Stealing Vengeance

Stealing Vengeance

by Kaylea Cross

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She's an expert at getting into places she doesn't belong.

The government created Megan, transforming her into a Valkyrie—a deadly operative only whispered about in certain circles. They took everything from her and made her into a weapon. Now someone is leaking secret information about her sisters-in-arms, betraying them for money. Loyal Unto Death is the Valkyrie motto. So when Megan is recruited to find who leaked the files, she takes the high-risk assignment. Even if it means working with the man who betrayed her trust long ago. Even if it means giving her life. Because she'll do whatever it takes to find justice.

But this is one situation she can't escape from on her own.

Tyler Bergstrom never forgot the resourceful woman who escaped during the toughest phase of SERE school. So when he learns the stunning truth about her and his unwitting part in her past, he volunteers to work alongside Megan for a chance at redemption. Except she doesn't want a partner. Doesn't want to let anyone into her life, including him—hell, especially him. Yet whether she likes it or not, for this mission they're partners. Now it's a race against the clock to bring down the shadowy figure targeting Valkyries. But the threat goes deeper than they ever imagined. No one is safe. And the only way they'll survive is if they trust each other. If not, they're both dead.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940161231272
Publisher: Kaylea Cross Inc.
Publication date: 05/28/2019
Series: Vengeance Series , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 9,521
File size: 296 KB

