Sunday, May 29, 2011

Toni's Review of If He's Dangerous by Hannah Howell ***3.5 Stars***


Hannah Howell's extraordinary Wherlocke family returns with the story of a passion that will heed no resistance, no matter how deadly. . .

When Lorelei Sundun first finds Sir Argus Wherlocke in her garden, she's never heard of the mysterious Wherlocke clan—or their otherworldly abilities. That changes the moment she watches Argus—the most tantalizing man she's ever seen—disappear before her very eyes. What she's witnessed should be impossible. But so should falling in love with a man she's only just met. . .

Pursued by a madman intent on harnessing the Wherlockes' talents as weapons, Argus meant to seek help from his family, not to involve a duke's lovely daughter in the struggle. But now, the enchanting Lorelei is his only hope for salvation—and the greatest temptation he's ever faced. .

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If He’s Dangerous is the fourth book in the Wherlock Series. The Wherlock’s are a family with many gifts and secrets and pasts they don’t wish to relive.

Where do I start??? Do I love the book? No. Do I like it? Yes. Something was just off for me. I think I expected Argus Wherlocke’s story to be….well something more. In the prior books he was such a strong character. I did not feel his strength in this novel. Yes, there were circumstances that would take away some of that strength, but still it just didn’t do it for me. I had higher hopes for Argus and maybe that was my problem. I loved Argus in prior books and I wanted to really love him in his book.

The heroine was Lorelei Sundun, a daughter of a Duke. She was a lovely lady. Very strong and open minded, something Argus needs, but doesn’t recognize. He knows he wants her, but doesn’t believe he deserves her. Lorelei is from a wonderful family and has an amazing father. She is a well balanced woman, perfect for Argus.

I enjoyed the read, but it was slow. The characters were well written, but the storyline didn’t really grab me. I had no problem finishing it, but would it have kept me up all night? No. That for me is a given for a great book.

Even the villain in this book was lackluster. Argus deserved a stronger adversary. No real mystery in the book.

I’m not sure who or if there will be another book. Most indications from book sites is that the Wherlock Series was to be a trilogy. I do hope that Ms. Howell continues with this wonderful family. While “If He’s Dangerous” was not my favorite novel in the series I would still recommend reading it.

Thanks for reading! - Toni

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