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Kerra Bailey is a television journalist on the rise, and she's hot on the trail of a story guaranteed to skyrocket her career to even greater heights: an interview with the legendary Major Trapper. Twenty-five years ago, The Major emerged a hero from the bombing of the Pegasus Hotel in downtown Dallas when he was photographed leading a handful of survivors out of the colla Kerra Bailey is a television journalist on the rise, and she's hot on the trail of a story guaranteed to skyrocket her career to even greater heights: an interview with the legendary Major Trapper. Twenty-five years ago, The Major emerged a hero from the bombing of the Pegasus Hotel in downtown Dallas when he was photographed leading a handful of survivors out of the collapsing building. The iconic picture transformed him into a beloved national icon, in constant demand for speeches and interviews--until he suddenly dropped out of the public eye, shunning all members of the media. However, Kerra is willing to use any means necessary to get to The Major--even if she has to wrangle an introduction from his estranged son, former ATF agent John Trapper. Still seething over his break with both the ATF and his father, John Trapper wants no association with the hotel bombing or his hero father, and spurns the meddling reporters determined to drag them back into the limelight. Yet Kerra's sheer audacity and tantalizing hints that there's more to the story rouse Trapper's interest despite himself. And when her interview of a lifetime goes catastrophically awry--with unknown assailants targeting not only The Major, but also Kerra--Trapper realizes he needs her under wraps if he's going to track down the gunmen before they strike again . . . as well as discover, finally, who was responsible for the Pegasus bombing. Kerra is wary of a man so charming one moment and dangerous the next, and she knows Trapper is withholding evidence collected during his ATF investigation into the bombing. But having no one else to trust and enemies lurking closer than they know, Kerra and Trapper join forces and risk their very lives to expose a sinuous network of lies and conspiracy running deep through Texas--and uncover who would want a national hero dead.


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Kerra Bailey is a television journalist on the rise, and she's hot on the trail of a story guaranteed to skyrocket her career to even greater heights: an interview with the legendary Major Trapper. Twenty-five years ago, The Major emerged a hero from the bombing of the Pegasus Hotel in downtown Dallas when he was photographed leading a handful of survivors out of the colla Kerra Bailey is a television journalist on the rise, and she's hot on the trail of a story guaranteed to skyrocket her career to even greater heights: an interview with the legendary Major Trapper. Twenty-five years ago, The Major emerged a hero from the bombing of the Pegasus Hotel in downtown Dallas when he was photographed leading a handful of survivors out of the collapsing building. The iconic picture transformed him into a beloved national icon, in constant demand for speeches and interviews--until he suddenly dropped out of the public eye, shunning all members of the media. However, Kerra is willing to use any means necessary to get to The Major--even if she has to wrangle an introduction from his estranged son, former ATF agent John Trapper. Still seething over his break with both the ATF and his father, John Trapper wants no association with the hotel bombing or his hero father, and spurns the meddling reporters determined to drag them back into the limelight. Yet Kerra's sheer audacity and tantalizing hints that there's more to the story rouse Trapper's interest despite himself. And when her interview of a lifetime goes catastrophically awry--with unknown assailants targeting not only The Major, but also Kerra--Trapper realizes he needs her under wraps if he's going to track down the gunmen before they strike again . . . as well as discover, finally, who was responsible for the Pegasus bombing. Kerra is wary of a man so charming one moment and dangerous the next, and she knows Trapper is withholding evidence collected during his ATF investigation into the bombing. But having no one else to trust and enemies lurking closer than they know, Kerra and Trapper join forces and risk their very lives to expose a sinuous network of lies and conspiracy running deep through Texas--and uncover who would want a national hero dead.

30 review for Seeing Red

  1. 4 out of 5

    Melissa

    The queen of epic plot twists is back with yet another—bold, highly addictive, fast-paced, in-your-face—suspense novel riddled with delicious tension and an underlying sexiness. I dare you to even attempt to savor this one. No matter how hard I tried to pace myself, I just couldn’t do it. I devoured her words like a bag of my very favorite guilty pleasure—sweet, ooey-gooey, melty and warm peanut butter M&M’s. Whether you’re a diehard Sandra Brown fan, like I consider myself to be, or if she’s a n The queen of epic plot twists is back with yet another—bold, highly addictive, fast-paced, in-your-face—suspense novel riddled with delicious tension and an underlying sexiness. I dare you to even attempt to savor this one. No matter how hard I tried to pace myself, I just couldn’t do it. I devoured her words like a bag of my very favorite guilty pleasure—sweet, ooey-gooey, melty and warm peanut butter M&M’s. Whether you’re a diehard Sandra Brown fan, like I consider myself to be, or if she’s a new to you author, I’m pretty confident her latest offering will have you seeing anything other than red. Well, I guess I should add a disclaimer—unless you’re a reader that gets a little heated when you find out you’ve been duped. Lets be honest though, does that ever happen? I mean, who wants a predictable plot? John Trapper, the brazen and rough-around-the-edges guy (yum!) at the heart of this story has been seeing red since the day he was forced out of left the ATF. Once a top agent and now a washed-up private detective with a stubborn streak, he's estranged from his famous father and wallowing in his reputation of being a burnout that couldn't hack it. His biggest source of contention, the questionable circumstances surrounding the tragedy that thrust his father into the limelight. The Major became a national hero after an award-winning picture was captured of him rescuing a group of people, including an innocent 5-year-old little girl, in the aftermath of a hotel bombing; think cover of TIME magazine memorable. The twenty-fifth anniversary of the bombing is approaching and Kerra, a well-known national news reporter, is looking to land the interview of all interviews—a sit down with The Major. The problem, he’s stopped all appearances and become somewhat of a recluse. Is Kerra's only chance at getting to The Major through Trapper? Attempted murder, kidnapping, a host of shady characters and my personal favorite—smart and snarky banter—made this unputdownable. While the entire storyline is intriguing, it was Trapper and Kerra together that left me giddy with anticipation. The intensity, innuendoes and Trapper's bluntness . . . I just couldn't get enough. The tension was taut, the ride was wild and the ending was gratifying. Sandra Brown, the author that loves to flip the script, nails the perfect balance of suspense and romance again. As if I had any doubts; there's a reason she's one of my favorites. *A HUGE thank you to Grand Central Publishing and NetGalley for an ARC of one of my very favorite author’s books, in exchange for an honest review.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Val ⚓️ Shameless Non-Snowflake ⚓️

