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Relentless

(Somerton Security #2)

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Ethan Somerton doesn’t do safe or easy. He’s all about the challenge. The risk. In order to rescue one of his agents, Ethan must infiltrate the ruthless Vega cartel. One tiny error—just one—and he’s dead. Which means he needs Natalia Vega. Bright, beautiful, and cut sharper than the most lethal blade, she’s finally reached her breaking point. Now Ethan must find a way to m

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Kindle Edition, 300 pages
Published June 12th 2018 by Montlake Romance
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Literati Literature Lovers
Jun 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
3.5 Stars

Relentless is book two of the Somerton Security series, and it can be read as a stand alone book. Parker and Georgia who were the main characters in the first book are supporting characters in this book. In this book Ethan Somerton is on the trail of his assumed dead best friend Will Bennett. In order to find Will he needs access to the Columbian drug cartel holding him. While undercover he meets Natalia Vegas, niece to the cartel head.
Ethan as a character has white knight blinders on
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Elizabeth Dyer
Dec 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Shelves: my-books
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Brandee (un)Conventional Bookworms
There were a few places where the pacing slowed and I felt I was told more than showed, but overall I enjoyed my introduction to Somerton Security and Elizabeth Dyer.

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*3.5 Stars*

Relentless was suspenseful with well-developed characters. There were a few times when they pacing slowed and a few places where I felt as thought Dyer "told" me rather than "showed" me but overall Ethan and Natalia's story served as a good introduction to Dyer's writing.

What Worked:

*Premise
Ethan, feeling guilt an
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Caz
Jun 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: aar, arc, mystery-thriller
I've given this a B at AAR.

I’m always on the look-out for reliably good new authors of romantic suspense, and in Elizabeth Dyer, I think I’ve found one.  Relentless, the second book in her  Somerton Security  series (and her second published novel), is a strongly-written, fast-paced story featuring a team of ex-military types who work for a specialist security firm that also runs off-the-books black-ops for the government.  While that isn’t an especially original concept, Relentless is nonethele
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Nerdy Dirty & Flirty
Jun 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
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Stomach-churning tension. From the very beginning of Ethan and Natalia’s story I knew this was going to be very different from Georgia and Parker’s. Very different. The Vega cartel had taken something precious from both Ethan and Natalia but the whys and wherefores mattered a lot when one was fighting from the outside and the other, very much, from within. If the humour was definitely missing, other than Parker (of course) popping in for some much needed lightheartedness, there was nothing lacki
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Tracy- OMGReads
Jun 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
From the first pages, Relentless had me breathless. I was sucked in and could not put it down. Relentless is full of suspense, intrigue, and passion. Ethan and Natalia have a lot, A LOT, of obstacles in their story. It's twisty and addictive as we follow along and dig deeper into the characters.

Relentless was a well crafted and quickly paced story. It's book two of a series, but can be read on its own. Its exciting and a great book to get carried away in. The banter between the characters was wi
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Kathleen R.
Jun 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing

 






This is my first book by Elizabeth Dyer. Yes, I know, I should have begun with the first book, but c’mon - mafia romance here people. And the surprising part? The mafia member wasn’t anywhere near what {who} I would have guessed.

While I’m no stranger to female lead characters that can be dark as all heck, string, athletic and deadly when you’re not paying attention, this was the first time that I had a character like Natalie Vega. Why did she affect me as much as she did? Well, she is st
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Lucy
The second book in the Somerton Security series and one book that ensures I will definitely be following this series from now on. I received this copy from the author in exchange for an honest review. I was looking forward to this book after how much I enjoyed the first book and I’m happy to say it did not disappoint. I didn’t read any reviews for this book so I went into it pretty unspoiled, which I think made the book even better.

