Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Lethal Redemption (Steele Ops, #2)” as Want to Read:
Lethal Redemption (Steele Ops, #2)
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Lethal Redemption

(Steele Ops #2)

4.33  ·  Rating details ·  97 ratings  ·  62 reviews
April Hunt “will keep you on the edge of your seat” (Lori Foster, New York Times bestselling author) in this heart-pounding new romantic suspense.

Top FBI profiler Grace Steele was just a girl when she escaped the Order of the New Dawn, and she’s spent the last seventeen years trying to forget her time there. But when private security firm Steele Ops needs her help
Mass Market Paperback, 688 pages
Published November 26th 2019 by Forever
More Details... Edit Details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Lethal Redemption, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Lethal Redemption

Community Reviews

Showing 1-30
Average rating 4.33  · 
Rating details
 ·  97 ratings  ·  62 reviews

More filters
Sort order
Start your review of Lethal Redemption (Steele Ops, #2)
Mindy Lou's Book Review
Nov 01, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: cop-etc, 2019
Lethal Redemption is book two in the Steele Ops series. It is Grace and Cade's story and can be read as a standalone.

Grace is a tough, take no prisoners, FBI agent. Her next op takes her back to DC where her family and her ex, live. There is a lot of history between Grace and Cade and they didn't exactly end on good terms. She's forced to work with him again when her cousins security firm request her help to rescue the Vice Presidents daughter from the very cult Grace walked away from when she
book bruin
Nov 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
I don't often read romantic suspense, but I really enjoyed Lethal Redemption. It was a fast paced and entertaining read. I am a sucker for second chance romances, especially childhood sweethearts, so I was rooting for Grace and Cade from the very start. Throw in the fake relationship trope and lots of action and I was sold! This is book 2 in the series, but can be enjoyed as a standalone. I have not had a chance to read book 1 yet and did not feel lost with the different characters and ...more
Lethal Redemption received a STARRED review from Publishers Weekly.

"Fast-paced and action-packed, this swoon-worthy nail-biter is sure to keep readers hooked."

Read the full review:
Lethal Redemption is the second installment in the Steele Ops Series by April Hunt and works amazingly well as a standalone. The first book was a 5 star read for me and this definitely delivered for me with all the suspense and the romance.

This story follows Grace Steele, an FBI profiler whose history as a teen involved joining and escaping a cult called the Order of the New Dawn. Now, she is called upon to help the daughter of the Vice President. The mission is to pose as a couple with Cade
Naughty Mom Story Time
Nov 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arcs-reviewed
This book was a great introduction to this author’s work. The characters were well rounded and had so much personality. Liam really stood out for me. He added comic relief and lighted so many tension filled situations. Though this is book two in a series it was perfectly written as a standalone. I didn’t get lost in any of the plot or storyline for the main characters and was easily able to jump right in and feel like I already knew each and every person that played a part in the story.

Sissy's Romance Book Review
Lethal Redemption by April Hunt is book Two in the Steele Ops Series. This is the story of Cade Wright and Grace Steele. I have read the previous books but feel you can make this a standalone book if you wish to do so. Grace is a FBI Profile agent who works hard to help others and her job. So when she is requested to help the Vice Presidents daughter who has ended up with the same Cult that Grace escaped from she goes forward to do so. This also puts her back with Cade a man who she loved but ...more
Avid Reader
Nov 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Lethal Redemption (Steele Ops #2) by April Hunt
4.5 stars
M/F Romance
Triggers: Cult, Murder
I was given this book for an honest review by Wicked Reads.

This is the second book in the series and I would very strongly recommend that you read book 1, as you'll understand the characters more thoroughly.

Grace is asked to help out on an op as a personal favor to the vice president. When she doesn't know for sure is that she is going to have to see the one person who she can't seem to forget, despite the
Nov 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: x-netgalley
I read the first book in this series and really enjoyed it. This one, I loved. I think it's because the 'world' has already been set up, you know most of the side characters and got a little background on the main characters in the previous book, Deadly Obsession.
Deadly Obsession was my first book by April Hunt and I was super excited to read this one next. We met Cade and Grace in DO and knew there would be a lot of tension between them in Lethal Redemption. Grace, a Special Agent in the FBI
Beth ~ Panda & Boodle
Nov 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
“More? You want what? You want love ballads and sonnets? A picket fence and two-point-oh children?”
“Years down the line? Maybe. But for now I'd settle for a clean slate and an honest-to-God stab at a second chance.”

Having thoroughly enjoyed Deadly Obsession, which was the first book in this series of interconnected standalones, I was pretty jazzed to read Cade and Grace's story. I found it to be an edge-of-your-seat suspense with a hefty dose of romance and heat, and more than enough banter
Diane Saul
Nov 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
FBI agent Grace Steele was 13 when she escaped from the order Of The New Dawn, a cult that her Mother brought her to as a child. Grace had put the cult in her rear view mirror until she is asked to help get the daughter of the Vice President away from the Cult. Grace doesn’t feel she can say no and she is partnered with Cade Wright her former child hood love.

