Spotlight by Traci Hunter Abramson (Blog Tour Review & Giveaway)

Welcome to my tour stop for Spotlight by Traci Hunter Abramson! Spotlight is the ninth book in this series and I own them all. They're great LDS, and even general, romantic suspense! Check out the book and author info, as well as my full review below...

(Saint Squad #9)
by Traci Hunter Abramson
LDS Suspense, Thriller
Paperback & ebook, 240 Pages
October 1st 2015 by Covenant Communications

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.


My Review

Spotlight was another exciting addition to Abramson's Saint Squad Series! The romance developed slowly as the plot thickened. The suspense was light, but also kept me guessing as to when, who, and why. The characters were believable and likable. The ending was intense and showed off some of the hero's training and skill. Overall, an engaging and satisfying story from beginning to end.

The characters were all great! I loved getting to see characters from previous books, both who are on the squad and not. It was also great getting to know the newest member of the squad, Craig, as his story is told alongside the heroine's, Sienna, who is a popular actress. They were an interesting couple and I liked how their relationship formed and deepened. 

The villains weren't quite as evil and intense as previous books, nor was the plot quite as intricate, but it was still suspenseful. I thought I knew exactly what was going on and then things shifted on me and it made me question if I really knew who the villain was. I love it when stories can do that. I also liked that even though the story, really the whole series, has LDS, or Mormon, characters, they're not preachy and could be read by anyone who enjoys cozy or light romantic suspense.

I'd recommend Spotlight to those who have enjoyed Abramson's other books and those who enjoy reading LDS or general romantic suspense.

Content: Clean
Source: I would like to thank Covenant Communications for my complimentary review copy, which did not affect my review in any way.

About the Author

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. And though Traci found her passion in caring for her family, she couldn’t manage to forget the action of the CIA, so she turned to writing about it. She has gone on to write a number of bestselling suspense novels that have consistently been nominated as Whitney Award finalists. In 2013, she won her first Whitney award in the mystery/suspense category for Code Word. Her novel, Deep Cover, brought her a second Whitney award in 2014. She enjoys reading, writing, sports, travel and coaching high school swimming.

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