Lights Out by Natalie Walters: Book Review
About the book:
Title: Lights Out
Author: Natalie Walters
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: November 2, 2021
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.
In Lights Out, we are given characters Brynn and Jack. Brynn works for the CIA and one of her spies has gone missing. Enter Jack, a member of SNAP and Brynn’s former boyfriend. Sparks fly as they find themselves working together once again. Brynn will have to learn how to relinquish control while Jack overcomes what he deems Brynn’s betrayal.
Second chance romance combined with danger and intrigue…I’m in! Brynn and Jack are such great characters for this story. Their painful past has them in a loop of distrust and angst while still having feelings for each other makes them protective and complicated. I loved the history they shared and how much effort it took for them to move through that and reach a new place in their lives. The secondary characters in Lights Out really brought this one together for me. The distinct personalities and the hints at possible future relationships had me on the edge of my seat just as much as the rising danger and sense of impending doom. I loved that I made it halfway through the book and still had no idea if the missing spy was good or bad. Talk about suspense!
I received a copy of this book through Revell Reads. I was not required to leave a positive review. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.