Book Review: Attracted To Fire

16 Dec

Special Agent Meghan Connors’ dream of one day protecting the president of the United States is about to come true. Only one assignment stands in her way. After the vice president’s rebellious daughter is threatened, Meghan is assigned to her protective detail on a secluded ranch in West Texas. Unfortunately, working with Special Agent in Charge Ash Zinders may be as tough as controlling her charge. Ash has a reputation for being critical and exacting, and he’s also after the same promotion as Meghan. But when the threats escalate and security on the ranch is breached, it becomes clear this isn’t the work of a single suspect-it’s part of a sophisticated plan that reaches deeper and higher than anyone imagined. And only Ash and Meghan can put the pieces together before it’s too late.

 

Excerpt

 

 

Award-winning author DiAnn Mills is a fiction writer who combines an adventuresome spirit with unforgettable characters to create action-packed novels. DiAnn’s first book was published in 1998. She currently has more than fifty books in print, which have sold more than a million and a half copies.

Her titles have appeared on the CBA and ECPA bestseller lists and have won placements through the American Christian Fiction Writer’s Book of the Year Awards from 2003 to 2008. DiAnn was also a Carol Award finalist in 2010 & 2011. She received the Inspirational Reader’s Choice award in 2005, 2007, and 2010, and was a Christy Award finalist in 2008 and a RITA Award finalist in 2010. In 2010, DiAnn won the Christy Award for Breach of Trust and in 2011 she won the Christy Award for Sworn to Protect, the first and second books in her Call of Duty series.

DiAnn is a founding board member for American Christian Fiction Writers and a member of Inspirational Writers Alive; Romance Writers of America’s Faith, Hope and Love chapter; and the Advanced Writers and Speakers Association. She speaks to various groups and teaches writing workshops around the country. DiAnn is also the Craftsman mentor for the Jerry B. Jenkins Christian Writers Guild.

She and her husband live in sunny Houston, Texas.

 

My Impressions:

Attracted to Fire is a romantic suspense novel that is heavy on the romance. The suspense came a little slow for me, but towards the end, the pages couldn’t turn fast enough.  Meghan Connors and Ash Zinders are two of the agents on the detail to protect the new President’s rebellious and drug addicted daughter, Lindsey.  Ash doesn’t think women have any business being in the Secret Service and Meghan is out to prove him wrong.  Soon the sparks are flying between the two and things are heating up in the pursuit of the attackers determined to put an end to Lindsey’s life.

I had a hard time connecting with the two main characters in Attracted to Fire.  I didn’t really like them very much and really didn’t see the chemistry between them.  I did, however, enjoy the plot to undermine the President and to kill his daughter.  There were some surprises in the plot and it took a while to detect who the villains were.  Attracted to Fire should appeal to those readers looking for a romance spiced with suspense and intrigue.

 

(I received this book from the publisher, Tyndale House, in return for a review.  The opinions expressed are mine alone.)

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