Today’s Book of the Day is a highly rated Romantic Suspense novel by Barbara Phinney. Hard Target has an excellent 4.4 star rating and is only $3.99!
“This novel would make a fantastic action movie. It is very fast paced and the story is so exciting. I amazed at Ms. Phinney’s ability to keep up that constant momentum. Barbara has written a novel that will appeal to both male and female audiences.” April A. – Amazon Reviewer
by Barbara Phinney
Rating: 4.4 Stars
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Under siege, her life and her heart…
Sgt. Dawna Atkinson has worked hard for her South American embassy posting. She’d also taken the blame for a shared indiscretion with her instructor, Tay Hastings. But when her embassy is bombed, she comes under the microscope all the more. Worse still, her unit sends Tay to search for any mistakes she’s making.
Things go from bad to worse when a sniper tries to eliminate both Dawna and Tay within hours of Tay’s arrival. Tay had tried to take the blame for that one night of passion, but when that failed, he quit his instructor’s post. But circumstances force him not to reveal any of this.
Dawna has her own secrets. She inwardly questions if Tay is somehow linked to the sniper, who later is discovered murdered. Did Tay panic when the sniper called Dawna and promised to reveal all to her?
As the investigation heats up, and danger lurks around every crowded corner, Dawna and Tay find their relationship is also heating up. And with a killer who can create bombs, use a sniper rifle, and poison the embassy staff, Dawna must set aside her hurt or risk many lives. And Tay must set aside the distrust deep within him.
What Dawna and Tay can’t set aside is their growing attraction. And that may just get them both killed.
Here’s what the reviewers have to say:
Barbara Phinney really knows how to tell a story! She combines romance and suspense/mystery very deftly, and the pacing just carries you forward. This one kept me guessing all the way. Very atmospheric, too, and the details ground you wonderfully. It’s almost like being there.
I like books that keep you turning the pages, and Barbara Phinney gets five stars for the wonderful suspenseful pace she set in Hard Target. Also loved the detailed descriptions of South America. All that and a romance as well! I’ll definitely be buying more of Phinney’s books.
Phinney has penned another gripping romantic suspense that kept me on the edge of my seat. Delightful, intense story. Well done!
This novel would make a fantastic action movie. It is very fast paced and the story is so exciting. I amazed at Ms. Phinney’s ability to keep up that constant momentum. Throughout this story the action is non stop. The fantastic plot will keep you guessing and the imagery is so vivid that I was transported into South America. Barbara has written a novel that will appeal to both male and female audiences.
Barbara Phinney sure knows how to capture your attention. This is a fast paced book. You will love it if you like suspense and espionage.
Get Hard Target here: Hard Target
About The Author
Barbara Phinney retired from the military to raise her two children and soon turned her creativity toward writing. That’s when she asked herself, what was the hardest genre to write? Romance. Nearly twenty years later, she’s published in that genre, going on to final in several contests and take the plunge into the self-publishing pool, with Deadly Trust, set in the shadow of the bridge to Prince Edward Island, on the warm beaches that inspire her. Barbara lives in Eastern Canada with her husband, several barn cats and some chickens. Her own brood has flown the coop. She also writes sci-fi romances under the name of Georgina Lee.
Thank you for considering today’s Book Of The Day – Barbara Phinneyand ENT appreciate it.