Held prisoner in a remote testing facility in the middle of the Brazilian rainforest, subjected to torture and abuse, shape-shifter, and alpha male, Wilson Rousseau has long since given up hope of being rescued. Days blend together until he can’t help but long for death. Saved from his isolated hell by a female’s distress call, he feels an instant connection to her.
Kimberly thought she was taking a trip to South America to study indigenous plant life. She had no idea she was playing into the hands of a mad man whose goal was to create a genetically altered army of super-soldiers. When she finds herself locked in a cell with Wilson, a man who would give his life to save hers, there is an instant attraction. But the dark secrets surrounding their imprisonment may change their lives forever. Can they find a way to beat the odds and be together or will the mad man win?
This is an adult 18+ story that contains language, possible violence, and sexual situations geared to an adult audience.
Titles in the Immortal Ops series include –Immortal Ops – Critical Intelligence – Radar Deception – Strategic Vulnerability – Tactical Magik – Administrative Control – Separation Zone – Area of Influence.
This series is part of an entire world that consists of several relating series. There is a suggested reading list (by the author) on our Reading Order Lists & Cross-Over Series page. I’d highly recommend reading them in that order, if possible because they all do blend together – a lot.
Series that connect: Immortal Ops — PSI Ops (Paranormal Security & Intelligence) — Crimson Ops — Shadow Agents — Immortal Outcasts
Title: Strategic Vulnerability
Series: Immortal Ops #4 (Immortal Ops Universe)
Author: Mandy M. Roth
Published: November 29, 2016 (original 2009)
My Rating: 4.5 stars
‘Strategic Vulnerability‘ is the fourth title in the ‘Immortal Ops‘ series (a part of the Immortal Ops Universe) which delivers a tension-filled, action-packed story that kept me quickly flipping pages to find out what was happening next. (also cost me a sleepless night, so worth it, as I read this in one late-night setting)
While the Cover Description blurb will tell you what you’ll find within this story it doesn’t come close to the intensity of what is happening to or between Wilson and Kimberly. In fact, I don’t really want to mention too much about ‘Strategic Vulnerability‘ because I don’t believe you’d get the same impact of the story if I end up giving away spoilers – which I try very hard not to do.
Wilson’s and Kimberly’s romance kept me on edge throughout, needing to know what happens next but in the same thought dreading learning that more horrible things were being inflicted upon one or both of them while in captivity. For three-quarters of this story, it’s just Wilson, Kimberly, and some insane, vile, and nasty villains who have imprisoned them for their own evil purposes. So, intense is a lightweight word, in my opinion.
We’ll get to meet up with the rest of the team briefly toward the ending, and I have to say that I missed the bantering between the team members and their mates. I understood why the isolation would make for an even tenser, more emotional story… but I still missed them.
Once again, I was captured by the characters and the storyline during yet another great ‘Immortal Ops‘ experience. If you love your heroes strong and Alpha and your heroines smart and sassy then you’d enjoy ‘Strategic Vulnerability‘. I certainly did, and I’m heading in for more right now.
I own a Kindle edition of this story in a four-book set.
*This review first appeared on my Shifter Haven website, but it really does belong here among the Paranormals. 🙂
Available in audio or for your favorite e-reader, mine is the Kindle