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(Dark Alliance #1)

3.95  ·  Rating details ·  96 ratings  ·  51 reviews
Luke Rogan’s assignment is simple: secure young Elijah Scoffield and his mother and bring them back to headquarters—just an ordinary mission for an operative of the Dark Alliance. But Elijah is no ordinary kid. He’s the grandson of one of the country’s most influential politicians—a man privy to the Alliance’s most valuable secrets, including its centuries-long connection ...more
Published June 28th 2016 by Kensington
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Claire Robinson
4 - "It'll all work out like its supposed to in the end." Stars!

New author to me + New romantic suspense series + Really enjoyable story = Happy Claire!

Kate SeRine certainly started her new Dark Alliance series with a catchy storyline. I am a sucker for anything with any that is related however loosely to the Knights Templar, so after reading the blurb for this book I was happy to jump right in.

"When it comes to one of our own we don’t fuck around."

Luke Rogan, works for Temple Knight & Ass
May 04, 2016 rated it really liked it
What began as an operative saves the girl romantic suspense quickly turned into a tale with delightful depth. SeRine brings us into the modern-day world of the Templar Knights and Illuminati. I am drawn to stories containing these secretive groups for their power and hidden treasures. SeRine managed to give me a suspenseful thriller perfectly balanced against the steamy, adorkable romance.

Deceived provided a captivating and suspenseful plot but the romance took place in a cozy, rural community g
Sissy's Romance Book Review

'Decived' by Kate SeRine is book one in the "Dark Alliance" series. This is the story of Luke Rogan and Sarah Scoffield.
Luke works for the Dark Alliance and is a Templar who pretty much gives up everything for their cause. Luke has no family had talks in the first part of the book how no one would really miss him if something was to happen to him...other that of course his Dark Alliance team. Luke has been assigned to bring in an influential politicians daughter and grandson who now has both tu
Jun 24, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: contemporary
A nice romantic suspense in the trope of bodyguard falls for protégée.
Well written and easy to read, but there's nothing new...

I liked both the MCs. They were real people and acted accordingly. Their attraction and love story felt real too and was hot.

What I liked most was Elijah, the heroine's son. He was a kid I would like to be my son! He's a cross between Yoda and a kid! LOL

What most didn't make sense here is the way the Dark Alliance worked.
They're were supposedly a super secret society, d
Deceived, a deliciously dark, edgy suspense with a heart felt adventure.

Luke, a member of the Templars, is assigned to bring Elijah and his mother in safely after there is a security breach in the Dark Alliance organization. Someone attempted to murder Senator Hal, Sarah’s father and there are rumblings that it is an ancient enemy the Illuminati.

Sarah has felt pushed aside by her father, her sister and their secretive ways. When a dangerous and sexy man tells her to come with him to live she is
May 17, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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My English review

This is the first novel of a new genre for Kate Serine and it’s true that I was curious to discover the story and to see what the author had in store for us. How not to be a curious while we have an intrigue starring Templar Knights? Yes you heard it right, the Templars!

It is in this context that we meet Luke Rogan, a member of this community, a former mercenary who must now protect a mother and her son against a constant threat. Indeed, it seems that the chi
May 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
There's nothing better than a romantic suspense that combines both the romance and suspense elements successfully!

Luke Rogan has lived a hard life. Between a deadbeat dad, military service and now an operative with Dark Alliance, it seems he's always been fighting for one thing or another. He's been tasked with protecting Sarah Scoffield and her son Eli after finding out that Eli has been chosen as the successor to his grandfather, a high ranking Templar. Sarah was never expecting a man like Lu
May 20, 2016 rated it really liked it
A suspenseful story about modern-day Templars, yes please ! When additionally this story is well-written, fast paced and unputdownable, I couldn’t ask for more!

