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Alex's Atonement (Midnight Sons Book 2) Kindle Edition
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⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "Suspense and romance with a good storyline." -- Goodreads
- ASIN : B07Z46CRVB
- Publisher : Written Musings (March 10, 2020)
- Publication date : March 10, 2020
- Language : English
- File size : 1874 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 334 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #201,620 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Alex (our hero) blames himself for his father's death, so he decides to commit suicide by "accidentally" wrecking his plane so his mother and brothers can collect on his life insurance policy. He unscrews the bolts holding the plane's radio and tosses it out the window so he can't call for help. (Does he think accident investigators won't be suspicious about a missing radio?) But before he can carry out his plan, he notices a wrecked plane on a deserted Alaskan island, and that plane's passenger just happens to be Irene--the woman he met (and slept with) the night before. What a coincidence!
He pulls Irene out of the wreckage, she saves him from drowning, and they spend two days on the island, falling in love, having sex (nothing explicit), and encountering some drug runners looking for the bags of meth Alex recovered from the wrecked plane. This whole island scenario drags on for 180 pages.
The pace finally picks up when the main drug runner (Cal) helicopters onto the island, kills one of his cohorts (not sure why), and takes Irene hostage. He holds her at his base near Anchorage until Alex arranges to deliver the bags of meth he's hidden on the island. The bad guys are dumb, of course (as most bad guys are). They don't even search Irene for weapons (she has a pocketknife in her jacket.) Alex and his brothers arrange a swap at the Anchorage airport and rescue Irene, but the bad guys drive off with the bags of meth worth nearly two million dollars. When one of the brothers says, "Maybe we need to call the authorities," Alex replies, ". . . I doubt they'd issue an all-out manhunt for the van based on our word alone." Seriously? The cops wouldn't be interested in finding two million dollars worth of meth?
Meanwhile, Irene goes into shock at the airport when her ex-fiance appears and wraps her in his arms. Why did he suddenly fly up from San Francisco at this moment, when he'd walked out on her a year earlier? That made no sense. Anyway, she's hospitalized for her shock, she argues with her ex and he walks out (again). Her parents and sister show up, cooing and crying "kind words and encouragements for untold minutes." What the heck? Her family drove her away from home 17 years ago because they believed she'd had an abortion (it was actually her sister). Why the sudden love and kisses now? Again, that made no sense.
It gets even sillier when Cal (the main bad guy) gives Alex the two bags of meth to drop back on the island for someone to pick up. It seems Cal is dumb enough to believe Alex wants to be a drug runner, too! And Cal abducts Irene again because he wants her for himself, I guess. The mess gets sorted out in the last chapter, if you make it that far. And the brothers dance their way through the epilogue.
Kudos for flawless proofreading, limited profanity, "closed door" sex, and the Alaskan scenery, bringing my rating from two stars to three.
The one had suspense and I loved Alex and Irene. Alex blamed himself for his fathers death.
Irene was living her life to the fullest. But what she didn’t expect was what happened with Alex.
They met his brothers wedding. You may say she crashed the reception..
The next events that happened were exciting and gut wrenching to say the least.
Buy the book and see what happens. So good. I can’t wait for the others.
Sams Folly Book 1 was amazing too.