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Holding Fire (Alpha Security #2)

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Alpha Security operative Trey Hanson is ready to settle down. When he meets a gorgeous blonde in a bar, and the connection between them is off the charts, he thinks he's finally found the one. But after their night together ends in a hail of gunfire and she disappears in the chaos, Trey's reasons for tracking her down are personal . . . until he learns sh
Mass Market Paperback, 336 pages
Published March 28th 2017 by Forever
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I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Elle is sick and tired of being a yes woman. When she catches her fiancé cheating on her, she kicks him to the curb. Escaping both him and her overbearing Senator father, she travels with a friend to help build clinics in Thailand.
Trey is in Thailand waiting to get his assignment from his secret former military members Alpha group, when a hot blonde comes up to
Timing is everything and losing his heart to a woman he barely knew after an amazing night of wild sex, couldn’t have come at a worse time for operative Trey Hanson. Instead of the fireworks being between the sheets, the night ended in gunfire and the beautiful blonde was gone, destination unknown. Now Trey must find her, for more reasons than to save his heart, she has just become his latest assignment.

Elle Monroe will never forget that explosive night in the arms of Trey and she certainly neve
I don't really have a lot to say about this book other then it fell short for me. At times it almost seemed like the author forgot that this was supposed to be a book that kept readers in suspense and the story got a little jumbled. I was intrigued with the story of Trey and Elle but there were other things going on that at first grabbed my attention, and then seemed lost in the story.

After reading the first book in this series I expected more action than was delivered, so maybe that was one of
Anna's Herding Cats

Reviewed for herding cats & burning soup.

*pets the sexy alpha operative* just look at all those muscles and tattoos. woo! April Hunt has me hook!

The Set Up:
A wild rebellious streak leads to a hot and heavy one night stand with a stranger in Thailand. And a heroine who was all wham bam, this ma'am is out the damn door. Aaaaand then it turns out her wild hook up...totally the guy who's been hired to keep her safe 24/7 from an unknown threat. Lord.

The Characters:
Mar 28, 2017 Kim rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
One night stands are meant to be uncomplicated, but when Elle Monroe chose the fierce looking badass across the bar in Thailand for one night of fun at the urging of her best friend, she had no idea what she was in for!

Trey Hansen and his team of Alpha Security are in Thailand awaiting the full details of the protection job they have been assigned, so they decide to let off a little steam at the local watering hole while they wait. At 34 years old, Trey has been starting to feel the need to sett
Mar 28, 2017 Mellena rated it it was amazing
This book. From the very first paragraph to the last word I was completely and utterly hooked. This book. It had me enraptured. Elle was such a strong character. She was who I wanted to be. She was a fighter and she exuded strength. But she was also able to be hurt. Trey was in a word delicious. He was alpha personified and he knew what he wanted and went after it. He could make Elle melt but only when she would let him. Did I mention she was strong? And when he made her melt he made me and my k ...more
Book Him Danno
Mar 02, 2017 Book Him Danno rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This Romantic Suspense/Military Romance works because of the audience that will be reading the book.
The male lead his Alpha from head to toe Me Tarzan You Jane lets have sex. I will protect you if you listen to me and no one else.
The no strings attacked sex followed by love it a little over used expect April Hunt use the female lead as the one who wants no strings.
Trey Hanson is Alpha with the Capital A. Instead of coming from a broken home he is your traditional good old boy who loves his mom
books are love
Mar 29, 2017 books are love rated it really liked it
Received for a honest review.

Elle and Trey have my kindle sizzling. Especially Trey what a guy. Upfront honest gorgeous Trey who says it like it is. He is tired of one night stands and wants to settle down. His job is dangerous yes but he wants someone to come home to and curl up with at night. He feels he found it in Thailand until....

Elle: spunky, sassy, smart and nice. She only wants one night stands due to her past experiences with men and a life altering moment 2 yrs ago. She meets Trey and
Heather andrews
Feb 07, 2017 Heather andrews rated it it was amazing

Page one I fell in love with Trey, that man holds nothing back, "he traced the ridge of her collarbone. “Maybe not, but last night was a hell of a lot more than nice. It was fan-effing-tastic.” I loved that Trey tried to make his woman feel less guilty for kicking him in the face, he speech could use some work though, “why? Because I’m such a delicate flower?” Trey slid his hands beneath her thighs and dragged her close. “No harm done other than to my pride. We’re good. No apologies. But I’m pre
Apr 03, 2017 Kristie rated it liked it
This is an interesting book in that it reads a lot like some books by Lexi Blake, or Maya Banks... what with the alpha men who used to be military who are now into security thing. It's a trope that's been done to death and back, and I enjoy it still. Where this was a little bit different was that the alpha character, Trey, wasn't quite as alpha, dominant, or an asshatt. But that's really about it as far as story and plot and characters go.