After the Order of the Templars was officially dissolved in the 1300s, some knights went underground to continue their mission. Eventually, their organization became the Dark Alliance. The famous treasures of the Templars were moved to a secure location and helped fund their operations over the centuries. Their descendants are members of
Jun 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Five Suspenseful Stars! Sarah is a widow and a mother to her son Eli, her main concern is keeping her son safe. She is estranged from her father and has no idea about his involvement in the Dark Alliance. Luke is an operative with the Dark Alliance and is sent to guard Sarah and Eli. It is soon discovered that there is a traitor who wants Eli, so Luke takes them to his home. Sarah and Luke have an attraction towards one another that they are fighting. Will they give in to their attraction, and w ...more
Catherine (The Sassy Bookster)
4.5 Stars

I love action-packed and well-written suspense and Ms. SeRine brings it in spades in this opening installment of her new series. DECEIVED is a dark, explosive and exciting take on modern day secret societies and the quest for wealth, power and influence. It's high octane action from the very beginning, the kind that leaves you at the edge of your seat, mixed with a heated attraction and really likable characters and is perfect for anyone who loves a great mystery or suspense.

When an att
Cathy Geha
Jun 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Action-packed from beginning to end! This romantic suspense had me hooked from the beginning and kept me turning pages till I finished. It was dark and edgy with deception, murder, friendships, family, romance and more.

Two historical groups, the Knights Templar and the Illuminati, have regrouped and gone dark at some point in the past. Both are vying for supremacy and world domination but one seems to be slightly better than the other. Luke Rogan, a Templar, is given the mission of keeping Sara
Scandal (Scandalicious Book Reviews)
On the blog today. Lee is giving this kick off to a new series 4 stars!

Follow this link to her complete review:
Gigi Readus
May 22, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018
3.5 stars
slow-paced, but plot intriguing
Oct 07, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 stars
Nov 03, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: heroes-i-adore
Love the hero and the overall story line.

Not a fan of the insta love. Am all for insta lust!!!
Jul 31, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Luke Rogan loves working as an operative for the Dark Alliance, but his latest assignment is his toughest yet. Protecting Elijah and Sarah Schofield is his number one priority, and he will do anything to keep them safe, even if it means going against his boss's orders. Not only because the Dark Alliance need to keep the knowledge deeply embedded in Elijah's head secret, but because Sarah and her son are coming to mean more to him than an assignment.

Sarah Schofield will do anything to keep her so
May 11, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This book was very predictable right up until the end. I saw things coming from miles away and I really got tired of rolling my eyes and calling Luke, Sarah and the rest of the characters dumbasses. It followed the typical romance of hero saves the girl storyline. Even the adding in of the Dark Alliance which was interesting and intrigued me enough to enter the Goodreads giveaway for this book couldn’t save it.

I don’t think there was a good balance in this book between the plot and the romance
Jennifer  (BTH Reviews)
*I received a free copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.*

Point of View: third person, alternates characters
Tense: past
Setting: primarily Wyoming
Sexual Content: explicit, for ages 18+
Pet Peeves: “her sex” — sex is not a body part

Hot in and out of the bedroom!

Deceived is a fast-paced novel, packed with action and romance. The story is about a senator’s daughter, Sarah, whose son is in danger becau
Jun 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"Deceived" is the first novel in Kate SeRine's "Dark Alliance" series and the first book I have read by this author. I loved it! It was well written and the plot sucked me in. The pace was fast and smooth. It had everything I love in a book: action, suspense, mystery, danger, a hot guy, and of course romance.

I wasn't sure about this book going in. I knew the premise was of a modern day Knights Templar vs The Illuminati. It would be easy for this to turn hokey. Luckily the author did a great job
Angela ReadingCave
Jun 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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Books and Spoons
Two dark powers in war, secret societies, that could rule the whole world with their powers. Innocent caught in the middle, fighting to survive and stay alive, yet hopelessly falling in love with their guard and protector.
The suspense and action of the story are based on the war between Alliance and Illuminati, even thought the high powers of alliance refuse to believe that Illuminati still exists and is as powerful and infiltrated as they are.
As many of the players in the tale gets their chan
P Leslie
May 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I got this book from net gallery for an honest review.

Wow this was one amazing, fast paced book and I really enjoyed it.

Luke has been assigned to protect Sarah and her son Eli. Sarah's father, is a politician and a member of the Alliance. An assassination attempt on Sarah's father, sets things in motion: Eli is to be his grandfather's successor in the Alliance.