    4 Stars As a LONG time Sandra Brown fan, I was beyond excited to get this ARC. BEYOND. So let me just say that I am so, so, SO relieved to have enjoyed this thing. For real though. I have been reading hardcore since I was nine years old. And I started picking up books by my favorite classic romance authors when I was 12...my mother passed away that year and romance and fantasy novels offered an escape from pain that no 12 year old is emotionally equipped to face. I'm not trying to get emo here or an 4 Stars As a LONG time Sandra Brown fan, I was beyond excited to get this ARC. BEYOND. So let me just say that I am so, so, SO relieved to have enjoyed this thing. For real though. I have been reading hardcore since I was nine years old. And I started picking up books by my favorite classic romance authors when I was 12...my mother passed away that year and romance and fantasy novels offered an escape from pain that no 12 year old is emotionally equipped to face. I'm not trying to get emo here or anything, I'm just laying the scene for you all...and explaining why a father would buy his daughter dirty romance books at age 12 LOL...He obviously had no idea what he was buying and he just wanted to make me happy. But anyunderagesexing. These authors - Linda Howard, Johanna Lindsey, Judith McNaught, Heather Graham, Julie Garwood, Jude Deveraux, Virginia Henley, Bertrice Small, Elizabeth Lowell, and of course, Sandra Brown - well, they were my squad, man. They and their stories gave me an escape from life and made me feel like I had something to look forward to - as reading does for us all, no? Needless to say, 23 years later, some of these authors have sadly passed away...some have stopped writing entirely...and some are putting out books that are just plain crap, quite frankly. Now, I am not a published author. Obviously LOL. I can only imagine how difficult it must be to come up with story after story, year after year. So it brings me total and complete joy to still love the contemporary offerings of one of my all time favorites. In Seeing Red, while the plot did have some slow points here and there, the characters were well fleshed out and the story moved forward at an exciting pace. Brown keeps you guessing until the very end. You understand the characters and their motivations and it is ALL by showing and never telling. In short, Brown is just a master storyteller. I will always be a total Brown fan and as long as she puts out book, I will continue to read them.

  3. 4 out of 5

    A.

    4.5 Stars So I’ve been on a SB binge for some time now. The truth is, I had to take a break from contemporary romance for a while. Stories became repetitive, plots worn out, endings predictable, characters flat, emotions fake, writing styles simplistic and clichéd. Or so it felt like it. Ever seen Groundhog Day? If you have, then you know what I'm talking about. Lather, rinse, repeat. The same story over and over and over again. Or maybe, I’m the problem. I see a hyped book on my feed and I can’t r 4.5 Stars So I’ve been on a SB binge for some time now. The truth is, I had to take a break from contemporary romance for a while. Stories became repetitive, plots worn out, endings predictable, characters flat, emotions fake, writing styles simplistic and clichéd. Or so it felt like it. Ever seen Groundhog Day? If you have, then you know what I'm talking about. Lather, rinse, repeat. The same story over and over and over again. Or maybe, I’m the problem. I see a hyped book on my feed and I can’t resist. I buy it and hello disappointment... So what’s so special about Brown’s books? Honestly? Nothing. They are just good. Good meaning great, NOT average. The woman just knows how to write good books. You see, I don’t really need headless creatures, WTF plots of supposedly epic proportions, whips, chains and some earth-shattering, weird shit in order to enjoy myself. I don't need to be shocked to like a story. I just need a good ole story: a well-written story with well-portrayed characters and a strong, plausible plot. And I know that, when I open a new SB book, I’m getting a non-recycled, super interesting story with a diverse set of characters: an intelligent, strong heroine, a yummy hero with the just right amount of possessiveness and sexy brooding and a rich gallery of secondary characters. Ironically, I used to avoid romantic suspense and thrillers because there was not enough romance in them. But Brown’s books are hot as hell. Sure, there may be less romantic elements in them but there’s that underlying sexiness and delicious tension that a lot of romance books lack despite explicit sex scenes. You know that saying, it’s all about quality, not quantity. I love Brown’s writing style. Her vocabulary is rich, her storytelling compelling. And I always learn a new word or two. I'm not ashamed to admit it. I learned English in school as a foreign language. And what better way to learn new words and improve your reading skills than through your favorite pastime?

  4. 4 out of 5

    Kaceey

    Calling all Sandra Brown fans..! A bombing at the Pegasus Hotel in Dallas 25 years ago forever changes the lives of father and son. The father, Major Franklin Trapper becomes a hero in the eyes of the world. While son John, known to all by Trapper, is left behind in more ways than one. Now, on the anniversary of the bombing, Kerra, a reporter in Dallas wants to interview the Major. But with no access, she approaches his son Trapper to hopefully open doors to his father. Her motivation for the mee Calling all Sandra Brown fans..! A bombing at the Pegasus Hotel in Dallas 25 years ago forever changes the lives of father and son. The father, Major Franklin Trapper becomes a hero in the eyes of the world. While son John, known to all by Trapper, is left behind in more ways than one. Now, on the anniversary of the bombing, Kerra, a reporter in Dallas wants to interview the Major. But with no access, she approaches his son Trapper to hopefully open doors to his father. Her motivation for the meeting is more than just an interview. She has her own connection to that fateful day. Trapper does not want the Interview to take place. He fears it will once again place the spotlight back on his father - putting his life, and likely Kerra's in danger. The burden to keep everyone safe is now squarely on Trapper’s shoulders. Which is difficult when he believes the guilty party was never brought to justice in the first place. The perfect amount of suspense to keep the pages turning with just a bit of romance for those that enjoy a little heat between the pages. As Always Sandra Brown delivers both perfectly. Easy to follow and lots of action to hold your attention. Great surprises you'll never see coming! Highly recommend for all Sandra Brown fans! Thank you to NetGalley, Grand Central Publishing and Sandra Brown for the ARC to review.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Paromjit

    This is a story that is full of suspense and thrills, set in Texas with a washed up, seeing red, private detective, John Trapper, who quit the ATF prior to being fired. Kerra is an up and coming TV journalist with a secret history that goes back 25 years to the bombing of the Pegasus Hotel in Dallas that claimed the lives of so many. John is the estranged son of Major Franklin Trapper, a man who became a national hero when he was captured in an award winning photograph bringing out a child and o This is a story that is full of suspense and thrills, set in Texas with a washed up, seeing red, private detective, John Trapper, who quit the ATF prior to being fired. Kerra is an up and coming TV journalist with a secret history that goes back 25 years to the bombing of the Pegasus Hotel in Dallas that claimed the lives of so many. John is the estranged son of Major Franklin Trapper, a man who became a national hero when he was captured in an award winning photograph bringing out a child and others from the chaos of the bombed Pegasus Hotel. Kerra approaches a reluctant John to smooth the path to interviewing the Major who is now a recluse. He refuses until he learns of Kerra's secret, which persuades the Major to agree to a televised interview. This event turns out to stir a hornet's nest as Kerra barely survives a scenario in which the Major is shot. John whose life at 11 years old years old changed radically with his father's fame, was investigating the hotel bombing whilst working at the ATF, his certainty that there was more to the bombing than was uncovered led to him parting ways with the ATF. He now renews his interest in the case looking to protect both his father and Kerra, now targets for shadowy ruthless figures. After a difficult beginning, John and Kerra join forces as they attempt to evade the attempts on their lives and other desperate dangers. They are the focus of attention of both the local police and other law enforcement agencies such as the Texas Rangers and the FBI. Aided by the shady lawyer, Rime Carson, John investigates amidst a host of suspects, betrayal, deeply buried conspiracies, whilst trying to stay alive and finding his relationship with Kerra deepening to become significantly more serious. This is typical Sandra Brown territory of a story laden with tension and suspense with the two protagonists finding themselves in a relationship with plenty of chemistry between them. The volatile and protective John Trapper complements a Kerra whose character is that of doing things by the book until the turmoil she finds herself in the midst of and her feelings for John push her into new territory. Although there is the additional factor in the prospect of a spectacular exclusive for her. If you are looking for an entertaining thriller with some romance, then this an ideal book for you. Many thanks to Grand Central Publishing for an ARC.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Julie

