Discover New York Times bestselling author Cherrie Lynn’s Deadlock, featuring a team of elite military hackers who will do whatever it takes to protect their country and the women who enter their dark and dangerous world.
Ex–Air Force hacker Jace Adams is the best at what he does. There isn’t a system he can’t infiltrate or a country his team can’t topple. But when he finds Lena Morris, the woman he hates most in the world, on his doorstep, the last thing he wants to do is help her. Or is it really Lena?
Lindsey Morris can’t believe her twin sister, Lena, is missing, with only a cryptic text to find the man Lena once betrayed. But as easy as Jace is to look at, getting him to agree to help her find her sister is a lot harder. He refuses to put his team at risk, until they find out the enemy they’re facing may be one they have in common…
As Lindsey and Jace race against the clock to save her sister, their shaky truce begins to morph into a fire they can't control. But their lack of trust might be exactly what gets them killed.
What I thought about Deadlock
When Lindsey's twin sister Lena misses her parent's anniversary party,
Lindsey knows something is wrong and a strange text from her sister
directing her to a particular address is all she has to figure out what
happened to Lena.
After stopping at Lena's trashed apartment and meeting one of Lena's colleagues, the mysterious Griffin, all Lindsey has left is to check out the address Lena left her with. Turns out Lindsey does know the occupant -- a former college classmate who Lena ruined with a hacking dare.
Jace isn't happy to see the face at his door, thinking it's Lena, the woman who got him kicked out of MIT and ruined his life. But he learns that Lena had a twin, and Lindsey is also adept at writing code and hacking. He doesn't quite trust her, especially after what Lena did to him, but as they really have few leads on Lena's abduction, they are forced to work together, especially after Lindsey demands to be part of whatever Jace comes up with.
It turns out that Jace is part of an elite, undercover hacking group with ties to the military. The rest of the team is just as suspicious of Lindsey because of Lena, which keeps Jace at arms length. But a visit with Lindsey's parents and all the time they've spent together has them moving from a place of distrust to one that has a whole lot more heat and skin as Jace and Lindsey fall into bed together.
But with Jace still not trusting her, Lindsey decides to take matters into her own hands and Jace and the team must save her from a very bad situation.
I'm a big fan of Cherrie Lynn's writing, having found her books years ago and I absolutely loved Deadlock! I couldn't put this down and by the time things really heat up between Jace and Lindsey, I was hooked on this series! I can't wait for more.
The pace of Deadlock was really terrific and carried me to the final pages which I probably have to re-read because I was in such a hurry to see what happens that I probably missed a bunch of details, but that's all good. That's what I want in a romantic suspense story -- lots of suspense and tension and a good dose of alpha males who know how to get the job done!
I've read a few hacker series and Deadlock does a great job with cyber security lingo and the technical aspects are well researched. Being in the coding/security business myself, it's always one of my yardsticks when evaluating the technical aspects and Cherrie Lynn does a great job of it.
Overall, an intriguing and entertaining start to this series. Loved it!
An ARC was provided for review.
When she's not writing, you can find her reading, listening to music or playing with her favorite gadget of the moment. She's also fond of hitting the road with her husband to catch their favorite bands live.
Cherrie lives in East Texas with said husband and their two kids, all of whom are the source of much merriment, mischief and mayhem. You can visit her at http://www.cherrielynn.com or at the various social networking sites. She loves hearing from readers!