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4.05  ·  Rating details ·  553 ratings  ·  108 reviews
In the first novel of the COUNTERMEASURE SERIES, Trevor Bauer is haunted by the mystery surrounding his parents' disappearance. His dreams for his own life have been put on hold. While searching for clues about them, he crosses paths with Cassandra James, a tough ex-CIA agent who derails every one of his best laid plans to avoid a relationship until he can find the closure ...more
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Published January 20th 2012 by Éire Publishing (first published January 1st 2012)
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Terri ♥ (aka Mrs. Christian Grey)
Jun 13, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed
Quick review:

Cover: Nice
Rating: NC-17
Steaminess Hot!
Thumbs Up: 4
Overall: I was really impressed with this one.
Characters: Solid
Plot: A plot that keeps moving and me interested.
Page Turner: Yes.
Series Cont.? Yes
Recommend: Yes
Book Boyfriend: Ye

SUMMARY (50 words or less)

This story is well crafted and took me by storm. I was sucked in and really enjoyed this one. The mystery was solid, the romance was sweet, the sex was hot and yeah. For those of you who like mystery and crime solving novel
Adela Cacovean
First of all, I would like to express my sincere thanks to the authors, who have granted me free access to the Kindle edition of this book, in order for me to review it.

More importantly, this book was so much better than I expected, that I won't even hesitate in giving it the maximum rating of 5 stars, and I would gladly add more to it if I could.

Cassandra James was by far the character that I loved most during the time that I have read this amazing book. She is a very confident, strong woman,
Alana ~ The Book Pimp
I'd even go as far as 4½♥'s. I received a free ARC eBook in exchange for an honest, unbiased review. My thoughts are my own.

"Someone once joked about what it meant to be an NSA emploee: 'You do no exist; you do not have a job. Any questions? Don't ask questions.'"

It was a wonderful 'ride' reading this book! Romance, imperfect characters, Irish brogue, high-tech, espionage thriller... nothing paranormal like my other books except for that almost magical moment of meeting your perfect love.

"Who a
Jan 07, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Cassandra James, an ex CIA agent and now a security specialist at her father's firm, is assigned the task of guarding a new pharmaceutical trial for a client. When those files are stolen right out from under her, Cassandra takes it personally. After doing some investigating, Cassandra comes across information that leads her to Trevor Bauer, a NSA geek. Immediately, the sparks fly between the two as they set out to get back the stolen files. Filled with tons of suspense, action, and romance, the ...more
Becky Condit
Mar 12, 2012 rated it it was amazing
5+ stars! A recommended book!

Excerpt from my complete review, to be posted at March 14, 2012:

When computer files are stolen we find out quickly who the thief is and the motives but things do not go to plan after that. The plot is a series of twists, turns, red herrings, double and triple cross, that take Cassandra and Trevor all over Europe. You never know what will happen next until it does, and even then it may not be what you thought was coming. As our
May 19, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I am normally an avid reader of Paranormal Romance, but Countermeasure has brought me to the other side. The story grabbed me from the beginning and I was unable to put it down. The evolution of Cassandra opening herself up to love grasped my heart. The way Trevor persisted at her and in putting himself on the line was amazing. The twists and turns that their story took were unexpected and exciting. The intensity of the situations Cassandra and Trevor found themselves in was exhilarating. I am b ...more
Maria Mercedes
Apr 22, 2012 rated it it was amazing

Countermeasure (Countermeasure Series)

by Chris Almeida (Goodreads Author), Cecilia Aubrey (Goodreads Author)

4.90 · rating details · 10 ratings · 4 reviews

In the first novel of the COUNTERMEASURE SERIES, Trevor Bauer is haunted by the mystery surrounding his parents' disappearance. His dreams for his own life have been put on hold. While searching for clues about them, he crosses paths with Cassandra James, a tough ex-CIA agent who derails every one of his best laid plans to avoid a relationsh
Alana ~ The Book Pimp
Alrighty, I think I should do a quick disclaimer here- originally I read this in 2012 - I received that eBook in exchange for a honest review. BUT - this is the audiobook, which I did NOT get for free. So this is a cat of a different color.

First off - props need to be given to the narrator. Just a touch of Irish brogue and an overall delicious accent and he didn't even half bad with the female voices. Probably the one main issue I had was it being a little odd a few times when an 'American' char
Jun 26, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This book... There is no word that can describe how much I enjoyed reading it!

