Act of Surrender by Mandy M. Roth

Dr. James Hagen thought he’d bid Paranormal Security and Intelligence Agency good riddance nearly ten years back. He’d been an operative with them for so long that carving out a new path in life had taken time, but he’d achieved it. He’d made it his mission in life to help the wayward find a path again, to help those who couldn’t help themselves. All that changed when he fell into enemy hands. Now, unable to fully heal and plagued by nightmares and choppy visions of what is to come, James isn’t sure if he can keep going. That is until he meets PSI’s newest person of interest—a quirky, sexy cyberpunk who totally turns his world upside down.

Laney Steele knows she’s onto something. It doesn’t matter that most have written her off as a conspiracy theorist and a hacktivist. She knows the government is hiding the existence of super soldiers who can shapeshift into animals. She’s so sure that she puts herself on the line to find out more, only what she uncovers isn’t exactly what she was hoping for, and it has a heck of a lot more to do with her than she ever thought possible. When her newfound online gamer buddy turns out to be a super solider, she throws caution to the wind just for a chance to be with him. Neither one of them realize the enemy has been lurking, waiting for the perfect moment to strike—again.

This is an adult 18+ story that contains language, possible violence, and sexual situations geared to an adult audience.

Titles in the PSI Ops (Paranormal Security & Intelligence) series include – Act of Mercy – Act of Surrender – Act of Submission – Act of Command – Act of Passion – Act of Brotherhood – Act of Surveillance – Act of Freedom –

This series is part of an entire world that consists of several relating series.  There is a suggested reading list on our 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:  Act of Surrender
Series:  PSI Ops #2 (part of the Immortal Ops world)
Author:  Mandy M. Roth
Published:  September 9, 2014
My Rating:  4.5 stars

Act of Surrender is the second title in the PSI Ops series which is part of the connecting Immortal Ops world.  James and Laney’s story is simply further proof to me (and should be to you as well) that it doesn’t matter how long a book, a series has been around – when it touches a reader’s imagination when it consumes their reading time to read all the stories to get the full picture… the publication date makes no difference to a great story.  I’m making the choice to read these stories in the author’s suggested reading order – which means that I’m jumping between series, and that is unusual for me but it does make the flow of the overlapping stories meld right into the next one so enticing.

We’ve had mention of James, even got a glimpse of him recently as he was rescued from captivity and torture – now we’ll get his full story, and it is as heartbreaking as it is fast-paced and action-filled.  What this man has gone through is unimaginable, and he is having difficulty fully healing from the torture he’s gone through.  An unexpected assignment will bring him to his mate… and both of their lives are about to get very interesting, perhaps more so than they’d bargained for.

Where I adored James, I just liked Laney.  I’ve felt the connection between mates in all the previous stories but not so much for this couple.  She makes decisions based on information, hacked information that could ultimately put her mate and the entire Immortal Ops world in very real danger.  Maybe that’s why she’s not my favorite… there is innocent, want to protect silly moves, and then there are moves that harm.  How I felt about Laney didn’t take away from the intensity of Act of Surrender at all, simply an opinion of a character.  I loved the new characters that enter into the overall picture at this point, and I definitely want more of these guys – even Gus who is certainly unique.

Danger, fast-paced action, sizzling sexy moments, and a very unique couple to root for.  If you love a good Romantic Suspense of the Paranormal kind of adventure, then this story, this series is perfect for you.

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