22 May 2019

Act of Valor | Book Review, Guest Post + Giveaway


She saw something she shouldn’t have…

When airline employee Violet Griffin encounters several suspicious passengers, she’s thrust into the crosshairs of a drug smuggling operation. NYPD officer Zach Jameson and his drug detection beagle, Eddie, can tell this is no small-time threat. Someone’s gunning for Violet, and after recently losing his brother, Zach refuses to lose her, too…especially now that she’s gone from friend to the woman he’s falling for.

Publisher: Love Inspired Suspense
Release Date: May 7, 2019



Oh, what fun Dana Mentink’s Act of Valor is to read. It continues the storyline that Justice Mission began, but with its own set of dangerous scenarios, sweet romance, and sprinkled-in humor. I definitely enjoyed it.

When Violet Griffin—and Zach Jameson, too, as her close, protective friend and cop—becomes caught within the drama of drug smuggling, the action-packed story takes off. The threat of danger proves never to be too far away as danger lurks at every page turn. Complicating the circumstances, Violet and Zach both must grapple with their changing, more-than-friendship feelings toward the other.

It was a pleasure to join Violet and Zach through this mystery and suspense. Through it all, they complement each other well—both stubborn and tough, yet not without vulnerabilities—and the way their romance blossoms amidst the danger is oh so heartwarming. I highly recommend their story to interested readers, but be aware that reading Justice Mission first will enhance the experience with the overarching series plotline.

I received a complimentary copy of this book and the opportunity to provide an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review, and all the opinions I have expressed are my own.


Dana Mentink is a two time American Christian Fiction Writers Carol Award winner, a Romantic Times Reviewer’s Choice Award and a Holt Medallion winner. She is a national bestselling author of over thirty five titles in the suspense and lighthearted romance genres. She is pleased to write for Harlequin’s Love Inspired Suspense, Harlequin Heartwarming and Harvest House. Dana was thrilled to be a semi-finalist in the Jeanne Robertson Comedy With Class Competition. Besides writing, she busies herself teaching third grade. Mostly, she loves to be home with Papa Bear, teen bear cubs affectionately nicknamed Yogi and Boo Boo, Junie, the nutty terrier, a chubby box turtle and a feisty parakeet. 


Cops and killers and beagles, oh my! It was a ton of fun writing the second book in the new True Blue K-9 Continuity series. First of all, I had the honor of working with some AMAZING authors. (It’s challenging creating a world together and keeping all those details straight!) I had the privilege of following the amazing Lynette Eason, so that’s always a plus! Second, I learned all about the astonishing world of beagles! Those critters are just amazing. For instance, the original beagles were tiny, only 8 inches tall and could be carried in a pocket, which is why they called them Pocket Beagles. I need one of those! The name beagle comes from the French, which is translated “wide throat” or “loudmouth.” This is well earned by Eddie in my story, who will occasionally let loose with the trademark baying. The beagle's small size, general friendliness, and ferocious scent drive, make it the perfect dog to sniff around airports and get into compact spaces. Eddie enjoys doing just that with Zach, his handler and best friend. He earns those gourmet treats that Zach bakes up for him. Best of all, Eddie was rescued from death before he became a canine cop star! It’s just awesome when you can twine fact with fiction to come up with a tail wagging suspense story! I hope you enjoy the second installment in the series!


To celebrate her tour, Dana is giving away a grand prize of a print copy of the book, a beagle coloring book, and an Amazon gift card. Enter below, and be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway.



  1. Can't wait to read this book sounds good.

  2. Thank you for your review! Sounds like my kind of book! :)

  3. This book sounds like a wonderful read.

  4. This sounds like a great read I love the cover. Thanks for the Chan e