Sunday, August 18, 2013

Review: The Alpha Group Trilogy by Maya Cross

Locked (The Alpha Group #1) Maya Cross Who is Sebastian Lock?

The bar Sophia Pearce is in doesn’t look like much. The wine is bad and the decor worse. But when a sudden attack of curiosity leads her to sneak past security and into the back room, she discovers something unimaginable. The most lavish party she’s ever laid eyes on, in the most unlikely of places.

But that’s nothing compared to what comes next, to the man she meets back there. Sebastian Lock. Gorgeous, commanding, and radiating charm, he is exactly the sort of silver-tongued rake Sophia has sworn to avoid. Unfortunately, he doesn’t care much for her promises.

Every instinct tells her to run, but the chemistry between them is as inescapable as gravity. Soon, he’s opening her eyes to a whole new world of pleasures, pleasures she never thought she’d enjoy.

There’s just one problem. Sebastian is more than he seems. Between the famous company he keeps and the almost paranoid secrecy of his employers, he’s a puzzle Sophia can’t quite solve, and his insistence on keeping things casual forces her to confront the demons of her past.

Can she learn to trust again? Or will Sebastian’s privacy tear them apart?

Lockout (The Alpha Group #2) Maya Cross Sophia had never felt attraction like that before. Raw. Electric. Irresistible. Swept off her feet by the dashing, enigmatic billionaire Sebastian Lock, she was taken on a journey of self-discovery, taken to places she never dreamed she’d go.

But things are never as simple as they appear. Sophia’s trust is a fragile thing, and Sebastian seems insistent on testing it. He has his own demons to battle, and nobody has brought them to the fore like she has.

As their relationship deepens, and Sophia begins to break down his walls, all that greets her are more questions. Why is Sebastian fighting so hard to keep her at a distance? Who is the girl on the background of his phone? And why does the strange tattoo on his chest seem so familiar?

These puzzles plague her, but as Sebastian’s mysteries begin to unravel, she must face an entirely different truth. Staying in the dark may be painful, but finding the answers could be deadly.

Unlocked (The Alpha Group #3) Maya Cross The heart can lead you to dangerous places. Abandoned by the man she loves, with nothing more than sweet words and riddles for an explanation, Sophia Pearce felt like her life was crumbling before her eyes. And then they came for her. Now, things will never be the same.

Confronted with the truth about Sebastian’s identity, she’s thrust into a high stakes world beyond anything she could have imagined. A world that threatens much more than just her feelings. Sebastian’s enemies will stop at nothing to get what they want, and they want her.

Their passion for one another consumes them, but as the danger mounts, and loyalties are tested, Sophia must answer one simple question. What is she willing to risk for love?

Hero: 4
Heroine: 4
Secondary Characters: 3.5 (I couldn't figure out who to
Steamyness: 4
Storyline/Plot: 4
Cover: 4
Clifffy: Yes in books 1&2 but HEA in 3

This review is for the trilogy all together because I read them back to back. It is also going to be short and sweet so I don't give no juice details away. :)

My Thoughts:
The Alpha Group was a mysterious, fast paced, sexy as sin, keep you on the edge of your seat read. The first two books focused on getting to know the characters a little better and the build up of Sophia & Sebastian's relationship.
Sophia was a workaholic that loved to unwind with her friends when she could find the time. She is a little damaged by love so when she feels the instant Chemistry between her and Sebastian she is a little scared.
Sebastian is a mysterious, possessive, controlling, very wealthy business man. Or is That seems to be the question throughout the first two books.
In the third book we get to find out more about Who Sebastian Lock really is. It was full of action, suspense and even more sexiness. Everything comes to a boiling point and you are left guessing until almost the very end.
Maya done an amazing job mixing the sexy possessive dominance part of the story with the action and mystery of "Who is Sebastian Lock". The story blended well and I love that we even got a little of Sebastian's POV in the last book. I will be keeping an eye on this author.
About the Author
Maya Cross is writer who enjoys making people blush. Growing up with a mother who worked in a book store, she read a lot from a very young age, and soon enough picked up a pen of her own. Her previous work spans many genres including horror, science fiction, and fantasy, and she has now started this pen name as an outlet for her spicier thoughts (they were starting to overflow). She likes her heroes strong but mysterious, her encounters sizzling, and her characters true to life.

She believes in writing familiar narratives told with a twist, so most of her stories will feel comfortable, but hopefully a little unique. Whatever genre she's writing, finding a fascinating concept is the first, and most important step.

The Alpha Group is her first foray into erotic romance, and she absolutely loved writing it.
When she's not writing, she's playing tennis, trawling her home town of Sydney for new inspiration, and drinking too much coffee.
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Locked (The Alpha Group Book One):

 Lockout (The Alpha Group Book Two):

UnLocked (The Alpha Group Book Three):

1 comment:

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