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3.52  ·  Rating details ·  1,797 ratings  ·  321 reviews
Publisher’s Note: This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, and incidents are a product of the author’s imagination. Locales and public names are sometimes used for atmospheric purposes. Any resemblance to actual people, living or dead, or to businesses, companies, events, institutions, or locales is completely coincidental. Expanded edition, with Annie's POV, ...more
ebook, 157 pages
Published March 9th 2014 by Bolero Books. LLC
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Christine Wallflower & Dark Romance Junkie
This is all I'm going to say about this book

Firstly, I love anti-heroes, bad guys with questionable intentions, cruel and sadistic tendencies. But, there's a huge BUT, don't give me an anti-hero and try to make me think he's a good guy. Better yet, one who recites his "seal code" and then goes on about how he'd die for his country, but then acts all contradictory by being a stupid douche nugget.

Strike one: He goes to a brothel.

Strike 2: He goes to a brothel, knowing the women there are not the
Aestas Book Blog
Jan 18, 2014 marked it as to-read
Shelves: not-yet-released
Holy hell, guys!! Read this blurb -- WOAH!!!!

I'll be honest with you—I'm no hero. Sure—the media tries to brand every Navy SEAL as some kind of Batman dressed in cammies. There’s even a line in one of our cadences—"superman is the man of steel, he ain’t no match for Navy SEAL." You've seen the movies—we're indestructible, invincible, invulnerable. But that night, the one you read about in the papers—all I really wanted to do was get laid.

One harmless fuck with a Curaçao whore—no strings attach
Lady Vigilante (Feifei)
2.5-3 stars!


This review is for an expanded version and while I liked this version much more than the original, overall the book didn’t really hit my I-loved-it buttons.

The updated version of the book has:

- dual POVs (the original was entirely from Patrick’s POV). I’m really happy to see more of Annie’s thoughts in the story, especially when they’re not from Pat’s POV. It really helped me connect to her character better and I think out of all the characters in the book, she’s my favorite.
- a coup
*J* Too Many Books Too Little Time
2.5--Took a Nose-Dive--Stars!

Hmm....well things were really going along fine until towards the end of the book.....and then I had a big

moment. And things never recovered from there.

I noticed that I was getting close to the end. And I started to think it might have a cliffy ending--which would have pissed me the fuck off--but then BAM everything comes together and The End!

Yeah, not good.

And quite frankly the whole sex slave, captive, captor, rescuer scenario....yeah I'm

So Patrick is a Navy S
Lana ❇✾Dirty Girl Romance❇✾
This review is for the updated and extended version
2- 2.5 Stars

You aren't invisible- you're invincible. I know you're alive. I know your name. You've survived this long and I will get you out of here."

As much as I tried my damnedest to get into this book, that's the one thing that kept running through my mind while reading. I couldn't find it in me to care for the hero, I couldn't find it in me to care for the heroine, and I most definitely couldn't find it in me to care for Patrick's "tea
3 stars
That is my past-but I won’t let it define my future.

Invincible sucks you in from the very beginning, keeping you glued to the pages which made it a one-sit read for me. Who would have ever thought that getting a blow job would turn his world upside down, all Pat wanted was some relief on his day off and what did he get …
“My name is Annie Hamilton. I’m an American citizen. I was kidnapped from a cruise ship five years ago. You’re my last hope. Please save me.”

He may be a Seal but d
Jenny - TotallybookedBlog

J&G : 2.5 Stars

We are U.S. Navy SEALs.
There’s no need to thank us because we don’t exist.
You never saw us.
This never happened.

Gitte: Ahhh Jenny, this breaks my heart writing this review. I was absolutely gagging to read this story after a fantastic sneak peek at chapter one a while back on our blog. It had such potential and looked as if it was going to be just our kind of read; the premise sounded FAB. The hot Navy Seal ‘kick arse’ rescuer and the dark and horrific fate of a
Jan 18, 2014 rated it really liked it
Re-read of revised story on 5/17/2014: An ARC was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.

Invincible was revised recently and comes packed with not only a dual point of view but some twists to the story-line that I was not expecting at all.

Normally when an author revises their book I don’t go back to read the updated version. But with Invincible, I felt that I just needed to. There was something so magnetic about the blurb of this story and I needed to see if the revised versio
Mar 16, 2014 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: SEALS
3 Signed, SEALed, and Delivered Stars * * *

We live our lives every day and don’t think about all of the horrific events which take place all around the world. Does that make us heartless… no it makes us normal everyday people. Until something happens and it is brought to our attention either through the media or because of a personal connection, we do not think of the evil which takes place every hour of every day.

