Review: Deceived (Dark Alliance #1) by Kate SeRine

June 24, 2016 Review 0

Review: Deceived (Dark Alliance #1) by Kate SeRine

Luke Rogan’s assignment is simple: secure young Elijah Scoffield and his mother and bring them back to headquarters—just 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 politicians—a man privy to the Alliance’s most valuable secrets, including its centuries-long connection to the Knights Templar. And someone else is attempting to capture the boy—someone 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 son—even 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...

Title: Deceived
Author: Kate SeRine
Series: Dark Alliance #1
Published by Zebra
Source: Publisher
Published: June 28, 2016
Genres: Mystery, Romance, Romantic Suspense
Pages: 368
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Stars: three-half-stars
Flames: three-flames
I received this book for free from the Publisher or Author in exchange for an honest review, or I purchased it with my own funds. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
300 Review

A secret organization that has been working in the dark to keep humanity safe. Luke has been part of a few big missions with the Dark Alliance now and feels like he has finally found a brotherhood to belong to. It seems that all good things must come to an end however after a major plan gone horribly wrong. He is running from a long time conspiracy, the Illuminati, while trying to protect one of the Templars (aka Dark Alliance newly named) high officers’daughter and grandson.

I am all for conspiracy and mystery stories. It always has that what if factor that definitely wheels you in. This novel started off slow and I could not make much out of the key players at first. Then by 30% it starts to pick up. The tension between Luke and Sarah heat up as the bond between Eli and Luke grow. You can also start to piece the book together what will happen but with twist and turns that will keep you second guessing.

Sarah was a hard character to love she was hypocritical in her feelings and actions. She wanted to her son to have a life and grow. But she ever really gave him a chance to. I mean she went all crazy on Luke because he let Eli cook pancakes on a stove. Luke was closed off but after all that he has seen and done it seems the most natural thing to do. I enjoyed his character for the most part but was not a total hard a$$ like he could have been. Maybe I have a soft spot for those because he seemed sort of a push over, well as much as an alpha can be.

Overall, it was an enjoyable read and I will most definitely be picking up the next in the series!
**I was gifted a copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review. The ratings and opinions are solely my own.

 

 

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