My thoughts: I give it ♥♥I have previously enjoyed Hailey Turners’s series about the MetaHumans. But not as much with this installment.
The writing is great and the world-building is still fascinating. This is not a stand-alone book, for which I was pleased that I had read all the previous books.
I feel a little bit down by this one. I find sci-fi and action entertaining, but as a support of a romance. But here, it’s mostly action. After a while, my attention was lost and I skimmed the numerous and long scenes with shootings, explosions, fights, killings, detailed and bloody torture and running. And by torture, I mean torture. Enough. Just enough.
Of course, there was not a lot of room left for what I enjoyed the most in this series : the great camaraderie between the Alpha Team members and their ongoing relationships.
So, great writing, fast-paced action, and a bit of sex, mostly with Jamie and Kyle and mostly rough. If it’s your thing, it’s recommended. But this one was not for me.
Running out of time.
Captain Jamie Callahan is frustrated with his team constantly being at the mercy of the enemy in order to further the MDF’s goals. To make matters worse, his father’s political campaign is ramping up and Jamie’s every move is being watched by the media. He is acutely aware of all the eyes trained on him, his team, and Staff Sergeant Kyle Brannigan in particular. Meanwhile, Kyle would give anything to stay in the shadows, but he refuses to leave Jamie’s side, no matter the scrutiny. Staying out of the spotlight becomes impossible when their families are threatened and vital choices about their future together can no longer be ignored.
Staff Sergeant Alexei Dvorkin and Agent Sean Delaney are enjoying their time together as a couple when Sean’s past catches up with him. As Alpha Team’s long-running mission gets derailed in the worst way possible, Alexei discovers the enemy is playing for keeps, and neither he nor Sean are in any position to beat the odds and win the game. As for Sean, he’s worried that even if they make it out alive, Alexei may never forgive him for giving into the enemy’s demands.
Stand your ground.
Manipulation is the name of the game, but Jamie is done playing by everybody else’s rules. So is the rest of Alpha Team, because if there’s one thing Jamie’s team knows? It’s that they’re a family—and you don’t mess with family unless you want to get hurt.