By Hallee Bridgeman
Genre: Christian romance/suspense
Raised in a loving home, Aria Suarez dreamed of becoming a professional pianist happily married to her high school crush. After the only boy who ever caught her eye dies a hero’s death and her wrist is shattered along with her future plans, she turns her brilliant musical mind to nuclear engineering and solving mysteries of science.
Abandoned to an abusive father at five, Nick Williams grew up dreaming of escape; of enlisting in the Army and leaving his wretched life behind; of proving himself worthy of the girl he loves. But the crucible of combat offers only the escape of death.
A decade later, Aria uncovers a nuclear plot that threatens the heart of our very nation. Sinister forces surround and threaten her when, out of nowhere, the man who reportedly died so many years before returns as if from the grave — intent on protecting her.
Has God finally joined them together? Or is Aria doomed to mourn Nick twice?
Out of the 4 books in the Song of Suspense Series, I think I enjoyed this one the most. I do think books 3 and 4 had better, more believable endings. However, this book had the most action, and the most interesting romantic relationship. Overall, such a fun read!
I adored Aria. One of my favorite female leads. Super genius, but does not act like one, or come off arrogant at all. Compassionate and exceptionally musically gifted. I think I have a secret thing for musically gifted characters. (Which is why I love this series 🙂
I also liked Nick: as an acion hero, secret agent, he’s totally heroic and brave, but still harbors flaws born from a very painful childhood. I actually appreciated Bridgeman’s choice to tell his story from his childhood onward, before he became a soldier and then a secret agent, because it really displayed to the reader the depth of his character much more to know where he came from, instead of us finding out some other way. The way he grows up exposes his fatal flaw, which follows him for over a decade. It’s fascinating.
As I mentioned, out of all of the song of suspense books, I enjoyed this one the most and that was due in part to the amount of action and suspense. The action and romance were equal parts, and in my opinion, the action, tension and suspense was implemented much earlier on, which made for a great page turner. Also, because of the split POV, whenever we were with Nick in his POV, there was plenty of action just by the nature of his job as a secret agent.
Absolutely I recommend this book. By itself or along with the series, it’s a great romantic and suspenseful read.
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