Beyond Limits by Laura Griffin….Arc Review

Beyond Limits releases Tuesday 1/27


An FBI agent and a Navy SEAL race against time in New York Times bestselling author Laura Griffin’s newest Tracers novel. “Griffin delivers the goods!” (Publishers Weekly)

FBI agent Elizabeth LeBlanc is still caught in the aftermath of her last big case when she runs into the one man from her past who is sure to rock her equilibrium even more. Navy SEAL Derek Vaughn is back home from a harrowing rescue mission in which he found evidence of a secret terror cell on US soil. Elizabeth knows he’ll do anything to unravel the plot—including seducing her for information. And despite the risks involved, she’s tempted to let him. Together with the forensics experts at the Delphi Center, Derek and Elizabeth are closing in on the truth, but it may not be fast enough to avert a devastating attack…

Following in the bestselling tradition of the Tracers series, including Exposed, Scorched, and Twisted, Beyond Limits pulls out all the stops with Griffin’s most gripping thriller yet

My review:

Beyond Limits is the 8th book in author Laura Griffin’s Tracers Series and sadly the first of her work that I’ve read. I say sadly because this book was positively amazing and I can’t believe I’ve waited this long to discover Ms. Griffin and her work. I loved everything about this book and it was a thrill ride from start to finish!

FBI Agent Elizabeth LeBlanc hadn’t expected to see him again. After all, she had spent almost a year trying to get him out of her head. She should have known there was no way to dismiss the memory of the sexy and imposing SEAL Derek Vaughn that easily. And of course, fate being the fickle thing she was, the case she was now working on would have to be one that he and his team had just been a part of overseas. If she thought she had been able to erase the effect he had on her, she was sadly mistaken. Everything about him set her senses aflame and now she would have to start the Derek Protection Program steps all over again. If only it were that easy. Derek was not one to be dismissed and he certainly wasn’t one to not act on a hunch when he saw one. Even if it did put his life and career on the line. Now they were working together, albeit way off the books, to stop a terrorist attack on home soil. An attack that involved the people he had just dealt with overseas and the people she was dealing with back on home turf. She knew she only had a thin veil of resolve left when he started bringing up the reasons they should be together. She barely made away with her heart intact last time. Would she have the strength to keep him at arm’s length again? Does she want to? With more than her heart on the line, there is too much on her plate. Derek is making his feelings clear while they search for the threat that could hurt far too many people. It wasn’t just her hurt she had to worry about.

Would they be able to take down the threat before it was too late? Would they take their attraction to the next level if given the chance? With far too much at stake and so many reasons a relationship between them wouldn’t work, would they decide to give their feelings and attraction a chance?

Holy hell! This book was one of the best romantic suspense stories I have ever read. Hands down. The story line and plot were amazing. Just enough technical lingo to make it feel entirely real but not overwhelming that I was bogged down with the details. The characters were just as amazing as the storyline. Elizabeth is a strong woman with good reason to want to keep her heart protected. She knew how SEALS worked, knew the risks they took and knew she couldn’t handle the thought of loving and losing Derek. I don’t blame her in the least, either. But eventually his charm wears her down (I mean how could it NOT?) and she is totally thrown off her axis. Derek is one of the most amazing characters I’ve read. He is smart, resourceful, funny, kind, and has a soft side to him that had me swooning. Together they make one hell of a team and the push and pull, both professionally and personally, was pretty damn terrific to read.

This book, in my opinion, could be made into a movie tomorrow and become a huge hit. The terrorist plot was amazing with twists and turns I never suspected and the romance was beautiful and touching. Hands down, a book I will immediately be recommending to any romantic suspense fan.

Thank you, Ms. Griffin, for giving me a new series to follow and love. I can’t wait for the next installment!

5LovesRLBFive Loves


Book links:

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About the author:

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Laura Griffin started her career in journalism before venturing into the world of writing romantic suspense. Her books have won numerous awards, including a RITA Award (Whisper of Warning) and a Daphne du Maurier Award (Untraceable). Laura currently lives in Austin where she is working on her next book.

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