ARC Review: Alpha One by Cynthia Eden

Posted January 10, 2013 by Angela in Reviews / 9 Comments

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
ARC Review: Alpha One by Cynthia Eden
Alpha One
by Cynthia Eden

4.5 Stars


Released: January 2 2013
Series: Shadow Agents #1
Published by Harlequin
Pages: 224
Format: ARC


“Eden is great with her story telling of the paranormal world as she is amazing in the romantic suspense.” ~Under the Covers

Eden is great with her story telling of the paranormal world as she is amazing in the romantic suspense. I am a big fan of her The Fallen series which has a great story line, world building, lots of action and great romance.  She delivered all that and then some in this novel.

Juliana James is the daughter of a crooked and a greedy Senator, Aaron James.  Due to his corrupted dealings with a weapons dealer (Diego Guerrero), Juliana’s life is threatened and kidnapped until the Senator gives Guerrero what he wants. Desperate to save her life, he contacted Elite Ops Division who specializes in just what he needs. They are a “…group, a hybrid formed of recruited nave SEALS, Rangers and intelligence officers from the FBI and CIA” and they specialize in hostage retrieval.  However, Logan Quinn is a member the Senator did not expect to see.

Logan and Juliana are not strangers; in fact, they were very close at one time. They had a heart breaking past but as tragic as it is, fate had brought them together and perhaps given a second chance to mend what was broken. I love Logan. He is your twentieth century alpha male and Julie plays a very independent heroine. Both their characters are well developed and believable. And because of their past relationship, their romance did not feel rushed at all.

Alpha One is a fast paced, action packed story and full of unexpected twists. This novel definitely had a Swat movie feel to it with a hint of romance and family drama.  I cannot wait to get more of this series especially Jasper and hopefully Gunner!  Thank you Ms. Eden for another enthralling read!

*ARC provided by publisher

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About Cynthia Eden

Award-winning author Cynthia Eden writes dark tales of paranormal romance and romantic suspense. She is a New York Times, USA Today, Digital Book World, and IndieReader best-seller. Cynthia is also a two-time finalist for the RITA® award (she was a finalist both in the romantic suspense category and in the paranormal romance category). Since she began writing full-time in 2005, Cynthia has written over thirty novels and novellas.

Cynthia is a “hybrid” author. She has published extensively with New York (her New York publishers include Kensington, Grand Central, and Harlequin), and she has also enjoyed success in her indie writing career.

Cynthia lives along the Alabama Gulf Coast. She loves romance novels, horror movies, and chocolate. Her favorite hobbies including hiking in the mountains (searching for waterfalls) and spelunking.

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I am young at heart and a die hard romantic living in California.I am happily married to a man who understands my love for reading, blogging and my book boyfriends. I have two beautiful girls who are also avid readers but forbidden to any of my books.I like running, CrossFit and eat healthy but not necessarily good at it.My motto is “I have the right to choose my calories” and often, my choice of poison is a bag of Flammin’ Hot Cheetos.

I coblog and review here at Under the Covers and occasionally review for Hot Listens.I love to read PNR, UF, Contemporary, New Adult, and Romantic Suspense. Occasionally, I will venture to Erotica, BDSM reads and rarely Historical Romance. There are some sub-genres that I don’t always enjoy, but I’m open to stepping out of my comfort zone.For the most part, as long as there’s a hint of romance, I’m pretty much in.
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