    Seeing Red by Sandra Brown is a 2017 Grand Central publication. A gripping, dynamic and complex thriller from one of the best romantic suspense authors around! Pictures that capture iconic or heroic moments in time are etched into our consciousness, conjuring the emotions and trauma of an event, cementing it in our minds forevermore. The image of Major Franklin Trapper leading a small number of people from a bombed out hotel, captured his brave act of heroism, adding it to those iconic images, an Seeing Red by Sandra Brown is a 2017 Grand Central publication. A gripping, dynamic and complex thriller from one of the best romantic suspense authors around! Pictures that capture iconic or heroic moments in time are etched into our consciousness, conjuring the emotions and trauma of an event, cementing it in our minds forevermore. The image of Major Franklin Trapper leading a small number of people from a bombed out hotel, captured his brave act of heroism, adding it to those iconic images, and catapulted him to enormous fame. Now, years later, ambitious and dedicated journalist, Kerra Bailey has her heart set on interviewing the Major. But, he’s not answering her calls. As a last resort, she contacts his estranged son, Trapper, hoping he can help get her foot in the door. Her plan works, despite Trapper’s blunt rudeness, but once Kerra gets her chance, it turns deadly when she and the Major are attacked inside his home. The logical motive behind the ambush must have something to do with the decades old bombing and the fear that Kerra’s interview might unearth long buried secrets and corruption. Trapper, a former ATF agent, once on the brink of discovering who was behind the hotel bombing, that made his father famous, but also drove a wedge between them, is determined to keep Kerra safe, while hopefully solving the decades old crime that cost so many people their lives. This story has a sophisticated plot, tapping on a few timely themes, solving not one, but two horrendous crimes. One, the cold case, which is long overdue for justice and the present -day crimes connected to it. For Kerra, the interview with the Major, could make her a superstar, but it’s much more personal that anyone realizes. It’s personal for Trapper as well, but he doesn’t want to let on how worried he is about his father or how much he cares about Kerra. As the pair join forces, they begin to uncover a shocking trail of greed, coercion, and abuse of power. The twists come at a rapid -fire pace, with skill and cunning precision. There are plenty of thought provoking characterizations, all well-defined and full of conflict and festering resentments. The bad guys chilled me to the bone with their unapologetic lack of remorse, twisted and manipulative mind games, and lust for power and control. The romance between Trapper and Kerra may be rocky, but it’s blazing hot! I loved the dialogue and banter between the couple, and despite Trapper’s lack of apparent sentimental charm, I couldn’t stay mad at him for long, and mostly got a kick out his frank appraisals and remarks. Sandra Brown has romantic suspense writing down to a science. Her fans want and expect edgy plotlines and high -heat romance, and she more than delivers with this novel. But, even if you don’t enjoy reading romance, there is a perfect balance of the two elements, so that it will appeal to a broader audience and to anyone who simply wants to enjoy a good old fashioned thriller. Sandra Brown is a ‘go to’ author for me, and has been for years. Her books just keep getting better and better! 5 stars

  7. 4 out of 5

    Brenda ~Traveling Sisters Book Reviews

    After looking at Sandra Brown's books so many times I have finally taken the plunge and read her new upcoming book Seeing Red and have now read my first romantic suspense in a very long time. I usually shy away from anything romantic but curiosity got the best of me and I gave this one a try and I am glad I did. Seeing Red is a suspenseful, sizzling web of conspiracies, plenty of suspects and motives with danger lurking behind many twists and turns and as usual for me I never saw anything coming. After looking at Sandra Brown's books so many times I have finally taken the plunge and read her new upcoming book Seeing Red and have now read my first romantic suspense in a very long time. I usually shy away from anything romantic but curiosity got the best of me and I gave this one a try and I am glad I did. Seeing Red is a suspenseful, sizzling web of conspiracies, plenty of suspects and motives with danger lurking behind many twists and turns and as usual for me I never saw anything coming. It has some heat and tension in there to keep things hot on the romantic side of the story. When I first met Trapper he intrigued me with his so charming but dangerous vibe and he did capture my attention when he meets strong, I am going to tell you a secret Kerra and I could feel the heat between them, but that was enough heat for this non-romantic soul. Things got a little too heated for me and I found myself skimming over the steaming parts. Even though I skimmed over those parts the plot to this complex story demanded my full attention and there was no skimming allowed there. Sandra Brown does a good job keeping those twists and turns coming and keeping them interesting right up to the shocking end. I am sure that will keep the best thriller detectives working on their detective skills. I highly recommend Seeing Red for romantic suspense lovers. However for this non-romantic I rate it 3.5 for my enjoyment. Thank you NetGalley, Grand Central Publishing, and Sandra Brown for providing with a copy to read and review. All of Norma’s and my reviews can be found on our sister blog: http://www.twogirlslostinacouleereadi...

  8. 4 out of 5

    Mo

    3.75 stars. It sort of pains me to do this review. Honestly, I was a l little disappointed with it. I guess, having read nearly 60 SB books, you have to have one or two duds. Not that this was a dud, per se, but it was a little disappointing. The Prologue was fabulous and maybe I was expecting the whole book to be as fantastic as that. I never really warmed to either character. Not even Trapper who should usually tick my boxes. Alpha, asshole. I am stealing your Trapper, Karen. I had some family st 3.75 stars. It sort of pains me to do this review. Honestly, I was a l little disappointed with it. I guess, having read nearly 60 SB books, you have to have one or two duds. Not that this was a dud, per se, but it was a little disappointing. The Prologue was fabulous and maybe I was expecting the whole book to be as fantastic as that. I never really warmed to either character. Not even Trapper who should usually tick my boxes. Alpha, asshole. I am stealing your Trapper, Karen. I had some family stuff going on and travelled to Ireland twice in the space of a week so maybe I was just too knackered to appreciate it. Saying that, it was nowhere near as good as ENVY, CHILL FACTOR or some of her other books so, honestly I don't feel bad giving it a lower rating. I had sussed out some of the twists and turns. Usually SB has me on the edge of my seat. Not this time. Sex scenes seemed a bit more friskier than her previous books!! Or maybe I am imagining it. Sorry I cannot be more gushing about it. I think, this time, it was a case of "it's me, not you."!! I'll get to bed early and get my mojo back soon.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Kat Valentine

    Another fabulous read from the amazing Sandra brown!!! This was one hell of a read,even after writing so many books Sandra still has books that knock my socks off and seeing red had all the things I come to expect! Kerra and trappers chemistry was off the charts and both of these characters were so beautifully layered with writing that flowed flawless and plenty of action and intrigue!! Awesome storyline and the sex so HOT 🔥🔥🔥!! I've been reading Sandra brown books for years and very few writers Another fabulous read from the amazing Sandra brown!!! This was one hell of a read,even after writing so many books Sandra still has books that knock my socks off and seeing red had all the things I come to expect! Kerra and trappers chemistry was off the charts and both of these characters were so beautifully layered with writing that flowed flawless and plenty of action and intrigue!! Awesome storyline and the sex so HOT 🔥🔥🔥!! I've been reading Sandra brown books for years and very few writers are truly master's of their genre's but Sandra knocks it out of the park everytime!!! I won this from a Goodreads giveaway!!💖💋

