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"Julie's missing. You have to get her back."The minute he got the message, undercover agent Logan Quinn sprang into action. Getting Juliana James out of Mexico alive was the Elite Ops covert agent's only priority. But once the senator's daughter was safely back in their Mississippi hometown, Logan had a new mission: to get another chance with the woman he couldn't lose again.
Juliana had never forgotten the day, ten years ago, when Logan left her heart in pieces. Now he was back in her life, sworn to protect her from the ruthless weapons dealer who wanted her dead. As passion blindsided her—and she was once again thrust into danger—Julie realized how much she'd risk for one more day in Logan's arms.
At 20 Juliana James fell in love with tall, dark 22 year old Logan Quinn. Juliana never realized however that her father, Senator Aaron James, was responsible for Logan walking away. Ten long years have passed and Juliana has been kidnapped by "El Diablo", the weapons dealer who her father made the mistake of double crossing, the man who is convinced that Julie has evidence her father collected that could bring his organization down. Logan and his team of Black Ops, "Shadow Agents", have been contacted by the Senator to rescue Julie and bring her home safely.
When reading a "2nd chance romance" that combines such violent action, suspenseful scenes of intrigue and mystery as well as really sizzling chemistry between the reunited lovers one almost always feels like things could haves been different if only some of the characters impetuous decisions would have been made using logic instead of emotion.
Violent, action packed, bloody and totally sexy romantic suspense that delivers the chills and thrills readers have come to expect from author Cynthia Eden .
With all the twists and turns in the story the reader is able to easily grasp what is going on at all times, the main characters come across well and are fully fleshed out in a way that makes them both likable as well as believably realistic when they interact. The fact that both Julie and Logan have kept secrets from each other plays a big part in how they treat each other after being apart for 10 years, the villain of this piece is both chilling and heartbreaking. I could not believe how fast this one read, it just seemed like had started and book was already finished!
Alpha One is a smooth, sexy read that does justice to the Romantic Suspense genre and is a very good start to what I hope is a series that has a story for each team member as they are each and every one just as enigmatic and arresting a character as that of Logan Quinn!
I am hoping for a chance to read Jasper's story Guardian Ranger soon as it is book 2 which released in February of 2013 and it promises to be as exciting as book 1.
[EArc from Netgalley in exchange for honest review]
Posted February 23, 2013
A cave with a large bush next to it. The cave has crevices in the walls for herbs. There is one lage crevice with a nest of mint leaves on one side of the wall for the healer. A tunnel on the other side leads to inside the bush. In the bush there is a den with 65 nests for the patients.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted January 18, 2013
Just what the reading doctor ordered: a romantic suspense filled
Just what the reading doctor ordered: a romantic suspense filled with in your face danger, a lover from the past, seal/agents, edge of your seat suspense. This basically sums up this story for me. As much as I love Cynthia Eden for her paranormal storytelling, I love her even more for her ability to keep you on the edge of your seat with very bad characters and hot heroes who goes all in to protect their lady. This story was just what I expect from the author- I thoroughly enjoyed it. I gave it 4 stars because the heroine was not my favorite-she did not distract from the story and I connected with her but I did have some "get over yourself" moments.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
I am looking forward to the next book from Cynthia Eden in this Harlequin Intrigue line.
Posted January 11, 2013
Alpha One is the first book in a new romantic suspense series by
Alpha One is the first book in a new romantic suspense series by Cynthia Eden. Like all of Cynthia's novels it is action packed from the get go, the main characters where likeable, the bad guys liked to use torture to get their way, the plot twists kept me reading. The secondary characters are what will have me going back for more! I am so curious about them and I can't wait to unravel their secrets.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted January 10, 2013
4.5 Stars ~Reviewed by ANGELA & posted at Under the Covers B
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~Reviewed by ANGELA & posted at Under the Covers Book Blog
“Eden is great with her story telling of the paranormal world as she is amazing in the romantic suspense.” ~Under the Covers
Eden is great with her story telling of the paranormal world as she is amazing in the romantic suspense. I am a big fan of her The Fallen series which has a great story line, world building, lots of action and great romance. She delivered all that and then some in this novel.
Juliana James is the daughter of a crooked and a greedy Senator, Aaron James. Due to his corrupted dealings with a weapons dealer (Diego Guerrero), Juliana’s life is threatened and kidnapped until the Senator gives Guerrero what he wants. Desperate to save her life, he contacted Elite Ops Division who specializes in just what he needs. They are a “…group, a hybrid formed of recruited nave SEALS, Rangers and intelligence officers from the FBI and CIA” and they specialize in hostage retrieval. However, Logan Quinn is a member the Senator did not expect to see.
Logan and Juliana are not strangers; in fact, they were very close at one time. They had a heart breaking past but as tragic as it is, fate had brought them together and perhaps given a second chance to mend what was broken. I love Logan. He is your twentieth century alpha male and Julie plays a very independent heroine. Both their characters are well developed and believable. And because of their past relationship, their romance did not feel rushed at all.
Alpha One is a fast paced, action packed story and full of unexpected twists. This novel definitely had a Swat movie feel to it with a hint of romance and family drama. I cannot wait to get more of this series especially Jasper and hopefully Gunner! Thank you Ms. Eden for another enthralling read!
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Posted January 3, 2013
This review was first posted at Reading Between the Wines! Loga
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Logan Quinn has been in love with one woman for ten years. However, that love has been from afar after he left her in Mississippi all those years ago, and walked away, determined that he wasn't good enough for the likes of Julianna James. With one message from her father Senator James, those miles are erased and Logan is scrambling to be by Julie's side again. It's not a happy reunion though, he's on a mission to rescue her Julie from El Diablo, an arms dealing mastermind based in Mexico.
