Thursday, March 30, 2017

Review: Deadly Consequences - Brittney Sahin

Deadly Consequences
(Hidden Truths Series)
by Brittney Sahin
Published: March 27, 2017
Genre: Romantic Thriller, Suspense

Gone was the man Jake Summers had become; in his place, there were only questions . . .

After having been abducted from an FBI operation, Jake Summers wakes up the victim of an explosion in London a week later. He is perhaps the sole witness to the start of a massive terrorist plot, but his memory of the event--and of the last twelve years of his life--have been erased.

Jake's not sure if he can be the man he once was to help the government stop another attack. But when MI6 agent Alexa Ryan shows up needing his help, Jake begins to recall some of his past. And some of those memories include her.

Alexa Ryan has been keeping secrets since the day she became an MI6 agent, and the life of a spy--no social life, no love life--is beginning to wear. When she's ordered to share her true identity with the one man she didn't think she'd ever see again--a man who doesn't even remember her--she's conflicted about how much to reveal about their past. For more than a year she has been struggling to take down a notorious cyber-terrorist group, whose leader seeks retribution against America and Britain. Alexa doesn't have time to work a new operation involving Jake . . . even though everything inside of her begs to be near him.

When Alexa discovers a link between her cyber case and Jake's disappearance, the two agents are drawn together to fight a common enemy. But will Jake reclaim his memories in time to stop the attack? And will Alexa be able to open her heart once more to the man she had thought was lost?

*Stand-alone romantic thriller. Told in 3rd person POV.*

5 Stars

Alexa, an M16 agent working a highly classified case involving technological warfare, reminisces often of the man who made her feel alive a year ago, but she knows nothing about him and her distraction can only cause problems for her case. Jake, missing 12 years of his life, has no idea why he would have been involved in an FBI operation to stop a terrorist threat, his last memory involves football. Thrust together on a case that involves both Britain and the US, Alexa keeps their time together a secret, but Jake's memories are returning with each step closer to stopping the terrorist.

"'I want you to remember, but-'
'But you're afraid?' He cocked his head, studying her. How could this woman fight terrorist but be fearful of her own feelings?"

A romantic thriller with an espionage focused story line probably isn't what I'm known for loving, but Brittney Sahin just changed all of that with the release of Deadly Consequences. It's suspenseful, it's romantic, and it's definitely her best writing yet. Plus, you can tell the amount of research that went into this novel, with main characters Jake and Alexa both working high risk careers with the FBI and the British M16, respectively. Both their lives revolve around their careers, especially with a terrorist threat looming and Jake losing his memory after an FBI operation gone wrong. I loved both characters and I was over the moon about their perfect chemistry. Their story is the second chance kind I swoon over, but the history surrounding their separation is unique for sure. Alexa, like many of Brittney Sahin's female heroines, is a strong, independent woman, but this time she has a career to match. She's full of spunk, but she's lacking in romance. Jake is as handsome as ever. Have I mentioned how excited I am to finally have his story? He's definitely more than meets the eye and I loved getting to know him so deeply, especially with his missing memory. Together they have shocking chemistry, but both try to focus on the case. I loved how Brittney set these two up, the perfect amount of suspense and surprise to keep us satisfied with the romance and the counter terrorism plot line equally. Everything tied together perfectly and I was so swept up in this story that I read it in one very short sitting.

"'Look at me, Alexa.'
'I-I can;t.'
'Why not?' he rasped.
'Because I'm afraid of wanting you, Jake.'"

The perfect blend of action and swooning, Deadly Consequences by Brittney Sahin will more than please fans of Romantic Suspense. With extensive detailing and descriptive dialogue, readers will be swept up in this story of two lost souls finding one another amidst a deadly attack that could hurt the USA and Britain equally. It was intense, it was was absolutely perfect. But can I have more of Jake, please? I LOVE HIM.

"He knew one thing with certainty-he needed this woman more than he needed their memories together. The here and now would be more than enough."

About the Author
Brittney Sahin began writing at an early age, with the dream to be a published author before the age of 18. Although academic pursuits (and, later, a teaching career) interrupted her aspirations, she never stopped writing--never stopped imagining.

It wasn't until her students encouraged her to follow her dreams that Brittney said goodbye to Upstate New York in order to start a new adventure in the place she was raised: Charlotte, North Carolina. Here, she decided to take her students' advice and begin to write again.

In 2015, she published her first novel, Silenced Memories. When she is not working on upcoming novels, she spends time with her family. She is a proud mother of two boys, and a lover of suspense novels, coffee, and the outdoors.

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