Jul 27, 2015

Daughter of Valor by Emily Mims Review

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TITLE – Daughter of Valor
SERIES – Texas Hill Country Series
AUTHOR – Emily Mims
GENRE – Romantic suspense
LENGTH (Pages/# Words) – 332 pages, 99,500 words
PUBLISHER – Boroughs Publishing Group
COVER ARTIST – Boroughs Publishing Group Art Department
Daughter of Valor

Wounded war hero Holly Riley has come home to the lake shore community of Heaven’s Point to recover from her injuries and build a new life for herself with her band of fellow wounded warriors. Temporarily employed as a nanny by charismatic Congressional candidate and neighbor Jimmy Adamcik, Holly and Jimmy quickly begin to care for one another in spite of Holly’s distrust of politics. But Jimmy finds himself sucked deeper and deeper into the seamy side of the political process, and an old enemy from Jimmy’s past targets Holly’s soldiers one by one. Will Jimmy and Holly’s love survive the double onslaught-or will they be the final target of their unknown enemy’s rage?

So I am very much into military romance and when I saw the blub for this book that is a military romance WITH A NANNY!! Well I just jumped at the chance to read it, but I will warn you, this book is intense!
As the daughter of a political fundraising machine, Holly shies away from politics; Holly enters the military life instead. But after an ambush that leaves her injured, Holly is back and looking for a job. So when her Judge Uncle tells her that one of the town’s attorneys is looking for a nanny, she jumps at the chance.
Jimmy needs a nanny, and he manages to find one in holly. Everyone is happy, until his run for office interferes in his relationship with Holly, especially when she feels he has sold out her beliefs, in order to get elected.
But now that is not just the only thing that is threatening Holly and Jimmy’s happiness. Someone is killing and hurting people and trying to implicate Jimmy! Will they be able to stop this murder before it too late and will Jimmy and Holly find their way back to each other.
When I said this book was intense, that is clearly an understatement! At times it was SO overwhelming and confusing, that I had to walk away and come back later. I do find the writing smooth and detailed BUT I found the plot, confusing and easy to get lot in the storyline.
I give Daughter of Valor 7 out of 10.

Jimmy took one look at Holly’s face and ushered her in grimly. “They decided to support Navarro, didn’t they?” he demanded tersely. “I tried to get them to change their minds,” she said quietly. “I’m sorry.” “You’re sorry?” he demanded incredulously. “You and your buddies are going to embarrass the hell out of my campaign and you’re sorry? May I be so bold as to ask what made them throw their support to Navarro?” “Jimmy, get real,” she shot back. “You have platitudes. He has a plan.” He flinched. “So they realize the position I’m in with your mother and her buddies?” “That’s part of the problem,” she admitted. “They feel like you won’t have the freedom to represent their best interests and Navarro will.” “Why didn’t you fight them?” he asked. “Why are you just going along with what they’re doing to me?” Holly was silent for a moment. “Because if I weren’t involved with you, I would be doing exactly what they are. And as much as I hate to admit it, I think Alex Navarro would be light years better for me and my soldiers than you would.” “Oh, really? Then your buddies can take a hike and you can go with them,” he said angrily. It was Holly’s turn to flinch. “If that’s how you feel I will most certainly be taking that hike. But first I’m going to tell you to your face that you are a hypocrite of the highest order. Yes, you are,” she said when he started to object. “You expect me to separate my feelings for you from my work with the soldiers. You expect them to understand when you would rather brown-nose my mother and her supporters for their money than support them. And then you act like a spoiled brat when my soldiers throw their support to the candidate who might actually do something for them. That, my friend, is hypocritical.” She jerked open the front door and turned back around. “You know, Jimmy, an election isn’t just about money,” she said softly, “it’s about votes. And if you run off all your votes chasing the money, you’re going to lose the election, no matter how much money mom’s cronies put into your coffers.”

The author of twenty romance novels, Emily Mims combined her writing career with a career in public education until leaving the classroom to write full time. The mother of two sons, she and her husband split their time between central Texas and eastern Tennessee. For relaxation she plays the piano, organ, dulcimer and ukulele. She says, “I love to write romances because I believe in them. Romance happened to me and it can happen to any woman-if she’ll just let it.”

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1 comment :

  1. Thank you for the wonderful review and for participating in the Tour. Victoria at My Family's Heart