Always Been Mine by Victoria Paige

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Always Been Mine by Victoria Paige
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Series: Always #2
Also in this Series: It's Always Been You, A Love for Always
Also by this Author: Fire and Ice, Beneath the Fire, Fire and Ice: An Extended Epilogue, Silver Fire, Silver Fire: An Extended Epilogue, Smoke and Shadows, Smoke and Shadows: An Extended Epilogue, It's Always Been You, A Love for Always, Deadly Obsession, The Wife Assignment
Published by Self-Published on December 2, 2014
Genres: Military, Romantic Suspense, Thriller
Pages: 287

Heat Rating: five-flames

I received this book for free from the author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

This book may be unsuitable for people under 18 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
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Beatrice Porter swore she would never fall in love with a man like her father. For years she watched her mother self-destruct in bitterness, married to someone who only lived for his job. Gabriel Sullivan was such a man—a Navy SEAL, a man who put duty and country above all else. Yet falling in love with him was inevitable. She thought their relationship could work until he’d left her one night with a broken heart and her pride in tatters.

Three years later, he’s back and he wants a second chance.

Having committed atrocities for the greater good, Gabe has nothing left but darkness inside him. The only flicker of light is the memory of Beatrice—a woman embedded deeply under his skin.

Winning her back won’t be easy for she has erected walls that only the toughest of SEALs can hope to scale.

When Beatrice finds herself at the center of a deadly game, Gabe discovers the eerie similarities of the killer’s MO to a former assassin.

Discovering a link to the past, a truth that may cost him the woman he loves, distancing himself may be the only option to save Beatrice, but he is done walking away.

Gabe just needs to convince her this time he is all in, and a future with her is the only redemption worth having.

My Review

How do I write about this book without fangirling?


Now that THAT is out of my system, I can be serious. This is my new favorite VP book. It had everything I love about books: romance, HOT sex, action, hot military-type guys, cameos of beloved characters from other books of hers, surprises and twists, and a really terrific story that makes it difficult to put down.

She must research things to death, because the plot is SO smart and detailed. I found myself discussing various guns with my teen son who loves military video games. He was impressed with VP’s knowledge. My hubby is a computer genius and every time I asked him if something in this book, technology-wise, was a thing, he said yes. I’m thinking the biological virus MIGHT be made up, but I didn’t really want to know, so I left that alone. It would scare me lifeless if it was real. So I’ll just go on believing it’s made up, truth or not.

I now have a short list of TBRA (to be read aloud) books to read to my hubby. We’re finishing up the Fifty Shades trilogy and next up is everything VP. She has a new book coming very soon and I can’t wait to get my fangirl hands on it!

Re-read done aloud to hubby and completed on September 14, 2015. I’ve already said everything that needed to be said in my prior solo review, and will just add that my hubby loves the suspense that Victoria Paige peppers throughout her books. The third book in this series is now available and we read the first chapter last night. It’s quite a bit lighter and VERY funny. Snort. So, read on! With every single book she writes, there’s just more to love about her words. Smut for smart girls! Yay!


About Victoria Paige

Victoria Paige writes smart, edgy, seductive romance.

Her heroes are badass alpha males and her smart, strong-willed heroines can hold their own against a bossy hero. Her books are sexually explicit and may contain dark themes, morally ambiguous choices, and disturbing situations as she injects realism into her stories and gives them her own twist.

Victoria lives in Richmond, Virginia with her husband and playful German Shepherd Dog, Loki.

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