  10. 4 out of 5

    Karen

    5 STARS First off, I would like to sincerely thank Netgalley for the rare and precious ARC! I don't get them often, so imagine my thrill when I saw this baby! I will start out by saying that I am a huge fan of Sandra Brown and her gritty romance murder mysteries. But I want you to know that I'm not going to slap a 5 star rating up there just because I love the author's previous books, and because I am grateful for receiving this early release. (even though I am! ...grateful that is.) I going to d 5 STARS First off, I would like to sincerely thank Netgalley for the rare and precious ARC! I don't get them often, so imagine my thrill when I saw this baby! I will start out by saying that I am a huge fan of Sandra Brown and her gritty romance murder mysteries. But I want you to know that I'm not going to slap a 5 star rating up there just because I love the author's previous books, and because I am grateful for receiving this early release. (even though I am! ...grateful that is.) I going to do it because she has yet again delivered a gripping and emotionally charged story that led me down the primrose path, thinking I had it all worked out and then once again pulling the rug out from under my feet. This was a very unique and intriguing storyline. One that would make a gripping movie. The kind you can on get from SB. Loved the characters. Even though I'm not a fan of reporters or newscasters of any kind, Kerra Bailey still managed to get under my skin and provoke a bit of empathy. Although I would have like to strangle her boss. John Trapper definitely didn't disappoint. He was classic, Sandra Brown alpha male down to his very core. And even to the very last sentence of the book he had me completely entranced. He was the typical tragic hero with more pride and intelligence than any one man should possess. There were some rare but fabulous sex scenes, and more than enough sexual tension to satisfy. If you were following my updates... there was a moment there when I thought I had it all figured out. And I was already dropping my rating for making the story so transparent. But then things started to unravel a bit. Now I wouldn't say that it was a WOW-type of blow your mind kind of ending, but it definitely caught me off guard. And for that reason, I'm giving SB full marks on this one. So, in an effort to keep this review spoiler-free, I'm going to end it there. If you are a SB fan, you're going to love this one. If you're not familiar with her books but love a good murder mystery/romance story, you'll soon find yourself a SB fan. And you'll have plenty of great books to look forward to. Once again, thank you Netgalley for the rare and much appreciated ARC!

  11. 4 out of 5

    Theresa Alan

    Seeing Red is a romantic suspense that I didn’t find romantic or all that suspenseful. Maybe my expectations for this were too high, but I didn’t fall in love with either of the characters of broadcast journalist Kerra Bailey and former ATF agent John Trapper—maybe this was why I didn’t feel the heat between them or much care if they got together. The premise was intriguing enough: Kerra is interviewing Major Trapper (John’s dad), who was catapulted to fame twenty-five years earlier when he helpe Seeing Red is a romantic suspense that I didn’t find romantic or all that suspenseful. Maybe my expectations for this were too high, but I didn’t fall in love with either of the characters of broadcast journalist Kerra Bailey and former ATF agent John Trapper—maybe this was why I didn’t feel the heat between them or much care if they got together. The premise was intriguing enough: Kerra is interviewing Major Trapper (John’s dad), who was catapulted to fame twenty-five years earlier when he helped rescue some folks earlier from a hotel bombing when there is a shooting at Major Trapper’s home. John Trapper acts as a guard for Kerra in case the shooters discover that she survived the incident. There were a few nice twists and turns, but not enough to keep me furiously turning pages in anticipation of what was going to happen next. Thanks to NetGalley and Grand Central Books for the opportunity to review this novel. For more of my reviews, please visit: http://www.theresaalan.net/blog

  12. 5 out of 5

    Corina

    I’ve just recently started picking up Sandra Brown books again. I still remember her steamy romances from long ago – they were STEAMY!!! Now her books are more suspense and thriller than romance, at least that’s what I thought while reading Seeing Red. Seeing Red was definitely suspenseful and thrilling. I loved the plot, and John Trapper kept me guessing more than once. He was fantastic – I truly loved him. He always had a plan. I never knew what was coming next, or what he had waiting in the wi I’ve just recently started picking up Sandra Brown books again. I still remember her steamy romances from long ago – they were STEAMY!!! Now her books are more suspense and thriller than romance, at least that’s what I thought while reading Seeing Red. Seeing Red was definitely suspenseful and thrilling. I loved the plot, and John Trapper kept me guessing more than once. He was fantastic – I truly loved him. He always had a plan. I never knew what was coming next, or what he had waiting in the wings. This book had me on the edge of my seat for most of the time. I never knew who I could trust. I was second guessing everyones motive – it was a NAIL BITER for sure. I loved the plot!!! It was masterfully crafted. Suspenseful, and highly entertaining – which is exactly what I’ve come to rely on when reading a Sandra Brown novel. Her books never disappoint. If I listen to the audiobook, or as it was in this case, reading the ebook, I can be assured that I’ll be sucked into the book right away. Her books are never slow paced. Even though this relationship was rather slow burn – the plot opened with a BANG and that’s how it continued. Of course I wished there would have been more sexual tension. There was for sure a good amount of mutual attraction, but did the couple steam up the pages? No. They slowly came together towards the end. I thought it fit the storyline, but I would have loved a little bit MORE. Like I said, I still remember her steamy romance novels and miss them quite ardently. But otherwise this book was a HIT, right where it counted. It was the perfect novel for a rainy afternoon, for a sunny day at the beach, or just a lazy day in bed. It gripped me, and didn’t let go until it was done. I can honestly say that Sandra Brown’s books have been one of my more highly anticipated novels throughout the last couple years. Because her name guarantees thrilling and captivating entertainment, perfectly crafted plots, and immaculate writing on top of fascinating and truly likable characters. Very well done!!!!! ___________________________________ Find more reviews and book recommendations on my blog. Find me on Bookstagram.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Jennifer

    OMG! You all are in for a treat!! Seeing Red just jumped to quite possibly my favorite Sandra Brown book to date. Let's just say I'm on a major book high. Ms. Brown has outdone herself with this mixture of suspense/thriller, mystery, and romance. I have so many passages highlighted and mainly for their humor. The straight-faced banter, sarcasm, and [email protected] you's are just too much fun. And the characters! Please allow me to introduce you to John Trapper and Kerra Bailey...two equally spitfire, hardh OMG! You all are in for a treat!! Seeing Red just jumped to quite possibly my favorite Sandra Brown book to date. Let's just say I'm on a major book high. Ms. Brown has outdone herself with this mixture of suspense/thriller, mystery, and romance. I have so many passages highlighted and mainly for their humor. The straight-faced banter, sarcasm, and [email protected] you's are just too much fun. And the characters! Please allow me to introduce you to John Trapper and Kerra Bailey...two equally spitfire, hardheaded, and passionate people who will steam up your e-reader like nobody's business. Sandra Brown has outdone herself with Seeing Red and now that I've finished it and know the outcome, I'm going to have to read it again from a new perspective. I can't wait!! My favorite quote: “Bad things happen when you least expect them.” “So do good things.” Thank you to the following for permitting me access to an advance reader's copy (ARC) of Seeing Red. This generosity did not impact my honesty when rating/reviewing. Source: NetGalley Author: Sandra Brown Publisher: Grand Central Publishing Genres: General Fiction (Adult), Mystery & Thrillers Pub Date: 15 Aug 2017

