Friday, July 20, 2018

Manview: Undiscovered (Treasure Hunter Security #1) by Anna Hackett

Welcome to another Manview. For those of you who are new to Manviews, these are reviews of romance novels specifically from a man's perspective, the reader today is my very own Steve. You can find previous Manviews here.

Undiscovered by Anna Hackett

My rating: star star star Half

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Undiscovered by Anna Hackett blurb

ManviewIn one or two sentences can you sum up your overall impression of this book and how you feel about it?

I enjoyed the fast-paced story line and the settings, but was left wondering sometimes how realistic it was.

What did you think of Declan and Layne?

I liked both of them. They were both confident and independent without being arrogant or letting their ego get them in trouble. I also liked their relationship and how they took cues from each other to allow it to evolve.

This is your book book by Anna Hackett, what did you think of her writing?

I like her story telling and pacing. However, there were a number of questions I felt were unanswered or too quickly glossed over. A good example of this was how when having a major dig and already knowing the bounty, that so many of the dig team could go into town and leave it minimally attended? How, even after the first robbery, they would send in a security force of only three (at least that was the impression I had) people? How with so limited a set of clues, they could so easily discover Zerzura, especially after having gotten lost and missing their first destination? Why was the backup team in Denver when they should have been closer by?

What did you think of the setting of the book?

I love the idea of being on a dig and what might be discovered. And of course Egypt is the right place for that!

There is a lot of action in the book. What did you think of the balance between action and romance in the story?

I thought the balance was fine. What I did not think was fine was the intensity or tightness of the two together. Declan and Layne’s unbridled lust for each other almost got them killed. I had no problem with them bonking each other’s eyes out if they had a safe haven for a day, but they never did. And while being shot at and being chased, their minds were on each other’s juicy features, he admiring her puffed-up lips and wanting to kiss them, she adoring his rock-hard body and wanting to ride it. Personally, I would be checking to make sure my gun is loaded! And while being searched for in the desert, they took the time to bonk and were naked when the bad guys came around the corner (actually they came over the sand dune)! There is a time for consummating your relationship, but not when you should be focused on survival! I love that both Declan and Layne were smart, strong, confident characters, but it seemed their hormones made them dumb much of the time!

What there anything that stood out to you?

Not really. It was a good story, but did not get me thinking about anything other than the way it would end. I love when a romance novel deals with important issues such as autism, human trafficking, or other big issues, but this was just a good story to read.

Was there anything you didn't enjoy?

Only what I mentioned previously in terms of some of the story building seeming a bit suspect. I have never been on a dig, but I cannot imagine a dig and the dig’s security actually occurring like it did in the book.

What are you reading next?

Deadly Strain by Julie Rowe

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  1. Another great review Steve I do enjoy reading them and this book does sound interesting :)

    Have Fun


    1. This is a fantastic series. Very action packed. I love Anna's books.