Acceptable Risk, the second book in the Danger Never Sleeps series. Author Lynette Eason is relatively new to me, but after reading Collateral Damage, I was excited to read her latest book.
Journalist Sarah Denning is stationed in Afghanistan, where she was kidnapped along with children from the school where she had been teaching. Desperate, Sarah attempted to send an SOS message for help. That help comes through former Army Ranger Gavin Black who has been hired by Sarah’s father, Lieutenant General Lewis Denning. If she had known who had sent the help, she might have tried something different. When Sarah is back stateside and recovering, Gavin remains by her side to protect her from unknown threats that keep on coming.
Acceptable Risk is a fast-paced book, packed with action from the get-go. My favorite character was Gavin Black, a kind, decent, caring, brave man who will do whatever it takes to protect Sarah. I liked Sarah’s brother Caden, who was introduced to readers in the first book.
What I struggled with the character of Sarah Denning. That character had a lot of anger and bitterness toward her father, which got old real quick. It seemed like every decision she made was to spite and hurt her father for perceived wrongs. So much so that she was willing to dismiss anyone who believed differently. Ninety percent of the book Sarah was bullheaded, arrogant, a know it all and ready to put herself and anyone else at risk for what she deemed an acceptable risk. There was nothing about this character that reflected her being a Christian. This character’s personality flaws outweighed her good qualities like being diligent and persevering to uncover the truth. One other thing I didn’t care for was that Sarah was always feeling like the victim. But she never seemed to connect that some of what happened to her was because of choices she had made that put herself (and others) in danger.
Factoring out my dislike of Sarah, I did like this book because of the other characters and thought the storyline was interesting. The ending was a bit over the top and not very realistic or logical.
If you are a Lynette Eason fan or like action-packed suspense with a little romance, you may want to read Acceptable Risk by Lynette Eason.
I would like to thank Revell Publishing and NetGalley for the opportunity to read Acceptable Risk by Lynette Eason. I was provided with a complimentary copy of the book and was under no obligation to give a favorable review.