Thin Ice by Irene Hannon


After losing her parents and her sister, Christy Reed has been mired in grief. Now, life is finally starting to feel normal again—until an envelope addressed in her sister’s handwriting arrives in the mail. And the note inside claims she is still alive. FBI Special Agent Lance McGregor, a former Delta Force operator, is assigned to reopen the case…but he’s coming up with more questions than answers. Is Christy a pawn in a twisted cat-and-mouse game—or the target of a sinister plot? As Lance digs deeper, one thing becomes clear: someone in the shadows has a deadly agenda.from author’s website

Irene Hannon hits another one out of the park! Thin Ice is a riveting book that keeps you on the edge of your seat and makes it hard to put the book down. I felt along with Christy as her world was turned upside down, time after time, with each revelation. Even though I haven’t been in a similar situation, I could still feel along with the guilt and fear Lance carried from the events that happened in his past. I enjoyed the figure skating aspect of Christy’s character and how it played into the plot. I used to figure skate, although not competitively, it immediately made me connect with Christy. This book gets your heart racing while empathizing with the characters.

The Goodbye Bride by Denise Hunter

Goodbye Bride

Lucy Lovett can’t remember the last seven months of her life. She doesn’t remember leaving her fiancé Zac Callahan weeks before their wedding or moving to Portland, Maine. And she sure doesn’t remember getting engaged to another man. All she remembers is loving Zac more than life itself.

Zac was just beginning to get his life back on track after Lucy left him with no explanation. And now she’s back—vulnerable, homeless, and still in love with him. Has he been given a second chance with the only woman who stirs his passion and haunts his dreams?

Lucy knows she must unlock those missing months and discover why she threw everything away. And Zac knows that if he follows his heart he’ll win back the love of his life—but if Lucy’s memory returns, his would-be bride will say good-bye forever. – from author’s website

This is the second book in Denise Hunter’s Summer Harbor series, however, it can be read as a stand-alone. This series follows the Callahan brothers and I enjoyed the banter and relationship between the three of them. I found Zac and Lucy to be very relatable and I was torn between wanting Zac and Lucy to get back together, but also wanting Lucy to get her memories back. In the Christian romance genre, I find that Denise Hunter tries to push the envelope, and includes more make-out scenes than most that I’ve read in the genre. That is no different in this book. The romance between Zac and Lucy is full of passion in multiple ways – through the make-out sessions, but also, when they fight and aren’t getting along. Nonetheless, this book is a nice clean romance with a little fire.