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Alternate Connection

(Countermeasure #3)

4.73  ·  Rating details ·  45 ratings  ·  26 reviews
CIA Operative Nathan Nelson has built his life on secrets, especially those that have shaped the man he is--secret feelings for a woman he is viewed as off-limits for a decade and events that taught him to keep his shields up. Now, those secrets come barreling down on him at the worst time.

Foreign Service Specialist Rachael Moore is personal crusade puts her in the cross-h
ebook, 429 pages
Published October 6th 2015 by Éire Publishing, LLC
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Jun 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I traveled from the Middle East to USA to Ireland to Middle East and so on. Alternate Connection held something deeper than the adventure; it was about having the ULTIMATE connection either with yourself, your team, your lover, or even your family. It was much more than the mission to save hostages and finding the mole and traitor, it was coming to terms with a past that you have no control over changing and enjoying and grasping the future that you yearn for and deserve. It is about letting go ...more
Amy R
Dec 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Where do I begin? There is so much to tell you about Alternate Connection by Chris Almeida and Cecilia Aubrey. In this third installment of the Countermeasure Series, we get to learn what makes CIA Agent Nathan Nelson tick and why he was such a jerk in the first two books. I was actually surprised he would get a story because he was quite the PITA to the main characters of the series, Trevor and Cassandra. Nate is quite the complex character, though, and it was awesome to learn more about him.

Lori Myers
Jul 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This book was IMPOSSIBLE to put down! I started this incredible journey with Countermeasure, then To Russia With Love. I was so excited to receive an ARC copy of Alternate Connection to review.

We first met Nathan in Countermeasure, and yeah, I disliked him BUT knew he had a helluva backstory. Almeida and Aubry do not disappoint in this one. Each time they release a new book, it ups the ante for the next one.

I am not one to do a play by play and spoil it for others. I do however note what I liked
Maria Mercedes
Sep 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Alternate Connection: A Countermeasure Series Novel
By Chris Almeida & Cecilia Aubrey
File Size: 5370 KB Print: 430 pages, No Audio
CIA Operative Nathan Nelson has built his life on secrets, especially those that have shaped the man he is--secret feelings for a woman he is viewed as off-limits for a decade and events that taught him to keep his shields up. Now, those secrets come barreling down on him at the worst time. Foreign Service Specialist Rachael Moore is personal crusade puts her in the c
Oct 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
One of the most difficult reviews to write is one for a book that you loved, that moved you to tears (forget tears – full on sobs with hyperventilation and flails) for emotions stay hot, and it is hard to step back and be objective and informative without spoilers. The combination of action, emotional climax points, heartbreaking decisions and some hard won redemption for a character many thought lost just culminated in a 3 am crying jag of epic proportions. I’m still recovering as I struggle to ...more
Aug 07, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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A secret connection from the past…

This is the third book in the Countermeasure series. It’s best to read this in series order for there are continued storylines and characters whose backgrounds and relationships have already been established appearing.

When we first met CIA operative Nathan (Nate) Nelson earlier in the series he was not well-liked, his presence was an intrusion into the developing relationship between Cassandra and Trevor but he was an intriguing character and this reader was gla
CIA Agent,  Nathan Nelson is living a life full of regrets. Nate feels like he has let his family down and his best friend and former partner,  Cassandra Bauer down. One regret in particular comes to haunt him when he learns Rachael Moore, widow of his mentor has been kidnapped by terrorists. Nate has loved Rachael since they day they met but honor kept him from expressing that love. Rachael blames him for the death of her husband and sent Nate packing when he confessed what he didn't do for Phi ...more
Jun 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Trevor and Cassandra Bauer have experienced some ups and downs while searching for clues towards Trevor’s missing parents. Instead of experiencing a relaxing holiday season with friends, they have been called to assist the United States Government. Working to help rescue kidnapped Embassy workers, means reuniting with someone from their past. Enter, CIA Agent Nathan Nelson, a man who is not well-liked in the Bauer household. Nate has been battling his own demons this holiday season, and now he i ...more
Lynn Hallbrooks
Sep 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I have the honor and pleasure of being one of a select few who were granted the privilege to read an Advance Reader's Copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This book is due for release to the general public on 6 October 2015.

This novel could be considered a cross between Erotic Romantic Suspense and Military/Political Intrigue.

Let me start off by saying that even though this book can stand on its own, it will take on more meaning if you, the reader, have read the previous books in
Sep 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I received an Arc of this book for an honest review
Wot to say about this book without giving away goes.
As this is the third full novel in this series we've already met most of the cast of characters Altho we've only had hints as to Nathan's girl Rae. This book brings u up to date with Trevor and Cassie, Jessica and Stephan, Dmitry and Tatiana,( Altho just briefly).
Altho it's about Nathan's struggle with loving Rae and his past it also includes more of the struggle that Trevor and
Caren ~ the misfit geek
Sep 23, 2013 rated it really liked it
Let me start by saying that I have read all of the countermeasure series books and am a huge fan. Alternate Connection is the best so far in my opinion. It was a long wait that was well worth it.

The story-line was solid and fast-paced yet there were plot twists that the authors always expertly incorporate into their books. It is set in the Middle East and I thought the authors did an excellent job of illustrating how women are viewed in this culture. The military scenes were riveting.

The charac
Kim Turner
Sep 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book. The connection between Nathan and Rachel
was there right from the beginning. Once I started this book I could
not put it down, and felt very blessed to have received an Arc of
this book to review.

If Nathan sounds familiar, then you guessed correctly that this is
the same Nathan that is in Countermeasure, and although he was not
my favorite, he has grown on me and I love that I really get to know
him and his story in Alternate Connection.

