Embracing Silence by N.J. Walters
Series: Project Alpha #1
Also in this series: Assassin's Awakening, Alpha's Revenge
Published by Carina Press on October 10, 2016
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In the erotic first installment of the Project Alpha trilogy, a violent wasteland becomes the backdrop for two assassins who arouse in each other much more than fear and suspicion
The hunter becomes the hunted
Tienan is Alpha One, created by the privileged few who live shielded from a lawless land. He's been honed into the perfect involuntary weapon—vengeful, adaptable and ruthless. Finally free of the evil organization that created him, he's on the run with one option to survive outside the Gate: avoid recapture, even if that means killing again. But the sexy little stalker following him is too delicious to take out.
The captive becomes the captor
Silence is a tracker with the Resistance, a rebel force amassed to end the reign of terror. For Silence to trust Tienan is a risk, but to resist his brutal prowess is impossible.
Enemies become lovers
As raw sexual need takes over, alliances will shift and treachery could become as potent—and as lethal—as desire.
I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.
I’m loving it as some of my favorite authors get the rights back to their old series from that publisher whose name we don’t speak! Embracing Silence was first released in 2009 and I was thrilled when I realized I had not read this series even though I powered through this authors Legacy Series way back when.
The first in Project Alpha series, I read Embracing Silence straight through. For such a short book there was lots of goodies packed in–danger, treachery, a romance with some ups and downs, and some scorchingly hot sex.
In this world, to survive you almost have to be badass or you are going to end up dead. Silence was a gifted tracker, able to go in and out of places and follow people virtually undetected. Until she bit off more than she could chew with the mysterious man that had been ghosting around the ruins of the outer city.
Tienan is one of the last remaining alphas, born from test tubes, part man, part computer. Their creators decided to terminate them all but missed a few. Said to have no emotions, but this is not quite the case. Especially when Tienan first captured Silence. She awakened a protectiveness in him he didn’t know what to do with.
Tienan was unbelievably intelligent, super strong, and trusted only his fellow alpha brother, Logan. Buried way underneath everything he had a fierce heart and just a tiny little sense of humor. Plus he was extremely good looking. Silence was super smart, skilled, and extremely loyal to her adopted brother, Adrien, the leader of the resistance.
My only complaint is there wasn’t much backstory or world-building to go on. The characters were so richly crafted and the scenes so engaging it, the lack of backstory doesn’t take away from your enjoyment but my inquiring mind was just itching to know more. What happened to the world? Why the need for super soldiers? And I really wanted to know more details of how Tienan and Logan escaped. Being told instead of shown such an integral part of the story felt wrong.
Even wanting more, I thoroughly enjoyed Embracing Silence, and I look forward to the next one. I’m hoping Adrian is up next, but I also hope at some point we’ll get to meet Logan.
4 Happy Alphas are Sexy Alphas Stars
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