Book Review: Oath of Honor

15 Jan

Police officer Isabelle St. John loves her crazy, loud, law-enforcement family. With three brothers and two sisters, she’s never without someone to hang out with –o r fight with. And she knows they’ll be there for her when things get tough. Like when her partner is murdered and she barely escapes with her own life.

Determined to discover exactly what happened, Izzy’s investigation sends her headfirst into a criminal organization, possibly with cops on the payroll — including someone from her own family. With her dead partner’s handsome homicide detective brother Ryan shadowing her every move, Izzy’s head is spinning. How can she secure justice for her partner when doing so could mean sending someone she loves to prison? And how will she guard her heart when the man she’s had a secret crush on for years won’t leave her side?

 

Award-winning, best-selling author, Lynette Eason writes for Harlequin’s Love Inspired Suspense line and for Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group. Her books have hit the CBA and ECPA bestseller lists and have won numerous awards such as the prestigious Carol Award, the Selah, the Daphne, the IRCC award and more. Lynette is married, has two children, and lives in Greenville, SC.

 

My Impressions:

I started the New Year with a bang when I picked up Oath of Honor by Lynette Eason. This romantic suspense novel, the first installment in the Blue Justice series, promises more great reading for Eason’s fans. Fast-paced with an extensive supporting cast that will no doubt headline future novels, this one is a page-turner. Recommended.

Isabelle (Izzy) St. John is part of a huge family who put their money where there mouths are when it comes to fighting crime. Izzy is a police officer and takes her position very seriously. When the unthinkable occurs during a stake-out, Izzy vows to bring to justice those who killed her partner. Izzy, along with detective Ryan Marshall, follows the leads in a race against time to uncover just what really is going on.

Fans of Blue Bloods will love Oath of Honor. The St. John family includes an FBI agent, the Chief of Police, police officers and detectives, a K-9 officer, an attorney, and a surgeon. This novel focuses on Izzy and her twin brother Derek, an undercover policeman and SWAT team member. As stated above, the pace is fast — the action takes place in just a few days, and the stakes are high — an election is jeopardized and people are dying. The facts of the case unfold for the reader as the characters discover them. There are a lot of twists and turns and dangerous situations, and I was never sure just what was going on. I certainly was surprised by the ending! Despite the short timeframe of the book, the romance progressed in a reasonable and believable manner. Izzy and Ryan were friends from childhood and their families were close neighbors — this allowed for a natural growth in their relationship. While I liked Oath of Honor overall, it was a bit daunting keeping up with the many characters. I finally just focused on the main characters. However, I do look forward to more books involving Izzy’s brothers and sisters. I anticipate more edge-of-the-seat stories from the St. John clan.

All in all, I liked Oath of Honor. If you are a fan of action packed romantic suspense, this one is for you.

Recommended.

Audience: adults.

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(Thanks to Revell for a complimentary copy. All opinions expressed are mine alone.)

 

4 Responses to “Book Review: Oath of Honor”

  1. Paula Shreckhise January 15, 2018 at 9:44 am #

    Lynette Eason! YES! I will read anything by her! Can’t wait to read it.

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  2. bellesmoma16 January 15, 2018 at 11:40 am #

    I totally thought of Blue Bloods when I read this! Good review. 😊

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    • rbclibrary January 15, 2018 at 1:28 pm #

      Thanks! And while I don’t especially like Blue Bloods (I think the characters are too angry. All. The. Time), I like the “concept” of it. Eason does a much better job. 😉

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