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An Inconvenient Affair (The Alpha Brotherhood #1)

3.67 of 5 stars 3.67  ·  rating details  ·  230 ratings  ·  50 reviews
Hillary Wright has always been a magnet for Mr. Wrong. Her latest left her in trouble with the law, and to clear her name, she's agreed to an undercover sting—as the "date" for infamous Troy Donavan. The notorious hacker is now a government good guy…and a sexy billionaire playboy. Troy has a reputation as the sort of man she's vowed to avoid, and his secretiveness adds fue ...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published August 7th 2012 by Harlequin (first published January 1st 2012)
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Troy Donavan is not only sexy as sin but I loved his intelligence and fun personality. This genius is tech savvy and at fifteen hacked into the Department of Defense’s computer system, exposing corruption that the government was hiding. Going in, his intent had been to get his parents attention, but once he’d realized what he’d stumbled upon, he had to solve this little mystery. His powerfully rich dad bought him out of juvie in exchange for the remaining school years to be spent in a Military P ...more
Wow. Catherine Mann can sure write some hot alpha men. Hillary has a habit of being attracted to bad boys. The latest one was caught stealing and money-laundering, and she was suspected of being in on it. To clear her name, she has been paired with Troy to identify one of the other participants. Troy also fits that description. He was caught hacking into DOD computers at the age of fifteen and sent to a military reform school (where he met other similar guys, as we'll see later). Now he assists ...more
I liked it enough to want to read Conrad and his estranged wife's story which I am hoping is next and the other member of the brotherhood Malcolm.
An Inconvenient Affair ny Catherine Mann
3 STARS love the story line. the characters are charming. This is a harlequin desire so thier are a lot of hot stuff in this book. Hillary Wright is on a airplane heading for Chichago where she will be working on identifing her ex-boyfriend's partner is stealing money from a charity to help with scholarships. She will be working with CIA and Interpol agents. This way she can prove her inocence. Troy Donavan at age 15 broke into the Pentagon computer and s
Catherine Mann has a great new series. The Alpha Brotherhood series begins with "An Inconvenient Affair", Troy. A billionaire computer guru, was sent to military school at 15, because he hacked the Department of Defense computers, exposing corruption. He grows up to run a major computer company and helps out the CIA and Interpol on occasion.

Hillary grew up in small town America, the daughter of an alcoholic mom, where appearances were everything. Hillary left her hometown to make it big in the W
An Inconvenient Affair is the first book in a new series, The Alpha Brotherhood. This series focuses on a group of brilliant and successful men who bonded as teens at a military reform school in North Carolina. Still trying to make amends for their past mistakes, they now use their rare talents and social connections as freelance agents for Interpol under the leadership of Col. John Salvatore, their former military school commandant.

At age 15, bored and ignored by his wealthy parents, Troy Donov
"Catherine Manns "An Inconvenient affair" - they say good things come in small packages. I think this saying applies to this wee gem! I normally read at a very fast rate but have paced myself over three days with this book. I wanted to savour every word and take a serious view of my very first ARC and review. The characters are charming & funny. The story is sexy and it keeps you entertained and interested. I am now looking forward to reading the next book in the Alpha Brotherhood series. I ...more
Mariann {at} Belle's Book Bag
I am a HUGE fan of Catherine Mann. She writes some of the best heroes that I have read(especially her military heroes)and Troy is definitely one of her best.
An Inconvenient Affair is such a great story. It is a heartwarming, fun, sexy read with interesting and lovable characters. Troy *sigh* ~ he is such a great character (nothing better then a smart, charming, slightly broken, badboy)and I fell in love with him right from the start. I love him and Hillary together ~ she was perfect for him. Oh
Hsiau Wei
The story tell the story of Hillary and Troy who was being deployed to identified the accomplice of a money laundering syndicate member whom Hillary's boyfriend was a member. This assignment is a way for Hillary to prove herself innocent. Troy on the other hand, was assigned to provide protection to Hillary without letting her know. And when the accomplice managed to slip from the authorities' radar, Troy have forced Hillary to stay in his company to safeguard her safety.

