Monday, March 11, 2013

Review: No Turning Back

Reviewed by Allison
Helenkay Dimon's new romantic series, the Hanover Brothers, is going to be a huge hit. In this book, she weaves the story of Leah Baron, a woman who, for her entire childhood, was taught by her father that Charlie Hanover is the devil incarnate by way of conman and that his sons are no better. So, when she meets Declan Hanover, Charlie's second son, sparks fly - but definitely not in the way she expected!

What I loved most about this story was 1) Declan and 2) the intrigue and town age old mystery with a twist. Declan has been haunted by his father's terrible reputation his entire life. Threatening phone calls and misguided notions about he and his family are par for the course, unfortunately. However, he learns how to rise above it (with a little military help) and is ready to find a real home when he gets the opportunity to come back to Sweetwater, Oregon, after his grandmother passes away and leaves the house to him and his brothers.

The motivation in this story is Leah trying to keep her dad calm and attempt to buy the Hanover brothers out then chase them straight out of town. Things obviously don't go as planned. The relationship between Leah and Declan was really interesting to see play out, especially with how hard she tried to fight it. (There may have been some scenes where I wanted to smack her) and the twist at the end - you got me, Ms. Dimon! I did NOT see that one coming!

Although I loved the complication, I think the biggest surprise to me in the end was definitely Callen Hanover. He didn't surface until midway through but was a very strong and important character by the end. The brothers' interactions were so much fun to read, I can't wait to get to know the rest of them!

If you enjoy a well written story filled with a gossipy town, a trio of scorned but sexy brothers, and a heroine who does some honest to goodness growing up - you've found your next read! Enjoy!

Grade: B+

*ARC provided by author for review

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No Turning Back
by HelenKay Dimon
Release Date: March 19, 2013
Publisher: Penguin

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