Motherland (The Tom Grant Series Book 3) by Samantha Adair is the third installment in the Tom Grant series, and I have to say, it can’t get more action-packed than this! First of all, I love Isabella. She is the strong female protagonist I always look for. And Tom is the genuinely great supporting guy that balances her out. To fulfill her father’s wishes, Isabella returns his ashes to his home country and action and suspense ensue. This has all the components of a great action/romance thriller, and it was hard to put down and get back to reality. I have not read the first two books in this series, but they are absolutely on my list now. This can be read by itself, but I assume it will only be better if you read them in sequence. Seriously, don’t miss out on this series. 4 out of 5 stars!
This is my first time reading this author. And I have to say that I really enjoyed it! I was drawn in from the very beginning by the characters. Even though I have not read the first 2 books in the series, I did not feel like I was missing too much. The author did a great job including some of the back story so I wasn’t completely lost.
Tom Grant was a likeable character as was Isabella/Irina. I am looking forward to reading more about them!
Motherland: A Tom Grant Novel is the third book in this series by Samantha Adair.
I would recommend that this book needs to be read after the first two books in the series. There is already so much that has happened, and lots of back story to the characters, that you will be missing out (and possibly a bit confused) if you start at book 3.
As with the other books, I still absolutely love Tom! The far-from-perfect former agent is funny, sexy, smart, and rough around the edges. I think his character, along with that of Isabella, gets better and better throughout the series.
Motherland is another fast-paced read. Honestly, it will have you on the edge of your seat wondering where the author will take you next.
There’s plenty of drama and passion, and it was over far too soon. I can’t wait to read book four.
I loved this book, it had me hooked from the beginning. It was full of suspense, you really didn’t know what might be coming next.
I haven’t read other books in the series but I highly recommend that you do. This book can technically work as standalone, but I did miss out on a lot of background information and it was assumed that previous books had been read first. I am definitely going back and reading them now!
Tom Grant is an amazing character, he has his flaws, and many layers, he’s grumpy, impatient but his sarcastic responses were brilliant. I absolutely loved the conversations he had with Iz and Martha.
Iz needs to visit the Motherland to reunited her fathers Ashes with her mother. However, she defected from Russia and is wanted by many people. Tom goes with her, but it definitely doesn’t quite go to plan. What starts as a quick in and out visit, turns into a very deadly game, of death, kidnapping, lies, betrayal, heartbreak and new beginnings.
I would highly recommend this book, I really enjoyed reading it.
I give Motherland: A Tom Grant Novel (The Tom Grant Series Book 3) by Samantha Adair, 4 stars.
This book is full of suspense and action. I do admit that I have not read the previous books in the series so it took me a while to understand what was going on. That being said, once did, I could not stop reading. These two people have so much happening to them, they barely get time to take a breath. They don’t know who to trust or what to do next. But they are smart — they figure it out as they go along. The story is well written and makes you feel like you are there.
With a great cast of characters and a story that doesn’t stop with the action and surprises, this is an action book that just keeps giving.
Motherland: A Tom Grant Novel by Samantha Adair is the third book in the Tom Grant series. I just fell in love with novel amd author. While this is the third novel in the series it can be read as a stand-alone. The adventure that you go on in this novel is mind blowing. Not only did Adair keep me on the edge of my seat, she kept my mind engaged too. If you like thrilling reads and some near misses, then this novel is for you. Samantha Adair just became one of my favorite authors.
This was my first time reading Samantha Adair and The Tom Grant Series so I knew I was probably going to be doing myself dirty a bit with jumping into a series midway through but I was intrigued and wanted to see what this was all about. I am glad that I did and look forward to seeing what the rest of the series now has in store for me. I really enjoyed the action and adventure that kept me on the edge of my seat while I picked apart the thriller and suspense mystery that was at the base of it all as I read. I was lost at times but I expected that and knew I would be doing it to myself and now know that I have a few new books to go back and enjoy. I also look forward to seeing what else we will be getting in this series in the near future. I really loved how loud the voice of the lead female character was in this novel. I feel like we could use more of these kind of women and just wanted to give a shout out to the author for that one.
This was a new author to me, and I came across the book in a search and the description pulled me in so I thought I’d give it a go. Best decision ever, this book took me on such a rollercoaster ride of emotions I lost several hours of sleep because I just had to finish.
We start off meeting Tom who seems like your average joe until Isabella comes back from a London trip without letting anyone know. They seem to fit right back together in the relationship they had before she left for London after dealing with the passing of her father. Which is where she made a promise that may just cost her more than she is willing to give.
Isabella and Tom head back to Isabella’s homeland where something isn’t quite right. Mysterious circumstances bring her once childhood friend back into her life, but he is not the same boy she knew before. He makes her go back into a life she was over that she refused to ever do again with the threat of violence against Tom.
Will they both make it out of the motherland alive and unscathed? You just have to read this page turner to find out, but it is worth the read!
