Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Attracted to Fire by DiAnn Mills


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.

My take:~

In the dusty and remote setting of a swanky West Texas ranch, DiAnn Mills creates a story of two dedicated and fiercely independent Special Agents, out to prove themselves in order to be the first to a coveted promotion.  Unprepared for an emotional connection with each other, they scramble to deny their feelings and focus on their protectee, the wild and defiant presidential daughter.  It took me a little while to engage in this story but the second half had me invested in the outcome.  The tension and dislike between Ash and Meghan was palpable, and believable given their natures and goals in life, and it was fun to see those feelings soften into attraction during the story.  I also enjoyed the journey Lindsay takes from an over indulged and self destructive child to a woman determined to not let set backs take her down.  The antagonist became clear to me early on in the story but there are numerous twists that made me wonder about others' involvement.  Be aware DiAnn's novels are character driven rather that laden with action so Attracted to Fire will appeal to readers who like their suspense at a slower pace.  With solid spiritual themes, DiAnn continues to provide fans with good quality romantic suspense with enjoyable characters.

With thanks to Tyndale House for my review copy via NetGalley
Relz Reviewz Extras
Character spotlight on Bella & Carr
Reviews of Sworn to Protect and Breach of Trust
Interview with DiAnn
Visit DiAnn's website
Buy DiAnn's books at Amazon and Koorong


Bethany said...

It was cool to read your review of this book. I just finished it yesterday and had very similar thoughts. The first half took me a while to read and get into but then I didn't want to stop. :)

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