I’ve enjoyed Irene Hannon’s stories for years, but somehow I missed the Men of Valor series. Tangled Webs is the third of that trilogy about the 3 McGregor brothers. I read it as a stand alone without knowing about the first 2 and it is fine that way.
Bottom line: It was good. I enjoyed it, but it wasn’t as edgy as I was expecting – especially after reading the prologue. Nothing wrong with that; just felt like it should be part of my review.
The characters are well done. They feel real and true to life. The heroine, Dana, grows stronger throughout the story. I think she handles her situation well. She was just minding her own business, trying to recover from a bad time physically and emotionally when she unknowingly gets between 2 men and their illegal activities.
The hero, Finn, is also trying to recover. He had to leave the Army Rangers because of injury, so he’s also dealing with physical and emotional problems. While it felt like Dana grew stronger; it felt like Finn recovered to his normal self.
I like the idea of going to a cabin in the woods to heal/recover like Dana and Finn do. It is neat to read about Dana’s work as an editor and how she handled working remotely. I totally understand and live the pressure of wanting to do other things but needing to work.
The voice of the book switches between Dana, Finn, and the villains. Yes, there are villains plural; but one you feel sorrow for, and the second anger. We get to know the villains plans ahead of the main characters.
The supporting characters are great. There’s the normal small town folks, the hero’s brothers, and some people that cause stress. Even though Dana’s grandparents are not alive during the time of the story I felt like I got to know them through her memories.
There’s not much religion at all. God and prayer are referenced but not discussed. It’s still a “clean” story.
If you like Irene Hannon I recommend reading this one as well. If you’ve read the other Men of Valor books I’m sure you’ll want to finish out the trilogy with Tangled Webs.
Do you have a favorite Irene Hannon book?
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