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.
Titles in the Steele Ops series include – Deadly Obsession – Lethal Redemption –
Includes the bonus novel Extreme Honor by Piper J. Drake
Title: Lethal Redemption
Series: Steele Ops #2
Author: April Hunt
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Published: November 26, 2019
Publisher: Forever (Grand Central Publishing)
My Rating: 4 stars
LETHAL REDEMPTION is the second title in the Steele Ops series, yet this is the first story in this series that I’ve read and I fell right into this world with no trouble, not feeling the least bit lost. So, I will say that I was able to read and enjoy it as a stand-alone title but will definitely go back for the first book, DEADLY OBSESSION, and will be following the series onwards.
Grace and Cade have a history, a not so great one since he walked away from her almost a decade ago. But they cannot allow that to get in the way of their mission which is to rescue the Vice President’s daughter from the clutches of the cult Order of the New Dawn – the same cult that Grace escaped from years ago. Now she’s a talented FBI profiler who is temporarily working with her brothers, and Cade on this particular case. Yet, perhaps all is not exactly as it seemed all those years ago as Cade and Grace must work together closely and those old feelings never really died. A second chance doesn’t come around for everyone, but can Grace trust him and believe him this time.
I love a fast-paced, intense Romantic Suspense and that is exactly what is delivered in LETHAL REDEMPTION. There is plenty of action, twists, turns and surprises that you’re unprepared for, and a really scary look into the workings and the collective mind of a cult. I was quickly flipping pages and completely engrossed in Grace and Cade’s story. I’d not hesitate to recommend this title to any Romantic Suspense reader who enjoys a solid story, likable, believable characters and an ‘edge of your seat’ feel to the story. I was hooked and now need the next story… soon.
*I received an e-ARC of this novel from the publisher via NetGalley. That does not change what I think of this story. It is my choice to leave a review giving my personal opinion about this book.*
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