After saving Julie, and whisking her out of Mexico, the battle really starts on more than one front. Logan will have to fight to keep Julie safe from El Diablo and the mad man's attempts to kidnap Julie again for evidence her father has on him. Logan will also have to keep her safe from the person trying to kill her. The last fight will be the hardest for him though, because it means keeping Julie safe from himself. He hurt her once, and he doesn't want to hurt her again, but what happens when he can no longer keep her at arm's length? The secrets he's kept from her will devastate her. Will he be able to convince her that their love is meant to be? Or will Julie be unable to forgive Logan for the secrets, lies and heartache he's caused?
A four wine glass toast for Ms. Eden's Alpha One, and I can not wait to read the next book in the series! I hope it's Gunner and Sydney's story...
Posted January 2, 2013
Logan Quinn is a covert agent for an Elite Ops agency. Logan ge
Logan Quinn is a covert agent for an Elite Ops agency. Logan gets a message that Juliana James is missing and his new mission is to get her back and bring her home safely to their Mississippi hometown. Logan is determined to not only keep Julie safe and alive but also to get another chance with her because he is finding that he cannot lose her again.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Juliana James is a senator’s daughter that a ruthless weapons dealer wants dead. Julie never expected to see Logan again after he left her heart in pieces ten years ago. But now he is back in her life and is determine to protect her from the man that wants her dead.
Now as Logan and Julie are both blindsided by the passion that is still there between them they find that they will do anything for another chance at a future together. First they are going to have to defeat the weapons dealer so that they can stay alive and so they can enjoy that future.
This is a story that starts off fast and never slows its pace. It is action packed as Julie and Logan try and figure out just what is going on and exactly who knows what. If they are not careful and trust the wrong person it just might cost them their lives. The characters are well written and the reader will find they are very able to relate to them. For readers then enjoy action with their romance this is one to read as the action never stops and the passion between the characters sets the pages on fire.
Posted January 1, 2013
This is my first romantic suspense book by Cynthia Eden, as most
This is my first romantic suspense book by Cynthia Eden, as most of the books I have read of hers have been in the paranormal romance category. After reading this, I think her suspense books can be termed more thriller than suspense. She always gets my heart pounding with her stories and this one involves a crazy weapons dealer. Luckily there is a Happy Ever After...Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Juliana James is the daughter of a Senator who is not on the up and up and is working with a weapons dealer (Diego Guerrero). After the Senator lost his wife, he became lost and started dealing in weapons to make some extra cash on the side. Unfortunately he was skimming off the top and gathering evidence against the Guerrero. That didn't make Guerrero happy at all and being the ruthless person he was known as, he wasn't going to stand for it. So, what means the most to the Senator? Juliana. The Senator calls in the Elite Ops Division to rescue her. Little did he know Logan Quinn (someone he did not want in Juliana's life before) was part of the EOD that would be on the mission, but he was desperate to get his daughter back. The adventure begins at the beginning of the book and doesn't end until the last page.
Logan Quinn is a hero with a lot of confidence but also self doubt. It seems from the beginning of the story all he does is lie. Some of it is his choice, some comes from direct orders. Boy does he dig himself a deep hole where Juliana is concerned!
Juliana doesn't have a good relationship with her father, Senator Aaron James. Not after her mother died and he stared dealing in weapons. She has no idea why she is kidnapped because she has no information on her father. She quickly learns why she is the target and does her best to help the EOD protect her and bring Guerrero down.
The plot in this story had the expected twists and turns that Cynthia writes but allows you to keep up and not feel lost. The romance part of this story fit very well. Logan and Juliana were together 10 years prior to this rescue mission so the reunion and time it took for them to be together emotionally again was appropriate and believable. There were a lot of lies between them and they had to get past those first. I enjoyed the supporting characters, specifically Jasper, and look forward to more stories about the EOD. If you are looking for a romantic suspense book, which is heavy on the suspense but would also like a happy ever after and is hard to put down, I highly recommend Alpha One!
Posted December 31, 2012
Lots of action
Alpha One by Cynthia EdenWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Alpha One starts off with action and does not let up. It is full of drama and little romance too. Everybody has secrets they are hiding from each other.
Juliana James has been kidnapped while she was on vacation in Mexico. She been held in a dark room. Thier is another prisoner that was thier before her John. John was the only she had to talk to in the dark. John kept being taken away and tortured for information.
Juliana's father is a U.S. Senator and thats why she was taken. She does not know any of his deals and thinks he won't pay to get her safely back.
Logan Quinn's black ops team is sent to rescue her. Her father told them he had evidence to trade for her life. But it is personal to Logan he fell in love with her years ago and was determined to keep her safe. When they break into rescue Juliana she does not want to leave without the other prisoner John. Logan's team is wearing masks so Juliana has no idea that it is Logan rescueing her.
Logan goes back into the house but thier is no other hostage thier. When they get Juliana back to her father he is dead. He committed sucide but his note said that Juliana had the evidence to put Guerrero the arms dealer out of business.
At the Senator's funeral Logan takes Juliana in his truck instead of the Limo but before they can leave the cemetary the Limo is blown up killing the driver. Juliana is not safe yet.
I would like to read more about Logan's Shadow Agents in the future. The team of agents seem close and I would like to find out more about them.
I was given this ebook to read in exchange of honest review from Netgalley.
01/02/2013 PUB Harlequin Imprint Harlequin Intrigue Series 224 pages ISBN-10: 0373696655
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