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What is this book about?

In 1964, a group of scientists called the Los Alamos Five came close to finishing a nuclear energy project for the United States government when they were abruptly disbanded. Now the granddaughter of one of those five scientists, aerospace engineer Elinor Mitchell, discovers that she has highly sensitive information on the project in her possession–and a target on her back.

SNAP agent and former Navy cryptologist Kekoa Young is tasked with monitoring Elinor. This is both convenient since she’s his neighbor in Washington, DC, and decidedly inconvenient because . . . well, he kind of likes her.

As Elinor follows the clues her grandfather left behind to a top-secret nuclear project, Kekoa has no choice but to step in. When Elinor learns he has been spying on her, she’s crushed. But with danger closing in on all sides, she’ll have to trust him to ensure her discoveries stay out of enemy hands.

My review:

I absolutely loved this story. The mix of suspense and romance was perfect and the team dynamics meshed well together. It was interesting and well-paced. But my favorite part was the developing relationship between Kekoa and Elinor. I loved the shy, sweet approach which fit both of their personalities.

I knew I was going to love Kekoa’s story from the moment I met in him book one. How could you not love a big Hawaiian teddy bear that is a computer whiz? What I didn’t expect was how his backstory would pull at my emotions. I just about cried when things came to a head with his family. No spoilers here, but I will say that it was just so well written and emotional.

And Elinor? Her science pun t-shirts and nerdy jokes were so fun and made me giggle when I read them. She had such a fun, yet shy nature – perfect for Kekoa.

I also loved seeing the SNAP team in action again. I can’t wait to read Lila and Garcia’s story when book three comes out.

What I enjoyed most about this book:

Oh, I can’t even pick on thing here…All of it.

What I didn’t like about this book:


Rating 5 out of 5 stars

Would I recommend this book to others? You bet! Wonderful characters, fast paced suspense, sweet romance, fun team dynamics, deeply emotional spiritual thread… The list could go on. This is the second book in the series. It can be read as a standalone. I also recommend reading book one, but you don’t have to read it in order.

Note: I received this book complimentary as a member of the author’s launch team. I was not required to give a positive review. All of the opinions I have expressed here are honest and my own.

Where can I learn more about this author and their books?

Natalie Walters, author website

-Loraine Nunley

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