Sometimes your friends are not who you think they are.
Ash and Meghan, are but two Special Agents assigned to keep the Vice President's daughter Lindsay out of trouble. Lindsay has some questionable issues and is trying to get her life together. Her parents have struggled to maintain control over their daughter, but knowing Lindsay could be dangerous. Lindsay's sister is a total opposite of her, instilling jealousy and insecurity, which does not help Lindsay's shortcomings. Someone is trying to eliminate Lindsay and her family, and with death all around them who will be next?
Romance, action, suspense and drama highlight this interesting read. It took me awhile to be captured into the storyline, but once I connected with the characters and what was happening in the novel it soon became a very fast paced and promising read. This is the first suspense non western book I have read from the author and it won't be the last. Dialogue seemed real and characters were personable. Twists and turns, high action and excellent ending were entertaining and I will recommend this book to others.
Two secret agents assigned to the Vice President's daughter while she recovers from drug and alcohol abuse. They babysit, mentor, and protect her while discovering that her addictions are part of a conspiracy which threatens the heart of the nation.
The thriller part is pretty good. If you are willing to ignore some plot holes and other minor details, it even comes across as slightly suspenseful. The mystery fails pretty badly. I had most of the main characters nailed within the first couple of chapters. The romance aspect of this story was actually boring, executed as a side plot which seemed to distract from the momentum of everything else going on. I would have enjoyed the book more if that aspect had been removed and more emphasis was placed on developing the role minor characters played in the denouement.
Yes, this book is Christian, but barely so. While it is light on violence and innuendo, God only makes some passing appearances and is not a moving force in this story.
Honestly, I think this story could actually have been told better by someone else.
If you are looking for something entertaining to read, this is a fine choice and merits the three stars for allowing me to spend a few hours pleasantly diverted. If you are looking for something to deepen your faith, expand your horizons, or otherwise mentally challenge you, my advice would be to move on.
I thoroughly enjoy criminal suspense, and DiAnn Mills always delivers. I actually read this one on my Kindle before reading the finished product! My only issue with "Attracted to Fire" was keeping all of the story threads together in my imagination.
I had moments of feeling overwhelmed by plot twists, and some characters seemed to come and go at a rapid pace...at times a bit too quickly for my taste. I prefer to have time to invest in people, whether real or imagined!
BUT...the story was interesting enough to hold my interest, and I'm hoping to see continuing characters in future novels...although not clear on whether this was a stand-alone story or the beginning of another trilogy.
If you like criminal suspense, love a political flavor, and enjoy a hint of romance in your fiction, then give "Atracted to Fire" a chance.
I just finished this fast paced action filled drama about the work of the secret Service Special Agents. This is one suspenseful novel that I had a hard time putting down, even though I knew I desperately needed to sleep. There were numerous conflicts to keep the adrenaline flowing - between the two Secret Agents (Secret Agent Meghan Conner and Secret Agent in Charge Ash Zinders, nicnamed A2Z) who were competing for the same office, the men and women thrown together on a working ranch, the vice president's daughter and those trying to keep her safe, and even after the reader was told who the villains were, this continued.
I enjoyed learning how the characters learnt to trust each other and God in spite of the evidence they had, which is perhaps the main core of the novel. Trust between child and parent, learning to differentiate between what emotions tell you and what reality tells you. Mix in the angst of an angry daughter using drugs and alcohol to deaden perceived hurts and you have the making of a hair raising ride. Hang on tight, or get off. This book is not for the faint hearted who are looking for a rocking chair read.
I was so involve with all the action happening, I am not sure that I noticed much about the area in Texas where the Dancin' Dust Ranch is located. The novel was well written and it took a while after I was done for my heart beat to slow down to normal. Good thing, because I want to sleep tonight.