Alpha's Revenge by N.J. Walters
Series: Project Alpha #3
Also in this series: Embracing Silence, Assassin's Awakening
Published by Carina Press on December 19, 2016
Genres: Science Fiction
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This book was previously released in 2009 by another publisher under the title of Sweet Charity. It has been revised and updated for rerelease with Carina Press.
A war reaches its endgame, but the heat between two unlikely lovers could set fire to all that Resistance forces have achieved. Don't miss the final installment of the Project Alpha trilogy by New York Times bestselling author N.J. Walters.
Adrian is a flawless Alpha assassin and avenging enforcer of the Resistance, devoted to the destruction of the oppressors. The first rule of empowerment? Never trust a stranger.
Then comes Charity, a woman desperate to relinquish her heart and secrets to the cause, and just as eager to surrender her body to its rebel leader. She's more than proved her loyalty—she's become the most desirable and valuable weapon Adrian has.
Charity Caruthers, daughter of the inner city's brutal General, risked her life to escape into the underground. Now she's Adrian's last hope to infiltrate the tyrant's lair and blow it to hell.
As her feelings for Adrian turn deeper and more dangerous with every move they make, it becomes clear. The greatest defense they can stage? Love.
I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.
Finally, we get Adrian’s book! I’ve been waiting for him to get his HEA since I met him in Embracing Silence. He was the first alpha to escape and he became the leader of the resistance, determined to bring the gate down and take out the General and the Piedmont Corporation. He’s extremely driven, which is a given since he was created to be a weapon. The only thing he cares about is his adopted sister, Silence. In his heart, he’s yearning to find the woman who completes him, just like Tienan and Logan have.
Charity is General Caruther’s daughter. Supposedly life inside the walls is safer, but for Charity, it was a cruel prison and anything but safe since she was continually at her father’s mercy. After learning more and more about her father’s atrocities and then finding out his plans for the resistance, she decides the terror of the unknown that’s outside the walls was a safer bet than being a pawn for her father. She also has a warning to deliver to the resistance, but as the General’s daughter, they very well may not listen.
I have to say, I did not feel the connection between Adrian and Charity at all which threw me off. In the first two books, you had Tienan and Silence’s cat and mouse game that they played for weeks making the instant connection and quick seduction more believable. Mercy and Logan had the patient/healer connection before they got between the sheets. Here it’s kind of a wham bam, Thank you Ma’am thing and it just didn’t work for me.
There were things I really liked about the book. For instance, in the midst of the chaos of a completely desperate plan, all three alphas have to learn that sometimes doing the logical thing isn’t the best choice. Lessons like this are just alpha crack to me.
What I didn’t like was the lack of connection and the lack of trust between Adrian and Charity that showed throughout the book. I also wasn’t impressed by the rather abrupt ending, especially considering as far as I’m aware it’s the last book in the series. Things felt unfinished to me especially since I didn’t even get an epilogue showing me alpha babies and a settled city. I’m hoping this means we’ll get another book or two now the author has the rights to the series back from the publisher whose name we don’t speak.
Overall, this was good but not up to par with the first two. Since I was so looking forward to Adrian’s story this was a disappointment, but I think the problem was that I had built it up so high before reading it. I think on a reread I’ll enjoy it a lot more since I won’t have the high expectations.
Rating: 3.5 Wham Bam Stars
Note: Alpha’s Revenge was previously released by the author with the title of Sweet Charity.
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