There’s only one thing worse than seeing your unrequited crush every day at the office…and that’s getting trapped with him in a snowy mountain cabin.
Maria Torres has been through hell and back. A former kidnapping victim, she’s used to being famous for all the wrong reasons and having people handle her with kid gloves. And it seems that the man of her dreams, Dwayne Lameko, is no different.
So when an ALIAS client requests her presence on an op, Maria believes she’s ready to spread her wings and prove all her co-workers wrong…especially Dwayne. But when danger follows them into the wilderness, Maria has no choice but to prove to herself and Dwayne that she’s strong enough to handle anything…even his love.
Maria Torres was first introduced in the Family Stone series, Still the One. She finally gets her happily ever after.
Hunted is the second book in Lisa Hughey’s series: ALIAS. What do you do when you’re the victim of a crime but no one believes you? Adams-Larsen Inc and Associates, ALIAS, helps ordinary citizens in danger when they need to disappear.
Check out the start of this new series, Stalked.
Stalked: Opposites attract, unfortunately.
Rule follower, Federal US Deputy Marshal Alex Saunders has been assigned to protect a federal judge after the judge receives death threats. This detail is standard until the judge insists on his son’s PR firm provide backup security, which isn’t even in the rule book. But because Alex is already in hot water, he follows orders to keep the judge happy.
Rule breaker, and former CIA analyst, Kita Ferguson reluctantly agrees to go undercover, posing as the judge’s aide slash girlfriend, but in return she expects her boss at ALIAS to help her protect an abused woman and her nieces even though technically keeping the children from their father is against the law.
From the very start, Alex and Kita disagree about everything. But their sizzling attraction continues to grow as the threats against the judge escalate and put them all in danger. Can these two opposites find enough common ground outside the bedroom, or will their diverse philosophies result in disaster?
About the Author
USA Today Bestselling Author Lisa Hughey has been writing romance since the fourth grade, which was also about the time she began her love affair with spies. Harriet and Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys later gave way to James Bond and Lara Croft and Jason Bourne. Exploring the complex nature of a profession that requires subterfuge and lies fascinates her. She loves combining her two passions into fiction. As evidenced by her Black Cipher Files series.
Taking a break from romantic suspense, Lisa entered the paranormal world of the Angelic Realm. The Seven deals with forbidden relationships between humans and Archangels. At its heart, Rafe is a novel about the dynamic of family relationships. As this series evolves, the core story continues to be about love triumphing in the face of opposition and heartache. (The really hot Archangels don't hurt.)
And recently she's been immersed in the Stone Family novellas, stories about a blended family of brothers and a sister who have a lot more in common than they realize. But of course she couldn't just write about family and romance. There are complex plots, bad guys, and suspense too.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Received an ARC for my fair review for netgalley. This is the second book in the Alias series, however it is my first one. Dwayne is an operative for Alias, and he is attracted to the fragile receptionist Maria, who was previously held captive for eight years. I almost stopped reading it, right at the beginning, because I hate it, when the authors make all the hero's into manwhores, and since Dwayne felt like he could not act upon his attraction to Maria, he has one night stands every night. Why? Why? I don't get it, either act upon it, or let it go, but dont insist that they are doing this because they care about this person and can not give them more of themselves. Well I did continue to read it, and it wasn't bad, kept me fairly entertained and of course Maria and Dwayne, do get together.
Maria has a tragic past as a kidnap victim however has risen above to join ALIAS. She needs to prove to all that she is capable of doing the job and keeping it together especially to Dwayne. Good flow with characters and action. This a character from author's other series to get her story and future told. Ebook from Net Galley and publishers with thanks. Opinions are entirely my own.
Maria Torres has had a large part of her life taken away from her. She was kidnapped and held captive for many years until she finally had the courage and opportunity to escape. That experience has been haunting her life, making it very difficult to establish relationships and even trust others. Dwayne Lameko has had a crush on co-worker Maria Torres since she joined the company. He can charm most women, except for her. She shuts down when he is near and refuses to tell him anything about herself. She shocks him when she volunteers to go in on a mission and is even more shocked when he is assigned to be her partner. Can they get over their awkward boundaries and work together as a team? I read the first book in the series, Stalked: ALIAS #1, and I enjoyed the fast pace and high-powered action scenes. The plot in that book was well developed, as were the characters, and there was a great balance between action and passion. That being said, this book was a bit of a let down. I went into Hunted expecting the same level of pace and character development but the story line felt truncated. It focused more on the awkward romance growing between evasive Maria and alpha Dwayne than the thrill of the mission. I would not recommend this book for readers who may be sensitive to violence, sexually explicit scenarios, kidnapping, rape threats, and foul language. Please note: an electronic copy of this book was generously provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
My mind can’t even work through all that Maria has gone though. She was kidnapped and held captivity for 8 longs years. On her escape she got help from Stones and ALIAS who relocated her giving her a job as receptionist in one of their offices. Ready for more she and goes on a job in the field on a protection detail with her secret crush, what could be better a simple job with the man who holds her heart. The author gives you action and a few thrills with excitement. Trauma and PTSD can be heart wrenching the author does a great job giving details of all she went through and how she learned to deal with it. Anyone going through what she has will have survivor guilt and many will have tough choices to make and some will not make the right ones. Guilt can drive you mad making you think you are worthy of living, making you do thinks you wouldn’t normally do. I thought the author gave vivid details to help us understand all that went on in her life. This is a very passionate with characters that have strong feelings for the other but for one reason or another they are reluctant to show their hand. They make a great couple dealing with their own issues of a relationship and at times hurt the other. I thought this was a good story with a good plot but at times felt it was rushed a little. I have not read book one but did not feel lost at all. I thought the author covered all the points very well. I did like how their relationship unfolds and the chemistry between the two. I would have liked to have a little more insight on a few things. I really enjoyed the story and thought it was well worth my time. I thought the author really showed true emotions with her characters and gave a balanced story.