This is Samantha Adair’s third book in the Tom Grant series. Motherland is the first book I have read from this author. From page one, I was laughing out loud and reading scenes to my bestie as she wanted to know what was so funny. I love Isabella, her love to her deceased father, and keeping her promise no matter what it costs her. Five days, in and out of Russia, sounds easy enough. Tom refuses to let Isabella go alone. The danger starts as soon as they get to the border. Isabella has a price on her head and her childhood friend is determined to drag her back into her old life, using Tom as leverage. This book kept me on the edge of my seat for the whole ride. I am going to have to go back to book one and catch up on what I missed.
Am glad I found this new author!! Really enjoyed this read.
Motherland is the third book in the Tom Grant series by Samantha Adair. This is the first book that I have read by Samantha Adair- so I was curious about what lay in store for me- as I enjoy exploring new books and am always on the lookout for new authors to add to my reading lists. This has a bit of a thriller vibe happening- with dramatic developments, action, adventure, mystery, and more.
I did enjoy the story, and it did read well- but I just can’t help feeling that maybe I was missing something that would have helped me connect with the characters and story more. These characters, Tom and Isabella obviously have had a bit of a complicated past history- and have ‘reunited’ again in this book for this ‘adventure’.
I wish I knew all the details of the past books; I think if I had read the previous 3 books and had all the information they contained, that would have made this reading experience so much better. I will definitely be going back to read the previous books, before continuing on with the series. Don’t get me wrong, I did enjoy the story, so don’t let me put you off reading it at all, but I do recommend reading the previous books first to get the most out of it.
Off to one-click the previous books to read.
Thank you, Samantha Adair!
Reviewed by @angelahayes
This is my first novel by Samantha Adair, and I am far from disappointed! This is my first time reading a book in the Tom Grant series, and since this is book 3 I am eager to play catch up with the other 2. There was so much depth and detail that really fueled the story.
Isabella and Tom are making a trek to her homeland to bury her father due to a promise she made at his deathbed. In a country she is no longer welcome in she encounters a great deal of complications fulfilling this promise. Together her and Tom experience a journey in the motherland that is filled with a lot of action, suspense, and heartbreak. Each chapter takes us deeper in a conquest of the unknown, and leaves you wondering if her promise can be fulfilled or will her homeland finally take her down. This is a thriller you do no want to miss.
Isabella is back in this third book in the series. Her father has died. Having promised him that she would bury him next to her mother, Isabella must return to her homeland. The only problem is that she is still a wanted woman by those that kept her prisoner before. With the help of Tom, she tries to sneak into the country. Things start going amiss when they pass through the border checkpoint.
This book is extremely fast paced. Reunitin Tom and Isabella makes for a great chemistry, both in intimate scenes and in not so intimate scenes. Their adoration for each other pushes them on to get out.
I believe this is my favorite in the series. (Though I must confess to absolutely loving the first book.) I did not want to put this book down and was thoroughly entertained. If you have not read the first two books, you can get by without it. I am telling you though, you do not want to miss them. Go get Blood Orphan and read it first. This is a must read series for lovers of dark romances.
Samantha Adair is a new author to me and I have to go back and read the first two books in this series. Adair’s writing style is descriptive and captivating. I found myself lost in this thriller. The characters were complex and fully developed. There were many twists and turns, ups and downs, and even turned on a dime and left some change. Isabella made a promise to her father and she will not let him down. Her plans are not exactly safe but she will be burying her father in the Motherland. She finds Tom and the past comes rushing back in. She is not sure whom she can trust. Will she be successful? What dangers are waiting for her? I highly recommend this book. If you are willing, you will go on a roller coaster ride that you will not forget.
Isabella makes a promise to her dying father that she will return his ashes to his homeland, Russia. Isabella tells Tom that she must go even though this trip could have dire consequences for her. After defecting from the Organisation, she has not returned to Russia. She knows that there is a chance that she will be caught and returned to the leader.
Unfortunately for Tom and Isabella, there is a traitor who has their sights set on making quick money. Instead of a quick trip with them being undetected, the Organisation is aware of their movements from the start. While at her childhood home, Isabella runs into a former friend and neighbor. Tom’s gut says “don’t trust him”, but Isabella sees a friend.
Can they trust Isabella’s childhood friends? Will they be able to escape from Russia since the Organisation has eyes everywhere?
Motherland is a brilliantly written story filled with passion, regret, and murder. Samantha Adair has created a wonderful plot that challenges the characters as they fight against the past and present.
This story is full of intrigue and suspense, centered around a daughter’s promise to her father on the deathbed that she will bury him in his motherland. Isabella is determined to fulfill the promise at all costs. She asks for Tom’s help, and both of them tread on a dangerous mission which puts their lives in danger. This was an enjoyable suspenseful ride, it kept me on the edge of my seat from the first page. The characters are engaging and the plot quite gripping. I was pleasantly surprised to find such a good suspense action packed read.
Motherland: A Tom Grant Novel (The Tom Grant Series Book 3) by Samantha Adair is a fast-paced action thriller story that had me turning page after page. I was unable to guess what was coming next and that to me is when you know the writer has great writing skills. It is packed with danger and adventure and so much more. I love Tom. Fulling a promise has never been so hard when Isabella finds herself facing against the odds, but failure is not an option and Tom is helping her even though he may have bit off more than he can chew.
