Penny Kline didn't come to Honduras on a pleasure trip. She's here to rescue her kidnapped niece, the only family she's got left. What she didn't plan on was walking into a covert ops mission-or being wrapped up in the hard-muscled arms of Rafe Ortega. The cool-as-ice operative's touch may get her all hot and bothered, but no man can have a hold on her heart until her niece is home where she belongs.
Even in the tropics, Alpha Security operative Rafe can take down the bad guys without breaking a sweat. Hostage extractions. Clandestine missions. Those are the things he's been trained to handle. Relationships? Not so much. But one look at this strong, sexy redhead and he's seized by a fierce urge to protect her at all costs. Now Penny and Rafe will have to up their game because they're about to go into a master criminal's lair without backup, and the danger---and passion---is about to explode . . .
Hunt's romantic suspense debut, which launches the Alpha Security Series, smartly balances slow-burning passion and explosive high-stakes danger. In present-day Honduras, sassy American Penny Kline is bent on rescuing her kidnapped niece from a ruthless drug kingpin, Diego Fuentes, when she crosses paths with Alpha Security operative Rafe Ortega and his covert operation to destroy Fuentes. Despite the Alpha motto, "The mission comes first," tantalizing banter, titillating moves, and past demons all keep sexual tension burning between Penny and Rafe until Fuentes forces a desperate move. The couple pose as a self-made millionaire and his "American arm candy" girlfriend and visit Fuentes's off-the-grid fortress home, hoping to gain his trust. Dodging Fuentes's intense scrutiny, Rafe and Penny discover distressing information and find pleasure in their sizzling sexual relationship. But time is running out for stopping the drug distribution, finding Penny's niece, and cementing their relationship. Rafe's skills and Penny's gritty attitude make survival possible, but any misstep may prove fatal. This book satisfactorily kicks off an adventure-packed romance series, and readers will eagerly anticipate the next installment.
This is a new to me author so I wasn't sure what to expect. I can happily say I was completely blown away!! Then to find out this is her debut book - even more of my mind blown! This is a fantastic romantic suspense story and the beginning of what should be an amazing series. There are hot alphas, strong women, and suspense galore. Once I got started, I couldn't put this one down.
Alpha Security is an off the grid covert ops group that takes on the most clandestine jobs around. Rafe Ortega is one of the best in the group. His training and dedication is all he needs to take on any task. Yet the fiery redhead Penny Kline may be more than even he can handle. His attraction to her is immediate and primal but he isn't a man who can do relationships. His need to protect Penny has him and the rest of Alpha Security jumping in feet first to help her find her niece who she believes is being held by a ruthless Hondurian crime lord. Can Rafe manage to keep her safe and keep his head in the game or will his attraction to Penny be too distracting???