Review: Alpha One by Cynthia Eden

Review: Alpha One by Cynthia EdenAlpha One by Cynthia Eden

Series: Shadow Agents,
Genres: Romantic Suspense
Published by Harlequin on January 2, 2013
Format: eBook
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four-stars  

While on vacation, Juliana James is kidnapped by a powerful drug lord. Thinking she is going to die she pours her heart out to John, another cell mate. Both are tortured and think the end is near when a special ops team comes in to rescue them. But Juliana hasn’t forgotten the southern voice under the ski-mask. She thought he had left her ten years ago, but now all the old hurts and desires are rising up again. Can she forgive him? Can she forget him?

Logan Quinn has been running from his past. Becoming a SEAL and now a special ops team leader, he doesn’t hesitate when Juliana’s father asks for his help in rescuing Juliana. Never mind that Juliana’s father is a dirty Senator who made deals with the wrong men.

While Logan gets Juliana back to the US, the trouble is only starting for them both in the game of love and the game of living. The two fight a lot, old hurts are not forgiven, lies come out and frankly Logan uses Juliana left and right.

Between Juliana’s father, Aaron, and Logan, it is a wonder that Juliana had a life of her own at all. The two hated each other and schemed left and right, using Julie unknowingly as a puppet between them. Logan swears to protect her at all costs and that is about the only truth I felt he gave her until the end. Aaron never comes clean as a parent should protect their child, not throw them into the middle of it.

The powerful drug lord is pretty darn evil. There is no emotion left in him and he does a lot of damage to innocent people as well as the H/h. There is plenty of action, torture, and suspense wondering what wil happen next.

The love scenes were just mediocre to me. They didn’t reach out and excite me.  I expected to feel more emotions as I went along but in the end I had a hard time forgiving Logan for much of anything and never forgave Aaron for anything.

There is a love twist at the end, so we know there will be more stories about the other members of Logan’s team. Now that story…well that story actually interests me a lot.

I would recommend this to anyone who likes suspense, a flawed hero, unrepentant father, crazy bad guy along with a angst ridden love story.

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