Friday, January 28, 2011

Book Review & Giveaway - Fatal Judgment by Irene Hannon

In case you are new around here, I will let you in on a little secret. I love to read. If they had a 12 step group for book addicts, my husband would have forced me to join years ago. He finally told me with our last move that he refused to ever pack another book. Thank goodness for my Kindle

I have been a fan of Irene Hannon for a few years so when I saw her book available for a blog tour, I couldn't wait to sign up. I was not disappointed and I think she just keeps getting better. From the first page, Fatal Judgment had me hooked!

 From the publisher:
Fatal Judgment (Guardians of Justice, Book 1)U.S. Marshal Jake Taylor has seen plenty of action during his years in law enforcement. But he'd rather go back to Iraq than face his next assignment: protection detail for federal judge Liz Michaels. His feelings toward the coldhearted workaholic haven't warmed in the five years since she drove her husband--and Jake's best friend--to despair . . . and possible suicide. 

As the danger mounts and Jake gets to know Liz better, he's forced to revise his opinion of her. And when it becomes clear that an unknown enemy may want her dead, the stakes are raised. Because now both her life--and his heart--are in danger. 

One thing I love about about Irene Hannon's books are her characters. Jake Taylor does not disappoint as the strong, secretive, handsome hero (isn't that why we women read books anyway?). As a federal judge, Liz Michaels is not your typical simpering female either and I appreciate that. Both make you want to like them from the beginning.

The entire story is well thought out and details thoroughly researched. It is full of twists and turns, yet none so unbelievable that they couldn't happen in real life. Fatal Judgment is definitely a book that will keep you turning the pages and (if you are like me) staying up way too late to see how it ends.

I cannot wait for the next book in the Guardians of Justice series. I am sure it will be just as good, if not better than the first! 

Fatal Judgment is available January 2011 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.

And don't miss Against All Odds by Irene Hannon, currently free for Kindle (or other reading app).

Now for the contest!

How to enter:
1. Main entry - Leave a comment answering the following questions: Do you stay up too late when reading a book because you hate to put it down? What was the last book that kept you up 'til the wee hours?

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Contest will end Friday, 2/4/11, at 10:00 pm CST and the winner will be chosen by a random number generator.

Winner will be mailed a copy of Irene Hannon’s Fatal Judgment via media mail.

*Fine Print: I was provided with a complimentary copy of this book for review purposes. The opinions expressed are all mine and I was not required to give a positive review.

I hope you win ;0)



  1. Yup, I like to stay up late reading. It usually only happens when DH isn't around...there is an upside to duty days! I don't actually remember the last one that kept me up, but I think it was The Hunger Games Trilogy...all three of them!

  2. Athena: Thank you for the great review of my latest book. And do watch for Book 2, Deadly Pursuit, coming in September. It features Jake's sister, Alison.

  3. I have serious issues with not being able to put books down. When I was reading "Sing" by Lisa Tawn Bergren, I stayed up until 3am one night. I don't know how I made it through the next day.

  4. New follower on GFC!

    I've never heard of this writer and am always looking for book suggestions!

  5. I stay up all the time reading books, way later than I should, when I have to be up way too early with my two little ones! LOL! The last book I read was not that long ago. It was the Immortal's Series by Alyson Noel. It was such an easy read that I was flying through it and I was sooooo close to the end that I just had to stay up and finish it and find out what happened!! LOL

  6. I try not to start reading after 10pm, because I will get hooked. Last night I stayed up too long reading The Justice Game - one of the books you posted a while back. Great book!