(Special Forces: Operation Alpha)
by Tiffani Lynn
Reading a Tiffani Lynn book is like coming home…
You’ve donned loose clothing, snuggled onto the couch, have a blanket to keep you cosy and a glass or cup of something warming. I always find myself lost within the pages of her books, falling in love with the characters as they fall in love with each other.
I absolutely adored Protecting Lucianna and could have happily stayed in their world forever. In fact the only thing that would have made this book better is if it had been longer. Don’t read that as a criticism though, rather it is a selfish wish because I was enjoying the story so very much. The story of two broken souls who helped each other find healing and the strength to move on from traumatic events.
Lucianna was a side character in Saving Simone, however this reads very easily as a stand alone story in it’s own right. The vast majority of the story takes place over a handful of days, but those are some of the most intense of days. This couple speak to each other, they bare their souls and communicate on a level that helps you believe in the bond forming between them, convinces you of their love. Both main characters are believable and incredibly likeable, neither is perfect, instead they feel like actual people. Whilst the story deals with some fairly tough issues, it retained a gentleness to it, a serenity born of strength, determination and love.
A couple of the reasons that I love Tiffani Lynn books are that she doesn’t do unnecessary angst because of a lack of communication and she doesn’t make every woman other than the heroine a bitch. There is never that secret that one person knows they need to share but never quite does, until everything blows up in their face. Problems are faced together or with a network of genuine, caring friends.
This is a perfect read to relax with, allowing you to de-stress and recharge ones batteries whilst enjoying a well written, delightful love story.
Entertainment lawyer Lucianna Ortiz is a survivor. After a horrific incident nearly took her life, she lives on the edge of being afraid of everything and not feeling anything at all. Pulling away from the people she loves most, she takes a trip. But when Lucianna finds herself stranded on a St. Augustine beach, she’s anything but alone. Devlin’s quiet blue eyes hold her captive and his capable hands make her feel… safe.
Navy SEAL Devlin “Devil” Byrne went into the service after his little sister drowned. Just seventeen years old, a piece of him died that day too. Consumed by guilt, he keeps to himself, saving those he can and making amends the only way he knows how. When he meets beautiful and curvy Lucianna on the beach, he can’t help but be drawn to her brokenness, which mirrors his own. He learns that protecting someone is sometimes more about their heart than their body.
With a new year on the horizon, and Christmas approaching, both are struggling to overcome the past before it takes them under. Devlin’s about to discover that protecting Lucianna could be the key to saving himself.
5 stars – This is a book I will not forget and would definitely read again.
4 stars – I really enjoyed this book, I might not read it again but I would definitely recommend it to others.
3 stars – This story was good but either forgettable or just very typical of its genre.
2 stars – Whilst the book was readable I either didn’t enjoy parts of the plot or just could not connect to the main characters.
1 star – This is a book I simply could not finish for reasons listed in the review.