Christian Fiction, Christian Romance, Contemporary Christian Fiction, Inspirational, Suspense

Night Vision (2020)

About the Book

BookNight Vision

Series: A Nighthawk Security Novel, #2

Author: Susan Sleeman

Release Date: December 4, 2020

Genre: Contemporary Romance, Suspense, Mystery

A woman on the run with no one to trust…

When a Christmas vacation at a snowy Mt. Hood cabin turns into a home invasion, Jenna Paine will do anything to protect her four-year-old daughter. Even if it means putting Jenna’s own life on the line. Which she must do when the intruder threatens to kill her. She knows the invader will stop at nothing to take her out, and she can’t let him get close or he might harm her daughter too.

She wants to disappear, but she can’t survive on her own.

In fact, Jenna would be dead now it Brendan Byrd of Nighthawk Security hadn’t come to her rescue during the invasion. Former Army Delta Force and county deputy, Brendan doesn’t think twice about offering his agency’s protection services for Jenna and her precious daughter. What he does think twice about is opening his heart to Jenna only to have it broken again. But as the threats escalate, he must hone his vision where she’s concerned, figure out this crafty attackers identity, and in the process, find a way to keep her alive.

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My Thoughts

I LOVED Night Vision by Susan Sleeman. What a wild ride! The storyline is excellent, so much so I devoured this story in two days. It really is an un-put-downable read! The characters are awesome. I gravitated towards Brendan in the first book, Night Fall, and was super excited to get to read his story in this second book. He is a superb hero and a true modern-day knight in shining armor. Jenna, the heroine, is pretty amazing herself. She is strong, upright, and brave. I found myself relating to a lot of her emotional turmoil and spiritual issues. I loved the chemistry between Brendan and Jenna. Their relationship grew rather quickly, but it never felt fake or forced or too soon. In fact, they make a really great team. Jenna’s daughter, Karlie, is the cutest 4-year old perhaps ever written. She made my heart melt! And, the suspense in this novel is non-stop. Just when you think things are going to calm down for a second, “BAM,” something new and crazy is happening. It is great! This Nighthawk Security series is really spectacular!

In 2 Corinthians 10:5 Paul states, “take every thought captive to obey Christ.” And, in Philippians 4:8 he writes, “…whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.” These are fantastic commands, and I wish I could say that I am successful at obeying them but I often struggle to do so. My brain is a gold-medal winner at going to extreme negatives in milliseconds. I spiral so fast it really can make one’s head spin. This causes me to have an intense battle with fear. I daily have to pray and study God’s Word and give God my fears, or I can get pretty sick to my stomach. When I feel a mental spiral (out of control) coming on, I tell myself, “Nicole, take your thoughts captive to God.” My FAVORITE aspect of Jenna’s character is her ability to take her thoughts captive. She finds herself in these horrific predicaments and naturally her thoughts spiral, but she stops them. She boldly says, “NO!” and then turns her thoughts to the positive. For me, it was simply outstanding to watch a character illustrate HOW to take thoughts captive and not let them spiral out of control. I know this sounds goofy cause Jenna is fictional, but I’ve never seen anyone actually do this. It was refreshing to see an aspect of my personality reflected in a really cool character, and it was helpful to me to see “take every thought captive” in action. What an excellent aspect to an already outstanding Romantic Suspense story.

Night Vision is a great read and I thoroughly enjoyed every minute. I can’t wait for book three, Night Hawk, to release in January. If you need a seriously good Romantic Suspense series to escape into right now, I highly recommend the Nighthawk Security series.

I purchased a copy of this novel in eBook form from Amazon.com on December 3, 2020, in order to review. In no way has this influenced my review. The opinions expressed in this review are my own.

4 thoughts on “Night Vision (2020)”

  1. Wow, I was just repeating to myself this morning – ‘Take every thought captive,’ and ‘Fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way.’ (Psalm 37:7) For some reason my mind Seriously dwells on the negative. And I wish & strive & pray to be faster at taking these thoughts captive. The ranting & raving in my mind against others never stops! It especially creeps in when I’m praying and/or reading something Biblical. Ugh!!! Sometimes it feels like a disease & I wish Jesus was here in person so I could crouch down & touch his garment & be free of this plague in my mind. (Like the woman with the issue of blood) If anything, I’ll be sure to get this book just so I can put into practice taking my thoughts captive more quickly & more often! Thanks so much Nicole for the review! 🙂 🙂

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    1. Thank you for reading my review! I’m sorry you struggle with the negative thoughts too. It’s so frustrating. I love the image of touching Jesus’s tzitzits (wings on His garment) and being cured of this ailment. One day (soon hopefully)!

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