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Blind Ambition

(Men of Steele #2)

4.23  ·  Rating details ·  145 ratings  ·  25 reviews

Rescuing a kidnapped aid worker from St. Isidore’s dangerous rebels is just another day at work for former pararescueman Dan Molina. But his mission falls apart when the woman—who once shattered his heart—refuses to leave the island.

Alexa Alyssandratos can’t return to her life as a nurse on the hurricane-ravaged Caribbean island, but she
Published March 17th 2015 by Gwen Hernandez (first published March 11th 2015)
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Meh. It was ok, but how many times was he going have to rescue her in less than a week. I am really curious about Kurt and Caitlyn. Can their book be next please?
Sheryl C. Nash
What an AWESOME follow-up to Blind Fury, Gwen Hernandez (and I absolutely LOVED Blind Fury...)!!! I definitely wanted to smack Alexa/Alyssa for quite a bit of this book, but I got where she was coming from in the end... and anyway, Dan more than made up for it *SWOON*.

I can't wait for the next book in this series!!!
Feb 27, 2015 rated it really liked it
A tiny Caribbean island makes up the location for this story where everything from kidnapping for ransom, selling of orphaned children all the while bringing back two people who once shared a wonderful couple weeks together but one walked away afterwards.

Alexa Alyssandratos is in her mind serving penance for her twin sisters death by using her family’s wealth to help those less fortunate than her. She has been working as a nurse in a small clinic on St. Isidore Island when she is kidnapped by t
Marica (The Book Chick)
You can read more of my reviews at my blog The Book Chick.

Okay, So I'm going to make this review short, because I have a feeling that if I think about this book to long, the more fault I will find with it. And I enjoyed the book and do not wish to make it worse in my mind than it already is.

In many ways this is a hot story. We meet Alexa, who have devoted her life to other people. She is a nurse in a corrupt and broken society on a little island outside of Haiti. When she is kidnapped by the reb
Diana Belchase
Mar 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What a page turner. I loved the characters. Hot and sizzling but really intelligent writing. Highly recommended.
Glenda Bettin
Mar 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
enjoyed it but man so wanted to smack her big time
Monica Cardoza
Jul 05, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Love is a powerful emotion but she feels guilty because of her sister’s death and believes she doesn’t deserve happiness.

This is the second installment in the Men of Steele series and this was a great read. I know that towards the end of the book my tears would not stop falling because I felt so bad for Flore and Alexa “Alyssa”. I also felt bad for Dan because he loved her but she was really shutting him out and there was nothing he could do. I loved that Alyssa was trying to do good and she too
Apr 23, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

Alyssa is a nurse working in St. Izadore. It is an Island that has been ravaged by a hurricane and earthquakes. At one point it was a big tourist attraction but no longer is.

Dan was a parajumper in the service, rescue was his job. Now he works for a private agency basically doing the same thing. He first met Alyssa 3 years ago when he was doing a Job in St. Izadore.

They had an immediate attraction and acted in it with a 3 week fling. He talked
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I loved this story, I loved every single word of it. It took me for an emotional roll-a-coaster, from sheer happiness, to heartbreak, to fear, panic, anxiety and concern, to sorrow and suffering...
The action is non stop, with new surprises behind every turn, that kept me on my toes, and biting my fingernails. There's no place that is safe, there's few people whom they can trust, they are against an army, with what at times feels like wit
Blind Ambition is the second book in the Men of Steele series. I read and really enjoyed book one, but I don't think anyone would be lost if they read this as a standalone. The series is based around a protection/black ops/mercenary type agency. Dan is assigned to rescue a kidnap victim, Alexa, with whom he had a brief but meaningful affair years ago. Alexa had never forgotten Dan. If she ever saw herself as capable of being loved, she would want it to be him. Alexa had allowed years of difficul ...more
May 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
First, I had not read the first book in this series but I will be reading that soon! I really enjoyed Dan and Alyssa's story. There is plenty of action in this book with a wonderful love story. I am constantly in awe of an author who can write a story with such depth, and Gwen is one who can. The love these two share for one another and their common love of helping people is just beautiful. And, as a women, who doesn't want to kick some ass every now and again?!? This is not some helpless woman ...more
Misty (Reds Romance Reviews)
ARC copy requested through Netgalley and kindly provided By ALL NIGHT READS Publishing in exchange for a honest review!