I felt like I was one of the characters. I felt what they felt. In my opinion, a book can be considered weel-written and great when you can feel your pulse quicken when things are getting hot and heavy between the characters, when you can feel a pain in your heart when something bad is happening to them, when you feel your heart break thinking they won't be able to be together, when you smile and beam when finally, yo
Jan 07, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Move over, James Bond. The world of today is being saved by Geeks… Well, ok… not the whole world, just this one case. And yes, it is a GEEK that plays a major part in solving it. Despite facing his own demons with the disappearance of his parents, Trevor finds himself intrigued by that fierce beauty of Cassandra James after she found his digital footprint in the trail of missing clinical trial data which she was supposed to protect.

After a bumpy start, courtesy of Cassandra’s overprotective frie
Mar 02, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Perhaps a gal needs more than a romp with a vampire or a werewolf. Maybe a trip on the geek side is what the doctor ordered.

Imagine my delight in getting my claws on this absolutely brilliant story of a beautiful and alluring woman and a messy haired geek. Cassandra James and Trevor Bauer meet during an investigation of a breach that occurred on Ms James' watch.

The story is engaging and the characters are believable and fun to experience from the first "shite" to final butt kick. I highly recomm
If you are looking for a book that will keep you on the edge of your seat and make you feel a part of the action this is a must read. It is beautifully written with the perfect mixture of action and suspense and in the midst of all that there is a beautiful emotional love story entwined.

Complete review posted here: http://www.guiltypleasuresbookreviews...
Mar 07, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Man! This book made Geeks look sexy! I'm gonna have to find me one now! ...more
May 22, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: cops-military
Lots of adventure as well as some romance, my kind of book. And it says something when i just sat and read the whole thing in one sitting last night:)
Vania Nunes
Sep 13, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Vania by: Cinthia
Cassandra James, former CIA, after having gone through a difficult mission when she was betrayed by one of her partners, decided it was time to leave that job and began working in her father's company, Robert James, James Security Agency.
She didn't have a good relationship with her father. Ex-SEAL after losing his wife and stay with a daughter, turned out to educate the girl alone as educates a soldier. Instead of playing with Barbies, Cassandra was trained in self-defense and survival technique
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5 Stars

Countermeasure is a fantastic combination of suspense and mystery. This is the first book in the Countermeasure series. It is one that grabs you fast from page one and leaves you wanting more. (Thank goodness that it’s a series)

Cassandra is a security specialist for her Father’s security company. After years of trying to prove her worth to him, he finally lets her take the lead on a security job overlooking the protection of a new pharmaceutical d
Apr 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
In the first book in this series, Countermeasure , ex-CIA agent, Cassandra James throws herself into the spotlight as a gutsy, strong and believable heroine.

Cassandra was tenacious, beautiful, intense and courageous. Except with matters of the heart. Her brave facade hid a damaged and delicate heart eager for love and cherishing.

Trevor Bauer held a sad secret close to his heart. His identify. His loss. His pain. Yet, his warm, witty, intelligence and insightfulness earned him deserved trust
Shannon Adamson
Mar 02, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kindle
Meet Cassandra James. Lost to love. Since her mother's death during her childhood, love has seemed to have disappeared. Raised by her Ex-Navy Seal of a Father, he raised her as if she were in basic training rather than as a child. Smart to the bone, she graduated college early, found a job at the CIA. She found a friend in Nate there, and during the line of duty, she was shot, ending her career. She now works at her Father's security agency. After working there to prove to her Father that she ha ...more
Thais Gisele

The authors kindly sent me the book for an honest review at a Brazilian Booktour of the series. Thanks again!

Oh well, what can I say? Countermeasure is a sexy and engaging read, that’s sure. And I am honest when I say that I really liked it!
Sexy and engaging, Countermeasure is a romantic thriller packed with action and romance.

Cassandra James is a former CIA agent who works in her father’s security technology company, a retired military. Despite the relationship, her life in the company i
Kevin Bowser
Jul 23, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
OK, first, I need to admit that I didn't realize what kind of book this was when I started it. Apparently, this is from the "Romance/Suspense" genre. So, I may have lost a few masculinity points in even admitting that I read this book. However, I must say, it didn't read like what I thought a romance novel would read like. Instead, it was a thoroughly engaging story of high-stakes industrial espionage.

The main characters are an ex-CIA operative and a current NSA analyst. Cassandra James is the e
Jul 15, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Ex-CIA and NSA connection…

After having been shot on a mission that went bad and finding that she could no longer trust her fellow agents CIA security professional Cassandra James quit the agency and now works for her former Navy Seal father’s security company. Raised by her father after losing her mother at a young age, she seeks to impress him since they aren't close. When the project that she’s in charge of is compromised by the theft of important system files she’s removed from the job. N
Kelly Erickson
Apr 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This delightful book gets off to a bit of a slow start as the background of the characters is revealed, something I normally dislike. But this was very well done, and in the context of the current action. Plus, knowing their history and motivation is vital in this thrilling book.
Cassandra has a near compulsive need to impress her father. Trevor has his own issues with his missing parents. Neither one wants the distraction of the other. Sparks fly when the two of them have to cooperate.

