Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Attracted to Fire by DiAnn Mills

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Attracted to Fire
Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. (October 1, 2011)
DiAnn Mills


DiAnn Mills believes her readers should “Expect an Adventure.” She is a fiction writer who combines an adventuresome spirit with unforgettable characters to create action-packed novels. Her books have won many awards through American Christian Fiction Writers, and she is the recipient of the Inspirational Reader’s Choice award for 2005, 2007, and 2010. She was a Christy Award finalist in 2008 and a Christy winner in 2010. DiAnn is a founding board member for American Christian Fiction Writers, a member of Inspirational Writers Alive, Advanced Writers and Speakers Association, and is the Craftsman Mentor for the Christian Writer’s Guild. She speaks to various groups and teaches writing workshops. DiAnn and her husband live in Houston, Texas. Visit her website at: http://www.diannmills.com/ or find her on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/diannmills


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.

Watch the book trailer:

If you would like to read the first chapter of Attracted to Fire, go HERE.

My review:
This is only the second book I have read by this author, and I really enjoyed it. It made me want to read more of her books.

There is a lot of suspense in the book, which is right up my alley, and some romance - which is ok. The plot is a great plot. I have not read many, if any books, that centered around Secret Service agents, and it made an interesting story line. It is evident that the author did a lot of research on the Secret Service and how they operate. I loved the characters. Mills did an excellent job on coming up with likable and believeable ones.

There was a good Christian message in the book and God was presented as the solution to problems faced by the characters.

One negative: I am a stickler for language issues in Christian books. I don't think any objectional words/curse words belong in one. This book used the word substituted for donkey. Much to my disappointment, Tyndale has started to allow a few words like this to slip into their novels. Other than that one instance in this book, this is an excellent read and I highly recommend it.