This book was unlike anything I have read in the past, so it was refreshing to read something a little out of my comfort zone. I liked the characters, they had amazing chemistry and were very well written and researched. It is definitely one of those books that takes you on a emotional roller coaster, giving you moments of happiness, fear, heartbreak, excitement and a few blush
Mar 25, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a follow up of the group of men we met in Blind Fury but it's not necessary to read one to read the other, I suggest it but like I said not necessary. Dan, wasn't my favorite male lead for some reason I just didn't like him as much as I probably should have. Alyssa(Alexa) was a sweet hearted female lead but again not the connection I hoped for from either character. This is a decent military type romance and if you enjoy those you'll enjoy this. It just seemed rather....I guess cliché. I ...more
Sarah Andre
Mar 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Smokin' hot cover with a high stakes story to match! Love the emotional conflict between the hero, who's loved heroine for years and the heroine, who knows she doesn't stand a chance with the hero if he uncovers her real identity. This is Book 2 of 'Men of Steele' series and a riveting read. Highly recommend. ...more
Krista Hall
Mar 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Fantastic story that will appeal to fans of Suzanne Brockmann and Cindy Gerard. I loved Alexa and Dan and really felt for them as they struggled to find their way forward. The romance and suspense story lines are well-developed and pack a big emotional punch.
Cheryl K. Gates-Beller
First time reading this author

What I consider a good read is one that grabs you at the beginning and doesn't let up. Keeps you guessing what is around the next bend. Plan to read more of Me Hernandez
Nov 24, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
“I love you, Lys. I never stopped.” – Dan Molina

Let it be known, I love military romance. And second-chance romance is not as bad as I thought once, but I still hesitate any time a book of such a case falls into my hands. That being said, this one was a real good combination of the two, and quite balanced, although it did make me want to throttle the heroine once or twice while reading (not out of hate, mind you).

Dan Molina is a former pararescueman working for Steele. We saw him in the first bo
Sandra Whittiker
Blind Ambition (Men of Steele Book 2)

I was caught from the first page, Alyssa was so brave and her beautiful heart was a bright light shining through out this this whole book. Dan had such a gallant , but guarded heart , for everyone except Alyssa. This was such a beautiful story that kept you on the edge of your seat from start to end. BRAVO 👏👏BRAVO 👏BRAVO
Rose Boniello
Feb 05, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4 1/2*

Best book in the series so far. Loved this story about second chances and finding a child of your heart to love. Lots of angst but lots of hotness too. Well written and well edited.
Phyllis Halstead
Blind Ambition

An intense story. Situations, characters, and actions seem very real. Very well planned and researched. I would highly recommend this book. Phyllis
Apr 20, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Dan Molina is sent to the hurricane ravaged Caribbean island of St. Isidore to find and bring home a kidnapped aid worker by the name of Alexa Alyssandrao. His mission falls apartment when he realized that Alexa is Alyssa the only women to shatter his heart. When Alyssa refuses to leave the Island until sick children are safe Dan does everything he can to protect the one woman he loves from disappearing forever.
Who doesn’t love second chance love stories with an alpha male and a strong female c
Mar 29, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I received this book for free through Goodreads First Reads.

This is the second book in the "Men of Steele" series. I have not read the first one and luckily, you do not need to read it. The story starts with Alyssa getting kidnapped and Dan being sent to rescue her. They have a history and sparks fly between them.

The story moves quickly and the passion is hot. This was a great introduction to the series and well worth a read.

Marilyn Reed graff
Action Packed!!!

I think this may be one of my favorite books ever to read! Loved it!! Can't wait for the next book!!!!
Glenda Bettin
Feb 26, 2015 rated it really liked it
great story
Seanna Yeager
Mar 18, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
An exciting action packed romance, filled with passion and suspense. A fun read.

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Growing up, Gwen Hernandez wasn’t brave enough to share the stories in her head with other kids, but they usually involved intrigue and romance. She was raised in the Army and Navy, and married an Air Force engineer, so it’s natural that her Men of Steele series features military heroes and heroines who must overcome danger to find true love.

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