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Keeping Ava

(Police and Fire: Operation Alpha)

4.33  ·  Rating details ·  91 ratings  ·  52 reviews
I should have said no.

When they asked me to take over this assignment and protect her with my life.

When at the sight of her, my heart beat like a war drum inside my chest.

When those light green eyes met mine and the world stopped.

I should’ve—but didn’t.And now it’s too late because I’ve broken the rules and tasted the forbidden fruit.

I’ll never let her go.
Kindle Edition, 164 pages
Published September 10th 2019

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C.M. Steele
Aug 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This was a great read by Elena! I loved the addition to the Stoker World! It's coming soon so you better be ready for some sexy times with Eli!
Ava is on the run for her life. Being stalked and finally under police protection, she meets the man that is supposed to protect her. Only her thoughts are not only about protection...
Elijah has been working this case for a year and is ready to catch the suspect. When he is ordered to protect the witness, he is hesitant, but knows he's the man for the job. That is until he meets Ava and everything changes. He not only wants to protect her from the suspect, but for the rest of her life.
The chemi
Michelle Krystel
Sep 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I was given an advance readers copy of this book and have decided to write a voluntary honest review. Ok so first thing first this book was different from Elena's other books, but I loved it so much. I was so intrigued with story I was sad to see it end. These story teaches you to be careful of your surroundings and people who might know but not very well. Great job doll
Paula D
Aug 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019-top-books
A thrilling, intense short story that actually I wish I had more. Ava sees a murder and now in protection but the man stalking her won’t give up. Eli is hired to protect Ava but first glance he knows he’s in trouble. Love the connection the chemistry and the excitement in this story not knowing what’s gonna happen next. 5/5 stars
Sandy Nikolas
Sep 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
I loved it! This story between Eli and Ava is sweet,sexy,scary and, at times, gruesome. Filled with lots of action and suspense. The build up and chemistry between Eli and Ava is awesome!
Aug 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
A contemporary romance with a splash of suspence, hot cop, a virgin, and a whole lot of steamy😉😘

A quick read from Elena Reyes, I like it.

Feels a little bit too rush at the first few chapter for me. I think the author can make it more suspence and intense at that first part.

Fast pace and love at the first sight with little angst, steamy. love Ava n Elijah chemistry.

Over all, the author done a great job in romance department. As usual, she know how to mix the chemistry to sizzle.
Teresa Lara
Aug 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Intense emotional broken beautiful heart stopping action packed love story of Eli and Ava
All the feels from beginning to end
Twinsie Talk Angie J
Sep 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
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Keeping Ava (Police and Fire: Operation Alpha) by Elena M. Reyes
I received this book from the author for an honest review.
Guuurl do I love your books. They are so naughty and steamy they melt my kindle. I have missed reading your stuff because life so when I got this I was thrilled!!
This story is a se
Sep 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance, hea, cop
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Aug 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Heart pounding, sweet and sexy read!

Totally fell in love with Ava and Elijah!! I want and need more! Elena has found her niche with romantic suspense. Kudos!!
Vera M
Aug 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
4.5 STARS!!
Elena M. Reyes sure did keep me on my toes from the very first page of Keeping Ava!!
Elijah is the epitome of big bad alpha protector!! When his eyes land on Ava he knows he will do anything to keep her safe!!
The chemistry between Eli and Ava is intense!! Both trying to keep it professional though. Well until they can’t!! Wink wink!!
Fantastic story that flows very well!! It’s totally swoon worthy and panty melting at the same time!!
Sep 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Keep Ava is a short story that takes place in Operation Alpha, a fan fiction world for Susan Stoker's SEAL of Protection, Delta Force Heroes, and Badge of Honor: Texas Heroes Worlds. It is the story of Ava Perry and Elijah (Eli) Ford. Ava needs protection against a madman, and is sent to be under the protection of Eli. Since their first meeting, the chemistry for these two was off the charts! Elena did a great job of creating a push and pull from both characters, building the anticipating for wh ...more
Jaclyn Lavigne
Sep 03, 2019 rated it liked it
If you want murder, cop/witness romance, and a quick fall in love romance this is the story for you. In Keeping Ava, Ava witnesses a murder by Jason, someone whom she knows. He is caught but manages to escape which sends Ava into hiding. She is escorted to her safe house by Weston, from Susan Stoker’s Badge of Honor series, and there she meets Elijah who has been ordered to protect her. They are instantly attracted to each other, but both hold back. Elijah begins to reinvestigate the case while ...more
Aliana Milano
Keeping Ava isn't my typical read. I don't usually go for military/soldiers/police type trope.

