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Found in the Lost (Special Forces: Operation Alpha) (The Leonidas Corporation Book 1) By Tarina Deaton – Review by Laura Furuta

Found in the Lost (Special Forces: Operation Alpha / The Leonidas Corporation Book 1)Found in the Lost by Tarina Deaton
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Found in the Lost (Special Forces: Operation Alpha) (The Leonidas Corporation Book 1)

By: Tarina Deaton

5 out of 5 stars

This book was entertaining and a joy to read. It is a romantic suspense and I loved reading a story that includes archeology and mysteries that include past civilizations. The book pulled me in from the start and I didn’t want to put it down. I loved reading about the characters of Kinley and Shane. I grew to care about them with each chapter that I read. I wanted them to find happiness. Will they find the treasure? Someone else want it as well. They will do anything to attain it. What does the future hold for Kinley and Shane? Read this book to find out. The story is fast-paced and will have you on the edge of your seat. The romance that is developing between Kinley and Shane is undeniable. Don’t miss out on a book that is intriguing and will not let you go until the last page. I highly recommend it.

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Found in the Lost (Special Forces: Operation Alpha)(The Leonidas Corporation Book 1) by Tarina Deaton – Review by Jenni Bishop

Found in the Lost (Special Forces: Operation Alpha / The Leonidas Corporation Book 1)Found in the Lost by Tarina Deaton
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Found in the Lost (Special Forces: Operation Alpha) (The Leonidas Corporation Book 1) by Tarina Deaton is a great first book that is right up my ally. I love me some alpha military romance. It is a quick read and is a wild ride through long forgotten Mayan ruins and the hunt for long lost treasures. The suspense and the danger are palpable and it will have your heart pounding as you turn the pages and get lost in the story.

Kinley is going on her first archaeological dig, she is pumped, she is excited, and she is also unaware of the danger that is lurking right at her doorstep. She is responsible for finding something that has been lost for many, many years.

Shane a former Navy SEAL and his mates are on a much needed break and are going to traipse through the jungles of Guatemala. Unfortunately plans change when things become decidedly dangerous for the young woman that they offered a lift to when stranded.

If you are looking for a quick and easy read that ticks all the boxes for entertainment then this is the book to do so. I am so excited to see what Tarina gives us next.

Reviewed by @jennadb

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Found in the Lost (Special Forces: Operation Alpha)(The Leonidas Corporation Book 1) by Tarina Deaton – Review by Angela Hayes

Found in the Lost (Special Forces: Operation Alpha / The Leonidas Corporation Book 1)Found in the Lost by Tarina Deaton
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

 

This book is a perfect example of why and how I fell in love with Ms. Deaton’s writing- and why she is one of my ‘one-click, no questions asked’ authors. Then I discover the story has an archaeological theme, with a treasure hunt- AND special forces operatives- and I was one very happy camper!!!!
Found in the Lost is the first book in The Leonidas Corporation series by Tarina Deaton. It is the start of a new series and if this first book is anything to go by, the series is set to be fantastic. This is also a cross-over into the Special Forces: Operation Alpha series by Susan Stoker. I will definitely be going to check those books out now, too.
Found in the Lost has so much going on in it- in a really superb way. With all the action, adventure, archaeological elements, Mayan ruins, treasure hunting, bandits, suspense, drama, intrigue, trekking through the Guatemalan jungles, betrayal, romance… and so much more that I am having trouble conveying how great this story really is. It would make a fantastic movie- along the lines of Indiana Jones, but with a female archaeologist. It has the feel of Tomb Raider x Indiana Jones x Romancing the Stone- but with its own unique spin and identity- and Ms. Deaton’s wonderful wordsmithing skills which brought everything to life right before my eyes. I was ‘watching’ the story unfold- rather than merely reading it. I was swept up into all the adventure as it unfolded- and I loved every minute. There is also a flirty, fun feel to the story- which balances all the action, danger, and emotive elements so wonderfully well.
I loved everything about this book!! I was all in, enthralled right from the beginning- up until the end of the very last page. I loved the friendly banter, camaraderie and bonds that the characters have- especially Shane and his friends and team. The humour that Ms Deaton was able to infuse into the story had me smiling so hard at times, that my cheeks hurt. There was also some edge of my seat, heart in my mouth moments, where I was caught in a page flipping frenzy, reading along with all the dramatic, tense, and emotive developments- desperately needing to know how everything played out. That’s how invested I was in the characters and their story. I couldn’t put the book down- and read it in one sitting.
So, if you like a suspenseful romantic adventure with some wonderful characters- that’s completely captivating and totally unforgettable. Then this is definitely the book for you.

