Friday, February 23, 2018

Review: HANNAH (Silicon Valley Billionaires, #3) by Leigh James

Before She Can Put the Past Away...There’s Hell to Pay.
Hannah Taylor—the bright, bubbly publicity director of Silicon Valley’s celebrated startup Paragon Laboratories—was kidnapped and beaten. Her bodyguard-boyfriend, Wesley Eden, was shot right in front of her. The responsible party? None other than Chinese mogul Li Na Zhao, who’ll stop at nothing to steal Paragon’s blockbuster biotechnology from Hannah’s CEO sister Lauren.
Now, Wesley and Hannah are back home and on the mend. Their relationship is tested as Wesley struggles to recover, and Hannah, fueled by the injustice of Li Na’s actions, is out for retribution while refusing to acknowledge the PTSD she’s grappling with from her kidnapping. Convinced that Hannah is hiding the truth about her captivity, Wes is determined to find out what really happened while Li Na had Hannah.
Out to protect her loved ones, Hannah is hell-bent on finally taking Li Na down, especially after she discovers that Paragon isn’t the only Silicon Valley company in Li Na’s crosshairs. Naturally, the ethically challenged Chinese CEO likes her position on top and refuses to give up without a fight...
But Li Na hasn’t grappled with Hannah Taylor when she’s bent on revenge. 

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Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Hannah is the third book in the Silicon Valley Billionaires series. For me, it cannot be read as stand-alone because Hannah and Wes are trying to live their lives and move on after the events of the second book. The big bad lady is the same villain from the other two books and the books are very connected. I am thankful for getting all the books for review because I would have been lost without Lauren and Gabe. 

I don't want this book to be the last in the series because I feel like Ellis, Levi and Bethany should get their happy endings. We could have a spin-off or something. I am talking about the ending of the series because for the first time, we didn't get the first chapter of the next book at the end like it happened with the two previous books. It would really bug me if we never got to revisit these characters. Another thing that bugs me is that I am not certain how much time passes in these books. For how long was Hannah captive? How much time has passed in this book? 

What I liked about this novel is that we got to see how Wes and Hannah were handling everything they went through. They didn't just say, I am good and moved on with their lives and I was glad for that. It was good seeing them having difficulties and showing signs of trauma not because I am a sadistic person but because it felt realistic. 

The romance between the two main characters was good, but Lauren's words to Wes made me think about and doubt their relationship. It was possible that Hannah and Wes had stronger feelings for each other because of their traumatic experience. I would have given 5 stars to the book if I wasn't doubting them a little bit.


Leigh James is an author of contemporary romance and romantic suspense. She is a vocal lover of strapping alpha males in movies, books and real life, which makes her three kids roll their eyes and makes her husband feel appreciated.

When she's not writing, you can usually find her reading or watching Outlander, Game of Thrones, and Vikings (see penchant for alpha males, above). She has a degree in journalism from the University of New Hampshire, which is good for deadlines and word counts, and a law degree from Suffolk University with a Concentration in High Technology Law, which is helpful when writing about sexy tech billionaires with legal woes.

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