Friday, November 14, 2014

Review Tour: Connor (In The Company of Snipers, #5) by Irish Winters

Connor (In The Company of Snipers, #5)
By: Irish Winters
Pages: 339  
Published: November 3, 2014  
Publisher: Windy Day Press
Connor Maher is about to find out. As if dogging the brutal Sonoran Cartel through sun-baked Utah isn't tough enough, he's come face to face with his worst nightmare. Diminutive ex-Marine spitfire, Isabella Ramos, has just three words to say to him: I. Hate. You. Heartache hurts so much worse than gunshot…
How many times can a man say he’s sorry? Like he hasn’t heard that before.
Why was he the one who got to live?
Izza only accepted the Utah operation because he’d be there. It’s time Connor knows the truth, but how can she trust him with her life much less the secret she’s come to share? He's nothing but grief personified behind the guise of an blue-eyed, honorable man. Not until the cold-blooded SC dumps her and Connor in the farthest corner of the relentless Utah desert does she begin to realize….
There are worse things than death… 

This story is definitely a MUST read, but then again every book I've read from this series is.
Connor is a tough guy, ex-marine, a sniper, who now works for Alex and his company. He's new mission takes him to Utah to try to dismantle the Sonoran Cartel. A ruthless, violent drug cartel that won't stop at anything to get what they want and need. He knows this is going to be a rough assignment and he's prepared to face just that, what he's not prepared to face is Isabella 'Izza' Ramos, also an ex-marine and his best friends' sister.
Connor and Izza have history together and not all is sunshine and flowers, they lived through a very hard time in the middle east, including her brother's dead. But they also found comfort in each other and that comfort brought other complications to the table and their personal relationship.
While Connor always had the support of his mother and brothers, Izza only had her brother to care for her and protect her, and with him gone she's alone in the world and full of rage, most of it aimed at Connor.
This is a very interesting book and there are a few back stories withing the main storyline, but no worries, the author has a way to tell a story that doesn't leave room for misunderstandings.
This is a violent and very real tale of the things that drug lords do to get ahead and achieve their goals. I loved that Irish not only focus on the lords but also their families, and believe me, some of the things you will read here are very real and not at all pleasant.
Izza will break your heart, but she's a strong woman you will admire until the very end. Connor is a gentleman through and through who will go to any lengths imaginable to defend and protect what is his.
By the end of the book I was a bawling mess, you will know why when you read it. The human touch the author was able to add to the story was incredibly beautiful and heartwarming. The horrible things that are describe here took me to a world that I can't even phantom, yet, I know is out there. But it also brought me hope that there are people fighting for what matters most, and able to sacrifice even their own lives for it.
An incredible series worth the time to read and savor.
Five well deserved stars!

The wife of one handsome husband and the mother of three perfect sons, Irish divides her time between writing at home and travelling the country with her man while - writing. (Seriously, what else?) She believes in making every day count for something and follows the wise admonition of her mother to, "Look out the window and see something!" To learn more about Irish and her books, please visit
Irish Winters is an award-winning author who dabbles in poetry, grandchildren, and rarely (as in extremely rarely) the kitchen. More prone to be outdoors than in, she grew up the quintessential tomboy on a farm in rural Wisconsin, spent her teenage years in the Pacific Northwest, but calls the Wasatch Mountains of Northern Utah home. For now.

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1 comment:

  1. You my dear, are too good to me. Thanks for the very lovely review!