Title: Peril
Series: Bloodlines Trilogy
Author: Jordyn Redwood
Publisher: Kregel
Published: September 1, 2013
Pages: 272


Morgan Adams, a pediatric nurse, feels like she can’t bear to face life anymore. With her infant daughter dead, her kidneys failing, and the horrors of the hospital confronting her everyday, she doesn’t see a point on holding on when everything died with her daughter. She tries to hold on for her husband and tries to hold onto a faith that’s crumbling around her. Her faith isn’t helped when her mother reveals a shocking secret that spins Morgan’s life out of control and shakes her faith to the core.

Dr. Tyler Adams, Morgan’s husband and a consultant for a medical trial, is trying to move on from the death of their daughter, but with his wife sick and unable to rejoin life Tyler can’t seem to let go of their daughter. There is one thin he does know though, he’s not letting Morgan go too. The added stress of trying to keep Morgan alive and fighting on top of his duties as a doctor are starting to put pressure on not only himself but his marriage too, making him wonder if they’ll even make it.

When a rogue soldier from Tyler’s medical trials comes after Morgan, she’s almost grateful, until the people she loves are put in danger. Now Morgan must make a decision, fight for her life or give into the sweet relief death will bring. Tyler must decide whether he’s going to let God hold Morgan or if he’s going to hold too tight an possibly lose her. Their past, present and future are put to the test and they must decide which path they’re going to take.

Jordyn Redwood became a favorite for me with her last novel, but this one definitely made her rise through the ranks and has easily become my favorite medical fiction author ever. Her experience in critical care and emergency nursing and passion for what she does flows onto the pages and gets me excited about my chosen career path. I love finding out what else she’s come up with and can’t wait to see what else she’s going to bring me next.

This is one of the few suspense novels that I’ve read with no discernible romance, but I didn’t miss it because Morgan and Tyler’s shaky relationship is put to the test throughout the book and I loved seeing each character grow and decide what they wanted. Because of that I got to see a marriage healed, which in this case might’ve been better than an actual romance. After all, after the romance comes the marriage and I liked the realistic portrayal of marriage and the image that with God any marriage can succeed.

The topic of this book is one that I love, which is a bit odd because usually I hate medical suspenses. I don’t fully know why I love these more than others, maybe it’s the fact that these suspenses use some obscure or unbelievable medical phenomena to sculpt them, or maybe it’s the fact that there’s always some awesome nursing and medical scenarios that excite my desire, even more, to be a nurse. All I know is that Jordyn Redwood has created an amazing trilogy of suspense novels that are thrilling yet teach medical terms and even some safety along the way. I loved this book!

Having never had a child let alone lost one makes it a bit hard to relate to what Morgan and her husband are going through, however I think the author did an amazing job portraying the sadness and despair that this couple’s going through and made it a lot easier for me to feel their pain. The character development is great and I truly enjoyed watching Morgan make a decision to live and fight or give in and see her daughter again. I also enjoyed watching Morgan realize how much pain losing her would cause her husband. I think this author hit out of the park on this one.

Jordyn Redwood has become a favorite and has easily skyrocketed to the top of a very long list. I loved this book about a nurse and would love to see more of her expertise showcased. She created a believably heart wrenching medical suspense that will stick with me forever. This book paints a unique picture of infant stem cell research and abortion and because of that it made a huge impact with me. I highly recommend this book.

Overall, I loved this book! This book is perfect for lovers of medical suspenses and those who like books about strange occurrences in the medical world. This book is best left to the adults. I give this book a five out of five.

*I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for this review. All opinions expressed are my own.*