Sunny Shelly’s Review: The Alias and the Altar by Lena Hendrix

“I LOVED THIS BOOK SO MUCH. I love Lena’s writing and I’m not kidding when I say her story’s are sooooo easy to get into. There’s just something about them!”

-Goodreads Reviewer

The moment I kissed my wife, I knew I was in trouble.

A stoic, dangerous man with ties to the Mafia has no business keeping a gorgeous ray of sunshine like her, but she was scared and I was desperate.

On the run, we land at a secluded ranch designed to protect federal witnesses. As long as everyone believes we’re married, she won’t have to testify against me for killing the man who put his hands on her.

But the longer we pretend, the lines between fact and fiction begin to blur. My eyes linger a second too long. My hands soften on her skin. My kiss, a little too demanding.

Before I can help it, our pretending extends behind closed doors and our relationship begins to feel very, very real.

My plan is to hide out until I know she’s safe. Set her up for life and disappear, but I’m drawn to the way she breathes life into me without even trying. A better man would walk away.

But I never claimed to be a better man.

𝗚𝗿𝗮𝗯 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗰𝗼𝗽𝘆 𝗻𝗼𝘄 𝗼𝗿 𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗱 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗙𝗥𝗘𝗘 𝗶𝗻 𝗞𝗶𝗻𝗱𝗹𝗲 𝗨𝗻𝗹𝗶𝗺𝗶𝘁𝗲𝗱

➜ geni.us/TAATA

Sunny Shelly’s Review: 5 Stars

The Alias and the Altar is the second book in Lena Hendrix’s Redemption Ranch series, and I absolutely adored everything about Parker and Sienna’s fake marriage romance! We briefly met them at the end of The Badge and The Bad Boy, and I was excited to see what their story was going to be all about once I learned that they had a marriage of convenience!

Sienna and Parker are on the run from his mafia associates back in Chicago, and they head to Redemption Ranch for refuge. The fact that Parker’s brother, Evan, is working there is not coincidental — Parker is hoping for a chance to repair his relationship with Evan and their sister while hiding out at the ranch, which is a front for people in witness protection.

As they are hiding out in Montana, Parker and Sienna slowly begin to get to know each other as more than the waitress and the broody guy who always ordered a meatball parm sandwich. I fell for gruff, grumpy Parker right away and how Sienna brought out a softer side to him. Most of the world saw Parker as an intimidating, tattooed mobster. But with Sienna, he wasn’t afraid to show his vulnerable side — stress cleaning and steamy bodice-ripper romances! And Sienna — she’s lost so much in her life already, I loved that she found a home of her own creation in Parker and his siblings and the rest of the ragtag crew at Redemption Ranch.

TAatA takes place during the time that Evan and Val are split up at the end of The Badge and the Bad Boy, so it was nice seeing Evan being all grumpypants with Val being gone from the ranch. I can’t wait to read Gemma and Scott’s book! Those teases have me hooked!!

I received an advanced copy and voluntarily left a review.

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