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Lethal Redemption by April Hunt
Series: Steele Ops #2
Published by Forever on November 26, 2019
Genres: Romantic Suspense
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Top FBI profiler Grace Steele was just a girl when she escaped the Order of the New Dawn, and she’s spent the last seventeen years trying to forget her time there. But when private security firm Steele Ops needs her help extracting a young woman from the secretive cult’s clutches, she’s all in. Even though the mission requires posing as the fiancée of the only man who’s ever broken her heart.
It’s been nine years since Cade Wright turned his back on his childhood sweetheart, and he’s never stopped regretting it. Now that they’re forced to work together, he knows this is his opportunity to show Grace how much he’s changed. But the deeper they get pulled into New Dawn, the clearer it becomes that the demons still haunting Grace are very real, and Cade will have to risk everything to keep her safe . . . including his own life.
Includes the bonus novel Extreme Honor by Piper J. Drake!
Lethal Redemption is the second book of the Steele Ops series and it is exactly what I hoped would be different than the first book, Deadly Obsession. I got more of the action and law enforcement work and a bit less of the romance.
I enjoyed being back in the overall world with the characters I already knew and had started to love. The second book in a series always has this advantage. It’s also easier when it is a second chance romance. Grace and Cade were high school sweethearts. He left Grace for more military service nine years ago. Now Cade has left the DC police to join the Steele Ops team, while Grace is an FBI agent based in NY.
Grace is called in to work a case because of her personal background with a cult. She has Steele Ops as her backup team. Cults are scary things because they mess with your head and the only logic they recognize is their own with everything for the good of the one. I felt real suspense when they went to join New Dawn.
The case brought Grace and Cade together and had them working very closely. It also forced them to face their fears and communicate honestly with each other. It felt amazing to see them progress and work through their personal and couple issues while doing a very difficult job undercover. I really liked the handling of the professional and personal aspects.
The publisher sent me 2 new print copies and I am giving one away. It also contains the book Extreme Honor by Piper J. Drake, see my review here.
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