Reviewed by @jennadb
Motherland (The Tom Grant Series Book 3) by Samantha Adair. This is the 3rd book in the Tom Grant Series and I loved it. I have loved them all but this one is my favorite so far. Its the continuing story of Isabella who has enlisted Tom’s help to get back into Russia so that she can bury her father’s ashes. It was his final wish. Since she defected several years ago its very dangerous for her to be back in Russia but she must follow thru with her dad’s wishes. When Isabella runs into a childhood friend her cover is blown and she has already stayed longer than she should. Tom will do whatever he has to in order to protect Isabella from anything and everything because he has fallen in love with her. The action in this read is red hot as is the romance! Do yourself a favor and read this book today!
I dove into this book because I love a good mafia type romance.
Motherland surprised me as it was the first one I read in the series. I was a bit lost in the beginning of the book but it connected main ideas with what I’m guessing the previous two books were about.
The characters had some steamy sessions but I wish their initial reunion would’ve happened a bit more exciting than it did. From what I can see the development of both main characters was mostly good. However, speaking of characters, I didn’t like the villain from the get go. I may just have expected him not to be like every other sketchy guy who usually makes their appearance in these books.
I think this was a good ending to the Tom Grant series.
Motherland (The Tom Grant Series Book 3) by Samantha Adair
Motherland is the third book in the Tom Grant series by Samantha Adair . It’s a fast paced story packed with action and, suspense. The twists and turns will have you on the edge of your seat trying to figure out what is going to happen next. This is a new author to me but im definitely going to check out what other books she has written. There are a couple of pretty intense moments that I cat I had wanted to help them . Isabella made a promise to her father on his death bed and she’s very determined to carryout that promise. Isabella and Tom have been faced with decisions that could put them in danger. Are there other forces working against them? Can she get done what she’s set out to do? Find out what happens next in this must read. I look forward to reading more from this Author.
This is the first book by Samantha Adair that I’ve read and Motherland did not disappoint! I loved Tom Grant- he was such a badass!! A deathbed promise made leads to edge-of-your-seat action and intrigue. Adventure and thriller combined into a story that keeps you guessing until the very last page! I can not wait to read more from this great author!
Isabella had to leave Russia when she was a child to get away from the Organisation. Fast forward to her adult years and her father has just passed away. She made a promise to scatter his ashes in the Motherland, Russia. In order to do so, she has to secretly get in and get out in one day. She is at a huge risk to do this. She hooks up with her friend, Tom Grant, who helps her to accomplish this but not without many challenges. I couldn’t put this book down once I started it. I got sucked in by all the action. Hold your breath action such as gun fights, knife fights, kidnappings, and other challenges will be experienced. You’ll feel the romance among the characters as they try to feel the love of their relationships through the trials. This was an amazing book, so well-written. The author did a fantastic job of keeping you guessing as to who was on what side. Every time I thought I knew who did it along came a twist. Book #3 in the series.
Wow, so much action! Tom Grant is back to showing us all just how much trouble he can get into in the 3rd book in this series, Motherland. I found this one to be more like the first book in how fast and thick the plot came, and ratcheted up with some steamy romance scenes. Isabella is back in action as well, reminding us she is as smart and deadly as she is sweet and beautiful. Great juxtaposition in her character, it makes for some interesting plot points. I also love me some smart heroines who can handle themselves and do what needs doing in a crisis. Great series, lovers of action, suspense, thriller, spy and even romance will be thrilled with the pace of this narrative. Keep it up Ms. Adair, this is some great writing.
Motherland: A Tom Grant Novel by Samantha Adair is the third book in the Tom Grant series. This is such an exciting and fast paced book that I found had me on the edge of my seat. The author packed so much into this book and it felt like the pages were just turning themselves. It was full of twists and turns at every point and I really couldn’t have told you how I thought it was going to turn out. Every time I thought I had a grasp on the story the author would change direction. I thought this was a well written book that was gripping from start to finish. I would highly recommend this book and I cannot wait to read more.
Ok I am not sure how I haven’t picked up this author’s work before but it is absolutely going on my one click list. I jumped head first into the story and even though this wasn’t the first in the series I didn’t feel at a loss in the story or character development. The author does a fantastic job gripping the reader and pulling you right in. I loved this book and look forward to reading more in the series. Highly recommend.
I enjoyed this suspenseful story. This is a new author for me which I enjoyed and look forward to reading more from her in the future. This is a well written story about a promise that is made to a father on his deathbed. A promise that Isabella is determined to keep no matter what the costs are. The characters are engaging and they bring the story to life. They kept me turning pages fast just to see what would happen to them next. Isabella made such a great character and her determination to keep the promise she made, made her even stronger. She and Tom are faced with decisions that could put them in danger and there could be other forces that work totally against them. This is a great adventure story that takes on a thriller aspect as well as just a great story. I highly recommend this book.
Review by @bjwagner
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