Roth Masters is a protector to the bone. Driven by the losses of his past, he fights side-by-side with Hell Squad to protect the human survivors of the alien invasion. As leader of Squad Nine, he and his team are known for their perfect timing in a firefight. But Roth knows they need more intel on the raptor invaders—something to turn the tide of the battle. And he knows the woman he rescued from an alien facility is hiding secrets he desperately wants to uncover.
Former Coalition Central Intelligence Agent Avery Stillman is still adjusting to her new life. Left with terrible gaps in her memory, she has vague recollections of failed negotiations with the aliens, the invasion, and after that…nothing. Until a hard-bodied soldier pulled her from a tank in an alien lab. Now she’s trying desperately to remember, to help fight back, and also battling the crazy attraction to the man who keeps pushing her for things she can’t remember.
Soon Roth finds himself torn between his duty and keeping the strong woman he’s falling for safe. As the pair head into alien territory to investigate, they are attacked and crash land alone, far from base. They have to work together to survive the aliens, but when Avery finally remembers everything…her secrets could annihilate all they hold dear.
Avery was an agent for the Coalition and indeed was in the front line when initial contact with the Gizzida was made. She was found by Roth in an experimental tank but claims to have little to no memory of just how she came to be in the alien’s laboratory. The gaps in Avery’s memory hold clues but accessing her memories is proving almost impossible. Step forward one very determined and obsessed Roth but it soon becomes apparent that safety within the complex might just have been compromised!
Roth is by far my favourite book in this series. I do enjoy Sci-Fi but it's usually the sort that features sexy aliens (yes I'm a bit shallow!) and these books show just how loving and tough humans can be. it's fast paced with great dialogue and white hot scenes that feel believable. The world is in chaos and it feels right to celebrate what life is left and these battle hardened troops sure know how to let their hair down!
It's not all romance though as it's a very strong storyline that seems to be expanding with each book. It's almost as if the more the survivors learn about the enemy, the more we, as readers, get drawn in. Gruesome creatures to make the reader squirm but as we learn in this story, sometimes humans can be just as callous and maybe more so. I love the supporting characters and the dynamics really work very well. I suspect that technical genius, Noah, might feature next which would be awesome sauce! For now though, I'm delighted to state that this fast, action packed story is very entertaining and I'm so pleased I found time to read it.
I was gifted a copy in exchange for an honest review.