Monday, September 19, 2011

Attracted to Fire by DiAnne Mills

About the book:

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 Review:

I have found that I enjoy a good romantic suspense now and then.  Every once in a while I get an itch to read a suspense novel that has a touch of romance too and I was not disappointed when I picked up Attracted to Fire.

Attracted to Fire is about a couple of special agents that get assigned to protect the vice president’s daughter after there were some threats against her life.  The daughter is also a drug and alcohol addict and is struggling with withdrawals.  Ash Zinders and Meghan Connor get assigned to be the top agents in charge of her care and protection.  Sparks begin to fly because Ash is not too happy about having a female agent on his team and Meghan is convinced she can prove that female agents are just as good as men.

I was able to quickly fall in love with the plot and characters in the book and it all flowed easily and quick.  I also felt the reader knew what she was talking about as far as protocol and all that went with the agents, although I myself don’t have any facts to back that up because I know nothing of law enforcement.  I especially enjoyed the dialogue between Ash and Meghan and the other agents.

I really enjoyed the two main characters Ash and Meghan but especially admired Meghan.  She was such a strong and independent young woman yet she had a tender heart for the girl they were protecting and all the other characters mentioned.  I thought the romance that bloomed between Ash and Meghan was authentic and really did not agree that it was rushed.  I am a firm believer in love at first sight – although it wasn’t exactly like that in this story.  The secondary characters were also a memorable and added some fun to the story.

The mystery involved was very entertaining. I found myself guessing at who I thought the killer was all throughout the story.  I had my suspicions of who it was and how they were connected to the main suspect.  In the end I found some of my theories were close but some were also not even near to being correct, which was great! I love it when I am surprised as to who the killer is!

Attracted to fire is thrilling romantic suspense that I am happy I decided to read.  This is the first I’ve read any of DiAnn Mills books and was pleased enough to be looking in to more novels by her!

This is my honest opinion, thank you to Tyndale Blog Network for providing me a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review and opinion.

About DiAnne Mills:

Award-winning author, DiAnn Mills, launched her career in 1998 with the publication of her first book. Currently she has over forty books in print and has sold more than a million copies.

DiAnn believes her readers should "Expect an Adventure." Her desire is to show characters solving real problems of today from a Christian perspective through a compelling story.

Six of her anthologies have appeared on the CBA Best Seller List. Three of her books have won the distinction of Best Historical of the Year by Heartsong Presents. Five of her books have won placements through American Christian Fiction Writer's Book of the Year Awards 2003 - 2006. She is the recipient of the Inspirational Reader's Choice award for 2005 in the long
contemporary and novella categories.

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

She lives in sunny Houston, Texas, the home of heat, humidity, and Harleys. In fact she'd own a Harley, but her legs are too short. DiAnn and her husband have four adult sons and are active members of Metropolitan Baptist

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1 comment:

  1. enjoy reading DiAnn Mills books. They have a romance story but the occupations of her characters stand out more than anything. Attracted to Fire gives you an inside to the life of a Secret Agent but also how much happens with those in power in DC. Agent Meghan Connors is assigned to Lindsey Hall. Lindsey has been causing grief for her father, the Vice President. Now that her life has been threatened they have removed her to the Dancin' Dust Ranch in Texas. Agent Ash Zinders does all he can to discourage a woman agent on his team. But the order for her to be there was from the VP and Lindsey had saved his life last year. Lindsey is only twenty but has a drug and alcohol addiction. Jackson Hall knew Meghan's sister struggled with addiction as well and thought having her on the team could help her.