Friday, October 16, 2015

Blog Tour/Review: Spotlight by Traci Hunter Abramson



Spotlight, by Traci Hunter Abramson
2015, 240p, Clean Romance/Suspense
My Rating=5 Stars
Source: Received a copy from the publisher for an honest review



Navy SEAL Craig Simmons has pledged his life to serve and protect, so when this newest member of the Saint Squad observes a stunning young woman on the beach being shadowed by an armed man, he leaps into action. It doesn’t take long to realize his mistake, but it also puts him in a position to meet a very well-known actress, Sienna Blake. For Sienna, the timing couldn’t be more perfect—she’s preparing for a role as a CIA agent, and who better to help her prepare than a Navy SEAL? Craig and Sienna develop a lighthearted friendship, though both are aware of their growing attraction. Neither realizes, however, that a treacherous enemy is setting in motion a terrifying plan to destroy Sienna . . . A series of near-fatal accidents on set are too close for comfort, and Sienna has been lucky to escape with her life—so far. Despite the rising danger behind the scenes, the show must go on. When the Saint Squad is enlisted by the FBI to safeguard Sienna on the ill-fated film set, Craig is driven to protect the woman he is quickly growing to love. As the list of suspects and motives grows, Craig and the Saint Squad will do whatever it takes to track down the perpetrator—before things turn deadly.

This is the first book I've read in the Saint Squad series and it's fantastic! The Saint Squad is a team of Navy SEALs who are mostly LDS and share the same values. Craig Simmons is the newest member of the team. It doesn't take long for him to meet Sienna Blake, a famous actress who also has ties to the Saint Squad. It soon appears that someone may be trying to harm Sienna so the Saint Squad steps in to help and Craig and Sienna start spending more time together.

I loved their relationship from the beginning. There was attraction but not insta-love and their relationship developed slowly. It wasn't smooth sailing and there was a misunderstanding which was quickly remedied. They are both likable characters so it was easy to cheer them on. Sienna is a down to earth actress trying to live a somewhat regular life and Craig is smart, strong, brave and, well, a Navy SEAL.

I loved the pacing of this novel. It moves quickly and I had to keep reading to find out what happened. There are some twists and turns along to the way to a satisfying ending. This is the ninth book in this series but it definitely stands alone. It would be fun to read the other ones to get to know some of the characters better. I would recommend this to anyone that enjoys clean romantic suspense!


Traci Hunter Abramson was born in Arizona, where she lived until moving to Venezuela for a study-abroad program. After graduating from Brigham Young University, she worked for the Central Intelligence Agency for several years, eventually resigning in order to raise her family. She credits the CIA with giving her a wealth of ideas for suspense novels as well as the skills needed to survive her children's teenage years. She has gone on to write a number of bestselling suspense novels that have consistently been nominated as Whitney Award finalists. She considers shoes an optional accessory which became evident when she won her first two Whitney Awards in 2013 and 2014 for her novels Code Word and Deep Cover. She currently lives in Virginia with her family where she enjoys sports, travel, writing, and coaching high school swimming.


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1 comments:

Paij Slater said...

This sounds fantastic...I have added it to my ever growing TBR pile :)

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