Critical Alliance by Elizabeth Goddard: Book Review with RevellReads
About the Book:
Title: Critical Alliance
Author: Elizabeth Goddard
Release Date: July 5, 2022
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Mackenzie Hanson’s special set of skills opened the door to a successful career as a professor of cybersecurity at a Michigan university, allowing her to put her criminal past behind her. But when a long-ago partner in crime delivers a cryptic message about her father’s tech company being under cyberattack, she heads for Montana to secure exposed assets, close security breaches, and hopefully save lives.
Diplomatic Security Services special agent Alex Knight is back home in Montana to decompress from a mission gone wrong. But even as he’s trying to relax, he’s drawn into another mystery, complete with suspicious deaths, lethal threats, and whispers of espionage that all have one thing in common–a beautiful cybersecurity expert with a dark past.
When the situation turns deadly, Alex and Mackenzie will have to work together to find the answers they need–before someone silences Mackenzie for good.
USA Today bestselling author Elizabeth Goddard weaves a tangled web of nail-biting suspense and heart-stopping romance in this fast-paced conclusion to her Rocky Mountain Courage series.
Talk about some serious on-page chemistry! Mackenzie and Alex were a great pairing for this story. Their attitudes complemented each other but also created some nice contrast, especially when Alex hits full-on protection mode. I love a protective hero, and Alex ticked all the boxes in that aspect. The faith element felt natural to me with these characters. They were not overly expressive, and the subtext going on kept me turning page after page as they both danced around what they really wanted to say. The complexity of the crimes and the intrigue of cybersecurity and hacking pushed this book into the front running as one of my favorite romantic suspense novels for this year. It has the whole package: romance, subtext, protective hero, a strong heroine, and a steady faith element. I received a copy of this book from RevellReads. I was not required to leave a positive review. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.