Thursday, October 20, 2016

Blog Tour/Review: Kept Secrets by Traci Hunter Abramson

Kept Secrets, by Traci Hunter Abramson
2016, 288p, Clean Romantic Suspense
My Rating=5 Stars
Source: Received a complimentary copy from the publisher, which didn't affect my review in any way

Unexpectedly reunited after six years, high school sweethearts Devin Shanahan and Grace Harrington cross paths and have a whirlwind wedding. A lot can change in six years, however, and they must figure out how to make their two independent lives mesh.

Unable to disclose his CIA job to his new wife, when Devin is assigned a top-secret mission to Hong Kong, he tells Grace part of the truth: that he is going to work abroad for six months in finance. But when the mission turns deadly and Devin doesn't know whom to trust, he must make the most difficult decision of his life in an effort to keep Grace safe. Will the seeds of deception prove destructive to their newly formed marriage? And will the love that brought them together be the very thing their enemies use to tear them apart?

Traci Hunter Abramson is one of my favorite authors so I knew I would have to start this when I had time to keep reading until I was done! It starts out with Devin and Grace unexpectedly reuniting after being apart for six years. They still have strong feelings for each other and decide to get married. Their trials start immediately and there are several complications that threaten to tear them apart.

I loved both Devin and Grace! Devin couldn't tell Grace what he really did for a living so, of course, that caused confusion and hurt feelings. I felt bad for Grace as she was trying to figure out what was happening. And for Devin who knew he was hurting Grace but was powerless to stop it. In addition to the danger, they have family issues to deal with, which made for some uncomfortable and dramatic scenes.

I loved the pacing of this book! It starts out with a whirlwind romance with some foreshadowing of the danger to come. There was plenty of mystery and suspense and I couldn't put it down until I knew the whole story. This is a book that Traci Hunter Abramson fans will enjoy! And, if you haven't read any of her books, it's a great one to start with!

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.

Tour Schedule:

*Oct. 17th

*Oct. 21st

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Unknown said...

Seriously I am going to read it just because she use to work for the CIA! hehe! That has always been a "dream" job of mine. Not under cover, just computers or behind the scenes...hehe The book sounds fantastic!

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