Conceit by Alana Albertson
Publication Date: December 7, 2014
Genres: Action / Adventure, Contemporary, Romance, Suspense, Thriller
I don’t recognize the damaged woman in the mirror staring back at me—platinum blond hair, blood-red lips and nails, curves laced up in the finest lingerie. I have transformed into a bombshell to exonerate my brother, former United States Navy SEAL Joaquín Cruz. He’s been languishing in a jail cell for the past six months, convicted of a murder he didn’t commit, his honorable career as a SEAL ruined, his spirit crushed.
I’ve gone undercover as a stripper to entertain the men of SEAL Team Seven—I’ve given up my acting career, my dreams, my home, everything to free Joaquín and learn the truth.
But I didn’t count on having to conceal my identity from my ex-boyfriend, Navy SEAL Grant Carrion. Instead, the man I lost my virginity to is caught up in an endless web of sins and temptations, unable to cope with his demons.
As I strip down to my thong and dance for Grant, I know that every humiliating moment will be worth my sacrifice—if only I can give my brother back his life. And just maybe, find a way back to Grant’s heart.
WHYYYYY was this book so short?!?!?!?!
I need book 2 like last night, as soon as I finished this one so I could have immediately started it too.
In case you haven’t figured it out yet, I LOOOOOVED this book. So much going down and yet at the same time, just enough book to get you hooked into the story only to be left hanging.
The story starts with Mia going to see her brother in prison. He’s a SEAL and being accused of murder. He claims he’s innocent and Mia believes him. However, no one else wants to help her prove his innocence. He’s banned her from coming back to see him, and all of the other SEAL’s have been ordered silent. Even her ex Grant, that’s on the team with her brother, refuses to help her. So with no other choice, she decides she will do whatever it takes to find out information to help him. Even if that means making extreme changes to herself so she can infiltrate the team.
Grant’s POV is also offered some in this book and however much I loved Mia, and her bravery, I loved Grant just a little bit more. Maybe because I have a thing for male POV’s, I’m not sure. But, in his head you get to see all of his struggles. From how much he still loves Mia, and misses her, even though he won’t admit it to himself, to finding out he really does still care for Joaquin and wants to find out what is going down with him too.
SOOOO, since the book is only 91 pages that’s all I can give. Don’t want to give anything away. 🙂 I just want to walk away saying this, from the ending of this book, I can already tell that book 2 is going to be even better. And waiting until Feb is going to be torture. But it seems we may get more of Grant’s POV, just going by the synopsis, so I’ll TRRYYYYYY to be as patient as possible……
About Alana Albertson
Alana Albertson is the former President of both Romance Writers of Americas’s Young Adult and Chick Lit chapters and the founder of Academe Advantage, a college admissions & test preparation company. Alana Albertson holds a Masters of Education from Harvard University and a Bachelor of Arts in English from Stanford University. A recovering professional ballroom dancer, Alana currently writes contemporary romance and young adult fiction. She lives in San Diego, California, with her husband, two young sons, and four dogs. When she’s not spending her time needlepointing, dancing, or saving dogs from high kill shelters through Pugs N Roses, the rescue she founded, she can be found watching episodes of House Hunters, Homeland, or Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team.