Review: An Opportunity for Redemption (Haven Security #2) by Donna Gallagher

April 20, 2015 Review 0

Review: An Opportunity for Redemption (Haven Security #2) by Donna Gallagher

She kept his son a secret for years—she should pay for her deceit. Instead, he’s fighting the urge to drag her back into his arms—and bed.

When ex-commando—and now owner of Haven Security—Nathan Haven discovers he has a son, it’s enough of a kick to the gut. Learning at the same time that this child he’s never met is losing the battle with leukemia—the last straw. He vows to make Rebecca Hammerton regret her decision to keep his son a secret from him. But first he is going to do everything in his power to help defeat the disease that threatens his boy’s life. Then he will deal with the woman that walked away from him seven years ago without so much as a by your leave, turning his heart to stone.

He just has to suppress the constant urge to drag the damn sexy heartbreaker back into his arms—and his bed—first.

Reader Advisory: This book contains scenes of kidnap.

Title: An Opportunity for Redemption
Author: Donna Gallagher
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: An Opportunity Seized
Series: Haven Security #2
Other books in this series that we've reviewed: An Opportunity Seized
Published by Totally Bound
Source: Publisher
Published: April 3, 2015
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Romantic Suspense
Pages: 110
See the title at Goodreads
Purchase your copy: Visit the Author's Website

Stars: three-half-stars
Flames: three-flames
Bailey Bradford

This is a second book in the Haven Security series.  We met Nathan, the head of the security company, in the first book An Opportunity Seized.   I wasn’t too sure I liked Nathan in that book.  He was very brusque and all business.  But, he was interesting enough for me to want to read his story.

The story opens with Nathan receiving an email from his ex-fiancé – the woman who devastated his heart and killed all his trust in the opposite sex.  Her son needs his help.  Wait a minute!  Her son?  Age is right and the boy looks just like Nathan.  Why didn’t she ever tell him?  Did I mention trust a bit ago?  At this point, the one amazing thing I can say about Nathan, other than his obviously fantastic good looks because he is the hero after all, is that he has surrounded himself with a bunch of guys who are “family.”  This I get, and a guy can’t be all bad if he engenders this type of loyalty.

Rebecca/Bec is tired.  She has been dealing with raising a son alone for seven long years.  For the last couple he has been sick and needs a bone marrow transplant.  In other words, he needs his father.  A father that she neglected to tell about a son.  There are some real issues here that need to be overcome before there can be a hea.

Both individuals had grown and gotten over themselves in the past seven year.  They did some good stuff in the growing department but . . . Why does there always have to be a but? *grin* Why is it so very hard for people to actually communicate?  So many have to hold something back.  It isn’t the time.  Or there is fear of rejection.  Lack of communication always seems to be the big conflict.  Fortunately, they do figure it out.  Of course, that happens after some suspense causes a big scare.  *sigh*

Overall, this was a decent story.  Characters were well developed.  Story moved along at a decent pace.  There was a decent mix of romance, action and suspense.  Being an arrogant American I assumed (you know what that spells, right?) that this took place in the US so was a bit lost when the obvious Australian lingo showed up.  Once I realized my head was in the wrong country, things then made so much more sense for me.  This clarification came when I read the author bio at the end of the book and was reminded that she is an Aussy. *light bulb moment* I don’t think a location was actually ever given for the story.  Unfortunately.  That lack of location caused me some issues.  Imagine my relief when I realized my head was on the wrong continent.  Whew!

For those who haven’t read An Opportunity Seized, don’t worry.  This reads well as a stand-alone.  Although Toni and Jason are secondary characters in this story, knowing their story is not necessary to this story.  That being said, I was pleased to see them and that they were doing well.

For those of you who like the ex-special-forces-with-security-company trope, this is a read for you.  Just remember, this takes place in Australia so you aren’t scratching your head when they take the “lift,” eat “biscuits,” and all their buddies are “mates.”  Although, that maybe another good reason for you to read this.  Those hot Aussies!

Romance Review

Comments are closed.