Holding Fire

Holding Fire

by April Hunt
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Holding Fire by April Hunt

MISSION IMPOSSIBLE

Alpha Security operative Trey Hanson is ready to settle down. When he meets a gorgeous blonde in a bar, and the connection between them is off the charts, he thinks he's finally found the one. But after their night together ends in a hail of gunfire and she disappears in the chaos, Trey's reasons for tracking her down are personal . . . until he learns she's his next assignment.

Elle Monroe never expected to see Trey again. The night they shared was incredible, but the last thing she's looking for is a relationship. Now that it's clear she's being targeted, though, she has no choice but to trust this man she barely knows with her life. And Trey's not just determined to keep her safe . . . he's determined to win her heart.

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The Alpha Security series
Book 1 - Heated Pursuit (Rafe and Penny)
Book 2 - Holding Fire (Trey and Elle)
Book 3 - Hard Justice (Vince and Charlie)

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781455539482
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 03/28/2017
Series: Alpha Security Series , #2
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 105,061
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

April blames her incurable chocolate addiction on growing up in rural Pennsylvania, way too close to America's chocolate capital, Hershey. She now lives in Virginia with her college sweetheart husband, two young children, and a cat who thinks she's a human-dog hybrid. On those rare occasions she's not donning the cape of her children's personal chauffer, April's either planning, plotting, or writing about her next alpha hero and the woman he never knew he needed, but now can't live without.

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Holding Fire 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
gigiluvsbooks More than 1 year ago
MISSION IMPOSSIBLE Alpha Security operative Trey Hanson is ready to settle down. When he meets a gorgeous blonde in a bar, and the connection between them is off the charts, he thinks he's finally found the one. But after their night together ends in a hail of gunfire and she disappears in the chaos, Trey's reasons for tracking her down are personal . . . until he learns she's his next assignment. Elle Monroe never expected to see Trey again. The night they shared was incredible, but the last thing she's looking for is a relationship. Now that it's clear she's being targeted, though, she has no choice but to trust this man she barely knows with her life. And Trey's not just determined to keep her safe . . . he's determined to win her heart. Review: I was hooked from page one! This was an exciting romantic suspense story, where after spending one extremely passionate night together Trey finds out Elle is the one he has been hired to protect. From that point on the sexiness and the action keep ratcheting up. I won't give away any more of the plot, but I will say there are a lot of twists and turns, action and super sexy. This is my first time reading this Author and I loved her style. She wrote engaging and interesting characters. Trey and Elle were both strong and caring which made them super appealing. The sexy scenes had the right amount of heat without being over the top. The story was fast-paced and there were no slow points. I loved the little surprise at the end of the book. 4Stars *I voluntarily read an advance reader copy of this book provided by the publisher.*
etoile1996 More than 1 year ago
holding fire is the second book in the alpha security series, but it's really not necessary to read the first book in the series to understand what is happening in this one. trey hansen hooks up with elle monroe when he meets her in a bar in thailand. the morning after he wants more time with her, but she wants to run. she's not interested in a relationship, she's leaving thailand anyway. when all hell breaks loose elle and trey get separated and she manages to give him the slip. that's when trey learns that the woman he slept with is the very woman he has been hired to protect. tracking her down to new york, he meets up with her again, only she's not that happy to see him. it turns out that elle's estranged father, a u.s. senator running for re-election, was the one who hired the protective detail. when he demands she attend a gala, in spite of the danger to her, trey is furious. he's even more furious when he realizes that elle intends to be escorted by another member of her protective detail. he does not let elle win that battle. during the gala elle is once again targeted and trey takes her into custody, removing her from the party and taking her with him to the alpha security compound, hidden in the mountains of virginia. once they finally have some time to themselves, without being trapped by gunfire or mysterious abductors, trey and elle decide to try having a casual relationship. the thing is that trey is sick of casual. he's been there, done that. he wants something real. and he thinks that he and elle have a shot at it. but elle is hiding something big from him. she had a serious car accident that resulted in damage to her ovaries and means that it is likely she'd never be able to have children. she knows that the future that trey envisions for himself includes kids, his mother and sister both make a point of telling her he's bought a big house with extra rooms. and she wants to fill those extra rooms with kids, but she can't and she doesn't want to deny trey the chance to have the big family that he's always dreamed of. never mind that there are other ways to have children: ivf, surrogacy, adoption, are all possibilities here, but the characters never consider this. but since this is ultimately a problem that is solved without the characters needing to consider all the alternate scenarios and have an adult discussion about it, i suppose we needn't dwell on it either. things between trey and elle can't remain casual, because they are so head over heels for each other. once they start communicating, they figure it out. luckily they manage to do this while figuring out the group targeting elle. i can only imagine the next book in this series tackles charlie and vin's story, and honestly i can't wait. i'd like to see more of the alpha security team. **holding fire will publish on march 28, 2017. i received an advance reader copy courtesy of netgalley/grand central publishing (forever) in exchange for my honest review.
Bette313 More than 1 year ago
Another great romantic suspense story from this author. I really enjoy her writing style. There is a great blend of action, suspense, romance, and humor. This group of security operatives is more like a brotherhood than a business. There's lots of funny banter, sexy times, and high level action. In this story Trey Hanson, one of the Alpha Security operatives, meets Elle Monroe one night and their chemistry is off the charts. The have one night of passion but rather than waking up to an awkward morning after, the night ends in a gun fight and Elle simply disappears. Trey can't get her out of his head and tracking her down is not an option because of that alone. Add in the fact that she is actually his next assignment and finding her become priority one. When he finds her not only will he need to keep her safe but also convince her to open her heart to more. With him! Great read and one you don't want to miss. I highly recommend it.
mamalovestoread22 More than 1 year ago
Security operative Trey Hanson has had his share of one night stands and strings free relationships, and while he enjoyed them at the time, the novelty of them has now worn off. He's ready for something a little more permanent, he's already found the perfect house, now he just has to find the right girl. And the minute Elle Monroe wanders into his life he's certain she is the one, problem is she doesn't do forever... now he is left with the complicated task of trying change her mind, and show her that he's worth the risk, all while trying to keep her safe! Elle Monroe is ready to take her life into her own hands, and stop letting the men in her life call all the shots, it's time for a unsupervised little strings free fun. Picking up a stranger in the bar for a little night of fun sounds like the perfect way to kick off her newfound freedom, that is until she learns that the man she just shared an incredible night with has been hired to keep her safe... now her little plan of one night of fun has just turned into uncomfortable reunion neither of them saw coming! This story was AMAZING!!! The moment I cracked the cover on it, I was completely consumed by every little detail, it was thrilling literary ride! This was my first read from Ms. Hunt and I have to say she totally blew me away with this one, it was suspenseful, sexy, and so much fun to read, I can't wait to meet more of her Alpha's!! I highly recommend you give this one a try, it is sure to keep you captivated from start to finish, and leave you with a serious crush on a certain sexy operative!! I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this title.