinn, former Navy SEAL. He has no family, keeps no close friendships, and relies on nobody but himself. He can't afford to. Since the terrible accident that left him with a lingering head injury and propensity to blackouts and debilitating migraines, he doesn't even trust his memory.

And that's a problem, because he's self-sufficient, doesn't need help, or support, friends, or backup. And furthermore, there's something skittering around in the back of his mind, buried too deep to reach, that he knows he needs to remember. Something really important, that could have fatal consequences.

But because he doesn't expect to be stabbed in the back (how many of us do?) by his own brethren, he isn't watching his back the way he should be. He leads his enemies straight to the doorstep of the only weakness he's ever had. Her name is Mara Escareno.

Mara is fighting her own battles. She's just been disowned by her wealthy and influential family because of some of her choices, and she finds herself alone and in trouble. When Travis shows back up on her doorstep, unexpectedly, after having walked out on her weeks ago, she doesn't know how to trust him. And that'll be a problem ... because no his enemies are going to involve her.

Broken Honor, a HORNET novel, is a riveting work of romantic suspense by Tonya Burrows, to be released on Tuesday, February 24, from Entangled Publishing. If you don't mind some steamy sexual content, and you like your romance spiced with a bite of suspense and the uncertainty of a thriller, Broken Honor would be an excellent choice.

Travis, especially, is a consistently fascinating character. Far from static, his senses of honor and duty are impassioned enough to rival his determination to stay self-sufficient, which further rivals what he feels for Mara, whether he likes it or not. His past colors his present and threatens to affect his future in ways that most of us can relate to, making him approachable and easily sympathetic.

Written with snappy dialogue, real-life enemies and threats (as opposed to cardboard villains), and an unbelievable cast of secondary characters, Burrows' romantic suspense is easily worth your time.

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Author: Tonya Burrows
Title: Broken Honor
Publisher: Entangled Publishing
ISBN: 978-1-62266-655-3
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Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this work from the publisher through Net Galley in exchange for an honest, though not necessarily positive, review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

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