Overall, the relationsh
Jul 12, 2012 Stephanie rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Everyone
Recommended to Stephanie by: Catherine Mann
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Big thanks to the amazing Catherine Mann for sending me an ARC of this awesome book ;) I loved this hot little treasure... Troy is absolutely amazing in every way possible. I have to say the name of the series is what grabbed my attention... The Alpha Brotherhood - ummm, sign me up!!! But the story itself was easy to follow, fun to read, and hot as can be!
I look forward to reading more from The Alpha Brotherhood series ;)

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Wow - I received a signed copy from the author after emailing her I'd be willing to read it and write a review. Now I can't wait for the other books in the Alpha Brotherhood series.
Quick read so much so that I didn't want to put it down. Great storyline, romance, love, intrigue, great locales for the setting and the requisite happily ever after that I wanted to read more about. The descriptions were so vivid you felt like you were there.
I look forward to reading other books by Mann as well.
Kathy B. (Tx)
I love Catherine Mann's books and this one did not disappoint. Amazing chemistry between the H/h. Looking forward to the next book in this series.
Aug 10, 2012 Lisa rated it 5 of 5 stars
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I just recently started reading Catherine Mann and i have discovered whether she writes a full size book or one of these smaller Harlequin books with around 200 pages she knows how to pack them with exceptional writing and plenty of action. Poor Hilary always seems to have the worst taste in men and her latest boy friend has gotten her in trouble with the law. Now she's trying to help out the government to put him behind bars and clear any suspicion that she was helping him. This puts her in con ...more
Kelly % Books-n-Kisses
Loved!!!! 4 1/2 stars :)

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The Alpha Brotherhood:
A groups of three very troubled but very brilliant young men who meet in boarding school from an unlikely friendship that has stood the test of time over the last 17 years. They call themself The Alpha Brotherhood and have become the brothers they never had grouping up. Brothers that are there for them, through thick and thin.

An Inconvenient Affair is book one in the Alpha Brotherhood trilogy. We meet Troy Donavan, a notorious hacker tu
☂ ℬrandi
This is the first book in a new Harlequin Desire series by Catherine Mann called The Alpha Brotherhood. The Alpha Brotherhood consist of a group of wayward teen boys who meet at a military boarding school 17 years prior. Each young man is capable and talented and as they've grown they've achieved amazing things. Colonel John Salvatore served as the boys teacher/mentor at school and now he serves as their contact in their double roles as government agents.

Troy Donavan, the first of the brotherhoo
Review copy courtesy of the publisher via NetGalley

For me, this book was kind of "meh". It certainly wasn't bad, far from it. But it also wasn't so great that it stood out from any other books I've read.

Hillary is the female lead in the book. She was sweet but I didn't really connect with her and I didn't really think she was all that interesting. She was dating a guy who turned out to be a bit of a criminal and he's kind of one in a series of men that are essentially, Mr. Wrong. I've read a few

At the age of fifteen, Troy Donavan hacked into the DoD's computer system and uncovered government bribery and corruption. With that one act, he became instantly famous and was dubbed the “Robin Hood Hacker”. He was spared from having to serve jail time because his influential father managed to get him placed in a military boarding school to serve out his time. Seventeen years later, Troy owns a software company and runs a legitimate business. However, his many connections and his skills are oft
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This story centers on Troy Donovan: the Robin Hood Hacker. When he was 15 he hacked into the DoD and started exposing corruption. Instead of sending him to juvie, the judge sent him to military reform school where he met the other members of the Alpha Brotherhood. His current assignment is to help identify a dangerous thief and money-launderer at a glitzy Chicago party. At the same time, Hillary Wright is trying to clear her name as the scheme involved a former boyfriend. The only way to convinc ...more
Alicia Jespersen(BehindThePicketFence)
With sketchy pasts both of Catherine Mann’s characters fall into a love that will consume their hearts. Troy Donavan is the ultimate playboy, he knows how to play his cards right, and he lives a life of parties and girls. Well at least that’s how the media see’s him. The truth is he is a man trying to repay his debts and make a difference in the world. Troy and Hillary Wright are brought together to help catch the second man in a scheme to steal money from some of the richest socialites. The pro ...more
Pleasant Enough, I Suppose
There's having bad taste in men, and then there's Hillary Wright, whose ex-boyfriend is being indicted for fraud and embezzlement. To make matters worse, the federal government suspects she was complicit in his crimes. In an effort to clear her name, she's flying to Chicago to help the CIA identify her ex's shady partners. Then she's going to try to put the whole sordid mess - and relationship - behind her.