Invincible by Alana Albertson addresses just that… every day people being capture

*Review exchanged for an honest review via Netgally.!*

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Note; The author edited and re-published this book due to reader's feedback. The new version will re-release in late May, and will include the female lead's POV, 15,000 extra words, and a new twist - now making Invincible stand at over 200 pages.

This is a dark NA read, and it's the first (stand-alone) book in The Trident Code series.

Invincible follows the story of Patrick, a Navy SEAL, who meets a girl in a br
~ Becs ~

"My name is Annie Hamilton. I'm an American citizen. I was kidnapped from a cruise ship five years ago. You're my last hope. Please save me.

Well, I truly do think that the blurb is one of the most exciting and tantalising I have ever read. I saw that synopsis and knew that I had to read it. In fact, I bought it the second it went live on Amazon and started it straight away, thoroughly captivated by the thought of a tough, alpha, Navy SEAL heading off to rescue a kidnapped girl, forced to work a
Apr 24, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Really, really bad start that just never climbs out of the gutter.

Okay, so the MC going to a prostitution ho in the wall didn't exactly sit well with me, but it didn't make me hate him the way some of the other reviewers did. He explained his reasoning, and although not particularly a chivalrous act, I can accept his reasoning, rationale for going there. Moving on...

What did immediately make him an unlikable character for me was that his "prostitute" tells him she's a kidnapped American named A
~ Cariad ~
Feb 05, 2014 rated it really liked it
What a difference a re-write made for this one!

The book has a much better flow. Both Annie and Patrick’s POV’s,
some great new sub plots and a mostly slower pace making big
necessary changes. PHEW!
For me, it could still have been a little more intense
and a little slower at times.

The brothel scene at the beginning is a critical one; I’d have happily read another dozen pages on that alone. Taking that whole scene slowly and giving it a more all consuming intensity was (I felt) essen
Invincible failed to reach any emotion or interest from me. I don't know why.
Jan 17, 2014 rated it really liked it
4 Solid STARS!Revised review- a new Expanded edition was provided to me by the author Alana Albertson. I must say, the revisions, make major changes to the book- for one, we get Annie's POV and it is truly an insight to behold. It makes so much of a change to the book- add in another HUGE item and we have a whole different book. I really enjoyed this book the first time around, except for the rushed ending and that piece was what made me score it lower the first read. Now- come re-read time, and ...more
Smitten's Book Blog

This was an okay book... but it was nowhere near as gritty and heart-wrenching as I'd expected it to be. Definitely didn't meet my expectations. *sad face*


Young, beautiful, rich, American girl, Annie, was kidnapped from her Carribean cruise five years ago and forced into an underworld of sex slavery and drug addiction.
Patrick Walsh is a Navy SEAL. On a night off he visits a brothel and when he chooses Annie from a line up of hookers, she recognises it as her final
Gitte TotallyBookedBlog
Jan 24, 2014 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2014

J&G: 2.5 Stars

We are U.S. Navy SEALs.
There’s no need to thank us because we don’t exist.
You never saw us.
This never happened.

Ahhh Jenny, this breaks my heart writing this review. I was absolutely gagging to read this story after a fantastic sneak peek at chapter one a while back on our blog. It had such potential and looked as if it was going to be just our kind of read; the premise sounded FAB. The hot Navy Seal ‘kick arse’ rescuer and the dark and horrific fate of a girl
Arabella ~♡AB♡~
I enjoyed this, even though it is quite a short book and it really wasn't as heavy going or deep as I thought it would be - I liked it all the same.

Pat, Vic and Kyle are Navy SEAL's and whilst docked in Curaçao, Pat comes across a victim of human trafficking whilst visiting a whorehouse. Apparently it's his job to save Americans so he makes it his mission to save this one (he doesn't care about the rest of the poor souls, they are from elsewhere) and formulates a plan with his comrades to go rog

Before sharing my thoughts on Invincible....
I am a reader, not a writer, and by no means a professional book reviewer. I know how tough it can be to not only write (I have trouble expressing my thoughts in a compelling and in-depth manner – my reviews are proof), but to write something readers will love. So, I give credit to, and am appreciative of, all the brave authors who put their work out there for us readers to devour.

