It’s Sunday Post time! This is hosted by the lovely Caffeinated Book Reviewer and gives us all a chance to recap our week.
This Sunday I’m wrapping up with some exciting news, a book review and quick run through of what’s been featured here on Alternative-Read.com.
First a review below by Elise Cooper, which features Don’t Look Back by Dawn Ryder finally ending the “Unbroken Heroes Series” with a bang.
Don’t Look Back
(Unbroken Heroes #6)
In DON’T LOOK BACK by Dawn Ryer, she is the only woman worth fighting – or dying – for…
Shadow Ops Agent Thais Sinclair has sworn off falling in love for good. It’s what’s kept her calculated, steady, and on-task in a world dominated by men. She needs nothing and no one but her own wits and strength to guide her. But when she’s slated to shadow the one man who could reveal their entire operation, all bets are off.
Dunn Bateson, illegitimate son of a Southern debutante, has always had to fight harder than the rest to get what he wants. Now, the last thing he needs is Thais following his every move. She is so strong, sly, seductive. . . No woman has ever captivated him so completely. Thais may only have room for her mission in her heart, but is Dunn up to the challenge of showing her that she’s worth every risk he is willing to take?
Don’t Look Back by Dawn Ryder ends the “Unbroken Heroes Series” with a bang. This suspenseful story is full of political intrigue that started six books ago. The plot relies heavily on events from previous books in the series, basically wrapping up the loose ends of those operatives in the covert organization Shadow Ops.
“I wanted the Shadow Ops team to take on messy cases. They understand absolute power corrupts absolutely. They see how ambition can be a credit to someone, but it can also be its Achilles heel. It can bring out the best in a person or the absolute worst.” This becomes evident after Heiress Miranda Delacroix Ryland decides to run for Congress. She becomes the assassination target of a corrupt politician, Carl Davis, aiming to be the next commander-in-chief.”
Ryder feels that Miranda grew up “in a different time for women. She basically had to be and do what her parents wanted. Unfortunately, for her she fell in love with the wrong man as far as they were concerned. She left him because her family would have ruined his family. In this book, she is finally coming into her own, stepping up to become her own entity.”
The Shadow Ops team that includes her son-in-law, Vitus Hale must protect her. Another key member of the team is Thais Sinclair, who learned long ago not to trust men, and instead focuses all of her energy on her job as a Shadow Ops agent. Her newest assignment has her tailing Dunn Bateson, Miranda’s illegitimate son. He becomes a contractor for the team, who needs him and his resources for one all-important mission of keeping his mother safe. Thais will need her wits and strength to guide her and keep Dunn in line until Davis can be flushed out.
Sinclair is beautiful, strong, cool, calculating, and intelligent, someone who works alone within the mostly male dominated team. Thais has honed in on her ability to take care of herself ever since she eliminated her horrible abusive husband. To complete a mission, she has been known to use her seductive skills, which Dunn finds very infuriating.
Dunn Bateson is the illegitimate son of an American political family. Raised by his Scottish father he understood that his mother was forced to give him up to save his father from character assassination. Charismatic, energetic, and a recluse, he has fallen head over heels for Thais. The pushback between them was entertaining, each determined to stand their ground and not get burned.
“I wrote the relationship between Dunn and Thais because both find they can help each other. He does outmaneuver her because he likes her to notice his actions. She finds interacting with him exciting and dangerous. I think he likes to press into her personal space to make her aware of him. While she tries to keep her emotions in check, he shows her his faithfulness, trustfulness, kindness, and protectiveness.”
Readers will be captivated by the characters and their interactions. Entwining political ambitions, danger, thrill, deceit, action and romance, Ryder is able to create a gripping storyline.
Previous posts here on Alternative-Read.com include…
- #SaturdaySpotlight Interview with author Wendy Walker
- #BlogTour featuring The Coordinates of Loss, the latest book by Amanda Prowse, and my review.
- The Cornish Retribution by Amanda James #review and #blogtour
- #TuesdayThoughts #TalkTuesday #Interview with author @JanDrexler #TeaserTuesday #TuesdayBookBlog
- HOME #BlogTour with #author Keren Hughes #AltRead @Keren_Hughes @BVSBooks + INTL Giveaway!
- Sassy’s #MondaySpotlight #Author Kyle Mills @KyleMillsAuthor #MondayBlogs
- Unveiling a new cover! Book 2 of The McKay Series by W.L. Brooks! @bookunleashed
And finally, my exciting news is how last week I discovered my book blog had made the Top 100 UK book blogs listing on Feedspot. Exiting news! So thank you to everyone who has supported me here, and also a big thanks to Elise Cooper for her fantastic contributions. I couldn’t do this alone. 🙂 Funny story, something I have discovered about myself. I’m so happy to shout out about authors and promote them to the world shamelessly, but when it comes to blowing my own trumpet I go a little shy lol I’m not finding this post very easy…
How has your week been? Which book have you reviewed lately?
Do share your links below and I’ll pay you a visit! Happy Sunday! Hope you have a fantastic day x
17 thoughts on “Don’t Look Back by Dawn Ryder #REVIEW #SundayFunday Wrap Up”
Great review. I’m always excited to finish a series but also kind of sad. I’ miss the characters:) And congratulations on the awesome blog award! So cool!
Thanks!!! Yes, there’s nothing like coming to the end of a series, and yet, it is also very sad. These characters become a part of our lives, sometimes for quite a while!
Congrats on the award! That’s awesome. I’m one of those people who’s always stuck in the middle of like 20 series simultaneously, so finishing a series for the most part is remarkably satisfying for me. 🙂
Thank you, Trisha! Yes, I can totally understand where you’re coming from there! Have a lovely weekend and a good week ahead!
Congrats on the award, and enjoy basking in it!
I do love finishing a series, too. I have a book that is the seventh and last in a favorite series with a character I love: Nicci French’s Frieda Klein novels.
Enjoy your week, and thanks for visiting my blog.
Actually, it’s the EIGHTH and final book in the series.
Thank you! And you’re most welcome!
Congrats on the Top 100 listing! That’s awesome!! Good for you. 🙂
Wendy Walker sounds really familiar, I think I may have read something by her. Will have to go look at that post.
Thanks, Greg! Yes – you may have heard All Is Not Forgotten, or Emma in the Night. 🙂
Congrats on being in the top 100 UK blogs!
Thank you, Stormi!
Congrats on your award! That’s so exciting.
Congrats on your award! That’s so exciting.
That’s a huge news 🙂 Congratulations on being in the top 100 list. It always feels good to be appreciated for the work your doing.
Thank you so much!
Love your review. This is definitely a series I’ll have to check out.