  14. 5 out of 5

    Ⓐlleskelle - That ranting lady ッ

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 5 STARS ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Fucking genius! It shouldn't come as a surprise having read a few Sandra Brown's before and yet I'm still amazed at how she nonchalantly places the pawns and makes me suspect every character in the book. By now I guess she would become somehow predictable... except she's anything but. She more than deserves her titles of 'Queen of plot twists' and 'Queen of Mystery'. Only 30% in and my mind was already reeling with possibilities! A fast pace, twists and gasping out lou ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 5 STARS ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Fucking genius! It shouldn't come as a surprise having read a few Sandra Brown's before and yet I'm still amazed at how she nonchalantly places the pawns and makes me suspect every character in the book. By now I guess she would become somehow predictable... except she's anything but. She more than deserves her titles of 'Queen of plot twists' and 'Queen of Mystery'. Only 30% in and my mind was already reeling with possibilities! A fast pace, twists and gasping out loud inducing revelations throughout the book made "Seeing Red" dangerous for my blood pressure! As much as I wanted to slow down and enjoy my reading time, I had no choice but to inhale those +400 pages, eager to know WHODUNNIT, damnit! Sandra Brown, once again, made me doubt each and every characters and scheme to most inconceivable theories, constantly reevaluating every hypothesis. You like a good romantic suspense? THIS IS YOUR BOOK. It starts with a bang, hooks you in and keeps you on your toes! Bonus : A brooding and obstinate hero with a scruff opposed to an honorable and determined journalist, Sandra Brown builds up sexual tension like NO ONE ELSE. Banter, sarcasm and antagonism is a hell of a cocktail and she serves it burning hot, with sex scenes becoming the culmination point to a thoroughly built attraction. Seductive, provocative... Perfection! “You'd blush to know all the places my wandering mind has taken me. I've touched you, tasted you...”He wedged his hand down between them and cupped her sex. “...everywhere.” She keeps you engrossed in the investigation but the attraction between the main characters feels so potent you almost want to forget about the whodunit and focus on the romance between Trapper and Kerra. He might have gone on forever just kissing her if not for a greater hunger that he must gratify or die. I loved how rugged and cynical the hero—John Trapper— was, a man's man, exuding confidence and nerve but also so much charm—I you like heroes coming across as jerks! The banter between him and Kerra or his friend, Carson, was truly hilarious, and I truly fell for his brand of humor: dark and caustic. -‘We didn't finish our conversation.’ -‘Yeah we did. Message received. You're morally superior and don't want to screw the likes of me. Fine. Occasionally I ask, but I never, ever beg.’ Recommendation : EXTREME More reviews and book talk at : You can find me here too ☞

  15. 5 out of 5

    ♥Sharon♥

    Sandra Brown is another favorite author of mine. Her writing is FABULOUS. I was patiently waiting for Seeing Red to be release and praying it would be as intriguing and enthralling as her other writings. I am here to tell you that SHE DID NOT DISAPPOINT! If you enjoy reading Romantic Suspense, SB has to be one of your top authors. She is truly the queen of suspense and crazy twists and turns. And she never disappoints with her leading men. John Trapper was a classic. He was burly, surly, sexy an Sandra Brown is another favorite author of mine. Her writing is FABULOUS. I was patiently waiting for Seeing Red to be release and praying it would be as intriguing and enthralling as her other writings. I am here to tell you that SHE DID NOT DISAPPOINT! If you enjoy reading Romantic Suspense, SB has to be one of your top authors. She is truly the queen of suspense and crazy twists and turns. And she never disappoints with her leading men. John Trapper was a classic. He was burly, surly, sexy and a bit of a jerk. A perfect alpha male. The leading lady, Kerra Bailey, had her hands full with this guy. It didn’t take long for the sexual tension to build and become taut. What did take a bit of time was the sex scenes. But if you are a fan of SB then you know the wait is worth every fucking minute!!! I won’t say much about the plot as not to give anything away. What I will say is I was sucked in right from the beginning and had a hard time putting it down. The mystery, the suspense, and the twists came together perfectly. All the secondary characters were great. I very much enjoyed Trappers buddy Carson. When he was on the page he added the humor. As much as I was guessing early on, I did figure out the bad guy somewhere around the 70% mark. BUT I didn’t have all the pieces pulled together. Sandra Brown was still able to throw in a fantastic twist at the end that I didn't see coming. I JUST LOVED IT!!! A must read and it comes highly recommended!!! (If you are wondering about the lacy bra.....you will just have to read the book!)

  16. 4 out of 5

    Lisa

    SEEING RED Sandra Brown MY RATING ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️▫️ PUBLISHER Grand Central Publishing PUBLISHED August 15, 2017 Seeing Red is a breathless ride of murder, intrigue, betrayal and romance. SUMMARY Kerra Bailey, a television journalist, has the story of a lifetime. She just has to get a interview with Major Franklin Trapper. Major Trapper emerge the hero from a hotel bombing that killed 197 people in Dallas 25 years ago, when he was photographed rescuing a handful of survivors. The photograph captured headlin SEEING RED Sandra Brown MY RATING ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️▫️ PUBLISHER Grand Central Publishing PUBLISHED August 15, 2017 Seeing Red is a breathless ride of murder, intrigue, betrayal and romance. SUMMARY Kerra Bailey, a television journalist, has the story of a lifetime. She just has to get a interview with Major Franklin Trapper. Major Trapper emerge the hero from a hotel bombing that killed 197 people in Dallas 25 years ago, when he was photographed rescuing a handful of survivors. The photograph captured headlines and catapulted him to the national speaking circuit. Several years ago, however, the Major suddenly dropped out of the public eye and refused all media attention. But the 25th anniversary of the bombing is quickly approaching and Kerra desperately needs to get the interview with the Major. She tracks down the Major’s estranged and rude son, John Trapper, to coerce a introduction. But ex-ATF agent, John Trapper wants nothing to do with his father, or any media concerning the bombing. Kerra’s conveys a hint about the reason for her desperation, and when John figures it out, he begrudgingly makes the introductions. But the interview of a lifetime goes horribly wrong for both the Major and Kerra. Who would want to harm a national hero? Weren’t the persons responsible for the bombing caught? Sparks fly as Kerra and John join forces and search for answers, ultimately exposing a web of lies and corruption. REVIEW Once again, SANDRA BROWN grabs her readers and won’t let go until the last page is turned. Both her dialog and her writing are engaging, and her plot is just complicated enough to keep you guessing. Kerra and John’s relationship is full of both tension and chemistry, and their escapades may leave you breathless. SEEING RED is entertaining, suspenseful and filled with sexual tension. Sandra Brown fans will love this one, as will anyone who likes intrigue and romance.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Sateem ó_ò

