Sandra Brown | August 2017 | 432 pp
Another great Sandra Brown romance/thriller, though the premise on this one was a bit confusing. Kerra is a tv news journalist. Shes had a good run but isn’t afraid to leverage her personal life to ‘kick it up a notch’ professionally. Years ago, when she was a child, her and her family where victims of a terrorist bomber attack. She was saved by Major Trapper, the two of them captured in a now, iconic photo, but, who set the bomb and why, remains a mystery. Even more of a mystery is Major Trappers silence on the bombing and perhaps his involvement with the people who did it. Major doesn’t even know its Kerra in the viral photo, no one does except Kerra. And thats the info she would like to leverage in order to get an interview with the now silent Major. She hoping to go through his son, disgraced ATF agent John Trapper. John is a private investigator and like all Brown men, very rough around the edges. He doesn’t care to have a relationship with his father and definitely not Kerra.
Cons: The danger here gets a bit contrived. The idea is, once Kerra reveals shes the young girl in the photo, the attackers will come after her. Makes sense but, is just super thin to believe no one has been able to find her already. And, why cant she just hole up somewhere with the hunky John and wait it out? I guess that would be ‘cutting out the chase’! 🤣😂
Pros: Everything else is a pro. 🤣😂 The romantic tension between Kerra and John is hot, heavy and non-stop. There are plenty of scenes between the two of them to keep you interested and as always Brown almost has you thinking it wont happen for them, right up until it does.
Apart of the Brown relationship formula is for the protagonist and her beau to be together against the ‘world’. That aspect goes full tilt here as Kerra and John learn even the people closest to them are at fault in some way.
Great climax, great story, yes, its a repetitive plot but so what? Who hurt you that you can’t tolerate a good love story? 🤭🤷🏾♀️🥰 Goodbook #58
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Storygraph Summary: Kerra Bailey is a television journalist on the rise, and she’s hot on the trail of a story guaranteed to skyrocket her career to even greater heights: an interview with the legendary Major Trapper. Twenty-five years ago, The Major emerged a hero from the bombing of the Pegasus Hotel in downtown Dallas when he was photographed leading a handful of survivors out of the collapsing building. The iconic picture transformed him into a beloved national icon, in constant demand for speeches and interviews–until he suddenly dropped out of the public eye, shunning all members of the media. However, Kerra is willing to use any means necessary to get to The Major–even if she has to wrangle an introduction from his estranged son, former ATF agent John Trapper.
Still seething over his break with both the ATF and his father, John Trapper wants no association with the hotel bombing or his hero father, and spurns the meddling reporters determined to drag them back into the limelight. Yet Kerra’s sheer audacity and tantalizing hints that there’s more to the story rouse Trapper’s interest despite himself. And when her interview of a lifetime goes catastrophically awry–with unknown assailants targeting not only The Major, but also Kerra–Trapper realizes he needs her under wraps if he’s going to track down the gunmen before they strike again . . . as well as discover, finally, who was responsible for the Pegasus bombing.
Kerra is wary of a man so charming one moment and dangerous the next, and she knows Trapper is withholding evidence collected during his ATF investigation into the bombing. But having no one else to trust and enemies lurking closer than they know, Kerra and Trapper join forces and risk their very lives to expose a sinuous network of lies and conspiracy running deep through Texas–and uncover who would want a national hero dead.