I have enjoyed reading other suspense novels by Diann Mills, and this one also kept my attention. I enjoyed the story line (Secret Service protecting the daughter of the President) as well as the setting for the story (a Texas ranch). However, I was disappointed to discover what I consider a curse word in the book. Also, considering the fact that this is Christian fiction, modesty apparently was overlooked when one male character is sent out to purchase personal clothing items for an unrelated female, and much detail and emphasis were given to those items. Aside from that, I enjoyed the novel.
I don't read a lot of contemporary fiction, but I'm really glad I picked up this book! DiAnn Mills delivers quite an action packed tale in "Attracted to Fire," and I literally could not put it down! (I had to stay up til 1:30 just to finish it last night!)
I won't bother with a plot summary, as that's already available on this site, but I'll just let you know that if you want a real page-turner, this book is for you! Granted, a few of the plot twists are predictable, but since there are so many twists and turns, it kinda makes you feel involved in the story when you're able to solve some of the mysteries alongside the main characters. :)
I also enjoyed the author's ability to weave the message of God's love, forgiveness and true salvation into the plot. One of my favorite lines from the book was "God can only use failures," which of course is true, as we "all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God." However, I really liked how the author revealed the weaknesses and failures of the main characters, but showed how in allowing God to use their "broken vessels" they could accomplish more than they thought possible.
I will definitely be looking for more books from DiAnn Mills in the future!
I recently read Attracted to Fire, a work of fiction by author Diann Mills. This book is about Secret Service Agents who are assigned to protect the Vice President's drug and alcohol addicted daughter after her life has been threatened. They take her to an isolated ranch in West Texas to go through a sort of rehab while the Secret Service tries to find out what her would-be killer's identity. There are a cook, the doctor and his assistant/nurse, two ranch hands, and a six agent team comprising of one female agent and five male agents, one of which doesn't think women have a place in the Secret Service.
I enjoyed reading this book. The story has elements of suspense, romance, and mystery. It was a very easy read and had, in my opinion, well-developed characters and back story. The chapters were short which helped in moving the story along and changing which character's perspective was being explored. There were some romantic elements that I didn't particularly enjoy, but nothing terribly offensive.
Overall, I enjoyed the book and its characters and would recommend it to anyone wanting a nice, easy read that can be picked up for short bouts of reading.
Special Agent Meghan is assigned to a team protecting the vice president's daughter, and they are staying on a Texas ranch. Meghan is the only female agent, and the agent in charge, Ash, doesn't like women in the Secret Service. Ash is a good agent but demanding of his team. He and Meghan clash over work issues for awhile, but thankfully Ash realizes that Meghan is an asset to the team.
I thought the book was a good read and the mystery of the threats against the VP's daughter was interesting. However, I liked the author's award-winning novel Breach of Trust much better. That book kept me on the edge of my seat, whereas I had a harder time staying interested in this book.