?Review: Irished by Heather Slade?

Posted on May 11, 2021 by Nadene @ Totally Addicted to Reading in Reviews / 26 Comments

?Review: Irished by Heather Slade?Title: Irished
Author(s): Heather Slade
Series: The Invincibles #7
Published by Sparrow Publishing on May 6, 2021
Pages: 320
Genre(s): Romantic Suspense
Source: Author
Format: eArc
Purchase: Amazon|Audible
Rating: One StarOne StarOne Star
Series Rating: One StarOne StarOne Star
Heat Level: One FlameOne Flame

He’s an undercover double agent.She’s his partner’s younger sister.Together, they’re INVINCIBLE.
IRISHUndercover for years, I learned one thing: be careful who you trust. Now, I need to know who’s killing our best operatives. Back on the ranch, I can uncover the secrets, while proving myself to everyone who doubts the truth. But Flynn Wheaton knows more, feels more, than meets the eye. She’s the first truth I’m going to conquer..
FLYNNPain hidden by kindness. He’s the perfect mystery, the rugged and inked man with secrets to unfold. He may be my brother’s partner, but I plan to know more, uncover it all. When my life is threatened, there’s only one thing I want to know, Will I finally get IRISHED?
While each book in the Invincibles series is a standalone with its own HEA, they may be more enjoyable read in order.

I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

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Irished by Heather Slade is the seventh book in The Invincibles series. It served as my introduction to the series. I accepted this book for review because of,

  1. The synopsis 

  2. The assurance it worked as a standalone.  


 My  introduction into this world revealed an interconnection between the stories in the series. Therefore, refuting the claim of it being a standalone. Divided into two parts, the story provided information on events occurring in the past and the present. 

Part One

The events of this installment spanned a thirteen-year period. The reader learns of Paxon’s aka Irish work with the CIA and his many missions. This included his unauthorized mission involving finding the truth behind the murder of several undercover agents. To flush out the culprit, he went undercover as a double agent. However, the mission failed and the world, except for those privy to the details. branded him a traitor. 

Flynn and her brothers grew up with their father, a cantankerous old man who made it his mission to make their lives a living hell. Bullied throughout her years at school because of her weight resulted in issues with low self-esteem. Although surrounded by her loving brothers, it did not compensate for her feelings of insecurity.

Part Two

The revelation of new information led to Irish re-entering protective custody. The ranch which Flynn and her brothers operate will be his place of safety. Flynn and Irish shared an instant mutual attraction. However, obstacles in the form of  age difference, shackles of the past and the investigation threatened to  douse the spark before it became a raging flame.

Information on Goodreads gave the impression this would  be a sexy, edge of your seat suspenseful read, but I was misinformed. The story was missing the fast-paced, action packed and thrilling experience expected from this genre. It focused on the investigation, with less attention given to the development of the romance. This made it difficult to connect with them as a couple. They rarely spent time together and their romance developed in the last couple of chapters. 

This installment featured most of the characters from the previous books. Although not a bad thing, keeping up with them proved challenging. Reading the previous books would have helped in this regard. Also, the couple from the previous book story ran simultaneously with the events of this installment. This took away most of the focus from the main couple.


Overall, an ok read, but it would be best if the series were read in order.




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26 responses to “?Review: Irished by Heather Slade?

  1. I find the best way to read a series is to sequentially binge them all at once – I get frustrated and forget too much in between if I read them as they come out.

  2. Sorry the book didn’t quite work out for you. I agree with books being read in order. I see lots of authors saying that their series doesn’t need to be but I always find the series more enjoyable if I do. Great review.

  3. Oh, it’s frustrating to pick up a book and realize that you really needed to read the earlier books for it to work well. I especially hate it when I read the first book in a series only to learn that it is a spin-off and you really need to have read another full series to understand what is going on. I think that I would have wanted more romance.