Major Threat (The Gun Runner, #1) by Charlotte Raine



The author sent me a copy of this book (pdf format) in exchange for an honest review.


My rating:  4  of  5  stars

(by Amazon)

Avery Yakushev, an illegal arms dealer, has built a comfortable life selling guns and making a nice profit from his city’s cyclic need of violence and protection. When he learns another arms dealer is stealing his clients, he discovers his competition has a significant advantage over him.

Now, with the threat of losing his business and a new love interest in his life, Avery has to jump into the cycle of violence and protection in order to save what he cares about.


Genre(s):  Romantic Suspense, Short Story

Series:  The Gun Runner, #1

Length:  36 pages (print version)

Release date:  2015-06-11



“I thought you sold to anyone who wanted a weapon?” He tosses the cotton ball into the garbage. “What did you call it? Equal opportunity industry.”


My Opinion

Major Threat introduces the readers to the two main characters. Taking turns, Avery Yakushev and Shannon Holmes tell us about their lives and show us how they met. It is a fast paced read with a pleasant flow.

With Major Threat, Charlotte Raine has created the intriguing first part of a new trilogy. Major Threat is a well balanced short romantic suspense read with interesting characters. The author slowly reveals more, making me want to immediately proceed with the second instalment. I was drawn into the story, an invisible and close bystander. Major Threat is a good read for romantic suspense fans, who like to read short stories with a slow and steady increase of thrill.

This is a very pleasant read, the promising start of a trilogy.

In brief:

Writing Good
Plot Some twists
Mood Suspenseful
Pace Fast
Characters Developed
Violence Some violence
Sexual content No sexual content
POV First person (alternating)


About the author

Charlotte Raine is the author of several romantic suspense books with more on the way. She worked in marketing and advertising for 15 years before focusing on her true passion, telling great stories. Charlotte gets inspiration for her writing from the scenic but serene mountains around her home in Vail, Colorado.

When she is not writing you will find her after a long day of skiing at one of the many lodges in Vail. She will most likely be next to a warm fire, drinking a glass of wine and telling stories.


Connect with the Author:


Please take a look at my statement on reading in My train of thoughts on …reading.  Now I am asking you.  🙂

My questions for you bibliophiles:
What about you?  What did you think about Major Threat?  Or – if you did not yet read Major Threat  – are you now interested in reading it yourself?

My question for you cinephiles:
If Major Threat was filmed – who should direct it, who could you imagine as actors?

I am looking forward to reading your comments.  🙂




8 thoughts on “Major Threat (The Gun Runner, #1) by Charlotte Raine

      • I’m late, but I did enjoy this series. A short and complete story that is perfect for my busy life. Thanks for the review.

      • I am glad that you also liked the series, Charise. Considering how difficult it is to write a short story, I read well written short stories with joy.

    • The second instalment is already waiting to be read – I’m just waiting for the opportunity to start reading.
      You love skiing and do not live in a snow-prone environment? That’s a pity.

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