Release Date: June 28, 2016
Source: Publisher via NetGalley
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Luke Rogan's assignment is simple: secure young Elijah Scoffield and his mother and bring them back to headquartersjust an ordinary mission for an operative of the Dark Alliance. But Elijah is no ordinary kid. He's the grandson of one of the country's most influential politiciansa man privy to the Alliance's most valuable secrets, including its centurieslong connection to the Knights Templar. And someone else is attempting to capture the boysomeone who's proven he doesn't give a damn about collateral damage. .
Heartbroken at the lies that tore her world apart, Sarah Scoffield will do anything to protect her soneven if that means teaming up with a deadly stranger. But Sarah soon finds herself falling in love with her dark hero. And as danger stalks ever closer, the fiery desire that claims them awakens in Sarah passions she'd thought dead and buried long ago. . .
A contemporary take on a classic and infamous theme. DECEIVED, the latest romantic suspense novel from Kate SeRine's brand new series, Dark Alliance, adds a fresh spin on the legendary Knights Templar and their hidden treasures, and the notoriety of the Illuminati. If there's anything KSeRine does better than anyone, it's pulling off adaptations flawlessly while adding her own dash of magic making her tales appealing and enjoyable reads.
The set up quite simple: Knights v. the Illuminati, the former guarding some treasure while the latter is bent on taking it. What type of treasure we're talking about is still vague at this point and KSeRine didn't add a mystical slant to DECEIVED a la the Robert Langdon series or even the National Treasure movies (Nick Cage). The book is every bit an action adventure with hair-raising close calls, nerve-wracking confrontations, and expert manipulation a from both camps. If you're a bookish adrenalin junkie, you'll get a kick out of this.
And speaking of adrenalin, the romantic aspect here is high and tight. As expected, Luke Rogan is melt-in-your-mouth delicious while Sarah is a worthy love interest. But who am I kidding?! As much as I like Sarah, I could care less about her because I want Luke for myself! Then again, Sarah is capable of kicking some serious but if the need arose, this damsel doesn't play, she disarms and goes for the kill. So maybe I'll leave these two in peace...
KSeRine has officially carved a niche for herself in this genre. The lady understands what makes for a GREAT romantic suspense, alternating between life threatening situations and hot sexy time. DECEIVED will make you pant and sweat for the right reasons.
Kate lives in a smallish, quintessentially Midwestern town with her husband and two sons, who share her love of storytelling. She never tires of creating new worlds to share and is even now working on her next project—probably while consuming way too much coffee. Kate is also the author of the awar dwinning Transplanted Tales paranormal romance series and the Protect & Serve romantic suspense series.
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