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Seeing Red

3.95  ·  Rating details ·  12,833 ratings  ·  1,195 reviews
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 ...more
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Published August 15th 2017 by Grand Central Publishing
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Heike There are several descriptive sex scenes, but it is *sarcasm on* safe sex because the second time he pulled out before he came.
Heike This is not a reprint, this was published in 2017. New book, new story.

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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
Val ⚓️ Shameless, Skanky & Bitchy  ⚓️
4 Stars

As a LONG time Sandra Brown fan, I was beyond excited to get this ARC.


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 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
~Anna's ƦªϻƁℓℹռg$~
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 re
Jun 20, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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
Jul 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
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 ...more
Brenda - Traveling Sister
Jun 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
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.
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
Aug 24, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Jun 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing

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
Theresa Alan
Jun 17, 2017 rated it liked it
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
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
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 f@ck 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 ...more
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⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 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
Nov 27, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sandra Brown

PUBLISHER Grand Central Publishing
PUBLISHED August 15, 2017

Seeing Red is a breathless ride of murder, intrigue, betrayal and romance.

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
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
Aug 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
3.5 stars

Genre: Romantic Suspense
Setting: Texas
POVs: (view 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
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
Nov 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
Action packed and full of suspense. Besides I love Sandra Brown. This one was very intricate and harrowing.
Anne OK
Aug 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2017-reads
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
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!
Nov 26, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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 ...more
Jun 08, 2017 rated it really liked it

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
Sep 02, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
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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
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Most readers have a list of "go-to" authors they can count on to delivery an amazing read every single time. Sandra Brown places very high on my author "go-to" list. And once again, she delivers an intriguing read in Seeing Red - complete with flawed characters, sexual tension, and a plot laden with lies, secrets, and conspiracies that kept me guessing until the end.

Kerra Baily is a smart, tenacious, by-the-book, rising television journalist on the trail of the story that will make her career. I
Sherri Thacker
Sep 30, 2017 rated it liked it
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.
Jul 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
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
RachelW (BamaGal)
Jun 06, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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3.5 Stars. 'Seeing Red' is an interesting, well written story. I’ll give Sandra Brown props for being able to give the reader intriguing and strong-willed characters in Trapper and Kerra; and making you care about what happens to them. Problem is, the plotline itself was just so mundane. No real action, suspense, or thrills. A rather routine story laid out methodically to the outline of several other recent Brown suspense novels. Far too much talking and too little action, with mus
Irene Sim
4,5 Stars!

Another great story by Sandra Brown. I cut down a star cause I didn't felt the chemistry and the connection between the main characters, not that I didn't like them, but after Mean Streak I don't settle with less than "epic hotness" any more from SB.

The mystery is well orchesrtated, as expected, not many unexpected twists IMHO (view spoiler) except the one in the final confrontation which came out of the
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