Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Review: Against All Odds by Irene Hannon

About the Book: For FBI Hostage Rescue Team member Evan Cooper and his partner, dignitary protection duty should have been a piece of cake. Unfortunately, Monica Callahan isn’t making it easy. Estranged from her diplomat father, who is involved in a sensitive hostage situation in the Middle East, she refuses to be intimidated by a related terrorist threat back in the States…until a chilling warning convinces her that the danger is very real—and escalating. As Coop and his partner do their best to keep her safe, David Callahan continues his work—triggering an abduction that puts his daughter’s life at risk. And with every second that ticks by, Coop knows that the odds of saving the only woman who has ever managed to breach the walls around his heart are dropping. Because terrorists aren’t known for their patience—or their mercy.

My Review: I enjoy romantic suspense as one of my favorite kind of comfort reads and this one is well written and easy to read. I have to admit I'm a little tired of the "tough man protecting vulnerable woman from great danger" storyline...not that there isn't room for more great stories to be told along these lines, but I do like a fresh angle. Readers who enjoy Dee Henderson might also enjoy this book. The writing flows nicely, and the pacing is brisk. I think this might be the shortest review ever, but I really don't have anything else to say!

Rating: 3/5
Things You Might Want to Know: This is Christian fiction with an overt message of faith and forgiveness.



Anonymous said...

I've never read any romantic suspense, but someone said one of the books in my TBR pile fits in the genre, so I guess I'll be trying it soon.

Robin M said...

This book looks really good. Added it to my wish list. Thanks. I finished and posted my interview. Thanks for the fun questions. said...

Nice review!

I really enjoyed Against All Odds. Irene Hannon is like another Dee Henderson!

My one disappointment was the purely physical attraction between the two and some of the descriptions. I found myself saying “oh, come on. This is cheesy.” It rankled me throughout the book to an small extent as well. However, the relationship really developed well throughout the novel – much more in-depth than many characters you find in novels.

I wrote an in-depth review on my own site at


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