Series: Alpha's Heart #1
Published by Macmillan on August 11th 2015
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Grace is a bounty hunter who wants to be taken seriously, but her boss refuses to believe that a woman can bring down a dangerous criminal. She finally gets a chance to prove herself when she's given the case of a lifetime: capture Raide Knox and bring him to justice.
Raide is a dangerous fugitive on the run...and the sexiest man Grace has ever met. Catching Raide won't be easy. He's not the kind of man to go down without a fight. Raide is more intense and frustrating than any man she's ever had to deal with, and the instantaneous attraction that sparks between them is undeniable. One thing is for sure...it's going to be a case they will never forget.
What I thought would be most interesting about this book was the strong female character role that Grace plays. You see, Grace is a bounty hunter who was never taken seriously in her profession since she is a woman. Her friends, her colleagues and even her own family do not think she has what it takes to be in such a demanding career, but she’s determined to prove everyone wrong.
The minute she is given the opportunity she decides to give her assignment all she’s got. She is willing to try everything but as soon as she finds out who her target was, her plans begin to falter. Raide Knox isn’t like anyone she has met before. She knows just by looking at him that there is so much more underneath the surface.
At first, I couldn’t help but admire her dedication but then as the story went on I noticed just how amateurish she really was. I do have to admit that she did have these terrific times showing her “badassery”, but then she had even more moments that demonstrated weakness. I expected her to be tougher than that. She honestly was way too emotional for my liking.
Raide, on the other hand, was great in his alpha-male role. I took an instant liking to him especially once his story unfolds. I felt such sympathy for the man who lost the one thing he valued the most in life. He definitely needed something remarkable in his life and I was grateful that Gracie was that for him. To me, their pairing was great. The chemistry and passion were 100% there. This isn’t the only thing that I am looking for, however.
I thought that the overall concept of the story was fantastic.Grace’s character development just put a damper on everything else, though. What was maddening was that she had the potential to be AMAZING, but it just didn’t happen. That being said, I am going to rate this one…
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“I’m freaking out, Kady,” I whisper down the phone. “How the hell am I supposed to get
“With your mind,” she says with amusement in her voice. “And your body.”
“Don’t you see? You’re looking at this all wrong. You’re expecting to be able to just go
over and drag him in but you can’t do that. Whether you like it or not, you don’t have the
physical power to bring a man his size in. So start thinking outside the box.”
She’s piqued my interest. “Go on. . . .”
She huffs as if my question is completely unwarranted. “Seduce him.”
I laugh nervously. “Kady, I met him and basically abused him for being a player. Then I
told him girls like me never sleep with men like him, and now you’re asking me to approach him
and try to make him believe I’m interested?”
I close my eyes. “Yeah, that’s not going to happen.”
“What are you going to do, then?” she challenges. “Waltz up to him and order him to
come in? He’ll run before you get your damned gun from your purse.”
I laugh. “I know how to use my gun, thank you very much—I’m just not allowed to use it
“Seriously, Gracie,” she says, softer now. “Think about it. You seduce him, get him
interested, then you set him up. You could do something as simple as making him drop you to
She makes a really good point.
“He’s not just going to grow an attraction to me overnight.”
“What?” She giggles. “A man isn’t just going to fall at your feet? Gasp. But seriously,
that man was undressing you with his eyes. I don’t think you’ll have a problem.”
I snort. “Shut up—he was not.”
“He was so, and you can do it. I know you can. Just drop the charm on him, and you’ll
It’s actually not a bad idea. It would be an easy way of getting Raide in without alerting
him or having to wrestle him. I might be trained, but a man his size wouldn’t be easy to move.
Being a bounty hunter isn’t always easy. We have to track down criminals and bring them in for
their trials, things like that. It isn’t always a walk in the park, a good deal of them run or attempt
to assault us, so we’re always on our feet.
“I’ll think about it, but it is a good plan.”
I hear her clap and squeal. “While you’re at it, get some of that fine ass for yourself.”
“I think that’s against the code. . . .”
“Not if it’s kept secret.” She’s grinning—I can hear it in her voice.
I laugh, flopping down onto my couch. “You’re a rebel, Kady…”
…I hang up and lean back against the soft cushions of the couch. Seduce Raide Knox,
prove my team wrong, and get the chance to expand my career. It all sounds simple, but I have
no doubt whatsoever that it won’t be. Raide is a hard man, and he’s going to think I’m a great big
joke when I turn up, trying to seduce him. I can only hope he’s seducible.
Things are about to get interesting.