Seeing Red by Sandra Brown
On the 25th anniversary of the Pegasus Hotel’s bombing in Dallas, ambitious journalist Kerra Bailey wants to interview the hero photographed saving lives that day, Major Franklin Trapper.
The Major though, has become a reclusive and has not agreed to be interviewed in years.
His son is her only way to reach out to him.
John Trapper was forced out of the ATF because he questioned the circumstances leading to the tragedy that made his father a hero.
Now estranged from his father, he works as a private detective but business isn’t exactly thriving.
Kerra approaches him hoping to gain access to his father but John isn’t happy about Kerra’s resolution.
It will put his father back in the spotlight and, he has reason to suspect, it’ll place the Major and stubborn Kerra in danger.
When his suspicions end up being confirmed, he’s the only one that sees something still doesn’t add up…
How will he be able to protect them both?
Fast-paced suspence with an intriguing storyline and a good amount of sexual tension between headstrong Kerra and classic alpha male John.
I really enjoyed it but, in the future, I’ll avoid reading again two Sandra Brown’s books back to back.
Like most authors, she uses similar main “guidelines” for her stories.
In her books:
▪Hero feels more like an anti-hero at first, he acts like an asshole or a criminal while in reality he has a good reason for that behavior and 85% of the time he’s an FBI agent.
▪The strong and often powerful heroine ends up needing some “rescuing”.
▪Big plot twist that resolves the mistery around the hero.
▪Real world happy ending, not much “ever after” disclosed.
She sticks to these points pretty much religiously so you always know what kind of story you are going to get.
Usually it bothers me when authors do that but Sandra Brown is able to wave originality into those “guidelines” making plots always different and interesting while her awesome writing makes up for the predictable parts.
This time it bothered me more because I read 2 of her books almost one after the other and those similarities kept jumping at me even if the actual plots were different.
I’m not going to give a lower rating just because I had already reached my ” Sandra Brown Quota” for the month, though.
⭐ 4 stars ⭐
~ My Ratings ~
Writing: 4 /5 – I listened to the Audiobook –
Plot: 3.5 /5
Hero: 3.5 /5
Heroine: 3.5 /5
Secondary Characters: 4 /5
MC’s chemistry: 3.5 /5
Steam: 2.5-3 /5
Triggers: No major triggers
Recommended to: Adult Romance readers that enjoy Suspence and Mystery with a touch of Romance.
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