Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Firewall- (FBI Houston Book1)





  Series: FBI: Houston (Book 1)
  Paperback: 416 pages
  Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. (July 1, 2014)
  Language: English
  ISBN-10: 1414389930
  ISBN-13: 978-1414389936
After a whirlwind romance, Taryn Young is preparing to board a plane at Houston International Airport, bound for a dream honeymoon, when a bomb decimates the terminal. Injured but still alive, she awakens to discover her husband is missing and they’re both considered prime suspects in the attack. Further, the FBI is convinced her husband isn’t who he appears to be.

Agent Grayson Hall’s number-one priority is to catch those responsible for the day’s act of terror. All evidence is pointing to Taryn and her new husband. But his instinct tells him her pleas of innocence are genuine. Is her naiveté just for show, or could she truly be another victim of a master scheme, possibly linked to the software she recently developed for her company?

With both their lives and reputations on the line, and the media outcry for justice increasing with each passing minute, Taryn and Grayson have no choice but to trust one another . . . and pray they can uncover the truth before they become two more casualties.

My Impressions: 

I adored this book. Lots of action, great plot with tons of drama and a romance brewing. Taryn and Grayson are fantastic. You feel the heat between them the first time they meet and you sense the attraction and bond getting deeper as the book progresses. Although it is a little odd that they would get together so quickly after Taryn's fake marriage, but still if a man does what Shep did to Taryn it would be pretty easy to get over him and move on in life without hesitating. 

I was especially impressed the way Mills wrote Taryn. As the plot started to come into focus and you realize that Shep has pulled a fast one on Taryn you almost expect Taryn to come across as some dimwit that should have seen it coming. Some tall tale signs that were screaming this guys a fake and the female character to be portrayed as weak and dumb. Mills did not do this though. she set up the Taryn character from the beginning to be strong, smart, brazen and in control.  So when the FBI lays out how intricate the plan that Shep had laid to deceive Taryn to get what he wanted from her you did not leave with the impression that Taryn was some ignorant woman that should have seen through all his lies. In fact she comes out as resilient, insightful, caring and tough. 

I have to say though that I loved the humor between Grayson and his grand father. That quick wit that can only come from a deep love  and understanding between two people. He also provided that  gentle push that Grayson needed to peruse Taryn and make things right with his father.

Overall this was a great page turner of a book and I for one cannot wait to read the second addition.  

About the Author: 

Award-winning author DiAnn Mills is a fiction writer who combines an adventuresome spirit with unforgettable characters to create action-packed, suspense-filled novels. DiAnn's first book was published in 1998. She currently has more than fifty books published.

Her titles have appeared on the CBA and ECPA bestseller lists and have won placements through the American Christian Fiction Writer's Carol Awards and Inspirational Reader's Choice awards. DiAnn won the Christy Award in 2010 and 2011.

DiAnn is a founding board member for American Christian Fiction Writers and a member of Inspirational Writers Alive, Romance Writers of America, and Advanced Writers and Speakers Association. She speaks to various groups and teaches writing workshops around the country. DiAnn is also the Craftsman mentor for the Jerry B. Jenkins Christian Writers Guild.

She and her husband live in sunny Houston, Texas.

Disclaimer: I received a free print copy of this book from Tyndale Publishing in exchange for my honest review and opinion which I have given.


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