Title: Alpha Delta
Author: R.J. Scott
Publisher: Love Lane Books
Release Date: 1/2/2017
Genre(s): M/M Military / Law Enforcement
Page Count: 66
Heat Level: 2 flames out of 5
Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5
Officer Finn Hallan has never run from a fight. With Niall’s life and love at stake, he’s not about to start now.
Finn Hallan is a member of the elite Norwegian Emergency Response Unit, code name Delta. When the team is sent to respond to a hostage situation on an Oil Platform, he has to face demons he thought he had buried a long time ago.
Scottish engineer Niall Faulkner’s skills in oil platform decommissioning takes him to the Forseti platform at the worst possible time. When he’s captured by terrorists, his only thought is that he will never get to tell his lover how he really feels.
Can Finn keep Niall alive? Or will they both die at the hands of hijackers in the frigid waters of the Norwegian sea?
The story starts with Finn, an elite military man, sitting in a boring training class… and I almost did a double take. But almost immediately, the person who comes on stage to lead the next segment of the training is Niall – a super smart (and perhaps somewhat nerdy) man that catches Finn’s eyes. From there, they come together and there are fireworks in the bedroom – culminating in a threat aboard the oil rig Niall is decommissioning and Finn is trying to protect.
This is a very short novella, about 66 pages, and the story and depth of characters and action matched the length perfectly. I learned just enough about Niall and Finn, their fears and their insecurities before the action happened. And this book was packed with action. A majority of the novel takes place on the oil rig that has been hijacked – with Niall doing everything he can to stay alive and save the others while coming to the realization about his feelings for Finn. Meanwhile, Finn is trying to save Niall – and realizing at the same time, he was falling for Niall and was close to losing objectivity. The action was intense and of course, there was a superhero alpha involved!
While I would have loved to have seen their story develop over a longer period of time, it all came together nicely and was a very quick read. This is a good read for anyone who loves a hot military alpha and a super smart man who can hold his own.