Short, steamy, and full of suspense, this reads quickly and will have you caught up in the action. It’s more of a true romantic suspense than I prefer these days, with the drama as much of a focal point as the romance. So much so that the relationship felt a little shortchanged, definitely leaning towards instalove. But I loved the chemistry between these two and the obvious connection. The steamy scenes are smokin’, and I loved our hero. Pair that with Saman’s great writing, and you’re in for a solid, action-packed read.
The story follows Kellin and Alanna, two near-strangers who met years ago. On the night before Kellin was set to be deployed in the Army, he met Alanna and felt an immediate attraction. They shared a steamy kiss and made plans to spend Kellin’s remaining time together, only for trouble to get in the way (a few triggers). Years later, they run into each other again. Kellin is now a CIA agent and Alanna is a doctor, so their lives have taken them in different directions and they’ve again got limited time together. But they’ve still got the same intense connection, and both want to make the most of the time they have left.
I love this author’s work, so I jumped into this one without knowing too much about the Salvation Society. Except for a few references that went over my head, this easily reads a standalone. The suspense takes the lead, and is a huge part of the storyline – it influences the past, present, and any future these two may have together. I personally wanted a little more from the relationship, but I definitely felt the connection. If you’re looking for something action-packed and steamy, this will certainly satisfy. I’m also very curious to learn more about Alanna’s friend, Carter. His presence in this story was more of a distraction than anything, but I loved his character and am really looking forward to finding out more about him. Overall, this is a solid, sexy, and suspenseful read. I received an early copy via the author and am voluntarily leaving a review of this steamy romance.
The saying goes, you can never fully put your past behind you.
But that’s exactly what I’ve been trying to do.
One night of chaos nine years ago changed everything for me.
I lost my family. I lost my home.
And I vowed never to let a man be the guiding force in my life again.
That is until Kellin Shaw walks back into it.
A sexy and intriguing stranger I barely knew; he has no idea how closely tied he is to my past all going wrong. A man so impossible to resist I don’t even know how to begin trying.
But he’s got secrets of his own.
A dangerous air about him that both thrills and terrifies me.
If I were smart, I’d run from it all instead of allowing myself to be lured in deeper.
What happens when you surrender yourself to a man who has the power to destroy you?
THE SALVATION SOCIETY from Corinne Michaels is a collection of books written by various authors, filled with Navy SEALs, strong heroines, CIA operatives, and more.
The fifth set of FIVE books is NOW AVAILABLE!
➜ Shameless by Leela Lou Dahlin
(Featuring Raven cosmetics from Beloved with Danielle Masters)
➜ Destined by Kate Bailey
(Featuring Mark and Charlie with a side of Jackson)
➜ Sanctioned by Michelle Cornish
(Featuring Carolina, councilor to Ashton in Infinite with appearances from Natalie and Mark as well)
➜ Surrender by J. Saman
(Featuring Charlie and Mark with a dash of Natalie)
➜ Riven by Jo-Anne Joseph
(Featuring Jackson and Catherine)
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