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Invaluable

(The Trident Code #2)

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I’ll be honest with you—I'm no saint. Sure, when I turned down my 3.6 million dollar football contract to join the SEAL Teams, the media had a field day. Selfless, patriotic, an American hero. But the God's honest truth was that I was bored with that world, the playboy lifestyle, the ass kissing, the lack of integrity. There’s even a line in one of our cadences: “When I go ...more
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Kyle and Sara meet at a club and it’s insta lust and they have an extremely passionate one night stand with an unexpected bond that develops between them but they know they will never see each other again. A few months later Sara and Kyle unexpectedly meet again and cannot resist their combustible chemistry, during this hook up they spend a little time talking and getting to know each other better it’s obvious there is more to them than just amazing sex. Before they can discuss taking things fur
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Paula  Phillips
Apr 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
We all have our favorite authors who write in particular themes, when it comes to the Military - Alana Albertson is one of my top authors. In Book #1 we met Pat and Annie whom he had rescued from sex traffickers after she was kidnapped. I had wondered whether Invaluable would take a similar course or not. In Invaluable we meet another of Pat's teammates Kyle. Kyle could have become a national football star, but after seeing what life he was living, he turned down the big bucks and joined the Nav ...more
Rhode
Apr 07, 2018 rated it did not like it
Shelves: not-for-me
Bought this after the author revealed on Twitter the book prior to this in the series had sold roughly $30k of copies whereas this one had only sold $1.3k. The only difference between the books was this one had a black man on the cover. I thought that racism was uncool and oneclicked to show support for diverse covers.

Now, however, I’m reminded of why I largely avoid contemporary m/f romances except for a very few authors. The gender roles are so overtly (boringly) displayed. The man is huge, th
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Casey
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Invaluable is the second book in the Trident Code series by Alana Albertson, with each book being a standalone story. The blurb really sold me on this story, so though I haven't read the first in the series I needed to read this one. While there were things that didn't work as well for me her as I had hoped, it was a nice quick read that I enjoyed.

Kyle and Sara met at a club and shared a sexy night together. Kyle promised to call but knowing
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Mona Livsey
Aug 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Invaluable is an incredible read with a great cast of characters. In this story you have two of the most unlikeliest people who find a connection.
Kyle a one time Football player who gave up the life to become a Navy Seal and Sara an up and coming Cheerleader he is working on a degree in education. After meeting at a local San Diego club the two share a night of no ties passion.
Months later they run into each other in the most unlikely of places. But things don't turn out any way close to whe eit
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Laila Viking
Aug 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
An amazing romance about Kyle and Sara. Kyle is alpha male, strong, possessive and goes for what he wants. He goes all the distance as a former football star. For me he sometimes came out a bit too cocky. Sara is independent and unselfish sometimes a bit too naive and dramatic for me.
A storyline that is captivating and two main characters that are so well described that you almost feel you know them.
The book is packed with a girl that needs saving, an alpha male that comes to the rescue, lots o
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Sam
Apr 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
INVALUABLE was the PERFECT blend of what I LOOOVE in a story!! A hot as sin, sexy, alphalicious, brawny NAVY seal combined with a sassy and sweet heroine; scorchingly HOT chemistry; and an action packed storyline that had me on the edge of my seat!!!! I loved the development of Kyle's feelings for Sara - how he started as just a player then realised that Sara was THE ONE that he wanted to come home to after deployments and training! Swooon!!! And the way he called her "baby" gave me goosebumps e ...more
Darcy
This one was pretty predictable, but still fun to read. I was glad that Kyle realized he cared about Sara and did something about it even after all the drama. Nice to see the HEA for these two!
ck8
Jul 30, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
1.5*

Felt that something was missing.
Ryan - Sweet Red Reader
Apr 11, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc-love
(I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review)

I'm not going to lie, I don't normally go for Military Romances but because of the interracial element (I'm often curious to see how authors explore that, as well as how they depict and characterize characters of color) and the Sports Romance overlap (the male lead is a former football player and the female lead is a professional cheerleader), I thought I'd give it a shot. I think that I was able to enjoy it more because of it's short length (i
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Bellereader
Aug 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing

