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Stealing Vengeance by Kaylea Cross
Series: Vengeance #1
Published by Self-Published on May 28, 2019
Genres: Romantic Suspense
Source: Publicity team
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She’s an expert at getting into places she doesn’t belong.
The government created Megan, transforming her into a Valkyrie—a deadly operative only whispered about in certain circles. They took everything from her and made her into a weapon. Now someone is leaking secret information about her sisters-in-arms, betraying them for money. Loyal Unto Death is the Valkyrie motto. So when Megan is recruited to find who leaked the files, she takes the high-risk assignment. Even if it means working with the man who betrayed her trust long ago. Even if it means giving her life. Because she’ll do whatever it takes to find justice.
But this is one situation she can’t escape from on her own.
Tyler Bergstrom never forgot the resourceful woman who escaped during the toughest phase of SERE school. So when he learns the stunning truth about her and his unwitting part in her past, he volunteers to work alongside Megan for a chance at redemption. Except she doesn’t want a partner. Doesn’t want to let anyone into her life, including him—hell, especially him. Yet whether she likes it or not, for this mission they’re partners. Now it’s a race against the clock to bring down the shadowy figure targeting Valkyries. But the threat goes deeper than they ever imagined. No one is safe. And if they can’t overcome the past and learn to trust each other, they’re both dead.
Stealing Vengeance is the first in a new series, Vengeance. There is all the action and suspense I expect from a Kaylea Cross book, plus a romance. It’s a bit of an enemies to lovers but there isn’t much hate; that’s quickly in the past. Megan and Ty have grown up since then. Plus they are professionals at their work.
There’s life and death here, in the military black ops world within an outed program, Valkyries – female assassins. Of course, the women have a variety of skills. Megan is master thief. Amber is a hacker. Apparently, some of the other women will be familiar from the Hostage Rescue Team series. Sadly, I have only managed to read the first book of it and so I don’t know them from there.
This book is a little shorter than average. It could have had a few more pages in character development for the supporting characters, but maybe that would give away too much for the rest of the series. I’m not sure I trust all of them, which is probably smart.
Megan and Tyler are great together. They are well-trained, capable people. I liked them. I love Megan’s personal growth throughout the book as she has been alone all her life. This mission is exciting and dangerous. It ends just a little abruptly but I’m sure it flows right into Covert Vengeance releasing July 30 which looks like Amber’s story. I can’t wait!
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