Alpha OneAlpha One by Cynthia Eden
My rating: 4 of 5 flames

I love betrayal plots where the hero and heroine have history and something breaks them up, and they meet up again later. I mean seriously, I am such a sucker for those tropes. This book made my inner self so happy!

So we begin this story with Juliana being held captive in Mexico by a very bad man. El Diablo has kidnapped Juliana to get information from her father, a US Senator. Juliana lost her blinders years ago and was never under any impressions that her dad was a good man, but this seemed pretty bad even by his standards.

But as soon as we see Juliana being dragged away to be “questioned,” we see a special ops team going in for her. This is an off-the-books type of team comprised of former Special Forces team members, and they are very good at what they do. Their team leader Alpha One is Logan Quinn, Juliana’s first love, and the man who broke her heart.

Once they save Juliana, she thinks the danger will be over as soon as she’s back on American soil, but boy is she wrong. The danger is just beginning.

Logan has so many secrets he’s kept from Juliana, and now that he’s back in her life, he has to lie to her some more. His team is going to use her as bait to bring down El Diablo, and while their priority is to take him down, his priority is to keep Julie alive.

What I loved about this book is that Logan betrays Juliana but he earns his way back into her trust. Not right away of course, but when he finally tells her what he’s been hiding all these years (and wow! I never would have guessed!), she sees that he really has loved her all these years.

A sexy and exciting romantic suspense, Alpha One had me glued to the pages.

***ARC courtesy of Harlequin and netgalley

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