REVIEW ~ Invincible (The Trident Code, #1) by Alana Albertson

Title: Invincible
Series: The Trident Code #1Coverphoto
Author: Alana Albertson
Published by: Bolero Books, LLC
Publish Date: March 8, 2014
Genre: Romantic Suspense, Military, Dark
Pages: 222
Heat Level: 2 Flames
Overall: 5 Stars

 

“I’ll be honest with you—I’m no hero. Sure, the media tries to brand every Navy SEAL as some kind of Batman dressed in cammies. There’s even a line in one of our cadences: “Superman is the man of steel, he ain’t no match for Navy SEAL.” You’ve seen the movies—we’re indestructible, invincible. But that night, the one you read about in the papers … all I really wanted to do was get laid.

One harmless fuck with a Curaçao whore, no strings attached. I picked her out of a lineup—wild, dark hair, long legs and a crooked smile. After she sucked me off, I relaxed back onto the creaky, cum-stained cot, thankful for the blissful moments she gave me when I actually forgot for a second the faces of my buddies who died because I made the wrong call, the tears of the children I couldn’t save, and the eyes of the enemies I slaughtered during their last seconds of life. 

But before I left, her hazel eyes peered into my soul. She whispered in a distinct Californian accent, “My name is Annie Hamilton. I’m an American citizen. I was kidnapped from a cruise ship five years ago. You’re my last hope. Please save me.”

One desperate plea. This wasn’t a Hollywood blockbuster or a New York Times best-selling thriller. I knew that this time there was no room for excuses, no margin for errors. I had one chance to put the cape on and be her hero.”

Review

I’ll be honest with you—I’m no hero. Sure, the media tries to brand every Navy SEAL as some kind of Batman dressed in cammies. There’s even a line in one of our cadences: “Superman is the man of steel, he ain’t no match for Navy SEAL.” You’ve seen the movies—we’re indestructible, invincible. But that night, the one you read about in the papers … all I really wanted to do was get laid.

One harmless fuck with a Curaçao whore, no strings attached. I picked her out of a lineup—wild, dark hair, long legs and a crooked smile. After she sucked me off, I relaxed back onto the creaky, cum-stained cot, thankful for the blissful moments she gave me when I actually forgot for a second the faces of my buddies who died because I made the wrong call, the tears of the children I couldn’t save, and the eyes of the enemies I slaughtered during their last seconds of life.

But before I left, her hazel eyes peered into my soul. She whispered in a distinct Californian accent, “My name is Annie Hamilton. I’m an American citizen. I was kidnapped from a cruise ship five years ago. You’re my last hope. Please save me.”

This book had me hooked from the above blurb. I got chills and knew I had to read it. I’m a huge fan of military romantic suspense and I must have needed a hit of it because this book worked for me on every level. From Annie’s whispered plea, Patrick’s reaction to it, his promise to rescue her and bring her home. Also, both of the characters’ determination toward their end goals.

I’ve seen some negative reviews of this book and while I understand some of the complaints made, I also know that everyone is flawed and mistakes are made. I enjoyed the guilt that came with decisions that were made in the story. The corrections and the making right of those decisions. You get a lot of things in this novella length book and I loved it all. Human sex slave trading happens and it wasn’t glamorized here. It was nice to have a happy ending in this story, even if it is a work of fiction. Alana Albertson has gained a fan and I would love to hear about Patrick’s two friends who helped him pull off her rescue.
This is the one if not the best books I’ve read all year.

This book was given in exchange for an honest review via NetGalley.

 

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