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Hail Mary by Hope Anika – Review by Faith Jackson

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

You’ll love to pick up this one if not for the action alone but the fact that it seems like a modern Western to me which makes this book an instant classic. At least in my humble opinion.
Wynn Owens is a sarcastic ex-convict turned good or decent landlord. She gets vibes from one of her older tenants that he’s had something to do with robberies in the past.
Sheriff Beau Greystone put his foot in his mouth as he has his imposing aunt to thank for his new position as sheriff. Beau’s wife recently passed but it’s also wounded not only his body but his heart as well. With all of that afloat, he’s checked out of the physical world and into his own world in his mind. The community of Blossom Hills needs him to step up as their sheriff and Beau is up to capture the robber — until a cold case killer has to be captured first to restore peace in the community.
Beau and Wynn’s lives collide as she’s acquit a tenant and he’s about to capture a killer on the loose. Their world as they know it is about to be turned upside down as forces beyond their control change their perspectives as they know it. As the clock winds down, they have big decisions to make. Do they leave the darkness behind or embrace it for what it has become? The twists and turns keep you entertained in as the suspense builds in this story. This book was amazing!

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Hail Mary by Hope Anika – Review by Angela Hayes

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

 

Hail Mary by Hope Anika is an intriguing mystery with a really well-woven plot full of drama, humour, emotion, suspense, tension, and danger- as well as a spicy romance. This is my second book by Hope Anika, and is my favourite, so far.
A robbery throws together Beau Greystone, a former DEA agent turned small town sheriff, and Wynn Owens who is a little damaged and jaded from her past experiences, and who has had her share of run-ins with the law. Beau is a haunted man- the murder of his wife scarring him both physically and emotionally. He has been on auto pilot ever since. But now he has a responsibility to the townspeople- what starts as a robbery case soon evolves into a murder investigation, with the past and present colliding. Things heat up and sparks fly, while danger is never far away. What ensues makes for an exciting read.
Looking forward to more from Ms. Anika.

Thank you, Hope Anika!

 

Reviewed by @angelahayes

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Hail Mary by Hope Anika – Review by Liz Vrchota

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I have yet to read a Hope Anika book that I have not enjoyed, but Hail Mary has to be my favorite so far of hers. I really wasn’t sure what to expect when I went into this book. The cover, although gripping still, left me wondering what this book really was all about, and so I went in blind. The character development in this novel, like most of Anika’s characters, is on point and done so that you feel as if you are reading about realistic and true people. I loved how I was transported right there with Beau and Wynn as they trafficked their way through this mystery they found themselves wrapped up in. I love the romance that kindles but stays a supporting storyline to enjoy rather than being the focus of the story. This is one that you won’t want to put down as soon as you dive into that first chapter and I can’t wait to get my hands on the next book Anika pens. I am sure I will love it just as much!

Review by @lizaileen
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Hail Mary by Hope Anika – Review by Jenni Bishop

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Hail Mary by Hope Anika is an enthralling read and the storyline is exciting and the plot is done well. It is a mystery romance story with lots of emotions, where there are both moments of hilarity and others are sad and tragic but it keeps you on your toes as you traverse the web Hope has weaved together. It is a tale where you feel like you are walking the walk right along with them as you set out to catch a killer. The characters are well developed and lovable.

Beau Greystone is a former DEA agent and now a sheriff who is haunted by the past and the murder of his wife. Who is now on the hunt for a killer.

Wynn Owens has trust issues and does not take to people easily due to her past. However, when she meets a certain sheriff sparks fly and she wonders if she can let him in.

Well worth the read.

Reviewed by @jennadb

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Hail Mary by Hope Anika – Review by Bobbi Wagner

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I enjoyed this book. This is not my first book by this author but it is my favorite. It is a well written story that I was pulled into from the very beginning. The characters are connectable and made the story feel realistic. The twists and turns that Beau and Wynn took me on had me sitting on the edge of my seat as well as turning pages fast. Beau is a newly appointed sheriff. Wynn has had trouble with the law in the past. Beau shows up on Wynn’s doorstep questioning her residents about the robbery. This is where the story picks up and I couldn’t put it down. Rules are broken and the past comes to the present. I highly recommend reading this book to find out what happens next.

