Friday, April 14, 2017

Review: Concealed

Kate SeRine 
Format e- ARC 
Print Length 368 pages 
Publisher Kensington 
Published March 28, 2017 

As the only female initiate of the elite undercover society, the Dark Alliance, former FBI agent Madeleine Blake has a lot to prove—especially to her former lover, Alliance operative Jack Grayson. Ever since joining Jack’s team, Maddie’s been keeping her distance, trying not to relive every moment they shared during their brief but passionate affair. Yet when a mission ends in tragedy, Maddie’s ready to walk away from the Alliance—and Jack—forever. That is, until Jack’s cover is blown, putting his life in danger and making it impossible for Maddie to deny her true feelings…

Before he met Maddie, Jack Grayson thought happiness was impossible for a man like him. After all, he has a price on his head that requires him to live in the shadows, concealed from everyone and everything he cares about. But now that they’re on the run for their lives and Jack has Maddie in his arms again, he realizes their love is the only thing in his life that’s real. And this time, there’s no way in hell he’s letting it slip away… 

My Opinion 

Concealed is the second book in the Dark Alliance series. We were introduced to Maddie and Jack in the first book, Alliance. The underlying chemistry between the two is hinted at in the first book, so I was very excited to see that the second book was about them. Kate SeRine does not disappoint. The chemistry is scalding, the action fast and furious, and the romance is a thing of legends. 

Maddie Blake has resigned from the FBI and is now a member of the Dark Alliance. Will, her commanding officer, has placed her on Jack’s team. This normally would not be a problem only…Jack is her ex. The tension between these two is enough to heat up Hades. Will they chance love again or will Jack’s past finally catch up to him? 

Maddie is one tough lady. Yes, lady- sure she can hang with the boys but at the end of the day this gal is classy. Classy with a gun, who is not afraid to use it. She is also fearless and a bit on the reckless side if a loved one is in danger. She tries very hard to keep her relationship on the ice. Being hurt in the past by him has taught her a thing or two. 

Jack is all male. He wants to protect Maddie more form his past than anything else. Yet, he knows that her not knowing is what puts her in even greater danger than anything else. He knows he has a lot to atone for and he is relentless in his pursuit of Maddie’s forgiveness as well as her heart. 

Concealed may be my favorite Kate SeRine book to date. Yes, I’ve read them all (she is a fabulous writer). There is something about this one. It doesn’t feel like the second book in the series at all. If you like suspense, action and romance this is the book for you. 

My Rating 5 out of 5 stars 

Favorite Quote There’s only so much damage a relationship can take before it’s beyond repair. 

Other People 

Kozlou- from Jack’s past 
Stone- bad guy 
Claire- reporter 
Will- bossman

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