Review: Energized by Mary Behre


Mary Behre
Rating: B+

What I’m Talking About:

I’m happy to say that some of the critiques I had of the previous novels in the Tidewater series have been smoothed out, making Energized my favorite so far.  Niall and Hannah’s story was gripping, heartwarming and enjoyable.

I really did enjoy Niall and Hannah’s journey.  Hannah is funky and flexible – open to life and anything really.  Her optimism is refreshing even when faced with continuing overbearing negativity.  Her determination and strength of character was admirable and I enjoyed that though she is a strong independent woman, she does need Niall.  Someone to watch over her and protect her from the dangers her visions pose to her sanity.

Niall and Hannah are true compliments to each other.  Where Hannah is hope and honest Niall is cautious, careful and reserved.  I liked how Niall’s post-traumatic stress issues didn’t keep him from living life, though it does affect his daily life.  I feel that their relationship was helped by the fact that they had met previously.  Though they did have this one-night stand, I liked that they took time to get to know each other once they reconnected.  It was not all just lust and passion.  It was truly touching to watch them heal each other, especially in ways that they didn’t realize they needed.

Though some of the characters were a little flat, overall the supporting characters were fascinating.  The mysterious serial killer plot was engaging and nerve-wracking.  I enjoyed how it played out, but I will say, it was uber-creepy.  The suspense of figuring out who Mercy is, as well as the race to save the latest victim, was gripping.  What I loved most about the mystery was the inclusion of Ian and Ryan, the private detectives (*ahem* private security specialists as they prefer to be called).  I hope that the series continues or spins off so we can see more of Ian and Ryan and their adventures.   I loved how the police procedures were improved along with good ‘ole Plan B between the private detectives (security specialists) and the police detectives.

I hope the Tidewater series continues, as it seems to get better and better.  Though the premise of the three sisters appears to be finished, I can’t help but feel there are plenty of other characters that can continue the series (possibly some half siblings out there?).  Naill and Hannah’s story was the best so far, and I hope for more.

My Rating:  B+ Liked It A Lot


About the Book:

She’s searching for a sign…
Hannah Halloran has always believed in her gift. The things she sees through her psychic touch have never led her wrong before. Not when they led her to an unforgettable night with a sexy Marine at a bar. Not when she felt a need to leave her home and find the sisters she barely knows. And not now, when she is an unwilling witness to a brutal murder…

He’s ready to show her…
All Niall Graham wants is some peace. He’s recovering from the horrors of war, struggling to save his family’s restaurant, and desperate to forget Hannah, the beautiful woman who left him with memories of a mind-blowing night together and a bogus phone number. But a quiet life is hard to manage—especially when Hannah strides back into his restaurant with the news that a serial killer is on the loose and lurking closer than anyone could have guessed…

Release Date: August 4, 2015
Tidewater #3
ISBN: # 978-0425282007
Paranormal Romance
Paperback (320 pages), e-book
Book Source: Publisher/NetGalley

Purchase Info:
Energized (Tidewater series #3)

Reviews in the Series:
Spirited by Mary Behre (Tidewater #1)
Guarded by Mary Behre (Tidewater #2)
Harmonized by Mary Behre (Tidewater #2.5)

  • I love when authors show people with issues like PTSD and show how their lives are difficult, but not over when they have issues like that. Sounds like a very interesting series.

    • UnaReads

      This was my favorite so far and she handled it well. I really liked it.

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