Invincible (The Trident Code #1)
by Alana Albertson
Summary from Goodreads:
I’ll be honest with you—I’m no hero. Sure, the media tries to brand every Navy SEAL as some kind of Batman dressed in cammies. There’s even a line in one of our cadences: “Superman is the man of steel, he ain’t no match for Navy SEAL.” You’ve seen the movies—we’re indestructible, invincible. But that night, the one you read about in the papers … all I really wanted to do was get laid.
One harmless fuck with a Curaçao whore, no strings attached. I picked her out of a lineup—wild, dark hair, long legs and a crooked smile. After she sucked me off, I relaxed back onto the creaky, cum-stained cot, thankful for the blissful moments she gave me when I actually forgot for a second the faces of my buddies who died because I made the wrong call, the tears of the children I couldn’t save, and the eyes of the enemies I slaughtered during their last seconds of life.
But before I left, her hazel eyes peered into my soul. She whispered in a distinct Californian accent, “My name is Annie Hamilton. I’m an American citizen. I was kidnapped from a cruise ship five years ago. You’re my last hope. Please save me.”
One desperate plea. This wasn’t a Hollywood blockbuster or a New York Times best-selling thriller. I knew that this time there was no room for excuses, no margin for errors. I had one chance to put the cape on and be her hero.
This was a really fast read for me, I actually read it in one day! Initially I found some parts to be slightly repetitive but then the pace picked up and the story moved on pretty quickly after that.
The book caught my attention for several reasons. First of all, the storyline was unique and I was intrigued by it. Second of all, I liked the fact that Patrick was a Navy SEAL. In my opinion, he was the perfect hero. I personally have a lot of admiration for our military and I loved his patriotism and his commitment throughout the book. I also found him to be very real and down-to-earth.
As far as Annie went, I didn’t warm up to her until about halfway through the book. I had expected to feel sympathy for her from the start but somehow I didn’t quite get there until she had recovered a bit.
Patrick and Annie’s story was beautiful and inspiring, and a very entertaining read!
*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review*
4 out of 5 stars