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Stealing Vengeance 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
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Llin 15 days ago
This book is the first book in this series of intense drama and intriguing action packed story of deception, kidnapping, traitor and betrayal. The Valkyries a secret program that was created in training girls to be great female assassins. It main objective was talking orphan girls and turning them into black ops assassins who killed or infiltrates the most prominent people/organizations in the world. There was two phases that was created but after an incident the second phase of the assassins vital information and location had been leaked. Megan Smith is a part of the Valkyries program. The creator took everything she ever known or remember from her at a young age. She was deployed to uncovering the traitor responsible for disclosing intel on her sisterhood prior mission to the enemy after several of them was killed. Her shocking moment was discovering her partner for the mission was someone who betrayed her during her training. Megan was trained to be independent, resilient, evasive but most importantly unemotionally attached therefore, Ty was more a threat than the traitor. Tyler Bergstrom was in Special Force and worked a few weeks in the SERE school where he encounters Megan Smith. The great Houdini who did the most impossible ever performed in the SERE program. The young lady left a great impression on him but he learned later of the tragically ordeal she endured and his unknown involvement in her penalty for such actions. Several years later he was asked to assist Megan in finding the traitor but their reunion was met with resistance that later lead to reconnections. The story is interesting but it has several lingering questions: Who is trying to hide the existence of the Valkyrie program? What happened to Amber? Where is Hannah? This story has so many mysterious and treasonous issues that will ultimately leave you gasping for air. I definitely recommend reading the story. I voluntarily read and reviewed an Advance Review Copy via Netgalley. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Anonymous 21 days ago
Liked the first three fourths of the book but after that it went down hill. No amount of training makes these women invincible or able to do everything. I don't trust Marcus and think he may be dirty. I, like Tyler, wonder where his money comes from. Amber needs to be eliminated, don't care if she has the next book. Loved Tyler.
Sandy-thereadingcafe 25 days ago
4.25 stars--STEALING VENGEANCE is the first instalment in Kaylea Cross’ contemporary, adult VENGEANCE erotic, romantic suspense series focusing on a group of women once known as the Valkyrie-members of a secret government project who are now targeted by an unknown assassin. This is Megan Smith, and former Valkyrie trainer Tyler Bergstrom’s story line. The VENGEANCE series is a spin-off from the author’s HOSTAGE RESCUE TEAM series. You do not have to have read the original series to follow or understand but it is recommended to read DISAVOWED (Hostage Rescue Tam #4) for backstory and cohesion. Told from several third person perspectives including Megan, Tyler and Amber STEALING VENGEANCE focuses on ferreting out the person responsible for the torture and assassination of several former Valkyrie members. Recruited to help locate the person responsible, Megan will come face to face with her former trainer, Tyler Bergstrom, a man she blames for not protecting her when she needed him the most. When the group discover one of their own may be connected to the latest murders, Megan and Tyler are forced to work side by side in an effort to locate and take down the person involved. What ensues is the building romance and relationship between Tyler and Megan, and the potential fall-out as Tyler’s time with the team comes to a close. Megan Smith suffered greatly during her time when she trained to become a Valkyrie. The unsanctioned government project ‘stole’ orphaned girls and trained them to become elite assassins and deadly operatives. Believing the project has been terminated only to discover someone was operating behind the scenes, Megan struggles with a direction in life until she is called back to help find a killer in their midst when several former Valkyries are reported missing or dead. Tyler Bergstrom never forgot about Megan Smith but sins of the past forbid our hero from making amends to the woman with whom he would fall in love. Hoping to prove he is worthy of her love, Tyler refuses to let Megan work alone even though the Valkyrie have been trained as solo operatives. The $ex scenes are intimate, erotic and intense without the use of over the top, sexually graphic language and text. There is a large ensemble cast of secondary and supporting characters including former SAS veteran Marcus Laidlaw; former Valkyries Briar, Amber, and Trinity Durant, as well as consultant Alex Rycroft. STEALING VENGEANCE is a story of betrayal and vengeance; retribution and reprisal; second chances, forgiveness and love. The fast paced, action-packed premise is engaging, entertaining, and gripping: the characters are animated and energetic; the romance is passionate and moving. STEALING VENGEANCE is a compelling and dramatic first instalment in Kaylea Cross’ new VENGEANCE series.
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Stephanie Taylor 26 days ago
Stealing Vengeance is book one in Kaylea Cross’ new Vengeance series. This series centers around the group of Valkyries that are girls that are trained by the US government to be covert operators. The program was supposed to have been shut down...but it’s coming to light that it wasn’t. Now someone is trying to take the remaining Valkyries out...permanently. Since this is the first book in the series, it’s obviously a standalone book. But the remaining titles will not be as the backstory will continue to unfold. There are appearances of three other characters from previous books but Ms. Cross introduces and gives just enough background that you aren’t lost as to who these minor characters are. Megan is a Valkyrie who has gone into hiding after a few of her fellow sisters in arms have turned up dead. Tyler is sent to be her partner as this group of covert operators works to uncover who is behind the leaking of the information...and ultimately who is the mastermind behind the plan to take them all out. These two have a past of misunderstanding and hurt. Can they overcome that past and work together, or will Megan be the next victim? Yes...I’ve admitted before that I’m a pretty big fan of Kaylea Cross. And this book is just one more reason she’s on my auto 1-click short list! For some reason, I love to read before bed. Sometimes it’s relaxing for me. And sometimes...well...a plot is just too in depth and moving too quickly for me to fall asleep. Needless to say, I’m pretty sure I saw 4 am before I finally finished this book because I could NOT put it down! But was it worth losing sleep over? Absolutely! NICUnurse’s Rating: I love, love, love romantic suspense. I love almost all subgenres of romance but thanks to Nora Roberts, romantic suspense is my great love in the literary world. And Kaylea Cross’ books have yet to let me down. I honestly can’t say enough good things about any of them. I haven’t read them all (yet) but her talent for storytelling truly shines through in each one I’ve read. I give Stealing Vengeance by Kaylea Cross 4.75 stars! And I’m not so patiently waiting on her next Valkyrie book!
pwall55 27 days ago
The idea of super soldiers has been around for a while now, on both TV shows like NCIS and in fictional books. What makes Stealing Vengeance (Valkyrie Vengeance #1) by Kaylea Cross stand out is that these operatives are women. Pretty clever for a government to use women instead of the traditional male soldier. Not exactly legal either for orphaned little girls to be taken, severely trained with specific skill sets, then give them one mindset, “Loyal Unto Death.” Excellent storytelling that bring the reader into this world that is contemporary and believable but still so far out of reach for me in my everyday living. Reads well as a stand-alone giving background on Megan and the government program as needed. Several twists in the story too especially in the hacker’s identity. Just when I thought I knew everything about the hacker one more major reveal happened that caused a true “Oh, my” response from me. Megan is so closely and completely developed that could understand, empathize, and cross my fingers that more and better would be in store for her future. It would take an exceptional male to love and win this woman over, Tyler was perfect for the role including or making because of his unfortunate role in her past. Loved scenes where these two were together. For full disclosure, I simply loved this heart pounding book form beginning to end. Tyler and Megan’s story is completed in this book but there is an overall theme cliffhanger, making it hard to wait for the next book. Other Valkyries also make an appearance. The biggest supporting role and a true leader is Trinity, whose story is in Brody’s Vow (Colebrook Siblings Trilogy #1) Then Briar’s story is in Disavowed and Guarded (Hostage Rescue Team Series #4 and #12) with Georgia’s story in Betrayed (Hostage Rescue Team Series #9). Both of these have minor roles but will bring the reader up to speed with the operatives. At least three more have been named, with a Hooray from me that more is to come. The publisher/author gave me a complimentary ARC of the book which I voluntarily chose to read and reviewed. All thoughts and opinions are my own.