There was something about Elijah though. Something that just captures your attention and holds you captive. He's strong, sexy, smart and a total alpha. I LOVED him! It was so cute seeing him with Ava! He was incredibly sweet and protective but knew when to draw the line if it came down to her safety.

Ava has been through A LOT . And she's struggling to grasp some semblance of control in her life. But
Sep 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Ava is on her way home from work and happens to be in the wrong place at the wrong time and sees something that she should not have. This completely throws a curve into her life as now she finds herself under witness protection. Her protector and new found bodyguard is Elijah. He loves his job, in fact his world is his job but he does not want bodyguard duty. At least until he meets Ava. These two have a strong instant chemistry that adds a whole lot of heat to the dangerous situation Ava has al ...more
Debbie Caswell
Sep 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
While this is only a short story there is plenty of attention and dram in the book more than you would expect in a shorter read

Ava has a stalker and he is killing women that look like her when she sees something that is absolutely horrifying she has to be put into police protection. Elijah is the officer that has been working on this case for over a year he hates doing witness protection but he knows he is the best man for the job as he knows all the details When he first meets Ava he also reali
Sep 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
I have been looking forward to this book since I found out Elena M. Reyes was going to be part of the operation alpha books. The book was great, and this author did an amazing job with the plot, characters, and action. The suspense was just perfect for this story and had me on my toes a time or two. Eli knew Eva was going to be his, but he needed to first keep her safe from the person that is trying to hurt her. Eva felt safe with Eli, and her feelings for him were growing just as fast but will ...more
Sep 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is a great book about a young woman (Ava) who witnesses an attack on another woman by a man (Jason) who, it turns out, has been stalking her since high school. He has become a serial murderer, killing women who resemble her. A detective named Elijah is assigned to protect her and they fall in love. Jason is busy tracking her down and is being helped by traitors among her friends and among the police. It all leads to a very climactic scene when he finds her. Can Elijah get to her in time to ...more
Christina Standridge
Sep 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I love the story. A very emotional story. Ava witnesses a crime by someone she knows and grew up with. He escapes the police and hunts for her. Eli has been after this serial killer for some time and is not happy when he is tasked with keeping Ava safe, he wants to be out their looking for him. At their introduction Ava and Eli have feeling for each other and they fight that attraction in order to keep each other safe. Will Eli keep Ava safe from the killer looking for her? Some action, highly e ...more
Sep 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
First book I've read from this author and it was an excellent read. If you love a hot mystery you will love this book. Elijah is a Detective assigned to protect Ava. Ava witnessed a murder by someone she knows. So she's transported by a Texas Ranger from Lubbock to San Diego, which was supposed to be a secret move. This book has the suspense you crave, hot scenes but best of all a real story line to sink your teeth into I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leavin ...more
Tarah Didley
Sep 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
I loved this book! I thought it was well written and it kept you on edge wondering if they were ever going to catch this psycho.

Ava never thought her life would in the hands of the police but when she meets the person whom she will be staying with, I too would be having a hard time trying to keep my hormones in check.

Elijah is someone who will do anything to protect what is his and one look at Ava and he knows that she belongs to him.