This book is action packed and will grab you from the first page. It will have you on the edge of your seat rooting for Grace and Cade to
Lovely Loveday
Nov 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Lethal Redemption is the second book in the Steele Ops series by April Hunt. A suspenseful romance that will keep you turning pages second guessing until the very. This fast-paced read is full of mystery, suspense, drama, romance, and the fear of the unknown.Lethal Redemption keeps you on the edge of your seat never knowing what will happen next. The characters are well-written and develop wonderfully as the story unfolds. Hunt's writingis brilliant as it brings the story to life and reads like ...more
Jess (ireadergosum) Reviews
Nov 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The Steele Ops series has not disappointed so far! This is romantic suspense at its best. I’ve been utterly enthralled with the back stories of these characters and how it plays into their current situation. Grace’s back story is pretty fascinating and really informs her choices as an FBI agent. I really love The strong female leads in these books too! We meet Grace and Cade in book 1, Deadly Obsession, and learn there’s some history between the two. Luckily, April Hunt writes the enemies to ...more
Kate (kate_reads_)
Nov 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
Grace Steele is an FBI profiler - who is called upon to help on a special mission she is uniquely qualified for. It isn’t her profiling skills that are needed this time - it’s her knowledge and history.

When Grace was a little girl, her mom moved them to live with the Order of the New Dawn - a cult. Now someone very important is in the cult and it’s up to Grace and the Steele Ops team to extract her. If that wasn’t already the last place she wanted to be - she’s also going to have to go
workreadsleeprepeat (Shannon H)
Lethal Redemption

“Is there really was such a thing as New Dawn, Cade Wright stood right in the middle of hers”

When Estelle recommended this romantic suspense to me I didn’t know I was gonna be in for such a wild road. Shout out to my friends over at @readforeverpub for the free copy in exchange for my review! #partner
The sexual tension starts off within the first ten pages which is just the right amount of time to set the tone for the story and drawn you in. However, the first 100 pages are
Nov 24, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I've been enjoying these characters, and this series so much! This is book 2, and it's a second chance romance.

Grace Steele grew up, from age 13 on, as the only girl in a family of boys. Her Aunt Cindy took her in, along with Cindy's 4 crazy teenage sons, Grace's cousins. But from age 5-13, after the death of her father, she lived with her mother in a cult. Those years are still painful for her to think about, and she's locked it all away for years. Now, she's an FBI agent, and profiler, and
Meghan Lloyd
Nov 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
The question of the day for me is this: how have I not read an April Hunt book before? Have I been living under a rock? This book was right up my alley with a strong heroine, former military hero, and a crime to solve all wrapped into one fantastic story. I had the hardest time putting this book down to go to work...or sleep...or eat. Because April sucked me into this world of crime fighting and cult busting, and it made me reconsider my career path. Not that I would make a good FBI agent. ...more
Nov 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars

After meeting Grace and Cade in Deadly Obsession, I couldn't wait for their story! These two are clearly meant for each other, but some serious unresolved issues have them at each other's throats more often than not.

Grace spent her early years living in a cult, but when she escaped at the age of 13 she found her real family with the Steeles and their neighbors the Wrights. Cade became Grace's safe place, and their relationship eventually took off until one thing got in their way: his
Christina Rodrigues
Nov 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Amazing story. Great characters! Fantastic Romance!

Lethal Redemption is the second book in April Hunt’s Steele Ops Series. This is an action-packed, second chance, military-style romantic suspense novel with no cheating and a happily ever after.

It’s been nine years since FBI Profiler, Grace Steele and former Ranger, Cade Wright have been together. Poor communication, bad decisions and secrets have kept the childhood sweethearts apart. But now they must work together to extract a young woman
Jessica (the naptime writer)
Oct 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
Lethal Redemption

I received a complimentary ARC of this book from Netgalley but all opinions provided are my own.

April Hunt’s Lethal Redemption offers a cornucopia of tropes for the romance lover: it’s a second chance, lovers-to sorta enemies-to lovers, best friend’s sibling romance with plenty of thrills.

