Book Reviews

Book Review: Lights Out

by Natalie Walters

publisher’s synopsis

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.

What I Liked:
-I liked getting to know the SNAP crew, Walters balanced out the personalities of the group well and had them play off of each other. I would have liked to get to know them a little more though. 🙂

Lights Out ticks the boxes for Romantic Suspense, juggling both plot lines pretty well (though I personally would have done more suspense 😉 ).

What Wasn’t My Favorite:
-The love triangle/tension that was supposed to be created by Amy’s character never really worked for me, mostly because we basically never see her and Jack together.

-There was one point during the climax where it felt like SNAP was way smarter than all of the other government agencies/employees, which bugged me a little bit. However, I might have been reading it wrong.

Final Thoughts:
Lights Out is a nice start to the SNAP Agency series.

Content Warnings: moderate romance; one kiss; moderate/heavy violence

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