Sara and Kyle's story spans the globe and some time but is well worth the wild ride. Sara is not your average pro-cheerleader. While beautiful and bendy, she is also incredibly grounded and has lofty ambitions and wants real things in life outside of pom-poms and a jock on her arm. Blowing off some steam she is out with a teammate one night when she meets the handsome and charming Kyle. His looks and personality leads her to indulge in a night of passion, but when he doesn't call she just chalks
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Jaime Fertal
Oct 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Sara is a Cheerleader and from a pretty famous squad. Her whole focus is on Cheering, practicing, and working out beyond that she doesnt have the time. Kyle is much like Sara in that way he doesnt do relationships and focuses only on being a SEAL after giving up his Career as a professional baller. So when one night they meet and have a one night stand they dont think they will ever meet again, until she gets off a plane in Afghanistan where both their safely laid out plans will disappear foreve ...more
Rebecca Grove
Aug 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Kyle is a former pro football play that surprised everyone. Instead of signing a new contract to play football for over 9 million, he left the sport and disappeared. Nobody realized that Kyle joined the navy to become a SEAL. One night between missions, he and a friend go to the club and he spots Sara, a gorgeous blond and a great dancer. Kyle introduces himself as a former baller but doesn't mention what he does now. The attraction between them is so hot that Sara agrees to go home with him. T ...more
Frances
Aug 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: alana-albertson, arcs
***I voluntarily reviewed an Advanced Reader Copy of this book***

The blurb is what sold me into reading this book. I haven't read the first book in the series but I am sure that it was well written and well thought of as well as this one. There are a lot or military themed books out there and I've read a lot of them but I must say that Alana Albertson writes them really well. Her books will get you hook, line and sinker. Although short, it packs a hell of a punch fom the characters to the story
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Penny  Mooney
Aug 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
An extraordinary story about a United States Navy Seal and a cheerleader for a professional football team. Kyle meet Sara at a club in San Diego. They had a one night stand and neither one of them could get each other off their minds. They met again in Afghanistan when Sara went to entertain the troops for Christmas. Sara was a cheerleader for the San Diego Wildfire football team. The story takes of then. Will Sara and Kyle get together? Will the tour go off without a hitch? Be sure and read the ...more
Karen Fontaine
Aug 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
Invaluable (The Trident Code Book 2)
by Alana Albertson


This was a great book..lots of chemistry between a Sarah and Kyle, suspenseful..worth the buy.
Kyle is an ex-NFL star who gave up 9 million dollar contract to become a Navy Seal. Before he ships out, he picks up the Sarah a beautiful blond he sees at the club, and they spend a night together. He tells her he will call, but she doesn't hear from him again.
Sara is a cheerleader for one of NFL teams. The night she spent with a Kyle was amazing
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Gina Cihacz
Aug 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
I voluntarily reviewed this ARC book. Sweet book. Everyone has something to hide. For some it is a small secret, for others it is their entire being. Kyle is a seal, giving up a contract worth millions to play ball, he instead serves his country. Feeling that he is married to the Navy, he closes up himself to feeling anything. Sara worked herself to death to gain a position on the San Diego Sparks, a dance troop that inspired her to dream big. Making the team as a rookie, she must tow the line. ...more
Margaret McGovern
Aug 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Awesome contemporary military with a touch of football romance. Kyle use to be a professional football player but have up a multi-million dollar contract to become a Navy SEAL. He is proud of serving his country but tired of women wanting him for his money or his military status. Sara meets Kyle at a nightclub. Not one to go home with a man yet she feels safe with Kyle. He doesn't tell her that he is in the military. In turn she doesn't tell him she was just hired as a cheerleader for a pro team ...more
Lisa
Aug 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I received an ARC of this story for my honest review. I really enjoyed this book a lot. It's the story of Kyle (former pro football player, turned Navy SEAL) and Sara (college student and professional football cheerleader) - who meet one night at a bar and have a very hot one night stand. He makes no promises to her and they go their separate ways. Fast forward many months later and they cross paths again - this time in Afghanistan - he's deployed and she's part of a USO tour. They reconnect and ...more
Michelle
Aug 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
Invaluable by Alana Albertson

I received and ARC for an honest review.

This is book 2 in the Trident Code series. Unfortunately, I didn't read book one, but the description I read said it could be read as a stand alone, so I'm all in!!
Sara and Kyle meet in a bar. Their chemistry is stinking hot! She is a professional cheerleader but tells him that she's a college student and cheers for school. He is a Seal but tells her he plays football professionally. Not exactly starting out on solid ground.
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Louise
Aug 11, 2017 rated it liked it


This was OK, not great but overall I did enjoy the book.

I didn't really connect with the characters or, and possibly as a consequence, really buy into their fairly instant love story. The plot was good, if a little cliched at times. Kyle struck me as cocky and too full of himself and I just didn't buy his sudden change of heart when Sara was kidnapped.

The writing was good, the plot flowed smoothly and the chemistry between Sara and Kyle was definitely hot. I found the book easy to read, if a li
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Megan
Aug 10, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc, sexy, romantic, tumultuous
This was actually a pretty good story. I was expecting something a bit like Triton since this is only the second book I've read by this author, but aside from being clearly the same writing style, I liked these characters much better and the story was much more interesting. I like them despite getting a relatively shallow view of who they are. Kyle is much more fleshed out than Sara but they seem to fit together well. Especially with her strength and determination and focus throughout her horrib ...more
Nickole
Aug 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
rcvd an arc for giving my two cents. i enjoyed this book. we meet kyle, former NFL'er and current SEAL, at a bar with his bud with his sights set on a hot blonde. We then meet Sara, a newly appointed NFL cheerleader out with her bff when she spots a sexy man staring her way. a fabulous hookup that resulted in seeing each other again 6 months later in Afghanistan. Sara had to idea kyle was a SEAL and he didnt know she was a cheerleader....but attraction is still high. Another passionate nights le ...more
BP34
Aug 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is the second book in the Trident Code Series and can be read as a standalone novel. Kyle has given up his successful football career to join the navy seals. While on deployment he meets
Sarah in a nightclub and they have a passion filled night. They run into each other in Afghanistan. where she is touring with the USO and they have another night. When her convoy is ambushed he is sent to rescue them and he realizes that his attraction to her is stronger than he thought. Steamy and full of
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Meghann Alford
Aug 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
This is book two in the Trident series. You don't necessarily have to read the first book, but it would help with some of the references. Alana Albertson just keeps getting better and better!  This story has hook ups, hot SEAL's, kidnapping, terrorists, passion and love. A hell of a combination!!  Great read. I voluntarily reviewed an advanced copy of this book.
Hero, Kyle = 5/5
Heroine, Sara = 5/5
Chemistry = 5/5
Sex = 5/5
Plot = 4/5
Mystery = 2/5
Action =  3/5
Darkness = 4/5
Humor = 1/5
POV = dual
Would
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Vivian Chrisman
Aug 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
After working a 12 hour shift, I decided to start this book. I was only going to read 3 or 4 chapters just to wind down before bed. Right! Next thing I know it's midnight and I have finished the book! I love/hate when a story gets my attention like that. I really liked the fact that both Kyle and Sara both went into the start of their "relationship" with open eyes and no expectations. Looking forward to Vic's story and need to go back and read Pat's.

*I received an Advance Readers Copy of this st
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Dee Archer
Aug 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Kyle leaves a promising football career with a heavy soul. He chooses to join the Navy SEALs to alleviate the pain, to redeem his "sins". However, after all that work making the changes, he finds he's still in the same cesspool of despair. That is, until Sara walks into his life. Together, their lives take a wild, passionate turn with a suspenseful, dangerous event that will keep a reader on the edge of his seat. Intense, thrilling, feels real, well written and a beautiful love story. I voluntar ...more
Magali
Aug 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
3,5
A Navy SEAL who meets again his one night stand from USA, but in Afghanistan….ok, why not. I can’t say it was predictable….When I chose to review this book, I didn’t understand that a big part of the story was in Afghanistan. The book is well written, with a good style, good characters, but I don’t really like this kind of story with attacks, terrorism, so, I was uncomfortable despite the book’s quality. But it would be unfair to give
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Merry Jelks-Emmanuel
Jan 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Patrick is a Navy Seals who finds himself in the throws of what may be sex trafficking. Annie Hamilton sees an opportunity in Patrick and tells him she was apprehended from a cruise ship five years ago. At first he did not believe her but under further investigation he finds out that she is indeed Annie Hamilton. Will Patrick be able to find away to save her? This is a powerful story with many twists and turns. There are stand out characters and some you just want to beat the crap out of an exce ...more
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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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