Tuesday, July 21, 2015

REVIEW: Jannine Gallant's Every Step She Takes

Title: Every Step She Takes
Author: Jannine Gallant
Publisher: Lyrical Press
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Format: Kindle/Paperback

You can run from the past, but you can’t hide . . .
Tough as nails, no nonsense San Francisco reporter Grace Hanover will do anything to cover the story of the decade—and her career. Having survived a painful past, she’s learned never to let anything stand in her way. Even if it means following a key witness into the Alaskan wilderness, and partnering with Travis Barnett, a former Navy SEAL turned PI who’s working for the Feds, and who would love to bring in Grace’s witness before she can get her story. But together in the wilderness, they’ll each have to put aside their differences and trust one another if they want to survive.

Because someone from Grace’s past is watching, waiting for just the right moment. Every step Grace takes draws her deeper into the line of fire, and into the hands of a killer…


I took a few months away from book reviewing, but this book, Every Step She Takes by Jannine Gallant has pulled me back in and rekindled my love reviewing. I absolutely fell in love with this book from the first sentence. This is the second book in the Who's Watching Now series. I hadn't read the first book, Every Move She Makes, but I've purchased it. I can't wait for third book to be released, Every Vow She Breaks in March 2016.

I love a strong romantic suspense story where the heroine is strong, independent, and while the hero does save her, she could do it herself, too. This book fits exactly what I desire in the genre. The characters, Grace and Travis were strong characters with believable pasts that really motivate and sculpt their characters. The characters are lifelike and easy to invest in and root for.  The action and suspense in this book was five star, along with the romance theme which was sexy. This was a quick read as it took me one night to read front to back.

I enjoyed the actual writing. Miss Gallant's writing voice is easy to follow and is the perfect mix of description and story. The dialogue is sharp and realistic. The setting and description are woven through the story to create strong mental pictures.

As I mentioned above, this is a series, Who's Watching Now, but I hadn't read the first book. I didn't feel lost or have any confusion without reading the first book. This was a great standalone, although I am intrigued and excited to read the first book and the third book when it releases.

If you are looking for a strong romantic suspense with lots of conflict, sexiness, and great writing, then I'd recommend you pick up this book. 

Every Step She Takes is available for order at  Amazon, B&N,  Kobo and Google Play

Write about what you know. I’ve taken this advice to heart, creating characters who live in small towns and plots that unfold in the great outdoors. I grew up in Gasquet, a tiny town in Northern California, where as kids we swam in the river, ran wild in the woods, and rode our bikes every-where we wanted to go. Now I live in Tahoe City with my husband, two daughters, and dog, Ginger. When I’m not busy writing or being a full time mom, I enjoy taking Ginger for hikes in the woods around our home. Whether I’m writing romantic suspense, contemporary, or historical romance, I try to bring the beauty of nature to my stories.I graduated from U.C. Davis with a double major in history and creative writing. Though I’ve worked in both the restaurant and ski industries, I never wanted to be anything but a writer. After many years of pursuing my passion, I’ve finally achieved success, proof positive that dreams do come true!

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for taking the time to review my book. I'm happy to hear you enjoyed Travis and Grace's story!