Ethan Somerton, in the first book, was more than a little annoyi
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Kahea
***4.5 ‘Promises’ Stars***

I really enjoyed Defenseless and couldn’t wait to get my hands on the next book in the series to see what would happen next with the whole recovery of their friend/brother Will, as well as wanting to spend more time with the characters we’d met along the way. So I was more than happy to dive into Relentless and I thoroughly enjoyed it, even if it had me mentally pulling my hair out at times. I loved how everything played out and can’t wait to get my hands on the next
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Ruthie Taylor
Jun 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
~~I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads ~~

4.5*s of shimmering hope

This is the second book in the series, and whilst you could read it as a standalone, I do believe you would have a richer experience if you knew Ethan better (who wouldn't?!) Now, I have to confess I am not a huge mob romance fan, but given how excellent Defenceless was, I didn't want to miss out. I made an excellent decision; whilst there are elements of mob life, this concentrates firmly on the
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Hannah
Jun 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
ARC REVIEW

Somerton Security #2, While this is part of a series and part (a miniscule part) goes back to the first book this can be read as a standalone. I'm not much for mafia tropes but this was Ethan's book and that I really wanted to know what happens with that miniscule part connecting this book to the first one. I really liked this one, I love me some strong female characters and you don't get stronger than Natalia. Ethan is a bit of a tarnished white knight and instead of getting the dams
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Garden Of REden
Jun 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
**REVIEWED BY CASSIE**

I don’t know what has inspired authors lately/this year to write kick-butt and lethal female leads but Elizabeth Dyer just added herself to the list. Add that with some major cartel action and I am one hooked reader. This book is this perfect blend of romance, suspense, and action (yes friends BOTH kinds). I did not read the first book and although I would love to go back and read it I didn’t feel like I was missing anything with the characters.

Natalia Vega is one tough and
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White Hot Reads
Apr 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Romance + Suspense + Snark = 5 Glow Stick Stars

You guys!!!! Relentless is pure suspenseful perfection. It’s full of danger, snark and even super hot sex! This book is exactly what you’re going to want for a HOOOOT summer read!

Ethan Somerton is the epitome of tall, dark and dangerous. He is a pull no punches, get things done, determined man. He’s all the things I dream about when I dream of my future husband. Even if he is a bit stubborn.

Natalia Vega is the most selfless and strong heroine I’ve
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The Romance Book Disciple (Samantha)

Relentless is book 2 in the series and, after the first chapter, it really is a stand alone. I had to think back to what happened in book 1 because it is referenced. However, its not critical to the story of Relentless so it isn't really an issue.

Ethan is the leader of the security team and is carrying a huge burden. He is determined to save a fellow soldier from a drug cartel. First, he has to infiltrate the cartel! Natalia is the niece of the cartel leader. She has been forced into a life she
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Bette Hansen
Jun 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
WOW - so much going on in this and all of it is fantastic!! Right from the beginning this story and these characters pulled me in keeping me on the edge of my seat until the very end. The suspense with the twists and turns in the story is top notch and the romance between Natalia and Ethan is heartwarming with the air of the forbidden. As Natalia and Ethan combine forces to fight the cartel and bring it down you can't help but cheer for them. This is one book everyone should have on their must r ...more
 Reading In Pajamas
Jul 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
Review: RELENTLESS (Somerton Security Book 2) by Elizabeth Dyer https://wp.me/p3d0RZ-aKU
Publication Date: June 12, 2018
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Reviewed by: Reading in Pajamas/ Donna
Rated 4 Stars

The second installment in the Somerton Security series managed to keep the life or death edge from book one. It is a bit heavy on the narrative and I would have liked more dialogue, but the story moved quickly, and it gave a clear understanding of motives. I liked Natalia right away and wanted her happin
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Cindy ~ SnS Reviews
Apr 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
Why are the books where the boss is the main lead always so gut wrenching? Two people on opposite sides basically of the law get into a battle of wills to save/protect someone they care about. Both are self-sacrificing and willing to do whatever it takes. For one that means even going as far as giving up her life for her sister.

Natalia Vega was born into a cartel family. Before her parents were killed it wasn't a bad life. But since their murders by her ruthless Uncle she has had to learn to be
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Sassy Southern
Jun 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
4.5 Stars

This is the second book in the series and they should be read in order as they continue a story line from the first book.
Ethan Somerton knows that if there is any chance of finding his best friend Will Bennett alive he will do whatever it takes. He will even go undercover with a cartel if that is what it takes. He knows there is a chance that Hernan Vega could have something to do with it and Ethan believes his way in could be through an accounting job or getting close to his niece, An
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Rva Booklover
Jun 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Relentless is the second entry in Ms. Dyer's Somerton Security series, and as far as I can tell, her second book, overall. I have searched high and low for more books by this author, but alas, she seems to be at the beginning of what I have to believe will be a long and successful career.