I won't give out any spoilers be
Becky Burciaga
Sep 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Again, grabbing on and taking the ride the authors take you on from page one is no surprise...they're great at Romantic Suspense...and know exactly which buttons to push, character wise to keep you engaged. This is Nathan's story (and talk about heart throb/hero...Nate brings it here!), but Cassandra and Trevor are never left off the front burner...there is so much heart and emotion dedicated to both the characters and the story as a whole, that there are times when your heart just sighs...that' ...more
Jul 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing
After reading Alternate Connection, many words come to mind...however, I feel my words do not give the authors enough credit due to them for such a magnificent read!

When a book can elicit so strong of an emotion that you are pulled into the story and can feel what a character is feeling...that's true brilliance of an author, or in this case authors! All the components in this story were so well tied together, many facets of each character were opened up and showed their true potential, to right
Danille Dillon
Oct 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I have been reading the Countermeasure Series since the first book and every Bit and Byte in between. When I finished this book, I literally had no words. Alternate Connection kept me on the edge of my seat, took me around the world, and moved me to tears! It gave me a better insight into Nathan Nelson's character and I don't dislike him as I once did. Without spoiling it for other readers, any other outcome for him in this book would have been unacceptable. Another job well done, Chris and Ceci ...more
Oct 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Great Book!
This is a great book; this book is part of the Countermeasure series by Chris and Cecilia Almeida. Nathan Nelson is a CIA Operative who has built his life on secrets. Rachael Moore is a Foreign Service Specialist who has risked her life to free herself from her past. When Nathan and Rachael’s path crosses they will work together to shed some light on a puzzling mystery. If you are looking for a great mystery with suspense then you need to read this book. I am looking forward to readin
Vania Nunes
Oct 08, 2015 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Vania by: Cinthia
Friendship; attraction; passion; withdrawal; giving up; death; remorse.
All these feelings pass by Nate and Rachael's list in recent years.

Nate and Phillip were great friends. That kind of friendship in which Nate felt more at home next to Phil's family than with his own. So it would be natural Phil invite him to be his best man.
What Nate didn't expect it was the bride of his best friend was the woman he was interested for the first sight.
Mutual attraction. But there was in the middle of a signed
Oct 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing
The ARC was given to me from the authors in exchange of an honest review.

Before I say anything about the book let me tell you that this is the third book in the series Countermeasure. Alternate Connection is a true masterpiece. The authors have outdone themselves. This is truly remarkable. Though I read the book slowly I still had great time doing it.
The story gripped me from the very beginning and kept me on edge to the very end.
Nathan Nelson a CIA Agent is the one getting his HEA in this bo
Cathy Hunter
Sep 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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Sep 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Chris and Cecilia's books won me and go on a growing arrest me... it was really hard to leave Alternate Connection to work and do the things in life that prevent me to read and read and read...

In this third book we learn more about life and secrets that Nathan Nelson, the former partner of the Cassandra in CIA... while he goes on a mission to rescue a group of kidnapped American diplomats in Israel, among them Rachael Moore, the widow of a great friend of Nathan, for whom he was always passionat
Sep 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I'm not going to tell you about what happens in the book. You have the blurb and other reviews for that. I will tell you that after not like Nathan Nelson after the first two books he has redeemed himself in Alternate Connection. Chris and Cecilia know how to get your heart racing, tear ducts flowing and hot and bothered. Their books have everything all rolled into one...action, suspense, romance, and hot steamy love scenes. I love that they get all your senses involved while reading their books ...more
Jun 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This is Nathan's story. While Nathan Nelson has been in both Countermeasures and To Russia With Love, he was a supporting character to Trevor and Cassandra. In Alternate Connection he becomes a lead character and we see the man behind all the layers he has hidden behind.

Nathan works for the CIA and at one time was partnered with Cassandra. What we didn't know is that there was more to his job than just being an agent. Who is he really? I have to admit that I did not like Nathan in the first two
Kelly Erickson
Mar 31, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Another exciting and steamy adventure from this dynamic writing duo, Alternate Connection starts out strong and the action so perfectly paced I couldn't put it down. Yes, another all-nighter. But well worth it. The characters are so deep with all the flaws and foibles of real people. The situations are thrilling nail-biters. The relationships have honest ups and downs. The writing is engrossing. This awesome book has earned my highest recommendations. ...more
Aug 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing
A great romantic, suspense filled read...a tense build-up to danger throughout that keeps you wanting more...characters are engaging and complex.
I would have liked to have seen more of Hanson and Khalil.
Foreshadowing, saw it coming, love it, hate it.
Linda Eberenz
Dec 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

It was fast paced and kept your attention as it moves from place to place. Have enjoyed this series so far.
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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.
It was in 2010, when Chris began role playing online as a hobby, tha

Other books in the series

Countermeasure (1 - 10 of 16 books)
  • Uncharted (Countermeasure: Bytes of Life #1; Countermeasure 0.5)
  • Countermeasure (Countermeasure, #1)
  • Ecstasy by the Sea (Countermeasure: Bytes of Life #2; Countermeasure #1.1)
  • Cuffed at Midnight (Countermeasure: Bytes of Life #3; Countermeasure #1.2)
  • Take Me (Countermeasure: Bits of Life #1; Countermeasure #1.3)
  • Passion at Dawn (Countermeasure: Bytes of Life #4; Countermeasure #1.4)
  • Something Crazy (Countermeasure: Bits of Life #2; Countermeasure #1.5)
  • To Russia With Love (Countermeasure, #2)
  • Blindsided (Countermeasure: Bytes of Life #5; Countermeasure #2.1)
  • Roaming Pleasure (Countermeasure: Bits of Life #3; Countermeasure #2.2)

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