Now as an avid reader with an ever growing list of books to read, and l
Jun 11, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition

*This is a review of the second edition/rewritten version of this book*

I'm in a unique position with this book. I read this book back in January, when it was first published. I enjoyed it. There were also a few minor issues I had, but it was still a 5 star read despite the issues. Then I found out that the author was pulling the book from publication and rewriting it. I'll admit, I was intrigued. What would she change? Would she add stuff? It kept bugging me. I kept thinking about it. So whe
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"An estimated two million children are lured, sold, or kidnapped for the purpose of sexual exploitation in hotels, night clubs, brothels, massage parlors...Sex trafficking has devastating consequences...including long-lasting physical and psychological trauma, disease, drug addiction, unwanted pregnancy, and more." If you would like to learn more about what you can do to he
The Hopeless Romantics Book Blog
ARC received for Honest Review

"Invincible" was a fast paced, quick read that left me with mixed emotions. Don't get me wrong, it's not that I didn't like the book, I just craved more... so much more and that's what would have pushed it up to 5 hearts for sure.

So let's talk about what blew me away first of all? Well, without a shadow of a doubt the synopsis had me sucked in from the minute I clapped eyes on it.. and the first few chapters... I mean whoa... WTF!!! Patrick Walsh definitely was
Jan 11, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed
This is one of those books that even though there are some definite issues with the story, it still pulls you in and keeps you reading. So while Pat may not be your typical SEAL hero, he did eventually do the right thing and rescue the girl. But then maybe it's better that he isn't portrayed as perfect? All in all this was a series that I think I would like to read more of, even if I really wanted to smack Annie's parents for their actions. I definitely am curious with the little tidbit at the e ...more
TJlovestoread Blog
Jan 18, 2014 rated it really liked it
4 stars!!

When I first read the blurb I just couldn't wait to get my hands on this book! And, I did, the minute it went live. I devoured it in 3 hours :). It was easy, the story is gripping and not that long. The book is told solely from the hero's POV, and it was excellently delivered. I believed to be in his head and, I loved how open and unapologetic he was.

Patrick Walsh, a SEAL who's only looking to get-off after months in deployment ends up in a shitty whore house in Curacao. Yep! Bad, bad
*This review is of the first/original version of the book*

I have to say that this book was everything I expected (and wanted). When I first heard about it late last year, I was dying to read it. I love Navy SEAL romances and I was going through a Navy SEAL mood. So this book hit me, grabbed ahold of me and wouldn’t let go. The wait for it was awful. And with my awesomely bad luck, when it finally came out, I wasn’t able to read it right away due to other review commitments. And that just sucked
May 29, 2014 rated it liked it
*I received a free copy to read & review for Wicked Reads Review Team*

This was a quick read, that I have some mixed feelings on, let's start with the positives:
I enjoyed this story, the writing was solid as was the story-line. I liked the dual POV (Patrick & Annie).
I couldn't help but fall in love with Patrick, he was not only an "alpha", but sweet, caring, and respectful. Annie, although needed to be rescued, was far from being weak.
The basis of this story is very dark and disturbing:
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May 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
When I read the synopsis for this book my first thoughts were “Oh wow”. This book was going to be raw, intriguing, and quite possibly very emotional. And it did not disappoint. From the first pages you are drawn into a world of NAVY SEALS. When you think about a SEAL you think hero, be honest. But the hero in this story doesn’t start out as one. Patrick is out looking for a little pleasure and he’s willing to go to a brothel to get it. When he gets there he gets the surprise of a lifetime after ...more
3.5 stars. Really quick review.. It was an enjoyable read. Not what I expected. But I am an action buff, so I couldn't help but expect more bad ass missions and gun fights. I didn't really know what to make of Patrick.. He was so wishy-washy about everything. He would say one thing and literally do the opposite on the next page. Even though I adore him for rescuing Annie, he continuously contradicted himself. But I can appreciate that his inner monologue was more realistic than other alpha male ...more
This was my first read from Alana Alberston, and it was AMAZING! I'l be honest and say that I always say that every book is not what I was expecting but in this case I'm serious! To see Annie and Patrick relationship develop throughout the story was wonderful. Everything was overall perfect, however the story did seem a little rushed and I would have wanted a continuation of the ending.
Mar 09, 2014 rated it liked it
2.5 stars

This book was really interesting and intense in the beginning. Then towards the middle, their relationship/the story was fast. The end of the book took a nose-dive, a bit ridiculous and totally rushed.
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Alana Albertson is a multi-award winning author, current President of Romance Writers of America's Contemporary Romance Chapter and the former President of both Romance Writers of America’s Young Adult and Chick Lit chapters. Alana Albertson holds a Masters of Education from Harvard University and a Bachelor of Arts in English from Stanford University. A recovering professional ballroom dancer, Al ...more

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