Tia Parker always seems to fall for the wrong guy. But when she meets Evan Spence at a friend's wedding, it seems like she's finally found Mr. Right. Their spark is undeniable, but reality may extinguish any hope for a future: they are separated by thousands of miles. As the couple struggles with the pitfalls of pursuing romance long-distance, Tia is taken off guard by a new arrival in town. Colby Farren is handsome and charming and has made it clear he's interested in Tia. Yet despite his obvious infatuation, Tia can't seem to get Evan out of her mind. Caught between the attention of two very different men, her complicated love life is soon eclipsed by much more sobering concerns. A break-in at her apartment is just the first in a series of bizarre events, each bringing her one step closer to a dangerous liaison. And knowing who to trust could be a matter of life and death.
|Size||6 x 9|
|Published||Covenant Communications 2018|
I'm such a huge fan of author Traci Hunter Abramson. She has written such great books. This book is one I really loved! I started reading it and was only going to read a few chapters. Several hours later I was more than half way done. I just could not stop reading. The story is not only riveting, but the characters jump off the pages and you get pulled in from the first chapter. Main characters Tia and Evan meet at their friend's wedding. They immediately hit it off. I could feel their connection and loved them getting together.
The other main character Coby Farren, the new deputy in town wanted Tia from the first meeting. He bothered me right from the start. There are many disgusting and creepy things that start happening. I don't want to give it all away, but my stomach turned at the weird and terrifying things that happen to Tia. The last 1/4 of the book is where I couldn't hold still because I was so on edge. This is truly one of those heart pounding endings that you don't want to read at night when your by yourself...like I did! I never learn.
This stand alone book is an amazing thriller, clean, and chock full of tension. I highly recommend it to readers that love mystery, suspense, and romance. Traci Hunter Abramson always delivers a great story.
It was nice to change up my typical genre a bit for Traci Hunter Abramson's latest suspense novel, Proximity. The cover is perfect, and would definitely catch my attention in a bookstore or library.
While I had some misgivings about one of the characters, I wasn't convinced everyone had been introduced for quite a bit of the story. It was nice being kept on my toes. Abramson did a good job of creating a creepy bad guy.
I like the way Abramson intertwined the romance with the suspense. Neither aspect was overpowering, but both felt like pretty realistic situations with natural timing.
Tia and Evan seemed great for each other, and I liked Tia overall. Her connection to the community and as well as her inability to be on time made her endearing. The way their mutual friends got them to the wedding festivities on time was a fun way for them to connect.
There is some violence, but I didn't feel that it was overly graphic. While this wouldn't be my go-to suspense novel, I felt like it was worth the read.
*I received a complimentary copy. All opinions expressed are my own.
October always puts me in the mood for a great suspense--especially when it's a book by this author. The story starts out fairly gentle, yet I knew there was an underlying dark current. Even though I knew what was coming, I was still caught off guard, and for me, that made it even better.
Tia is a competent and capable woman, although she is always running late. In fact, that's exactly what brought her and Evan together. The romance in this story started out almost immediately, yet the connection gradually builds, giving it a very authentic feel. Evan is a very compassionate man and his fascination with Tia was so sweet. I loved seeing glimpses of characters from a previous book.
The subtle escalation of events carried me away and even had me glancing over my shoulder, especially at the climax of the suspense. The bad guy in this one is definitely crazy and gave me the creeps.
One especially fun note is that we have friends who live near this area and we went to visit a few years ago, so it was very easy for me to picture the setting of the story. I was completely transported to Arizona for a few hours and even though I was freaked out, I loved it.
Content: mild violence; mild+ creepiness; mild romance
*I received a complimentary copy. All opinions expressed are my own and were voluntarily given.*
PROXIMITY is a romantic suspense that starts off tame and slowly builds to a climatic ending. Readers will enjoy the small-town setting as well as the sweet romance. Those who read OBSESSION by the same author, will enjoy cameos from Kendra and Charlie. An overall enjoyably suspenseful story.
I wasn't quite sure with this one if the author would give readers a goose chase with who the villain would be or if she would lead us on while having another villain in mind. I was kind of hoping for the latter as the prior was almost too clear cut. I won't spoil who it ends up being though. I felt like the suspense was fairly mild until almost the end when things get really intense. The romance was super sweet. I liked how it played out although I would have enjoyed a little more chemistry. The ending was great in both the suspense and romance department!
On a side note, we lived in the town this story is set in for a year and it was rather fun to read and relate to that aspect of this story and know what the author was talking about.
In the end, was it what I wished for? I enjoyed reading this story. It had some areas I would have liked developed more, but otherwise it delivered some sweet romance and climatic suspense.
Content: Some violence that fit the book and genre - still clean.
Source: I received a complimentary copy from the publisher, which did not require a positive review nor affect it in any way.
Ooh, stalker books are so freaky to me. I really felt the build up of tension in this book as Tia got closer and closer to trouble. I knew it was coming and I was getting so worked up just waiting for the "big thing" to happen. It was so good!
The bad guy is so sneaky- so slimy. He gave me the willies. Tia is so sweet though. I loved the romance in this book even when I was freaking out. I also loved the return of characters from previous books in this book. It was like having some old friends around.
Clean romance with a touch of suspense is just what I was hankering for this week. This fit the bill perfectly.
Content: light suspense, mild peril, kissing
- I received a complimentary copy of this book. All opinions expressed are my own.
This was a great read. Tia was so fun and I loved her relationship with Evan. I was sad when distance seemed to be in the way. Then with Colby, I could tell something was off but couldn't figure out exactly what and why until the end. It is a fantastic read full of suspense and romance. It is a perfect read for anyone who loves a good suspense novel.
*I received a complimentary copy in exchange for an unbiased review.
Author, Traci Hunter Abramson, did not disappoint me in yet, another great suspense/thriller!
In this novel, Tia Parker is a young woman who always seems to have a poor judgement of character when it comes to men! This last relationship, she even had a brief marriage to him!
Attractive celebrity Colby Farren is the Best Man at her best friend's wedding. Since she is the maid of Honor, their paths frequently cross. The last thing she needs is to entertain the idea of any type of romance with a celebrity!
While she battles her feeling between the two men occupying her mind, bizarre situations begin to occur which escalates to danger for her.
This is more predictable than many of Traci's books, but us so well written with enough twists and mystery, that it is still a very entertaining tale.
The characters felt so real and the reader could easily picture himself/herself in every scene.
The Book Title and Cover were both eye-catching and a good "fit"
This book is about an Latter Day Saint woman and has religious references.
*This book was sent by publisher with no expectations given for a positive review. This is my honest review.