Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Holding Fire - April Hunt - Release Blitz & Review

Author: April Hunt
Series: Alpha Security, #2

On Sale: March 28, 2017
Publisher: Forever
Mass Market: $7.99 USD
eBook: $5.99 USD

The second book in April Hunt's romantic suspense series, perfect for fans of Julie Ann Walker, Lora Leigh, and Rebecca Zanetti.

Alpha Security operative Trey Hanson is ready to settle down. When he meets a gorgeous blonde in a bar, and the connection between them is off the charts, he thinks he's finally found the one. But after their night together ends in a hail of gunfire and she disappears in the chaos, Trey's reasons for tracking her down are personal . . . until he learns she's his next assignment.

Elle Monroe never expected to see Trey again. The night they shared was incredible, but the last thing she's looking for is a relationship. Now that it's clear she's being targeted, though, she has no choice but to trust this man she barely knows with her life. And Trey's not just determined to keep her safe . . . he's determined to win her heart.


4 stars 

Holding Fire is the second title in the Alpha Security Series, and is a fast paced romantic suspense with elements of action, intrigue, suspense and drama. Although this title can be read as a standalone the characters that feature in the first title appear throughout this book, and it's nice to understand their backstory. 

I thoroughly enjoyed Holding Fire, and found the characters to be complex, dynamic and endearing.   Holding Fire has everything I look for in a romantic suspense, heat, steam and a strong alpha, and just as strong feisty and sassy heroine.  This story line is sexy, fun and suspenseful. 

Trey is the hero an alpha through and through, former military, strong, handsome and used to having his directives followed.  Elle is strong, sassy and feisty and desperate for her independence.  I loved the strong chemistry and connection between this pair, it's quite believable and the love scenes are quite hot and steamy. 

I enjoyed the first book in this series, but in my mind the author has developed and this book is better, whilst still not a completely unique story line, it is fun and entertaining and the twists and turns kept me engaged and turning the pages until the very end. 

The secondary characters are fabulous, not only adding depth to the story line, but also elements of humor that had me laughing out loud.  I really look forward to the next additional titles in this series, to see the other members of Alpha Security find their happy ever after. 


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April blames her incurable chocolate addiction on growing up in rural Pennsylvania, way too close to America's chocolate capital, Hershey. She now lives in Virginia with her college sweetheart husband, two young children, and a cat who thinks she's a human-dog hybrid. On those rare occasions she's not donning the cape of her children's personal chauffer, April's either planning, plotting, or writing about her next alpha hero and the woman he never knew he needed, but now can't live without.