Friday, October 12, 2012

Bookshelf Friday - When A Heart Stops by Lynette Eason

This is not the first Lynette Eason book I've reviewed. It's also not the first in this series. But I gotta say, it's one of my favorites! And it's made me oh-so-curious of what exactly goes on in Lynette's head...the woman comes up with some crazy-good story lines. Here's a blurb:

Spunky and outgoing, nothing much bothers medical examiner Serena Hopkins--except for the thought of falling in love again. But when a serial killer is picking off her former classmates, Serena's life becomes intertwined with her old high school crush, FBI agent Dominic Allen. Is the secret she's keeping putting her next on the killer's hit list? Can she trust Dominic with the truth before it's too late?
Now, if you've read Lynette's Women of Justice series, you'll already know Serena. She snuck into this series too and finally has her own book. Maybe having to wait so long to have her front and center is one of the reasons I so loved this book. Maybe it's that it's such a clever plot. Maybe it was the great chemistry between Serena and Dominic. Or maybe it's simply because I like the way Lynette writes: clean, fast-paced romantic suspense. One thing is for sure--it was a great read.

I do have to warn you though. Unlike her Women of Justice series, this series is one you'd benefit from reading in order. The first book in this group is When the Smoke Clears, and it ends on a cliff-hanger. So now would be a perfect time to read it because you can go straight into When a Heart Stops without having to wait eight agonizing months. Beware though, while this book has some endings tied, there is still a cliff-hanger at the end. I kinda like it...that hanging on the edge definitely has me waiting for the final book.

Happy reading this weekend!


  1. OKay, I've said this before and I cannot believe I haven't rectified it yet--I've not read a Lynette Eason book yet. Ahhh. Must fix that! Thanks for the review!

  2. I've heard so many great things about Lynette's books, and I, like Melissa, haven't ever read her! I've never read Francine Rivers either. I've got to order their books!!

  3. Both you ladies - go pick one up! And Jill, Atonement Child is my favorite book of Rivers, one of my favorite all-time books actually. Redeeming Love is great too!

  4. I can't believe Tagg and Jill hasn't read a Lynette book! I just finished this one and I like the cliff hanger endings too! :)

  5. I'm not a fan of cliff hangers, but I am a huge fan of Lynette Eason. When A Heart Stops is on my kindle, but my review commitments have pushed other books ahead. I must remedy that. Thanks for sharing your review, Susan. Enjoy a Son-filled weekend. :-)

  6. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this one, Susan! As you know, I'm reading this one now -- it's very good!

    Hope you have a great weekend!