Today’s book review features
Lights Out by Natalie Walters.
CIA analyst Brynn Taylor developed a new program to combat terrorism, and she invited members of foreign intelligence agencies to America to foster cooperation between countries. Now one of them, Egyptian spy Remon Riad, is missing.
Jack Hudson has been working for the Strategic Neutralization and Protection Agency (SNAP) for almost nine years and takes the lead in hunting down the missing spy. But he isn’t at all pleased to find out Brynn is involved. It’s hard to trust a woman who’s already betrayed you.
Every lead they follow draws them dangerously deeper into an international plot. Kidnapping, murder, explosions, poisoning–the terrorists will do anything to accomplish their goal of causing a digital blackout that will blind a strategic US military communications center and throw the world into chaos.
Can Brynn surrender control to a man who doesn’t trust her? And can Jack ever get over what she did to him? The fate of the world–and their hearts–hangs in the balance.
My world revolves around GIJOE and our three adult (or almost adult) children who keep my life anything but predictable. Our boots hit the ground wherever the Army sends us but home is when we’re all together no matter the zipcode. My passion is writing stories where adventure meets love and share my belief that life rooted in purpose is a story worth telling.
From Author Website
Lights Out is the first book in Natalie Walter’s new romantic suspense series about the SNAP Agency. When a spy goes missing from a program CIA analyst Brynn Taylor puts together, she’s assigned to work with the SNAP Agency to find out what’s going on. Jack Hudson was once kicked out of the CIA because of Brynn, so he’s not exactly excited to work with her again. Neither is given much choice in the matter.
With that spark of enemies-to-lovers, plus the danger that keeps finding them, Lights Out starts out with lots of great friction that keeps the pages turning. So many leads. So many dead ends. Literally. The story takes the reader on a ride that I didn’t want to end.
What I loved most was the characters. Maybe because I read the prequel, Initium, I already felt attached to them, but I loved seeing them interact. The banter and teamwork. It made me even more invested in the story and Jack and Brynn’s happily ever after. Now I can’t wait for Book 2!
If you love action, suspense, and romance, definitely grab a copy of Lights Out! And the prequel, too!
I received a complimentary copy of this book from Revell. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with FTC guidelines.