Luke is drawn to Sarah from the moment they meet and Sarah doesn't hide the fact that she's attracted to him. He takes Sarah and Eli to
Gigi staub
May 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Luke Rogan's assignment is simple: secure young Elijah Scoffield and his mother and bring them back to headquarters--just an ordinary mission for an operative of the Dark Alliance. But Elijah is no ordinary kid. He's the grandson of one of the country's most influential politicians--a man privy to the Alliance's most valuable secrets, including its centuries-long connection to the Knights Templar. And someone else is attempting to capture the boy--someone who's proven he doesn't give a damn abou ...more
Carmella Siciliano
I received a free ARC in exchange for an honest opinion.

Luke is an operative with the Dark Alliance, an affiliate of the centuries old Templers. He has been sent to bring back Elijah and his mother Sarah. They are the grandson and daughter of a man that holds many of the Alliance's secrets and has named his grandson as his successor. Now they are in danger from those who want the secrets.

Sarah is a teacher and a widow. She and Eli live in a small town, enjoying small town life. She is estranged
The Book Junkie Reads . . .
When I read the words, "Dark, dangerous, edgy, and deliciously sexy!" I had no idea waht I was getting myself into, but let me say this. I was not disappointed. Romantic suspense at is finest. Think of things in the sense of Knights Templar and Illuminati all in current times with all the plot twist and turns that could be expected and maybe a few not thought of. Dark Alliance is a secret organization with more secrets than the name implies.

As with most good books that feature good and evil ther
May 04, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: jd-read
3.5 Stars, 3 Flames
A secret organization that has been working in the dark to keep humanity safe. Luke has been part of a few big missions with the Dark Alliance now and feels like he has finally found a brotherhood to belong to. It seems that all good things must come to an end however after a major plan gone horribly wrong. He is running from a long time conspiracy, the Illuminati, while trying to protect one of the Templars (aka Dark Alliance newly named) high officers'daughter and grandson.

Gwyn Plummer
Jun 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This sexually-charged, action-packed romantic thriller is the introduction to an intriguing series sure to wow not only romance lovers, but suspense, mystery, and thrill seekers as well!

Rogan is the epitome of alpha-male, laced with hot sexiness and romantic chivalry. He’s laid down a lot of people – permanently- and he never loses sight of his objective- helping to rid the world of evil-doers. A former marine, he knows how to handle himself, and no one has ever gotten the best of him; that is,
Crystal Marie
Jul 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Once again SeRine has blown me away with a great start to a new series! And a completely different series than what I’m used to I must say. I love how SeRine incorporated a lot of history in this book — but it was done in a way that wasn’t overpowering, yet it still left me wanting to know more about the Knights Templar!

Luke’s character was one that was great for me personally because we were able to watch the growth in him throughout the book. He starts off as a complete jerk, but as the book p
May 20, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016, netgalley, arcs
Resurrected from the Knights Templar, the Dark Alliance is an organization that is filled with secrecy. After an influential member of the Dark Alliance is injured, a race against time starts to find and secure his successor. Dark Alliance member Luke Rogan has one simple mission. Track down and protect a child named Elijah Scoffield and his mother Sarah. Unbeknown to Sarah, Elijah has been named her father’s successor. When Luke shows up claiming they need to leave with him for their protection ...more
Jennifer Pierson
Jul 06, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sarah Scoffield lost her husband too early, so now she lives with her son, Elijah, far away from her family. Luke Rogan is an operative for the Dark Alliance, and got assigned a specific job, to secure Elijah somewhere safe. Elijah is the grandson of one of the most influential politicians, and unknown danger is stalking him. When Luke and Sarah meet, sparks are flying everywhere, and for the first time in a long while, Sarah's passions are waking up. But as secrets are coming to light, she lear ...more
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Kate SeRine (pronounced “serene”) is a hopeless romantic who firmly believes in true love that lasts forever. So it's no surprise that when she began writing her own stories, Kate vowed her characters would always have a happily ever after. She's the author of the award-winning TRANSPLANTED TALES series, the PROTECT AND SERVE series, and the DARK ALLIANCE series.

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