    Do I even need to write a review for this? I mean, It's a Sandra Brown book. Isn't that a review in and of itself?! This one here checks all the boxes of your typical SB book: ☑ A woman, just going about, living her life, then all of the sudden finds herself thrust in the middle of a shit storm, where she has to be constantly looking over her shoulder and be aware of everyone around her. ☑ A handsome, suspicious, short-tempered asshole man, whom no one seems to trust, that our lady gets infatua Do I even need to write a review for this? I mean, It's a Sandra Brown book. Isn't that a review in and of itself?! This one here checks all the boxes of your typical SB book: ☑ A woman, just going about, living her life, then all of the sudden finds herself thrust in the middle of a shit storm, where she has to be constantly looking over her shoulder and be aware of everyone around her. ☑ A handsome, suspicious, short-tempered asshole man, whom no one seems to trust, that our lady gets infatuated with despite him being a major Jerkface. P.S: We - as readers - also fall in love with this Jerkface <3 ☑ Not a single character is to be trusted. You never know who is gonna jump out of fucken nowhere to do some backstabbing business. ☑ Plot twists coming at you out of the left field. ☑ Overall and everything considered; an awesome read. The reason this didn't get a full 5 stars was that in comparison to her other books, this wasn't as good. It wasn't bad by any means, but it wasn't up to par as to what I've come to expect from SB books. As per usual, with SB you can't really pinpoint the real bad people until the very end. You pretty much suspect every single character at one point or another.. Hey.. you think this person is bad.. well, guess again! Having said that, at no point throughout the whole book, did I suspect Trapper of being a bad guy. Yes, he was an asshole - as all the main guys in SB books are - but that was all. In all of my favorite Sandra Brown's books, with Chill Factor at the top, I had to second guess myself about the main characters multiple times. I'd suspect them, then I'd think, no way! Then I'll suspect them again, then I'd find a way to justify their actions.. and so on and so forth. Not the case here. That being said, I still very much enjoyed this read and I look forward to my next SB book.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Brenda

    Television journalist Kerra Bailey had tried multiple times to secure an interview with Major Franklin Trapper – hero of the Pegasus bombing twenty-five years previously. Finally in desperation, she fronted up to John Trapper, the Major’s estranged son. She was determined, but then again so was Trapper. He was rude, arrogant and surly – Kerra had seen worse. But he did introduce her to his father. When the interview went ahead, Kerra was thrilled with it all – it was the aftermath that was disas Television journalist Kerra Bailey had tried multiple times to secure an interview with Major Franklin Trapper – hero of the Pegasus bombing twenty-five years previously. Finally in desperation, she fronted up to John Trapper, the Major’s estranged son. She was determined, but then again so was Trapper. He was rude, arrogant and surly – Kerra had seen worse. But he did introduce her to his father. When the interview went ahead, Kerra was thrilled with it all – it was the aftermath that was disastrous. And that shocking tragedy was the beginning of Kerra and Trapper teaming up to search for gunmen who had no qualms about murder. Secrets more than twenty-five years old; people willing to kill to stop them coming to the surface; conspiracy, blackmail and murder. What had Kerra got herself mixed up in? And who was Trapper? Angry, volatile and sarcastic one minute; gentle and caring the next. Kerra wasn’t sure which way was up with him… Seeing Red by Sandra Brown is an electric, fast-paced romantic suspense (heavy on the suspense) thriller which captured my interest from the first page. The twist near the end was shocking – I certainly didn’t expect it. I don’t read many by this author, but each time I do, I wonder why I don’t! Highly recommended.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Selene

    3.5 stars Genre: Romantic Suspense Setting: Texas POVs: (view spoiler)[Multiple, 3rd person (hide spoiler)] Major Franklin Trapper earned worldwide recognition for heroism when he was photographed carrying a five year-old girl out of a collapsing building. The headlines turned him into an overnight sensation while the little girl's identity was held in secrecy. Fast forward to twenty-five years later and Kerra Bailey is a successful TV personality who wants to score an interview with The Major that 3.5 stars Genre: Romantic Suspense Setting: Texas POVs: (view spoiler)[Multiple, 3rd person (hide spoiler)] Major Franklin Trapper earned worldwide recognition for heroism when he was photographed carrying a five year-old girl out of a collapsing building. The headlines turned him into an overnight sensation while the little girl's identity was held in secrecy. Fast forward to twenty-five years later and Kerra Bailey is a successful TV personality who wants to score an interview with The Major that will skyrocket her career. There's one small issue, though. She can't seem to get a hold of The Major, but she finds a way to get his son's attention. The writing was solid in this book! It was plot-heavy and there were some great twists and turns that I didn't see coming, but I wasn't fully invested in the main characters. John Trapper and Kerra were amusing, but neither character really blew me away. The ending wrapped up nicely and this was an entertaining read, overall. **ARC provided from Grand Central Publishing via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

  20. 5 out of 5

    *TANYA*

    Action packed and full of suspense. Besides I love Sandra Brown. This one was very intricate and harrowing.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Cheri

    I thought the whole plot of this book was really good. So many twists and turns. It had me questioning myself at every turn. Now the bad news....I did not connect with any of the characters. The H was such an egomaniac that he needed a foot up his butt. The h was just ok for me. I truly love SB and usually connect with at least one of her characters, but not this time. I give it 4 stars for the storyline and suspense.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Anne OK

