Friday, February 5, 2016

Blog Tour: Night Hawk by Lindsay McKenna

Author: Lindsay McKenna
Publisher: Harlequin
Date of publication: December 2015


After losing his comrade, Sergeant Gil Hanford thought a visit to the man’s widow would be the decent way to honor his late friend. But Gil found more than comfort in Kai Tiernan—he had always secretly desired beautiful Kai, but a sudden, mutual passion helped assuage their grief…until duty reared its head, removing him from her arms, seemingly forever.

Four years later, Kai is starting over at the Triple H Ranch in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Born a rancher, she is looking for a new beginning—but her new boss is unforgivably familiar. Kai has tried to move past the memory of what happened between her and Gil, even though she’s never forgiven him for leaving her. But even as they begin their journey toward something new and oh-so-uncertain, a shadow emerges, determined to claim Kai for itself.

Night Hawk is the 10th book in the Jackson Hole series, but it's the first book that I have read.  A good sign of a successful series is when they say a book can be read as a stand alone, they really mean it. I like that I can pick up any book in the series and never feel lost. While references were made to previous books, I never felt out of the loop reading Night Hawk.  It is a good second chance story.  By coincidence, Gil and Kai end up working at the same ranch, years after Gil left Kai without a word.  Now that they are together, can Kai find forgiveness and a happy future?

For the most part, I enjoyed the story,  I think had it been a straight romance, I would have liked it a lot more.  I loved watching Gil and Kai find their way back to each other.  I also liked the peripheral characters in the book.  There was a real sense of family among them that came across as genuine.

As for the suspense part of the book, for me, it was almost like an after thought and really could have been left out. Not enough time was spent on the "suspense" part. the attack toward the end of the book was a bit out of the blue.  I was also confused as to why Gil and Talon wouldn't tell Kai the real reasons for them wanting her to stay away from the bad guy.  If they truly thought she was in danger, why keep it to themselves?  That was just silly.  I also thought that there was a little too much repetition in the book.  How many times did the characters have to speculate on whether or not Sandy and Cass were falling in love?  I would have like to see more of that fall into love instead of hearing about it.

The next book int he series, Out Rider, comes out later this year.  I look forward to checking it out.

About Lindsay McKenna

A U.S. Navy veteran, she was a meteorologist while serving her country. She pioneered the military romance in 1993 with Captive of Fate, Silhouette Special edition.  Her heart and focus is on honoring and showing our military men and women.  Creator of the Wyoming Series and Shadow Warriors series for HQN, she writes emotionally and romantically intense suspense stories. Visit her online at

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Lindsay McKenna’s TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS:
Monday, January 4th: Majorly Delicious
Monday, January 4th: The Sassy Bookster
Wednesday, January 6th: Reading Reality
Friday, January 8th: A Chick Who Reads
Monday, January 11th: Worth Getting in Bed For
Tuesday, January 12th: Bewitched Bookworms
Wednesday, January 13th: Mignon Mykel Reviews
Friday, January 15th: Read Love Blog
Monday, January 18th: Romantic Reads and Such
Wednesday, January 20th: Book Reviews & More by Kathy
Thursday, January 21st: Life is Story
Friday, January 22nd: Raven Haired Girl
Monday, January 25th: What I’m Reading
Wednesday, January 27th: Bibliotica
Thursday, January 28th: Books a la Mode
Friday, January 29th: Black ‘n Gold Girls Book Spot
Tuesday, February 2nd: It’s A Reading Thing – Cover breakdown
Friday, February 5th: From the TBR Pile

1 comment:

Heather J @ TLC Book Tours said...

Thanks for being a part of the tour!