Today we are celebrating the release of HANNAH (Silicon Valley Billionaires, #3) by Leigh James with my review of this book. Hannah is the most recent release from Jack’s House Publishing, but in preparation for this tour stop, I read the entire series, and will also feature my reviews of those previous installments today. Check out the links below and grab your copy now!
HANNAH (Silicon Valley Billionaires, #3) by Leigh James
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Before She Can Put the Past Away…There’s Hell to Pay.
Hannah Taylor—the bright, bubbly publicity director of Silicon Valley’s celebrated startup Paragon Laboratories—was kidnapped and beaten. Her bodyguard-boyfriend, Wesley Eden, was shot right in front of her. The responsible party? None other than Chinese mogul Li Na Zhao, who’ll stop at nothing to steal Paragon’s blockbuster biotechnology from Hannah’s CEO sister Lauren.
Now, Wesley and Hannah are back home and on the mend. Their relationship is tested as Wesley struggles to recover, and Hannah, fueled by the injustice of Li Na’s actions, is out for retribution while refusing to acknowledge the PTSD she’s grappling with from her kidnapping. Convinced that Hannah is hiding the truth about her captivity, Wes is determined to find out what really happened while Li Na had Hannah.
Out to protect her loved ones, Hannah is hell-bent on finally taking Li Na down, especially after she discovers that Paragon isn’t the only Silicon Valley company in Li Na’s crosshairs. Naturally, the ethically challenged Chinese CEO likes her position on top and refuses to give up without a fight…
But Li Na hasn’t grappled with Hannah Taylor when she’s bent on revenge.
I went and carefully wrapped my arms around him. I sighed in relief as I pressed my face against his chest, feeling his muscles surround me. I inhaled, relishing his familiar scent—a mixture of something manly (and testosterone-y) and clean laundry. Yum. “Hi.”
“Hey, babe. You’re home earlier than I expected.”
I leaned up on my tiptoes and kissed his nose. “I missed you. Seven hours away was long enough.”
Wes grinned, causing a familiar tug in my belly.
“It’s good to see you.” He took my face in his hands, his lips hungrily meeting mine. I wrapped my arms around his neck, clinging to him and molding my body against his. Our tongues connected, and I almost moaned. Luckily, I remembered myself…and all the other people in the room.
We pulled apart, Wes giving me the crooked grin I loved. “Oops.” But he didn’t sound sorry. The erection straining out toward me didn’t look too apologetic, either.
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LAUREN (Silicon Valley Billionaires, #1) — CURRENTLY .99 CENTS!
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GABE (Silicon Valley Billionaires, #2)
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Leigh James is an author of contemporary romance and romantic suspense. She is a vocal lover of strapping alpha males in movies, books and real life, which makes her three kids roll their eyes and makes her husband feel appreciated.
When she’s not writing, you can usually find her reading or watching Outlander, Game of Thrones, and Vikings (see penchant for alpha males, above). She has a degree in journalism from the University of New Hampshire, which is good for deadlines and word counts, and a law degree from Suffolk University with a Concentration in High Technology Law, which is helpful when writing about sexy tech billionaires with legal woes.
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Trea’s Review of Hannah:
FTC DISCLAIMER: I RECEIVED AN E-ARC FROM THE PUBLISHER THROUGH NET GALLEY. I VOLUNTARILY OFFER MY HONEST REVIEW OF THE BOOK, THOUGH IT IS NOT EXPECTED OF ME! RECEIPT OF THIS BOOK IN THIS MANNER DOES NOT AFFECT MY OPINION OF THE BOOK OR THE CONTENT OF MY REVIEW!
This book followed the events of the first two books in the series, so at this point, I feel it safe to say that this is not a standalone series. There are some changes from the first two books, but they came with their own set of problems.
This book focused on Hannah (Lauren’s sister from the previous books) and Wes, her bodyguard. A romantic relationship between them seemed implausible because we don’t get to see any of the “getting to know you” courting that should have happened. It also seemed implausible because their feelings morphed into love very quickly, especially with everything that was happening around them. There seemed to be very little downtime, little time to process everything and see where they stood. It didn’t seem to be a solid foundation to build a relationship on to me.
That being said, I liked seeing Hannah be in a starring role for once. I liked her ideas and felt rather annoyed on her behalf at everyone’s “surprise” that she actually had a brain in her head! I really felt that she was being underappreciated before this! I had a hard time connecting with Wes, though, simply because he seemed to be off to the side for most of the book. It felt like he was an accessory, more so than an actual main character.
All things considered, I thought the series was just mediocre. I’m glad things seemed to wrap up in this story, because I doubt I would read any further in the series, if there were to be more books, after what I’ve already read. I think it may just be a case where I am not a good fit for this author’s writing style, but I would have to think twice before making a purchase of this author’s work in the future.
3 stars out of 5 for both this book and the series as a whole