Saturday, March 13, 2021

Review: Lethal Redemption by April Hunt

Author: April Hunt
Publisher: Forever
Publication Date: November 2019

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 fiancĂ©e 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.

Lethal Redemption is the second book in the Steele Ops series.  This is Grace and Cade's story.  They were in the first book and I couldn't wait to dive into their second chance romance.  I was definitely not disappointed.  In this one, Grace and Cade are asked by a prominent figure in government  to get break a young woman out of a cult called New Dawn.  Grace has a past with New Dawn as she lived in the compound with her mother until her escape at age 13. 

I am always a sucker for a second chance romance.  Grace and Cade where best friends and lovers when they were younger.  They had made plans for a life together, until Cade walked away.  Now he has the opportunity to try to win Grace back.  I thought Cade's explanation for leaving was valid.  I also think that it was almost better for them to live separate lives and grow up a it before coming back together.  I loved Grace and how she was able to take care of herself.  Cade was a great match for her.  They were had great banter and their chemistry was amazing.

Along with the romance, I enjoyed the suspense part of the book.  Cults have always fascinated me.  This one was a doozy.  Having insider information from Grace made it that much more interesting.  There was a surprising twist toward the end regarding Grace's mother that I didn't see coming.  This was a great addition to the series.  I am really enjoying the characters overall.  I look forward to reading the next one.

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