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Hail Mary by Hope Anika – Review by Laura Furuta

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Hail Mary
By Hope Anika
5 out of 5 stars

The story Hail Mary by Hope Anika is a romantic suspense book. It is a story that pulled me in from the beginning and didn’t let me go until the final page. It has mystery, romance, and characters that I loved reading about. First, there is Sheriff Beau Greystone. He is a former DEA agent who is haunted by the past. The murder of his wife and an injury that he received at the same time. He finds himself elected as sheriff and investigating a bank robbery. That is when he meets Wynn Owens. Wynn is not someone who trusts easily. Events her past shape who she is today. Then she meets Beau. The chemistry, sparks, and in the case of Wynn, her wit, has them not sure what to think of each other. She is trying to keep one of her elderly tenants out of trouble. He finds himself with a killer to catch. What does the future hold for Beau and Wynn? Will they be able to get over the past and take a chance on each other? Will the killer be caught? Read this book to find out. This story is written in such a way that I felt like I was right there with the characters trying to follow the clues to catch a killer. The book also had my emotions going up and down in moments. I found myself caring about what happens to Wynn and Beau and wanted them to find happiness. There are additional characters that are introduced, and I enjoyed many of the interactions between them, Wynn, and Beau. This is a story that had me turning pages wondering what was going to happen next. This is a book I would highly recommend reading.

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Hail Mary by Hope Anika – Review by Madison Degraffenreid

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Hail Mary by Hope Anika

5-stars

Hail Mary by Hope Anika was an amazing and invigorating read. I loved how I was immediately pulled into this exciting book. The storyline was addictive with an excellent plot and climax. I found several incidents hilarious in this novel and others tragic and sad. Wynn and Beau were excellent characters and were developed well. I loved their stubborn and determined personality. I also loved Wynn’s soft side. This was an excellent read and I highly recommend it!

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Genre – Romance, Crime

Page Count – 341 pages

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“Hardy har har,” Wynn retorted. “How did it happen?”

“How did what happen?”

The growl in his voice probably cowed a great many folks. She didn’t happen to be one of them. Even if he was big and intense and talked about delivering death like it was the mail. “Your leg.”

He didn’t respond. Instead, he stood at the sink and stared out into the storm.

“Is it a state secret?” she wanted to know. “A matter of national security? An injury suffered while on a clandestine mission that you can’t talk about under penalty of death? Did they make you swear on a Bible?”

“You’re a piece of work,” he said.

“I know.” When he turned to glower at her, she smiled. “It’s a gift.”

His gaze fell to her mouth, and awareness speared through her, a hot, electric slide that made her cheeks burn.

He was attracted to her, the same way she was attracted to him. And he didn’t like it.

Not one bit.

You and me both,bucko…

★★★★★

When a local bank robbery brings newly elected Sheriff Beau Greystone to Wynn Owens’ front door, she has only two things to give him: the endless bounty of her caustic wit and a one-finger salute. Wynn has history with the law, none of it good. And the notion that one of her elderly tenants might have something to do with the robbery is just plain crazy.

A former DEA agent, Beau owes his newly minted badge solely to his meddling aunt and his own foolish indifference. Recovering from the murder of his wife—and the debilitating injury caused by the explosion that killed her—Beau has been happily checked out for some time. But the people of Blossom Hills are counting on him to do his job, and bringing a bank robber to justice is a fine place to start…until the killer that’s haunted the town for the last decade abruptly returns.

Wynn has a tenant to exonerate; Beau, a killer to catch. Neither is prepared for the compelling but unwelcome current between them, or the unexpected circumstances that will force them to reassess the rules by which they live. But the clock is ticking,and they must decide: adapt and evolve, or surrender to the past and the dark malevolence that has risen within it….

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Hope Anika is an indie author who lives in the Greater Yellowstone area. Her books have been finalists in the Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery and Suspense and The Fool for Love Contest sponsored by Virginia Romance Writers, Chapter 19 of Romance Writers of America. She can be reached at hope@hopeanika.com.

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Evolution: Awakening (An Ash Kyndal Novel) by Hope Anika – Review by Heather Bahm

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Evolution: Awakening (An Ash Kyndal Novel) by Hope Anika is a romantic suspense. The author keeps a steady full-speed ahead pace throughout this story from the character introductions to the story line to the stream of events that unfold. This novel is loaded with elements that take charge and bring forth unexpected chains of events starting at the very beginning of this epic book. Hope Anika delivers a take charge suspense with all the required pieces to make this a story that takes the reader into the story and trails them along on the journey along with the main and secondary characters. I enjoyed the mystery and unknown as they fell apart in the story, it kept me engaged, enthralled and wanting more.

Reviewed by @hbahm

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Evolution: Awakening (An Ash Kyndal Novel) by Hope Anika – Review by Jenni Bishop

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Evolution: Awakening by Hope Anika is a fast paced and action packed story that is unpredictable. The drama and action jumps right in from the very beginning and doesn’t let up all the way through. The world and characters that Hope has created are intriguing and at times thought provoking.

Ash is a strong willed and independent woman who is also stubborn, and sassy. The sudden death of her Uncle means she is left to run the PI firm and she suddenly finds herself thrust into something that is bigger than she ever could have imagined and she is faced with finding the truth whilst trying to protect her client and stay alive.

The story was intense and the mystery is palpable and will have you trying to piece it all together whilst sitting on the edge of your seat. There are a few unanswered questions that I am sure will pick up in the next book which I am eagerly awaiting.

Reviewed by @jennadb

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