Sunday, January 26, 2014

Book Review - Strait of Hormuz by Davis Bunn

"I have spent my entire adult life training to be a warrior.  To analyze and fight and succeed.  To control risk and battle danger.  And yet there comes a moment when I must go against my training...There is no harder lesson for me to learn than to recognize the moment when I am called to be weak." - Marc Royce

I don't know what it is about me.  I have always been fascinated with the military.  Growing up I read everything I could, fiction and non-fiction, about the military.  I had military pen-pals.  I learned about military bases.  If it weren't for basic training and all the yelling, I might have even enlisted.  For a while there, I thought I was destined to marry someone in the military.  So when Bethany House gave me the opportunity to review this book by Davis Bunn, I jumped at the chance.

I didn't realize that it was a book in a series until I was about two chapters in.  In fact, I just found out that it is actually book 3 in the Marc Royce Adventures.  This is a bit of a bummer for me because now I have to go buy the first two books so I can really get to know hero extraordinaire, Marc Royce, and my TBR pile is so big already.  I guess I'll just have to buckle down and read more. :-)

Now don't get me wrong.  This book can stand alone.  The references that are made to the previous book/s have virtually no impact on the story of this book.  They just explain Marc's past relationships and why he is the way he is.

To me, this is a book for both male and female readers.  Although it does have a wee bit of romance, it is not too much so as to turn off men, and the action scenes are not overly graphic so as to turn off some women who may be a bit more squeamish.  If you normally like action tv shows or movies, then you will more than likely enjoy this book.

I knew this book was a winner when the writing came alive in my head.  I could picture the different scenes in my mind.  The characters, the locations, etc., all drew me in and made pictures in my head. :-)

I thoroughly enjoyed the patriotic theme interwoven with the strong Christian message that Mr. Bunn put into this book and will gladly go back and meet Marc Royce from the beginning.

Go ahead!  Put this on your TBR list. You'll be glad you did.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the Bethany House book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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