The charming, good-looking man seated beside her on the flight t
Sara  HarlequinJunkie
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Espionage, passion, intrigue and romance these are all things I have learned to come to expect from the brilliant author Catherine Mann. And once again she has delivered.

She took two people one trying to simply clear her name and the other simply trying to put his life back together by being the good guy instead of the bad one. I loved the book from page one!

The author kept me on my toes at all times with little tit bits that were simply so tantalizing
Hillary Wright has always been a magnet for Mr. Wrong. Her latest left her in trouble with the law, and to clear her name, she's agreed to an undercover sting—as the "date" for infamous Troy Donavan. The notorious hacker is now a government good guyand a sexy billionaire playboy. Troy has a reputation as the sort of man she's vowed to avoid, and his secretiveness adds fuel to Hillary's distrust. But with his kisses like molten sin, her fierce resistance is melting. And being sens
Paula Legate
Wow! If you want to read a fantasy, this book is the one. It is a fairy tale story that all girls dream about. Hillary has always been a magnet for Mr. Wrong. Her ex boyfriend is in big trouble with the law. For Hillary to clear her name, she has to fly to Chicago to indentify a contact that was friends with her ex.
Troy is brought in to help take down the mobsters. He has read the case, and knows what Hilary looks like, and why she is going to Chicago. He gets a seat next to her on the plane. O
Kimberly Rocha~ Book Obsessed Chicks

Hillary Wright is in a bit of trouble. Her knack for perpetually getting involved with the wrong man has landed her in a situation that takes her from her home and job in Washington D.C. to a flight headed for Chicago where she is to identify associates of her criminal ex-boyfriend who are involved in a money laundering scheme.

On the flight she meets a very attractive, too good to be true Troy. Knowing her luck for meeting the wrong man, Hillary fights her instant attraction to Troy and possibly
Mariana Bezerra

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This book was actually a good surprise since it’s my first form this author and didn’t felt like a Harlequin romance, maybe because of the action, maybe the spy things going around but I really liked how this couple managed the danger and even discovered some good things in live.

Both suffered since childhood, one was neglected by his parents and chose the crime world to get attention and the other had an abusive parent and everyone overlooked thing
Heather Tisdale
I'm going to keep my review short since I'm swamped today.
An Inconvenient Affair was a fun, light read with characters that I were easy to get behind. I like the idea of this series, following men that met in a military school as kids. Each one has their own troubled past, and I look forward to reading about how they've grown up.
I don't normally read Harlequin books, but I recognized Catherine Mann's name as the author of Under Fire and gave this one a chance. She's not an author that's going
Rosemary K
I loved it! This is the first book in a new series, The Alpha Brotherhood. Hillary Wright, the DC party planner, was accidentally involved in a fraud scheme thanks to her now ex boyfriend. Her reputation and her career are destroyed. It's guilt by association. Desperate to clear her name, she agrees to try and identify another man involved in the crime . This is where she meets Troy Donovan, a infamous hacker, and the intense romance heats up. I enjoyed the interaction between our heroine and th ...more
A an introduction to the Alpha Brotherhood, it was pretty good. For once the heroine's sister came across as the nice sister next door. Ending seemed a bit tame would have liked some more spark in the HEA. but over all an enjoyable read
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USA Today bestselling author Catherine Mann writes contemporary romance for Berkley, Harlequin, and Sourcebooks, with her work reprinted in more than twenty countries. A RITA Award winner, she lives on the Florida coast where she and her military flyboy husband have brought up four children. An active volunteer with her local Humane Society, Catherine enjoys writing while foster puppies nap on her ...more
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