Ethan is the head of Somerton Security, a firm that does some work for the government, as well as private security. When he finds out his best friend is still alive and being held by a cartel, he goes all in to
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Tracey *Steamyreads*
Jun 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
My Readultery Life Review

Since being introduced to Elizabeth Dyer by a friend, I have been hooked with her story telling. Elizabeth has the ability to hook you into her characters and the storyline in each book. This is no different in Relentless, in fact it’s probably my favourite.

From the very beginning of our main characters, Ethan and Natalia, story I know this was going to be awesome. While it is the second instalment to her Somerton Security series, it is very different from the first book
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Cassie
Jun 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I don’t know what has inspired authors lately/this year to write kick-butt and lethal female leads but Elizabeth Dyer just added herself to the list. Add that with some major cartel action and I am one hooked reader. This book is this perfect blend of romance, suspense, and action (yes friends BOTH kinds). I did not read the first book and although I would love to go back and read it I didn’t feel like I was missing anything with the characters.

Natalia Vega is one tough and rigid woman. Her fier
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Sasha
Jun 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I’ve been craving a romantic suspense for a while now and let me tell you, this totally did it for me. The characters were great, the story had me hooked and it that great nail biting anticipation I love.


I loved Ethan in Defenseless, so getting his full story is something I’ve really been looking forward to. He lived up to all of my expectations. Loyal, a little broody and a lot sexy. He’s the problem solver, the care taker, a no nonsense leader. He also has a soft spot for the people he cares
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Brandi Reeves-Pearson (Saints and Sinners Books)



Relentless by Elizabeth Dyer will leaving you hanging off the edge of your seat, slowly waiting for what will happen next. I honestly cannot count how many times my heart would race, my breath would catch, and I was in a state of WOW while reading this one. I thought Defenseless was a fantastic book (and it still is) but I have to say, Relentless made this series even better.
There is just so much dynamic with this story-line and Elizabeth Dyer does not disappoint. I also love how the dual POVs
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A.BookNerd.Bookseller&Bibliophile.Blog
I first discovered Ms. Dyer with Defenseless and knew I had found a new author that will always be a one click.

The author continues that one click method with Relentless. This is book 2 in the Somerton Security series and tells Ethan’s story.

I think when an author steps out of the “norm” of portraying a character, especially a female, he/she has to make it “real” and Ms. Dyer did that with Natalia. Natalia was such a strong, loyal and determined woman who gave Ethan a run for his money!

Ethan d
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Dana
Jun 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I first discovered Ms. Dyer with Defenseless and knew I had found a new author that will always be a one click.

The author continues that one click method with Relentless. This is book 2 in the Somerton Security series and tells Ethan’s story.

I think when an author steps out of the “norm” of portraying a character, especially a female, he/she has to make it “real” and Ms. Dyer did that with Natalia. Natalia was such a strong, loyal and determined woman who gave Ethan a run for his money!

Ethan d
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Lori ~ BF Bookies
Jun 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Oh. My. Goodness. This author can write! With Relentless, I was pulled in right away, sucked into the pages, and I didn’t ever want to put it down. In book 1, I was so intrigued by Ethan. I could not wait for his story. Ms. Dyer made me a very happy reader!

I am so in love with these characters. Strong, yet vulnerable at times, well-developed, and absolutely perfect together. The chemistry between Ethan and Natalia was off the charts, smokin’ hot. Sparks flew when they were near each other. I co
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Becky Rendon
Aug 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
Nothing says tension like a former Navy SEAL, government security operative and the cartel daughter. Talk about a conflict of...everything. Relentless has tension in every lust filled encounter. A sense of loyalty and an overwhelming need to succeed drive both toward their goals but what happens when everything you never wished for is standing in your way?

Relentless is what happens. And boy am I glad i stubble onto it! I loved the push and pull from Ethan and Natalia. I think that my biggest dra
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Vikki Vaught
Jun 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
Disappointed in the ending. Full review to follow.
Synergy Quest
Jun 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
So good

I was on the edge of my seat the entire time. What a thrill! Also, where the heck is Will now and how long am I going to have to wait for the next book to come out?!
Pam Nelson
The book was ok, it didn't blow me away.
I really don't have any thoughts about it if I am being honest.

I enjoyed it while I read it but it was a little predictable and forgettable.
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Somerton Security (3 books)
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