Thank you, Ms. Deaton!

 

Reviewed by @angelahayes

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Found in the Lost (Special Forces: Operation Alpha)(The Leonidas Corporation Book 1) by Tarina Deaton – Review by Karyn Taylor

Found in the Lost (Special Forces: Operation Alpha / The Leonidas Corporation Book 1)Found in the Lost by Tarina Deaton
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Found In The Lost is the first book in the Leonidas Corporation series by Tarina Deaton. It was my first time reading any of this author’s work and I was very impressed by how good this book was.
I absolutely adored the 2 main characters. Kinley Dunn has recently translated an ancient Mayan script and is now on her way to be part of the dig. This becomes a journey that is fraught with danger, mystery, intrigue, suspense and romance. Former SEAL Shane Ivers is on a relaxing trip exploring Mayan ruins when his path crosses with Kinley. If you are a believer of love at first sight then you’ll love this book as Kinley and Shane are both immediately smitten with each other.
This book is very fast paced and will grab you from the very first page and not let you go. I was totally gripped by this book and didn’t put it down until it was finished. The story flows very well and the characters are realistic and believable. It is certainly not a predictable story as the author throws in a few curveballs that will have you screaming WTF!!
If the rest of this series is anywhere as good as this first book then I’m sure this is going to become one of my favourite series’.

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Found in the Lost (Special Forces: Operation Alpha)(The Leonidas Corporation Book 1) by Tarina Deaton – Review by Madison Degraffenreid

Found in the Lost (Special Forces: Operation Alpha / The Leonidas Corporation Book 1)Found in the Lost by Tarina Deaton
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Found in the Lost (Special Forces: Operation Alpha)(The Leonidas Corporation Book 1) by Tarina Deaton

5-Stars

Found in the Lost (Special Forces: Operation Alpha)(The Leonidas Corporation Book 1) by Tarina Deaton was an exciting, action packed, romantic read. I was hooked from the beginning. The author immediately pulls readers in with the suspicious man at the airport followed shortly after with an attempted attack by bandits. This book was fast paced and easy to read. There was not one dull moment with this adventure. It also included some steamy scenes between main characters Shane and Kinley. Speaking of which, they were developed well and excellent to follow. I loved watching the romance between them build. Also Ace and Phantom were great supporting characters to the story. They were definitely just as attractive and mouth watering as Shane. I really enjoyed this novel and I highly recommend it.

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Found in the Lost (Special Forces: Operation Alpha)(The Leonidas Corporation Book 1) by Tarina Deaton – Review by Kerry Baker

Found in the Lost (Special Forces: Operation Alpha / The Leonidas Corporation Book 1)Found in the Lost by Tarina Deaton
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Found in the Lost by Tarina Deaton is the first book in the Leonidas Corporation series. This is clearly the start of another great series by this author.
First and foremost I loved the feel I got for this book. The instant I read the blurb I was picturing Indiana Jones style scenes of a race against time to find a lost city. E book had an excitement about it that v really draw me in.
I loved the characters as well. They were engaging and easy to get behind. I got lost in their story straight away. This is another great book by an author I have come to really enjoy. I look forward to book 2!