    A giant THANK YOU to Grand Central Publishing and NetGalley for my very first Sandra Brown ARC. I was more than thrilled to receive an ARC of Sandra Brown's new novel, Seeing Red -- a better description probably being giddy and goofy like a silly girl in love! I could barely contain my excitement. She's been a favorite author of mine for over 30 years. Label me a fangirl because I truly am, and I've read all her books -- even those sappy love stories with the ugly covers from long ago -- so far b A giant THANK YOU to Grand Central Publishing and NetGalley for my very first Sandra Brown ARC. I was more than thrilled to receive an ARC of Sandra Brown's new novel, Seeing Red -- a better description probably being giddy and goofy like a silly girl in love! I could barely contain my excitement. She's been a favorite author of mine for over 30 years. Label me a fangirl because I truly am, and I've read all her books -- even those sappy love stories with the ugly covers from long ago -- so far back that online meant nothing. So yes, I'm crazy happy! A new release by the incomparable SB is reason enough to celebrate. And a return to familiar territory -- Brown's beloved Texas -- for another tale of romantic suspense, along with a set of new characters just adds to the excitement. Once you start this book, I doubt you'll be able to stop. Back in true form, locked and loaded with enough firepower to please the most discriminating reader, the reigning Queen of Romantic Suspense gives readers another smart, suspenseful -- and unpredictable page-turner. The two main characters, John Trapper and Kerra Bailey, are equally well-drawn and vividly portrayed. They are intelligent, stubborn and strong individuals. Both suffer the residuals of a tragic past from early childhood. And each is determined to unravel the mysteries and find answers to the remaining questions surrounding those circumstances. Like so many others that came before him, our new hero, Trapper, jumps off Brown's ruggedly-handsome hero-shelf with his own brand of moody alpha-ish male, darkly sexy good looks, and an attitude that is intensely complicated. Trapper is a bit rough around the edges, holds his secrets close, and after being forced to leave his job as an ATF Agent, is now a down-on-his-luck private investigator -- and kind of an all-around mess -- who can be found too frequently these days bellying up to a bar with a stiff drink in his hand, and that's where Kerra meets him for the first time. A popular television journalist, Kerra Bailey, who's a bit of a spitfire, is an equal match to our male lead as she steps up onto the soapbox. She's one of those people you can just identify with on a lot of different levels. A by-the-book kinda gal hoping to land a career-making interview. She's also got her own very personal reasons motivating her to succeed in getting the interview with the elusive Major Franklin Trapper. Both Trapper and Kerra are funny, witty and interesting -- likable and endearing. I was comfortable with both, although it took a bit longer to warm up to the gruff and irritating John Trapper. I definitely enjoyed this match-up. Trapper is more than reluctant in agreeing to help the determined reporter, but Kerra isn’t the type to just give up without a fight. Armed with incentive that she hopes will hit its mark, Kerra pulls it from her arsenal of persuasion and places it in John's hands. This just might be the tipping point that pushes Trapper towards joining forces with the pretty television journalist who has definitely caught his eye. If you're familiar with Sandra Brown’s books, you know not to expect a crap-ton of hot sex scenes. She's a genius at the build-up though. The sexual tension alone sets the pages ablaze. And she makes it count when the “doin’ it” finally happens! You can expect a few glorious moments between Kerra and Trapper. There is an interesting array of secondary characters that play essential and key parts to the story. Among them, of course, is Major Franklin Trapper, along with a slimy untrustworthy lawyer, and the elite Texas Rangers, the FBI and local police, all of whom are involved in the search for the possible suspects and the truth of what happened the day the bombing occurred. They all play a role in keeping the pages filled with surprising chills and thrills, while the action ramps up with a wild chase across the State of Texas that includes a few stolen borrowed vehicles, a death count that is mounting, and enough twists and turns to easily get lost in. Prepare yourself though, because just as you begin to feel comfortable with your thoughts and conclusions, WHAM! You're hit smack dab in the face with that oh-so-unexpected "gotcha" moment, and you'll never see it coming. Oops, she did it again! Written from multiple points of view in third person gets the job done in an easy pace with a distinctive voice for each. The dialogue is always believable, convincing and relatable, and nobody delivers those one-line zingers with such impeccable timing as this author. Fantastic writing, cleverly enticing plot, and a ride that's a little rough and wild at times. But isn't that what we expect from a Sandra Brown novel? The book blurb above provides a plentiful overview of this action-packed story. To avoid the possibility of unleashing any spoilers, I'll stop here. My recommendation is to go get yourself a copy and dive head first into Seeing Red with your eyes wide open. For the maximum reading high, that's the only way to read a Sandra Brown book. Its sensitive subject matter will likely be a reminder to most readers of past horrors perpetrated upon our beloved country and so many innocent lives lost. For me, it triggers memories of days that were filled with the sights and sounds of suffering and sorrow brought about by angry, revengeful and heinous evildoers that came far too close to home. More so though, it reminds me of the resilience and good of so many kind and generous relatives, neighbors and friends who were there with willing hands to help and provide aid to those in such unimaginable need. In February 1996, on the day that motions for change of venue filed by Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols came before the District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma, I sat in the courtroom with a group of judicial employees and watched and listened in stunned silence. The faces of so much anger, hurt and devastation surrounded us. And across the aisle sat the evildoers responsible for the deaths of 168 people, including 19 small children in the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in downtown Oklahoma City. One showed no remorse -- McVeigh even smiled and joked with his attorney during the proceedings. The whole experience sent chills throughout my body, and it is forever ingrained in my mind. With the bombing of a building full of innocent people predominantly the focus here, the effect of this book was so much more personal and real for me than I imagined it would be. Sandra Brown remains a master of her genre. She knows how to win over an audience of readers. With her latest, you can expect a sexy romantic thriller that includes pages of murder and mayhem, betrayal and intrigue, and the presence of dark conspiracies with surprising disclosures. Oh yeah, there's some sizzle and steamy romance, as well. Overall, just about as good as it gets!

  23. 5 out of 5

    ♥Rachel♥

    Sandra Brown is one of my all-time favorite mystery/romantic suspense writers so I was thrilled to get my hands on a copy of Seeing Red! She starts off with a bang with the first page, as usual, and I was hooked from beginning to finish! Kerra Bailey contacts John Trapper when all her efforts to get in touch with his father fail. His father, The Major, is a hero, launched into the public eye back in 1992 when he led survivors out of The Pegasus Hotel bombing, an event that claimed 197 lives. For Sandra Brown is one of my all-time favorite mystery/romantic suspense writers so I was thrilled to get my hands on a copy of Seeing Red! She starts off with a bang with the first page, as usual, and I was hooked from beginning to finish! Kerra Bailey contacts John Trapper when all her efforts to get in touch with his father fail. His father, The Major, is a hero, launched into the public eye back in 1992 when he led survivors out of The Pegasus Hotel bombing, an event that claimed 197 lives. For John Trapper this event signaled the end of his quiet, happy life when his father enthusiastically latched onto the celebrity his actions incurred. As an adult, Trapper took up an investigation of the bombing when his examination of the facts led to serious doubts that the case was solved. This obsession eventually cost him his job at the ATF, so when Kerra shows up at his door asking for assistance he has no desire to help her. Kerra has her own reasons for wanting an interview with The Major, more personal than professional. She’s determined to get the interview with or without Trapper assistance, but she can’t deny the pull she has to Trapper. In the middle of the storm that follows Kerra’s meeting with The Major, Trapper and Kerra try and manage the sexual tension between them, all the while trying to get to the bottom of things, staying alive in the process. Sandra Brown is famous for here addictive writing. Her cliffhanger type chapters are a sure hook for someone like me. I just wanted to keep reading and find out how it all ended. Of course, she throws in twists, and turns. I suspected a few and was surprised by several. I love it when an author can keep me guessing! The romance between Kerra and John was half of the attraction; deliciously antagonistic, and utterly sexy! I love Sandra Brown’s heroes! Trapper has a flash temper, a rude mouth, rugged and rough around the edges. Just the kind of antihero this reader loves! Kerra was principled, smart and determined; the perfect partner for Trapper to get to the bottom of these sinister plots. Seeing Red is Sandra Brown at her finest, and I can hardly wait until she writes her next book! A copy was kindly provided by Grand Central Publishing via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This review is also posted at The Readers Den.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Suzanne

    Trapper and Kerra. I enjoyed reading about these two, but wanted more romance. Being the romance thriller genre, I did not think it overly romantic. A solid 3 star read though, Trapper is ex FBI who left before being fired. Kerra is a well known journalist trying to get to the bottom of the Pegasus bombing, that she was personally involved in, losing her mother to. This is the usual bad boy protagonist, falling for the gorgeous lady. Kerra and Trapper work closely toward who was behind the deadl Trapper and Kerra. I enjoyed reading about these two, but wanted more romance. Being the romance thriller genre, I did not think it overly romantic. A solid 3 star read though, Trapper is ex FBI who left before being fired. Kerra is a well known journalist trying to get to the bottom of the Pegasus bombing, that she was personally involved in, losing her mother to. This is the usual bad boy protagonist, falling for the gorgeous lady. Kerra and Trapper work closely toward who was behind the deadly plot.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Laurie Anderson

