Invincible

Invincible

by Alana Albertson

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Overview

I'll be honest with you-I'm no hero. Sure, the media tries to brand every Navy SEAL as some kind of Batman dressed in cammies. There's even a line in one of our cadences: "Superman is the man of steel, he ain't no match for Navy SEAL." You've seen the movies-we're infallible, invaluable, invincible. But that night, the one you read about in the papers ... all I really wanted to do was get laid. One harmless screw with an Aruban whore, no strings attached. I picked her out of a lineup-wild, dark hair, long legs and a crooked smile. After she sucked me off, I relaxed back onto the creaky, cum-stained cot, thankful for the blissful moments she gave me when I actually forgot for a second the faces of my buddies who died because I made the wrong call, the tears of the children I couldn't save, and the eyes of the enemies I slaughtered during their last seconds of life. But before I left, her hazel eyes peered into my soul. She whispered in a distinct Californian accent, "My name is Annie Hamilton. I'm an American citizen. I was kidnapped on spring break five years ago. You're my last hope. Please save me." One desperate plea. This wasn't a Hollywood blockbuster or a New York Times best-selling thriller. I knew this time there was no room for excuses, no margin for errors. I had one chance to put on the cape and be her hero. Publisher's Note: This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, and incidents are a product of the author's imagination. Locales and public names are sometimes used for atmospheric purposes. Any resemblance to actual people, living or dead, or to businesses, companies, events, institutions, or locales is completely coincidental. Expanded edition, with Annie's POV, 15,000 more words, new twist, more emotion. This is a full length novel, 60,000 words. New Adult Romantic Thriller. This book is intended for readers 18+.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781941665923
Publisher: Bolero Books, LLC
Publication date: 07/12/2014
Series: Trident Code , #1
Pages: 330
Sales rank: 1,238,712
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.74(d)

About the Author

Alana Albertson is the former President of Romance Writers of America's Chick Lit and Young Adult chapters. She holds a Masters of Education from Harvard and a Bachelor of Arts in English from Stanford. A recovering professional ballroom dancer, Alana currently writes contemporary romance. She lives in San Diego, California, with her husband, two sons, and four dogs. When she's not spending her time needlepointing, dancing, or saving dogs from high kill shelters through her rescue Pugs N Roses, she can be found watching episodes of House Hunters, Homeland, or Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team. Please visit her website at www.alanaalbertson.com

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Invincible 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The heading sounded so intriguing, it really sucked me in. However, it was a little disappointing. It was very quick, about 150 pages, with no much of a story to it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This story was great! I couldn't put my nook down. The way the author tells the story really gets you in the story line. I just loved the characters . Looking foward to reading more titles that this author has written.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
very fast paced !
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cannot get into this book
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read!! Not what I expected, but it suprised me. Can't wait for book 2
amdrane2 More than 1 year ago
3.5 Stars I had a hard time getting into this book. First, the main guy, Patrick, is a douche. He does get better the further into the story. And second, the chick, Annie, is a drug addicted sex slave. So yeah, trying to turn that clusterf*ck into a love story? Honestly didn't see how it would happen. There were incredibly sad parts, some happy parts, and some very boring parts. I'm glad I finally got around to reading it though, but I don't know if I'll be reading the next one. Thanks to Netgalley for the ARC.
asgoodrich More than 1 year ago
4 stars = I REALLY liked this book This was a rather interesting read for me. I knew before I started the book that Annie's disappearance and pre-rescue character closely paralleled that of Amy Bradley - a real woman who has been missing for over 16 years - and that the author failed to make mention of this highly relevant fact in the book. While I understand the disclaimer that characters are products of the author's imagination and that any resemblance to actual people is coincidental is the standard publishing disclaimer, I find it quite doubtful and troubling as a simple statement at the beginning or in an author's note would have gone a long way in improving my reading experience. That said, I really enjoyed Invincible.  I found Patrick's character to be a bundle of contradictions. He wants to be a hero, but quietly. He doesn't want a girlfriend or wife, not because he doesn't want to be tied down, but rather because his time as a SEAL prevents him from being able to focus on his partner as he feels he should due to his deployment schedule. He seems to be a nice guy, yet is quite capable of behaving like an arse. All of these contradictions made him feel even more real and made for some rather interesting interactions between him and Annie. Annie is a testament to the strength of the human spirit. Despite being kidnapped, raped, beaten, forced to use heroine until she became addicted, and forced into prostitution, she subscribes to the belief that 'everything happens for a reason' and is determined to live each day to its fullest after she is rescued from the brothel. I found myself drawn to her and invested in her story. Although Ms. Albertson has acknowledged in an interview that Invincible was inspired by Amy's story, her failure to do so in the actual book is problematic for me and is ultimately why this is a four-star review and not a five-star read for me. It is clear that she is a talented author as this is a well-written novel and the post-rescue portion is clearly her own creation as Amy is still missing. I definitely enjoyed reading the book and I am looking forward to the next book in the series. I received a complimentary copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.  Reviewed by Angela at Crystal's Many Reviewers!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not your typical romance or typical adventure story, but everything wraped up in one.
mellah23 More than 1 year ago
Overall it was good book that held my interest until the very end. I'm not ashamed to admit that I read it straight through, it just had a few parts where the story was rushed a little and I would have like to see some more details. I loved had she stayed true to some of the aspects of military life, both by the SEAL himself and that of those of his family/friends. Military life isn't cut out for everyone, whether it be the SEAL deploying every other six months or the family left behind to hold it all together all the while praying that their loved one comes back in one piece and still breathing. Pat, Vic, and Kyle are awesome examples of some woman dream their hot military man would look like. Albertson vision of those men where enough to keep me interested through the very last chapter...and maybe into the excerpt for book two. I can't wait to see what she has in store for boys.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was amazing! Really had it all! Love, suspense, emotion, the happy ending we all crave. I read it straight through without stopping, couldn't put it down. Buy it! You won't be sorry
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
All of the main characters in this book are amazing. They are all coragous, strong, and unstoppable.  Patrick Walsh is our hero in the book. He was so sexy and brave. This man will stop at nothing to keep his code and do whats right.  Annie Hamilton is the poor mistreated woman. NOT!! Mistreated yes, poor no. She was so beautiful, strong, and brave. She took whatever was  thrown her way and delt with it.  Vic and Kyle are Pats friends and SEAL Team members. They stick with Pat and Annie every step of the way. Sexy, strong, brave and unstoppable!! These boys are the real deal!!  This was a great book and I am completey surprised by the negative reviews. This book pulls every emotion from you from start to finish. If you like military stories in any form you will enjoy this book. Five stars have been granted :)    Review by Natalie of Behind the White Picket Fence 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago