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Proximity by Traci Hunter Abramson
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.
I am so glad that I didn't have much of anything going on this weekend, because I would have been unhappy to have to put this book down to focus on real life stuff. This was one of those creepy type stories where you sit and wonder how you would react if it happened to you.
This is also going to be a bit difficult to review, because I feel like I'll give away some spoilers if I tell you any of the plot. So, as a result, I'm going to be very generic. But it was a really good book. :)
Traci has quite the gift for writing, and quickly drawing her readers into the stories she's telling. We get to know all of the characters relatively quickly. The romance happens pretty quickly in this story, but it's a believable kind of quick. Plus, I feel like it's not the main plot of the story anyway, so it's all good.
Throughout the story I was wondering if Charlie and Kendra played a part in another one of Traci's books. They seemed kind of familiar, but only just. This is a stand-alone book, so I could just be imagining things. At any rate, if they aren't, they should be. (Hint, hint.) Definitely a book I'm happy to add to my collection.
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.
Proximity was one of those books that you don't want to put down once you've started. I will admit, that until the author makes the bad guy obvious I was kept wondering who it could be. I will say that although I enjoyed this novel, it wasn't one of the authors best. Something just felt a little off about the whole story. Maybe it was the instaromance. Even though it happened fast, I didn't mind that much, but it was really quick. I'm wondering if it was the fact that going into the story I thought it was going to be a love triangle, and I hate love triangles so I was probably going into this with not the best attitude. I was very happy to discover that this isn't a love triangle though, so if you were worried about that you don't need to be anymore.
The suspense was good. That was my favorite part of the story. I'm not sure how I feel about the author bringing in old characters when it seems like the book should be in a different series. Don't get me wrong, I love Charlie and Kendra. Their books were fun, and I really liked them. It just seems weird to me to start a new series and add in old characters. If I hadn't read them before, I'm not sure if I would have been confused for not. Without their backstory they seem a little too perfect.
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Author: Traci Hunter Abramson
Publisher: Covenant Communications, Inc.
Published: October 2018
Source: We received copies from the publisher in exchange for honest reviews.
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