    2.95 stars. Loved the mystery, but not so much the requisite sex scenes. They added nothing to the story for me. Without them, this would have been nearly a 4-star book. As always, your mileage may vary.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Jeanne

    I'm going to dnf the audio, and wasn't impressed enough to pay $13.99 for the kindle. I think I would like this in book format, so I'll check the library. Audio books are funny, because the narrator makes a big difference. To be fair, I just listened to an Emma Chase audio with a guy who sounded sexy with a hot accent. The guy reading this one had me picturing a guy in his seventies with greasy hair, lol. I'm not sure why. Kind of a snoozer too. Sometimes it's just better to read it yourself! I'm going to dnf the audio, and wasn't impressed enough to pay $13.99 for the kindle. I think I would like this in book format, so I'll check the library. Audio books are funny, because the narrator makes a big difference. To be fair, I just listened to an Emma Chase audio with a guy who sounded sexy with a hot accent. The guy reading this one had me picturing a guy in his seventies with greasy hair, lol. I'm not sure why. Kind of a snoozer too. Sometimes it's just better to read it yourself!

  27. 4 out of 5

    Sherri Thacker

    I was really hoping to like this book more than I did. I liked the story overall but felt it started to drag when I got more than 1/2 way through it. For this reason I'm giving it 3 stars. I was really hoping to like this book more than I did. I liked the story overall but felt it started to drag when I got more than 1/2 way through it. For this reason I'm giving it 3 stars.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Carole (Carole's Random Life in Books)

    This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life in Books. I enjoyed this book quite a bit! I have been a long time fan of Sandra Brown. Before I owned a kindle, started a blog, or had a goodreads account, I read Sandra Brown. I kind of feel like we go way back. I haven't read all of her books but I usually keep up with her annual release every year and try to squeeze in books from her backlist when I get the chance. I went into this book expecting a very entertaining story and those expecta This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life in Books. I enjoyed this book quite a bit! I have been a long time fan of Sandra Brown. Before I owned a kindle, started a blog, or had a goodreads account, I read Sandra Brown. I kind of feel like we go way back. I haven't read all of her books but I usually keep up with her annual release every year and try to squeeze in books from her backlist when I get the chance. I went into this book expecting a very entertaining story and those expectations were solidly met. Trapper and Kerra were at the center of this story. Kerra is a TV journalist out to get the big interview that nobody has been able to get for years. She decides to enlist Trapper's help in getting his father to agree to the interview. Never mind the fact that Trapper is currently not on good terms with his father. Trapper's father, Major Franklin Trapper, became a celebrity when he was able to a few people during a deadly bombing that made headlines. The interview ends up becoming the starting point for a dangerous chain of events. I really liked Trapper and Kerra in this story. They were both really smart and able to think on their feet. Trapper was a little rough around the edges but really cared underneath it all. Kerra was able to balance the need to get the big story with what she felt was the right thing to do. They had great chemistry with each other and I loved following them as they worked to get everything figured out. This book starts off with a bang and I was hooked right away. I think that the choice to tell some parts of the story out of order at the very start of the book was very effective. There were so many different things going on in this book and I found myself working to figure out what was really going on along with Trapper and Kerra. I was never quite sure who could really be trusted and found myself second guessing some of the characters. There were quite a few twists and turns that I did not see coming. I would highly recommend this book to fans of romantic suspense. This book has a lot of action, a solid mystery to solve, and a great romance at its core. I can't wait to read more from Sandra Brown soon. I received an advance reader edition of this book from Grand Central Publishing via NetGalley. Initial Thoughts I am a huge fan of Sandra Brown's writing so I went into this book with pretty high expectations and it delivered. I loved Kerra and Trapper and the mystery took some unexpected twists and turns.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Chloe

    At the 25th anniversary of the Pegasus bombing Kerra Bailey, a local reporter wants to interview the national hero Major Franklin Trapper, who saved along with others a 5-year-old girl from the building. The Major though had refused all interviews the past few years and Kerra’s only hope to meet the Major was through his son, John Trapper ,an ex ATF officer who now ran a detective agency. After the interview an attempt was made at Kerra and the Major’s life which led to a non stop action with mu At the 25th anniversary of the Pegasus bombing Kerra Bailey, a local reporter wants to interview the national hero Major Franklin Trapper, who saved along with others a 5-year-old girl from the building. The Major though had refused all interviews the past few years and Kerra’s only hope to meet the Major was through his son, John Trapper ,an ex ATF officer who now ran a detective agency. After the interview an attempt was made at Kerra and the Major’s life which led to a non stop action with murder, kidnapping , FBI , Texas Rangers and a shady lawyer all thrown in the mix. This was a great romantic suspense by Sandra Brown that I finished in a few hours. It has a lots of twists and turns with a few surprises at the end. The sarcastic banter between Trapper and Kerra along with the sizzling romance and with non-stop actin makes this book quite an entertaining read that I would recommend to all mystery lovers. Many thanks to Grand Central Publishing& NetGalley for the ARC in exchange for my honest and fair review. This and more reviews at https://chloesbooksblog.wordpress.com/

  30. 5 out of 5

    Kathryn

    Seeing Red by Sandra Brown was a really good suspense/mystery/thriller book. One of those books you look at the time and realise its way past your bedtime and you still have to read on to see who is the good person and who is the evil one, and how did it all go down. Kerra is a news anchor and a good one, she wanted and got an interview with Major Franklin Trapper, and she has an ace up her sleeve that is going to helped her achieve that. What she doesn't realise is that all hell is about to brea Seeing Red by Sandra Brown was a really good suspense/mystery/thriller book. One of those books you look at the time and realise its way past your bedtime and you still have to read on to see who is the good person and who is the evil one, and how did it all go down. Kerra is a news anchor and a good one, she wanted and got an interview with Major Franklin Trapper, and she has an ace up her sleeve that is going to helped her achieve that. What she doesn't realise is that all hell is about to break loose and it sure does. She is lucky to get away with her life intact. John Trapper is Franklin's son and a badass - or is he? He has hated all the fame a famous rescue that Major Trapper accomplished has brought the family. His life was changed forever the day his father rescued people from a bombed hotel. Plus now John believes there was more to that bombing than people are letting on about and he wants to root around and get to the very depths of it. So far it has lost him his job at the ATF and made him look a fool. But the thing about Trapper is he is very persistent and most of the time is one step ahead of the enemy - whoever that might be! When the interview results in a shocking event Trapper steps in and kidnaps Kerra - for her own good of course. And so the ducking and diving begins. Who is the enemy is always the question. We are given little cameos of the perpetrators but never the full picture. It's very fortunate that Trapper does not trust easily, is very perceptive and while he resents the fame and the impact it has had on his relationship with his father, there are still bonds of love there. I really enjoyed this story, the mystery and suspense, the wonderings about who was the person or persons behind the various killings. Trapper and Kerra grow as people throughout the story, the relationship of Trapper and the Major develops well and other relationships are called into question. And of course there is some hot romance happening between Kerra and Trapper.

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