Girls*Heart* Books: Looking through Blind Eyes by Reyna Hawk Blog Tour Stop

Friday, June 8, 2012

Looking through Blind Eyes by Reyna Hawk Blog Tour Stop

All Janie and Daniel wanted was a better life and growing up in small town Louisiana did not give them that opportunity. So the sister and brother headed to Los Angeles, California to make the most of their lives. However, their hopes begin to diminish when Daniel's work in organized crime leads them down dangerous and deadly roads. After Daniel's mysterious disappearance and death, Janie plunges headlong into grief and love for the assistant to the "boss". The couple seems to have everything going for them except for Rico's job that takes him away for days on end sometimes. Janie's suspicions and worries over Rico's possible infidelity reveals information she never imagined would come to light. Her undying love for this man leads to secrets, lies, and murder. Soon Janie finds herself on the wrong side of the gun hanging off a cliff deep in the woods of North Carolina. (from Amazon.com)

Looking through Blind Eyes is the first of three books in the Janie Valentine series by Reyna Hawk. When the author contacted me about taking part in this blog tour, I was excited to get my hands on this book, it sounded action-packed and suspenseful. Definitely my kind of book! 

The story starts in Los Angeles and spans the US, following Janie's journey. The action starts at the beginning and doesn't ever really let up; it's packed with twists and suspense that really help to move the story along.

The main character, Janie, is my only real complaint about this book. She knows her brother and pretty much every other man in her life is hiding something from her and she chooses not to ask questions. Instead she seems to just bury her head in the sand and ignore the glaring hints and warning signs that are flashing at her from every direction. Also, whenever something happens to her, her first instinct is to hide or let a man take care of things for her. It made it hard for me to like her. 

I think my favorite part of the book was Rico, even though I was 98% sure he was a mobster, lol. There was something very intriguing about his character to me. He really made the book for me. I will definitely be reading the second installment to see what happens next! 
My Rating: 

Watch the trailer for the book! 

About the Author:

Reyna Hawk is a 44 year old mother of one son and grandmother to one beautiful 3 year old little girl. Born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio; Reyna has always loved writing and story-telling. Her passion for telling stories began at a very young age when she was making up stories to tell her school friends. Reyna has an Associate of Arts in Psychology and a Bachelor of Arts in Cultural Anthropology.

Her newest book “Looking Through Blind Eyes” was released on May 17, 2012 and is book one in a series of three concerning the character Janie Valentine. This series follows the twists and turns of Janie’s life when she unknowingly becomes entangled with the Petrilo Crime Family.

Book two of the series is titled “The Reflection of Secrets”; book three is tentatively titled “Shattered Visions Haunted Memories” no release date has been set as of yet for either book. Other book projects Reyna is working on: Angels and Arrows and Family or Foe.

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I'd like to thank Reyna Hawk for including us in her blog tour! 

1 comment:

  1. Hi Mel,
    Thank you for your review. I appreciate your kind words and you taking the time to read and review Looking Through Blind Eyes. I look forward to sending you the second book of the series in the next couple of months. Thank you again.


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