These two have an amazing bond that neither of them can let
Rebecca Leonard
Sep 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Keeping Ava (Police and Fire: Operation Alpha) by Elena M. Reyes was an amazing book. From the first chapter, my heart was pounding. Ava is on the run for her life and is brought to Elijah and the sparks start to fly. He is supposed to protect her, a run of the mill case, but they cannot deny the pull they feel for each other. Secrets come to light as Elijah does his best to stay on the path of what's right, and what he wants. Excellent read with twists and turns that keep you guessing. A short ...more
Danielle Marlowe
Sep 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Elena M. Reyes did a great job on this story, Keeping Ava was a good, the plot was written well with many emotions, it was suspenseful, action, twist and more.
From the moment Elijah and Ava meet, they had an instant attraction. They were drawn to one another. The chemistry was sexy between them. They were good for each other. But their road was far from easy. Elijah was very protective when it came to Ava, he'd do anything for her. They were great together.
I enjoyed this story, it was great.
Lisa H
Sep 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
She needs protection.

Ava Perry witnessed a gruesome crime. But that’s not all. She knew the person doing the deed. Jason has an murderous fixation on Ava and has a trail of bodies to prove it.

She left Lubbock for California to hide from Jason who escaped. She is staying with Elijah Ford. He worked Jason’s case and failed. Now, he’ll do anything to protect her.

They fall hard and fast under intense pressure.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Anne Donaldson
Sep 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is a great addition to the Operation Alpha world! Ava witnesses a vicious murder and she’s under protection, waiting for the murderer to be tried. But there’s a history with the murderer, and when he escapes, she is placed in protective custody with Elijah – and the sparks fly. Ava is a brilliantly rounded character, and her actions and terror are understandable and well explored. Eli, well, he’s just wonderful! There is an unexpected twist, there is heat, there is terror, there is suspense ...more
Sep 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
Keeping Ava is high on romance and edge of your seat suspense. Ava is being stalked by a madman and is a witness to his murder of a young woman. While Ava is in witness protection, the murders continue and Eli is tasked with trying to keep her safe and still do his job. The author has written an original story of a stalker/serial killer vs. witness/bodyguard. I loved how all of the characters were connected and the story kept my interest from beginning to end.

I received a free copy of this book
Sep 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This short story fulfilled every need I have in a romance book. It was engaging, showed devotion and an all sound 5 star romance book. The length was great- but I always want more from this author. She makes me obsess until I get to the last word - and I loved we found out where they ended up.

Eva and Elijah are thrown together under unforseen circumstances. Eva’s life changes because one tragic thing. Elijah is just doing a job - until it turns into more. You will fall in love with these two
Ana Manjić
Sep 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
„You can’t keep her from me. Ava is MINE.“

There’s one man for every woman. For Ava that man is Elijah. He’s gorgeous, a cop. He kept away from relationships and entanglements till the day he met Ava.
Ava is in great danger and Elijah vowed to protect her at any cost. They can’t help but feel an undeniable attraction… What happens when her mouth meets his lips and everything turns explosive?! An endless love. Now. Tomorrow. Forever.

Sep 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely love love this book! As soon as Elijah opened the door and saw Ava he was a total goner! I loved the way he protects Ava from the danger she’s in and doesn’t think twice about it! He tells her no one will get to her as long as he’s around! Of course in true Elena fashion there has to be some angst before, the couple can get their HEA!
I was given this book as an ARC for my honest review.
Sep 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ng
This was a wonderful addition to the series but can easily be read on its own. I really enjoyed this book it a fantastic way to spend a lazy couple of hours. After Ava witnessed a murder by someone she knows Elijah is the detective assigned to protect her although he is not happy with the assignment, the chemistry is obvious right from the very start this was a really good read with great characters and lots of suspense
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Elena M. Reyes is the epitome of a Floridian and if she could live in her beloved flip-flops, she would.

As a small child, she was always intrigued by all forms of art: whether it was dancing to island rhythms, or painting with any medium she could get her hands on. Her passion for reading over the years has amassed her with hours of pleasure, but it wasn't until she stumbled upon fanfiction that

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