One other thing that was different is that there is almo
Misty (Red's Romance Review's)
Security operative Trey Hanson has had his share of one night stands and strings free relationships, and while he enjoyed them at the time, the novelty of them has now worn off. He's ready for something a little more permanent, he's already found the perfect house, now he just has to find the right girl. And the minute Elle Monroe wanders into his life he's certain she is the one, problem is she doesn't do forever... now he is left with the complicated task of trying change her mind, and show he ...more
♆ BookAddict  ✒ La Crimson Femme
New to me author, Ms. Hunt slings me into a world of political intrigue and betrayal. Elle is the proverbial dutiful daughter to her powerful father, a Senator. Intimidated by him, she follows his rules as if they are law, even down to the husband he picked for her. When a life changing event shows Elle just how little she means to both her father and finance, she decided she's had enough. Instead of being the perfect airhead socialite, she puts her nursing degree to good use and volunteers in 3 ...more
Amanda (Booknerd_1107)
Mar 26, 2017 Amanda (Booknerd_1107) rated it it was amazing

*thank you to the author for providing an arc*

April Hunt nails romantic suspense!!! She does not disappoint with her newest installment in her Alpha Security series. Trey and Elle will grab you from page one and won't let go till the end. Holding Fire needs to be on your TBR list!

Trey is part of Alpha Security and loves every minute of it, not only is it his job but it's his family. Elle is a nurse trying to find her place in the world. When they meet in Thailand, there about to change everythin
Mar 25, 2017 Kate rated it really liked it
This review was copied from my romance novel review blog:

Two words: Alpha. Males.

Holding Fire by April Hunt is the second book in her Alpha Security romance series. Her first book Heated Pursuit came out in 2016 and earned over 4 stars on Goodreads. I, of course, haven’t read it because I seem to have a penchant for choosing the second book in a series for these reviews. Whoops.

April Hunt’s Alpha Security series reminded me a lot of my beloved Black Knigh
Mar 28, 2017 Ellen rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
Hold on a be prepared to fall in love with the oh so very hot alpha males who are part of April Hunt's Alpha Secruity Series. In Holding Fire we get to know Trey Hanson up close and personal. Trey is the picture and definition of everything you would expect an Alpha Security man to be. His latest assignment, which he finds out a little after the fact, is Elle Monroe. Elle is a trauma nurse who is also the daughter of a senator. The senator has hired Alpha Security to protect Elle. Elle and Trey ...more
Feb 02, 2017 Babs rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance
Trey and his fellow Alpha Security brothers are in Thailand to keep a Senator’s daughter safe. While waiting on the files too see just who this woman is he meets Elle. Before he can learn more about her, she and her friend Shay have to take off back to the states.

The guys realize who she really is and need to beat her back to the states before the goons get her.

Elle has no clue she is about to see Trey again and doesn’t like having to fight her feelings for him. She has her own problems and want
Adria (Romance Reviews)
Originally posted on Adria's Romance Reviews
* A copy of this book was and provided by the publisher via NetGalley for the purpose of an honest review. All conclusions are my own responsibility and I was not compensated for this review.

What’s it About? Trey Hanson spends the night with Elle Monroe and thinks he may have found someone special but when chaos and a gun fight break out, Trey loses Elle in all the chaos. As an Alpha Security operative, Trey is good at finding people and protecting the
Gigi staub
Mar 30, 2017 Gigi staub rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc-netgalley

Alpha Security operative Trey Hanson is ready to settle down. When he meets a gorgeous blonde in a bar, and the connection between them is off the charts, he thinks he's finally found the one. But after their night together ends in a hail of gunfire and she disappears in the chaos, Trey's reasons for tracking her down are personal . . . until he learns she's his next assignment.

