Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Blog Tour/Review: Safe House by Traci Hunter Abramson

Safe House, by Traci Hunter Abramson
2017, 293p, Clean Contemporary Suspense
My Rating=5 Stars
Source: I received a complimentary copy from the publisher, which did not affect my review in any way

The guardians, the shadowy heroes of the top-secret program designed to protect members of the most elite government organizations, are being hunted down one by one. There is a single explanation: a traitor must be embedded somewhere in their midst. But if they themselves are the target, who will protect them?

CIA operative Renee Niezen has heard tales of the guardians, though she's never really believed in their existence—until she is approached by Charlotte, an old friend who desperately needs her help to stop the systematic destruction of the guardian program. Renee accepts the plea for assistance, but not everyone is thrilled to have her on the team. Kade—one of the last guardians standing—is unimpressed with Renee's qualifications and turns instead to the legendary Saint Squad for help. But when Renee is caught in the crosshairs, Kade must set aside his antagonism for the woman in order to protect her. Their grudging alliance soon develops into much more—but before the pair can examine their feelings, their investigation takes a dramatic twist. With lives on the line, Renee and Kade must use their spy training at every turn as they draw dangerously close to the shocking truth.

I love Traci Hunter Abramson, and couldn't wait to start this book. I was hooked from the first page and had a hard time putting it down until I was done! This is one of those books that is best to experience firsthand and will be most enjoyable if you like suspense. It combines the guardians and the Saint Squad so it was great to catch up with characters from prior books and see what's currently happening with them. This also works well as a stand alone, so if it's the first book you read in this series, you won't feel lost (but might feel like you're missing a lot of back stories).

I loved both Renee and Kade and the way they interacted with each other. They didn't get along at first and had to figure out a way to work together to discover the truth. While romance isn't the focus of this book, I think there is enough to keep a romance reader happy, so I would recommend it to those that enjoy clean romantic suspense. If you are already a fan of Traci Hunter Abramson, it's a must read! The ending is satisfying and also leaves the door open for more guardian books in the future!

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 three Whitney Awards in 2013 (Code Word), 2014 (Deep Cover), and 2016 (Failsafe.) She currently lives in Virginia with her family where she enjoys sports, travel, writing, and coaching high school swimming.

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sherry fundin said...

Ooo I love secrets and government conspiracies. I love romantic suspense, clean or spicy, and this sound like one for my reading list.
sherry @ fundinmental

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