Exposed: An Alex Drake Novel by Lexxi James
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Another terrific Alex Drake novel
The first book set the stage giving us a peek at Alex Drake and making us want more. He was so mysterious and commanding, yet vulnerable as well. He wants Madison Taylor to get to know him for 30 days before he tells her his secrets because he thinks they might scare her away and he wants her to be too involved to make it easy for her to run.
I can see his point, we already know that he has anxiety which is most likely some form of PTSD because he was in the war. That is a difficult thing to deal with especially considering she has some of the same, because she lost her brother in the same war.
Lexxi James really steps up in this book with the emotions. She shows different ways of dealing with PTSD, aside from what she included in the first book. In the first book and reinforced in this one were the self defense and tactical training courses which help to transition people from military to living at home as well as making them feel safer. Some other methods of dealing with PTSD are shown in this book but I won’t give away spoilers.
The romance between Alex and Madison also heats up in this book as they grow closer and more intimate. This book is extremely steamy and very erotic but not smutty at all. It is sizzling but definitely two people who are falling in love and expressing their affection for each other.
The supporting characters are perfect. Paco, returns as Alex’s friend and go to guy and he has a special connection with Madison so they get along great together. TRex (a.k.a. Ted and Rex, the IT guys make an appearance again), as well as some new characters. There is not a cliffhanger, but a blurb about the next book which sounds ah-mazing. I can’t wait!
Thanks to Lexxi James for providing me with an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
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