Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Mini Review: Attracted to Fire by DiAnn Mills

Attracted to Fire
by DiAnn Mills
Tyndale House Publishers (September 2011)
Source: Netgalley
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Special Agent Meghan Connors’ dream of one day protecting the president of the United States is about to come true. Only one assignment stands in her way. After the vice president’s rebellious daughter is threatened, Meghan is assigned to her protective detail on a secluded ranch in West Texas. Unfortunately, working with Special Agent in Charge Ash Zinders may be as tough as controlling her charge. Ash has a reputation for being critical and exacting, and he’s also after the same promotion as Meghan. But when the threats escalate and security on the ranch is breached, it becomes clear this isn’t the work of a single suspect—it’s part of a sophisticated plan that reaches deeper and higher than anyone imagined. And only Ash and Meghan can put the pieces together before it’s too late.

I wanted to like this book. I really did. I've read so many great reviews and know that a lot of other bloggers really liked it. The problem was that I never felt drawn into the story. The only other way I can describe it is I was always aware that I was reading. I never felt like I could get lost in the story. The book started off rather slow and by the time the pace picked up I wasn't interested anymore. I also never connected to any of the characters the way I usually do. I didn't feel attached emotionally because I didn't feel any real emotion from them. I don't know. I'm disappointed that I didn't end up liking it and I've been avoiding writing a review because I feel so bad! I guess this book wasn't for me and in the end I thought it was just ok. I would still consider reading another one of DiAnn Mills books in the future, though!

Just because I didn't enjoy this book doesn't mean you'd feel the same way. A lot of other bloggers really like it and maybe their reviews will help you decide if it's something you'd like to read. Here are reviews of Attracted to Fire from some bloggers I follow.
About the author
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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.

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