Cade, Steele Ops employee and brother to Zoey (whom we met in the first book in the series), is willing to do anything to re-kindle his relationship with Grace. They grew up together and dated
Linda Walters
Nov 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I'm so glad that I grabbed this book. It's a keeper as far as I am concerned.
I really liked April Hunt's writing style. The descriptive way she wrote things is easy to feel the power of the words. They often made me smile and it flowed without being cheesy. I continued to enjoy the story because of it's strong emotional and action intensity. The story really pulled me in as it got more and more intense.
I couldn't have asked for more interesting and complex main characters. Even the
Yvonne Cruz
Oct 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
We are back in DC with the Steele clan and a story filled with suspense, dangerous people, a cult and of course romance.
Grace Steele, an FBI profiler, is the cousin the Steele family took in when she was thirteen after living in a cult where her mother took her. She escaped and has overcome many obstacles but those years are still part of her.
Cade Wright , best friend of the Steele family, was her rock from the moment she moved in with the Steele’s and is the man she’s always loved. But he left
Nov 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely Outstanding .
I volunteered to read and review an advanced readers copy through Netgallery of Lethal Redemption .
I really enjoyed reading Lethal Redemption it's fantastic .
It is an on the edge of your seat suspense . It's intense and absolutely Intriguing . I could not put it down . It's well written and definitely keeps you reading . Grace Steele and Cade Wright have quit a history , Since she escaped the New Dawn order the cult her mother joined after her father died while in the
Debra Dowling
Oct 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Great book by April Hunt!
Grace was raised in a cult from the age of 5 till 13, when she managed to escape and find a new home with her aunt and cousins. Putting her past behind her was never easy, and not something she liked to talk about. Her first friend, and love, Cade, was her cousins' best friend. After all she escaped from , Grace was looking forward to a life with Cade, when Cade's life went in a different direction from hers. After the heartbreak, Grace went on to become a valued member
Oct 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is the second book in April Hunt's Steele Ops series and I have to say that I liked it a lot more than the first. I felt the lead characters were deeper and well-rounded than the first. Grace and Cade's story is a second chance at love kind of story. Grace is a Steele cousin and an FBI agent. She is brought in on a case to work with Steele Ops. She and Cade find themselves going undercover and the case is connected to Grace's past.

Lots of action. Grace was a take-no-prisoners kind of agent
Regina Kiddy
Oct 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is Cade’s and Graces story. What happens when your asked by the VP of the United States to revisit your worst nightmare? When Cade does just that, FBI profiler, Grace can’t decide which is the worst nightmare, him or New Dawn! Cade Wright a member of Steele Ops sees a chance to win back a love he once threw away. Can Grace and Cade fulfill their mission and manage to stay alive in the process?
If you haven’t read this series and this author you don’t know what your missing. My second time
Linda Quick
Nov 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
LOVED this book! I loved Grace and Cade's story and l couldn't put this book down! This is fast paced romantic suspense at its best. I loved Grace's backstory of being in a cult and the added layers it brought into the story. Cade is positively swoon-worthy and the ultimate sexy warrior.

I was immediately immersed in this novel and felt invested in the characters story and wanting them to get their HEA ending. Cade and Grace's teenage romance was so sweet, even though it collapsed as they were
Nov 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
My introduction to April Hunt's work could not have gone better. Lethal Redemption is an action-packed novel full of intrigue, cults, and a rambunctious family. Although this is a sequel, new readers (like me) can jump right in without any prior knowledge of the previous book - though after having read this one I will FOR SURE be going back for Deadly Obsession. If you enjoy second chances at love that pack a punch, look no further than this book!

For the full review and more, head over to The
Whispers From
Oct 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Grace is a FBI profiler but she was raised in a cult. She ran away at the age of thirteen and lived with her father’s family. Now she’s being asked to get a high ranking man’s daughter out of The Order of the New Dawn. Cade was former Ranger and now works for Steele Brothers. Cade left Grace nine years ago and she’s never forgiven him. Now they must go undercover as a couple back into the place that she ran from.
Awesome story with action and suspense. This is the second book in the series but
Oct 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Lethal Redemption by April Hunt is a romantic suspense novel that will keep you on the edge of your seat. It also explores the nature of what makes a family. I really enjoyed this story it gave me a lot to think about. Hot guys, strong women and some thoroughly bad individuals give you a heart pounding escape.

Extreme Honor by Piper J. Drake features hunky men, dogs and a good mystery. This book rocked! Hope’s Crossing kennel provides a second chance for abused working dogs and the former
• Kyla •
Nov 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Oooooooo what can I say, I had a high expectation for this book and it did not disappoint. I was waiting to hear what the reason was for leaving and everything made sense. I loved how everything went and how we learned what the hell happened back when Grace was in OND. I loved how Cade was kinda chasing for throughout the book and they finally came to a agreement and it wasn’t one of those “we can fuck each other but if someone catches feelings then it’s off” type shit. It was genuine and cute. ...more
« previous 1 3 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »

Readers also enjoyed

  • Fallen (Deep Ops, #2)
  • Dark 'N' Deadly (Federal K-9 #3)
  • Don't Breathe a Word (Texas Justice, #2)
  • Defending Everly (Mountain Mercenaries, #5)
  • Hero's Haven (Dark Protectors #11)
  • Total Control (Alpha Crew, #4)
  • Win Big (Wynn Hockey, #3)
  • All Fired Up
  • Night of the Scoundrel (The Devils of Dover, #3.5)
  • Lethal Nights (Brute Force, #3)
  • Echo (Linear Tactical #7)
  • Captain Dreamboat (Ponderosa Resort Romantic Comedies, #7)
  • Lasting Shadows: Shadows Landing #3
  • A Cowboy Like You (Heart of Texas #4)
  • The Happy Ever After Playlist
  • The Widow of Rose House
  • Bishop's Queen (Endgame Trilogy, #2)
  • One Hot Holiday
See similar books…
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 who can easily bring him to his knees.

Other books in the series

Steele Ops (3 books)
  • Deadly Obsession (Steele Ops, #1)
  • Fatal Deception (Steele Ops, #3)