The plot of Firewall holds lots of promise: action, suspense, intrigue, and even a little romance. There were things I really enjoyed about it. But there were also some things that made it not quite a good read.
I was definitely drawn in to the story immediately. It was active and exciting right from the start. I was drawn to Taryn Young, our main heroine; and I even liked Grayson Hall- our hero- although he was a little "prickly" at the start. The story moved quickly and so kept me interested and reading.
Unfortunately parts of the story just seemed choppy. There were things that the characters did or said that sometimes didn't seem to make sense in the situation. And some of the scenes were confusing. In the scenes between Grayson and his fellow FBI agent at the beginning, it was difficult for me to keep straight who was who, and they almost seemed to change personalities. And, although the majority of the book is in 3rd person told mainly from Taryn's perspective, there was an out of nowhere change to first person from a different character's perspective at one point.
Although it kept my interest because I definitely wanted to know what happened, the choppy segments and the sometimes confusing elements cause me to not recommend it as a really good read.
I give it 3 stars and a PG-13 for content.
Disclosure: I received a free copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. I wasn't compensated in any other way, and all of the opinions are entirely my own.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
DiAnn Mills believes her readers should “Expect an Adventure.” She is a fiction writer who combines an adventuresome spirit with unforgettable characters to create action-packed novels. Her books have won many awards through American Christian Fiction Writers, and she is the recipient of the Inspirational Reader’s Choice award for 2005, 2007, and 2010. She was a Christy Award finalist in 2008 and a Christy winner in 2010.
DiAnn is a founding board member for American Christian Fiction Writers, a member of Inspirational Writers Alive, Advanced Writers and Speakers Association, and is the Craftsman Mentor for the Christian Writer’s Guild. She speaks to various groups and teaches writing workshops.
DiAnn and her husband live in Houston, Texas. Visit her website or find her on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/diannmills
ABOUT THE BOOK
Agent Grayson Hall’s number-one priority is to catch those responsible for the day’s act of terror. All evidence is pointing to Taryn and her new husband. But his instinct tells him her pleas of innocence are genuine. Is her naiveté just for show, or could she truly be another victim of a master scheme, possibly linked to the software she recently developed for her company?
With both their lives and reputations on the line, and the media outcry for justice increasing with each passing minute, Taryn and Grayson have no choice but to trust one another . . . and pray they can uncover the truth before they become two more casualties.
If you would like to read the first chapter of Firewall, go HERE.
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