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Found in the Lost (Special Forces: Operation Alpha)(The Leonidas Corporation Book 1) by Tarina Deaton – Review by Debi Kircher

Found in the Lost (Special Forces: Operation Alpha / The Leonidas Corporation Book 1)Found in the Lost by Tarina Deaton
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Found in the Lost (Special Forces: Operation Alpha)(The Leonidas Corporation Book 1) by Tarina Deaton

5 Stars

Tarina Deaton is absolutely one of my favorite authors and I was so excited to grab this book. One negative…It wasn’t long enough. That’s not to say the book needed more, it felt like a complete story, I’m just greedy and wanted more. One of many positives…This is a book 1 which means there’s more to come!

I don’t normally like the instant love thing but the way this one was written it made sense and it still felt real. I’m not at all into archaeology and didn’t really understand all of that but it didn’t matter. The story itself was about an ex navy seal, Shane trying to figure out what is next and Kinley (love that name) an archaeologist who translated an ancient Mayan text, and those that want that information and will do just about anything to get it. This was a fast moving story with a lot of content that moved smoothly and made for an awesome read. I loved both of the main characters and there were others that were part of the Leonidas group that I enjoyed as well and hope that’s the route this series goes so we get to know more about them.

I highly recommend this story as well as anything this author writes, I fell in to her Combat Hearts series and after reading this I’m ready to go back and read those all over again.

LOVED IT!!

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Found in the Lost (Special Forces: Operation Alpha)(The Leonidas Corporation Book 1) by Tarina Deaton – Review by Bobbi Wagner

Found in the Lost (Special Forces: Operation Alpha / The Leonidas Corporation Book 1)Found in the Lost by Tarina Deaton
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This author has the ability to pull me into her story and make it realistic. It is well written story that I had a hard time putting down until the last page. Her characters are well develped, connectable and full of heart. This story has a little bit of everything from emotions to action to some suspense. This is a journey with an ex SEAL and archologist who run into bad guys and don’t forget to add the romance. Engaging story that I highly recommend, my favorite yet.

Review by @bjwagner
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Found in the Lost (Special Forces: Operation Alpha)(The Leonidas Corporation Book 1) by Tarina Deaton

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Found in the Lost (Special Forces: Operation Alpha)(The Leonidas Corporation Book 1) by Author Tarina Deaton
Genre – Military Romance / Romantic Suspense
Page Count – 142 pages
Cover Designer – Lori Loves Books
Crypto archaeologist, Kinley Dunn accomplished the impossible; translating an ancient Mayan text that stumped experts since its discovery hundreds of years ago. Rumored to hold the key to a vast and priceless treasure, Kinley is determined to be part of the discovery until she finds herself stranded in Guatemala without a way to reach her mentor.
Former SEAL Shane Ivers is searching for his purpose, but on this trip his only goal is to relax and catch up with his old teammates while exploring ancient Mayan ruins. What he didn’t count on was the smart and beautiful Kinley falling at his feet—literally.
An offer of a ride turns into a dangerous, heart-pounding trek through the jungle, while a simple vacation attraction develops into something deeper. With the help of The Leonidas Corporation, they’ll race to find the lost Mayan city, but there’s more at stake than priceless treasure and Kinley and Shane could lose more than they bargained for. Because someone wants the secret Kinley holds and will do anything to get it.

~ AMAZON ~

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Tarina is an award-winning author of military and contemporary romance who has spent her entire life in and around the military – first as a dependent and then as an enlisted Air Force member. Her debut novel, Stitched Up Heart, released in September 2016 and hit the number one spot on Amazon’s Top 100 Free Military Romance. She uses her life as inspiration for many of her stories, because truth is stranger (and funnier) than fiction. Tarina is still active duty and a single mom of seven-year-old twins. Her favorite hobby is sleep. She has delusions of retiring from the military and being a stay-at-home mom.

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