Tripwire by Traci Hunter Abramson (Review & #Giveaway)

I've read just about every book this author has written. I fell in love with her first few military romance books and love that she continues to visit the Saint Squad. You can see my thoughts below on this newest addition and enter the tour giveaway...

(Saint Squad #10)
by Traci Hunter Abramason
Adult Romantic Suspense, LDS, Military
Paperback & ebook, 272 Pages
April 1st 2018 by Covenant Communications, Inc.


Jane Napierski is back at work at the job she loves—being a personal assistant to her friend Sienna Blake, a rising star actress. The duo is on location in Virginia Beach to film Sienna’s new TV series, along with costar Reed Forrester—the man with whom the world thinks Sienna is in love. Wrong.

Sienna’s heart actually belongs to her fiancĂ©, Craig, a Navy Seal with the Saint Squad. Craig must fly under the radar if he is to keep Sienna safe from his world of terrorists and toxic bombs. And Reed has no problem pretending to date his old friend Sienna simply because it means he can spend time learning more about Jane. Making a TV series is grueling work but not nearly as difficult as the treacherous adventure that is about to begin with a simple photo taken in the wrong place at the wrong time—an image worth killing for.

When Craig returns to the United States to spend time with Sienna, he’s not expecting to spend that time protecting her and Jane. Frightening incidents targeting the two women rapidly escalate, and as Craig and his Saint Squad investigate a tangled conspiracy, they find themselves tracking, here at home, the terrorists they have searched for across the globe. But can they shut the terrorists down in time to save Jane, Reed, and Sienna?

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My Review

TRIPWIRE is another romantic suspense involving this author's Saint Squad as someone close to them is in danger and they have to race to find who is behind it and why. A new set of characters are introduced and become the main romance in this story, while characters in prior stories take a back seat. The characters are down to earth and interesting, making them easy to connect with. The suspense ramps up towards the end for a crazy and thrilling climax. This is an enjoyable story from beginning to end.

It's been a while since I read a book in this series, but I had no issues jumping back in with cameos from prior characters and investing in two new characters. I love how the Saint Squad is like its own family and how they protect and defend their own. I also love how much the group has grown and how they relate to each other in various ways. Someone who isn't familiar with the series won't have the same feelings about the side characters and might find them to be a little overwhelming as there are quite a few of them. I enjoyed getting to "see" them again and where they are with their lives, as well as seeing them in action. There is a hint here about a possible second Saint Squad and I'm hoping its more than just a hint. I'd be all for a new series about a new group of Navy SEALs, even though I still love this group as well.

On to these new characters... Jane is one of those girls that was definitely overlooked in her past. A wallflower. She's a little vulnerable and has some insecurities. It all makes her an awesome heroine and easy to relate with. She's smart, loyal, and genuine. Reed has been a little bit in the shadows himself as an actor playing roles that require lots of makeup so that fans don't know what he looks like. It's given him some privacy, but with his new role and pretend boyfriend to a leading star, that's changing. I liked that he was also genuine and down to earth. Jane and him have a decent chemistry and plenty of sweet moments.

The suspense was fairly mellow in this one. The villains would occasionally disrupt things once in a while until the situation escalates towards the end. I would have liked a little more consistent suspenseful feel to the story, but still enjoyed this aspect of it. I really wasn't sure how it all would go down and enjoyed the action when it did.

In the end, was it what I wished for? I really enjoyed this one! It was easy to fall into and read fairly quickly, with a satisfying ending. Hopefully there will be more for the Saint Squad or for a new Saint Squad in the future!

Content: Some violence, but clean.
Source: I received a complimentary copy from the publisher, which did not require a positive review nor affect it in any way.

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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. She credits the CIA with giving her a wealth of ideas as well as the skills needed to survive her children's teenage years. She has gone on to write more than twenty bestselling novels that have consistently been nominated as Whitney Award finalists and three-time Whitney Award winner. When she’s not writing, Traci enjoys spending time with her husband and five children, preferably on a nice quiet beach somewhere. She also enjoys sports, travel, writing, and coaching high school swimming.

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