Elle Monroe never expected to see Trey again. The night they shared was incredible, but the last thin
Bella's  Blog
Mar 31, 2017 Bella's Blog rated it it was amazing
Holding Fire is the second book in the ( Alpha Security Series ) by April Hunt ,and I must say that I thoroughly enjoyed this awesome story. April Hunt has given us a story that will have you hooked right from the first chapter right until the very last word . The suspense and twists and turns in the plot of this story is quite emotional ,and will make you feel like your riding a roller coaster ride. And the secondary characters will make you want to get two know them all .This whole story is wr ...more
Susan Trewick
Mar 24, 2017 Susan Trewick rated it really liked it
This is the second book in the series but could be read as a standalone, I really enjoyed the first book and couldn't wait to read this one, I wasn't disappointed. I did like Trey, but I, like Elle did find it a bit unbelievable how he knew she was the one after sharing a few hours together. He's ready to settle down but Elle needs a bit more convincing, Elle is sick of being controlled by her father and after discovering her fiancé cheating on her she goes off travelling and working as a nurse ...more
Bette Hansen
Mar 27, 2017 Bette Hansen rated it it was amazing
Another great romantic suspense story from this author. I really enjoy her writing style. There is a great blend of action, suspense, romance, and humor. This group of security operatives is more like a brotherhood than a business. There's lots of funny banter, sexy times, and high level action. In this story Trey Hanson, one of the Alpha Security operatives, meets Elle Monroe one night and their chemistry is off the charts. The have one night of passion but rather than waking up to an awkward m ...more
Mar 28, 2017 Tonya rated it it was amazing
This is the second book in the Alpha Security Series. They are stand alones, so you don’t have to read them in order. Both are great reads. If you do read the first book before reading this, you will understand why Trey has so much guilt.

Just like the previous book, this is action packed. Both with bad guys, and some seriously steamy scenes. There are also some secrets, betrayals, and surprises.

Trey and the guys of Alpha have been given the assignment of protecting a Senators daughter.

Lisa books
Apr 08, 2017 Lisa books rated it really liked it
Shelves: net-galley
From Net Galley - This is the 2nd Book in this series - and it can be read as a stand alone book. Both Trey and Elle and the gang from Alpha Security are great. And look forward to the next book in this series- featuring Charlie and Vince.

Trey is an alpha but has given up his player ways and has fallen for Elle the person they are paid to protect. When things go wrong he goes in the protection mode. But you got too- love a man that loves and listen to his Mom and you see a soft side there. And
Marie  Brown (Marie's Tempting Reads)
Marie's Tempting Reads ARC Review:

An action-packed, sexy, and full of sinfully sexy alpha males that will have your panties dropping and your heart racing. April Hunt is one of my GO TO authors when it comes to romantic suspense. Her books are written perfection while her heroes just make me SWOON every single time. And Holding Fire contained one alpha male that I absolutely fell in complete and utter LOVE with! Trey is a definite favorite of mine. And I adored Elle's fierce personality and soft
Alison Chewning
Mar 28, 2017 Alison Chewning rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, netgalley
Holding Fire was filled with suspense and was action packed. This is the second book in the Alpha Security series. I enjoyed Holding Fire it kept me glued to the pages the action was non stop and exciting to read and follow. The chemistry between Elle and Trey were great loved how they both worked together. Elle caught her finance cheating and she helps a friend with clinics overseas. Trey is part of the Alpha security team and he takes it upon himself to protect her. Can't wait for the third bo ...more
May 27, 2017 Deborah rated it it was amazing
Beautiful story, great people in the storyline. Going back to read Penny and Rafe story and can't wait to read Charlie and Vince story. Just ordered them. Need to match up the other people in the group. Highly recommend to any other readers.
Catherine  Wright (Cat's Guilty Pleasure)
This was a really good book, I really enjoyed the writing style of this author. I loved how she was able to describe everything without being over described. I loved all the characters, they were all amazing. I loved the little twist and turns that were thrown in and when you were least expecting them. I look forward to reading more from this author.
Tonya Peterson
Mar 08, 2017 Tonya Peterson rated it it was amazing
Love love this book it was the best romance with lots of suspense to the point you wanted to cry, laugh and hate all at once.
Nalla Reads
Dec 24, 2016 Nalla Reads rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviews
Originally posted on NallaReads

**ARC received from the author for an honest review**

April Hunt has quickly become one of my one-click authors. Her daring heroes are so damn charming. And with sassy, take charge women by their sides it makes for one hell of a ride.

Trey is sort-of like your typical military man next door, except he's a lot sexier, and way more charming than you'd expect. Elle, despite her high-brow upbringing, has led a not so glamorous life and has all the hard edges to show for
Mar 26, 2017 Kimberly rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
Review featured at

3.75 Hearts I did not read the first in the series but all in all I don’t think you need to but it may work best to have read it so you have the back story.

Trey is alllllll alpha. If you are not into books where the guy takes control to keep the damsel in distress safe then this is not the story for you. Trey is full on protector who really is a good guy who will do anything to protect the woman he is starting to fall for.

The bit of a change in this boo
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April blames her chocolate addiction on being born near the country chocolate capital in Hershey, Pennsylvania. When April's not busy raising her husband and two young children (yes, that's worded correctly), she can be found writing about her next brooding alpha hero and the woman he never knew he needed, but now can't live without

HEATED PURSUIT is her debut release with Grand Central Publishing.
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Other Books in the Series

Alpha Security (3 books)
  • Heated Pursuit (Alpha Security #1)
  • Hard Justice (Alpha Security, #3)

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