Deceived (A Dark Alliance Novel) by Kate Serine


Overview by Publisher:

Luke Rogan’s assignment is simple: secure young Elijah Scoffield and his mother and bring them back to headquarters–just an ordinary mission for an operative of the Dark Alliance. But Elijah is no ordinary kid. He’s the grandson of one of the country’s most influential politicians–a man privy to the Alliance’s most valuable secrets, including its centuries-long connection to the Knights Templar. And someone else is attempting to capture the boy–someone who’s proven he doesn’t give a damn about collateral damage. . . 

Heartbroken at the lies that tore her world apart, Sarah Scoffield will do anything to protect her son–even if that means teaming up with a deadly stranger. But Sarah soon finds herself falling in love with her dark hero. And as danger stalks ever closer, the fiery desire that claims them awakens in Sarah passions she’d thought dead and buried long ago. . . 

I found this book to be so interesting!  Luke works for the Dark Alliance, a group of men descendent from the Templars.  They are involved in some of the highest levels of intelligence and governments in the world.  They work for good, but worry about the resurrection of the Illuminati, their enemy.

This story moves at a face pace.  It reminded me of reading an action movie script.  The dangerous plots are numerous and intertwined making every scene important and relevant to the story.  Luke is sent to collect Elijah and Sarah and to protect them while they figure out who wanted to kill her father.  Elijah is only a boy, but he holds the secrets to the Dark Alliance and must be protected at all costs.

This story takes the best elements from a show like 24 – secret government agencies, high tech spy ware and ruthless spies – and blends it into a romance.  Luke and Sarah are attracted to each other before the fists start flying and the gun fights ensue.  As a widow, Sarah is amazed that she is finally feeling attraction for another man and is cautious thanks to the difficult time her life has undergone recently.

I found the plot just as exciting as the romance.  Luke is a complex character.  He’s an elite agent, a skilled and ruthless fighter, but also highly intelligent.  He’s closed off and struggles greatly with his attraction to his ‘guest’.  However, once they throw caution to the wind, things get interesting between the two.  Luke is just as good in the bedroom as he is in intelligence.  The vivid and lush love making between the two just adds another amazing layer to this complex and intriguing story.

It’s always great to read a contemporary romance novel that is unique and different.  The plot is executed really well and the author has a strong control over the action.  This is a great book!


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