Friday, February 17, 2012

Bookshelf Friday - When the Smoke Clears by Lynette Eason

Lynette has started a new series called Deadly Reunions, and I love that she brought along a character from the Women of Justice series - Serena Hopkins. Only we don't get Serena's story quite yet. She's a friend of the main character, Alexia Allen.

In When the Smoke Clears, Alexia returns home after ten years and danger follows her. We're kept in suspense over why someone is after her, only getting little pieces along the way as Alexia discovers them along with Hunter Graham--the handsome detective and old friend who is helping her. This is one of the reasons I love Lynette Eason books. She does a great job of balancing the romance with the suspense and keeps you on the edge of your seat for the entire book. The story starts off at a fast pace and keeps it up, and offers a lot of twists and turns along the way. Oh--and a cliff-hanger of an ending. Cliff-hanger as in you will not want to wait until fall for the next book to come out. But you have to. You got no choice people!

Here's a blurb:

As a member of the North Cascades Smokejumpers, Alexia Allen always takes care of the equipment that keeps her safe. So when she nearly dies in a fire due to equipment failure, she knows something is up. Ordered to take time off while the investigation continues, Alexia makes a last-minute decision to recuperate at her mother's home and attend her high school reunion. Yet trouble seems to be following her, and within hours of arriving home she's involved with murder, arson--and a handsome detective. But the conflicts ahead are nothing compared to the ghosts of her past. As she strives to remember and forgive her family history, she must also decide if the secret she's been guarding for the last ten years must finally come to light.

Chock-full of the suspense and romantic tension readers have come to expect from Lynette Eason, When the Smoke Clears is the explosive first book in the Deadly Reunions series.

If you enjoy fast-paced books that keep you guessing, you'll love When the Smoke Clears.


  1. Ooh, that book sounds like a must-read. I love your recommendations!

  2. I'm reading this one, too, Susan! And I'm loving it! It's my first book by Lynette Eason, and I look forward to reading the rest of her books. Have you read all of the others?

  3. I've read most of her stuff - I really like her books. Hope you enjoy it too!