Sunday, April 5, 2015

Undergroud Serial by Cassandra Carr Books 1-3 Hosted by N K Author Services

Underground Serial
by Cassandra Carr
Genre: Black Ops/Military, Action, Suspense

My Review

First of all Off The Grid is a perfect title for this book.  The main character, Ethan needs to do just that; disappear.  He has just found out some terrible news and he ends up in a big mess.  He is offered a chance to join the Underground.  They will give him a new life and his old life will be gone forever.

This book was a quick read but packed full of information.  I really enjoyed the book and am real anxious to get to the next one.  I think the author did an outstanding job introducing us to this new series and it looks like it’s going to be amazing.

I give this book 5 ***** all the way around and highly recommend it.

Off the Grid, Underground 1- The seemingly impossible has happened. The unthinkable. Those I trusted most have betrayed me. I’m a hockey player, and gave control of my finances to my parents so I could concentrate on my game. Big mistake. They stole from me, bankrupted me, in fact. And then someone come looking for money I don’t have and I made a terrible mistake; one that will haunt me forever.
But now someone has found me and offered a new start. I would no longer be a hockey player, I wouldn’t even be an actual person, totally off the grid. I’d be a shadow, fighting crime for an organization that’s underground, literally. Do I want that life?
If I go back, what kind of life would I have? Probably one in prison orange. The choice to join Underground is painful, but necessary. As my hockey coach always said, though, pain is weakness leaving the body. I will not be powerless ever again.

My Review

I really like the way this book picked up exactly where the first one left off.  This was a real interesting read, in a really good way. 

Ethan aka Slapshot starts his training for The Underground and we get to know the other characters as well.  My heart really went out to Ethan in this book.  He is struggling so bad with what happened to him and having to leave his old life.  The author did a great job pulling me into this story.  It is very detailed and it was nice to get to know some of the other characters stories of the reasons why they are part of The Underground.

I am anxious to start book 3, which I have right here waiting for me.  This is a wonderful series so far and I’m really glad I am reading it. 
I give this book 5 ***** stars all the way around and highly recommend it.

Creating Slapshot:
I’ve left my old life behind and officially joined Underground. It appears no one knows where I am or even if I’m still alive. I don’t know how I feel about that. My friends thinking I’m dead leaves a hole in my heart, but I’ll drive myself crazy if I obsess about it. So rather than allowing myself to wallow in self-pity or anger about what’s happened, I’m throwing all my energy into training. You would think that whole “elite athlete” thing would make everything easier, but all these new techniques I need to master—hand-to-hand combat, weapons training, surveillance procedures—are kicking my ass.
For my whole life, I’ve only had one identity. Ethan, hockey player. Now that sense of self is gone forever, slowly being replaced by my new identity, Slapshot. Surreal doesn’t even begin to describe this transformation. But the more I find out about the world around me, the problems I ignored for the most part as I played a game for an obscene amount of money, the more I want to make a difference. This is not a game. It’s real life, and I have the chance to be a hero. It’s going to take everything I have—or have left, to do it.

My Review

This is the third book in the Underground series and it is my favorite!  I absolutely loved this book as I do the first two books as well.  We get to see a lot more of the characters and their traits.  We get to see Ethan in action and let me just say it is intense. 

This series is quickly becoming a favorite of mine.  The books are shorter than most but I think it’s great.  The author packs a lot of info into these books.  She knows how to write a winner that’s for sure.  The ending of the book just makes me long for more.  I don’t know how long this series is going to be but I hope she continues it with several more. 

I love how we find out more about Ethan’s personality as well as the other characters as each book unfolds. Ethan is a wonderful character, one I would love to know in real life!!  He’s a real true person with feelings and I love that about him.

I give this book 5***** all the way around and highly recommend it.  I look forward to more books in this series.

Blurb for Underground Serial- Follow this 10-part serial throughout 2015 featuring Ethan, aka Slapshot, a hockey player whose life is ruined, forcing him to disappear forever. Ethan joins Underground, a black ops organization and is trained as a deadly operative. There, he meets Ciana, a woman with a dark past of her own. As Ethan and his Underground colleagues embark on dangerous missions worldwide, he finds a new purpose in life. But will his former problems come back to haunt him?

Cassandra Carr is a multi-award winning romance writer. When not writing she enjoys watching hockey and hanging out online. Cassandra's books have won numerous "Best Book Of" awards and her novella Unexpected Top was nominated in the E-book Erotic Romance category of RT's Reviewers' Choice Awards.

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