I can't
Mandie Foxylutely
This is the first book in a new series and I must say the authors have done a sterling job pulling me into this World of geeks, suspense and love!
Cassandra is a former CIA agent and a kick ass tough cookie, Trevor is a computer geek working for the NSA, who has oodles of Irish charm and is oh so sexy (rawr!). Their paths cross when Cassandra is investigating a cybercrime of which Trevor is implicated after leaving a data trail whilst making his own investigation into the disappearance of his par
Judith Chambers
Jan 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Judith by: Lori Myers
The authors wrote the characters in such a way that it was impossible not to fall in love with them.

Meet Cassie, an amazing woman who has had life give her lemons from the time she lost her mother. She joined the CIA and then quit after critical information was not passed on, resulting in her getting injured.. She joins her fathers security company, and the first job she gets from him.. well you'll have to read to find out..

Meet Trevor, a geeky, physically fit, Irish man.. who has lost both hi
Kim Turner
Mar 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Countermeasure has been in my TBR pile for awhile now and I'm sitting here
wondering why I haven't read it sooner. Chris Almeida and Cecilia Aubrey
are a superb writing team and I really enjoyed this book.

Cassandra James is former CIA who know works for her father's security firm.
and Trevor Bauer works for NSA and is a computer Geek. How often do you
read about the computer geek being the hero? I can think of two and they were
both Vampires.

Countermeasure had the perfect balance of mystery, acti
May 29, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle-free
3.5 Stars.

I downloaded this as a Kindle freebie and overall, I liked this book. I found the first 30% to be a bit slow. I understand the need for the story set up but it just seemed to drag a little. Once the H/h finally teamed up I liked it a lot.

The second half of the book was very good. Lots of action and the developing relationship between sexy geek Trevor and determined former CIA agent Cassandra kept me reading. The two make a good team and I wished there was more of them earlier on. Enj
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This is, quite surprisingly, a very entertaining read with fairly strong characterization and an intriguing and gripping hard-edged plot! I, for one, enjoyed this far more than I thought I would and thought it had much in common with Lary Kahn's King Of Paine but with a lot stronger injection of steamy sex scenes and a better chemistry between the two leads. For that is one thing, you should note before reading this; if graphically detailed s
Kathi Kelley
Nov 02, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is the perfect blend of romance, adventure and mystery. The two primary characters(Cassandra and Trevor) are well drawn and three dimensional. Trevor is an intelligent, endearing, fierce, sexy Irish GEEK who works for NSA. Cassandra is a strong, fearsome and beautiful young woman who is oblivious to her looks and is former CIA agent currently working for her father's security firm. The story moves quickly and smoothly with some unexpected twists and turns. I would rate the story a 4 an ...more
Katie Edmonds
Dec 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was a book I downloaded when it was free and then forgot about it, which is a shame, but all is well that ends well...

This is just an awesome book. It has young, hot, bad ass lead characters working against nefarious enemies to unravel a mystery which is a recipe for awesomeness in itself but this book found a special place in my heart for some reason.

It takes quite a while for the two main characters paths to intersect and then a bit longer for things to really heat up between the two but
Dec 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Countermeasure is the first book in a series with the same name. The authors Chris Almeida, Cecilia Aubrey have done an amazing job with their characters and settings.

In the first book we meet the main characters Cassandra and Trevor. Cassandra is an ex CIA agent and Trevor a NSA geek. What more can you want from such combination? In almost every book I’ve read the female lead is almost always depending on the male lead and he is represented as a hulky, strong man, with desire to protect and fig
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Chris Almeida (also known as C. Almeida) began writing children’s stories at a very young age. Born in Brazil but currently living in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Chris’ life took a totally different course when technology came into play, and the following 17 years were spent delving deep into the world of programming and web design.
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“Holy hell, Trev! What kind of move was that?”

Trevor leaned over her with a big smile on his face. “You really thought I would give up that easy? I am a geek, Cassie, not a friggin’ wimp. It’s called the internet and how to videos.”
“With a snort, Trevor responded, “A amadáin? It means you fool, but it’s really a polite Irish way of calling someone an asshole. Since there are no assholes in Ireland, we don’t really have a word for them, so that’s what we say.”

His expression was so serious, Cassandra couldn’t help but burst out laughing. “I’ll have to remember that one. I know a few back home.”
“A few assholes or Irishmen?”
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