Royal wedding, bomb threats, and romance... Royal Brides by Traci Hunter Abramson (Blog Tour Review & Giveaway)

This author is one of my favorite in the LDS suspense genre! This is the third book in this series and it was a pleasure to read. Check it out along with my review and enter the giveaway below... 

Royal BridesRoyal Brides
(Royal #3)
by Traci Hunter Abramson
LDS Romantic Suspense
Paperback & ebook, 304 Pages
April 1st 2016 by Covenant Communications


In this eagerly anticipated companion novel to Royal Target and Royal Secrets, readers are invited back to the shimmering Mediterranean paradise of Meridia, where two royal weddings in a year are more than stressful—they’re deadly . . .

Lovely Meridian native Noelle Saldera yearns for adventure, but as the daughter of palace servants, working at Prince Stefano’s royal wedding may be as exciting as her life will get. But her options change drastically when she finds herself in the unlikely position of diffusing a bomb at the ceremony and being enlisted as the newest member of Meridian Intelligence—another wedding is in the works, and there can be no more close calls when Prince Stefano’s brother, Garrett, walks down the aisle. 

The bombing attempt at the first royal wedding leaves few clues as to the assailant’s identity. Desperate for answers, Meridian officials enlist CIA agent Jeremy Rogers to prevent a repeat occurrence at the upcoming nuptials. The beauty of the plan: the bride is Jeremy’s sister, so his cover is foolproof. What no one could anticipate is the instant connection between Jeremy and Noelle. Now, with their hearts on the line, the pair must work together to stop a seemingly unstoppable enemy before time runs out.

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My Review

ROYAL BRIDES was an enjoyable read and a great addition to the series! The reader gets to see some cameos and the weddings of the characters from the first two books while also getting to know new characters who are the focus of this story. A building climax of threats and finding who is behind them plus an impossible romance make for an entertaining read. Would recommend to those who enjoy this author, LDS suspense, or light suspense in general.

Jeremy and Noelle are caught up in their intelligence work as they protect the Meridian royal family. It was interesting seeing how they worked individually, with others, and together as a team. I liked how their relationship developed and that their challenges (both security and romance-wise) weren't just glossed over. There was some uncertainty, heartbreak, and panic.

The suspense developed and grew at a good pace, creating a nice climax and continuing to drive the story forward. Not everything went as planned for either side, the good guys or the villains. Knowing there was a threat and just getting a few hints dropped, but nothing conclusive helped to keep the suspense going and made me wonder where the threat would come from, what it would be, and who was behind it all.

Another enjoyable read from this author. I'm looking forward to seeing what she releases next!

Content: Some violence, but clean.

Source: Received a complimentary copy from the publisher, which did not affect my review in any way.

Other Books in the Series

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I've read and enjoyed both of these, but read them before my blogging days so I do not have reviews posted to reference. Something I need to change. :)

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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